MYTH #1: Once I get discovered by a label or a manager, I've made it.
REALITY: Once you get discovered, the real work begins.
MYTH #2: I can do it by myself.
REALITY: Nothing great is ever achieved alone - you'll need great collaborators, mentors and partners who will add tremendous value to your career and help you along your journey.
MYTH #3: My success depends on events and people outside of my control.
REALITY: While success is a team effort and outside factors will play an important role, ultimately, it's your responsibility to grow, to learn, to course-correct and to take massive action toward making your dream a reality.
MYTH #4: My history determines my future.
REALITY: Where you are today is a result of what you did (or didn't do) in the past - your future depends on what you do from this moment on, not your past.
MYTH #5: The fear-based limiting beliefs and stories that I tell myself are true.
REALITY: Your fear-based limiting beliefs are almost always lies and you have more potential in you than you could ever imagine.
MYTH #6: The way to become a successful artist is to create art that emulates popular mainstream art.
REALITY: By emulating popular mainstream art, at best, you'll become a flash-in-the-pan artist, one who's here today, gone tomorrow. Creating art that's real, authentic, powerful and resonant is the only way to become an artist with longevity.
MYTH #7: My only job as an artist is to create and to perform - the rest is up to other people.
REALITY: Your job as an artist is not only to become the best artist and performer you can but also to find, nurture and build your audience.