Entries by Johnnydwinell

Your Gifts Will Be Rewarded in The Sensational Renaissance

  We are in dark times, my friends, but the future of the music business is a bright one.     The Renaissance is coming.     The music will improve tremendously, believe it or not.   The current market conditions are setting the stage brilliantly.    We are going through a breakdown of quality […]

Do You Have Enough Leadership To Be A Successful Artist?

  I want you all to follow me on this one but many of you won’t like it because of the football references.   I know some of you despise sports, but I promise this is about you, the artist.         We just witnessed the greatest Super Bowl of all time.   […]

Increase Your Value, Learn To Make Better Relationships

  Imagine that you’re going out on a first date. This person is someone that you’re excited to get to know better but for some reason, you’re feeling excruciatingly nervous. You meet up with the date and the night is a disaster.   Maybe you were the date and the other person was nervous, which […]

The Truth About Happiness: It’s A Learned Skill

  Happiness is a byproduct, not a destination.       Happiness is a learned skill. (And it’s never too late to learn)         How many times have you heard this before?   Do you believe it?         Do you get it? Really?             […]

How To Be Successful And Cut Through The Clutter

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, […]

You’re Not the Attractive Hero, You’re Actually the Guide

  You’re not the hero to your audience. It may feel that way at times. It’s quite possible you may want it that way!   But you’re not the hero, you’re the guide.         They’re Luke Skywalker.   You’re Yoda.   For the younger crowd, they’re Harry Potter.   You’re Dumbledore.   […]

The Most Powerful Story Is the Story You Tell Yourself

Happy New Year, Daredevil Insiders!     As always, the new year is a great time to get perspective on the last year, ponder what we’ve learned from the inevitable mistakes we’ve made, and set some goals together.       I want to talk about limitations, limiting beliefs, and the stories we tell ourselves […]

Is the Quality of Questions Affecting Your Success?

The quality of your career and your life is determined by the quality of your questions.     What questions are you asking exactly?     Are you asking any questions beyond “Why not me?” Because that will get you nowhere.   Studying and improving your questions is improving your thinking.         […]

Don’t Let Your Ignorance Get In The Way Of Success

In the old days, you marketed the music which is why it made sense to wait until the music was done to begin the marketing process.   Today, because radio can’t force people to listen to what is unfamiliar anymore (like your debut single), the artist is what is marketed first.     You don’t […]

How to Expand Your Audience Using YouTube Right Now

YouTube is the most valuable asset that you have right now as an artist, in fact, it’s your gateway to 1 BILLION people, a majority of whom use it for music purposes, and it’s free, but most of you are completely ignoring it.       Why?   For the love of God, WHY?!?!   […]