Stop Failing & Start Succeeding
Failure is more common than success in this industry. But, do you know what’s more common than both of those things? Lessons that put you on your path and direct exactly where you need to go in order to improve and then succeed.
Stop failing and start succeeding in this episode of Electronic Dance Money. This week is a solo episode and I talk about how to handle/deal with failures and success. How to stay humble, set goals, and meet those goals so you become more successful.
This is a topic that is rarely talked about in Electronic Music, I’m here to spill the tea!
In this episode you’ll learn:
- How to deal with failure
- What failure is
- What success is
- Who determines your failure
- Who determines your success
- How to be humble
- How to set goals for success
and so much more!
Automatic Episode Transcript — Please excuse any errors, not reviewed for accuracy
Hey, guys. Welcome to electronic dance money. You’re number one business resource for making money as electronic musicians and producers. Hey, guys, welcome back to a brand new episode of Elektronik dance money. Before we get started, I want to talk about the mastering gauntlet a little bit more. It’s the project I’m working on with Cameron Basha. He was from the second episode where we talked about the importance of mentor ship, which master and countless still going on. We’re still taking submissions. We need a few more tracks. So you might be thinking, while what’s the master and gauntlet? Cameron and I are looking for 30 tracks given to us by producers 30 mixes him, and I are going to be going head to head mastering each track throughout the month of September. So every single day, we’re gonna be mastering the same track you as the producer. If you supply the track, you’re gonna choose which master you like the most. Now we’re gonna be tallying up the winnings at the end of the month, and the losing engineer will donate $250 to the charity that we have chosen, which is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. When you get those masters, they’re completely free to you. You can use them. However, you want their 100% years just by submitting your track to possibly get entered into the master Godless. So you don’t need to be chosen for the master and government to get put into our giveaway system. Just by submitting your track, you get pulled into our give away, which we have some incredible sponsors. Right now, our first sponsor is sample Hero. They’re giving away their everything bundle of samples. This is 1200 dollars worth of samples for free. It’s a ridiculous amount of samples. I mean, you can cancel your spice membership now. You don’t need any more samples for probably at least a year, if not more. Our second sponsor, which is one of our favorites. It’s such an incredible company. 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So you get all of these live Webinar studio hangouts, video library, All this stuff for free do Not only are they giving us that package by their also matching are $250 donation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which were so happy about, so that’s $500 going to that charity which were just so stoked about in addition to that membership, they’re giving so many amazing sponsors and you get entered into this giveaway just by submitting your track. That’s it. No strings attached. Submit your track. You don’t need to get put into the master and got wet. You literally just need to submit your track and you can get entered into these giveaways and possibly win one of these huge packages. I highly recommend you get involved. Now you get free mastering you could potentially get one of these one of these classes. Airport. One of these packages from the sponsors were actually also giving away Ah destro kid discount code to. So just by signing up immediately, you’ll get an email with 7% off discount code for destro kid. So right there, Boom. You ready to go for distribution? You get a little discount off your yearly membership and it’s time to start pumping your tracks out. So again, we’re still looking for some more tracks. You consume it, possibly get free, mastering you also get entered into this giveaway. Just go to www dot the mastering gauntlet dot net. You can read more about the event. Some of the companies that are involved with it get signed up on our mailing list or submit your track there. I think we have a trailer on there, too, so you could read more about my background in Cameron’s background. Also, have the link on the show notes as well, definitely. Go check that out. So let’s get started. With today’s episode today, I’ve got something a little bit different and a little bit little special for you guys. Today is a solo episode. We are not gonna have a guest. So I’ve been thinking about what to do on some of these episodes that will be so low because ill probably happen from time to time. I won’t be able to get a guest, Um, or there’s just no one that I really have in mind that I want to bring on. So I’ve been thinking, um, you with these solo episodes, I think it’s important to talk about some things that a lot of other people in the industry don’t really talk about, at least within Elektronik music. Today’s episode is going to be about dealing or handling successes in failures, and this is something that is really it. It’s big in your day to day life, especially as a producer. If you’re