When you hear someone with true passion speak, you know it. And some of the most passionate people out there are artists and musicians. Today’s guest is one of those people, but he comes at his passion from a perspective you might not expect, that of a teacher. Mike Johnston is a very accomplished drummer. He’s played before tens of thousands of people, but he left that “dream” of every musician to become what he was truly passionate about: a teacher. Hear his inspiring story and some incredible business insights as well, on this episode of Crank It Up!
Leaving the “Dream” life.
Every Jr. High or High School kid who picks up a guitar or a pair of drumsticks at least initially has that crazy dream to become a star. Some of them go on to pursue that marker of success and many wish they had. Today’s guest understands those compulsions and even had the desire himself at one point. But when he realized that playing front of 10,000 people was not big thrill for him, something inside chan