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Monday, April 24, 2006 

Getting From Here To There

We talk about it all the time, how do we get from Point A to Point B? How do I get from here to there? There are lots of ways. I firmly believe in writing down where you would like to be 3, 6, 12, 36 months from now. Take your time, think about it, write it down. Now look it over. Are you excited? Good! You should be. If you are not excited about what you wrote, you may want to re-think what it is you want.

Excitement motivates us. It jumpstarts us and makes us feel good.

Now that you are motivated, take your list of where you'd like to be. Think about what steps you need to make to achieve each item. This is where the work begins. It may not be pleasant but jot it all down and be realistic. If you want to sell 2,500 CDs in the next 12 months what do you have to do? You'll have to work! I know, not fun but if you are excited about your CD it should not be terribly difficult. Things will NOT happen by sitting on your ass unless you sit on your ass working your Myspace page. Make time to get out and network. Yes, outside the comforts of your home! Go to music conferences. Go to music events. Even go to open mics. Get out there and meet people.

So how do you get from here to there?
Patience. Persistence. Perseverance.

Need additional help? As a music business coach and consultant I work daily with indie artists, helping them achieve their goals and elevate their music careers. Here is what some of my clients say:

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