People will treat you with respect and offer you better opportunities if you persist in doing the right things. But it can take time to create a solid reputation, and if you have a bad reputation, it can take a long time to recover from it.

Get back to the basics of what you can control. Everything else doesn’t matter. Take a close look at how you conduct yourself and if your actions reflect someone who can be trusted and counted on.

Video Highlights:

00:00 – The number one thing that’s helped me tap into opportunity
00:10 – What does it mean to be endorsable?
00:39 – How can you become the right person at the right place and time?
01:18 – Simple things you can do to boost your credibility
01:46 – Where you can learn more about being endorsable

Transcription:

One of the number one things that’s helped me tap into a lot of great opportunities is being endorsable.

What does it mean to be endorsable?

Well, it’s not about being perfect, because if that was the case, I would be disqualified.

Despite my imperfections, I’ve had some incredible opportunities come my way in the last few years – some of the highest paying session playing work I’ve ever done, the chance to meet and connect with notable musicians and industry people, helping a jazz artist raise $15,000 for her album, and so much more.

Being the right person at the right place and the right time doesn’t hurt, right?

But how can you be the right person at the right place and the right time? Isn’t it just luck and happenstance?

That’s where being endorsable comes in.

But like all worthwhile things in life, it’s simple and not easy.

There are some personal standards you’ll need to commit to and maintain. And, I will be the first to tell you I’ve dropped the ball on these many times.

Still, I’ve proven myself endorsable enough that I’m living one of the best moments in my life – especially in the career arena.

So, your goal should be to meet these standards to the best of your ability.

Are you excited about becoming endorsable yet?

Here are some simple things you can do to build your credibility:

  • Practice hard. Always be well-prepared.
  • Be accountable. Show up early and stay late.
  • Thank people often and write “thank-you” notes.
  • Maintain a great attitude and be enthusiastic.
  • Be trustworthy, especially with sensitive information and money.
  • Work hard even when no one’s looking.

See what I mean? It’s simple but not easy.

If you’re interested in learning more about the mindset it takes to command great opportunities and earn the success you deserve, I recommend checking out my latest mini-book:

The Essential Guide to Music Entrepreneurship: 2018 Edition.

The Essential Guide to Music Entrepreneurship: 2018 Edition

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