Getting into Action in Your Music Career

Getting into Action in Your Music Career

My musician friend recently said to me:

All the information is out there. It’s not hard to find anymore.

True, with Google at our fingertips, we can find answers to questions like who played guitar on Michael Jackson’s “Beat It,” the actress who played Andy in The Goonies, or Japan’s population (and facts much more obscure).

What we so often forget, though, is that a career in music is not a problem Google can solve for you. Sure, you found me – and you’re better off with than without – but chances are you still had to do quite a bit of digging to get here.

People vastly underestimate and undervalue curators who painstakingly go to great lengths and pay a high price to piece together the best information, and vastly overestimate and overvalue social media and Bitcoin gurus, something I could just as easily be doing if I was only in it for the money.

But I’m not here to air grievances.

What I wish to rectify is this flawed way of thinking.

Sure, there are no magic pills or silver bullets as applied to something like fitness. There are plenty of fit people out there. It’s not much of a mystery. Everyone knows it’s about exercise and diet, though they aren’t always aware of which levers to pull to get desired results.

Saving money? It’s all about paying yourself first.

Learning an instrument? Practice for three hours per day over the course of years and decades.

But if you still don’t have the results, you need to ask yourself why. Because if it was all about information, you’d be whatever you wanted to be – a bronzed god or goddess sitting on a golden throne with everything handed to you on a silver platter. I’m betting that’s not your reality.

Fundamentally, it’s not about information. It’s not about ideas. It’s not about genius level thinking.

It’s about action. Action is genius in motion.

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When I heard marketer Russell Brunson say:

Publishing daily for a full year will solve all your business problems.

I went out and published daily for a full year.

Ultimately, it did not solve all my business problems. But it gave me something else – it helped me develop the habit and discipline of writing every day. And that has led to some incredible opportunities (that were a little too easy to take for granted early on).

Sometimes, when you’re in the middle of climbing the mountain, you don’t appreciate all the blessings on the way to the top. Today, I appreciate the new connections and opportunities so much more than when I was in the process of publishing daily for 365 days.

By the way, I have now kept the habit for 17 months.

Either way, having read this guide, the question is, what are you going to do with it?

Are you going to take responsibility, spring into action and do something with the knowledge you’ve gained?

Or are you going to set this down and say to yourself, “gee, what a great read” and move on to the next?

I don’t want anyone sitting around a campfire talking about my guide. I want to hear your success stories, and I want you to email them to me. That’s only going to happen if you get into action.

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Life Lived in Bullets

Life Lived in Bullets

Most articles, guides, eBooks, books, and even courses can be boiled down to a few bullets.

Even this blog post can be summarized in a few bullets.

In a world where we over-complicate and over-explain everything, this realization can hit you like a bolt of inspiration. Begone, information overwhelm.

It’s not that we don’t need long, descriptive paragraphs to get a concept.

It’s not that a book isn’t a useful tool in helping you stay with an idea long enough to understand it in depth and to have greater realizations.

But we don’t remember most of what we read anyway. So, if we want to retain what we read, if we think it’s going to be any value to us, we should be thinking about whittling what we read down to its key elements.

If we’re reading just for fun or entertainment, then it’s okay that we forget it.

But if what we’re reading is going to impact our careers, or help us be more efficient in our businesses, or cause breakthrough results in our projects, we should take notes.

Maybe it’s a list of tools to check out. Or a few action steps we plan to take. Or a few quotes we liked that we might want to reference later.

As I’ve been watching my business coach in action lately, it struck me that he has a knack for checklists and mind maps.

So, when you’re able to organize a large amount of information and chip away at it until you’re left with just the pieces that make a difference, you have information that’s easy to remember and share.

And the benefits are obvious. You can use this information in blog posts. You can share it with your team. You can present it in front of an audience. You can turn it into a product. It continues to take on additional utility until it’s completely obvious or outdated.

This is not a methodology that makes articles, books, and courses obsolete. It’s a survival skill. It helps you remember and retain key learnings. It helps you action and implement. It helps you avoid unnecessary distractions that take you away from the steps and projects you’ve already committed to.

Try living life in bullets. See what happens.

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