Is there a fast way to become a successful DJ? Well, I can say, over a 9-year career as a Melbourne based DJ, there most definitely is a faster way. It will still take time, but as I look back on my career, I can suggest what I know will help you get better results in a shorter period of time.
We have all been guilty of doing it, putting our DJ idols on a pedestal. It might not even be a DJ; it could be anyone, like an actor, model or a sportsman you have seen on T.V or Social Media. The fact is we all have people who we want to be like, people we admire and want to learn from. We want to know how they got to where they are. We think that they are somewhat superhuman or perhaps just gifted where we can sometimes think we are not, and we are just the unlucky ones. I am going to talk about a few things here first, such as why you should not put a DJ on a pedestal. The second thing the mindset of a successful DJ and how we can adopt something that is called the Growth Mindset.
We all have people we look up to and admire at various stages of our life.
And whether we know it or not, we all have had some kind of mentor in our lives, someone we speak to and ask questions for advice, help or to get insight into the history and experience of that person. As a DJ, we need a mentor to succeed in the music industry and learn from to gain valuable knowledge and advice. But, how do you find a mentor? In this blog, I will reveal ways you can approach DJ’s and people in the music industry and get that mentor.