writing music every day at the beginning, you’re gonna be having way more failures than successes. But as you progress, you will notice that you will start to have more successes as you correct those failures or work through them and learn from them. And it’s important to keep yourself in a good mind set when you’re approaching some of these failures or these successes, or when they just get thrown in your lamp. Sometimes you can get very flustered, and you you don’t know what direction to take. You know which way’s up in which way is down, and it can be frustrating. It can be exhausting and ultimately, if you just. If you don’t know how to deal with some of these things, the the exhaustion can quickly turn into depression and from there can quickly turn into apathy. And you. The last thing you want is to be apathetic towards something you love so much like creating music. Let’s start off with what, exactly a success or a failure is the best way to figure out what a successor. Failure is is to figure out who determines what a success or failure is. You know, this is something this is This could be really tricky. You can start going into a weird space here because a lot of the time you can assume that while other people will point out where my success and failure is, ensure that can happen. But ultimately most of the time, at least until you get to a really high high level. Even when you’re a high level, you have. So your fans air so split down the middle that you’re gonna have people that love you no matter what you dio and people that hate you, no matter what you dio. So when you point the finger at someone else and say, Well, they’re determining what my successor failure is, that’s just that’s a lie. That’s a complete lie that you’re telling yourself. Um, because if you have someone that just utterly hates you, doesn’t know who you are, they just listen to your music or no, you as a producer or d Jane, They hate you. They’re going to see everything you do is a failure. And anyone who is just how head over heels in love with you A lot of the times they’re gonna see everything you’re doing is the success. And that might not be true. Just a zit might not be true That everything you’re doing is failure, a failure and more than likely, everything you’re doing is not a failure. So ultimately, it really does come down to Well, you’re the one that determines your successes and failures. And we could go even deeper into that and say something like, Well, what do you consider a failure? What I consider failure is when I set goals or have plans for myself and I just flat out ignore them. And a lot of the times I am sure you’ve done this. I think everyone does this. You plan for things, you set goals and you just don’t even go shoot for them. And a lot of that is fear based. A lot of that comes from you. Just not knowing what’s gonna happen. Ultimately it comes down to Are you gonna fail it? You don’t want to fail that thing, and you don’t want to feel like you failed it and have that sadness and be upset feel like you’re just not worthwhile. I don’t think that doing something in it, not working out, is ultimately a failure. You tried, and that is a success in my mind. If you plan for something, if you set these goals and you, you think that you can do then But it’s a very big goal. I mean, there’s a lot of steps involved in it, and you’ve got a You’ve got to dedicate yourself. You might need it to make some life changes. And that’s where the scary part comes in is when you go Oh, well, I think I might need to adjust some things that are in my life that I’m now comfortable with. And I don’t want to do that because that’s too scary, because I don’t know the outcome yet. And with that, you just completely ignore what you wanted to do. And by ignoring and not trying, that’s you failing. So really, it comes down to, you know, are you gonna try? So if you’re not willing to go for what you want or reach that goal that you’ve set yourself, I mean you are setting yourself up for failure. You’re just going to stay in the same spot that you’ve always been, and that just gets you know, where that is all. I mean, if you do that to yourself, that those years of emotional abuse, um, and mental abuse that you’re giving yourself of not trying anything new or trying to reach those goals that you’ve set for yourself, you’re just going to stay stagnant and you’re not going to know why. And that’s gonna ultimately make you feel worse. That’s my thought process through what an actual failure is. It’s just it’s not trying. It’s not helping yourself by trying to achieve the things that you want to achieve with goals that you want to reach. Now, as a producer, you’re gonna feel like you. You fail a lot. People tell you this is how you need to do this. You need to do it that way. You’re gonna learn new things and realize shit. What I was doing before is completely wrong now, and that’s when that failure is gonna kick in and you’re gonna feel you’re gonna feel down on yourself and you’re not gonna wanna work on your craft. What I think you need to start doing is star is is flip that script. Stop looking at at it like a failure. It’s not a failure. You got to start looking at those things as lessons there really life lessons for you as a producer, and you’re starting to gain experience and gain knowledge and understand things in a better and more clear way. And with that, that success will