60 pippa.io Music-Preneur Mindset Podcast http://therockstaradvocate.com/ en (c) 2018 The Rock/Star Advocate, LLC. All Rights Reserved. music,musicbusiness,musician,musicindustry,musicpreneur The Rock/Star Advocate Ready to stop guessing your way to success? Join Suz {The Rock/Star Advocate} as she lays out everything you need to know to go from struggling DIY Musician to confident Music-Preneur, growing a sustainable career in music. Join Suz {The Rock/Star Advocate} as she lays out everything you need to know to go from struggling DIY Musician to confident Music-Preneur, growing a sustainable career in music. yes Suzanne Paulinski info+5a733b25a0baaf5347768d14@mg.pippa.io episodic https://assets.pippa.io/shows/5a733b25a0baaf5347768d14/1539671528195-86d35c53e6931d356695b1f59f1eea70.jpeg http://therockstaradvocate.com/ Music-Preneur Mindset Podcast https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/musicpreneur-mindset-podcast Ep48: The Importance of Calling Your Own Shots Ep48: The Importance of Calling Your Own Shots Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:52:58 GMT 13:20 5c3d162ca3769e6d770e7fa8 no http://therockstaradvocate.com/ep48 full 2 48 Constantly looking to others to guide your next steps? Suz shares 3 reasons why it's important to speak your mind & create your own path in the music industry.



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Constantly looking to others to guide your next steps? Suz shares 3 reasons why it's important to speak your mind & create your own path in the music industry.



For all links and 'rock'sources, visit the full set of show notes here: http://therockstaradvocate.com/ep48



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Ep47: Book Review: The One Page Financial Plan Ep47: Book Review: The One Page Financial Plan Thu, 10 Jan 2019 20:51:42 GMT 11:35 5c353044aa9669bb6cde0b99 no http://therockstaradvocate.com/ep47 Acknowledgment over judgment. full 2 47 Overwhelmed when thinking about finances? Suz breaks down her experience reading The One Page Financial Plan by Carl Richards, sharing her biggest takeaways.



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Overwhelmed when thinking about finances? Suz breaks down her experience reading The One Page Financial Plan by Carl Richards, sharing her biggest takeaways.



For all links and 'rock'sources, visit the full set of show notes here: http://therockstaradvocate.com/ep47



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Ep46: 9 Music-Preneur Lessons for 2019 Ep46: 9 Music-Preneur Lessons for 2019 Wed, 02 Jan 2019 18:53:09 GMT 31:58 5c2d089507ab08c152e49877 no http://therockstaradvocate.com/ep46 Lessons Learned. full 2 46 Suz takes a look back at the 9 music-preneur spotlight interviews she hosted in 2018 and the best lessons she learned from each that she'll take with her into the new year.


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Suz takes a look back at the 9 music-preneur spotlight interviews she hosted in 2018 and the best lessons she learned from each that she'll take with her into the new year.


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Ep45: BONUS Live coaching with Cassandra Kubinski Ep45: BONUS Live coaching with Cassandra Kubinski Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:19:14 GMT 22:31 5c1e8dfe7b498fd76f3eaef5 no http://therockstaradvocate.com/ep44 Building a team with a music-preneur mindset. full 2 45 As a bonus to Episode 44, I recorded a live coaching session with Cassandra Kubinski to work through her road blocks when it comes to building out her team. As a bonus to Episode 44, I recorded a live coaching session with Cassandra Kubinski to work through her road blocks when it comes to building out her team. Ep44: Music-Preneur Spotlight: Cassandra Kubinski Ep44: Music-Preneur Spotlight: Cassandra Kubinski Sat, 22 Dec 2018 20:50:32 GMT 36:26 5c03723e4f8500a82d3e25eb no http://therockstaradvocate.com/ep44 Break Your Boundaries. full 2 44 Ever feel like you have too many passions? Cassandra Kubinski illustrates how a multi-passionate creative finds and maintains focus and how you can learn to #BreakYourBoundaries.



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Ever feel like you have too many passions? Cassandra Kubinski illustrates how a multi-passionate creative finds and maintains focus and how you can learn to #BreakYourBoundaries.



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Ep43: The Pitfalls of Reaching Your Goals Ep43: The Pitfalls of Reaching Your Goals Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:56:37 GMT 10:50 5c13ea747376ce783021de22 yes http://therockstaradvocate.com/ep43 Thank you, next. full 2 43 If reaching your goals is so great then why do we often feel a mix of fear, disappointment, and confusion after the excitement of reaching them wears off? Learn ways to stay motivated after reaching the finish line!



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If reaching your goals is so great then why do we often feel a mix of fear, disappointment, and confusion after the excitement of reaching them wears off? Learn ways to stay motivated after reaching the finish line!



For all links, resources, and TO REGISTER FOR MY FREE ROCK THE F*CK OUTTA 2019 HANGOUT on 12/28, visit the full set of show notes here: http://therockstaradvocate.com/ep43



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Ep42: Why Gratitude is Gold Ep42: Why Gratitude is Gold Fri, 07 Dec 2018 19:19:23 GMT 11:38 5c074119571aba8c3d4533bb no http://therockstaradvocate.com/ep42 The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. - Friedrich Nietzsche  full 2 42 Think a gratitude list is silly? Learn why a mindset based in gratitude is so powerful AND how it can bring more money to your business.



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Think a gratitude list is silly? Learn why a mindset based in gratitude is so powerful AND how it can bring more money to your business.



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Ep41: How to Monetize More Than Your Music Ep41: How to Monetize More Than Your Music Wed, 28 Nov 2018 18:00:12 GMT 14:12 5bfe167bbbf6bc4b0a5dc1e6 no http://therockstaradvocate.com/ep41 Got the skills to pay the bills.  full 2 41 Worried there's no money in music? Being a music-preneur means diversifying your income streams. Learn how to make money from more than trying to sell MP3s.



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Worried there's no money in music? Being a music-preneur means diversifying your income streams. Learn how to make money from more than trying to sell MP3s.



For all links, resources, and free downloads from this episode, visit the full set of show notes here: http://therockstaradvocate.com/ep41



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Ep 40: Music-Preneur Spotlight: Tommy Interview Ep 40: Music-Preneur Spotlight: Tommy Interview Wed, 21 Nov 2018 19:57:56 GMT 39:29 5bf386257cfcbf8c752744d8 no http://therockstaradvocate.com/ep40 Would you say that to yourself? full 2 40 Tommy Darker reveals the ups & downs that lead him to start Whiise, why he leads with kindness, and the reason he decided to create a new kind of music conference with WhiiseCon, which kicks off on November 28, 2018.



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Tommy Darker reveals the ups & downs that lead him to start Whiise, why he leads with kindness, and the reason he decided to create a new kind of music conference with WhiiseCon, which kicks off on November 28, 2018.



For all links, resources, and free downloads from this episode, visit the full set of show notes here: http://therockstaradvocate.com/ep40 



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Ep 39: The Team Who Makes the Dream Work Ep 39: The Team Who Makes the Dream Work Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:22:58 GMT 11:16 5bec36b79c0b65485460fa09 no http://therockstaradvocate.com/ep39 full 2 39 Sick of doing it alone, but lost as to what help you need or who you can afford to bring on? Learn ways to do more in less time and where to start when it's time to build your team.


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Sick of doing it alone, but lost as to what help you need or who you can afford to bring on? Learn ways to do more in less time and where to start when it's time to build your team.


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Ep38: 3 Mindset Shifts for Greater Success Ep38: 3 Mindset Shifts for Greater Success Thu, 08 Nov 2018 01:00:27 GMT 14:54 5be32985d113a527262fa622 no http://therockstaradvocate.com/ep38 full 2 38 Buying all the tools, books, and apps and still not getting ahead? It may be all in your head! Here are 3 mindset shifts that got me seeing results!


Here’s the thing - you’re NEVER ready. There will always be things you can’t predict or control. The only thing you CAN do is your best. Plain and simple.

 


Key Highlights

  • What's in store for Season 2 [00:52]
  • The first mindset shift [02:31]
  • The true definition of perfection [03:33]
  • The second mindset shift [05:25]
  • Competition & Care Bear stare mentality [06:11]
  • The third mindset shift [08:01]
  • 3 tools to help you with shift #3 [12:25]

 


Links/Rocksources



Learn how to get in the right mindset in order to make REAL progress towards your goals by downloading my Mindset Checklist!



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Buying all the tools, books, and apps and still not getting ahead? It may be all in your head! Here are 3 mindset shifts that got me seeing results!


Here’s the thing - you’re NEVER ready. There will always be things you can’t predict or control. The only thing you CAN do is your best. Plain and simple.

 


Key Highlights

  • What's in store for Season 2 [00:52]
  • The first mindset shift [02:31]
  • The true definition of perfection [03:33]
  • The second mindset shift [05:25]
  • Competition & Care Bear stare mentality [06:11]
  • The third mindset shift [08:01]
  • 3 tools to help you with shift #3 [12:25]

 


Links/Rocksources



Learn how to get in the right mindset in order to make REAL progress towards your goals by downloading my Mindset Checklist!



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Ep 37: Be the Change You Want to See Ep 37: Be the Change You Want to See Sun, 02 Sep 2018 14:54:50 GMT 11:55 5b8b706e1a4c86ef4cad6ca9 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep37 You know more than you think. full 1 37 Ending Season 1 on an inspiring note, Suz encourages listeners to ignite the change they want to see within the music industry and how to do it.



"Stop working solely for your goals, and start working for the actual journey."


 

Key Highlights

  • What I learned about working at the labels [01:52]
  • How I created my own path [03:37]
  • The first thing I learned that helped me do it [07:16]
  • Always remember this [08:08]

 


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Download Danielle LaPorte's Desire Map here
  • Leave a review for The 2018 Rock/Star Life Planner here



Learn how to prioritize what matters & make REAL progress towards your goals! Download your FREE copy of The 2018 Rock/Star Life Planner >>here<<.

 


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Ending Season 1 on an inspiring note, Suz encourages listeners to ignite the change they want to see within the music industry and how to do it.



"Stop working solely for your goals, and start working for the actual journey."


 

Key Highlights

  • What I learned about working at the labels [01:52]
  • How I created my own path [03:37]
  • The first thing I learned that helped me do it [07:16]
  • Always remember this [08:08]

 


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Download Danielle LaPorte's Desire Map here
  • Leave a review for The 2018 Rock/Star Life Planner here



Learn how to prioritize what matters & make REAL progress towards your goals! Download your FREE copy of The 2018 Rock/Star Life Planner >>here<<.

