“Don’t quit your day job” is a statement that is often used to discourage people from chasing their dreams outside of this the 9-5 work sphere. These often are people who don’t believe in you but this episode is titled that way because I want to explore what happens in 2019 there are so many opportunities at your fingers tips through the internet that you never HAVE to leave your desk. So why is quitting our day jobs a mark of success? What if your job is something that you enjoy doing are inspired by and fulfilled but you’re passions outside of it fulfill you in a different way?
It’s part of the conversation we explored today with my whole me Alexander Fruchter who is the founder and head of Closed Sessions a record label that started as a compilation project and has turned into a full-blown indie label with releases from some of the best known up and coming artists in the Chicago music scene. Their newest release Legacy Legacy by the artist Jamila Woods is out right now.
At the same time, Alexander is running a record label he also is a professor Columbia College teaching students about the music industry and has a unique dichotomy between having to between teacher and a practitioner.
So maybe “don’t quit your day job” can be much more literal and positive statement if you enjoy what you’re doing. Especially if you’re giving back by teaching.