Do you find yourself making plans for your life, job, and music career but you can’t seem to follow through?
Is having too many ideas preventing you from focusing on what will make a difference in your life NOW and in the future?
Has it been difficult to figure out the actions that will truly “move the needle” and propel you towards your career and life goals?
Have you had a hard time even figuring out goals for your life and career?
You are not alone.
Many of us in the music business have struggled at one time or another, and may still be struggling, with lack of focus and clarity, not following through with our plans, and not knowing how to even look at our goals.
Countless more have had to re-assess and re-configure the kind of life that still allows us to create and be musicians even if it isn’t our main source of income.
As we grow as artists and as people our priorities change and evolve, too. Sometimes we need that guidance and support to take the steps out of the comfortable and the familiar, and to move forward without having to starve for our art.
Let me come right out and say it:
- There’s no shame in wanting to thrive in your life, as well as your art!
- It’s ok (and highly encouraged) to not subscribe to the fallacy of the starving artist!
- You can be passionate about your art and still want to get paid a living wage for doing it!
- No matter where most of your income comes from, once you’re a musician you’re always a musician!
To that end, you can find different ways to make music on your own terms, while still having a career (correlating or primary) that will help you live your dream life!
Because this is what it really is about – living your dream life!
So if your dream life DOESN’T include:
- Living out of your car
- Scrounging for every underpaid contract/gig
- Begging a presenter to pay you a living wage for the extensive amount of work they expect from you.
That’s totally understandable and completely valid!
Together we can find a different way to create the life you want for yourself, both personally and artistically!
I personally went into a correlating career in real estate more than 10 years ago, and it was the best decision I have made for creating my dream life.
Not only do my wife Lisa and I live in Chelsea NYC, go to fancy restaurants when we feel like it, travel, etc., but I am also able to have the most artistically-fulfilling life because I get to choose which gigs I want to take, and can negotiate my fees to where I want them to be (or walk away because I don’t need to rely on that money).
The three pillars of The Marketable Musician philosophy
Fearless Performance –
When you truly believe in yourself, your abilities, and the unique gifts that you offer to the world (both musically and otherwise) you can show up fearlessly EVERY DAY and in ANY SITUATION!
Whether it’s an audition, performance, job interview, creating online content, speaking with clients, teaching, building a new business, or anything else, you can own your awesomeness and be FEARLESS!
Financial Empowerment –
Being empowered financially and creating a solid financial base is an important part of a successful music career!
Whether it be within the music world or with a correlating career outside the field, when you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to pay your bills every month you gain the freedom to truly create the most artistically-fulfilling life of your dreams!
Artistic Freedom –
One of the most powerful things you can do as an artist is to say NO, and having the freedom to reject offers that don’t contribute to your chosen artistic path is what helps build that amazing musical life you truly want!
An added bonus of being financially empowered is also having the freedom to create your dream projects fearlessly, and without having to necessarily worry about their commercial success (though, of course, there are ways to make them more profitable)!
What would it feel like to take your career to the next level?
What will your life look like when you achieve the success you want and deserve?
Are you satisfied with your path right now or are you ready to blaze a new trail that will lead you to your dream life?
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