 


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<![CDATA[Ep 36: Music-Preneur Spotlight: Lauren Kelly Benson & Corina Corina]]> Wed, 22 Aug 2018 22:10:05 GMT 35:05 5b7c896282111407320409f2 yes http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep36 You can count on me. full 1 36 Learn what it takes to create a successful accountability routine with fellow music-preneur. Artists Lauren Kelly Benson & Corina Corina share their secrets of how they hold each other accountable & what they do when life happens.



"I think every accountability partnership needs a Corina and needs a Lauren."

 


Key Highlights

  • Where Lauren Kelly Benson & Corina Corina are in their careers [02:51]
  • What their current obstacles are [05:28]
  • How they became accountability buddies [13:10]
  • How they structure their accountability [14:40]
  • What they do when they fall behind or when life happens [16:55]
  • What they took from the Music-Preneur Mindset Summit [24:40]
  • What they would do with 1 extra hour [28:34]
  • Who they would collaborate with [28:41]
  • Their big request [29:06]
  • What they'd like YOU to do [31:30]

 


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • CHECK OUT Corina Corina's EPK for Hangover Music
  • LISTEN TO Lauren Kelly Benson's new single Say Her Name
  • Gretchen Rubin's 4 Tendencies
  • Their accountability structure: 3 Areas of Life & Top 3 Priorities of the Area {9 weekly actions ea. week}
  • Find accountability within The Rock/Star Collective {free Facebook Group}
  • Want greater accountability support each month? Join Rock/Star Slackers™ here
  • Learn more about Lauren Kelly Benson here
  • Learn more about Corina Corina here

 


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Learn what it takes to create a successful accountability routine with fellow music-preneur. Artists Lauren Kelly Benson & Corina Corina share their secrets of how they hold each other accountable & what they do when life happens.



"I think every accountability partnership needs a Corina and needs a Lauren."

 


Key Highlights

  • Where Lauren Kelly Benson & Corina Corina are in their careers [02:51]
  • What their current obstacles are [05:28]
  • How they became accountability buddies [13:10]
  • How they structure their accountability [14:40]
  • What they do when they fall behind or when life happens [16:55]
  • What they took from the Music-Preneur Mindset Summit [24:40]
  • What they would do with 1 extra hour [28:34]
  • Who they would collaborate with [28:41]
  • Their big request [29:06]
  • What they'd like YOU to do [31:30]

 


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • CHECK OUT Corina Corina's EPK for Hangover Music
  • LISTEN TO Lauren Kelly Benson's new single Say Her Name
  • Gretchen Rubin's 4 Tendencies
  • Their accountability structure: 3 Areas of Life & Top 3 Priorities of the Area {9 weekly actions ea. week}
  • Find accountability within The Rock/Star Collective {free Facebook Group}
  • Want greater accountability support each month? Join Rock/Star Slackers™ here
  • Learn more about Lauren Kelly Benson here
  • Learn more about Corina Corina here

 


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Ep 35: Ending Toxic Collaborations Ep 35: Ending Toxic Collaborations Fri, 10 Aug 2018 15:47:15 GMT 15:52 5b6a57477ca0de616cec46bb no https://shows.pippa.io/musicpreneur-mindset-podcast/ep35 full 1 35 Collaborations can be pure magic, but some can be incredibly toxic. Learn how to identify which ones are dragging you under, how to handle ending them & moving forward confidently in your career.



"Many times the most toxic relationships don't start out that way; they grow sour over time, often so slowly we don't notice it until the damage has already begun."




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Collaborations can be pure magic, but some can be incredibly toxic. Learn how to identify which ones are dragging you under, how to handle ending them & moving forward confidently in your career.



"Many times the most toxic relationships don't start out that way; they grow sour over time, often so slowly we don't notice it until the damage has already begun."




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<![CDATA[Ep 34: Yes, There's Time for That]]> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 21:39:51 GMT 14:21 5b6228a9f6b6afe97c040b6d no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep34 full 1 34 We can easily feel overwhelmed thinking there's never any time to do all the things we need to do. Learn how to identify your priorities, ignore what doesn't matter & manage your time like a boss!


"I believe we’ve grown to expect that we are needed more than we are when things happen."

 

Key Highlights

  • False Urgency [01:23]
  • The smartphone addiction [02:33]
  • Saving time with emails [04:57]
  • How to master your priorities [06:04]
  • The 2-pronged test [09:52]
  • The importance of boundaries [11:16]


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • You can read Time magazine's full article on smartphone usage here
  • The Space app and Forest App can help break addiction to your devices
  • Check out Unroll.me for your email inbox clutter here
  • My interview with CD Baby can be found here


 

Sign up for my 3-Day Get Sh*t Done Challenge so you can learn your own individual productivity rhythm & how to work within it + learn how to prioritize what matters & ignore the distractions so you can Get Sh*t Done! 


 

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We can easily feel overwhelmed thinking there's never any time to do all the things we need to do. Learn how to identify your priorities, ignore what doesn't matter & manage your time like a boss!


"I believe we’ve grown to expect that we are needed more than we are when things happen."

 

Key Highlights

  • False Urgency [01:23]
  • The smartphone addiction [02:33]
  • Saving time with emails [04:57]
  • How to master your priorities [06:04]
  • The 2-pronged test [09:52]
  • The importance of boundaries [11:16]


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • You can read Time magazine's full article on smartphone usage here
  • The Space app and Forest App can help break addiction to your devices
  • Check out Unroll.me for your email inbox clutter here
  • My interview with CD Baby can be found here


 

Sign up for my 3-Day Get Sh*t Done Challenge so you can learn your own individual productivity rhythm & how to work within it + learn how to prioritize what matters & ignore the distractions so you can Get Sh*t Done! 


 

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If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Ep 33: Why I Laugh At My Lymes Ep 33: Why I Laugh At My Lymes Fri, 27 Jul 2018 10:04:54 GMT 14:37 5b58db56468d5481383c0df7 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep33 Lyme-colored glasses. full 1 33 Perspective is everything. You can see something as a setback or an opportunity. It wasn't always easy, but I chose to see my Lymes as an opportunity. And laugh.



"There is a lesson in everything and you get to choose what that lesson is going to teach you."

 


Key Highlights

  • How I got Lymes [01:09]
  • What the Universe was trying to tell me [02:15]
  • What I decided to do after being diagnosed [05:43]
  • Hiring a coach and gaining perspective [07:43]
  • You have a choice [10:50]
  • What you can do to move forward [11:50]


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here


 

Click here to download my Flip the Script Workbook & shift your perspective on certain things you see as setbacks and learn to see them as opportunities!

 


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Perspective is everything. You can see something as a setback or an opportunity. It wasn't always easy, but I chose to see my Lymes as an opportunity. And laugh.



"There is a lesson in everything and you get to choose what that lesson is going to teach you."

 


Key Highlights

  • How I got Lymes [01:09]
  • What the Universe was trying to tell me [02:15]
  • What I decided to do after being diagnosed [05:43]
  • Hiring a coach and gaining perspective [07:43]
  • You have a choice [10:50]
  • What you can do to move forward [11:50]


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here


 

Click here to download my Flip the Script Workbook & shift your perspective on certain things you see as setbacks and learn to see them as opportunities!

 


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If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Ep 32: Music-Preneur Spotlight: Cheryl B. Engelhardt Ep 32: Music-Preneur Spotlight: Cheryl B. Engelhardt Thu, 19 Jul 2018 01:47:09 GMT 35:33 5b4f50ede06f5c886731b681 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep32 Stop throwing all the spaghetti.  full 1 32 Saying yes can be a very powerful tool to move you forward. It's also important to know what you want so you know what to say yes to, as Cheryl B. Engelhardt shares with us in this spotlight!



"I was very much not creating a big picture. I was like, 'I want a Grammy! Also I want to pay my bills this week.'"

 


Key Highlights

  • Who is Cheryl B. Engelhardt? [00:44]
  • How she got started in music [02:17]
  • When she knew she could do music full time [06:05]
  • How does she diversify her income? [09:44]
  • How she balances helping musicians & being a musician [14:00]
  • What musicians are doing that keeps them from reaching their goals [25:32]
  • What she would do with an extra hour [29:30]
  • Who she would collaborate with [29:35]
  • Cheryl's big request [30:30]
  • Her actionable for listeners [31:39]


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Download Cheryl's free Mastering Email Workbook here
  • Join Cheryl in her Rock Your Email course here
  • Check out all of Cheryl's resources for musicians here
  • Listen to Cheryl's music here
  • Connect with Cheryl on Instagram

 

 

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Saying yes can be a very powerful tool to move you forward. It's also important to know what you want so you know what to say yes to, as Cheryl B. Engelhardt shares with us in this spotlight!



"I was very much not creating a big picture. I was like, 'I want a Grammy! Also I want to pay my bills this week.'"

 


Key Highlights

  • Who is Cheryl B. Engelhardt? [00:44]
  • How she got started in music [02:17]
  • When she knew she could do music full time [06:05]
  • How does she diversify her income? [09:44]
  • How she balances helping musicians & being a musician [14:00]
  • What musicians are doing that keeps them from reaching their goals [25:32]
  • What she would do with an extra hour [29:30]
  • Who she would collaborate with [29:35]
  • Cheryl's big request [30:30]
  • Her actionable for listeners [31:39]


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Download Cheryl's free Mastering Email Workbook here
  • Join Cheryl in her Rock Your Email course here
  • Check out all of Cheryl's resources for musicians here
  • Listen to Cheryl's music here
  • Connect with Cheryl on Instagram

 

 

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If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Ep 31: The Freedom in Permission Ep 31: The Freedom in Permission Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:58:48 GMT 13:16 5b3efc181fc07d74521339f8 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep31 Mother, may I? full 1 31 Feeling stuck or unsure of where to go next in your career? Sometimes we are held back simply because we are waiting for permission to take the actions we already know we need to take.

 

"It’s about what you believe to be the best thing at the time and then acting on that belief with confidence in your ability to learn something valuable either way."



Key Highlights

  • 3 things that happen when we don't take action [01:07]
  • What permission looks like [02:07]
  • They type of permission to give ourselves [03:34]
  • WWYD: Being signed to a label [05:18]
  • WWYD: Starting a new business [07:33]
  • My 1:1 with Russell Simmons [09:04]
  • The beauty in failure [10:35]
  • The Music-Preneur Mindset Summit [11:17]



Give yourself the permission you need to do what you've been waiting to do by downloading my Freedom to Do Me Worksheet here.



Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here

 


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Feeling stuck or unsure of where to go next in your career? Sometimes we are held back simply because we are waiting for permission to take the actions we already know we need to take.

 

"It’s about what you believe to be the best thing at the time and then acting on that belief with confidence in your ability to learn something valuable either way."



Key Highlights

  • 3 things that happen when we don't take action [01:07]
  • What permission looks like [02:07]
  • They type of permission to give ourselves [03:34]
  • WWYD: Being signed to a label [05:18]
  • WWYD: Starting a new business [07:33]
  • My 1:1 with Russell Simmons [09:04]
  • The beauty in failure [10:35]
  • The Music-Preneur Mindset Summit [11:17]



Give yourself the permission you need to do what you've been waiting to do by downloading my Freedom to Do Me Worksheet here.



Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here

 


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Ep 30: Stop the Sleep Shaming! Ep 30: Stop the Sleep Shaming! Wed, 27 Jun 2018 07:13:52 GMT 12:22 5b331c297b9cf5a0177f18ac no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep30 How do you sleep at night? full 1 30 How many times have you been at an industry event and found yourself in competition with someone regarding who's working on less sleep? It's time to stop wearing all-nighters as a badge of honor!


"I now realize I had nothing to prove beyond producing great work."


 

Key Highlights

  • What sleep shaming looks like [01:09]
  • How the music industry treats self-care compared to other sectors [03:23]
  • My journey with sleep [04:37]
  • The Sleep Revolution [07:06]
  • The dangers of not sleeping [08:28]

 


Download My Journey to Better Sleep Worksheet here & start learning better ways to get a healthy night's rest so you can show up for your success!


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Purchase a copy of Arianna Huffington's The Sleep Revolution here
  • Learn more about impending laws on driving while sleep deprived here
  • Read up on the benefits companies see when they invest in mental health/self-care here
  • Studies about the dangers of sleep deprivation can be found here and here

 


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How many times have you been at an industry event and found yourself in competition with someone regarding who's working on less sleep? It's time to stop wearing all-nighters as a badge of honor!


"I now realize I had nothing to prove beyond producing great work."


 

Key Highlights

  • What sleep shaming looks like [01:09]
  • How the music industry treats self-care compared to other sectors [03:23]
  • My journey with sleep [04:37]
  • The Sleep Revolution [07:06]
  • The dangers of not sleeping [08:28]

 


Download My Journey to Better Sleep Worksheet here & start learning better ways to get a healthy night's rest so you can show up for your success!


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Purchase a copy of Arianna Huffington's The Sleep Revolution here
  • Learn more about impending laws on driving while sleep deprived here
  • Read up on the benefits companies see when they invest in mental health/self-care here
  • Studies about the dangers of sleep deprivation can be found here and here

 


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Ep 29: Bonus Live Coaching w/ James Divine Ep 29: Bonus Live Coaching w/ James Divine Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:06:34 GMT 21:29 5b298b0ebe241de61aa76b45 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep28 Wonder what a mindset coach does? full 1 29 As a bonus to Episode 28, I recorded a live coaching session with James Divine, helping him bust through roadblocks surrounding his goal on booking more speaking engagements. Enjoy! As a bonus to Episode 28, I recorded a live coaching session with James Divine, helping him bust through roadblocks surrounding his goal on booking more speaking engagements. Enjoy! Ep 28: Music-Preneur Spotlight: James Divine Ep 28: Music-Preneur Spotlight: James Divine Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:05:36 GMT 35:04 5b2979682faafa3c20b68a17 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep28 Grant yourself permission to succeed. full 1 28 Sometimes we get so caught up in our idea of success we don't stop & think what it means to us & what we want from it. Find inspiration by lessons learned from music-preneur James Divine {plus click here for a BONUS episode!}.



"I think another mistake I made for the longest time was not realizing that the goals were adaptable."


 

Key Highlights

  • When he knew he wanted to do music full-time [02:01]
  • What he wish he knew at the beginning [05:23]
  • His realization about goal setting [06:54]
  • Fame vs. Money vs. Serving others [08:18]
  • Never play for free even when you do [13:15]
  • Most surprising lesson about teaching [18:28]
  • How to find your path [20:55]
  • What James would do with 1 extra hour [27:25]
  • Who he would collaborate with them [27:37]
  • His request [28:09]
  • Your Actionable of the Week [30:25]

 


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Goldie Joe has posted a comprehensive slide show of Zig Ziglar's Wheel of Life here
  • Check out Dan Miller's 40 Days to the Work You Love here {currently $1.99}
  • Read more about James' story in his book The Saxaphone Diaries here
  • Learn about forgiveness and overcoming traumas in James' book here
  • You can take James' Udemy course, 40 Ways to Make Money as a Musician, for FREE if you sign up before July 5, 2018. Simply click here



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If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Sometimes we get so caught up in our idea of success we don't stop & think what it means to us & what we want from it. Find inspiration by lessons learned from music-preneur James Divine {plus click here for a BONUS episode!}.



"I think another mistake I made for the longest time was not realizing that the goals were adaptable."


 

Key Highlights

  • When he knew he wanted to do music full-time [02:01]
  • What he wish he knew at the beginning [05:23]
  • His realization about goal setting [06:54]
  • Fame vs. Money vs. Serving others [08:18]
  • Never play for free even when you do [13:15]
  • Most surprising lesson about teaching [18:28]
  • How to find your path [20:55]
  • What James would do with 1 extra hour [27:25]
  • Who he would collaborate with them [27:37]
  • His request [28:09]
  • Your Actionable of the Week [30:25]

 


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Goldie Joe has posted a comprehensive slide show of Zig Ziglar's Wheel of Life here
  • Check out Dan Miller's 40 Days to the Work You Love here {currently $1.99}
  • Read more about James' story in his book The Saxaphone Diaries here
  • Learn about forgiveness and overcoming traumas in James' book here
  • You can take James' Udemy course, 40 Ways to Make Money as a Musician, for FREE if you sign up before July 5, 2018. Simply click here



Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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<![CDATA[Ep 27: Mentors, Coaches & Peers, Oh My!]]> Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:52:44 GMT 13:18 5b20bd9dcd0a3d825e07a7bf no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep27 The teammates no one talks about. full 1 27 As the saying goes, it takes a village. We often talk about building a team but 3 crucial roles are often left out of the conversation.



"Rather than feel as if building a team is so far out of reach in relation to where you’re currently at, realizing your team has already started to form can empower you to take action and get to the next milestone more quickly."


 

Key Highlights

  • The 3 team members we never talk about [01:00]
  • What a mentor is not [03:55]
  • My 3 mentors [04:31]
  • How to find your own mentor [06:02]
  • Coaches to be weary of [07:15]
  • Avoiding information overwhelm [08:16]
  • Your Board of Influencers [09:45]
  • Peers & the theory of 5 [10:33]

 


Download my Mentors Worksheet to map out who you trust to lean on for guidance, expertise, and support here!


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Learn more about Marcy Rauer Wagman, Esq. here
  • If you need a civil attorney learn about Alan J. Bennett, Esq. here
  • Check out Ariel Hyatt's Cyber PR here
  • Jordana Jaffe's Nourished Boss lives here
  • Gena Jaffe's legal services lives here
  • All things Amy Porterfield can be found here
  • Brunch & Budget - find your financial coach here
  • The SEO expert I used can be found here
  • My launch coach can be found here

 


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If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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As the saying goes, it takes a village. We often talk about building a team but 3 crucial roles are often left out of the conversation.



"Rather than feel as if building a team is so far out of reach in relation to where you’re currently at, realizing your team has already started to form can empower you to take action and get to the next milestone more quickly."


 

Key Highlights

  • The 3 team members we never talk about [01:00]
  • What a mentor is not [03:55]
  • My 3 mentors [04:31]
  • How to find your own mentor [06:02]
  • Coaches to be weary of [07:15]
  • Avoiding information overwhelm [08:16]
  • Your Board of Influencers [09:45]
  • Peers & the theory of 5 [10:33]

 


Download my Mentors Worksheet to map out who you trust to lean on for guidance, expertise, and support here!


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Learn more about Marcy Rauer Wagman, Esq. here
  • If you need a civil attorney learn about Alan J. Bennett, Esq. here
  • Check out Ariel Hyatt's Cyber PR here
  • Jordana Jaffe's Nourished Boss lives here
  • Gena Jaffe's legal services lives here
  • All things Amy Porterfield can be found here
  • Brunch & Budget - find your financial coach here
  • The SEO expert I used can be found here
  • My launch coach can be found here

 


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If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Ep 26: Taking Out the Competition Ep 26: Taking Out the Competition Fri, 08 Jun 2018 22:08:51 GMT 14:06 5b1afe73cf1ded3845f4d46b no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep26 Turn off the highlight reel. full 1 26 Competition can motivate and challenge you put your best self forward, but there comes a point where it becomes unhealthy. Learn ways to manage it so it doesn't go from motivation to madness.



"This journey is difficult enough. Don't be your own road block or get off course by looking 5 lanes over."


 

Key Highlights

  • How competition is different in the music industry [00:48]
  • When competition can be harmful [01:56]
  • My life in competition [03:46]
  • What I've realized about competition in hindsight [04:25]
  • What we're really protecting [05:00]
  • Healthy v. Unhealthy competition [05:53]
  • Competition & Fraud Talk [06:33]
  • 3 Things to remember [09:17]
  • Market research in the music industry [10:30]
  • How to get out of unhealthy competition [11:48]

 


Download my Taking Out the Competition Cheat Sheet here & talk yourself out of comparison paralysis and into motivated action!


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Read Bree Noble's tips for handling competition here
  • Join FaceBudda's Mindfulness Challenge here

 


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Competition can motivate and challenge you put your best self forward, but there comes a point where it becomes unhealthy. Learn ways to manage it so it doesn't go from motivation to madness.



"This journey is difficult enough. Don't be your own road block or get off course by looking 5 lanes over."


 

Key Highlights

  • How competition is different in the music industry [00:48]
  • When competition can be harmful [01:56]
  • My life in competition [03:46]
  • What I've realized about competition in hindsight [04:25]
  • What we're really protecting [05:00]
  • Healthy v. Unhealthy competition [05:53]
  • Competition & Fraud Talk [06:33]
  • 3 Things to remember [09:17]
  • Market research in the music industry [10:30]
  • How to get out of unhealthy competition [11:48]

 


Download my Taking Out the Competition Cheat Sheet here & talk yourself out of comparison paralysis and into motivated action!


