by Ray Martinez
I had the opportunity to entertain at a wedding this year on Super Bowl Sunday. While many people treat this day like a national or religious holiday, it’s just another day for me to get closer to reaching my goals.
As a DJ, I view bookings not only as an opportunity to perform, but also as a chance to make contacts at venues.
At this particular job I met a wonderful Catering Director and a vendor with an Espresso Bar. What’s the big deal to a guy who doesn’t even drink coffee? Well, during our conversation, the owner of the Espresso Bar told me that the only time he can find good help is when people need money.
A Mobile DJ AND A Coffee Server
It turned out that the following week he needed help serving at a convention. Guess who was there working? You guessed it, yours truly. I can just hear it now, “Ray Mar, you’ve got a brilliant career as a DJ/Entertainer with credentials a mile long, why would you lower yourself to serve Espresso and Latte’s?”
Italy Here I Come!
The reason is simple. This upcoming September, I will be celebrating my 15th wedding anniversary with my bride Zoila. I want to make her dream come true by celebrating our anniversary on a Mediterranean Cruise capped by a week in Italy.
Because of this goal, I’ve been looking for any and all opportunities to work and make extra cash. I put my pride aside to serve others with a smile and gain some spending loot.
Many of us simply wait for our phones to ring and for checks to magically appear in our mail boxes. If you have a vision of what you want to accomplish, a great attitude and are willing to work hard, I can guarantee you’ll be happier in life.
Many of you know that I recently lost 22 pounds and have written about it in the last two installments. Although I came up short of my goal of 38 pounds, I am now re-focused on the next 90 days to lose that remaining 16 pounds so that I can prepare for the summer months and eventually that trip to Italy to celebrate my anniversary.
Focus Is A Key Factor
My good friend Charlene Mortillo wanted to make it to the Mobile Beat Show last year, so I sent her a photo of the “Welcome to Las Vegas Sign,” which she told me she prominently displayed on the wall near her dresser to remind her of what she had to do in order to realize her dream to make it to Las Vegas. And make it she did!
Change one four-letter word in your vocabulary…L-A-Z-Y, to spell out W-O-R-K, and see what results you get in your life!
Ray Martinez – Unbridled Inspiration
Ray Martinez of Ray Mar Productions in Goodyear, AZ is the most highly accredited individual in the mobile DJ industry. A 30+ year veteran, Ray’s many accomplishments include:
- 2006 American Disc Jockey Hall of Fame Inductee
- 2003 National Male Entertainer of the Year
- American Disc Jockey Awards; 2001 & 2002 ADJA Southern California Entertainer of the Year
- Author, “Performance Beyond Expectation,” “Music From My Heart”
- Vice President-Board of Directors of N.A.M.E. (National Association of Mobile Entertainers)
- Executive Director, CrossMix-Christian DJ Association
- Lifetime Member-American Disc Jockey Association
- Former National Director of the ADJA
- Former Vice President of the ADJA So. California Chapter
- Ambassador and Endorsed Artist for QSC Audio.