Believing Your Own Story
Natalie Gelman's recapping some of her favorite Seth Godin books on her blog, and relating what she's learned to her experience as a New York City street musician.
One of the most important things Godin said in the book for me was: “You have to believe your own story.” If you aren’t sure that you’re the best emo-folker or the best renaissance troubadour from far, far away how are you going to keep striving to be that and gain your fans trust and love.
I wrote about developing a vision of your perfect audience and your perfect gig in Grow Your Band's Audience. Natalie takes those ideas even further in her description of how she landed some great showcase gigs by clearly defining her image, her sound, and what she represents to her audience.