A little inspiration goes a long way. In this case, all the way to Zambia. The inspiration I’m talking about is Megan Bloemker.
Born in a small town in Illinois, USA, Megan chose to leave family and the comforts of the wealthiest nation in the world to travel to a strange land. There she would live to serve needy children.
Megan is a hero to me. To me she blows Mother Theresa away. She works for an organization called Arise Africa. I am proud to call her my friend.
I’m sure that Megan is doing what she’s doing because she feels called to do this. I know she loves it, because she’s been doing it for quite some time. I love it when she posts pictures on facebook of the children she is impacting. These are her fans. You see, Megan is a rock star of different sorts.
Megan is having an incredible impact on the lives of many children. She is building and nurturing relationships that will last a lifetime. Who knows what these kids will grow up to be because of Megan’s love and dedication.
These are not just acts of selfless love that she’s doing. It’s an entire lifestyle. Giving to others is her life.
This inspires me as a musician. If there was any selfish ambition in my approach to using the gifts I have been given, it melts away when I think of Megan. I realize that what I’ve been given is meant to serve others and have an impact on them.
I might not be a household name. I might not be known the world over. But if I have a few fans that I can build life-long relationships with, I’ll know I’ve made a difference.
That’s why I’m so grateful for the things I’ve learned when it comes to marketing myself as a musician. I don’t see it as a way to conquer the world. I see it as a way to find and connect with the people that I was meant to serve.
Here’s to building relationships with your fans – wherever in the world they may be.