follow. I mean, and I’m sure you know this. In order to succeed at anything, you’re gonna have to fail. You’re gonna have to fall on your face a few times. Everyone does it, and it’s how you figure out your path and figure out where exactly you need to go on what the bat best route is for you. But again, if you don’t even try, you’re never gonna find out where you need to go. And that’s ultimately what’s gonna lead to your actual failure. And, you know, the more you fall flat on your face, the more you learn, and the more you figure out exactly what it is you need to do or where you need to go, you’re gonna build a thicker skin around this. You’re gonna become way more resilient and with that, a lot of these lessons become so much easier. It becomes easier to understand and realize. OK, I think I need to be doing it this way instead of that way and you can accept it so much easier, your growth will exceed exponentially. I mean, it’s it’s insane how quickly you can grow. Um, not just as a producer musician, but as a person. When you can accept some of these lessons that you’re learning throughout your career, start to put them in your workflow and start working on them. You know, you really have to think like if you want to do anything of value in your life. If you want to create great music as a producer, you want to be a touring artists or you want to have a big fan base where you can play shows you can sell out shows. If you’re going to create anything of value for anyone in their life, you’re gonna fail. And that’s just something you have to accept. You’re not gonna be great at everything, and you need to have this student mentality, this mentality of wanting to always learn and grow and become better and if you can accept that, if you can understand that, you have to be in that mindset as a producer, if you can accept that your growth will double overnight, I guarantee it. If you go and try to learn from other people and accept criticism and feedback and take that in and work that it’s going to become a lot easier this industry, you you’ll quickly learn. This industry becomes a lot easier, especially in the day to day grind of trying to make music and share that with people. And, you know, when you start seeing success, it’s a lot easier to take those haters. You’re gonna have haters. And if you can accept that, not everyone’s gonna like what you’re doing. And a lot of people are gonna be super judgmental, and they’re gonna want to see you fail. If you can understand that and see that from a mile away, it’s way easier to just not react to those people and to understand that they’re probably just in a position in their life where they’re not succeeding. They’re not trying to reach their goals. They’re saying you reach your goals because you’re trying, Um and ultimately they feel like a failure. I mean, it’s it’s There’s a vicious life cycle of the success and failure in the way people see success and failures. And, you know, I’ll just get into this story of mine. You know, when I was when I was fairly young as a producer, I accepted pretty quickly. Like I need toe learn. I need to find mentors. I need to find people who are gonna teach me. I know I’m not doing things the way I need to dio um And I remember when I finished a track or I was working on a track and I found out what a compressor was, and I thought, This is how people make their tracks loud and big. I don’t even know what mastering was, Um And I just started fucking throwing compressors on everything and turning the gain up. And everything was clipping. And I was like, This is it. I figured it out. I’ve found the industry secret, which is a compressor, which e. I mean, it’s hilarious to think back on it now because it’s just a terrible idea to throw a compressor on everything. And I’m sure you as a producer Listening this now? Like, what the fuck are you tell? What are you thinking? Because that is so dumb. Um, and you can look at that as a failure, and I’m you know, it’s It’s just something that I thought was what I needed to do. And when I got mentors, they were able to take me in, and they had me come over and open up a track that I was working on. They were looking at everything and they saw I had a compressor on everything and they went, What are you doing here? No, no, no, no, no. That’s not how you use a compressor. And they took me through this process of So before you even touch a compressor, you need to figure out our your levels. Ok? Is here is the sound popping out in the mix the way you wanted to It is. Okay. Cool, then. No need to do anything with it. Okay? Is it still kind of blurred in the mix and you can’t really hear it will then e que any e que other sounds. Teoh, Get that one sound to sit in the mix better. And if that fixes it. You’re good. Don’t touch it any more. You’re fine. You’ve got it where it needs to be. If that doesn’t fix anything, if you queueing doesn’t do anything, then you can start to move to a compressor and figure out where you need to go with that. And there was an ah ha moment where I went. Oh, wow. I didn’t even think to go to any Q or I didn’t think to just turn other sounds down and maybe turn this one up. I didn’t get that thought process just didn’t go through my mind. And it was embarrassing otra like In that moment, I was thinking, I don’t know what the fuck I’m doing. Who am I? Why am I here? This is just so I’m such an idiot for wanting to