Forget about competitors

Now that the whole world is connected by Internet, you can easily see how other’s are doing.

It’s good that you can now reach the whole world from your living room, but the bad thing is that you might feel overwhelmed with competition.

You might think, “He is doing that for free. How am I supposed to do this if he’s doing that for free?”

“He’s ten times better than me, and he is charging half the price. Am I supposed to lower my price too?”

I was stuck in this thinking too, until I finally said, “Forget the competition, I’m gonna do what I want to do!”

So, once I decided to not try to “beat” the competitor, my world started to suddenly fill with peace, love, and happiness.

There’s room for everybody to express their creative work, and you don’t have to compete with anyone anymore.

The concept of trying to “beat” somebody else through competition is the old paradigm, which came from the old capitalism way of thinking.

In this new world we live today, there is no need to try to beat anyone through competition.

It’s not mutually exclusive, we can all do what we want, and we all have a place for us to bloom and prosper.

We all have our own place, and nobody can take that away from you.

There is no one pie to share amongst everybody else. There’s infinite amount of pie anyways.

You are already a professional beatmaker if you have ever received money from your music work

I believe that if have received any money, even just one cent, from your beat itself or from your music work, you are already a professional beatmaker.

So, just be proud, and treat yourself like a professional, if you are really into beatmaking.

If you treat your music as a hustle, it will become a hustle. If you treat yourself as a professional, people will treat you as a professional.

This is just a thought for those who are still not confident enough to tell yourself that you are not a professional “yet.”

Just declare that you are already a professional beatmaker. and the reality will follow.

To clarify, there is actually no need to even wait until you actually start earning any money because once you “declare” that you are a professional beatmaker, you have already become one.

Revolution happens in your mind, and will complete in a split second.

Just be proud.

You are awesome.

Making beats: Should I focus on quantity or quality?

Today, I’m going to talk about what I think about quantity vs quality when making beats.

To say the conclusion first, I believe quality is the most important, BUT it can only be achieved by quantity (creating a lot of beats and practicing), so after all, quantity becomes the most important factor, in my opinion.

Even if you create 1 beat per month spending hours and hours on that one beat, I believe your overall skills won’t improve as much.

On the other hand, if you start creating beats every day for 30 days in a row, it will help you learn more.

This is because every beat is different, like groove, bpm, atmosphere, style, etc, and you will start learning the ins and outs as you experiment with different ways of making beats.

So you cannot run away from practicing, obviously.

And my suggestion is to upload every beat you make, (I recommend BeatStars distribution because you can monetize forever and more) because beatmaking is a journey.

It’s going to be fun looking back at your old beats like 5 years later.

You will feel, “Wow, my mixing used to suck like shit! But, I actually I like how to put this sound together like this and that. That’s so me! I’ve improved a lot since then, but some things haven’t changed much, and that’s so interesting to know. I’m always me. Ha ha”

So you can basically look back later on and just feel great about the journey you took.

Try it out!

The Difference between yesterday and today

Every day might be slow for you at times, and you might be wondering,

“Am I on the right track? Is there anything I can do to make today better?”

And you start to get anxious about not being able to accomplish much as you think you should be doing, so you start blaming yourself for that.

Well, I get that.

We all have that kind of stage.

But here is the thing.

Maybe you can think like this, and you will better about yourself once again.

That is,

The difference between yesterday and today is that I have one more beat uploaded on my beat catalog.

Wow. This is good, don’t you think?

If you can think like that, you know that you’re putting one foot on front of the other, and you’re already perfectly on track.

Don’t be too harsh on yourself.

You can kick back and relax and not make beats if you don’t want to.

I get it.

But when you actually take enough rest, I bet you that you will want to start making beats again.

Then, you can start making beats again and your catalog will start growing again.

You know, making beats is supposed to be a process, and you are supposed to be enjoying the process itself.

Forget the results, enjoy the process.

Take a rest if you want to, and keep coming back to it when you are ready to restart.

That’s the secret to go really really far.

Play the long game.

Play this game for life.