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Music success and the psychology of being great

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Music success starts with the right attitude and knowing how to “get out of your own way.” Renowned sports psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella discusses how he helps athletes and performers do just that.

If you are looking to do something great in the music biz – or in anything in life – you’ll need to have your head screwed on straight. Steve Rennie, AKA The Renman, consistently talks about how you can prepare yourself for music success, and it all starts with having the right attitude.

In this video clip, renowned sports psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella discusses how he deals with the top performers in the entertainment industry, whether they are athletes or musicians. As Dr. Rotella says, “We call it ‘getting out of your own way,’ but getting out of your own way is about getting past doubt, getting past fear, getting past self consciousness, getting past other people’s opinions of you or judgments of you and saying, ‘I just have a ball doing this, and when I do it I’m going to go out there and turn it loose and whatever happens happens.’ But when you do that, you have to be willing to make mistakes.”

It’s all about letting go, and that’s hard for people to do. It boils down to having the right mindset and making certain you are in the proper head space to do something great! Dr. Rotella’s worked with artists from Seal to Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls to get their heads in the right space and find continued success in the music business.

Steve Rennie (AKA the RENMAN), legendary music industry veteran and manager of Incubus for 17 years, helps aspiring musicians and industry professionals navigate today’s music business. Join him weekly on Renman MB Live, and get “insider access” to the industry. Remember – you don’t ask, you don’t get.

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