Tag Archives: J. Michael Dolan

SPARS Blog with J. Michael Dolan | All Together Now

Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs… ALL TOGETHER NOW (Read time 1:03) When I was the hot-shot, top dog, head honcho, know-it-all, smart-ass publisher at MCI, “proofreading” was everything. A few days before we launched … Continue reading

SPARS Blog with J. Michael Dolan | Every Single Day

Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs… EVERY SINGLE DAY (Read time 0:51)  Mike Bloomfield said: “I practiced guitar in my bedroom for four hours a day, every single day, from the time I was seven to … Continue reading

SPARS Blog with J. Michael Dolan | O Captain! My Captain!

Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs… O Captain! My Captain! (Read time 0:57) According to Google, the FAA, popular belief, and Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers), many plane crashes are the result of pilot/captain error. And most … Continue reading

SPARS Blog with J. Michael Dolan | The Workhorse and the Filly

Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs…   THE WORKHORSE AND THE FILLY (Read time 0:21) The “Old Work Horse” is right when he says, “You must reinforce your art, your business and your life with the … Continue reading

SPARS Blog with J. Michael Dolan | Keep your boots muddy

Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs… KEEP YOUR BOOTS MUDDY (Read time 0:37) Rally your team, alert your band mates and summon your board members! If you’re in this for the long haul you must … Continue reading

SPARS Blog with J. Michael Dolan | When UR Best Effort Fails

Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs… When UR Best Effort Fails (Read time 0:29) It’s a hard pill to swallow–especially after giving it long hours of hard work. Whether it’s a new product, service, book, … Continue reading

SPARS Blog with J. Michael Dolan | Steep Climb

Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs… STEEP CLIMB (Read time 0:27) Set a goal, hit the mark. Set another one, achieve that too. Congratulations! Problem is, we continue to trudge along day after day, in … Continue reading

SPARS Blog with J. Michael Dolan | Silence of Champions

Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs… SILENCE OF CHAMPIONS (Read time 1:13) Watch them, study them, read their facial expressions and body language—learn from them. When you study an Olympic champion you’re watching pure, poetic … Continue reading

SPARS Blog with J. Michael Dolan | Why it’s not working

Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs… WHY IT’S NOT WORKING (Read time 0:31) • You didn’t do the research or homework. • You overestimated the payoff and underestimated the cost. • You let your personal … Continue reading

SPARS Blog with J. Michael Dolan | Choose One

Excerpted from J. Michael Dolan’s Blogs & Stories | for Artists and Entrepreneurs… CHOOSE ONE (Read time 1:09)  We stand alone at this very moment right on the edge of an unknown future which is staring us right back in the face, … Continue reading