My music documentary binge series: Lessons about Drake’s success

This week I’ve been consuming music documentaries.

From Shaggy, Eiffel 65, Sisqo, and now Drake.

I guess it’s that type of week.

Anyways, this one documentary about Drake went into detail about how he became such a successful artist. Considering the music industry to be one of the most cutthroat industries on the planet, Drake has created a legacy that very few can rival.

As I was watching the documentary, I noticed one thing that Drake consistently did since his early days of Music.

Even when he was still acting on Degrassi, Drake kept this one thing going. And it allowed him to capitalize on opportunities.

As well as make strategic moves.

So what is this one thing that he kept doing?

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He made sure to take one step forward every day in his music career.

I know this is anti-climatic, but I want to stress that Drake was not an overnight success.

Every day, he made sure to do one thing to move his music career forward. From writing songs, taking part in a musical group, performing wherever he could, aligning with strategic people in the music industry, and posting music on his MySpace page.

This guy made sure to make the most of the things under his control.

And then he had one hit single with Best I Ever Had, then he had a hit album with Take Care, and then he had more hit singles, more hit albums, etc.

Even when Drake found success, he still made sure to keep his music career moving forward with one step each day.

Now, before you start thinking I am a Drake stan, I want to stress to you this one question:

What steps are you taking to move forward in the areas you want to improve?

Take some time today and think about this question. Maybe write it out in your journal.

However, I don’t want to leave you hanging, so let’s come up with some random examples.

Say you want to get better with your finances. One step to get better each day is to track your daily spending. Being mindful of your spending will show you whether you need to cut back or make more money. All this becomes clear by the simple step of tracking your finances daily.

Another example, say you want to be a blogger. One step to get better is simply by writing 200–500 words every day. Even if you have nothing to write, just write! Because after one month, your writing will get much better. Then after a year, it will be significantly better. Meaning, you will be able to attract readers when you are ready to show your writing to people.

Are you starting to understand all this?

One simple step, every day.

And by the time you know it, you will be so far gone, you’ll wonder why you didn’t start sooner.

You only have one life, so make the most of it.

We don’t get a second chance at life, so go accomplish whatever it is you’ve been waiting for.

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