I often get asked by friends who see me work well past what would be considered the “normal hours”, why would I bother? The answer is, because I care. I am passionate about what I do. If I stay up an extra hour and write another blog post that might be interest to some one, and as a result they visit my website and end up listening to one of my songs, well then it was worth it 🙂 As I mentioned before, it is not the big steps, it’s a lot of small steps that will build a sustainable career in the music business for an independent artist.
Yes there is a point when your work becomes unproductive, when you pack in the long hours and you need to rest. But this does not mean you should not push your self. If you want results, you need to work hard.
Sometimes it is that little extra bit of effort that separates you from your competition. It is that extra few hours of midnight oil that make you stand out from the crowd. So I ask you this, could you have done more today?
The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
To get EIGHT of his songs for free go HERE