Take the Time to Appreciate What You Have by Travis Bixby
The best advice I can give for any artist wanting to pursue a career independently is to take the time to appreciate what they have. I know that I am not where I want to be when it comes to being the best artist I can be, but I thank God every day that I am not where I used to be. I write and record songs for enjoyment out of the comfort of my home office. Sometimes I think we as artists forget why we do the things we do.
I could sit around wondering if I’ll ever be famous, or I can make the most out of what I have. I have my gear, I have a place to live, I have a computer to type these words to other artists looking to make it in the industry. I know I am not the most famous artist on the planet, and (at this moment) that is fine with me. If I never make it further than my bedroom office, or writing songs at least I can say I enjoyed it and made the most of it. I am a bi-polar songwriter, who has a past. I did drugs and tried to run away from my life. I am not here to have a pity party anymore. I am here to enjoy myself and make the most out of the life that God has given me. So, like I said. The best advice I can give to independent artists is to make the most of their time here on this earth. Have a wonderful day.[audio:http://www.independentrockstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/On-The-Inside-Looking-Out.mp3|titles=On the Inside Looking Out]