What is an Impresario?

Screen Shot 2014-01-24 at 9.11.42 AMYou guessed it….I am still going through all my favorite excerpts in Seth Godin’s “The Icarus Deception.”  This definition of “impresario” is something to consider for whatever you do in life.

“An impresario is someone who organizes, who invents, who creates art projects, who spins something out of nothing, using insight and connection more than money.”

“The impresario puts on a show, weaving together nothing and ending up with everything. The first impresarios put on opera performances. They found the talent, booked the theater, hung signs, and sold tickets. No impresario, no music.”

“The impresario is a pathfinder. She’s the person who figures out what to do next – and then does it. She improvises.”

“When someone cares enough to connect and lead and initiate, it doesn’t matter where she works or what her job title is; she’s doing an art project and flying higher than the rest of us……The impresario takes what’s available and makes magic.”

“It’s not necessarily about the money or even a business, and it’s certainly not about building an industrial empire. It might merely be about the joy of doing art.”

“No, we’re not all entrepreneurs, not at all. But we are all able to be artists, and all artists are impresarios.”

So start something today…..Figure it out…make connections….make the calls….ask questions…..learn from it….Repeat!

I hope this inspires you to make some magic happen in your life!

Until next time, “Be Inspired to Create!” #bi2c ~Maria



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