I’ve been thinking a lot about what one of my mentors spoke to me years ago. He said, “Mervin step out and do what God has placed in your heart.” The key part of that encouragement was two simple words… STEP OUT!
Do you have a vision burning in your heart? STEP OUT! Is there a business idea you’ve been sitting on for years? STEP OUT! You don’t have everything figured out as yet? STEP OUT!
In 2015, I stepped out to record my first full-length album titled ‘Break Free.’ I didn’t have all the money to record but I had enough for one song; so I stepped out and started. The money then came for the second song and then the third and just like that, song after song, I was able to record a full-length project.
After the album was finished, the time came to promote it and get it into people’s hands. I didn’t have the money to duplicate CDs, but I had enough to buy USB drives… So I stepped out with what I had and I was able to sell enough USB of my music to raise the money to duplicate the full album.
Finally, it was time to do a concert to launch the album. While again I didn’t have the finance needed, I learned quickly I had the resource needed in my network of friends and partners. Together a team of us pulled off one of the concerts I’m still proud of.
To sum it all up:
- STEP OUT
- TAKE IT ONE STEP AT A TIME
- TAP INTO YOUR NETWORK.