do this in that, you know, as you’re learning something new, especially if you were doing the opposite you you feel embarrassed and that you feel like you’re a failure. But it’s not true. It’s just you don’t know that process. And so you’re learning something new. And in that same session, they were looking at everything I was doing and noticed I had like, five or six layers on every single sound, which was just causing so much fate. So many phasing issues. Some of the sounds weren’t even coming through the mixed and a lot of that was just cause there’s too much going on. There’s too many sounds, taking up too much space. So a lot of the elements weren’t coming through. And so it was, you know, that I ever met. I still remember that session to this day because in the moment I felt like such a failure. But then afterwards, when I left, I realized, Wow, I was just taught something that so many young producers don’t aren’t given the chance. They have to learn that through years and years of research and looking things up online, um, and getting small feedback tips from just so many producers throughout the year. And I realized, Oh, this is going to change a lot. This is going change. A lot of things. I’m gonna start to actually progress. And I remember the next track I made after that it was I mean, a 1,000,000 times better. So you know, there are two choices I could have made their the the first choice was I could have left going. Fuck this shit. I fucking hate this. It’s terrible. That was miserable. I’m an idiot. Why am I doing this? I’m done. And I could have just quit and given up, and that would be a bad. I mean, that’s a bad decision for me to make, because if I’m quitting because I was taught the right way, that just means that I don’t want to put in the work to correct my bias of who I thought I was in the moment. Instead, I took what they said and I realized, OK. Ah, there’s a lot of things I need to work on that, okay? Because I want to be a better producer. I want to make better music, and these are the steps I’m gonna have to take to get there. Um, and it’s not a failure at that point. At that point, it turns into a complete success because I’m coming out of it going. Oh, this is gonna make me better. I’m going to be much better producer. And my next track was a success because it was so much better than that previous one where I had a 1,000,000 compressors and a 1,000,000 layers, and everything was just so bad. It was just That’s the only word for it. But this next track, where it’s not the best, but it is way better than what I was making before. It’s all because I took this lesson and I decided I’m gonna make something of this. I’m not just gonna throw this out and quit. And with that, I mean, that’s ultimately that’s That’s how you should be looking at some of these quote unquote failures, because I’m sure I’m sure you’ve had these same sort of experiences and you felt like a failure or someone just told me, told you, You’re not doing that right. And when someone says that you feel like a failure, but it’s important to take what they’re saying. Digestive. Think on it. Maybe try applying what they told you to your track your next track and see if it works. And that’s how you can kind determine Well, do I want to listen to this person’s feedback or not? Because you don’t have to. Ultimately, you really don’t have to, but if you don’t try to take what they say and try applying it. You’re not doing yourself any good because you never know what they they might tell you something in a harsh way, but it might be what you need to hear, and it might be what you need to further yourself. Make yourself better. So let’s now let’s transition. Because now, if you start looking at failures in this this way of, they’re not really failures, their lessons. Unless you don’t try them out at all, then you’re going to start seeing more successes for yourself. So let’s talk a little bit about what exactly a success is. You know, I think, in my opinion, like I was saying before, if you if you feel like you’re failing, um, but you take these lessons and you work on them and you apply them, that can be you can. If you start working on that, you’re going to start seeing those as successes in your tracks. They’re going to get better. And if if your if your version of being successful is a producer’s making really good music, then you’re gonna quickly see those successes come a lot faster. If you start taking these failures, quote unquote failures or lessons and applying them. The next track will be better, and then you can start seeing those successes a lot faster. Now. Success is just like a failure. It’s completely determined on what you think it is. I think the best way to reach more successes is to set goals the best way to set goals, to get you to where you want to be. As I would say, set a goal for a year. Where do you want to be out in a year? And then you can backtrack from that year long goal and set sub goals or many goals that all add up to achieve that one. So let’s say you want to play a show in a year at a local venue and you want half of the set to be. Your music is Foley’s is stuff that you have produced, and that’s kind of like a two part goal. Now what do you want more? Do you want? Do you want to play that show or do you want? Let’s say seven or eight tracks that are fully producer yours that you want to play? In my opinion, me personally, I would