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Tuesday
Dec112018

8 Inner Game Tips For Modern Artist Development

Along my journey into the souls optimal development and unfoldment I’ve come to realize how important your inner game is.
The difference between a good inner game and bad one are the difference between getting and nailing that next opportunity-or not. 
Having a good inner game is mission critical to the true success and freedom that you desire and deserve for your music career.
Inner game is one of those important yet rarely brought up subjects.
It doesn’t typically takeover a conversation about new equipment or your bands last gig. But having the inner game handled is like having an incredibly powerful system, your inner operating system, working for you to achieve your goals and desires.
Full use of the inner os trained to help you accomplish your goals and desires is modern artist development.
We call it Complete artist development because it is 3dimensional. It Integrates the development of you the artist, you the entrepreneur, and you the self.
Modern artist development facilitates and supports the process of finding and expressing from ones true self.
In the modern music industry, the effective use of your resources are a must in order to survive and develop your assets…
Perhaps the most powerful resource you have in your arsenal, is your mind.
It’s effective use yields the difference between your success or failure in a number of activities and aspects of your life and career. Anyone successful will tell you it’s a critical factor to your success.
The thinking feeling doing (or not doing) cycle that is your life comes down to using your mind in a way that serves you or that drains you.
Without harnessing the power of our mind we are out of control of our fate because we resign control of our inner operating system that could be working with us powerfully to fulfill our goals and desires.
Mahatma Gandhi once observed, “Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.”
Here’s why you need to develop your inner game
-Your content requires it
You cannot get to your true content unless you have the mind and a good inner game on your side.
-Your audience relies on it
They need you to deliver your message. Your content.
Your energies and life force need the mind to be working in harmony with all other parts of you, aligned with the life you want you’ll progress towards it.
Now that you know why you need to, here’s 8 inner game tips for modern artist development.
TIP #1-Get a jump on your day with morning rituals and routines
Before it gets a jump on you! How you start the day, often determines how the day goes. One of the most powerful ways to start your day is with rituals and routines that prepare, refresh, and ground you in yourself and your lifestyle. 
I’ve been doing morning rituals for now over a decade and i can say that they are a pillar in the foundation of my success. Without rituals we are open and vulnerable to distractions or the whims and objectives of others. We can become habitually reactionary creatures.
Let rituals and hard work guide you to better answers, one morning at a time, over the course of a life.
“Truly successful decision making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking.” – Malcolm Gladwell
TIP #2-Build unstoppable self confidence with an unbroken self image
Be the superhero of your own movie. If your self image is positive it can give you the confidence to solve any problem or overcome any setback. On the negative, it can make you doubtful of your capabilities and potential and become a self fulfilling prophecy to your detriment. 
Think about how different when you feel like you are doing something you can do and are great at-compared to when you feel uncertain about completing a task or reaching an objective. Your mind starts to show pictures and tell stories about how you cannot or will not be successful and it breaks your self image. Over time this destructive downward spiral can corrode your self efficacy. Your belief in your own ability to get things done.
Carl Jung said “The most important question anyone can ask is: What myth am I living?”

Tip #3-Give the mind enough evidence for why it should support you
The best thing you can do is to just stack up wins as fast as you can. With whatever your endeavor. Give your mind all the evidence it needs to support you in your chosen endeavor or task at hand. If your mind knows what it’s doing it feels better and helps you in the ways it can.
TIP #4-Fall in love with what you have 
Make what you want what you have and be as happy as the day is long. 
Be proud everyday for getting to be doing what you get to do. Throughout your daily activities exercise gratitude and feel the feelings of love and bolster that circle of feeling and thinking into your unconscious mind. Do this so that you automatically trigger a sense of happiness and love whenever you are doing your work activities.
  • “Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.” unknown
As they say, if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life. if you feel content with where you are at and find joy or happiness in doing the work you’re doing then you have got one piece of your life handled. This is one of the hardest things for people to find, be grateful for having given yourself that gift.
TIP #5-Choose how to feel
You don’t have to wait to feel the way you strive or hope to. You can generate thoughts that trigger feelings and generating those feelings starts to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
Viktor Frankl says “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
TIP #6-Be on purpose and on plan 
When the mind has a purpose it has a set objective to work toward and thus can spend it’s time working on that. There’s nothing more satisfying than being on purpose. when every cell of your body carries a message and you are working on purpose and on plan. 
Ask yourself questions to discover the deeper reasons and meanings behind your output. Meditate on your purpose until you find it. then keep refining and refining and sticking to the plan. if you don’t think that will work for you, ask yourself, what do you think life wants out of you?
“Instead of asking ‘what do I want from life?’ a more powerful question is, ‘what does life want from me?’” – Eckhart Tolle
TIP #7-Don’t go so fast

“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

You aren’t just trying to have more, faster, because you’ll go too fast and miss the moment. Instead, cultivate a deeper awareness for the process and cycle of everyone and everything on earth. Be appreciative and savor the flavor as you go.
TIP #8-Abandon your doubt
Doubts are some of the slimiest most insidious ways to use the mind. they creep in and sabotage your thinking or your confidence. you must learn to abandon doubt without getting overly attached to it and then programming it into your mind. 
Doubt is some thing I’ll advise you to replace with a healthier more positive thought unless you know that it serves you in some way.
“Just before you begin a good workout at the gym, you may get a feeling of doubt that you can actually do it. The same goes for your mind when you are about to tackle a difficult piece of work. You have to set your mind to the job and buckle down to doing it.” David Hewitt, Focus 
As a modern artist, you are the creator of your lifestyle and career. It’s up to you to choose the life you want and that means taking ownership of how your mind helps or hinders you. Once you’ve established your own powers of responsibility, you have regained choice and powers over your thinking, feeling, and doing circuitry.
Once you’ve gotten your inner game down, you can truly own your music business and change or improve any aspect of your life. Think about what a gift that is! it is freely available to you for the rest of your life.
Modern artist development facilitates and supports the process of finding and expressing from ones true self.
It’s about developing as a person, as well as an artist and an entrepreneur.
This integrated training allows compounding benefits that flow out from each area of your life.
If you are interested in modern musicianship, you can always advance the conversation with a coaching session.
Book a complimentary music career growth session to gain clarity and focus on your vision and goals, and get a plan of action to start the new year off right. 
Stay Fresh,
Jamie Leger 
The Music Business Architect for Independent Artists & Creators
Proudly Helping Hundreds of Modern Musicians liberate the music business, declare their artistic independence, and unlock their full potential doing what they love-on their own terms.

8 Inner Game Tips For Modern Artist Development

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