WHAT ARTIST OR MUSICIAN WANTS TO GET LEFT BEHIND?

The music industry is ever-changing and there is something new coming up all the time. In recent times, the industry has been changing fast and who would want to risk being left behind?

Do you Want to Be the Best you Can Be?

I wanted to be the best Artist I could be so that the music I make moved people and inspired others. Why do you want to be the best you can be?

As an artist do you value what you know and how tou think. Are you developing that area so you can maximise your growth? Who are you surrounding yourself with? Are they helping you fulfil your potential.

A Industry Mentor

Every successful artist has someone they can turn to for help, guidance and advice when they need it. It’s not rocket science, we all need someone who has more experience in the industry than we do. No one can do and know everything alone. It will help you to have someone who is objective when it comes to making decisions.

Are you Thoughtful ?

I’m talking about being thoughtful of your life journey. At times you can overthink something that can be achieved easily. But regarding your big dream, are you reflective about what you believe in and what moves you to your core. If you think negatively then the pictures you see are the pictures you will be. This is all played out in your performance. You think, you believe, you feel, you express.

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A Personal Development Coach

I believe every person should have a coach in their life. This is someone who helps keep them honest and true to their values and ethics. It is someone who helps them overcome personal challenges and keeps them focused on the positive.

A Burning Passion

This goes beyond just wanting to be a successful musician. It transcends the common desires, it is the hunger that makes them willing to do whatever it takes within their moral and ethical boundaries to reach their music goals. Remember the end will never justify the means.

Are you Intentional About your Processes & Practices ?

They plan on purpose, this makes their processes and practices very intentional. Over time, they develop a sense about what needs practicing and how to practice it most effectively. It’s not just about “putting in the time” and playing through songs. It’s about showing up even though you don’t feel like it.

A Never Quit Attitude

The music industry can be brutal. There are inflated egos mixed in with emotional vulnerability. Artists bear their souls and wear their hearts on their sleeves, and then face constant criticism and rejection. Only those who refuse to be defeated can survive and thrive in such an environment.

Are you Self Aware?

You would think that the best musicians zone in and get lost in their own world to create great music. But the truth is, the best musicians are aware of what is going on inside them. They understand the dynamics of the environment. They notice who is there, what is happening, and “speak” into the situation.

Keep it Real

Artists who ‘make it’ do so because they know who they are and understand what they are good at. They push and promote those qualities and characteristics and use them as the basis for their growth. They know where they are weak and are willing to do the work so they can overcome those weaknesses. If that proves to difficult, they bring in people whose strengths will compliment their weaknesses. In other words, they never has light where they are at. That way they always deliver on their promises.

We are becoming something

The best way to stay ahead of the pack is to constantly grow as a person and as an artist. The vast majority of artists who become stagnant do so because they stop growing, choosing to rest on their talents and past accomplishments. This is the fast track to becoming irrelevant. What are you becoming?

Break new Ground

In order for an artist to grow he or she must be willing to take the chances that present themselves. These happen both on and off stage. alienating their current fans. If an artist seems to put on a better show every time you see them perform, it’s because they are developing their craft. When an artist stops pushing themselves out of there comfort zone, they lose the element of surprise and anticipation. They are the two qualities that keep your audience coming back for more.

A Team for the Dream

Every successful artist has people to help them, wether it’s their family, friends or collaborators you meet along the way. In order to accomplish this and keep everyone motivated and on board, artists must learn to become great leaders. Great things happen when everyone on a team is working in harmony and for a single purpose.

Basil Reynolds

Coaching Consultant

Finding the Music Inside