I'm Bobby Tsui and I run The Same Circle Method, the one and only marketing accelerator for interior designers.
How this accelerator was born was simply out of necessity for my clients back in 2012 when I ran my marketing agency for the built environment, while forging ahead a personal mission...for my own sanity.
Let me explain, while turning back time just a little farther...
April 2007, to be exact.
The year Lady Gaga first signed with Interscope Records, the label where I landed a coveted marketing job.
I was also moonlighting as an intern engineer at Westlake Recording studio, which had been Michael Jackson’s favorite stomping grounds.
You see, I had agendas stacked upon agendas. If I couldn't get through the front, I would get in from the side.
I planned to use my label connections to make it big as a super music producer who produced for artists like Beyonce.
I had the perfect setup to get my voice out there (not as a singer, but as a producer. The so called "Voice" doesn't play favorites), to be seen, heard, and release my demo.
My friends encouraged me.
“Bobby, you’re going to CRUSH IT! Your dreams are finally coming true!”
I smiled back, but inside I silently resented their words.
Sure, I could see and develop talent in others, but I was petrified of putting myself out there.
I’d changed identities so often (to protect my inner child) that I didn’t know who I was anymore.
Who was the world going to know? Which version of me did I want to make permanent? I didn't know, so I limited myself… for years.
Have you ever died a death by a thousand cuts?
I have. And it’s not pretty.