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Read Bree Noble's tips for handling competition here
  • Join FaceBudda's Mindfulness Challenge here

 


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Ep 25: Numbers That Are Ruining Your Career Ep 25: Numbers That Are Ruining Your Career Wed, 30 May 2018 08:20:01 GMT 13:41 5b0e08a77b67904376d52036 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep25 full 1 25 While it's important to track certain data in order to make informed decisions, certain number-watching is doing you more harm than good.



"Labels are no longer the gate-keepers, your fans are, and fans are more than numbers. Instead of thinking in Likes & Shares think in people & relationships."

 


Key Highlights

  • What I get asked all the time [00:39]
  • Common mistakes with our goals [02:03]
  • What numbers can't tell you [03:37]
  • Understanding your smart phone behavior [04:11]
  • How to break free from social media rabbit holes [05:04]
  • The importance of action steps [07:40]
  • The danger of vanity metrics [09:09]
  • Why you don't need a large following [10:20]
  • Setting data boundaries [11:31]

 


Download my Metrics That Matter Worksheet here and avoid drowning in numbers & focus on the engagement that will move your music career forward!


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here

 


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While it's important to track certain data in order to make informed decisions, certain number-watching is doing you more harm than good.



"Labels are no longer the gate-keepers, your fans are, and fans are more than numbers. Instead of thinking in Likes & Shares think in people & relationships."

 


Key Highlights

  • What I get asked all the time [00:39]
  • Common mistakes with our goals [02:03]
  • What numbers can't tell you [03:37]
  • Understanding your smart phone behavior [04:11]
  • How to break free from social media rabbit holes [05:04]
  • The importance of action steps [07:40]
  • The danger of vanity metrics [09:09]
  • Why you don't need a large following [10:20]
  • Setting data boundaries [11:31]

 


Download my Metrics That Matter Worksheet here and avoid drowning in numbers & focus on the engagement that will move your music career forward!


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here

 


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Ep 24: Music-Preneur Spotlight: Lesley Barth Ep 24: Music-Preneur Spotlight: Lesley Barth Wed, 23 May 2018 06:27:46 GMT 33:46 5ad6155bbdb3f09f3a246254 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep24 Taking a leap of faith. full 1 24 Singer-songwriter Lesley Barth discusses how she made the leap from part-time musician to full-time music-preneur & how she plans on sustaining her progress.


"I think the reason I knew was because I realized I felt that I was no longer getting out of it more than I was putting in. I feel like I'm just at pivot point and I want to put all my weight behind it."

 


Key Highlights

  • Our spotlights so far [00:38]
  • Lesley Barth, our first female guest [01:04]
  • Lesley's start in music [02:24]
  • Her vision for being a musician [06:12]
  • What pushed her to decide to leave her day-job [07:31]
  • Beyonce-ing her first EP [10:11]
  • 3 important lessons she keeps with her [12:20]
  • Her approach to marketing [15:50]
  • Living with another full-time musician [17:47]
  • Importance of delineation with business & music [22:00]
  • Making the leap to full-time music-preneur [24:15]
  • What she'd do with 1 extra hour [28:25]
  • Who she'd collaborate with [29:00]
  • Her big ASK [29:59]
  • Her actionable for YOU [30:45]

 

 

Take a listen to Lesley's latest music from her album, Green Hearts, OUT NOW!

 


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Sign up for her newsletter {one of my FAVES!} here
  • Stay updated on her upcoming tour at letsgetrealtour.com
  • Connect with her on Facebook here, Instagram here, and Twitter here
  • Stream her music on Spotify here, YouTube here, and SoundCloud here

 


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Singer-songwriter Lesley Barth discusses how she made the leap from part-time musician to full-time music-preneur & how she plans on sustaining her progress.


"I think the reason I knew was because I realized I felt that I was no longer getting out of it more than I was putting in. I feel like I'm just at pivot point and I want to put all my weight behind it."

 


Key Highlights

  • Our spotlights so far [00:38]
  • Lesley Barth, our first female guest [01:04]
  • Lesley's start in music [02:24]
  • Her vision for being a musician [06:12]
  • What pushed her to decide to leave her day-job [07:31]
  • Beyonce-ing her first EP [10:11]
  • 3 important lessons she keeps with her [12:20]
  • Her approach to marketing [15:50]
  • Living with another full-time musician [17:47]
  • Importance of delineation with business & music [22:00]
  • Making the leap to full-time music-preneur [24:15]
  • What she'd do with 1 extra hour [28:25]
  • Who she'd collaborate with [29:00]
  • Her big ASK [29:59]
  • Her actionable for YOU [30:45]

 

 

Take a listen to Lesley's latest music from her album, Green Hearts, OUT NOW!

 


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Sign up for her newsletter {one of my FAVES!} here
  • Stay updated on her upcoming tour at letsgetrealtour.com
  • Connect with her on Facebook here, Instagram here, and Twitter here
  • Stream her music on Spotify here, YouTube here, and SoundCloud here

 


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Ep 23: Stop Taking Sh*t Personally Ep 23: Stop Taking Sh*t Personally Wed, 16 May 2018 09:45:41 GMT 13:29 5afbfad9126b604f03904d5a no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep23 full 1 23 It's almost impossible not to take criticism personally when what you're creating is so personal. By learning how to protect your heart without altering your art you'll be more motivated to take action in spite of the naysayers & reach your goals!


 

"In order to build that sustainable career you have to be able to maintain a positive mindset and that’s usually much easier said than done."


 

Key Highlights

  • The difficulty of taking things personally [0:35]
  • My lessons in taking on negativity [01:25]
  • My time in retail [01:54]
  • Park Avenue Pedigree at Crate & Barrel during the holidays [02:22]
  • My inner frustration in retail & wrongful assumptions [04:33]
  • Agreement #2 [05:14]
  • Pillow Talk & Drugs at Crate & Barrel [07:07]
  • Being the thing that goes right [11:32]

 


Breakdown a situation that you may have taken personally to see that it really wasn't about you by downloading my It's Not Me, It's You Workbook here.


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • The Four Agreements, by don Miguel Ruiz

 


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It's almost impossible not to take criticism personally when what you're creating is so personal. By learning how to protect your heart without altering your art you'll be more motivated to take action in spite of the naysayers & reach your goals!


 

"In order to build that sustainable career you have to be able to maintain a positive mindset and that’s usually much easier said than done."


 

Key Highlights

  • The difficulty of taking things personally [0:35]
  • My lessons in taking on negativity [01:25]
  • My time in retail [01:54]
  • Park Avenue Pedigree at Crate & Barrel during the holidays [02:22]
  • My inner frustration in retail & wrongful assumptions [04:33]
  • Agreement #2 [05:14]
  • Pillow Talk & Drugs at Crate & Barrel [07:07]
  • Being the thing that goes right [11:32]

 


Breakdown a situation that you may have taken personally to see that it really wasn't about you by downloading my It's Not Me, It's You Workbook here.


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • The Four Agreements, by don Miguel Ruiz

 


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Ep 22: Re-Defining the Hustle Ep 22: Re-Defining the Hustle Wed, 09 May 2018 17:55:51 GMT 15:17 5af33627246ededc64497837 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep22 Good things come to those who hustle. full 1 22 We often forget the power we have to control our own path. Stop letting the industry dictate what your career needs to look like for you to be happy. It's time to re-define the hustle!



"You don’t need a label to determine your qualified to be here. You don’t need a certain venue to deem you worthy to play."


 

Key Highlights

  • My trip to Dubai [00:55]
  • My unexpected week back home [02:26]
  • That damn Fraud Talk [04:36]
  • What the music industry tells us about Hustle [06:22]
  • What your career is really about [08:00]
  • You have more control than you think [09:19]
  • The Oxygen Mask Principle [11:41]

 


Download my FREE My New Hu$tle Workbook here and re-define what your personal hustle will look like to create the career you've always wanted!


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here


 

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We often forget the power we have to control our own path. Stop letting the industry dictate what your career needs to look like for you to be happy. It's time to re-define the hustle!



"You don’t need a label to determine your qualified to be here. You don’t need a certain venue to deem you worthy to play."


 

Key Highlights

  • My trip to Dubai [00:55]
  • My unexpected week back home [02:26]
  • That damn Fraud Talk [04:36]
  • What the music industry tells us about Hustle [06:22]
  • What your career is really about [08:00]
  • You have more control than you think [09:19]
  • The Oxygen Mask Principle [11:41]

 


Download my FREE My New Hu$tle Workbook here and re-define what your personal hustle will look like to create the career you've always wanted!


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here


 

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If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Ep 21: When the Band is Out of Sync Ep 21: When the Band is Out of Sync Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:31:38 GMT 15:52 5ae11b8c9da29d4b23f0c440 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep21 full 1 21 Feeling like everything is on your shoulders? Tired of trying to get everyone else in your band to care as much as you do? More often than not it comes down to clear communication and making sure you’re all working towards the same goals.


"This is what happens when assumptions are made that you’re all on the same page simply because you’re in the same band!"


 

Key Highlights

  • What always happens when I go to music conferences [0:30]
  • Reason #1 bands have trouble working together [02:58]
  • Reason #2 bands have trouble working together [04:42]
  • Reason #3 bands have trouble working together [05:41]
  • Reason #4 bands have trouble working together [06:19]
  • What to do before you speak to your band [08:17]
  • What not to do when voicing your grievances [10:30]
  • What to do when one member is the problem [11:38]
  • What to do once you're on the same page [12:47]

 


Click here to download my Banding Together Workbook to get on the same page & start working together as a band towards the same goals!


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here

 


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If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Feeling like everything is on your shoulders? Tired of trying to get everyone else in your band to care as much as you do? More often than not it comes down to clear communication and making sure you’re all working towards the same goals.


"This is what happens when assumptions are made that you’re all on the same page simply because you’re in the same band!"


 

Key Highlights

  • What always happens when I go to music conferences [0:30]
  • Reason #1 bands have trouble working together [02:58]
  • Reason #2 bands have trouble working together [04:42]
  • Reason #3 bands have trouble working together [05:41]
  • Reason #4 bands have trouble working together [06:19]
  • What to do before you speak to your band [08:17]
  • What not to do when voicing your grievances [10:30]
  • What to do when one member is the problem [11:38]
  • What to do once you're on the same page [12:47]

 


Click here to download my Banding Together Workbook to get on the same page & start working together as a band towards the same goals!


