What aspect of your music career is the best predictor that you will make it in music? Is it where you live & build your music career? Is it your skills that the music industry cares most about? Is it who you know? Is it your age? Is it how many in the industry know your name and hear your music?

Your mindset determines every action and every choice you make in your music career and in your life. Your success will be a result of your actions and choices, which are the product of your mindset.

Where your mind goes your energy flows.

Why do so many people quit or throw in the towel before they fulfil their dreams?
We live in an age of instant gratification, we want results and measurable improvements immediately, but many people aren’t prepared to work to get the outcomes they desire!

Successful people know that the 1st step to achieving any goal you set for yourself is to create the right state of mind. It’s vitally important to get your mind on board before you can hope to achieve any significant goals and make dramatic improvements in your life. Creating a supportive state of mind is the key to experiencing higher levels of performance.


Learning produces Growth

One of the most important mindsets is to always having the willingness to learn. No matter how talented you are adopt the posture of a student. Study your craft, always be the student who is capable of learning something new. This is a very important mindset to have as the habit of always wanting to learn will push you to continue to grow as a artist or musician.

Be active in your learning, constantly practice all the while applying the things they are learning. Actively seek opportunities to learn, maintaining the mindset of a student who is willing to learn. There’s so much to learn in music, we just have to be open to learning it.

The 10,000 Hour Rule

This rule states that it takes approximately 10,000 hours of work and practice to master any skill. This pushes you to work harder and practice more, it’s also good to keep in mind that it’s different strokes for different folks.


Clarity of thought

The ability to keep a clear thought process is important if you want to be successful in anything. It can be overwhelming for any artist to balance everything in their lives, from their practice sessions, gigs, and their life outside of music. Allowing all of these overwhelming pressures and responsibilities to run your life can be detrimental to your well-being. This is why it’s so important to develop the ability to think clearly. When you have a clear head, you can make better decisions, work more effectively, and even have more focus during your music creation. You’ll also be able to align yourself with your big dream and ensure that you’re taking the proper path towards them.

If you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there!

The magic in the detail!

Always pay attention to the details is one of the most important habits you can develop. Some artists are constantly striving for perfection when it comes to their work, which is why it can be very helpful to have someone trustworthy to consult with.

Consulting with someone you trust takes away the pressure that comes with the perfectionist nature. Removing this pressure makes it possible for artists to actually finish their projects. We can be our own biggest critic, resulting in never being satisfied with our work. This can be frustrating that is why it’s important to find the balance. This will ensure that you’re only putting out your best work that will best represent you. It will also help you make better decisions throughout your music life.


Rhino skin

In any creative field, especially music, having a thick skin is very important. Like any art form, you expose yourself to an environment where people are constantly judging and analysing your work. Today it is even more toxic due to social media and it’s reach. This increases for artists and musicians who have a personal and emotional attachment to their work. An important thing to keep in mind, not everyone is going to love your work. It can be a hard pill to swallow at first, but it’s very necessary if you’re going to pursue music. This is why having a thick skin is so important. If you find yourself losing the motivation to work on your craft because of someone’s negative comments, then you’ll never improve as a musician or artist. Being able to keep moving forward even after being put down by someone else is a necessary skill to have if you ever want to advance in your music career.

It can be hard for any creative to take criticism, but it’s also important for artists and musicians to take them into consideration. You might learn something valuable from it.

Using the Critic

There is a big difference between destructive criticism and constructive criticism. Understanding the differences between the two will give you the opportunity to pick up valuable information that can help you improve. Reality check, they both hurt, but you can’t let your ego prevent you from being aware of the things that need working on. Remember, you are constantly learning and growing as a artist or musician. Criticism is just part of the process.