What Kind of Responsible Are You?

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  I heard this on a podcast and it hit me like a ton of bricks.  What I’m about to describe applies to all people in all jobs, not just indie artists, singers, and songwriters.       This fact goes hand in hand with self-awareness which I’ve written about before.     There’s a…

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Limited Success Will Explode with Intelligent Design

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  Have you ever heard of Bert Hinkler?   Probably not.   He did something amazing. He even did that amazing thing faster and more efficiently than the first person who did it.   Bert was better, hands down, but he was second.   Therefore, you remember Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis,…

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Your Gifts Will Be Rewarded in The Sensational Renaissance

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  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…

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Do You Have Enough Leadership To Be A Successful Artist?

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  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.  …

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Increase Your Value, Learn To Make Better Relationships

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  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…

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The Truth About Happiness: It’s A Learned Skill

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  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?            …

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How To Be Successful And Cut Through The Clutter

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“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,…

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

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  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.  …

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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…

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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.        …

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