Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I think it’s important for every person in every background (not only musicians) to consider this thought:

“No one is coming.”

As depressing as this sounds at the outset, I find it empowering because it is the truth. While it would be lovely to have someone come and shower us with money and opportunities, that’s not the way the world works.

If you really take that thought in, and digest it, your response will make the difference in your career.

When we’re NOT expecting someone to take over the reins, only then can we understand that we are the only ones who can make anything happen. It’s up to us to create the energy and the heat for our career, which in turn will create those opportunities that we seek. Investors and agents are more interested in how you handle your BUSINESS, and they’re mostly interested in how they’re going to get a return on their investment. If you’re not already creating $500,000 worth of excitement for your music, why should they invest $500,000 in you?

It’s easy to assume that you’ll make the big moves AFTER you get the investors, but if you’re not already making $500,000 moves and decisions now (in time and effort), how can you expect to be taken seriously??


So what are you gonna do about that?

1 comment:

Teresa R said...

This is so every field! I teach jr. high, and one of the hardest things to get across to them is the idea that YOU are in charge of your own success. Regardless of your calling, YOU have to get the ball rolling and get the elbow grease in. Life does not hand you success on a silver platter...anything worth pursuing requires determination, hard work, and countless hours along the way!
just my 2 cents....