If you are a musical artist, I hope that you keep going until you record and release your “career record” one day.
For Anthony Bourdain, it was having an article of his published in The New Yorker.
Michael Hyatt points to back-links from LifeHacker.com as his inflection point.
And for Katy Perry, it was her 2008 album.
Released at the end of April 2008 as the album’s lead single, “I Kissed a Girl” went to number one and spent seven weeks at the top; it also topped the charts in the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and Australia. (The second single, another Max Martin and Dr. Luke song called “Hot n Cold,” was also a big hit.) As he had done for Britney Spears with “. . . Baby One More Time,” and for Kelly Clarkson with “Since U Been Gone,” Max Martin wrote Katy Perry’s “career record”—the song that made her a star.
-John Seabrook, The Song Machine