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Well, they had to start somewhere.

Here’s what Paul McCartney says about The Beatles:

There are only four people who knew what the Beatles were about anyway.

Well, from the images of screaming Beatles fans, you’d think that all of them knew what The Beatles were about. And with over 2 million album sales and over 2 billion iTunes singles, according to Statistic Brain, those people knew what The Beatles were about too.

But the truth?

They played about 300 shows in a tiny pub in Liverpool, according to They played and played and played, perfecting their performance and their music.

Hard work?

Nah. These guys were musicians through and through. They wrote their own songs, practiced, and crafted their own style and sound.

Why else would they win 11 Grammy Awards?

The Beatles didn’t quit what they were doing because they weren’t making enough money. They kept at it because they knew something inside them was pushing them on.

Here’s what John Lennon says about it:

You make your own dream. That’s the Beatles’ story, isn’t it? That’s Yoko’s story. That’s what I’m saying now. Produce your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It’s quite possible to do anything, but not to put it on the leaders and the parking meters. Don’t expect Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan or John Lennon or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and do it for you. You have to do it yourself. That’s what the great masters and mistresses have been saying ever since time began. They can point the way, leave signposts and little instructions in various books that are now called holy and worshipped for the cover of the book and not for what it says, but the instructions are all there for all to see, have always been and always will be. There’s nothing new under the sun. All the roads lead to Rome. And people cannot provide it for you. I can’t wake you up. You can wake you up. I can’t cure you. You can cure you. – John Lennon.


And what we often dismiss as “daydreaming,” is the actual wake up call.

One of my biggest thrills for me still is sitting down with a guitar or a piano and just out of nowhere trying to make a song happen. – Paul McCartney

And that’s the secret to success.

If you want a job/career/business you love, you have to find out what you want to do.

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