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Crushing Classical

Crushing Classical is a series of interviews with classical musicians who are forging unique paths with their talent, creating their own artistic fulfillment and financial comfort, and finding ways to thrive. I celebrate these brave people who are taking routes outside of traditional orchestral or academic employment! As always, I invite you to listen for your own sparks and breadcrumbs, and use these interviews to find the possibilities that exist in your own life.
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The Happiest Musician: Creating A Career You Love With All The Things You Love Doing

Nov 12, 2017
What you'll hear:
 
 - A conversation about completing a classical music career with a hat tip to Zeneba Bowers ("I'm planning on going out like Seinfeld, not like Happy Days")

- Why you must CREATE discomfort...before it shows up at at time you least expect it (and don't want it)

- What the ACTUAL "worst" time really is to make a change in your life (you'll recognize this)

- The real purpose of Crushing Classical and specifically the podcast interviews as it relates to your career journey

...and much more
 
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Nov 9, 2017

What you'll hear:

- How a precarious orchestral employment situation triggered the birth of a passion filled income producing side hustle

 

- Why classical musicians would be wise to draw inspiration from areas OUTSIDE music

 

- How a massive rejection by a publisher turned into the greatest opportunity imaginable...and how to turn misfortune into your greatest blessing

- The best way to avoid burnout in the the repetitive and competitive field of classical music

 

- Why being willing to get rejected is critically important in this field

 

...and much more

For more information about Little Roads, check them out here:

https://www.littleroadseurope.com/

https://www.facebook.com/LittleRoadsEurope/ 

And a link to their books on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Zeneba-Bowers/e/B00O68EB8E/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1510195636&sr=8-1 

 
I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than https://www.ficksmusic.com/
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Nov 5, 2017

What you'll hear:

- The "truths" classical musicians live by that cut off possibility

- The ONLY reason why a non-music employer can't see your value

- What sells you and your value BETTER than a resume

- A frank conversation about every classical musician's dream...a $150K salary

- A fun little $150K game to expand your mind and imagination :)

...and much more

 

Join the Crushing Classical 7 Day Starting Line Challenge!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/crushingclassicalstartingline/

Starts MONDAY 11/6!

Also... here's the link to join the Classical Cats group on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/crushingclassical/

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than https://www.ficksmusic.com/
Order now and use the discount code CRUSH to get 10% off your order!
Oct 29, 2017

What you'll hear:

- The what, how and why of "rules" and their impact on the classical world

- How the Permission Triangle stops you from pursuing "Plan A"

- The #1 reason why a unique career is actually EASIER to pursue than a job

- Why you (and anyone) can be a public figure TODAY

...and much more

Join the Crushing Classical Starting Line Challenge and explore what a unique career can look like for you. Whether you've started something already or you're not sure what to do, this is the place to start. The Challenge starts November 6th. Click the link to join:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/crushingclassicalstartingline/

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than https://www.ficksmusic.com/
Order now and use the discount code CRUSH to get 10% off your order!
Oct 26, 2017

What you'll hear:

 

- How to determine content design when creating a course, program, workshop or retreat

 

- The exact question to ask yourself in order to know who is the "right" customer for whatever you are creating

 

- Why your resume is the LAST thing you should rely on when trying to sell something (hint: there's something else people respond to much more readily)

 

- A detailed walkthrough for how to conduct a sales conversation by phone (if you get nothing else from this conversation...this is GOLD)

 

- How to construct a game that is tied to a specific result you want to achieve

 

...and much more

 

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than https://www.ficksmusic.com/
Order now and use the discount code CRUSH to get 10% off your order!
Oct 22, 2017

What you'll hear:

- Invitation to join the upcoming 7-Day Starting Line Challenge on 11/6/17

- A recap of our most recent 30 day challenge and what we walked away with

- The real reason we continue doing challenges (and an invitation for you to join us in them)

- A conversation about purpose vs. goals and why it matters


...and more

 

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than https://www.ficksmusic.com/
Order now and use the discount code CRUSH to get 10% off your order!
Oct 19, 2017

What you'll hear:

- The #1 reason why people buy from you (for anyone who has ever considered selling a course, program, retreat, etc.)
- The difference between marketing and selling a “hard topic” vs. a “soft topic” and why it matters

- Why all the people who sell vague terminology like “success” are totally missing the mark

- Why waiting until your thing is “perfect” before launching is a mistake...and what to have your eye on instead
- The #1 thing your program or course must deliver on (it’s not what you think)

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than https://www.ficksmusic.com/
Order now and use the discount code CRUSH to get 10% off your order!
Oct 15, 2017

What you'll hear:

- The greatest misunderstanding that exists concerning life insurance and how it tangibly impacts you (and your family if you have one)

- Why how you THINK about money is infinitely more important than any financial vehicle you buy into

- The top 4 things you should address in your will (yes, you need one and here's why)

- Why being debt free and living on a cash basis should NOT be your ultimate goal (despite all you've heard, read and believe)

...and much more

 

For more information and to work with Mike Beausay, you can email him at Mike@beausayfinancial.com

 

Thank you to Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical.

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Oct 8, 2017

What you'll hear:

- How to initially assess a unique career idea to determine if it's likely to "work"

- The #1 thing you need to START doing if you truly want to evolve both classical music AND your career

- Why moving classical music into a different venue (i.e. a bar or club) is backwards thinking

- The biggest thing standing in the way of the evolution of classical music (hint: it's not the music

...and much more

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than https://www.ficksmusic.com/
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Oct 5, 2017

What you'll hear:

  • Why your obsession with what you want to be “known as” in the world is actually a purpose killer AND a career killer
  • What kinds of social media posts make you instantly valuable to your audience
  • How to state your opinion and take a position publicly without starting a conflict or a fight with the audience
  • A behind-the-scenes discussion about planning out your social media to hit the audience you’re intending

 

...and much more

 

I want to thank Ficks Music for sponsoring Crushing Classical. When you’re looking for high quality sheet music, look no further than https://www.ficksmusic.com/
Order now and use the discount code CRUSH to get 10% off your order!
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