If you’re serious about your music career, prepare for some radical honesty . . .

I’m not going to tell you that all you need to do is work really hard.

I’m not going to tell you that you just need the right team behind you — a publicist, a manager, or a publisher. 

And I’m not going to tell you that your talent is enough. It’s not.

I’m not going to lie to you.

Sure, all of that matters, but it’s just not enough. 

The truth is . . .

If you’re serious about your music career, prepare for some radical honesty . . .

I’m not going to tell you that all you need to do is work really hard.

I’m not going to tell you that you just need the right team behind you — a publicist, a manager, or a publisher. 

And I’m not going to tell you that your talent is enough. It’s not.

I’m not going to lie to you.

Sure, all of that matters, but it’s just not enough. 

The truth is . . .

Every musician looking for real career traction is facing
an enemy.

It’s not the competition or the culture.
It’s nothing outside of you.

It’s actually within you.

Meet your inner saboteur.

It’s what Steven Pressfield calls your Resistance. It’s that inner voice that says, “You’re not ready” or “You can do that tomorrow” or “Who do you think you are?” 

It’s self-sabotage. The fear, arrogance, self-doubt, and procrastination. It’s the negative self-messaging that undermines your efforts. 

Here’s the truth: In order to move ahead in your music career, you must confront and overcome your Resistance. You’re going to have to deal head-on with the hero’s journey; to feel the fear and move forward into it.

But there IS good news. 

You’re in the right place. This is where serious musicians deal with the truth. It starts with acknowledging how your fears have held you back. And then learning how to work with — and past — those fears so you can finally become the artist you are meant to be.

And I won’t leave you hanging. It’s also the place where you can arm yourself with tangible tools and real action steps you can take to get your career on track.

But there IS good news. 

You’re in the right place. This is where serious musicians deal with the truth. It starts with acknowledging how your fears have held you back. And then learning how to work with — and past — those fears so you can finally become the artist you are meant to be.

And I won’t leave you hanging. It’s also the place where you can arm yourself with tangible tools and real action steps you can take to get your career on track.

Using examples from my coaching practice and many years of working at Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University, and New England Conservatory, I’ve delivered the missing link to help musicians take their careers to the next level.

The new edition unpacks how to:

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book more concerts,

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expand your fan base,

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manage finances,

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release an album,

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fundraise for projects,

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build a thriving freelance career

— all without losing either your mind or your soul.

And of course, Beyond Talent includes goal setting and time-management tools to end the procrastination, confusion, and overwhelm — so that you can focus on what matters most — becoming the artist you are meant to be.