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here

 


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Ep 20: Music-Preneur Spotlight: Cipha Sounds Ep 20: Music-Preneur Spotlight: Cipha Sounds Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:00:00 GMT 38:10 5a9f31292bb2d3853d2ccb17 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep20 Get ahead by paying it forward. full 1 20 Join me as I sit down with NYC radio legend, Cipha Sounds, as he reveals the secrets that allowed him to build a career 20+ years strong and how he managed to leverage a career in radio to build his own successful path, merging hip-hop and comedy.



"You want to keep your storefront clean and washed, but the numbers are in the back. You know what I’m saying So, I think people only pay attention to the front... I think they need to put some of that business sense into their daily activities."

 


Key Highlights

  • What's kept Cipha Sounds in the game for so long [4:04]
  • Cipha's grand vision [7:10]
  • Will Smith's advice to him [11:25]
  • Building his own blueprint [12:38]
  • His main goal in life [19:08]
  • How he decides who he works with [20:11]
  • What he would tell his younger self [22:28]
  • Reading a room & being an empath [26:26]
  • The Four Agreements [31:19]
  • My 4 Speed-round Questions [31:54]

 


Cipha's getting ready for Season 2 of Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks, but in the meantime, check out Season 1 episodes here!

 


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Catch up on ALL episodes of Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks here
  • Get tickets to the next Take It Personal: The Hip Hop Improv Show at UCB East in NYC here
  • Subscribe to Tidal to access Cipha's No Small Talk Comedy Series here {free trial}
  • Binge the Juan Epstein podcast here
  • Follow Cipha on Instagram Twitter and Facebook

 


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If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)

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Join me as I sit down with NYC radio legend, Cipha Sounds, as he reveals the secrets that allowed him to build a career 20+ years strong and how he managed to leverage a career in radio to build his own successful path, merging hip-hop and comedy.



"You want to keep your storefront clean and washed, but the numbers are in the back. You know what I’m saying So, I think people only pay attention to the front... I think they need to put some of that business sense into their daily activities."

 


Key Highlights

  • What's kept Cipha Sounds in the game for so long [4:04]
  • Cipha's grand vision [7:10]
  • Will Smith's advice to him [11:25]
  • Building his own blueprint [12:38]
  • His main goal in life [19:08]
  • How he decides who he works with [20:11]
  • What he would tell his younger self [22:28]
  • Reading a room & being an empath [26:26]
  • The Four Agreements [31:19]
  • My 4 Speed-round Questions [31:54]

 


Cipha's getting ready for Season 2 of Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks, but in the meantime, check out Season 1 episodes here!

 


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Catch up on ALL episodes of Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks here
  • Get tickets to the next Take It Personal: The Hip Hop Improv Show at UCB East in NYC here
  • Subscribe to Tidal to access Cipha's No Small Talk Comedy Series here {free trial}
  • Binge the Juan Epstein podcast here
  • Follow Cipha on Instagram Twitter and Facebook

 


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)

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Ep 19: Why YOU Are the Brand Ep 19: Why YOU Are the Brand Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:59:14 GMT 13:01 5ace3ab3505ad4c34f2b500d no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep19 New can be new... just not unfamiliar. full 1 19 Shying away from selling your music, merch, tickets, and more? You don't have to feel guilty about making money OR sit scratching your head on how to do it. You just have to be YOU!



"You'll never see an advertisement for a new TV show or film that doesn't include, "From the producers who brought you..." or, "From the star of..." That's because marketing is about people."


 

Key Highlights

  • One of the biggest frustrations facing musicians
  • What marketing is and is not
  • Why you are the brand
  • Beyonce & Metallica & being on-brand
  • How to begin to build your brand

 


Understand how to market yourself and sell your products/services without feeling like a sleaze-bucket!


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here

 

Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Shying away from selling your music, merch, tickets, and more? You don't have to feel guilty about making money OR sit scratching your head on how to do it. You just have to be YOU!



"You'll never see an advertisement for a new TV show or film that doesn't include, "From the producers who brought you..." or, "From the star of..." That's because marketing is about people."


 

Key Highlights

  • One of the biggest frustrations facing musicians
  • What marketing is and is not
  • Why you are the brand
  • Beyonce & Metallica & being on-brand
  • How to begin to build your brand

 


Understand how to market yourself and sell your products/services without feeling like a sleaze-bucket!


 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here

 

Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Ep 18: The Importance of Boundaries Ep 18: The Importance of Boundaries Wed, 04 Apr 2018 17:10:42 GMT 12:02 5ac4a1e7a6714bfa017e1dde no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep18 Boundaries beget freedom. full 1 18 Feeling pulled in 1000 different directions? Learn how to set boundaries on your time, relationships, and money in order to have more freedom to reach your goals!


"While you may think you're doing yourself and others a service by being a "yes" person, you're actually denying people the chance to get to know and respect you."


 

Key Highlights

  • My struggles with boundaries [01:02]
  • Mistakes musicians often make [04:29]
  • The 3 areas boundaries are most important [05:00]
  • Boundaries around your time [06:20]
  • Boundaries around your relationships [07:11]
  • Boundaries around your money mindset [09:12]
  • How to create better boundaries [09:48] 

 


Set better boundaries in order to reach the goals you've set for yourself by downloading my FREE guide - My Contract of Non-Negotiables - here


 

Links/Rocksources


 

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Feeling pulled in 1000 different directions? Learn how to set boundaries on your time, relationships, and money in order to have more freedom to reach your goals!


"While you may think you're doing yourself and others a service by being a "yes" person, you're actually denying people the chance to get to know and respect you."


 

Key Highlights

  • My struggles with boundaries [01:02]
  • Mistakes musicians often make [04:29]
  • The 3 areas boundaries are most important [05:00]
  • Boundaries around your time [06:20]
  • Boundaries around your relationships [07:11]
  • Boundaries around your money mindset [09:12]
  • How to create better boundaries [09:48] 

 


Set better boundaries in order to reach the goals you've set for yourself by downloading my FREE guide - My Contract of Non-Negotiables - here


 

Links/Rocksources


 

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If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app:


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Ep 17: Music-Preneur Spotlight: Zach Golden of Broken Luxury Ep 17: Music-Preneur Spotlight: Zach Golden of Broken Luxury Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:10:23 GMT 31:51 5a99c6cc76341dfe4ae6e382 yes http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep17 full 1 17 Zach Golden, 1/2 of future-soul duo, Broken Luxury, sits with Suz to discuss relationship-building, patience in the industry, and being in it for the long haul.


"We don't want them to be as if we are taking this as a joke. We want to make sure that's it's represented in a way that shows what the music will be when you listen to it, which is consistently a learning process."



Key Highlights

  • Zach's biggest influences [03:38]
  • Broken Luxury's light show [04:48]
  • Adding collaborators to the team [06:26]
  • Choosing your artistic path [10:49]
  • Getting prepared at Berklee College of Music [15:05]
  • Dealing with day jobs [17:45]
  • The beginnings of Broken Luxury [20:56]
  • The DIY experience [24:30]
  • Suz' rapid-fire questions [26:23]

 


Take a listen to Broken Luxury's new song, Moments, off their upcoming EP, Énouement, and follow them on Spotify!

 


Links/Rocksources

 


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Zach Golden, 1/2 of future-soul duo, Broken Luxury, sits with Suz to discuss relationship-building, patience in the industry, and being in it for the long haul.


"We don't want them to be as if we are taking this as a joke. We want to make sure that's it's represented in a way that shows what the music will be when you listen to it, which is consistently a learning process."



Key Highlights

  • Zach's biggest influences [03:38]
  • Broken Luxury's light show [04:48]
  • Adding collaborators to the team [06:26]
  • Choosing your artistic path [10:49]
  • Getting prepared at Berklee College of Music [15:05]
  • Dealing with day jobs [17:45]
  • The beginnings of Broken Luxury [20:56]
  • The DIY experience [24:30]
  • Suz' rapid-fire questions [26:23]

 


Take a listen to Broken Luxury's new song, Moments, off their upcoming EP, Énouement, and follow them on Spotify!

 


Links/Rocksources

 


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)

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<![CDATA[Ep 16: When Loved Ones Don't Get It]]> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:42:00 GMT 14:44 5aa8d12fdaa3aefe3936acb8 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep16 full 1 16 Feeling down about the lack of support from certain family members or close friends? Learn how to navigate their doubts & negative comments & politely tell them to STFU!


"You can’t live your life for someone else. At the end of the day you can't be doing it for anyone else but yourself."


I’ve left out the “Key Highlights” as this episode is intended to be listened to from beginning to end.


Handle those well-meaning naysayers so you are free to do you by downloading my FREE guide - 7 Ways to Politely Tell Loved Ones to STFU! - here

 


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here

 

Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Feeling down about the lack of support from certain family members or close friends? Learn how to navigate their doubts & negative comments & politely tell them to STFU!


"You can’t live your life for someone else. At the end of the day you can't be doing it for anyone else but yourself."


I’ve left out the “Key Highlights” as this episode is intended to be listened to from beginning to end.


Handle those well-meaning naysayers so you are free to do you by downloading my FREE guide - 7 Ways to Politely Tell Loved Ones to STFU! - here

 


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here

 

Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Ep 15: Why No One Cares Ep 15: Why No One Cares Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:35:50 GMT 16:02 5a9ff56b31b5fb71751c358c no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep15 full 1 15 Hearing crickets on your posts & waiting for your streaming numbers to increase? Here is a list of reasons no one cares about your music & how to change that.


"It's the one thing about you that shouldn't have anything to do with you, you see?"

 


Key Highlights

  • The best way to get people's attention [02:00]
  • How Lysol reaches customers [02:57]
  • How Gary Vee engages fans [05:10]
  • How Sue B. Zimmerman grows her following [06:52]
  • The Ashlee Simpson & Kardashian Effect [09:13]
  • Questions to consider before posting [11:00]
  • Time-sensitive info about my new course with Ariel Hyatt of Cyber PR [14:14]

 


Start getting your fans engaged & taking ACTION by downloading my FREE worksheet - 20 Ways to Get Fans to Care - here!

 


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • You can sign up for Ariel + Suz' Facebook Pop Up Course here
  • Check out Ariel Hyatt's latest book, Crowdstart
  • Follow Gary Vee on Instagram here
  • Follow Sue B. Zimmerman on Instagram here

 


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)

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Hearing crickets on your posts & waiting for your streaming numbers to increase? Here is a list of reasons no one cares about your music & how to change that.


"It's the one thing about you that shouldn't have anything to do with you, you see?"

