Many years ago during a restaurant lunch with iconic music producer Tony Bongiovi who began his career in Motown and ultimately engineered or produced albums for legends like Gloria Gaynor, Jimi Hendrix, The Ramones, Talking Heads, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, Goo Goo Dolls and others, the waiter recognized Tony. Gushing with enthusiasm, he starting telling Tony about his musical career and asked for a career tip.  Tony, with his typical dry delivery said: “Don’t quit your day job.” ✨

Being only about 24 at the time, I though his answer was abrupt. Maybe even dismissive or rude.✨

But, now at 60? I think it was and is a priceless piece of advice. ✨Many people want to do new things — yet they think they either have to stop what they’re doing to start (quit their day job) or they believe they have to wait until some unknown day in the future to start acting on their dreams. ✨

Why not start whatever you want to do now — while you have that day job?✨

I run multiple businesses. I’m grateful that I can and do. Together they give me balance — and actually reduce my stress.  Often one seems to do better financially than another — yet I don’t worry because rarely are they all slow or exploding at the same time. ✨

Life has an interesting way of keeping things balanced as long as we choose to act boldly and move in the direction of our dreams…while keeping stress levels low because we kept our day jobs! ✨

I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience — the author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook and TurboCharged: The SilverDisobedience Edition (available at amazon!) ✨ I’m a Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People.  Modeling info at Wilhelmina Models New York —other info in my bio & on my websites. Shirt by JNBY.US at Roni Rabl