“What we know matters, but who we are matters more. Being rather than knowing requires showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” ~ Brene Brown
I came across an amazing analogy in Bruce Springsteen's autobiography 'Born to Run', in which he emphasized that his success and longevity of his band, along with the connection he had with his fans, came about because he recognized what it required to be in the 'Showbiz': You're in the “business of SHOWING...not TELLING.”
I say this, not as a 'how-to-make-friends-and-be-famous' shtick, but I do feel that there is a certain appeal towards musicians, such as Bruce, that we can learn from and integrate into our own lives. They have found their authentic voice and are willing to share it with others. They're pitch may not be perfect, but maybe because of that, we appreciate them even more.
Diederik Wolsak is program director at Choose Again