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A Petty Reminder


A PETTY REMINDER 
A Guest Post by J Michael Dolan

I wrote this line in a story a while back and I'm constantly reminded that it's worth repeating: 

"Pettiness is something up with which I will not put!" 

Petty conversations, petty thoughts, petty movies, petty books, petty television, petty emails, petty errands, petty websites, petty news,
petty people, petty bloggers, petty, petty, petty.


When you stop putting up with the pettiness in your life, people start to take you seriously. And when that happens, things begin to move forward a little—sometimes a lot!

There are so many important things to do, so many great ideas waiting to be born, so many things to fix, so many things to invent, so many great songs to compose, so many inspiring scripts to pitch, so many jaw-dropping start-ups to launch, so many ways to contribute, so many ways to make a difference, so many people to help, and so many opportunities to create entertainment that inspires and products & services that matter. It seems a shame to trade our precious time for petty distractions.


Best selling (amazon) author J. Michael Dolan continues to augment a successful entertainment industry career, which has spanned over 40 years—covering all aspects of the business, including writing, publishing, coaching, consulting, teaching, producing, photography, graphic arts, digital media and performing. In the late 60’s and early 70’s Michael worked at literally every major motion picture studio and every major television network in Hollywood, gaining valuable knowledge and experience along the way.

In 1977, Michael founded Music Connection magazine, a music business trade publication distributed in bookstores and newsstands from coast to coast. The publication quickly became a “must read” for industry executives, and a trusted advocate for musicians and songwriters, who promptly dubbed it “the musician’s bible.” Shortly thereafter, Michael created Songwriter Connection magazine, which became part of the MC family of invaluable products and services. That publication was later sold to a privately held company.

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