Is it not having an effective Spotify strategy?
Is it not being business minded enough?
Or maybe it’s an issue with marketing and promotion.
Look, an artistic career isn’t always easy. At times, it can be downright HARD.
Ever had a flat tire? Been there…
…Booked a show no one came to? Yup!
…Had someone reject your application to play at a festival? Here, here!
No one is exempt from these struggles. Not. One. Artist.
I have even been in situations where I thought I should have known a lot better, and still went ahead with a performance, contract, or collaborative partnership that quickly turned sour. And those situations were all frustrating, embarrassing, and defeating.
So long as your heart is beating in your chest, you will make mistakes.
But there is still hope! Not hope as a strategy, but hope that you can overcome and take your career beyond.
Because no matter how many mistakes you make, the path to success remains a constant.
That road is surely paved with obstacles and challenges. But those are just there to test your resolve and commitment to creating the life you love through music.
Where did your dream go? Nowhere! It’s still there! All you need to do is acknowledge it and keep moving.
At any time, you can reframe how you think.
Problems and issues become challenges and lessons.
Criticism becomes the fuel to improve.
Rejection becomes the motivation to finding someone who values your work and to stop chasing people who don’t care about you.
Reframing how you think allows you to keep moving, even in seemingly impossible situations.
And most importantly, it helps you grow a fan base, impact your tribe, and make money from your passion.
That destination is not as far off as you might think, either.
Ready to reframe how think?