Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Stop The BS
The truth about this industry and life in general is that you can't get something for nothing. So many of us are so used to handouts and hustling through situations. Today I challenge you to stop the B.S. This industry, like any other business, requires consistent commitment. I've been involved in so many situations that had the greatest potential but because everyone involved was not seriously on the up and up the opportunity passed us by. Most people think that fast talking and hype game will get you through but it doesn't. You have to get out of your own way by studying and perfecting your craft. I know that we have to make ends meet but if you are going to do this, you have to be willing to make a sacrifice and jump in with both feet. Don't waste time with crap and trying to hustle people. Always know your limitations. You have to know what you bring to the party and what you don't. Also understand that you can't do it all and no one expects you to. You have to be honest with yourself at all times without the B.S. This is the only way to insure success. If music is what you want to do then do it but if you are a part timer then be honest about that and understand that it is unfair to attempt to serve two masters. I have been a full time music business entrepreneur for over eighteen years and I find it hard to truly have a shared vision with someone who doesn't do it ALL the time. I mean someone who doesn't wake up with this as a main focus because it really doesn't take much to make ANYTHING happen but you have to be committed on a daily basis. Now if you have to do something else that is not a problem but just be honest with yourself about who you are and what you want. Nothing in life is without sacrifice. There are tons of stories about musicians and artists giving up things to achieve their goals and it hasn't changed. So let's stop the B.S. and be real about reaching our visions. Stay motivated and focused. You WILL make it.
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