Learn How to Innovate
Sometimes you fail. That failure and, most importantly, learning from it, will put you on the road to success.
Don’t be afraid to fail. Failure can be the path to success. -Tweet this
In this blog post I will share how to overcome the psychological aspects of failure. By embracing failure, you learn to conquer it and ultimately succeed.
The first step to innovate and become successful is to take a chance and risk failing. You may fail once or twice or even ten times, but ultimately, you will succeed if you take the lessons of failure to heart and innovate!
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Learn From Others
New musicians look for opportunities. They take risks. Why do they do this?
It’s because they are not afraid to slip and fall sometimes.
They might fail, but they pick themselves back up, think about what they can do to improve and try something else.
Everyone has good ideas, but few can put these ideas into action. - Tweet this
Those that take risks learn from their mistakes. That way, they can improve, innovate and ultimately achieve success.
Our “New Age” of Music
In the old days, the music world revolved around the musician. He was “the genius”, the inspiration, the divine figure about whom everything revolved.
Today the audience wants a return to our roots. The collective experience of your audience is more important than any one person. The individual artist is one who creates the feelings and emotions and imparts them to the listeners.
Society has moved beyond individual-centric musical experiences to a more shared approach. Many musicians are making this mental shift, this change in mindset and developing new and innovative ways to connect with their audiences.
You can too!
You can start now if you have in mind these 2 important aspects:
- It’s not about you, but about the experience that the musician creates for their audience.
- It is not about which repertoire you choose but the feelings that the music provides to the audience.
One doesn’t make music with the sole goal of achieving fame and fortune. One makes music to serve a higher purpose:
"Making music should provide an experience, a learning and help make the world, through the music and its effect on the listeners, a better place!"
If you do this, you enter the stage with a greater sense of purpose and direction for yourself and your audience.
Question, Question, Question!
Question everything. Look around you. Look at yourself. What is it you are doing exactly? Can you do it in a different way?
Set aside you existing belief systems for a moment, those ingrained habits that are telling you that you “must” do things in this or that fashion.
Put aside those habits, those thoughts, those traditional ways of doing things.
Ignore the Negativity!
You'll find People that don’t necessarily like to change. They get content with the old ways of doing things.
The industry itself, the programmers, the concert halls: all are pretty comfortable with the status quo. They don’t necessarily like change.
They are scared to let go and are likely more afraid of failure than you are! But you don’t need to be in the same boat with them.
Now you have other paths! Amazing resources and tools are at your disposal to begin promoting yourself and your music in a new, innovative and contemporary way.
Everything is possible!
Don’t be afraid to fail and Learn! Innovate! Create!
The only limitation to your success is your willingness to keep trying until you find the right formula for winning.
Finally, let me share with you a quote that has helped me through many personal and professional crises.
“If the sun shines every day, there will only be a desert. Rain is necessary for new things to grow.” -Tweet this
Enjoy those rainy days, and after they end, grow something!