So, I asked ChatGPT the following “Write the lyrics to a talking blues in the style of Woody Guthrie about a Udemy instructor who finally past the one million dollars in earning mark.” The only problem is that it assumed I taught tech courses:
I'm just an average Joe, with an average tale,
Started life simple, workin' without fail.
Then one day stumbled upon Udemy,
Looked at my life, said "this could be the remedy."
Well, it's a tough ol' world, but I've found my way,
Teachin' on Udemy, makin' my pay.
No more nine to five, no more boss man's bark,
Just hit the million mark, teachin' in the digital park.
Started with a class on Python and C,
Folks flocked in, just wanting to see.
Soon I was a-talkin' about HTML,
Code was my canvas, and I sure did sell.
Yeah, it's a new age hustle, but it's honest work,
Hidin' from the troubles, where the shadows lurk.
Now I'm on the leaderboard, made my mark,
Just crossed a million, teachin' in the digital park.
There were days of doubt, there were nights of fear,
Sometimes felt like givin' up, let me be clear.
But I held on tight, knew I had a spark,
Kept on teachin', lighting up the dark.
So here's to all the dreamers, and the hearts they embark,
Finding their fortune in a passion so stark.
I just crossed the million, leavin' my mark,
A teachin' millionaire in the digital park.
Teachin' on Udemy, felt like a movie.
Never thought I'd be here, but here's the arc,
I'm a million-dollar star, in the Udemy park.
So here's my story, a tale for the ages,
Just a humble teacher, among digital pages.
Finally hit the million, left a sizable mark,
Just a Udemy dreamer, teachin' in the park.
Oh, it's a grand ol' journey, from dawn to dark,
Findin' your calling, and making your mark.
I just crossed a million, lit up a spark,
An Udemy millionaire, teachin' in the digital park.
So I corrected it and asked it about an instructor of management.
"Write the lyrics for a talking blues in the style of Woody Guthrie about a Udemy instructor who teaches management and leadership courses and finally past the one million dollar in earnings mark."
I’m just a man, no tie or suit,
Teaching lessons that took root.
Looked at my life, and made a deal,
Found my purpose, made it real.
I’m talking 'bout management, talking 'bout lead,
On Udemy I sow the seed.
No more grind, no more corporate arc,
Just made a million, in the digital park.
Started with lessons on leadership might,
People came looking for some insight.
Dug deeper into the managerial well,
Suddenly my course, it began to sell.
It's a high-tech hustle, but it's righteous work,
Where the ambitious and the curious lurk.
Hit the leaderboard, made my own spark,
Just crossed the million, teaching in the digital park.
Had days of worry, nights of strife,
The ebb and flow of the teaching life.
But kept my vision, knew I had the spark,
Kept on teaching, lighting up the dark.
Here's to all you dreamers, wherever you embark,
Find your passion, make your mark.
Just hit a million, teaching after dark,
A Udemy teacher in the digital park.
From team dynamics to the executive suite,
Teaching on Udemy is quite a feat.
Never thought I’d be here, but here’s the lark,
I’m a million-dollar teacher in the Udemy park.
So that’s my story, from the start,
A humble instructor, playing his part.
Finally hit the million, lit the spark,
Just an Udemy dreamer, teaching in the park.
Oh, it's a sweet ol' journey, from daybreak to dark,
Finding your purpose, making your mark.
Just crossed a million, shining like a lark,
An Udemy millionaire, teaching in the digital park.
@LawrenceMMiller this is awesome and super funny.
You just made my day, but probably ruined the day of a few poetry instructors.
I like the theme of "No more grind, no more corporate arc" repeated in both versions.