Hey, it’s David Andrew Wiebe.
If you’ve been following me for a while, then you already know who I am. Otherwise, this is our first “e-meeting.” Either way, thanks for your interest.
Here I’d like to share a little bit about what I’ll be working on in 2021 and what I’m looking to accomplish.
Content Marketing Musician
Content Marketing Musician is a new website/course platform/business unit I’m adding to my portfolio.
Although I’ve talked about it briefly in another post, you may not be aware that I’ve been building it silently in the background.
I’ve also shared about the Entrepreneurial Essentials for Musicians Masterclass, which is the first course I plan to launch.
Likewise, I’ve been working on a multi-step funnel for The Music Entrepreneur Code, my latest best-selling book. And my plan is to add this to Content Marketing Musician as well.
Will more courses and content be added to Content Marketing Musician in 2021? That is the plan, but I tend to get a little overambitious sometimes, and I’m trying to be practical while thinking big. I’m happy to report that I’m ready to go live with Entrepreneurial Essentials for Musicians Masterclass any day, though, and the Digital Marketing Essentials for Musicians course also isn’t too far off from the finish line.
I am certainly excited about what’s to come, and I hope you are too.
If you have any thoughts on courses I should make, be sure to let me know. I’m always open to suggestions.
Right now, I have at least three books at various stages of completion. Which means it’s entirely possible I’ll have multiple books to share with you in 2021.
But truthfully, there is only one book I’d like to ensure the completion of. I originally started working on it four years ago. And it haunts me to this day that it hasn’t been completed.
What book am I talking about? If you’ve been following me for any length of time, then you will know that I’m referring to Flashes of Elation: Navigating the World as a Sensitive, Creative Soul.
From all the positive feedback and pre-sales received, I do not underestimate the importance of this book, which is in the final stages of editing.
As with any undertaking of this scale, I have had an on again off again relationship with this work, but I would absolutely regret not finishing it.
And every breath we take is a gift, which is something I don’t want to take for granted.
So, god willing, 2021 will be the year – the year of Flashes of Elation.
I have three music projects planned for 2021, and that’s still fewer than I’d like to take on. Like I said, I have a tendency to get a little overambitious!
Anyway, here’s what’s on the docket:
- Myrtle. My grandma passed at the top of the year, and I wrote a song in her honor. I kind of thought of it as an electric “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” But then I thought to myself, “why don’t I record a version of ‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness’ as well?” Seems appropriate based on my grandmother’s faith. So, the plan now is to make this a two-song release.
- Back on Solid Ground. As with Flashes of Elation, the incompletion of Back on Solid Ground has haunted me for years. The music is all written, so it’s mostly a matter of tracking the thing. The temptation will be to let perfectionism get in the way, but my listeners seem to appreciate lo-fi basement demos versus slick production anyway, so that might be the direction this takes.
- Comedic tribute to the 80s. I have yet to reference this project by name, but I have mentioned it more than a few times on my podcast. I may reveal more closer to the end of the year.
Is That it?
Well, sort of.
You will see me publishing daily on my website and on Medium. I’m also creating content for Music Entrepreneur HQ and News Break. I’m still a staff writer with Music Industry How To as well.
I have a plan for how I intend to fulfill on these content responsibilities while developing products, but I’m trying to be as pragmatic as possible too.
I’m Staying Open to Possibilities
While many people have shown interest in the projects mentioned above (and some have even voted with their wallets), there’s always the possibility that there are others worthy of my attention.
I’d like to practice flexibility where it makes sense, and rigidity where it should be applied.
But either way, there will be great fulfillment in completing the above, especially since some of the projects have been in the works for a long time.
Feel free to follow up with me and see how I’m doing with these projects this year. I spend quite a bit of time on Twitter, and always like hearing from readers just like you.
I’m not asking for accountability, as I believe in holding myself accountable to my goals. I also have a mastermind group for that. But a little nudge never hurt.
What projects are you working on in 2021? What are you looking to accomplish?
Let me know in the comments.
Shh… Don’t tell anyone. Only the cool kids are talking about it.
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