want to at least play the show because if I only have three or four tracks, that’s still good enough. I’m still playing my music. But I have made that network in that goal to make more shows, to make money, to play those shows and ultimately to make money and to build a fan base in your local area. So that show, in my opinion, is a little bit more important. We want to play a show in a year, a local gig and half of the music we want plays our own produce stuff. I would say What do we need to do? We need to backtrack from there. So we need to get connected to the promoter who’s putting on shows. But how do we get connected to the room promoter? So maybe let’s set a goal. In 60 months, we’re gonna meet that promoter, get a face to face, maybe take them out to lunch. Well, how do we get to that promoter now? I would say within the 1st 3 to 4 months, your goal should be going to shows that they’re throwing connecting with the DJs, the local DJs that are playing those shows, and also anyone who’s selling tickets, who is also promoting the show. Basically, the people around that promoter is who you’re gonna want to meet. So make that your goal for 3 to 4 months. So now we have the entire goal set up for the entire year. And it’s a realistic outcome you’re gonna spend because you know the promoters not going to be putting on a show every single day, maybe weekly, if not at least probably once a month, maybe twice a month, every two weeks. So that’s enough for you to get money. Go to this show and start talking to people. Figure out who’s posting things on Facebook. Um, just find out the team that’s involved in those shows and get connected to the people, the person who basically books the artists and build relationships with those people for 3 to 4 months. Once you’ve done that, you’ve met your goal. You’ve hit that 1st 3 to 4 month goal. That’s a success. You’re a step closer to your bigger goal. Now. What you want to do is take the next 3 to 6 months or sorry, like 4 to 8 months, talk to people and say, Hey, how can I get connected to the promoter. Or by then if Yuri involved in that circle, I’m sure you’ve probably met the promoter by then. So you’re already getting closer and closer to your goal. Will you want to do is start talking to that promoter through this network. Take that promoter out for a drink, lunch, dinner, something so that you can get a face to face meeting, start talking to him and build that relationship. By that time, you’ve got skin in the game. Now you’ve built these relationships. If you manage to nurture them and people actually like you, you’re going to hit that goal by the end of the year. Now, in between those shows, what you need to be doing is making tracks work on tracks. Start start building, track sent amount for food, back, get criticism. So you’re doing that on the in between so that I’m sure within a year you can. That’s that’s a track every two months. That’s playable, That is, that is an easy goal to reach. You can reach that goal within a year. I mean, you’re doing everything you need to do on the sidelines to get the show and then also you’re working on your music and getting better as a musician. And by the time you hit that year and goal, you have all the music you need to play for that show. And as you’re doing this, I mean, yeah, you concede is like so you can see making those tracks as every two months. I wanna have a playable track. That’s a good goal to set. And you will hit those hit those goals because those you will hit those and those will feel like successes. You’ll you’ll hit that stride one day, will you? Where you’ll go, this is it. This is the first fucking track that I know. I’m gonna play the set, or this is the 2nd 1 or 3rd 1 It’s all fucking coming together, and you’re gonna feel so much better about yourself because you don’t just have this one big goal that you’re hoping for. Um, because, you know, if you just set that goal of, Well, I want to play a show locally and you don’t have a game plan for that. What? What’s gonna come of age? You’re basically setting yourself up for failure, like like we were saying like I was saying at the beginning, if you set up this goal at the end, I want to play this show, this local show in a year but you’re not going to take the steps or try to get to that goal. Besides, I’m just gonna make music and share it with friends or people locally, you’re not going to get to that goal. You’re you’re going to get to that year point and you’re gonna feel like a failure. And the reason you’re gonna feel like failures because you didn’t try, you didn’t go for it. So it’s important when you’re looking at some of these goals to set up sub goals or many goals to that build up to that bigger one because it’s easier to take them in little bite sized chunks and you’re gonna feel so much better one to hit those now when you start reaching these bigger goals, So let’s say you do hit that big one at the end of the year and you play that local show and you’ve got these six tracks you’re going to feel like you’re going to feel like the top of the world you’re gonna feel like you’re the shit. You No one can fucking touch you. You’re amazing. Now this is where ego congee get in the way and you need to. I mean, you you got to be humbling yourself the entire time you’re on this journey. It’s so important to be humble when you’re trying to reach these bigger goals and get the success that