How Do You Stop Feeling Overwhelmed When It Strikes You?

3 THOUGHTS FROM ME

1. A music career can be overwhelming due to all the challenges, things to learn, and tasks to be done. It could be even worse if you don’t have a clear goal of what you’re trying to accomplish. It’s like walking on fire and not knowing where to go, it will lead you to stress out. If that’s your case, stop right now and think about “why are you in this game?” and “what do you want to accomplish in it?”.

2. There will be moments when you feel like giving up, rethinking your whole career and plans.
– First, that’s normal, it happens yearly to me and you must take it as a “sanity and intentions check”. Like, “Does it really matter to you?”
– Second, take this opportunity to rethink your strategy. If something is not working, change it! That’s how my ‘House Music’ project was born.

3. Overwhelm happens when we lack control of a situation, for example when dealing with labels. Since you can’t control the label’s decisions, you may get anxious due to the fear of being rejected, but it’s something only partially under your control. Therefore, putting expectations on that could lead you to frustration. Just send it to them, and don’t think about it, let it go.

1 QUESTION FOR YOU

What overwhelms you right now? First, identify why it overwhelms you, and then make a plan to overcome it. Examples:
1. Fear of being rejected by a label: Work your ass off to make awesome songs, study, get better. More on fear in this post.
2. It’s just too big of a challenge: Break it down to smaller tasks. Don’t think about creating a song, think about just creating a melody, then a break, then a drop…
3. I don’t know how to mix properly: Study and try it again. Nobody knew how to mix when they started to.

Leo Lauretti

Leo Lauretti

Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Leo Lauretti has been producing since 2013. With releases on SONY Music, Armada, Enhanced Music, Leo Lauretti accumulates multiple supports from artists like Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate, Nicky Romero, and many others all over the world.

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