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This post contains excerpts from episode four of The Music-Preneur Mindset Podcast WTF Are My Pants?


For those of you who don’t know, I’m a mindset coach for music professionals, teaching them how to slow down and focus on what’s important in order to create a sustainable career in the music industry.

This post is a bit of a personal story that I hope will serve you well next time you feel rushed to get it all done.

Why and How to Stop Multitasking and Get More Done in Your Music Career

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Do you ever make lists and then get immediately overwhelmed?

You either avoid your to-dos altogether or try to knock out three things at once, afraid you'll never see the end of the list if you don't. Or you glaze over and try to start only to end up adding more things to the list.

I became a mindset coach because I wanted to show the error of my ways and how I went from a workaholic, sleep-deprived stress ball to a confident, centered business owner. One of these lessons was to stop multitasking.

How to Use Time Blocking to Accomplish What You Want as a Musician

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As a creative, it can be hard to stick to a rigid schedule. Not only can your days involve being on the road or discovering unexpected opportunities that you can’t turn down (i.e., someone canceled a gig and they need you onstage!), but sometimes a creative mood can strike (or not strike) and the plans you made can go quickly out the window.

It is possible, however, to work as an independent creative and still maintain a routine that works within your lifestyle.

3 Ways to Shift Your Mindset About Making Money From Your Music

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Some call the Law of Attraction pseudoscience, while others call it a load of crap altogether. There’s something to be said, however, for the fact that wherever you place your energy, that is where you will see progress.

If you put your energy into focusing on what’s wrong in a situation or how hopeless it is, you’ll fail to pay attention to possible solutions that cross your path. The same logic applies to finances; if you focus on how poor you are, you’ll never get far in amassing any wealth.

3 Ways to Improve and Revamp Your Next Music Crowdfunding Campaign

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With the rise of Patreon and the long-time staples Indiegogo, PledgeMusic, and Kickstarter, crowdsourcing is becoming one of the ways many artists count on money coming in to create new music, tour, even pay for band photos and equipment. Now, more than ever, musicians are forced to think like entrepreneurs.