On the morning of June 9th of this year, you could not have told me that I would write a book about a rock ‘n roll band beginning that night. You could not have convinced me with any powers of persuasion that one little concert would convince me to not only write one book about a fictitious rock band (“Nobody’s Girl”), but that it would also lead to a minimum of two other books as well (“Drop Dead Daisy” and the yet unnamed third book). And there’s no way that you could have told me that one Beatles Tribute band would convince me, a musician myself, to change my entire view of music.
But…all this happened because of one concert, and two new friends, Rich & Tom, members of the Beatles Tribute Band, Beatlemania Again. Sure, I don’t know these guys all that well, and I didn’t even meet them that night I first saw them. But something about the presence of those specific four guys on stage that night captured my imagination. And a few weeks later, I was able to catch them in concert again, and was able to meet some of the guys. And ever since then, they probably wish they didn’t know me…I ask too many questions. But, I’m grateful for them allowing me into their lives, even just a tiny bit, with my questions about music and life. My books wouldn’t be the same without them (well, they wouldn’t exist without them). And my world would be different without them.
So today’s tip is this: step outside of your own little world–your comfort zone–and go meet some people you never thought you’d have anything in common with. You might just discover that you really do. And that you like it.