Friday, July 31, 2009

Are You Proactive or Reactive In Your Music Career?

Are you REALLY serious about your music career?

One way to know if you are serious is to determine if you are proactive or reactive. Let me give you the definition and example of each one:

Proactive: controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens. For example, you have a show coming up in 2 weeks at a local club. A proactive response is to email your fan base (if you've been collecting email addresses like you should be doing) the info about your club date. You know that doing this will help you gain more exposure so you take it upon yourself to do it ...not someone else.

Reactive: reacting to a stimulus. This means that in order for you to take action, something outside of you has to happen first. For example, you are a great emcee but you don't like to rehearse for shows. Your friend has to tell you to rehearse over and over but you always wait until the last minute to do it and your performance never comes off as it should. This is an example of a reactive person.

You've heard proactive people called "movers and shakers" or "hustlers". Reactive people are often called "lames", "busters", "lazy", etc.

There's a saying that goes, there are 2 types of people in the world: those who make things happen and those who wonder what happened. Don't be one of the 2nd types of people.

So as you read this, give a good look at you life and your music career. Are you being proactive or reactive?

Holla back!!!

Vocabulary definitions by WordNet (

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist


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