 


Key Highlights

  • The best way to get people's attention [02:00]
  • How Lysol reaches customers [02:57]
  • How Gary Vee engages fans [05:10]
  • How Sue B. Zimmerman grows her following [06:52]
  • The Ashlee Simpson & Kardashian Effect [09:13]
  • Questions to consider before posting [11:00]
  • Time-sensitive info about my new course with Ariel Hyatt of Cyber PR [14:14]

 


Start getting your fans engaged & taking ACTION by downloading my FREE worksheet - 20 Ways to Get Fans to Care - here!

 


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • You can sign up for Ariel + Suz' Facebook Pop Up Course here
  • Check out Ariel Hyatt's latest book, Crowdstart
  • Follow Gary Vee on Instagram here
  • Follow Sue B. Zimmerman on Instagram here

 


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)

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<![CDATA[Ep 14: Don't Get Screwed!]]> Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:32:56 GMT 26:50 5a9715f13ff26e976c27e9c3 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep14 Never give up the reigns. full 14 While you should always consult a lawyer before signing a contract, you better make sure you understand what you're signing! Learn how to gauge for yourself if a situation is right for you and empower yourself to understand music industry legal terminology and how certain clauses in common contracts effect your career.


"Lawyers aren’t just there to dig us out of holes, they’re there to help make sure we never fall into one in the first place."

 

Key Highlights

  • Why musicians struggle with contracts [01:22]
  • Why getting signed shouldn't be your end game [06:03]
  • Common clauses found in contracts [06:28]
  • Legal terms to be familiar with [15:28]
  • Questions you should be asking a lawyer [21:38]

  

Download my Contracts eBook & break down most contracts, make the tough decisions, and find the right lawyer for YOU! http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep14

 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here

 

Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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While you should always consult a lawyer before signing a contract, you better make sure you understand what you're signing! Learn how to gauge for yourself if a situation is right for you and empower yourself to understand music industry legal terminology and how certain clauses in common contracts effect your career.


"Lawyers aren’t just there to dig us out of holes, they’re there to help make sure we never fall into one in the first place."

 

Key Highlights

  • Why musicians struggle with contracts [01:22]
  • Why getting signed shouldn't be your end game [06:03]
  • Common clauses found in contracts [06:28]
  • Legal terms to be familiar with [15:28]
  • Questions you should be asking a lawyer [21:38]

  

Download my Contracts eBook & break down most contracts, make the tough decisions, and find the right lawyer for YOU! http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep14

 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here

 

Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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13: Music-Preneur Spotlight: Sub-Radio 13: Music-Preneur Spotlight: Sub-Radio Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:05:00 GMT 38:44 5a823f21c1ca6ecd4ea34aa0 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep13 My interview with pop-rock band Sub-Radio full 1 13 The other day I sat down with four of the six members of the DC-based pop-rock group Sub-radio. As the composers of this podcast's theme music I felt it was only right for them to be my first guests. We discussed everything from social media assignments to time-traveling.


"We can all play instruments so we should be in a band that releases music. And those aren't the minimum standards. You should have something to say... You should make music because you want to do something with it."

 

Key Highlights

  • Let's begin the interview! [03:10]
  • How they assign roles [05:06]
  • How they handle the business side of things [07:48]
  • What do they wish they knew back then? [13:11]
  • The importance of living in the moment [18:00]
  • How to handle being the newbie band [19:24]
  • Singles vs. EPs [25:48]
  • What would they do with 1 extra hour in your day? [28:18]
  • What's their big ask? [30:38]
  • What band would each of them wish to join for the day? [34:00]
  • Where to find them & how to connect! [34:49]


Take a listen to their latest single, What Are We, and be sure to follow them on Soundcloud & Spotify!

 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Music video for "Up" by Sub-Radio is here
  • Check out Chrissy Borsellino of WMA  here
  • The Festival Beat's Firefly review is here
  • Check out Mister Wives here
  • Check out Twenty-One Pilots here
  • Check out Walk the Moon here
  • Check out Mountain Goats here
  • Check out Small Pools here
  • Check out Two Door Cinema Club here
  • Check out John Bellion here
  • Get tickets for Sub-Radio's upcoming shows!
  • Sub-Radio on Twitter | Spotify | Instagram | Facebook

 


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The other day I sat down with four of the six members of the DC-based pop-rock group Sub-radio. As the composers of this podcast's theme music I felt it was only right for them to be my first guests. We discussed everything from social media assignments to time-traveling.


"We can all play instruments so we should be in a band that releases music. And those aren't the minimum standards. You should have something to say... You should make music because you want to do something with it."

 

Key Highlights

  • Let's begin the interview! [03:10]
  • How they assign roles [05:06]
  • How they handle the business side of things [07:48]
  • What do they wish they knew back then? [13:11]
  • The importance of living in the moment [18:00]
  • How to handle being the newbie band [19:24]
  • Singles vs. EPs [25:48]
  • What would they do with 1 extra hour in your day? [28:18]
  • What's their big ask? [30:38]
  • What band would each of them wish to join for the day? [34:00]
  • Where to find them & how to connect! [34:49]


Take a listen to their latest single, What Are We, and be sure to follow them on Soundcloud & Spotify!

 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Music video for "Up" by Sub-Radio is here
  • Check out Chrissy Borsellino of WMA  here
  • The Festival Beat's Firefly review is here
  • Check out Mister Wives here
  • Check out Twenty-One Pilots here
  • Check out Walk the Moon here
  • Check out Mountain Goats here
  • Check out Small Pools here
  • Check out Two Door Cinema Club here
  • Check out John Bellion here
  • Get tickets for Sub-Radio's upcoming shows!
  • Sub-Radio on Twitter | Spotify | Instagram | Facebook

 


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Ep 12: Stop Hating Your Day Job Ep 12: Stop Hating Your Day Job Sat, 17 Feb 2018 04:45:00 GMT 18:36 5a87c061a80d26f15fe62909 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep12 full 1 Day jobs can be a drag! They take you away from your music & often drain your energy. But there's a way you can shift your mindset so you can make the most of the time you're away from your music.


“If you decide the job is awful and out to destroy your happiness, you will find evidence of that every day. If you decide it’s a necessary component to the overall growth of your future career in music, you will find ways to support that vision.”

 

Key Highlights

  • Why day jobs don't have to suck [01:22]
  • How I approached my day jobs [01:52]
  • 4 Skill Sets found in most day jobs [04:30]
  • The secret to fan engagement [04:43]
  • Marketing & branding [09:09]
  • Clear communication [12:40]
  • Public performance [14:23]

 

Download my Day Job Audit worksheet & leverage the skills you learn & use during your day job to help you in your music career! http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep12 


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Ryan Levesque's Ask Method eBook can be found here
  • Sonicbid's post on 8 Famous Musicians Who Waited Forever to Quit Their Day Job is here
  • Join us in the Rock/Star Collective here



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Day jobs can be a drag! They take you away from your music & often drain your energy. But there's a way you can shift your mindset so you can make the most of the time you're away from your music.


“If you decide the job is awful and out to destroy your happiness, you will find evidence of that every day. If you decide it’s a necessary component to the overall growth of your future career in music, you will find ways to support that vision.”

 

Key Highlights

  • Why day jobs don't have to suck [01:22]
  • How I approached my day jobs [01:52]
  • 4 Skill Sets found in most day jobs [04:30]
  • The secret to fan engagement [04:43]
  • Marketing & branding [09:09]
  • Clear communication [12:40]
  • Public performance [14:23]

 

Download my Day Job Audit worksheet & leverage the skills you learn & use during your day job to help you in your music career! http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep12 


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Ryan Levesque's Ask Method eBook can be found here
  • Sonicbid's post on 8 Famous Musicians Who Waited Forever to Quit Their Day Job is here
  • Join us in the Rock/Star Collective here



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Ep 11: Silence the Fraud Talk Ep 11: Silence the Fraud Talk Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMT 13:46 5a73f1eedc34475d713e3fe1 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep11 Shut the Fr@^d Up! full 1 11 A missed deadline, an under-attended show, a fight with a friend, or even seeing someone else's highlight reel on social media - they can all trigger those feelings of fear of self-doubt.

 

“Mistakes don’t make you a fraud, they make you human.”


Key Highlights

  • Fraud Litmus Test [01:47]
  • Not believing what you preach vs. Not following what you preach [2:19]
  • My Fraud Story [03:36]
  • You’re more than your mistakes [06:24]
  • What it means to believe in yourself [07:10]
  • A 2nd Fraud Story [08:12]
  • What I learned about being flawed [09:34]
  • 3 first steps to a fraud-free life [10:48]

 

Download my Shut The Fr@^d Up! worksheet & create your own way to shield yourself from unwanted doubts & distractions! http://www. therockstaradvocate.com/ep11 

 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here!
  • Join us in The Rock/Star Collective here


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If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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A missed deadline, an under-attended show, a fight with a friend, or even seeing someone else's highlight reel on social media - they can all trigger those feelings of fear of self-doubt.

 

“Mistakes don’t make you a fraud, they make you human.”


Key Highlights

  • Fraud Litmus Test [01:47]
  • Not believing what you preach vs. Not following what you preach [2:19]
  • My Fraud Story [03:36]
  • You’re more than your mistakes [06:24]
  • What it means to believe in yourself [07:10]
  • A 2nd Fraud Story [08:12]
  • What I learned about being flawed [09:34]
  • 3 first steps to a fraud-free life [10:48]

 

Download my Shut The Fr@^d Up! worksheet & create your own way to shield yourself from unwanted doubts & distractions! http://www. therockstaradvocate.com/ep11 

 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here!
  • Join us in The Rock/Star Collective here


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If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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EP 10: Creating Your Self-Care Routine EP 10: Creating Your Self-Care Routine Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:00:00 GMT 12:17 3c40cbcb1a9566ed641e74bd71c080f6 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep10 Self-care is not negotiable. full 1 10 The New Year can often cause us to take on too much too soon. In order to find balance, Suz breaks down how to determine what practices help you maintain your focus & energy and then how to ensure you turn those practices into daily habits.


"Awareness is the focus, not judgment."


