Entrepreneurs are mostly self-starters. They don’t wait for things to happen; they make things happen. For music artist Sevens, his craft is his business. Through his unique Fusion Rap, he blends creativity, artistic vision, leadership, and business sense into one package. Besides being a rapper, Sevens, popularly known as Lilgod777, is a music producer and an investor.
In this article, we dive into Seven’s entrepreneurial feat to learn what it takes to make a successful career in music. Learn how to have a passion for what you do, and a growth mindset can help you to overcome challenges along the way.
Doing what you love
Many people like the idea of success. However, without passion, aspiring entrepreneurs and musicians alike do not have the motivation to persevere. Passion is what drives you to succeed. It is what keeps you determined and guides you through the ups and downs. For Sevens, his love is music. He says, ‘I can’t live without it.’ He focuses on what he is passionate about and is determined to make it successful.
Embracing the right mindset
In the music industry, you not only get to share your art with others but with the right moves, you can make it big as a business. Having a growth mindset is crucial for success. It is about believing in your abilities, learning, and improving. A positive outlook brings out a better version of yourself. Success depends on you. Invest in things that make you better. For Sevens, he tries to make the best of every situation. Try turning adverse circumstances to your benefit if you want to overcome them.
Resilience makes you stronger
You know it too, the journey to the top is not easy. There are always going to be some challenges along the way. Sevens has had to overcome many of them in his career. His mantra is always to keep pushing. Be consistent in your actions. When you face setbacks, find a way to bounce back. There are more roadblocks ahead. Being resilient helps us to deal with overwhelming situations. It enables us to maintain balance and avoid going the trail of negativity. It might sound cheesy, but it is essential to always look at the bright side of life.
Hard work is everything
No doubt that talent is an essential aspect of every musician. However, brand development should not begin and end with the music itself. You have to put in the work to build your brand, your craft, and your business. At just 19 years of age, Sevens realized the importance of hard work. It pays. He once made 4K over a weekend selling beats to a rap artist. As Tim Notke says, ‘Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.’ To succeed, be prepared to put in the work.
The business of music is a real business. To make a successful venture in music, you have to be self-driven. Find what truly motivates you within to propel you to greatness. When setbacks arise, use them as learning and growth opportunities. Importantly, understand what it means to operate a business and how that fits into your artistic vision.