When I managed and represented bands and musicians in a prior life, I would ask them what their plans were for the immediate future and five years down the line. For myself, I always hated being asked where I see myself in 5 years, largely because I hate planning that far ahead and usually have no idea where I will be in 5 years, let alone 5 months. Also in the past, I have been lucky to fall into opportunities that navigate my future.
For example, when my first band broke up, our home club would hit me up to play and when he found out my band was broken up and I was sending him friends' bands, he helped me basically create my first company of managing and booking bands (Rob Katz). Or when I won an appeal and accidentally created new law as a new lawyer, I converted my new found credibility as a lawyer into the option of working part time as a lawyer to pursue my music business.
With comedy, its been a tough ride trying to find the next opportunities with the lofty goals I have, especially at my age and starting this career later than 99% of my peers. That being said, I have throw enough crap at the wall to see what will stick and am starting to see some rays of light. Still looking for help and management as always, but enjoying the ride a little more these days. Hope to see you on the road, or if you can't see a live show, go check out my DryBar special online (Comcast has the channel!) or share my scheduled dates in St. Paul, Chicago, Naples, Boca Raton this month.. #careerchange #plan #standupcomedy #journeytosuccess
Paul Farahvar is a comedian hailing from Chicago, Ill.
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