Key Highlights

  • A note for music-preneurs re: creativity [01:40]
  • New Parents vs. Music-Preneurs [03:16]
  • Danika Brysha’s Daily Self-Care Routine [04:02]
  • Important tip to remember when creating a routine [05:10]
  • Charles Duhigg’s tip about habits [05:41]
  • Routines vs. Reality [07:52]
  • Creating your own routine [09:30]


Decide what you need to do each day to feel recharged & focused to take on the day! Download a free copy of my [FREEBIE] here: www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep10


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Want to Be Creative on Purpose? NYT article by Carl Richards is here
  • Carl Richard's The Behavior Gap Radio episode re: schedules is here
  • Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit can be found here
  • Danika Brysha discusses her daily self-care routine here
  • Danielle LaPorte created a daily ritual worksheet here


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If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)

 

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The New Year can often cause us to take on too much too soon. In order to find balance, Suz breaks down how to determine what practices help you maintain your focus & energy and then how to ensure you turn those practices into daily habits.


"Awareness is the focus, not judgment."


Key Highlights

  • A note for music-preneurs re: creativity [01:40]
  • New Parents vs. Music-Preneurs [03:16]
  • Danika Brysha’s Daily Self-Care Routine [04:02]
  • Important tip to remember when creating a routine [05:10]
  • Charles Duhigg’s tip about habits [05:41]
  • Routines vs. Reality [07:52]
  • Creating your own routine [09:30]


Decide what you need to do each day to feel recharged & focused to take on the day! Download a free copy of my [FREEBIE] here: www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep10


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Want to Be Creative on Purpose? NYT article by Carl Richards is here
  • Carl Richard's The Behavior Gap Radio episode re: schedules is here
  • Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit can be found here
  • Danika Brysha discusses her daily self-care routine here
  • Danielle LaPorte created a daily ritual worksheet here


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)

 

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Ep 9: Are Pity Parties Helpful? Ep 9: Are Pity Parties Helpful? Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:00:00 GMT 14:21 ab64fde4dbadc1bd3aa2f6e907711d1e no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep9 full 1 9 Having a bad day? A bad week? Year?!?! Let Suz show you how to give yourself permission to grieve, sulk, complain + when & how to pull yourself back up and get back to work!


“Giving yourself permission to feel crappy, even if the reality is not as bad as it seems, is ok.”

 

Key Highlights

  • What's the point of planning & creating structure? [01:06]
  • The importance & purpose of having structure [01:45]
  • Pity Parties: should we have them? [03:30]
  • The 15-minute rule [03:58]
  • 5 Ways to leave your Pity Party [05:56]
  • An important list I keep near my desk [07:34]
  • Boundaries & expectations [09:49]
  • Your Pity Party Contract [10:47]

 

Give yourself permission to express your frustrations/sorrow/fear over a certain situation without allowing it to overtake you and prevent your productivity. Download a free copy of My Pity Party Contract here: www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep9

 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Read Fast Company’s 5 Ways to Crash Your Own Pity Party here
  • Print out Thought Catalog’s 20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are here
  • Check out Psychology Today’s explanation of why pity parties are ok here

 

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Having a bad day? A bad week? Year?!?! Let Suz show you how to give yourself permission to grieve, sulk, complain + when & how to pull yourself back up and get back to work!


“Giving yourself permission to feel crappy, even if the reality is not as bad as it seems, is ok.”

 

Key Highlights

  • What's the point of planning & creating structure? [01:06]
  • The importance & purpose of having structure [01:45]
  • Pity Parties: should we have them? [03:30]
  • The 15-minute rule [03:58]
  • 5 Ways to leave your Pity Party [05:56]
  • An important list I keep near my desk [07:34]
  • Boundaries & expectations [09:49]
  • Your Pity Party Contract [10:47]

 

Give yourself permission to express your frustrations/sorrow/fear over a certain situation without allowing it to overtake you and prevent your productivity. Download a free copy of My Pity Party Contract here: www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep9

 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Read Fast Company’s 5 Ways to Crash Your Own Pity Party here
  • Print out Thought Catalog’s 20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are here
  • Check out Psychology Today’s explanation of why pity parties are ok here

 

Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Ep 8: Knowing What to Spend Your Money On Ep 8: Knowing What to Spend Your Money On Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:00:00 GMT 13:58 d7df404ae1820a2559a770dd31d1683a no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep8 full 1 Finding it difficult to manage your finances as a music-preneur? Suz explains some key concepts when it comes to having a healthy money mindset + how to manage your finances without the overwhelm & judgment in order to grow your music career. 


"Empower yourself with that knowledge in order to make a confident decision. If you have money to spare - treat yourself! If you are on a tight budget - where will that money create the most positive impact for you?"


Key Highlights

  • Mistakes I made with my last businesses re: money [01:37]
  • The importance of understanding your finances [03:00]
  • Why we avoid money management [03:33]
  • Why YNAB is an important tool [04:16]
  • Why I love Brunch & Budget [07:17]
  • Using The Rock/Star Life Planner’s Rocksources [09:14]
  • How to know what to spend your money on [10:12]
  • The Music-Preneur’s money mindset [12:29]


Take control over your finances without feeling overwhelmed & emotional about a few numbers! Download your free gift here: www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep8


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Sign up for a free trial of the YNAB App here
  • Take the Brunch & Budget Money Personality Quiz here
  • Purchase The 2018 Rock/Star Life Planner here


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If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Finding it difficult to manage your finances as a music-preneur? Suz explains some key concepts when it comes to having a healthy money mindset + how to manage your finances without the overwhelm & judgment in order to grow your music career. 


"Empower yourself with that knowledge in order to make a confident decision. If you have money to spare - treat yourself! If you are on a tight budget - where will that money create the most positive impact for you?"


Key Highlights

  • Mistakes I made with my last businesses re: money [01:37]
  • The importance of understanding your finances [03:00]
  • Why we avoid money management [03:33]
  • Why YNAB is an important tool [04:16]
  • Why I love Brunch & Budget [07:17]
  • Using The Rock/Star Life Planner’s Rocksources [09:14]
  • How to know what to spend your money on [10:12]
  • The Music-Preneur’s money mindset [12:29]


Take control over your finances without feeling overwhelmed & emotional about a few numbers! Download your free gift here: www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep8


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Sign up for a free trial of the YNAB App here
  • Take the Brunch & Budget Money Personality Quiz here
  • Purchase The 2018 Rock/Star Life Planner here


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Ep 7: Things to Do Every Day to Grow Your List Ep 7: Things to Do Every Day to Grow Your List Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:00:00 GMT 22:10 bc2c87691e3a8413dd8cd67af5d745d6 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep7 Just keep growing! full 1 7 Struggling to grow your fanbase? It’s more about relationships than it is about numbers, and Suz shows you things you can do every day to strengthen those relationships & attract more people to your email list.

 

“A large list of followers with a low percentage of engagement is useless. Numbers don’t buy products - people do.”

 

Key Highlights

  • What NOT to do when learning something new [01:57]
  • 2 of my favorite List Building resources [03:16]
  • What is an Opt-In or Squeeze Page? [04:31]
  • What's meant by Double Opt-In? [05:31]
  • What's an Incentive Email? [06:15]
  • Understanding Email Funnels & Sequences [07:37]
  • Purposes of Automations & Segmentations [09:05]
  • Using Tripwires & Up-Sells [10:24]
  • Understanding Conversion Rates [11:48]
  • Daily actions you can take to grow your list [13:11]
  • Getting the word out [16:53]
  • Keeping a healthy mindset [18:52]

 

Determine actions to take each day to grow your fanbase in an engaged & authentic way. Download a free copy of my Relationship Building Routine worksheet here: www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep7

 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Take Nathalie Lussier’s 30 Day List Building Challenge here
  • Amy Porterfield’s List Builder’s Lab 2.0 online course is here
  • My Fan Funnel Checklist from Episode 6 can be found here
  • Try ConvertKit {*this is an affiliate link}
  • Try MailChimp
  • PopUp Ally is the plugin I use for my Opt-In pop-ups & embeds
  • Rick Mulready has great resources on FB Ads here

 

Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)

 

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Struggling to grow your fanbase? It’s more about relationships than it is about numbers, and Suz shows you things you can do every day to strengthen those relationships & attract more people to your email list.

 

“A large list of followers with a low percentage of engagement is useless. Numbers don’t buy products - people do.”

 

Key Highlights

  • What NOT to do when learning something new [01:57]
  • 2 of my favorite List Building resources [03:16]
  • What is an Opt-In or Squeeze Page? [04:31]
  • What's meant by Double Opt-In? [05:31]
  • What's an Incentive Email? [06:15]
  • Understanding Email Funnels & Sequences [07:37]
  • Purposes of Automations & Segmentations [09:05]
  • Using Tripwires & Up-Sells [10:24]
  • Understanding Conversion Rates [11:48]
  • Daily actions you can take to grow your list [13:11]
  • Getting the word out [16:53]
  • Keeping a healthy mindset [18:52]

 

Determine actions to take each day to grow your fanbase in an engaged & authentic way. Download a free copy of my Relationship Building Routine worksheet here: www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep7

 

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode's transcript here
  • Take Nathalie Lussier’s 30 Day List Building Challenge here
  • Amy Porterfield’s List Builder’s Lab 2.0 online course is here
  • My Fan Funnel Checklist from Episode 6 can be found here
  • Try ConvertKit {*this is an affiliate link}
  • Try MailChimp
  • PopUp Ally is the plugin I use for my Opt-In pop-ups & embeds
  • Rick Mulready has great resources on FB Ads here

 

Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)

 

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Ep 6: The Art of Being a Music-Preneur Ep 6: The Art of Being a Music-Preneur Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:07:13 GMT 14:30 998d5c8c525697cc56ba182d416f984e no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep6 DIY Musician is sooo 2017 full 1 6 What does it truly mean to be a Music-Preneur? Suz delves into the differences she sees between a “DIY Musician” and someone who sees themselves as a someone growing a sustainable career in the music industry.


"Always remember that mindset matters. If you set out to achieve your goals but spend more time focusing on your doubts and setbacks, then that’s what you’ll attract."


Key Highlights

  • 2 crucial tools for building a career in music [01:12]
  • What it means to work smarter not harder [03:31]
  • How to prioritize [04:43]
  • The power of time blocking [05:39]
  • What's more important that your message [08:09]
  • Mindset & power of attraction [10:16]
  • Biggest difference between DIY musician & music-preneur [11:58]


Decide what to give your fans in order to attract new subscribers to your email list + build better relationships with your followers. Download a free copy of my Fan Funnel Checklist here: www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep6


Links/Rocksources


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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What does it truly mean to be a Music-Preneur? Suz delves into the differences she sees between a “DIY Musician” and someone who sees themselves as a someone growing a sustainable career in the music industry.


