This is #27 of 108 Ways to Livin’ the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny and delicious moment at a time!
#27 of 108: Discover Justin Bieber…and The Beatles!
On November 9, 1961, Brian Epstein, the 27-year-old owner of Liverpool’s popular North End Music Store, walked from his shop, through an alley and down the stone stairs to a local club called the Cavern.
Epstein came to see a young band, after a customer asked if he stocked the record for their single “Bonnie.”
Arriving at the club, Epstein was annoyed with the crowd and regretted going.
Then the band started playing.
Although “put off by the band’s primitive stage habits,” Epstein was interested in some raw quality that he could not put a finger on.
Brian Epstein was not a manager but figured, hey there’s talent there, maybe I can do something with it. After the gig, he poked his head backstage and asked if this band needed a manager.
2,303,500,000 albums sales later…it’s a good thing Brian Epstein went with his gut and signed The Beatles.
From talent manager Scooter Braun discovering Justin Bieber videos on YouTube to baseball scout Dick Grouch being the first to lay eyes on Yankee legend Derek Jeter…
…as Elbert Hubbard said, “It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.”
It’s All Around You
You might not have an eye for talent, but when you see someone good at something, let them know it!
Your compliment might just be the straw that breaks their insecurity’s back, sending that person spiraling forward into a booming career.
For every legendary story like The Beatles, there’s another story of talent gone awry because the person lacked the confidence or support to keep truckin’.
There’s talent around you all the time. From a sibling to a parent to a random street musician.
Say something! Today!
I believe part of our evolution requires passing certain tests in the Karmic Code (many of which I’m stilling studying for). Such tests include:
- >> how to endure heartbreak with grace
- >> how to move money through your life and into the lives of others
- >> how to trust in something greater than the ego
And…how to recognize God-given ability and in the pinball game of life, be a “flipper” that propels talent forward rather than a “bumper” that knocks talent down the gutter.
I’m hard at work in putting together my little plan on how to save the world.
The Manifesto: Restore value to the little moments in your day
>>When enjoying the morning—instead of reaching for the phone, reach for your kid.
>>When taking in a beautiful summer night—instead of a video, take a breath.
>>When eating dinner—instead of TV, how about a some good ol’ fashioned conversation.
Are you feelin it? I struggle with it too. So let’s push each other! We can do better…
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Editor: Lynn Hasselberger
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