#083: The Top 10 Things I Learned From Business & How To Apply Them To Your Music Career

A season in my life recently came to a halt.

I’ve often talked about the business training I’ve been receiving over the years, but I never really got into a lot of the details around that.

If you were to put all of the pieces together (i.e. some of the things I’ve shared on the blog and the podcast), you could probably figure it out, but I will spell it out for you – I’ve been involved in network marketing.

Some people have a stigma around that type of business, but it’s been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, so I don’t really have any misgivings around it.

I wasn’t really an active participant when I first got involved, but in 2011 I joined a new organization and started taking it more seriously.

That’s how I’ve been able to receive valuable business training and learn from a variety of successful people.

As of this year, I reduced my commitments in that business.

I still have a plan for personal growth, and I learn new things all the time, but in my ongoing efforts to simplify my life and focus on what’s important to me, it felt like the right thing to do.

So, naturally, I reflected on my experience and distilled it down into 10 lessons. Here are the top 10 things I learned from business and how to apply them to your music career.

In this episode, you will discover:

  • Why I submitted an article to LinkedIn Pulse.
  • Why I got into the world of entrepreneurship.
  • Why I believe business and music careers require a long-term mindset.
  • How I was able to get my finances under control.
  • Why I believe adding value to others is an important part of music and business.
  • Why the “just enough” mindset doesn’t work in business.
  • How personal transparency can make a big difference in business.
  • Why problem-solving skills are essential to entrepreneurship.
  • Why it’s important to be others-focused in business.
  • Why you need to be willing to leave your comfort zone.

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Author: David Andrew Wiebe

David Andrew Wiebe has built an extensive career in songwriting, live performance, recording, session playing, production work, investing, and music instruction. In addition to helping musicians unlock their full potential, he also continues to maintain a touring schedule with multiple bands.

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