Being a musician is the most beautiful job in the world! Can you imagine being able to make a living at exactly what you love doing? What a thrill! A lot of people trapped in a 9 to 5 day job dream of being musicians.
And yet, so many musicians do not enjoy their craft anymore. They fall into all sorts of life cancers: alcohol, drugs, online shopping, depression. So, let’s look, very quickly at why.
They started with their heads full of stars and hopes. They fought to just scrape a living. Then, as their reputation grew, the work came faster, followed by more money, of course. Their schedule slowly filled up. It got to a point where they didn’t have time for a wife, a husband, a kid or two or three. Their thoughts were the color of worries, their words the taste of bitterness, their dreams faded to a crappy shade of “Whatever”. Every day seemed the same, every encounter is corrupted by sadness and apathy. The musician starts to walk in his head. He is the only one understanding his situation. Nothing can save him from that broken dream crumbling around him. He drinks or does drugs, he can’t think straight anymore, the hole deepens, and, 10 years later, he can’t remember why he chose that profession in the first place. Nothing makes sense.
In one word: he is burnt-out!
I know too many colleagues who went through that script. It is a terrible disease!
So, you might ask, how do you avoid that?
I have a few blogs on the subject. Do some research on my website. I do not want to repeat myself. But I can assure you that I have been a pro since 1989 and I am still full of passion for music and the life I live.