#28 | Music-Preneur Spotlight: James Divine | The Rock/Star Advocate

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#28 & 29| Music-Preneur Spotlight: James Divine

Guest Interviews

Grant yourself permission to succeed.

Sometimes we get so caught up in our idea of success we don’t stop & think what it means to us & what we want from it. Find inspiration by lessons learned from music-preneur James Divine {plus scroll down for a BONUS episode!}.

I think another mistake I made for the longest time was not realizing that the goals were adaptable.


Key Highlights

  • When he knew he wanted to do music full-time [02:01]
  • What he wish he knew at the beginning [05:23]
  • His realization about goal setting [06:54]
  • Fame vs. Money vs. Serving others [08:18]
  • Never play for free even when you do [13:15]
  • Most surprising lesson about teaching [18:28]
  • How to find your path [20:55]
  • What James would do with 1 extra hour [27:25]
  • Who he would collaborate with them [27:37]
  • His request [28:09]
  • Your Actionable of the Week [30:25]


Learn how to apply Zig Ziglar’s Wheel of Life with this helpful slide show by Goldie Joe!



  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode’s transcript here
  • Goldie Joe has posted a comprehensive slide show of Zig Ziglar’s Wheel of Life here
  • Check out Dan Miller’s 40 Days to the Work You Love here {currently $1.99}
  • Read more about James’ story in his book The Saxaphone Diaries here
  • Learn about forgiveness and overcoming traumas in James’ book  here
  • You can take James’ Udemy course, 40 Ways to Make Money as a Musician, for FREE if you sign up before July 5, 2018. Simply click here



For the first time on The Music-Preneur Mindset Podcast, I did a live coaching session with James to help him work through some roadblocks he was facing when trying to book more speaking engagements. Have a listen and use what we discuss to help you improve your own requests to others in the industry!


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