Mark Steiner On How To Build A Successful Company

Mark Steiner On How To Build A Successful Company

In the 16 years I’ve worked with for profit and nonprofit businesses, particularly in radio, media, and the entertainment industry. There are a few key things that make for thriving organizations. I knew from the first conversation I had with Mark Steiner at GigSalad that he had cracked the code too. In this podcast episode …

Success In Music & Business Is In The Knowing Relationship

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 …

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Have A Conversation And Make A Ruckus With Seth Godin

As a relationship builder, it’s a dream to try to have a conversation with someone you think is so huge you’ll never get to talk with them. Recently, a good friend challenged me to give it a go anyways. He told me to pick someone I think is so successful and famous, it’d be extremely …

Book List: The Top 13 Books I Read This Year

Book List: The Top 13 Books I Read This Year

After an inspiration from one of the authors you’ll read about soon, I’ve made my first ever book list. I read a lot of books in 2015. These are the best ones of the pack, most of which are Business and Self-Help books with a few biographies and memoirs. There are affiliate links presented here …

Who I Am And What I’m Really All About

Who I Am And What I’m Really All About

This isn’t a typical blog post, with tips or insights into growth strategies. Instead, I just want to shoot from the hip with a little insight about why I post the content I do each week, what drives the subject matter, and who I am so that you can have a better grid for connecting …

Jerzy Jung, The DIY Artist Route And You

Jerzy Jung, The DIY Artist Route And You

Jerzy Jung embodies everything you can imagine for a DIY artist. She is a musician, actress, music teacher, and practitioner of the golden rule. Her songwriting is comparable to that of Regina Spektor in how she takes common, everyday elements and pieces them together to tell a much bigger story. Her song Black Dress/White Dress …

How To Have Music And Business Sales Success

How To Have Music And Business Sales Success

First things first, if you haven’t experienced the brilliance of RSA Shorts, head over to their Youtube page (which also has their full length video speakers, all are excellent). The cartoon presentation of these clips from great speeches is something that needs to be shared in classrooms, boardrooms, living rooms and anywhere else where problem-solving …

Benji Rogers, The DIY Artist Route & You

Benji Rogers, The DIY Artist Route & You

Episode 8: Benji Rogers by D Grant Smith on Mixcloud   If you want real success in the creative industries, music in particular, you’ve got to aim your audience growth at connecting with a particular type of fan. You want the diehard, passionate superfan who will break their bank (and their backs) to support your …

Is Real Success In Building A Community Or An Empire

Is Real Success In Building A Community Or An Empire

Which would you rather build, a community OR an empire? Essentially that’s the distinction you have to determine as you set out to build anything, be it your own business or enterprise, your artistic/musical endeavor, entrepreneurial platform, nonprofit organization or a location of existence (be it church, city council, group, or place of residence). Yes, …

Reach Your Goals By Narrowing Your Focus

Reach Your Goals By Narrowing Your Focus

It’s becoming increasingly harder to get things done with the number of messages, emails, social engagement posts, and other content all targeting us with headlines that offer something we think we need (or worse, something we think we want). How to gain more money through your network, how to improve your booking and sales, to …