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Business, Podcast, Success stories,

Garage Band to Grammys: Turning Art into a Career with David Schuler

“Part of being an artist is having an unwavering ability to look fear in the face and be like, ‘Hey, I’m ready to go down in flames in front of everybody for what I just made. And if I do, I don’t give a fuck because it’ll be in the name of what I made and it won’t be in vain. […] The best artists in the world make their art, they get behind it, and they evolve.”  –David Schuler

My longtime friend and 2x Grammy Nominated Producer, David Schuler, has done some pretty epic shit in the music business and he breaks it all down and serves it up to you on a silver platter. If you’re an artist or entrepreneur, this episode is a gold mine! We talk about his entire journey from when he first got interested in music to eventually working with the likes of Pink and John Legend. But what’s great about this conversation is all the juicy details in between that got him there, which you can transfer to your own career and life, whether you’re an aspiring artist, an entrepreneur, or just someone trying to take advantage of your one life.

  • His experience working with John Legend, Pink, and Ricki Lee Coulter
  • Blending art and commerce: how to make money making art
  • Tactics John Mayer used to make it professionally
  • How to overcome fear and ship your art
  • How David and his band got an official spot on Warped Tour by being the “barbecue band”
  • How to be an effective producer so artists are primed to make their best music
  • Why he thinks Los Angeles is the most creatively fertile city in the world
  • And much more…

How To Listen To This Episode

Listen on iTunes here: http://apple.co/2juL2TF

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You can find David here: @davidschuler (twitter) or @davidjschuler (instagram)


SHOW NOTES:

2:00 – Upbringing and growing up in Rochester, fall of Kodak
9:30 – Hobbies before music, Dad recording him as Superman and making other home movies
12:30 – Favorite movies, Superman, Jurassic park
14:15 – Deeper movies he liked, Requiem For A Dream, Black Swan, The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut,
16:00 – Favorite books? Doesn’t like books. Loves podcasts.
19:30 – Thoughts on institutionalized education and ADD and people who have it
28:30 – His experience at a community college and then technical college for music, majored in criminal justice then music
34:00 – How he got into Music, used music to deal with his present day issues
43:30 – Struggles he endured in high school trying to fit in, etc
1:00:00 – More about his journey/climb to where he is today
1:10:00 – Forming his first band and why he would never again present his recorded music in the form of a “rough mix”
1:12:00 – Using energy to create art
1:14:00 – How to think about your art so you can overcome fear and make/ship art YOU are passionate about and care about
1:16:50 – How Rick Rubin achieved success with the artists he worked with and produced for
1:20:00 – His favorite song of all time and figuring out when a song is “done” being made
1:21:30 – How to make great art/original art/”cool shit”
1:28:15 – Breaking down what creativity is and how to be creative
1:30:45 – Making money making art, blending art and commerce
1:33:30 – Tactics John Mayer used to make it professionally
1:40:50 – Putting together his first band, playing live, and going on Warped Tour
1:45:20 – Got an official spot on Warped Tour by being the “barbecue band”
1:47:00 – Warped Tour route schedule and how that gets executed
1:48:30 – How him and his band sold 30,000 records on tour and became the 2nd band ever to chart the billboards without distribution (got attention of Virgin Records and put them in the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame)
1:53:00 – The conversation with his mentor, Billy Mann, who helped launch his career working with Pink, John Legend, Ricki Lee Coulter
1:55:30 – What it was like working with big artists and the mindset he uses to be an effective producer so artists are primed to make their best music
1:58:00 – How to produce great art when you’re working with numerous people or arms of the business at once, where everyone has a say
2:02:20 – His first experience working with a huge star artist
2:09:40 – Working with John Legend and becoming a Grammy Nominee
2:17:00 – Working with Pink
2:24:00 – Redefining success, quality over quantity, and finding a balance between achievement and fulfillment
2:31:45 – Why he loves living in Los Angeles and thinks it’s one of the most creatively fertile cities in the world
2:43:00 – Final thoughts including a little on current events
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Breaking Free, Business, Education, Mental, Mindset, Podcast, Rituals, Success stories,

How To Build A 7-Figure Coaching Empire While Traveling The World With Regan Hillyer

Regan Hillyer (@ReganHillyer) is an entrepreneur, coach, and world-traveling speaker who has built a multi-million dollar coaching business from her laptop, which she credits to upgrading her mindset.

Her goal is to help empower millions to realize their full potential by doing the inner work of upgrading their mindset and aligning with their true selves so they can “absolutely have it all!”

In this incredible conversation, Regan shares…

  • Her “non-negotiable” daily routine around mindset, which empowers her life and business
  • How she outsourced her homework in college
  • What her first experience giving a seminar was like and how she improved tenfold
  • How to get over the mental hurdle of charging people for your work and how to price
  • How she made the transition from solopreneur to entrepreneur
  • How she approaches 1on1 coaching
  • How she sustains her energy and juggles everything with her life and her business
  • And so much more… (really!)

I literally listened to this episode 3 times and took down lengthy notes on everything Regan shared. It’s super powerful!

You can find Regan here: ReganHillyer.com (where she posts tons of free advice) and everywhere on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

LISTEN ON iTunes (audio only): http://apple.co/2juL2TF

WATCH ON YouTube (w/ video): http://bit.ly/2kyucB2

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Mindset, Success stories,

How Prince Leveraged Mopping Floors To Become A Legendary Artist And How It Translates To Your Success

When Prince got started out, he mopped floors in return for studio time. This means that doing janitorial work was a crucial aspect of Prince becoming a legendary artist.

One of the main reasons why I love personal development is because you get to learn about all these “success” stories. But really they’re all failure stories.

Every single one of them grinded in the dirt forever before becoming anything worth mentioning.

And what’s really cool is that if you study enough successful people, you begin to see patterns that tie them all together.

Sure, one created the iPhone while the other created an electric car. Totally different results. At least one would think.

But if you dig deeper, you see the parallels in their thought process and how they all had to overcome the same fundamental obstacles.

They began asking better questions.

They began replacing limiting beliefs, about themselves and the world, with empowering beliefs.

They began learning to have faith in themselves and take a bold leap into unknown territory without having all the answers ahead of time.

The truth is, success in life is 80% mindset (how you think) and 20% mechanics (the physical actions or work).

So whatever you want to do, whatever you want to become… it begins with your mindset and how you think.

If you want to change your life in anyway, you gotta think differently.

And once you upgrade your mental reality–your self-image, your world view, and how you think day to day–then your physical reality will automatically become richer and more fulfilling.

It’s not necessarily easy, but it is that simple.