A few weeks ago, my husband and I had a week where we were out every night of the week.

Between shows, nights out with friends, and meetings, our week was completely stacked for 7 straight days. 

This isn’t uncommon for us. Our friends often ask how we do it. 

The simple answer is that we are social people.

We live in Los Angeles because there are so many great options for things to do. If you ever get bored here, it’s your own fault. 

We are interested in exploring new music, having experiences with people that we love, and truly enjoying every day. 

Icing on the cake – all that going out can come with some great opportunity as well. 

One of the biggest recommendations that I can give you if you’re an artist or in a band is truly very simple – go to shows. 

Meet and surround yourself likeminded people.

Support creative projects that your peers are working on. 

Not only is this a great way to make friends and keep yourself in the loop with what’s going on in your community, it’s also just downright fun. 

It’s a great way to see what other people are working on, and sometimes will even spark inspiration for your own projects!

Perhaps you’re looking to start a venue of your own. You can check out other venues to see what you like and don’t like – everything from decor to polices to overall vibe and beyond. 

The concept really extends to all aspects of the industry. 

Momentum and motivation are contagious. When you surround yourself with movers and shakers, you’re more likely to push yourself to get that project done. 

Is going out part of your strategy to stay sharp? If it’s not, I encourage you to make a plan to check out an event or two this week, and leave a comment here with how they affected you.