And… probably a lot more than you think.
There is an inherent process to learning any and everything. Generally there is no RIGHT or WRONG way.
BUT The only WRONG way, is the one that doesn’t allow the flexibility for you to make mistakes and be WRONG at times.
It is important for you to ENCOURAGE yourself for accepting the challenge and pushing yourself to get to the next level in your artist development, whatever that may be.
Whether that’s as you develop on the business aspect of things, or as you grow as an artist, songwriter, producer, or musician. BOTH are a necessary part of Artist Development.
Understand that there are MULTIPLE aspects of our career that we need to manage, and it’s ALL APART OF IT.
The idea that we can simply be an Artist without any supplementary skills is ignorant at best, and LETHALLY DANGEROUS at worst.
The latter being MUCH more REALISTIC.
Yes, Artist Development takes TIME.
There are SKILLS that you need TO LEARN. Skills YOU have to DEVELOP. They don’t get their on their own. YOU have to make it happen. Take responsibility for the action aspect of it and that is uncomfortable. It’s new, it can be overwhelming, and you can certainly do it.
Things aren’t always going to be CONGRUENT, or in perfect allignment, until they are.
That SIMPLY means that the road IS going to be messy, there will be lots of confusion at times. Illogical, irrational as it may be, i think it’s best to stay true to yourself. Follow your “HEART” as they say…
Which can be difficult, especially if what you are doing for a living, or “trying” to do for a living, IS driven by your heart and soul.
The fact is that there are no shortcuts. You don’t get there without sweat and hard work, and those nights you’d like to forget. In fact, honor those. Understand that they ARE in a very REAL sense a part of the journey.
If you are in a place where these words RESONATE with you, keep going. I PROMISE you’ll get there. But you HAVE to keep going.
And for god’s sake, if you haven’t signed up yet, it’s FREE and you become a PART OF THE CLUB, so go and DO IT ALREADY!
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