I am able to make a full-time living doing what I love - teaching musicians from all backgrounds, in all situations, how to slow the f*ck down and think more clearly about what they want from their music.
I design custom time management systems and help them implement new routines that create more freedom & balance in their daily lives. But don't take my word for it, scroll below & see what they have to say!
I believe you don't have to sacrifice your health, your relationships, or every hour of your day to succeed in music. I believe it's time to #RedefineTheHustle and find success with less suffering.
I'm Suz - your sass-mouthed, get-er-done, jeans-and-a-tee mindset coach to help you say "PEACE OUT!" to sleepless nights & "GET TO STEPPIN!" to daily overwhelm.
Being born and raised in NYC, the city that never sleeps, it was difficult for me to trust that busy ≠ productive. If I wasn't working 4 jobs at once I wasn't "hustling." I had little to no time for friends or family, and constantly worried I wasn't doing enough.
I pulled many sleepless nights, said yes to things I hated, and did work that made me miserable all for the sake of someday "making it."
Everyone in my life told me to slow down, even the people I worked for, but I didn't listen. Repeatedly getting the flu, losing my voice, feeling constantly sleep-deprived - nothing stopped me from showing up every day and pushing myself as hard as I could to get the job done.
Question was - what job? What was the goal? I kept working with not only no end in sight, but no goal in sight. I knew I wanted to "make it" - but what did that look like?
I was terrified of failing...
In the summer of 2013 I contracted Lyme disease. If I wasn't going to listen to anything else the Universe through at me to tell me to slow down, I was going to listen now. I had no choice. Lyme disease is no joke. I became extremely lethargic and could only work a few hours a day, if that. I need to find a better way to handle my new reality.
After a year of reading up on advice from productivity experts and taking what I learned about habits & human behavior from my Master's in Psychology, I realized I needed to completely un-learn my unhealthy, workaholic ways and work smarter.
I hired a set of career coaches and unlocked my true purpose in this industry: helping music professionals avoid burnout. I've spent my whole life spinning my wheels & burning the candle at both ends. I know how hard it can be to slow down and I want to help others avoid the mistakes I made. It's time to get grounded as the 'rock' in order for your true inner 'star' to reach it's full potential!
“We think mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of the time we put in at work, instead of the quality of the time we put in.” - Arianna Huffington
Not all advice is great advice [for you]. It's important to be clear on your goals so you can sift thru all the tips & tricks out there & choose what resonates with you.
Here are 3 things that resonate with me...
Every time someone mentions how little sleep they're on it shouldn't turn into a competition. Pulling all-nighters doesn't mean you want it more. Getting a full night's rest means you're in it for the long haul. Slow & steady always wins.
Often we run out of it because we put our focus on the wrong things, filling our days top to bottom, setting ourselves up for failure. Being realistic about how much time we have & what deserves our time allows us to get more done.
SVU provides the best binging on a day off. That's not a belief, that's a fact. Dun Dun.
24 comes in at a close second. Bleep Bloop. So whaddya say? Ready to connect?
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