As a musician, you always have so much to do to work toward music success. Your mind is constantly juggling priorities. Whether it’s booking your next tour, engaging with your fans online, writing new music, or marketing your new EP,, it can seem like you never have any time to take a breath. You may even have those days where you’re ready to throw in the towel and give up on your music career altogether. 

But let me ask you a question. When in your life have you reached success without being a little stressed, frustrated or overwhelmed? 

Seriously, I want you to name one area of your life that you’ve achieved excellence without experiencing any of those emotions. For example, academic achievement, building a strong marriage, raising kids, mastering a sport or talent. Most things in life that are worth doing aren’t easy and the journey involves a lot of ups and downs.

And when you’re doing something difficult, you’re hard-wired to have negative emotions, especially if you’re doing something really important to you, like working to achieve music success.

But what separates stressed-out musicians from successful Indie artists? It’s simply how they deal with those emotions. 

The Vicious Cycle of Stressed-Out Musicians

You see, where most stressed-out musicians work is from a place of negative emotions and fear. They see their list of to-dos and without even planning out how they can be as efficient as possible with the time they have, they immediately have negative thoughts. “There’s no way I can do all of this. Why should I even bother. With my limited time, I can’t even make a dent in my to-dos. I’m not like all those other musicians with a big team to support them and money to spend.”

Without even realizing it, they’re weighing themselves down with tons of negative thoughts, stories and emotions – all of which keep them completely held hostage. This negativity creates a vicious cycle. After all, how are you supposed to make any progress in your music career if you are always stuck, thinking that you can’t do it?

That’s like entering a bicycle race and then showing up with 2 flat tires. It’s a broken model. And if you’ve experienced any of this, then you get it. You probably already know how much slower your career is moving when you’re caught in the vicious cycle of frustration and overwhelm that most stressed-out musicians live in. 

The Shift That Leads To Music Success

But the good news is, the fix is simple. And it may be easier than you think. You just need to shift your thinking and react to these negative emotions like successful musicians do.

Instead of looking at that to-do list with fear, look at it with excitement and anticipation, with the perspective that each task is bringing you one step closer to the music career you want. Each task helps you accomplish your goals and achieve the impact you want your music to have on the world.

You decided to pursue a career in music for many important reasons. You have unique talent. Your music that needs to be heard. You have a message you are passionate about sharing with others. And each task you do brings you one step closer to making that vision and mission your reality. 

So are you going to let your emotions and those cripplling stories you tell yourself keep you from fulfilling your life’s purpose? Or are you going to put yourself in the driver’s seat and harness the power of your emotions and let that fuel your music career forward?

And once you’ve gotten your emotions in check, it’s time to tackle that to-do list. But first, let’s make sure everything on that list will actually move you forward. Based on the stage of music career growth you’re in right now, some of the things on your list might actually cost you valuable time and money without moving your closer to your goals.

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