This is why therapy is so critical for our survival. I'm not trying to be poetic when I say critical. What's the point of life if you're not even living? You’re taught how to walk, you're taught how to speak, you're taught how to write and read. When it comes to working through the things that prevent you from happiness, you're left to your own devices.
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.
Stage banter: How to win your audience over between songs Do you know what the difference is between stand-up comics and a musician is? They tell jokes, you play music. That's about it... ok, obviously that's not the only thing, but I'm driving...
Did you know that only around 10% - 20% of your followers actually see your posts? So how do we get to that other 90%? Well, you have to pay, of course! Duh. But all of this can get super expensive, super fast. We are on a budget, working the barista wage to make our creative ends meet. But for $365 a year, you'll be able to reach most of the people following you.
Sure, you see that your buddy has thousands of spins, and somehow they got on a playlist, and you're wondering how the hell they do it!? Deserving or not, there are ways to get on the playlist, and it comes down to the same thing that always does, a little extra preparation and a lot of luck.
I would venture to say that everyone has someone they can work well with! Just think about this, if someone can work with Morrissey and make the incredible band The Smiths, objectively Morrissey's best work, then you can stand to work with a few different people and see what you can come up with together!