Practicing Self-Love As A Leader

Being a leader is undoubtedly an important role but a difficult one as well. It often comes with a lot of pressure, especially when people look to you for guidance and to deliver results. This can often take a toll on leaders with nearly 70% of executives surveyed by Deloitte sharing that they feel burned out. Practicing …

In Order To Grow You Must Slay The Lion

When something seems small and insignificant, it can be put off to tomorrow. Or so we tend to think. However, procrastination is a symptom of a larger problem. The real problem is avoidance and lying to yourself. Not dealing with the challenge in front of you can lead to giant obstacles down the road. In …

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Why Cold Pitch Emails Are The Bane Of Your Marketing & Don’t Work At All

Here’s the truth that no one in marketing will tell you except me. Cold pitch emails are the bane of your marketing. They don’t work at all. They seem like an easy way to hit a ton of people all at once with your message and request. Then all you have to do is sit …

Dance To The Tune Of Your Super Fans With Carlos Castillo

“I’m just a music super fan who likes to dress up in silly clothes and dance.” That’s not only a great line from my good buddy, fellow musician coach, platform leader and hero, it’s who he is. It’s who Carlos Castillo is that makes him a dynamic leader in the music space. There are a …

Success In Music & Business Is In The Knowing Relationship

The music industry is just like any business. It’s relationship driven. Go to Hollywood and the people who continue to grow and land new opportunities are the ones utilizing their relationship connections. The tech world is the same. So are most business industries. The knowing is where the secret sauce of success is. Why then …

If The Internet Broke Today Would You Survive?

Previously I talked about the cattle herding going on in the digital space of online marketing. The cattle drive is an analogy of following trends that internet marketing (so-called) experts are purposing on everyone who spends their energy online trying to grow their business. Projects are endless in number. The pursuit of metrics through numbers …

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Warning Signs You May Be Taking Yourself Too Seriously

Sometimes the best way to see problems with yourself is to watch someone else act exactly like you do. The behaviors of other people doing just what you do should cause you to pause, reflect, and go “Don’t I do the exact same thing? Oh, that’s gotta change!” I say this because I’m guilty of …

Michael Brandvold On The DIY Artist Route Podcast

I was captivated by the title “Michael Brandvold shares 25 lessons he learned working with KISS.” Reading his short Ebook (free on his website) and then hearing his Music Biz Weekly podcast, I was intrigued. “I have to have this guy on the DIY Artist Route Podcast,” I said to myself. Here we are. Michael …

Bird Thomas On The DIY Artist Route Podcast

The DIY Artist Route Podcast continues on in 2016 and I’m so excited to present this conversation with you. Bird Thomas is one of my dearest friends who also embodies strengths that I am inspired by regarding connecting with people. To put it simply, Bird is a very uncommon person. You can generally tell when …