Delta Dreams: What advice do you have for bedroom musicians?
Derek Sivers: If you passionately want to be a successful full-time musician, nothing can stop you. Quit your job, sell your home, move to the big city where everything’s happening, sleep on friends’ couches, hustle for 6 hours a day, practice for 6 hours a day, perform a live show somewhere every day, whatever it takes. When you really set your full attention to something, there are no excuses because there are no obstacles you can’t overcome. If you’re still in your bedroom, just occasionally complaining about the state of things, just decide to either jump in full-force, or stop complaining and just fully enjoy the fact that you’re a part-time musician, that you do it for love not money, and other things in life are more important to you.