This is part two of a two part series “Unmasking The Potential Of A Musicpreneur”

Click here to listen to part one!

In part two of our discussion, Tommy and I spend a lot of time talking about indecision. The topic hit home for me because it’s easy to worry about making the wrong move out of fear about what might happen. There’s a ton to talk about and I do not want to spoil anything. I will save everything else for the interview.

In case you don’t know–Tommy Darker is a musician, music industry thinker and frequently writes about the Musicpreneur movement. He is also the founder of Darker Music Talks. Getting his start after leaving a safe, secure job with the army to pursue music, Tommy knows what it feels like to make sacrifices. Anybody serious about a music career should pay attention to the tips in this episode.

Warning: This episode might blow your mind!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

• Why most successful people are creative and what they had to change.

• Lifestyle by design, what it is and why it’s scary (but totally worth it)!

• Defining a musician’s new mission.

• Why freedom is scary and how to cope.

• How to determine if you want something bad enough to actually get it.

• What it means to “burn the boats”.

• Why perfectionism, when it comes to art, is useless.

• Involving fans in the writing process and getting feedback.

• Why creating a unique experience is so important.

• How making decisions is like going to the gym.

• Using the “Fire, ready, AIM!” principle to improve your decision making.

• Vision and why it makes all the difference.

• How to set goals, accomplish them and why it’s easier than most expect.

Sometimes, we choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality.

~Jim Carrey (Maharishi University class of 2014 speech)

Useful links:


The Indecisive Musicpreneur (Tommy’s book)

YouTube (Jim Carrey’s Speech)

Medium (Tommy’s essay on feedback)

Find Tommy On The Web

Official Site





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A very special thank-you to Mr. Tommy Darker for the epic knowledge bombs. See you guys next time!

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