“You’re lucky if you have a job that is ‘just work’, but more often your life is with your job. Fred Auzenne says Choose something that means something to you.”
My dad, who was my business mentor before he passed away when I was young. I apply this advice by doing what I love and making sure I do things that are meaningful to me.
I wanted to be a pop star once upon a time, so I started singing lessons at age 13. That was the beginning of my love for music. When I worked at BMG Music (this is how long ago it was), I began working with other musicians and songwriters who were just as passionate about music as I was. I realized that what made me happy wasn’t being a pop star, but rather working with people who loved music just as much as I and making sure that the songs we were creating would hopefully touch people on some level.
What do you believe sets you apart from others in your field? How do you separate yourself from the pack?
I believe that my work ethic and life experiences set me apart. Like everyone else, I’ve gone through some difficult times in my life due to circumstances out of my control, but it only made me more passionate about what I do and who I am. For many years, I was working in the dark as well, just hoping that I would get discovered. Since then, I have poured my heart and soul into what I do because it’s what makes me happy knowing that there are people out there who appreciate my work is humbling.
I believe this sets me apart from the pack – having the heart to continue, even after being told I may not make it says Fred Auzenne.
What is your proudest professional moment to date? What was your greatest personal success and how did you celebrate it?
My proudest work moment would be the first time I sang at Madison Square Garden. I remember how nervous I was, but also how confident I felt that all of my hard work was paying off. I celebrated by taking the stage at my favorite Broadway show, Wicked, and attending an event with some of the biggest names in the business.
What advice would you offer to someone who wants to follow in your footsteps?
Be passionate about what you do. Always give 100% effort.
What has been your biggest professional challenge and how did you overcome or solve it?
Depression – it’s something I think we all go through at some point, but many of us don’t know how to deal with. This was a huge challenge for me because I wasn’t sure who to talk to or where to go. I started going to a therapist and that really helped me overcome this.
The best piece of business advice that I ever received was from my father. He told me to always be honest with people because they will eventually find out anyway. This advice has served me well in both my personal and professional life. I try to always be truthful with others, even if it is difficult because I believe that it is the right thing to do. I think that this approach has helped me to build trust with the people that I work with and it has also resulted in some successful business relationships explains Fred Auzenne.
Do you have any final thoughts or advice to share with our readers?
I would like to encourage everyone to always try to learn as much as they can about the world in which they live. There are so many ways to gain access to knowledge these days, whether it is through books, the internet or simply talking with others. The more that I learn about how other people think and work, the better decisions I can make for myself and my family.
I would like to thank Anna for conducting this interview and taking the time to learn about my business. Also, I wish her and all of her readers continued success with their own businesses!
I would like to thank Anna for conducting this interview and taking the time to learn about Bill’s business. I am sure that everyone who reads this will be able to take away some useful advice from it. We wish you all the best with your own businesses!
Bill’s proudest professional moment to date was singing at Madison Square Garden says Fred Auzenne. He overcame a great professional challenge in the form of depression and offers advice on how to deal with it. He encourages readers to learn as much as they can about the world around them. Finally, he thanks Anna for conducting the interview and offers parting words of wisdom.