Hello New Job. Farewell Comfort Zone.

RemarkableJohn Green wrote it perfectly. “What’s the point in being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”

Today was my first day at my new job as an artist management assistant at KMGMT. It’s normal to feel a little nervous when starting a new position, but this one makes me feel like I’m jumping out of an airplane while feeling unsure about whether or not my parachute will open.

I have a background in journalism and digital media, not artist management. I have a background in music business as well, but it’s an industry with a lot of nuts and bolts. I’m here hoping to figure out how everything functions and fits together. This is one of the reasons I’m thrilled to work with the KMGMT team. Working with them means I have the ability to gain hands-on experience with the guidance of people who are always on their A-game. Then there’s the bigger picture of helping my boss and musicians with less-than-glamourous, but important, components of their career.

My comfort zone is so far away that I can’t even see it anymore, but comfort zones are boring.

Have you lived outside of your comfort zone lately?

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