There's something very important that most of us are never taught. Because of this we end up with jobs that drain the life out of our music careers, parents who never understand us and friends who unintentionally steer us in the wrong direction.
A couple years ago I decided that I needed to expand my comfort zone. I wanted to do something to prove to myself that I could do anything. So I […]
I've had the blessing of a 30 year career making a living doing what I love most . . . creating and playing music. It's carried me to every corner of the earth.
It was a little over one week until my CD release party. Two weeks earlier, the master CD had arrived at the pressing plant broken, and my designer had had […]
In this video Demian Arriaga gives some inspiring words and practical advice on one of the most important P’s to success – Proactivity.
About 8 or 9 years ago I used to smoke two packs of Marlboro Red cigarettes a day. It was hard for me to imagine what it would really take […]
In this video Demian Arriaga talks about planning and how you need to plan appropriately in order to make your dreams come true. "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail".
What’s the one most important thing you need to do in order to become successful? Have talent? Be well-connected? Work really hard? All the above are definitely needed but none […]
I recently came across an angry rant from someone who had played a show in his hometown and wasn’t pleased with the turnout. He berated the ‘fans’ / friends for […]
How to Think Like a Rockstar, Part I: Knowing Your Negative Thoughts Criticism can be a tough pill to swallow. Especially if you’ve just poured your heart and soul into […]