EP: 055 – Grow your talent into a sustainable career in music, build your team, and breakthrough overwhelm with Suzanne Paulinski

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This episode of the podcast was recorded in late August 2017, during the CD Baby DIY Musician Conference. There were a number of artists, producers, and music-business-related entrepreneurs that came through town, so Jon capitalized on it all by setting up a few impromptu podcasting sessions real quick before everyone left town.

The next few episodes in the coming weeks, will feature guests Jon met during the conference.

Starting with this episode, featuring mindset coach for music industry professionals, Suzanne Paulinski.

Suzanne is the creator of The Rock/Star Advocate, a coaching and consulting practice where she works with artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs in the music industry (musicprenuers) to help them see the next steps they need to take in their career, break through overwhelm to find balance and focus, and find time to accomplish their goals without burnout.

In this episode, Jon and Suzanne discuss who you need on your team when starting out, how a virtual assistant can help you with your music career (and how to find/work with one), going through a clinical burnout and how to recover, and the benefits of exposing yourself to a broad range of ideas across many disciplines.

Books mentioned in this episode are: “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg, “Smarter, Faster, Better” by Charles Duhigg, and “The Desire Map” by Danielle LaPorte

As you can tell, this episode is packed full of incredibly valuable action steps you can apply towards progress on whatever you’re currently working on in your music career. So get out your note pad and listen now!

To learn more about Suzanne Paulinski and how you can work with her, make sure you visit these links:

Website: The Rock/Star Advocate
Twitter: @rockstaradvo
Instagram: @rockstaradvo
YouTube: RockStarAdvo
The Rock/Star Collective Facebook Group


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You don’t wanna miss any of it.

About the author, Jon

Jon Stinson is the host of The Modern Recordist Podcast. A native of Nashville, TN (a rare thing these days), he has been working as a producer and audio engineer since 2004. Some of his album credits include work on the album "Only By The Night" by Kings Of Leon, and the album "The Fall," by Norah Jones.

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