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August 25, 2008
My Best Music Success Advice
It was an awesome event with about 400 attendees. We learned and grew so much and met fantastic people from all over the world.
But now that we've experienced it, I am so thankful we took the leap of faith.
You see, I've been studying self-help and personal empowerment material off and on since I was 17 years old. And even though my life took many unexpected twists and turns, I've reached a stage that many people view as successful.
I feel blessed. And through my work, I enjoy passing on the "secrets" to success I've learned along the way. I do that through my many books, audio programs, live workshops, and resources such as www.MusicMarketingInsiders.com.
So here's my best advice for reaching your music goals:
1) Get out of your own way
The biggest obstacles humans face don't come from "out there" in the cold, cruel world. They reside within. We all carry negative beliefs and memories of previous experiences. We pick them up from our parents, friends, teachers, you name it. And these beliefs color our expectations and how we show up in the world.
So job #1 is to uncover these internal obstacles. To discover what's bubbling under the surface and holding you back -- often without you even being aware that these negative beliefs are there.
2) Upgrade your mental software
Install Empowerment Pro 2.0, if you will. This involves monitoring your internal dialogue -- your "self talk." Recognizing when you put yourself down or tell yourself you're not qualified or worthy to want something better for yourself.
At first, you'll be shocked by how often you limit your own potential. But that's great, because now you have the awareness to replace the old dialogue reruns with fresh, new content that brings out the true greatness that resides within you.
3) Get on the PE Diet
In this case, PE doesn't stand for Physical Education. It means Personal Empowerment. To improve your health, you wouldn't eat one healthy meal or have one good workout and then say, "There, I did it once. I'm set for life." Of course not. That would be silly.
Then why do people do that with their mental health and personal development? "I know that positive thinking stuff. It doesn't work," they say. Really? You tried it once and your life didn't change?
You know where I'm going with this. To be successful, you need to incorporate new healthy habits into your ongoing lifestyle. Not because you're a slow learner or there's anything "wrong" with you. But because constant focus on your personal growth is what brings about lasting results.
And that's why I've been feeding my mind with positive reinforcement for more than 30 years now. It keeps me on track. I've tried living life on autopilot too -- like the majority of people do. And I gotta tell you, it doesn't work for me.
That's why I encourage you to regularly exposure yourself to positive books, audio, movies, people, images, sounds, ideas, and more. That's also why I've dedicated my life to inspiring and empowering musicians (and other creative people) to express themselves and share their talents with the world.
I do that through books, reports, audio programs and live workshops. But last year I launched a new resource that really excites me, because -- unlike my other titles -- it provides regular ongoing exposure to new music career ideas, effective tactics, tips, tools, and more.
You can see what I'm talking about at ...
You've probably heard me talk about it before. But I just relaunched the site with a new intensity and commitment to providing valuable ongoing support for proactive artists, managers, promoters, and more.
Again, check it out at
You'll also find other sources of rich ideas and inspiration at
To your success!
P.S. I promise you, if you can get out of your own way, upgrade your mental software, and regularly feed your mind with empowering ideas and strategies ... you'll amaze your friends with the sudden burst of energy and accomplishments you produce.
Now wouldn't that be cool?
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