While we were in Nashville, for a photography convention, my friend Jodi and I went to the Johnny Cash museum. The first thing I saw as we walked into the exhibit was this old beat up guitar, with a dollar bill tucked under the strings. I noticed the handwritten information card and was struck by 2 things.
First it was written in Johnny Cash’s handwriting. How strange it must be to write your own information cards for a museum about you.
The second thing I noticed was what the card said. “My first “professional” guitar”, and I was reminded that even Johnny Cash was a beginner. He started out on this guitar and became one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In fact (according to the museum) Cash is one of the few recording artists to have hits on every form of music media from records, to 8-track tapes, to CD’s and digital downloads.
I had to get a photo of the guitar and information card because I need the reminder it’s ok to be a beginner. I have so many big dreams and goals in life. I’m constantly trying to be farther into my journey than I actually am.
While at the photography convention, Jodi and I had several conversations about business and goals while in Nashville. And wonderful friend that she is, she told me some hard truths. She helped me walk through slowing myself down so I can set some goals to move my business forward.