Quincy Jones is famous for the phrase: “my self-worth is not dependent upon your approval of me.”
It’s natural to feel unsure of yourself and look for reassurance. We all do it. I’ve come to believe that performers have an abundance of a “look at me, look at me, look at me” gene. It’s unavoidable. It is also natural for you to feel insecure when you are exposing yourself to criticism or judgment. Vulnerability is a huge part of the creative process.
Composers are afflicted with the same tendencies but...
You have made your deal. You know what you are supposed to do. The stage is set for you to begin.
You invest an enormous amount of yourself when you are creating in the hope that you...
We all have expectations.
It is normal to anticipate all the good things that will happen when we get an opportunity.
The people you will meet...
The money you’ll make
The boost you will get to your…
This is a tough business. You have to be tough to survive.
The constant rejection
The dog eat dog competition
Navigating through a community that confuses having a lot of contacts with few true friendships.
The inflexibility that comes with strong opinions is...
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