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D.I.Y. Rock Star Rewind: Not Sweating Anything (March 2022) 😅

Rough Start

— It’s amazing that yesterday turned out so well, because, as you know, it started out very poorly, attitude-wise for me. My stomach was in knots, I didn’t feel like I was accomplishing much, and doubted my abilities to be able to leverage the time the way I had originally envisioned it. But I kept GOING. Despite everything. And that’s all I COULD do to keep from just breaking down and throwing up my hands. I just kept saying to myself that, even if I WASN'T able to check these things off my list, that I was going to feel happier having worked on all these things at the end of the day, IF NOTHING ELSE. So, I just kept working. I didn’t give up, even if I moved from project to project. 💁🏾

Should I EVER play for free? (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)

Found Myself Somewhere in There….

The BEST news is that, now, today, I feel like I am BEYOND that ravenous period of trying to grow for growth’s sake. I feel like that was the mode I was in when I quit my torturous job in 2017. But I feel like I have been through a couple of different phases since then and I have settled into this NEW place of looking for a selective few key connections—that MAY lead to opportunities over time—but that I don’t mind being in this weird bubble where some folks know about us, but that OTHER folks don’t. I like being a little mysterious and don’t even think I could handle being massively successful overnight….🤷🏽‍♀️ Which is PROBABLY one reason that I am not doing that “sparkle vomit” thing quite as much anymore. 😳 I think that choosing fewer individual and institutional targets is better than just raining down all our shit onto EVERYBODY we ever meet. 🤷🏽‍♀️ I feel that we get a better result as far as attention and it feels better, so THAT'S the phase I am in now.

215. Learn how to be the HERO of your own story

As simple as it seems….

—Having said THAT, I TRULY decided that, if (insert any seemingly important person’s name)—or whomever!—“wants” us, they know where to find us, but that I am NOT anxious for ANYTHING now and, that instead, I am just out here, trying shit and enjoying life. 🤷🏽‍♀️🥰😊 —I MEAN IT! —So, THAT’S where getting the Cricut and making things and coming up with projects to try and products to launch comes in. I just LIKE doing that shit—ALWAYS have!—and the lack of having folks say anything about it is okay, because in the back of my mind, I KNOW we make an impression and THAT'S all I need for now. 👏🏾 Unlike ANY time EVER in the past, I am NOT sweating ANYTHING. I have decided that, for now, we will find all this, but I am CONVINCED that, like water building in a dam, when the time is best, we will breakthrough into the RIGHT opportunity. 🤷🏽‍😊 So, I have this sense of peace that, frankly is so unexpected, but it has caused me to allow that peace to flow on into other areas of my life. 🧘🏾‍♂️

Why Did We Get a Cricut? (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)

What’s exciting?


As I mentioned above, I am SOOOO excited to have emailed our brand new 100+ person mailing list (for our band, Bourgeoisie Paper Jam)! Our artist mentoring program suggests that we email them weekly, but since we’re SOOOO new to this, we have settled on a monthly check-in email. (If you’re interested in hearing more about this whole artist mentoring process, check out next month’s blog post on it.) 💌

Ringtones are HERE! ( )


Finally, we have been WANTING to sell ringtones for 5 years now and we are just a week from launching a space within our Wix store to be able to sell those downloads. ( ) ☎️

19 Contest ideas for bands and other D.I.Y. Rock Stars


As with all that we are doing now, we are so happy to share it all with you! You make it so much easier to follow our muse, so THANKS IMMENSELY for that! 🙏🏾

216. How to Create a Music-related Content Calendar

Here's what we're celebrating this month!

Gab & Jam:

213. Goals for 2022 (video: and podcast: )

214. Should I ever play for free? (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star) (video: and podcast: )

215. Learn how to be the HERO of your own story (video: and podcast: )

216. How to Create a Music-related Content Calendar (video: and podcast: )

Goals for 2022 for us D.I.Y. Rock Stars

Blog Posts:


Song Clips:

149. “Quiet Power” @Fender #Fender #bass

150. “Firecracker Waltz” @Kala #Kala #ubass

151. “House Melts Mix” @Fender #Fender #bass #fretless

152. “Maximum Fly” @Fender #Fender #bass #fretless

153. “Really Nice Day” @Takamine #Takamine #acoustic #guitar 💥 🎸

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· All things “Sugar Fit”:

· Gab & Jam podcast:

· Soundcloud (music):

· Funky Happy People (Who Listen to a Variety of Genres of Music) Facebook Group:

· Be the Next D.I.Y. Rock Star Facebook Group:




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