Why Are You Doing That?

In a recent interview, British singer Joss Stone noted that there are a lot of reasons to pursue a musical career, including money, fame and passion.  But the kicker was her conclusion: that every decision a musician makes is determined by his or her reason for becoming a musician in the first place.  In other words, someone who got into the business out of a love of music will make very different business choices than someone who just wanted to become famous.  Why did you get into the business you’re in?  How does that inform the decisions you make?  Is that helping or hurting your long-term prospects?