How many hipsters does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Some number you probably havenât heard of yet.
Hipster culture and the ego invested in being the first to know about obscure new bands, trends, and facial hair stylings has made its way into the consciousness of brands and comedians alike. I would say itâs gone mainstream, but donât want to offend my barista. Â Despite more plaid than a lumberjack convention, there are some take aways for your career that can only come from the perspective of that band youâve never heard of from Williamsburg.
1) Realize no one actually knows who you are: Yes, I know that you have a couple thousand Twitter followers and recently made an appearance on the this weekâs Top 100 âFill-In-The-Blankâ slideshow from Business Insider. But, just remember, the only people that thought that list was as cool as you did were the other 99 people with their egos temporarily stroked.
2) Pay attention to and give serious love to those that do: There are folks out there that are serious fans of yours. They are the ones that would show up to your concert even if it was on Staten Island. They see something in you before everyone else does, so reward that and let them in on some of your âunreleased tracks.â
3) Donât lose your street cred because someone from Hollywood told you to: As more people notice your work and the hustle that you bring everyday, there are going to be people that ask you to make a change. Maybe it is from one job to the next or how your perform in your current role with the promise of big stages to come. It might be your break, but, donât sell out because someone waved a shiny object at you.
4) Donât miss out on a true opportunity because youâre being ironic: While selling out is never a good option, evolving your craft is. The further up the ladder you climb, the more access youâll have to experts and mentors who have made it. Be open to their advice and donât miss out on the chance to make your work better just because youâre being ironic in your effort to not sell out.
5) Always remember why you got into the business: There will always be a new craze that comes along that will give instant fame to those that figured it out first. But, just because you didnât auto-tune your way to a promotion is no reason to change the work that you do. Lock in on the core of why you believe your work stands out and stands up to what anyone else is doing. Â Build everything in your career around that belief. Stand for something and attract, reward, and grow with others that stand for the same thing.
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