you’re wanting to get. If you don’t stay humble, it is unbelievable how quick these relationships you building these networks to get what you need or get what you want will just fall apart, especially at an early stage. You’re in early stage in your career and your hitting these big successes and you’re not humbling yourself or being humble. If you’re not being humble, people are going to see through that. Fans will see through that very quickly and you’re gonna be back to square one. You’re gonna be stuck at nothing, and ultimately you’re going to feel like a failure if you’re at that point. So it’s extremely important to look back on your journey and understand where you were at certain points, realize how you got there, and it’s very important to understand that you worked hard to get to that point. But you also need to understand that you know, you’re not the only one on this journey. You’re not the only one that has made all of your success, especially if you pork to network this promoter and this promoter gives you the show. The promoter didn’t need to do that. They didn’t need to give you that show. They gave it to you because they liked you. And they see something in you and understand that it’s not just you getting you to your own successes. It’s the people around you, the people you’re networking with talking with and the people who open up doors for you. You need to stay humble to these people. You need to understand your roots and where you come from in have respect for the people around you. Because if you don’t have respect for them, they’re not gonna have respect for you in the last thing you want. Is people going around spreading bad words on your name? Because people remember that people will remember when someone talks bad about your name more than they will remember a big success of years because that’s a red flag for them. They realize, Oh, that’s someone one they probably don’t want to be, but to they also don’t want to be involved with. So with successes, you just, you know, you really have to look at them, look at them for what they are like, be happy about them, accept them and realize, You know, I’ve worked really hard for this, and that’s okay. You can feel that you should feel that way. You should feel excited and happy for everything that you’ve done for yourself. But you also need to realize where he came from. And you know, you never know when there will be a kid or someone that hits you up, asking you for help. That’s in the exact same position is you are, and in 5 to 10 years, all of a sudden, there at the top there at the same level, is you, and now they’re basically a colleague. But here’s the thing is, they’ve been spreading your bad name for years around the industry as they come up because you wouldn’t give them the time of day because you didn’t think they’re worthy enough. And a lot of this comes with ego when these successes come in. And I think the best book to read about this about humbling yourself in being humble with success, because with success, you know with big success it comes rapidly, comes quickly. It can be very overwhelming, and that ego just follows right behind. So I would suggest that you pick up egos, the enemy. It’s, I think, $20 on Amazon is a really, really, really great book about how to process ego and how to spot when your ego is getting out of control and really about checking your own ego. Um, so this is this, and this is something that even I struggle with on a day to day basis. Ego is, I think ego is one of the biggest things is like the biggest flaws for humans, especially when you start seeing success when you start seeing success. This your your ego inflates so big that you start to lose yourself. And this is when people, I mean, this is people. You’ve heard it before people go, Oh, that they weren’t like that when I knew them before they were successful. You’ll hear this all the time that they changed the fame, change them, The money changed them, and it’s really, ultimately the ego. The egos would change them. They got a little bit of taste for success, and they felt like they were above so many people there now hitting this elite status. And because of that, the ego just follows that and, you know, egos so central in that culture of success and elitism. So it’s it’s important to look back on who you were 10 years ago, who you were five years ago, two years ago, where you were when you were nothing who helped you out. Respect that and understand that and know that you’re not the only one in this game. You’re not the best of the best, and you need to have this student mentality. And I think a student mentality is what really helps. And here’s ego. Ultimately, because if you have this student mentality of wanting toe, learn and take on more lessons, you will never feel like you’re the master or the top of the top, because you’re always going to be listening to someone and learning and knowing that, okay, there’s still so much more work that I need to put in, and that is what’s important. That is how you defeat ego by realizing I’m never going to be the best, the best. There’s always gonna be someone that I can learn from that’s gonna teach me something new. Thanks for tuning into this episode, guys. Head to www dot envious audio dot com slash Episode seven to check out the show notes for this episode. I’ll see you guys in two weeks.
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