Your Artistic Career Depends on Your Well-Being

by | Dec 22, 2021 | Uncategorized

Let me share some stats with you.

In the last 37 days, I’ve walked 160,918 steps for an average of 4,349 steps per day.

In the last 26 days, I’ve meditated on 16 of those 26 days.

Also, in the last 26 days, I’ve done a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout 11 times (three times per week).

I don’t share any of this to impress. The truth is you shouldn’t be impressed by any of these numbers!

What I want you to take away is that:

  1. I’m doing something about my health and well-being
  2. I’m tracking what I’m doing
  3. I have a system for how I manage my exercise and diet

I hate to admit it, but without this, I’m not sure I would be functioning right now. Caffeine only takes me so far (and I try to limit my intake best I can, based on past experience).

Exercise gives me a much-needed burst of energy, and meditation calms, rejuvenates, and restores.

(To say nothing of getting adequate sleep, of course.)

In your music career, one of the most critical discoveries you can make is realizing that you are the resource.

Generally, we think of resources as funding, connections, books and podcasts, directories, events, things like that.

And these are important.

But the ultimate resource? That’s you. Because your career doesn’t run without you.

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You can’t work at a breakneck pace forever, expecting that you’re going to come out on the other side of it completely unscathed.

An artistic career is a marathon. You may need to sprint occasionally, but if you sprint the whole way, you’re not going to make it to the finish line!

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Staying consistent with everything is hard. I’ve had that conversation with my composer and producer friend, Patrick Zelinski.

How the hell do you practice [your instrument], work out, meditate, and get the sleep you need when there’s always so much to do?!

And the answer is, by finding a structure that works for you.

Trying to fit in 30 to 60 minutes of exercise in my day was proving difficult if not impossible. But a 15-minute workout at home? Totally doable. And that means there’s no excuse for me.

You don’t need to get all of it perfect or even right on the first go round. You just need to start, and you can always adjust from there.

Quick reminder – you can now get The Music Entrepreneur Code – 2022 Edition (just in time for the holidays). Don’t get left behind – be the first to get my latest work into your hands!