Wow time flies! Today I want to talk about “3 ways to start living the life you want!”
- Decide what success is for yourself!-Many people will come up to me all the time and be like ” I never hear you on the radio”. “Are you famous?”. Its totally cool for them to ask these questions. It is definitely a weird feeling when someone asks you if you are famous. The answer is it doesn’t really matter. If someone really believes in what they are doing and and love what they do that’s what matters. You may say, “Oh she is bitter about not being on the radio. etc etc. Honestly no I am not. I am really happy being an Independent artist. I know I will not be played on the radio at least at this moment in time. Major labels work with the radio stations. If you are not on a Major Label you will not get played. Its that simple. Once you realize this and be ok with where you are at its beautiful. Can you blame the labels? No they are a business and they need to do what they need to do. Success for me is continually creating and making music that people can feel. When you can create something beautiful you can see the world in a whole new light.
Make a vision board- If you do not know what this is you can google it or I can make another blog post about it. It has honestly really worked as crazy as it sound at first.
3. Perception-Things will go wrong at times! Its inevitable. Its how you look at it that matters. So many people told me you cant make an album it costs thousands of dollars. In my mind I thought “Ok if I work 2 jobs I can save enough money in 1 year to create an album.” So I went out worked and worked and worked. I went to work from 9am to 8pm and then went to a small basement studio from 9pm – 3 am everyday for 8 months. People said “What songs are you going to record. People are not willing to write for people they have never heard of.” I finished writing 1o songs on the guitar and piano and that was my first album. I also had some nice session players come in and play additional instrumentation for like $100 a song. (You can find many players at colleges that are excellent and would love to be on albums)
Through all of these I am trying to say that you can make your dreams happen. Think outside the box and know going into it things will not be easy. It will probably never happen in the way you think. You have to adjust. Life is an adjustment everyday. We are here to grow and discover life.