Show Notes for Episode 69: Seth Hanes, Author of "Break into the Scene: A Musician's Guide to Making Connections, Creating Opportunities, and Launching a Career"
- Seth's humble beginnings in music and how he came to become a professional musician
- The day he realized the "traditional" path in the music business didn't align with his desires
- How the tumultuous environment for professional orchestras in 2010 and 2011 sparked a curiosity in him which led to him learning a lot about why many orchestras were having financial troubles
- How Seth leveraged his job at a parking garage to gain access to an influential person in the music business who eventually became his boss
- The value of knowing that even if you lack a specific skill that you can always learn it
- His battle of knowing he needed to move on from a job that was no longer a good fit yet being afraid of quitting
- The great advice he received that led to him going all in on working for himself rather than just seeking a better job than his last one
- My opinion on Pat's vs. Gino's
- Why the best time to take risks in your career is when you are young
- The importance of turning the skills you have into assets you can leverage
- The difference between a freelancer and an entrepreneur
- The myths of freelancing
- Why success in the music business is about a lot more than just being really good at your instrument
- Why meeting even one person a month you wouldn't otherwise meet could eventually lead to tens of thousands of dollars
- The importance of pitching people the right way (where they are getting at least 51% of the value of the exchange)
- Why you have to believe what you're doing is going to make the world a better place
- The bonus materials available for free at breakintothescene.com (you don't even have to buy the book!)
- Why you should look for how you can be valuable to other people
- Examples of non-musical things you can do for someone else to connect with them in an authentic way
- Seth's Book: "Break into the Scene: A Musician's Guide to Making Connections, Creating Opportunities, and Launching a Career"
- My Appearance on Seth's "A Musician's Guide to Hustling" Show
- Jeff Conner: Episode 7
- Ariel Hyatt: Episode 49
- "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield
- The James Altucher Show
- "Choose Yourself" by James Altucher
"Even if I don't know how to do it, I know I can figure it out. That's always my perspective on everything. And to this day I still take on projects like client work and things that I don't necessarily know all the answers to but I know I can figure it out."
"Action expresses priorities."
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Produced by Joey Santillo