Brent Baxter is a hit songwriter with cuts by Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Lady Antebellum, Joe Nichols, Gord Bamford, Ruthie Collins, Ray Stevens, and more. He’s written a top 5 hit in the US and a #1 in Canada… so far.
Are you just hoping for success? Waiting on the universe to give you what it’ll give you? Or are you taking responsibility for it?
It’s easy and tempting to wait and hope for your cowriters, publishers, or manager (or ASCAP or NSAI…) to make something happen on your behalf. And while these people can be a valuable part of your team, they will never have as much riding on your success as you do. They have their own families to feed.
I know there’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding the music biz. There’s not a simple 1-2-3 process for earning success. And since it’s often unclear how to make success, it’s easy to become passive.
But you have to take ownership. You have to resolve to never be a passive participant in your life. Take action. Good things don’t come to those who JUST wait. Good things come to those who are disciplined and patiently persistent.
Decide what success looks like for you, then try to figure out steps that will take you in that direction. And remember, these aren’t steps that happen TO you- these are steps that you TAKE. Good things rarely just fall into your lap while you’re sitting still. It’s a lot more common to find unexpected blessings when you’re out there moving with purpose. So get moving.
The sooner you OWN your success, the sooner you EARN your success.
A GIFT FROM BRENT
I want to thank everyone who has downloaded my new book, Hit Songwriting- How A Songwriting Coach Can Fast Track Your Success. You made it an Amazon best seller! (I also appreciate the nice 5-star reviews!) If you haven’t had a chance to pick it up yet, you can get it for FREE by clicking the image below. Thanks!