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Thursday, May 10, 2007 

What Is Your Success?

by Madalyn Sklar

Madalyn Sklar The music business is not all that different from other businesses. Some succeed while some fail. Some make money and others lose it. Your drive is what will set you apart from others. There are so many people doing exactly what you are doing! Scary isn’t it. Think about things you are doing right now that others are not doing. Your number one objective is to succeed at your craft. But what is your definition of success? It may be different from the person sitting next to you.

Define your success.

I decided long ago that I would devote myself to promoting and empowering women in music. It has been my passion for over 11 years now. I was surrounded by music at an early age and even started playing guitar at age 11. From that time on I knew that music would always be a big part of my life. Who knew all these years later it would be as a music business consultant, coach, motivator and author as well as the founder of GoGirlsMusic.com, the oldest and largest online community of indie women musicians!

What have you devoted yourself to? Write it down.
Where would you like to go with it?
Where has it taken you?
Think about these things!

Define success in your terms.

Success to me is the joy in helping others. I get great satisfaction when others tell me that I personally or GoGirlsMusic.com has helped them and their music career. For some, it’s been the community and having a place where they feel welcome as an indie artist. For others it’s the opportunities to showcase at one of our events. I even have people telling me they enjoy the emails I send out that are filled with information, resources and inspiration.

This is my success!

What is yours?

Copyright © 2007 Madalyn Sklar, IndieMusicCoach

Madalyn Sklar is a music business coach, consultant and author. She founded IndieMusicCoach and has spent over 11 years working with a wide range of independent musicians, helping them get focused and energized. Her goal is to help indie artists achieve greater success in the music business by working smarter not harder. She is also the founder of GoGirlsMusic.com, the oldest and largest online community of indie women musicians, with a vision of bringing together and empowering musicians from around the world.

Madalyn is available for one-on-one consulting and coaching at affordable prices. Check out www.indiemusiccoach.com for more info.

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I think knowing your own definition of success is key. It can mean something different to each individual. Unless you know what success means to you, how do you know if and when you have achieved success?
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