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Success & Failure


Do you know how many musicians are successful in relation to those musicians who are losers?

One in a hundred? One in a thousand? One in every hundred thousand?


The truth is that anybody can be a loser. It's easy. All you have to do is do nothing! All you need to do is dream and hold it right there. All you need to do is imagine what could be or frustrate yourself because of jealousy of others having success "why them and not me?", or "my music is better than the crap they're playing!" All you need to do is give up – loser guaranteed.

Obtaining success is not easy. On your way to reaching success there will be problems, of course, which at times really disturb us. But problems occur in any place and in any situation. To reach success, you need to be persistent, but really persistent.

Define your goal and don't stop until you reach it. On your way you will find people who try to instimulate you, people who try to cheat you, frustrating situations, fights with egos, financial problems, until all of a sudden POW! You start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It could be in the manifestation of your first cachê, first interview, first opportunity or first sponsorship.

In any case these manifestations should be treated with humility and wisely, because they don't appear every day, isn't it true? These manifestations are just bridges that help us to reach the next stage. Never damage or abuse these bridges whilst you are crossing them. If they break during the crossing, you will fall, and it will hurt! These bridges are very valuable.

For those who are interested, read the story of David Bowie.

This is a classic case of persistence until reaching the success that you always wanted.

With persistence, correct usage of the bridges and overcoming problems, success is in the palm of your hand.

Ah, the answer to my question at the beginning of this text. It's around ten thousand losers for every one musician who feels that they're a success.

The successful musicians thank you if you are thinking of giving up (less competition!).



Steve Allen

Steve Allen is consultant and music producer.

Author of "Marketing Your Music – Success Strategies", "Personal Management in the Music Industry" and "Street Teams – Expand your Fan Base"



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