Success Strategy #5 Tune Into Others and Really Listen!

Success Strategy #5 Tune Into Others and Really Listen!

Adapted from the book, The Success Strategies 99 Timeless Strategies for Life’s Journey by Deb Austin Brown. www.99successstrategies.com

Have you ever had a friend who really listened to you? They just didn’t hear you: they listened to understand what you were trying to say. That is what real friends do, they listen!

The music  business is a marathon, not a sprint. You will make friends in the business, develop relationships and want to help others on the journey – that comes with building your peer group.

One of the best ways to gain someone’s trust and develop that relationship, is to really tune in – listen to what is important to that person. They are not asking you to solve the challenge, just listen to them. There will come times when they ask what do you think they should do – to promote that new song, to get an appointment with someone in the business, to listen as they are dealing with real life.

Stay tuned in when someone is talking, do not let thee distractions of the computer, your cell phone, texts, noodling on the guitar when someone really needs your ear. Remember two ears and one mouth for a reason!

Success Strategy #5 Tune Into Others and Really Listen!

About Doak Turner

Doak Turner is a songwriter, website owner that lives in Nashville. Doak grew up in St. Albans, WV and also lived in Charlotte, NC for 15 years prior to moving to Nashville 2002. doak@doakturner.com View all posts by Doak Turner →