When I was a kid we used to play the “What if” game. Maybe you did, too.
We’d say, “What if . . .” and name something we only dreamt about. Like, “What if you could fly?” or “What if you each could choose your own superpower?”
With each “What if,” we’d fully commit to it, and play out that adventure, giving ourselves the chance to live into that alternate life, if only for an afternoon.
That way, we got to make our imaginary worlds real, all with a simple “WHAT IF” along with—as they say in improv—a full commitment to the game.
How does this relate to your music career?
I’ll tell you. Too many musicians have stopped asking themselves, “What if.”
And while I’m all in favor of having more adult playtime, I’m getting at something beyond play. The “What if” game requires using your imagination and fully committing to your dreams.
And far too many musicians say they’re committed to their dream but when they take a close look at how they’re actually spending their time, it turns out they are busy doing “dream adjacent” work. Taking care of the daily to-do list but failing to get to the work that matters most. In other worlds, they’re hiding instead of playing full out.
- Working on your career without a clear action plan
- Not following through on leads and projects, feeling easily distracted
- Being unsure whether your promo materials and approach are effective
- Reading self-help books, watching webinars, but failing to put what you learn into consistent action
These are the symptoms of not going “all in” on your dream. It’s what not being fully committed to your goal looks like.
Too many of us treat our career goal like a long distance lover instead of a life partner.
So let me put it to you straight. Let’s go back to your imagination and ask. . .
WHAT IF . . . What if you got serious about your career goal?
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much would you love it if someone provided you with:
- A custom roadmap to move forward on your dream
- A safe space to plan and implement clear action steps
- Expert music career coaching and feedback
- Accountability and support within a small supportive group structure
If I’ve learned anything from all my years of coaching—and being coached—it’s this: If you DON’T go after your dream, you will for sure get to the end of your days and regret it.
In the end, it all comes down to making a choice: you can settle for a half-lived life, or you can go all in.
What’s it going to be?
The deadline to apply for the Beyond Talent Power Group program is today Mon. June 14 at 7 pm ET.
Dream Big, Plan Smart, Live Well