Achieving your dreams is never as easy as you want it to be. There are endless obstacles and at times, it may seem close to impossible to accomplish what you set out to do. For English producer Gareth Emery, this was especially true during the early days of his career.
Ringing in the new year with empowering words about following your dreams, Emery posted a heartfelt message on Facebook for all of his fans. Long before his days of performing at big name festivals, Emery started out broke how many people do: broke and struggling to get bookings. He stated that his closest friends and family encouraged him to throw in the towel and find a real job—even his agent advised him to choose a different career.
But that didn’t stop him from working hard and doing everything in his power to make sure that he followed his heart. By taking a step back and analyzing what it was that dragged him down, Emery realized that his own laziness prevented him from truly succeeding in being a DJ. Once that problem was clear to see, he set out to resolve his issues and really begin his career.
Flash forward ten years and now he is bigger than ever. With a beautiful wife supporting him and a devoted fan base, Emery now runs his own radio show Electric For Life, is a resident DJ at Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub in Las Vegas, and performs at big-name festivals such as Ultra, EDC, and Insomniac’s newest festival brand Dreamstate, an event devoted entirely to trance. This just goes to show that dreams are achievable as long as you put in hard work and keep believing in yourself.
To read his full story, check out his Facebook post below.