Momentum Part 1: You Can't Get Placements Because Your Room Isn't Clean

Jan 17, 2024

Way of Waves

January 18th, 2024

In the next few letters, I’m going to give you the keys to staying consistent and developing momentum in the music production business. 

Starting with this letter, you will be able to access all of my Way of Waves letters on my website 

This is part 1, the first key.

Imagine waking up in a nice, clean room, and you’ve got three texts from different labels asking you to clear songs you’ve produced.

You get on your laptop, and you’ve got a few emails from some big producers who sent you back beats that you collaborated with them on.

You don’t have school or work today, so you’re able to lock in and cook up eight fire bangers today.

When you finish, you get a call from an artist you’ve been working with to pull up to the studio and work. You’ll have to fly to get to him, but it’s ok; you’ve been budgeting your money so you are able to book a trip for the weekend.

I don’t know about you, but this sounds like a pretty good day to me.

For me, this is what momentum feels and looks like in music production. These are the types of days I love having.

Now you might be asking why I mentioned a clean room or the fact that you had been budgeting.

The first key to developing momentum is to understand that everything is connected. How well you are taking care of your body reflects how well you are taking care of your room, which reflects how well you are taking care of your finances, which reflects how well you are taking care of your music career.

You might think I’m crazy, but keep reading.

When you exercise control over one area of your life, you are telling yourself on a subconscious level that you have the ability to affect reality. You are not just some victim of circumstance, and things aren’t just happening to you. You are making things happen.

You also develop an internal mindset that everything you do will be up to your standards, and everything in your control is a reflection of that standard.

“How you do one thing is how you do ALL things.” original author unknown

If you slack off and cut corners when cleaning, you probably don’t take time when making your beats. If you interrupt your friends while you are talking to them in conversations, you probably do the same thing when you have networking opportunities with other producers.

A huge issue people tend to have is that they blame their circumstances for their issues. They constantly look outside of themselves to blame people, events, or other external factors for why they are not successful or even moving in the direction they want to move in. 

You might say that you had a traumatic experience, and I’m not invalidating that. You might not be in the best of circumstances financially, but true, life can be tough. The thing is, however, that there is always something you can control in your life, even if it’s just the cleanliness of your own body or your reaction to whatever happens to you.

The big benefit of developing this mindset is that it is extremely motivating to build and maintain momentum.

When you wake up to a clean room

make your bed

take a shower

make some fire beats in a space that is well organized and neat

take control of your finances, don’t spend frivolously so your money grows , and

capitalize on opportunities you’ve been given consistently

You just feel better.

Instead of feeling like life is happening to you, life becomes a movie, and you become a co-director with the universe.

You decide what reality you are going to live in, and you seek to maintain and make that reality better every day.

This is the first key to understand about developing momentum: everything is everything. How you do one thing is how you do ALL things. Everything under your control and sphere of influence is a reflection of you.

This key has been integral to my own personal growth as a producer and a person in general. Without integrating this principle into my life, I doubt I would have the relationships, placements, and enjoyment of life I have now.

If you’re reading this, if you have to take one thing away, take this: There’s always something you can control. If you don’t like how life looks for you right now, just take ONE step today to make it a little bit better.

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