Updated: Feb 8, 2022
Happy Musician Strategy
Make sure you are being the best you, you can be. emphasis on you.
When I experienced burnout and was on the brink of quitting music altogether, realizing it had a lot to do with me working quite hard at being someone that I wasn't, is what changed everything for me. This led to the burnout than a complete loss of passion and even bitterness. I also realized I was attracting people and experiences that mirrored my current mindset. It was so exhausting, I didn't want to be this type of musician for the rest of my life.
I knew I needed help, I spoke with my parents, read books, and sought out successful musicians that I admired. I learned that they were unapologetically authentic. This is going to sound crazy, but the idea that I could be the musician I wanted to be was mind-blowing. It was also freeing, It was like taking 10 vitamin B shots! Returning to my authentic self was a journey but I learned so much.
I learned to observe myself objectively, take note of how I react under pressure.
I started a dialogue with my parents and siblings to help counteract limiting beliefs.
I took inventory of authenticity disruptions, if I said or did something that didn't align with my true self I would examine it, make a note, and make a change.
I stopped running from things I was afraid of. Instead I examined the reasons behind my fears than took action.
Forgiveness was extremely important. forgiving myself for not living my truth, is what pushed the door open to authenticity.
Living an authentic self takes time it's not fast, nor should it be, but one of the best things a musician can do for themselves and their audience is be authentic.
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