Why Beating Your Music Career Competitors Is Very, VERY Easy To Do…Here Is How To Do it
By Tom Hess
IS YOUR MUSIC CAREER ON
THE RIGHT TRACK?
Take this 10-second music industry quiz:
True or false: You are in competition with thousands of musicians to get the music career opportunities you want.
True or false: One of your biggest challenges in the music industry is overcoming all the massive competition you face in order to make it.
Both statements are…FALSE!
Truth is, you have very little competition in the music industry. Record company executives desperately seek musicians to offer lucrative record contracts to… but they struggle to find people who are worthy of such a deal. Yes, you read correctly.
This is very GOOD news for you. It means that becoming successful in the music business is not nearly as hard as you might believe right now and you don't need to worry about other musicians in the music industry (more on this below).
IS YOUR MUSIC CAREER ON
THE RIGHT TRACK?
Musicians who always make it in the music business do not care about their competition. They focus on becoming the right type of person that record companies are attracted to. This makes it very easy to get music career opportunities that other musicians only dream about.
Do you have the personality and mindset that record companies look for? Take this 2-minute music career assessment to learn how to become the person record companies want to work with and give awesome opportunities to.
Why Being Afraid Of Your “Competition” Sabotages Your Music Career
Fact: Most musicians talk themselves out of any chance for success in the music industry. They falsely believe that their “competition” is far more significant than it is. These musicians think: “why bother?” and “there is sooooo much competition out there, it’s useless for me to even try to become successful.”
This is similar to the “mutually assured destruction” concept of nuclear arms race during the Cold War. During the Cold War, both the USSR and the USA had enough nuclear weapons to destroy each other. Yet neither country used their weapons, fearing devastating retaliation from the other side.
Musicians fear their competition the same way the USA and USSR feared each other.
Competition? What Competition?
Overcoming your music industry competition is very, very easy to do. The first step is to let go of your fear. This becomes easy when you learn who your perceived "competitors" really are.
The vast majority of musicians have attitudes, habits and beliefs that make success impossible. These include:
These musicians focus their time and resources on avoiding failure instead of moving towards success. They either do nothing at all to build their careers or try to build a backup plan that pulls them away from their true goals.
This music career article explains why traditional musical career backup plans fail (and what to do about it).
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This fear stops many musicians with GREAT potential from reaching their goals.
This music career article helps you overcome fears that hold you back from success.
Music companies can easily see if your desire is fake or real. They pay attention to your actions much more than to your words and intentions. Hint: wanting success bad enough does not mean you must struggle for years before you make it. (More on this below).
Common example: many musicians agree that a proven music career mentor would help their careers grow much faster and easier. Yet very few musicians get music career training of any kind. The rest say: “I can’t afford it” or “I'm too busy for music career training” or “I'm not ready for mentoring right now” or “I’ll probably do it later”.
These reasons are simply excuses to justify procrastination, fake commitment and fear. We all have time and money for things that matter most to us. Yet it’s much easier to make excuses than to do what it takes to become successful…
99.5% of musicians have or do at least some of these things. These qualities instantly disqualify them from receiving big opportunities to grow their careers.
The Key To Your Music Career Success
Want to elevate yourself to the top 0.5% of all musicians in the world? Overcome the simple issues that kill your music career success. This instantly lifts you to the top of your so-called competition. Yes, it’s really that simple!
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How to stop self-sabotage in your music career and set yourself up for success in the music industry:
An investment is something you invest your money (or time) into to get long-term value in return. Investing time to learn about the music industry, getting music career training, joining a music business mastermind group are examples of investments into your music career.
Fact: there is no such thing as “no time” or “no money” to do something. There are only choices you make with your time and money. Be honest with yourself about your priorities and act accordingly.
Hint: this is the mindset that most of your competitors have. This is why they virtually always fail.
Successful pro musicians think and act with a much higher sense of urgency. They say “I MUST invest more time into my music career”, “I MUST stop procrastinating on reaching my goals” and “I MUST learn more about the music business.” This mindset refuses to accept anything but success. It ignites the fire under your butt to do what you must do to make it in the music business.
These simple changes in your attitude make it easy to beat your competition and become a successful professional musician.
Want to know if you are on the right track towards your music career goals? Take this 2-minute music career assessment to learn exactly what you need to do to achieve incredible success in your music career.
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