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The Entrepreneurial Instinct: How Everyone Has the Innate Ability to Start a Successful Small Business by Mehta Monica

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CHAPTER 7

Turning Off Your Red Light

If starting a successful entrepreneurial venture is challenging, imagine the difficulty of rising to the top of the pack in the cutthroat music business where luck is often as important as talent, and success can seem completely arbitrary.

Long before they became superstars, some of the greatest performers of our time believed that God had preordained their success. Rock journalist and bestselling author Neil Strauss has spent 20 years conducting interviews with the biggest acts in music for Rolling Stone and The New York Times. He finds that superstar performers often believe that it was God’s plan for them to be famous, just as it was His plan that you and I not be famous. Conversely, Strauss finds that ...

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