Let's face it - despite our best efforts, plans don't always work out the way we might have hoped. Being in the music industry, you have to develop a rhinoceros skin if you want to succeed. Here are my top survival tips!
1. Be happy!
This sounds super obvious, but enjoying what you do and believing in yourself is vital and can shield you from set backs and rejections.
2. Don't get hung up on one thing at a time.
If you have a big meeting, and it could potentially change your life (I know that sounds dramatic but you never know right?) make sure you also focus on something else you need to do next. Focus on the next trick up your sleeve.
3. Have the right people around you.
It's important to surround yourself with people who don't drag you down or make you feel worse about stuff. A good friend will uplift you and shrink a mountain down to a mole hill.
4. Re-focus, Re-plan, Re-strategise.
Don't dwell on setbacks, get excited about new plans. I wake up buzzing with new ideas that I jot down on post it notes which are stuck all over my desk. I re-visit these later for inspiration.
5. Listen to your critics, but remember that you know best.
If you get a knock back, get as much feedback as you can but the same time, don't take it to heart. A lot of things in this industry are a matter of opinion-if you believe in yourself and what you are doing wholeheartedly, it's a lot easier to get someone else to. Take constructive criticism, and then move on.
Do you have any tips for dealing with setbacks? Let me know in the comments!