#20: Why I Have a Money Back Guarantee (and You Should Too!)

This is a little case study about how doing things that may seem counterintuitive can actually be productive. Sometimes we can win even if we lose or are cheated. 

Having a money-back guarantee on digital products leaves me open to the possibility that people could be buying my products and asking for their money back even if there is no problem. It's an easy scam. But in truth, I think the potential for this is much smaller than the benefits. 

In this episode I discuss how we can think outside the box a bit with our music.


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#15: It's Not a Competition

Are you looking at fellow musicians, bands, dj, and producers as your competition? Stop! You'll get much further fighting the war with an army than as just one soldier. Think more about building community. In this episode, I talk about building community and adding value to others in order to grow. 

This episode was a bit of an experiment; it was recorded in my car during a commute. The audio quality is a little lower than I'd like, but I hope it doesn't distract from the important message!

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Show Notes:

Team Supreme: Strength in Numbers

#9: Share Your Secrets

When we come up with something new and unique, it's tempting to hide it away and keep it for ourselves. But I think that if we give away our secret tricks it can actually help us grow as artists. Also, it's a great way to help other artists grow. And who knows, something you share could very well come back to you in a new form and ultimately inspire you again! 

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Show Notes:

  • The Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Halliday  ... I only mentioned this book briefly, but it is a great study in how our ego can destroy creativity and ruin collaboration. Great read!
  • Shot of Awe - I found the video below after this episode was recorded, and I thought it was a nice addition...

#8: Focus on What You Can Control

What is your definition of success as a musician? Are your goals undermining your ability to find success? In this episode, we talk about what kinds of goals can help you find success and what kinds of goals may be dooming you to failure. It's all about a change in mindset and how a few words from Steve Martin could make all the difference!

#7: Ditch the Template; Break the Routine

Let's play devil's advocate to our last episode on streamlining and maximizing our music production time. Today I want to go against a lot of important productivity tips, such as creating templates, routines, and patterns, in order to find new inspiration. Breaking a routine and changing patterns can allow us to climb out of a rut and see things with new perspective. 

For today's episode, let's ditch the template and break the routine!

#6: Maximizing Your Music Production Time