Last week I ran into "the wall of china of getting stuff done." I lost all of my drive and zest for progression. Don't get me wrong; none of my anxiety left me. But I couldn't for the life of me get anything I needed to get done. Well, I put on my big boy [...]
Close your eyes and think of the average night of your favorite artist? They're probably having the time of their (and your) life. They also seem to have a superpower of being immune to the consequential effects of extreme and constant hedonism... I want to point out that this is all in your head!
Take a long at your catalog right quick. Do you have anything in there that you are super proud of? Do you have a song that you love the production on as well as the writing? Maybe not! Maybe the reason you feel anxious and unsure of what you're doing in life is because you haven't actually done that much of what you love to do.
If you're Taylor Swift, you can announce on just Instagram that you have a song dropping, and that will do you just fine. Let's take a look at how many followers she has... Yep I'm off by 137 million.
If you're like me, especially when it comes to art, I am terrible at doing things when people tell me to do those things. Why do I have such a hard time writing and creating when I have nothing but time to do it?
Take a deep breath. You don't have to crank it out today. You have to be open to let it come. If you want to take your writing seriously, take a few minutes.
If you notice a lack of professionalism in somebody and you keep using that person and getting frustrated, that is not on them that is on you.
The rhythm hand deserves some extra love! Stop telling yourself that someone will take care of the heavy lifting with guitar. Stop being the weak link in the band. Learn to play the damn guitar! It's nothing complicated, so don't feel overwhelmed. You just need to dedicate a little additional focus on specific techniques.
All of us complain that we're not getting enough people to come out to our shows. We promote it on Instagram and virtually beg people to come to our gig.I use the word "gig" in a derogatory way. I was careful not to use the word "show" because that is a massive part of our problem, isn't it - we're not putting on much of a show.