There’s a delicate balance between working on your craft and developing your product versus networking and getting yourself out there. Both are important pieces of the puzzle, but these days, if you aren’t spending plenty of time woodshedding and creating, you’re probably not making much progress in your music career. David shares some thoughts on these realities and challenges.
So, a woman once came up to me and just randomly said, “you know, you’re not gong to make an impact sitting in your basement.” And she had no idea what I did, she didn’t know that I was a musician, and a writer, and I had online businesses to oversee, and all of this kind of stuff. And I thought to myself…
You know, first of all, she’s kind of right. We all need to get ourselves out there in some way, shape or form. We’re not going to be known unless we’re vulnerable and share ourselves with the world.
Second of all, it’s very difficult to hone your craft and get better at what you do if you don’t isolate yourself, especially in the music industry. If you’re going to practice, most of the time you’re going to be practicing in isolation. If you’ve got songs to write, most of the time, you’re going to be writing songs in isolation. So, the reality is, nothing would get done creatively if we didn’t spend at least some time alone. And, I spend sometimes 12- to 16-hour days at home alone, working on my various projects because I’m in demand. I’ve got a lot of work to do.
Now, third of all, I’m a public speaker. I’m open to speaking at your event. You can book me whenever you want. I think I’ll do a pretty good job. I think I’ll add value to your audience.