A collection of longer articles, published first for the “Words to the Wise” Newsletter.

Belief, emotional intelligence, Fear

Facebook Promotion Etiquette

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In the last week, 2 people have gone onto my Facebook Pages - Debra Russell and Artists Marketing & Business Academy - and posted that I should check out their Facebook Page or ReverbNation Page. And my first reaction was - wow, that's rude.
Belief, emotional intelligence, Fear

FEARING PARIS

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Suppose that what you fear could be trapped and held in Paris. Then…
Belief, emotional intelligence, Fear

Some Fun Alternative Definitions of FEAR

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False Evidence Appearing Real – the canonical one False…
Belief, emotional intelligence, Fear

An Open Letter to LunarPages

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or Why I Recommend Against Using LunarPages to Host Your Website The…
Belief, emotional intelligence, Fear

Confidence

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Confidence, as an issue, comes up for my clients, in one form…
Belief, emotional intelligence, Fear

Niche Marketing - How Thinking Small Can Payoff BIG!

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What is a Niche, really?  And why is everybody talking about…
Belief, emotional intelligence, Fear

Venues and Artists - A Complex Relationship

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Last week, an interesting conversation erupted on a music list-serve that I participate in. I think there is much to be learned from this both by the Venue Owners/Bookers and the Performing Artists who depend on those bookers for their gigs. I have removed all of the names/locations because the real issues here are applicable across locations, genre and venue size. If you are a performing artist looking to book gigs - I strongly recommend you read on - don't make these mistakes yourself! And if you are a venue owner or booker - you may also find this informative.
Belief, emotional intelligence, Fear

If You Build It, They Will Come

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Or Will They? Many artists in the music industry believe that all they have to do is record a CD and their audience is sure to show up. I believe that this mythology has had a detrimental impact on the DIY musicians’ success promoting their music. So, let’s deconstruct this idea and really take a look at it.
Belief, emotional intelligence, Fear

How to Maintain Consistent Growth and Development

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Have you ever pushed yourself out of your comfort zone?  You…
Belief, emotional intelligence, Fear

Goals and Success

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In my practice I come across a lot of artists with big dreams. Whether it's a Grammy Award Winning music career, winning an Oscar or getting a show at MOMA, we dream of a level of success, recognition and income for our creative efforts. It's human nature to dream of success, however you define it. Where a lot of artists (and other people) go wrong in their pursuit of those dreams, they never make the transition from dream/fantasy to vision/goals.
Belief, emotional intelligence, Fear

Setting Goals for 2011

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Every year, I take some personal time to assess, adjust, write new goals for the New Year and make a plan for achieving those goals. I'd like to share part of this process with you - and encourage you to use it for yourself to create a powerful, prosperous and joyful 2011. I hope you will find this peek into my process helpful. In this eighth post in the series, I'm moving into the second step of my process - Goal Setting for 2011
Belief, emotional intelligence, Fear

Planning for the New Year - Part Seven

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Every year, I take some personal time to assess, adjust, write new goals for the New Year and make a plan for achieving those goals. I'd like to share part of this process with you - and encourage you to use it for yourself to create a powerful, prosperous and joyful 2011. I hope you will find this peek into my process helpful.

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