We have apps that tell us what music to listen to, shows to watch, clothes to wear, things to buy and on and on – known as social influencers.
This semester which starts in less than a month, I will be encouraging my NYU music students to cultivate being their own influencers unlocking their creativity and that of others.
The music business relies heavily on the popularity of artists and songs.
It’s a fine balance that also shows up in relationships.
When we try too hard to please, we often lose who we are.
Dale Carnegie used to say that the best liked person is the one who shows interest in others not themselves.
As social influencers disappoint or miss the mark, being a social activator never does.
The person who can focus 100% interest in another is the most powerful person they will ever be.
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