Are you truly serious about your Music Career? Are you prepared to work hard for a very long time to become a Professional Music Maker and Artist? Well, congratulations to you, because most people simply don’t have what it takes.
Here’s the sad truth: Most people, I would say as much as 99% are simply wannabes. They want to be professional, they want to have the skills, they want to become rich and famous. But they are not prepared to do all the hard work, not prepared to make all the sacrifices, and not prepared to overcome all the obstacles on the journey to get there.
Wannabes try to find simple shortcuts in everything they do, even though such shortcuts don’t exist. Wannabes asks for favors all the time, even by strangers: “Check out my music!”, “Can I get a shoutout please?!”, “Can you help me?!”. Wannabes always searches for opportunities to get others to do things for them. Wannabes spam the world with CAPITAL LETTERS, because they think that by shouting annoyingly loud, people will somehow end up as fans of their music, how silly is that?!
Professionals are prepared to work hard, and are dedicated to always learn and improve by making the effort. Professionals don’t ask for other people to do their job, they do it themselves. Professionals respect the time and energy other people have spent on their journey. Professionals don’t ask for shortcuts, they learn and master the tools to do the work efficiently themselves. Professionals only asks for directions, and then walk towards their goal with determination and dedication, they don’t ask people to carry them.
I want to give you a practical example. A friend of mine which I am very glad I have got to know in the Music Makers Group on Facebook, is a true example of a Professional Music Maker. Professional in Skill and Experience, but more importantly professional in the way he engages with other people. His name is Chuck Stewart, and he is a man with many skills and talents in music: Composer, Singer, Performer, Vocal Coach and much more. You can connect with him, myself, and many other Music Makers in the Music Makers Group, which you can join for Free here: The Music Makers Group.
Now, go to a mirror, and ask yourself: Am I a Professional or a Wannabe in Music? Whatever the answer is, realize that it is a choice. You have to do the work to fulfill your dreams, because no one else is dreaming about your future. So, tuck in your shirt, keep your chin up, and Be a Professional! You have all that it takes to achieve your dreams, and get a professional career in music.