What I am about to tell you may seem obvious to some and ridiculous to others. We are all exactly where we should be for the life that we’ve led up until this moment. Many music artists that I talk with tell me, “I should be more successful.” The truth is that we’re all exactly in the spot that we’re supposed to be.
Focusing on how much life can give to you as opposed to what it is not giving seems to be at the forefront of many minds. You have to realize that your music career is a manifestation. It all began with a simple idea in the brain. It might have been a thought, a feeling or a picture. As soon as that entered into your awareness, your brain began to “tune in”. You began to seek the opportunities to bring your idea into form.
It’s like how a radio works. There are thousands of radio waves in this room. I’m not aware of the music or sounds, because my brain lacks the ability to tune into the frequency. However, if I turn my radio on, all of a sudden I can hear the music. The radio didn’t create the music; it just simply found the frequency to bring it into form. Our brains are like the radio. We don’t create things out of thin air. We are constantly seeking to become aware of what already exists, so that we can bring our ideas, thoughts or pictures into form. We then begin to bring our ideas into form by taking action on the opportunities that are presented to us because we are “tuned in” to the frequency of the idea we want to manifest.
I work with people in all areas of this music business and all levels of success. My experience tells me that independent artists have more opportunity to make a good living today, doing what they love, than ever before in history. As a music artist, you are starting a business of your own. You can’t run a successful business without a plan. You must also have a clear awareness of why you’re doing what you’re doing. It takes time to accomplish that plan. You must stay positive. It takes action everyday. If you don’t take action each and every day then you are a hobbyist. There is nothing wrong with being a hobbyist. Just be honest with yourself as to what you are. To thine own self be true. Either way you need a real clear understanding of what your goals are. Unless you have a specific goal, it’s awful difficult to accomplish one.
You have the power to choose. To choose what you want to do for the rest of your life. Choose to enjoy the ride. It’s up to you. Believe it or not, the more you look for joy in every moment of your life, the more you’ll see it.