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I’ve had a lot of ups and downs in the preparation for launching this site. I intended to launch it a year ago and ended up changing my plans several times before I felt like I was ready.

I went on an adventure that was originally going to involve a month or two in Mexico, working from my laptop and focusing on this site.

I ended up spending a full 6 months traveling. I spent more money than I probably should have and I wound up with no new website.

So was it all a mistake because it didn’t turn out how I intended?

Hell no.

This website will be better because of what I’ve learned and experienced over the past year.

I also have to admit that I write this with a mind somewhat preoccupied with the concern that this site isn’t going to be perfect out of the gate and that I haven’t had enough time to really dial it in all the way.

I have a lot of ideas that I want to implement and a part of me wants to have it perfect from day one. It’s not going to be, and that’s OK. If it had to be perfect it would never see the light of day.

So I’m reminded of Miles Davis’ quote as I finally launch this site. Nothing is perfect and everything is perfect at the same time. Not making mistakes isn’t what’s important. Learning, evolving and helping musicians is what’s important to me.

So that’s my take. What does this quote mean to you?


Scott James
Scott James

Scott James is a guitar player with a background in sales and web design. His clients have included Ritchie Kotzen, Kenny Lee Lewis of the Steve Miller Band and hit songwriter Jeff Silbar. Recent project include the Viral Music Player which he programmed and co-created with fellow blogger/marketer John Oszajca. Scott began blogging on his site IndependentRockstar.com in 2009 and has since written some of the most popular posts for CD Baby’s DIY Musician and Disc Makers’ Echoes blog. Scott has studied guitar and music theory with Chris Broderick of Megadeth. He has also received a diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming from Dr. Wyatt Woodsmall and is currently in training for Myers-Briggs profiling certification with Antonia Dodge and Camronn Huff as well as studying entrepreneurship, personal development and various personality profiling systems under the guidance of mentor Giovanni Cavalieri.

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