"Always remember that mindset matters. If you set out to achieve your goals but spend more time focusing on your doubts and setbacks, then that’s what you’ll attract."


Key Highlights

  • 2 crucial tools for building a career in music [01:12]
  • What it means to work smarter not harder [03:31]
  • How to prioritize [04:43]
  • The power of time blocking [05:39]
  • What's more important that your message [08:09]
  • Mindset & power of attraction [10:16]
  • Biggest difference between DIY musician & music-preneur [11:58]


Decide what to give your fans in order to attract new subscribers to your email list + build better relationships with your followers. Download a free copy of my Fan Funnel Checklist here: www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep6


Links/Rocksources


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Ep 5: I Lost Everything. Now What? Ep 5: I Lost Everything. Now What? Mon, 01 Jan 2018 14:00:00 GMT 12:52 b17064d6d72688a4ee89dbbf47b7ea72 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep5 Clean slate. Clear mindset. full 1 5 In the last episode of the Lessons Learned Series, Suz pulls back the curtain on what it was like to lose all of her belongings in a fire amidst running her first online summit, and how she stayed focused on her work through it all. Learn how to work through set-backs, push yourself to grow, work through extreme doubt & uncertainty, and come out the other side.


"When we base our days in gratitude, the future never looks as ominous as it does for those that never have enough; that’s because we have enough now, in the present."


Key Highlights

  • My short-lived stint in Nashville [01:13]
  • Deciding what to do about my first online summit – The Rock/Star Summit [03:15]
  • The importance of systems [05:26]
  • The power of gratitude [06:43]
  • Pro tip when creating daily systems [10:15]


Prioritize your tasks & break them down into digestible next steps. It’s time to begin to monotask + microtask!

Download your free Next Steps Checklist here: www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep5


Links/Rocksources


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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In the last episode of the Lessons Learned Series, Suz pulls back the curtain on what it was like to lose all of her belongings in a fire amidst running her first online summit, and how she stayed focused on her work through it all. Learn how to work through set-backs, push yourself to grow, work through extreme doubt & uncertainty, and come out the other side.


"When we base our days in gratitude, the future never looks as ominous as it does for those that never have enough; that’s because we have enough now, in the present."


Key Highlights

  • My short-lived stint in Nashville [01:13]
  • Deciding what to do about my first online summit – The Rock/Star Summit [03:15]
  • The importance of systems [05:26]
  • The power of gratitude [06:43]
  • Pro tip when creating daily systems [10:15]


Prioritize your tasks & break them down into digestible next steps. It’s time to begin to monotask + microtask!

Download your free Next Steps Checklist here: www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep5


Links/Rocksources


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Ep 4: WTF Did My Pants Go? A Lesson in Self-Care Ep 4: WTF Did My Pants Go? A Lesson in Self-Care Mon, 01 Jan 2018 14:00:00 GMT 11:05 a3d28ab24a6b1160a63be5eee16ae54e no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep4 Always check you got your pants. full 1 4 The Rock/Star Advocate was created, in part, to bestow upon musicians the importance of self-care. In part three of Suz’ Lessons Learned Series, she explains the last time she failed to take her own advice & what it cost her – literally. Listen to her words to live by when entering into a transitional period in your life.


"Next I began unpacking. Shirts? Check. Shoes? Check. Toilet paper I stole from the hotel? Check. Pants? Pants…. Pants… Bueller…."


Key Highlights

  • Why this story is important [01:26]
  • Why I moved from NYC to Nashville [03:27]
  • The night before my move [06:05]
  • Arriving in Nashville [08:00]


Stay focused & organized when preparing for travel so you’re not left wondering wtf your pants are or where you can buy new headphones!


Download your free Packing Checklist here: www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep4


Links/Rocksources


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The Rock/Star Advocate was created, in part, to bestow upon musicians the importance of self-care. In part three of Suz’ Lessons Learned Series, she explains the last time she failed to take her own advice & what it cost her – literally. Listen to her words to live by when entering into a transitional period in your life.


"Next I began unpacking. Shirts? Check. Shoes? Check. Toilet paper I stole from the hotel? Check. Pants? Pants…. Pants… Bueller…."


Key Highlights

  • Why this story is important [01:26]
  • Why I moved from NYC to Nashville [03:27]
  • The night before my move [06:05]
  • Arriving in Nashville [08:00]


Stay focused & organized when preparing for travel so you’re not left wondering wtf your pants are or where you can buy new headphones!


Download your free Packing Checklist here: www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep4


Links/Rocksources


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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<![CDATA[EP 2: How & Why I Quit My Job 5x]]> Mon, 01 Jan 2018 14:00:00 GMT 25:28 1b8d91954ef460042fab29dd3c86449d no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep2 full 1 2 Suz explains how & why she quit her first official job in the music industry 5 times, illustrating the importance of self-worth & learning to trust your gut.


"I didn’t believe in myself. I didn’t trust that I knew what was best for myself and I had a very hard time accepting that my dream was changing."


Key Highlights

  • Why I’m sharing this story [01:18]
  • Beginning of my story [03:18]
  • Quitting attempt #1 [06:18]
  • Quitting attempt #2 [07:17]
  • Quitting attempt #3 & #4 [08:44]
  • Quitting attempt #5 [09:25]
  • Diving deeper into why I left [13:02]
  • Feeling like a fraud [17:12]
  • What I’ve now learned [18:11]
  • One last lesson to share with you [21:54]


Declutter your space {both physically & mentally} so that you may begin getting clear on what matters most to you.

Download your Get Your Mind Right Checklist here: www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep2


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode’s transcript here


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Suz explains how & why she quit her first official job in the music industry 5 times, illustrating the importance of self-worth & learning to trust your gut.


"I didn’t believe in myself. I didn’t trust that I knew what was best for myself and I had a very hard time accepting that my dream was changing."


Key Highlights

  • Why I’m sharing this story [01:18]
  • Beginning of my story [03:18]
  • Quitting attempt #1 [06:18]
  • Quitting attempt #2 [07:17]
  • Quitting attempt #3 & #4 [08:44]
  • Quitting attempt #5 [09:25]
  • Diving deeper into why I left [13:02]
  • Feeling like a fraud [17:12]
  • What I’ve now learned [18:11]
  • One last lesson to share with you [21:54]


Declutter your space {both physically & mentally} so that you may begin getting clear on what matters most to you.

Download your Get Your Mind Right Checklist here: www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep2


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode’s transcript here


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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<![CDATA[Ep 3: How I Broke Up With My Business Partner & Stayed Friends]]> Mon, 01 Jan 2018 14:00:00 GMT 20:27 dd988ec1eccea76a255ce1c746166291 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep3 Breaking up is hard to do. full 1 3 In the second installment of her Lessons Learned Series, Suz takes us back to her first entrepreneurial endeavor and the lessons she learned working with a business partner/best friend & ultimately parting ways and dissolving their music consulting business, sharing tips on the best practices for protecting yourself {and your relationships} when entering into a collaboration.


"Have those difficult conversations when things are already good so that you can look at everything with a clear head, without emotion."


Key Highlights

  • The importance of teamwork [00:50]
  • Why I decided to discuss my former partnership [01:53]
  • Quick shout out to Alyssa Jackson & The Rock/Star Life Planner [02:41]
  • What we got wrong about running a business [04:52]
  • A painful fact of life when it comes to collaborations [06:08]
  • Perfection paralysis [07:25]
  • Knowing what you bring to the table [10:07]
  • When to have the difficult conversations [12:32]
  • Power of the 3rd Party [16:32]
  • Putting friendships to the test [18:12]


Help you and your partner/team members get on the same page & ensure that should creative differences arise, relationships can remain in tact & out of the courts!

Download your Partnership Prenup here: www.therockstaradvocate.com/Ep3 


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode’s transcript here


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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In the second installment of her Lessons Learned Series, Suz takes us back to her first entrepreneurial endeavor and the lessons she learned working with a business partner/best friend & ultimately parting ways and dissolving their music consulting business, sharing tips on the best practices for protecting yourself {and your relationships} when entering into a collaboration.


"Have those difficult conversations when things are already good so that you can look at everything with a clear head, without emotion."


Key Highlights

  • The importance of teamwork [00:50]
  • Why I decided to discuss my former partnership [01:53]
  • Quick shout out to Alyssa Jackson & The Rock/Star Life Planner [02:41]
  • What we got wrong about running a business [04:52]
  • A painful fact of life when it comes to collaborations [06:08]
  • Perfection paralysis [07:25]
  • Knowing what you bring to the table [10:07]
  • When to have the difficult conversations [12:32]
  • Power of the 3rd Party [16:32]
  • Putting friendships to the test [18:12]


Help you and your partner/team members get on the same page & ensure that should creative differences arise, relationships can remain in tact & out of the courts!

Download your Partnership Prenup here: www.therockstaradvocate.com/Ep3 


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode’s transcript here


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Ep 1: The Music-Preneur Mindset Ep 1: The Music-Preneur Mindset Mon, 01 Jan 2018 05:16:15 GMT 8:08 fedd2644b43e9587ca1b91bfdcb97b70 no http://www.therockstaradvocate.com/ep1 Welcome! full 1 1 Suz explains why she chose to become The Rock/Star Advocate, why she created this podcast, and why the topics being covered in this podcast are important {and often overlooked} in order to build a sustainable career in music.


"I realized so many fall victim to the hustle 24/7-sleep-when-your-dead mentality – something I had struggled with for years. Turns out, people in other industries stopped buying that horse shit and were seeing REAL results from working smarter, not harder."


Key Highlights

  • WTF am I? [00:52]
  • My journey into becoming a mindset coach [02:32]
  • The story of how this podcast came to be [04:22]
  • What topics & takeaways you can expect in future episodes [06:26]


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode’s transcript here


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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Suz explains why she chose to become The Rock/Star Advocate, why she created this podcast, and why the topics being covered in this podcast are important {and often overlooked} in order to build a sustainable career in music.


"I realized so many fall victim to the hustle 24/7-sleep-when-your-dead mentality – something I had struggled with for years. Turns out, people in other industries stopped buying that horse shit and were seeing REAL results from working smarter, not harder."


Key Highlights

  • WTF am I? [00:52]
  • My journey into becoming a mindset coach [02:32]
  • The story of how this podcast came to be [04:22]
  • What topics & takeaways you can expect in future episodes [06:26]


Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode’s transcript here


Thanks for listening!

If you liked what you heard, help get this podcast in front of others by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review using your favorite podcast app ;)


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