I attended a great Cello Concert with Daniel Sperry last night. He was sharing how his Internet marketing career (and everything else in his life) turned to shit. He cello playing is the only thing that emerged, and the only thing that people kept encouraging him to do. Shortly after he decided to take this on as his full-time gig, a woman at one of his in-home concerts offered him $10K to buy a proper cello.
It occurs to me that it takes a lot of courage to let everything else fall away. How do we know when it’s time to surrender our will and let go into something greater? Following this one thing for Daniel—or for any of us—is no guarantee that he will prosper (or even keep his head above water). That’s where faith enters in to the equation, and with faith comes grace. Grace, in this case looks like a patron showing up out of the blue, offering to replace a rented cello with a magnificent cello of you own.
In addition to a lot of praise last night, Daniel also received half a dozen new connections to potential hosts for his house concerts along his Irrational Beauty tour route. I love to see the efficiency of the Divine.