The mainstream music industry fucked up a long time ago for a variety of reasons. Mainly because its leaders lacked vision and were too lazy to make changes while they had a chance. Napster destroyed what could have been a lucrative market for artists because the industry didn't litigate soon enough.
I have been wanting to do a podcast on illegal immigration as it pertains to the United States for a long time. This issue is actually very simple to understand but people try to make it complicated mostly because they don't understand what's happening. That being said, this podcast addresses Why you should be terrified of the illegal immigration situation both illegal and legal.
You hear all sorts of variations on the statement "What a privilege to get to do what you love for a living!", when you are successful doing something that you like or may be good at. There is a lot of truth to that statement but it's a double-sided coin. That being said, here are some thoughts I have on the curse of being successful.
I wrote a blog post on How Perfection is Killing Your Creativity. Basically the cliff notes is that you are not going to achieve any level of mastery through the pursuit of perfection. I know this might conflict with some commonly held beliefs, but that is the truth. That being said, I decided to create this top 10 list so you can move past being perfect in order to achieve greatness in whatever you do.
I don't like delegating shit because most motherfuckers fuck it up. Then I have to go back and fix it. You know, do it the right way. But one thing I have learned over the years is that you can't do it all yourself and there are in fact a few people out there that can execute on your vision and do it right.
Everybody wants to get a record deal, but you can't count on that or anyone else to make you successful for that matter.
This podcast addresses how to become a successful artist overall, regardless of what platform you are using. Use this podcast as a roadmap in your journey towards mastery and artistic success.
The rise of social media has also given rise to digital snake oil salesmen known as Fake Gurus. These "step into my house", "look at all if my expensive cars", and "look at all the books I've read people". These are experts in deception that con you into paying for their false business advice and bullshit sales programs that are not based on real life experience. Enter the world of the Fake Guru and learn how to block out their noise and recognize them before they have the opportunity to brainwash you.