Overcoming Your Own Excuses

On this episode of The Music Stuff Show, we discuss how to defeat the biggest enemy to your success: yourself. We talk about overcoming your own fear, refusing to believe the dissenters, and, as always, the importance of hitting publish. 

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Episode Guide: 

  • Intro [0:00]

  • Sponsor [0:09]

  • Episode overview [0:56]

  • Bananas [2:05]

  • Overcoming your own excuses [4:47]

  • We make up excuses as to why we don't have the things we want [5:41]

  • All of the excuses are a way to mask that we need to put in additional work or effort [6:25]

  • If you're making excuses for why you're not doing something, that comes from the same place which is fear [10:25]

  • You should be way more fearful of your deathbed than you should of what someone thinks about a song you put out [14:19]

  • If somebody wants to see you fail, screw them [16:04]

  • Don't let the fear fuel the excuse [16:26]

  • The sooner you hit publish, the better [17:12]

  • If you've never hit publish on a song you've done, it's the most terrifying [19:46]

  • You can't overcome it without just doing it [21:18]

  • It's fear of the unknown [21:52]

  • There are always things to fix [23:58]

  • People that hate the hardest are not actually doing anything [25:45]

  • People forget that human beings are on the other side of the internet [28:21]

  • Hate on the internet says more about the hater than you [30:17]

  • If they love you, they will love that you are working on what you love [33:55]

  • The people that know you best can see the difference in your life when you are doing something truly fulfilling [35:58]

  • Nobody’s got time for bad friends [36:48]

  • This career path is a journey, not a destination [41:14]

  • Make your focus getting better each day [42:14]

  • Money is a terrible, terrible excuse [43:02]

  • Saying, “Oh I can’t because I don’t have money,” is a cop out [45:04]

  • Don’t be afraid to get creative with how you can fund the things you need money for [47:20]

  • Don’t be scared to Google and YouTube [49:36]

  • Outro [51:26]

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