Why you’re here (there is a reason)

So, Who Are You Anyway?
So, Who Are You Anyway?

I appreciate your interest!

Hey, I’m David Andrew Wiebe.

This is going to be redundant to some, but so long as there are curious and confused souls, I’ll happily answer this question.

I’m the founder and CEO of Music Entrepreneur HQ and Content Marketing Musician. I’m the best-selling author of five books, and host of The New Music Industry Podcast. I have been coaching and training musicians and music entrepreneurs since 2009.

I’m also the co-founder of The Indie YYC community, and I have a music career spanning over two decades.

I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot of…


What it means to be human

If You’re Pursuing Meaning in Life, There’s Something You’re Missing
If You’re Pursuing Meaning in Life, There’s Something You’re Missing
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Life is all about finding meaning, isn’t it?

We know that money doesn’t make us happy…

Relationships are fun for a while, but they almost always come with challenges…

And you can spend all your time pursuing dopamine rushes (i.e., traveling), but even that will cease to produce the same results after a while.

So, life must be about meaning.

Right?

Here’s what I’ve realized for myself. You can take it with a grain of salt if you wish.

Human beings are meaning making machines already. We make a meaning out of everything. …


It’s NOT all about hard work

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You can’t just get started. You’ve got to stay started.

And once you’ve gotten into the habit of staying started, what comes next is perseverance, because, inevitably, you will encounter adversity on the journey to achieving your goals.

But as I’ve said so many times before, you also can’t just keep doing the same thing expecting different results. When something doesn’t work, you’ve got to be ready to pivot.

Managed to take your follower count on Twitter from 10 to 11 in 10 years? Might be time to move on…

Realize that there are many paths to your goal —…


Give me a break

3 Arbitrary Content Writing Rules That Make No Sense
3 Arbitrary Content Writing Rules That Make No Sense
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When it comes to writing, there’s a right way of doing things and a wrong way of doing things.

Really? I’d like to challenge that notion.

Because I’m starting to see more and more thinly veiled resentment disguised as constructive criticism on Medium, some of which seems to be aimed directly at me. And I’m about up to here with it.

Have fun with your resentment. Go ahead, be right about everything. You are god incarnate and you must be infallible because you have trillions of disciples who say so.

I beg to differ. And here are just some of…


How to be more effective in making requests

Transforming Your Ask
Transforming Your Ask
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We all need to ask for things.

When we go to a restaurant, and want to eat, we must place our order.

When we need the support of friends, we need to ask them for what we need.

When we feel we’ve gone unrecognized in our jobs, we need to be able to speak up and ask for that raise.

The question is — how effective do you feel your ask is?

Do you always get what you want, the response you’re looking for, the resources you need to be able to complete a situation or project?

Or do you…


Killing hope for the sake of your music career

Musicians: Stop FISHing
Musicians: Stop FISHing
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Have you ever been fishing?

It has often been described as calming. Peaceful. Enjoyable. But rarely exciting.

Which doesn’t mean fishing can’t be exciting. It can be.

But unless the fish are in a generous mood the day you make your way to the pond, river, lake, or ocean, fishing is mostly a game of casting, waiting, moving, casting, waiting, moving… with the occasional nibble or bite.

The tug of war that ensues when a fish is finally on the line is usually the only exciting part. Hours of casting, waiting, moving, for the occasional two minutes of excitement.

And…


It’s growth weekend

#StrategySunday — May 2, 2021
#StrategySunday — May 2, 2021
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Today’s #StrategySunday is a little different. I won’t be sharing anything about my planning session because… I didn’t have one.

I took a course this weekend, and that has taken up the hours I usually dedicate to sending out newsletters and planning for the week.

Which is fine, because what I got in the course is well beyond what I paid to be a part of it.

But I’ve realized that trying to share what I learned in a transformative course is mostly futile.

Because in a transformative course, you don’t learn. You transform.

The proof is in the pudding…


How to get unstuck

Make the Leap
Make the Leap
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You want your life to change. You’re tired of the same old, same old. You don’t feel like you’re advancing in any area of life, even though you feel as though you’ve never worked harder.

You’re chasing a breakthrough. A sign — any kind of sign — that shows you you’re on the right path. Even a small return on time, effort, and energy would give you the sense that what you’re doing is worth doing. It would give you the inspiration and energy to continue, to persevere.

I have some words for anyone in this position — make the…

David Andrew Wiebe

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