MGT143: The Power of “Being Solid” – D Grant Smith


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D Grant Smith is a syndicated radio host, personal development coach and speaker. He has two decades of experience guiding artists and creatives to become the best version of themselves. D’s latest venture is the exciting world of publishing, and in his latest book, Be Solid: How To Go Through Hell & Come Out Whole, he shares tried and true advice on how artists can overcome hardship, trial, challenge and difficulty for greater personal and professional success.

According to research from Record Union, the most underestimated and often misunderstood element required for building a successful career as a professional musician is having the right mindset.

• 73% of independent musicians suffer from symptoms of mental illness.
• Nearly three-quarters of independent musicians have experienced “stress, anxiety and/or depression” in relation to their work.
• 1 out of every 10 musicians struggles with suicidal thoughts.

On this Music Growth Talks episode, D explains the importance of telling your story through your music to build better relationships with your audience. To do this authentically, you must first learn to love yourself and develop confidence.

If you often find yourself doubting your abilities, not believing in your talent or leading yourself down a dark path through comparison, tune in to hear D’s transformation through the simple practice of ‘rewriting your narrative’ to love yourself and overcome hardship, trial, challenge and difficulty.

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