Wow, things sure have changed a lot since me and Brad were kids. Everything is so different now. It makes me wonder just where it’s all going to end up. Do we even know what we’re doing in this world? We’re all dreamers, that’s for certain. And I get it; you want nice things, cool things. You hope to accomplish big things. Nothing wrong with that but just how far are you willing to go to get them?
Get to Work
To be honest, I only know of one method of achieving success at anything and that is hard work. You must put in the time and effort to get to where you want to be. Ben Sweetland was heard saying that “Success is a journey, not a destination.” and he’s right. It’s the steps you take along the way that will get you there. I never heard of anyone jumping from the starting gate to the finish line without running the race. There is no get rich quick and it’s time you knew it. Every goal takes years to perfect.
Is It Worth It?
Nobody ever told you that it was going to be easy and no one can guarantee that you’ll become a multi-millionaire. But if you do, you too will tell others how getting there was quite a ride. We all know that it’s sink or swim in this hard-nosed world so forget about the backstroke. You must keep moving forward. Don’t get frustrated when something goes wrong and give up. One thing is certain; if you quit, you can’t succeed. Keep the faith. You’ll need it to make it through to the end where you can rest or maybe even show off a little. Even if you luck out or find instant stardom, you’ll know still that it took you years just to master your craft, skills, and talents. It took work and lots of it in advance of ever landing any offers.
Proceed With Caution
In today’s world, nothing is safe from cheaters looking to cash in on another’s time and effort and this includes your music. Do the same thing with it that you would do with any of your valuables; protect it. I’m saying this for a reason. To the music business, it’s all about the money and the people involved do not care. If your work is not protected, they will steal it; simple as that. In fact, spies are everywhere good music is created, shared, or sold. Get a license to make music and when you do, copyright it under that license. I know that you don’t want to end up singing the Blues for the rest of your life.