When Big Boys Cry- A Story of Art and Tears

When Big Boys Cry- A Story of Art and Tears

A year ago, I stumbled across Naval’s teachings. 

He made me realize that I had a stack of skills that I had developed in the last 30 years of my life that I was undervaluing.

Naval essentially gave me permission to create and build my intellectual property library. Teevee IP- I like the sound of that.

In the year since then, I’ve written and sketched almost daily. I didn’t realize it, but I started to build a reputation of some sort along the way. 

I feel like a kid and having so much fun.  If I go a day without sharing something- I feel a bit off. Empty. 

Several weeks ago, I had a couple of people interested in buying some of my work. Then my art teacher encouraged me to productize my hand lettering as a font that I could sell. 

Whoa. My lettering? My art?

He asked: Hey Teevee, have you made a dollar online yet? 

I scoffed and said: Bro, I’ve made a living online as a digital marketer for over ten years. 

But then I thought deeper. He was really asking if I had made money from my art online. 

This. This I had not done. Not ever.

I felt the little boy inside of me start to jump up and down. Our eyes welled up. We whimpered. And then liquid-like substance began to flow from our eyeballs. 

“What’s happening? Why am I crying?”

It took me a minute, but then it became apparent. 

The little boy who decided to be an artist as a career felt valued. Someone was willing to give their hard-earned money in exchange for ownership of his stories and art. 

That just hit different, and I started crying again. 

I’ve lived an interesting life and have a mountain of stories to be shared and illustrated. Little Teevee and Big Teevee can’t wait to share them all. 

LFG!

 

Teevee Aguirre

Teevee is an insanely funny and humble man who has traveled the world in his mind at least a dozen times since his imagination began to bloom at the tender age of 31. You can find him making a dent in the universe by sharing his lessons on parenting, marketing, manhood, relationships, leadership and whatever else tickles his fancy.