Chris Themelco is a founding member, singer, songwriter, and guitarist for Australian metal band Orpheus Omega, founder and chief engineer at Monolith Studios, and producer for numerous heavy rock acts.
Whether you’re a fan of heavy music or not, this conversation is an absolute must-listen for anybody wanting to make it in a competitive or creative pursuit - be it as a musician, entrepreneur, comedian, content creator, artist, athlete, or ‘influencer’.
We unpacked numerous topics that get to the heart of what it takes to excel at almost anything and cultivate a life doing what you love, including:
The importance of range, and how creativity is all about connecting dots between our experiences
The sunk cost fallacy
Motivation versus discipline
Why process trumps results
The value of not having a plan B
Making the jump from gainfully employed to being your own boss
Why most things aren’t binary
Real world guerilla marketing versus digital marketing
Why showing up when you don’t feel like it matters
Managing your energy and rhythm throughout the day and year
The creator economy, and why having several income streams is becoming the norm
The state of the music industry today, and how some top tier musicians are making more money streaming than they do playing arenas
The 1000 true fans concept
And so much more.
Show notes: Orpheus Omega on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/54Fv7qOKjyLWOWlwMUl2J9
Orpheus Omega on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/orpheusofficial/
Monolith Studios: https://monolithstudios.com.au/
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