Weekly Digest: July 24, 2021

Weekly Digest: July 24, 2021

David Andrew Wiebe: July 2021Even as I near the end of publishing daily for 365 days, I felt that the weekly digest was due for a refresh, much the same way Music Entrepreneur HQ was. And so, this is where we find ourselves.

This change was inspired by recent discoveries in my own life. I’ve often questioned my path, even as I’ve zig-zagged over it, but have finally come to a place in my life where I feel like I’m in the right place, at the right time, serving the right audience.

And the right audience, frankly, is whoever finds value in what I create. Yes, I’ve primarily served musicians and creatives over the years, but I know that I’ve positively impacted entrepreneurs, executives, coaches, and consultants too.

I’ve attempted to create different opportunities for different audiences over the years, but now seems as good a time as any to bring it all under one umbrella again.

A lot of this clicked for me as I was putting together the new testimonials module on Music Entrepreneur HQ:

Music Entrepreneur HQ testimonials

I’ve helped a lot of people accomplish different things. Why would I hide this fact? Doesn’t it add to my reputation?

This is not the David Andrew Wiebe show, mind you. The reason I bring it up is because perhaps you’re due for a refresh as well.

Maybe your project queue has become a tangled mess and it’s time to lop off the bothersome, effort-intensive, low-reward ones that are sucking the very life force out of you.

I’m a big believer of this, by the way, and should you take the time to read a couple of my favorite books – The 4-Hour Workweek and Book Yourself Solid – you’ll note the same sentiments echoed within.

As I’ve discovered, you aren’t obligated to anything – only what you’ve obligated yourself to. Anything can be accomplished in communication, including your intention to quit, resign, give up, or lay off.

Make things simpler. Make the game winnable. In the short-term, it will require a high degree of thought and concentration (simplicity isn’t always easy). In the long run, you’ll save countless hours of anguish.

So, welcome to the revised and streamlined weekly digest.

New Value-Packed Blog Posts & Podcast Episodes

Here’s what I created for you this week. Click on the headlines that pique your interest.

Music Entrepreneur HQ on Social Media

Here’s a unique, value-adding piece we shared on social media this week:

New artist: Single or album?

Must-Have Resource

There’s a personal development program I’ve been through three times, and each time I go through it, I learn more about myself and what matters most to me. I’ve also been able to improve my health, grow my business, and challenge myself intellectually.

The name of the program is The Gold Within.

Any artist looking to get clear on the impact and difference they want to make in the world (their brand) should go through The Gold Within program at least once.

The Gold Within

Final Thoughts

Thank you for your creativity and generosity. I’m rooting for you.

Sequencing is Important

Sequencing is Important

Yesterday, I got into a one-hour phone conversation.

I was not acquainted with my new friend, and him with me. So, we had no way of knowing there would be so much affinity between us. We didn’t know that we would be talking for an hour.

In that communication, I got to share a lot about what I’m looking to accomplish.

What I realized, as I was sharing, was just how important sequencing is.

I’ve had big goals connected to what I’d like to accomplish in the music industry.

Start a membership site. Build a studio and record label. Create a magazine. Install a music venue.

And I started to see that it would basically need to happen in that exact order (although the last two steps might be interchangeable).

Starting the membership site will create cashflow. With that cashflow, I can build a studio and record label. Once those things are in place, a magazine starts to make a lot more sense, as it would allow me to promote my various ventures – especially artists singed to the label. All these projects would begin to produce cashflow, which would allow me to build an artist-centric venue.

Not everything we encounter on our journey is exactly as it was supposed to happen. But much of it is.

We discover what we need to discover. Learn what we need to learn. Gain the skills we need to gain.

And it all leads to our desires.

But with all our desires, there is an order to things. There’s a sequence, and it’s important.

No matter how much we might want to jump from A to K, that leap simply isn’t tenable.

Which is why we must trust the path we’re on. Begin to identify the sequence. It will probably be foggy at first. It won’t make perfect sense. And on your journey to getting what you want, you will encounter challenges. At times, you may feel like quitting. But that’s a normal part of the journey, and all you need to do is keep going.

And again, notice the sequence. Things don’t work out of sequence. Ask for guidance from spirit and determine what the steps are. Trust they are taking you to the treasure at the end of the rainbow. And most importantly, revel in the journey.

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