Maximize Your Growth With These Books (My 2017 Reading List Picks)

You’ve gotten through this year with a lot of lessons learned. I can certainly attest to learning much from life, people, and reflection. Books have also been an incredible teacher. As I think about some of the best growth that’s come from reading, I want to share my reading list top picks from 2017 so …

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 …

3 Ways To Growth Hack Music Success With Jon Nastor

3 Ways To Growth Hack Music Success With Jon Nastor

Every now and then the “recommended” notification on Twitter will suggest someone to you who is actually a good fit. A few months back, the recommendation was for Jon Nastor. After looking at his profile and seeing that he’s a drummer, and entrepreneur, and an author, I had to see what this guy was about. …

Rachael Yamagata Shares Love & Music Entrepreneur Help

Rachael Yamagata Shares Love & Music Entrepreneur Help

I have to admit to having some excitement about this podcast episode. I’ve been a big fan of Rachael Yamagata‘s music for a long time. Going back at least to 2003 when I first heard her self-titled EP and then in ’04 with the release of Happenstance. Great musicians write songs that connect with our …

Music Entrepreneur & Super Fan Tom Giles Joins The DIY Artist Route

Music Entrepreneur & Super Fan Tom Giles Joins The DIY Artist Route

Networking seems like it’s becoming a bad word in the music and marketing world. I’m not sure how else to talk about relationship building through our existing friends and contacts. Networking just seems like the best word. That’s how I came to know Tom Giles (pronounced with a “J”), the serial musician, entrepreneur and music …

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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 …

Sometimes When You Need Just A Little Encouragement

Sometimes When You Need Just A Little Encouragement

It’s the start of a new year. Most of us are busy setting to work on getting things really going so that we can achieve our New Year’s Resolutions, or more practically that goals we set to build on last year’s victories. Are you with me on this? Here’s something that keeps popping up here …

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 …

How To Overcome The #1 Challenge You Face Today

How To Overcome The #1 Challenge You Face Today

The Biggest Challenge Every Musician & Entrepreneur Faces revolves around the same thing. Most of us who go from working for someone else to working for ourselves, or starting our own projects struggle with the early building process because we don’t identify 2 foundation elements to our projects. These 2 elements determine how we keep …

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 …