It’s easy to get overwhelmed fast in the music biz. You’re juggling so many things at the same time and most of that time you feel like you don’t have enough time. Time, time time, it can drive us crazy and lead to sudden moments of panic or confusion. Sometimes you just don’t know what to do anymore.
Use these 3 tips to stay calm, in control and get ready to reach your goals both in music and in life!
1. Practice meditation every day to make sure you are mentally prepared and have a growth mindset
It’s not about what you need to do to book success, it’s about why you want to do it. What’s your purpose? That’s an internal process. Once you get a clear vision on that, the external things you need to do to support that purpose, will align more easily. Simply put, you need to have both feet firmly on the ground, all day err day.
I’m going to be honest, this is not something that magically happens overnight. It takes practice and patience and a whole lot of overcoming fears and anxieties.
Easy now, this doesn’t have to be hard. If you make it a habit of grounding yourself through meditation every day, you’ll start noticing you become more calm and focused. Lucky for you, you can do that in only 10 minutes with this guided meditation. Just sit and listen!
2. Define priorities and set clear goals - WITH deadlines
Goals are dreams with deadlines. If it’s not written down somewhere with a deadline, it’s not real and it’s not going to happen. Get real with yourself for just a minute here. I’m pretty sure there’s one or more areas in your life that crave your attention. Think about one thing you’ve always wanted to accomplish but haven’t gotten around to doing. Got one? Ok now, what’s your excuse for not doing it? Here’s a few you’ve probably told yourself in the past: I haven’t had the time yet, I was too busy doing other things, I didn’t have the resources, I’m not skilled enough. That list of excuses can go on and on.
Bottom line, you don’t need more time, or more resources or more skills, you just need to decide. Meaning, define priorities and set goals. This will help you balance all the different areas in your life with your DJ career so that you can enjoy everything stress-free.
3. Learn to troubleshoot issues in just 1 hour
Committing to your music career involves you want to hold yourself accountable for your actions and be in control of your music and your life. Essentially, that implies putting your well-being first.
One way of doing this, is through focused, specific questions to help you get to the root of your issue right away. Basically, you need someone who will ask you the right questions. The results are eye-opening, enlightening and helpful. This is something someone shared after I provided just a few of my questions in a Facebook group:
And that’s not all. You can learn a few easy, simple coping techniques in just 1 hour that help you relax and enjoy your performance and your music making even more.
This is the feedback I got from one of my clients, after working with me for just 1 hour:
”I was looking to find balance and rhythm in my music-making process. I enjoyed the way you integrate guided mediations into the practice of becoming more confident in my abilities. It’s helped me to incorporate more grounding practices prior to making music.
I appreciate your wisdom, patience and willingness to understand my particular needs as a musician. It is helpful to have a guide and someone who understands the particular pressures of the music industry. “
Just 1 hour of support can already provide you with a self-help toolbox which is always at your disposal so that you can dig into it each time you need to crank up your mindstyle.
Even if you have an irregular lifestyle or not ready to dive into in-depth support just yet, that doesn’t mean you should deprive yourself from a little extra support, especially in the stickiest situations!
When you’re supported and guided, you can achieve so much more.
Signing up for an Alicorn ride gives you instant access to first-aid support so you can troubleshoot acute issues right away.
Here’s what you get in 1 hour:
You will be asked focused, specific questions to help you get to the root of your anxiety issue and we’ll decide together what the best solution can be for you.
You’ll learn a simple technique that will invoke a relaxation response so that you can get your breathing under control and find your calm, wherever, whenever!
You’ll learn how you can stay present and stay grounded so that you can enjoy your performance even more!
Basically, whatever you’re struggling with, we’ll find the smallest intervention that can have the biggest effect right now so that you can get the clarity you deserve right away.