However, not everyone with talent gets to make it to the big time. Sometimes it is luck, other times, it is something more elaborate and planned. Overall, if you want success in this ever changing industry, then there are key determinants of success you must be keen on and utilizing them to you advantage.
Below are the key determinants to building a great music career
1. Setting goals based on what you want and not what is realistic
Most people would argue that is only pragmatic to set realistic goals that you can achieve. However, the music business is a bit different.
Sure a healthy dose of pragmatism is vital in decision making but on goal setting, not necessarily.
If you ask those who have made it before you, a majority, if not all, will tell you that they set goals that were based on what they wanted and not what life threw at them.
Immense belief in what you are doing is what is going to propel you forward in this industry. Maybe the circumstances that you are facing at the moment are not the ideal ones, but believing in your goals and what you want will ensure that you persevere through that momentary entanglement. Eventually, you will achieve what you want if you truly set your heart to getting it.
2. Manifest Your Musical Dreams Into Reality Before They Actually Are Reality
Never start from where you are. Instead, focus on working backwards: imagine that you have achieved the goals you have set for yourself; the lifestyle and all the trappings of success that music brings. It is only when you believe that you are already a big hit that you can actually go on and make that big hit of your own. Think of it as being king before you are actually crowned. All your subsequent movements will be animated with a sense of royalty making you stand out from the crowd of people who started from where they were and worked towards where they needed to be.
3. Take action no matter how scary it is
Knowing that you have what it takes to succeed in the music industry and sitting on your posterior won’t get the job done. You have to stand up and take action.
Achieving the goals you have set for yourself requires one to take necessary action. This means that you have to take break down the goal you have set and find out what the actions need to be taken to ensure fruition.
After you have known the necessary steps, it is important that you maintain consistency in following them. Never stray until the goal you have set is achieved.
4. Have key motivators for success
As was highlighted earlier, it might be very scary to take the required action but action must be taken. Along the way, you might be tempted to give up on your goal for musical success. This is where compelling reasons come into play.
When you venture into the world of music, you need to have important reasons to keep doing what you are doing. One key reason that has worked for many is the thought of returning to a dead end job. Usually, these jobs symbolize a feeling worse than death and people will do their level best to avoid going back there.
Another compelling reason is to provide a better life for you and yours. The thought of escaping poverty and a rough time for your kin has served as a great incentive to people looking to get ahead in life.
In essence these key motivators are designed to give you a jolt should you happen to slack off and derelict your duty.
5. Have a great team around
Just as iron sharpens iron, it is important that you have a great team of people in your corner if you are to succeed in the music industry. The four aforementioned keys won’t work if you don’t have a great team around. They will keep you grounded and focused at the tasks at hand.
One particular person you should have in your corner is a mentor. A mentor will provide you with invaluable insights about the business and life after the business. They are to impart the experience they have gained over the years to you; this should enable you make smart choices in the long run.
The music industry has very many areas of focus and it is important that the team you select be good at these areas.
The aforementioned keys, when adhered will lead to a modicum of success in the long run.