The Rockstar Mentor Podcast
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Welcome to the Rockstar Mentor podcast. The podcast to inspire you and bring you the kickstart you need to CRUSH it in the art industry. We’ll bring you creative insights, inspiring interviews and valuable resources, art marketing along with decades of experience to provide you the strategic approach to unleash your creative talents and rock your inner entrepreneur.
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Ep. 043 Ask no questions, get no answers!
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Episode 43: You ask no questions and you will get no answers I am sure that you all have heard this term "ask no questions and you will get no answers" and I will tell you firsthand and foremost is that it's true. If you want to know something, don't expect people to read your mind. If you want to accomplish something you go out and you do it. I will tell you based on my experience that none of the things that I have accomplished have come to me by way of a silver platter. Nope. Zip zero. Does not happen. Nope. Not ever. if you want to know something you go out can you grab it by the "you know what: and you make it happen. You need to be tenacious. For example, I wanted to do a fundraiser years ago with a specific film director in Hollywoo, so what did I do? Did I mess around and tap dance around the idea adn wait for it to happen? No, I picked up the phone, I made the phone call, I established the connection and asked for the meeting. Not only did we have the meeting but it was a successful meeting. And the project was scheduled and completed. Another sample is back in the mid 90s I wanted to do an art exhibit of Lucille Ball and I located the perfect photograph of Lucille Ball that I wanted to use the artwork. Off I went to work researching who to call to get the permission to use the image. I ended up calling up the publisher of the book and I got some very stuffy guy in Manhattan who listened to my request. Needless to say I was quickly down, he proceeded to tell me that these type of request go through many steps and processes and it may require hundreds or thousands of dollars and lots of letters back-and-forth to acheive the permission. I will tell you that based on that feedback most people would have just drop the idea and never gone through with the project. But I am tenacious. I thought about it and then I realized why don't I just go straight to the source of who photographed the image, the publishing company had to get permission from somebody, so why don't I just go there. Now I will remind you that this was back in 1996-1997 there was not the Internet that you are familiar with today, large there were no big large containers full of data with bottomless pits that you can dig out just about any information. I did a little research on the photog