Here are some other thoughts about this in the context of consulting: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how%20much%20career%20success%20should%20you%20worry#3b3a886b5130d8e1c9dd863f6adbd93e
- Don’t go over your head.
- Hone in on what you like.
- Try a small amount of everything.
- Check out blogs, lists, and other sources of music.
- Check out your local music shop.
- Check out indie bookstores.
- Listen to your favorite CDs again and again.
- Don’t be afraid of new things; explore the world of music.
- When you are new to a genre, blogs and other resources can be valuable guides to learning more about it.
Don’t go over your head.
You have a lot of options when it comes to discovering pop culture and music. But don’t be afraid to try new things, ask for help, or ask for advice from friends or strangers. You’re not alone in your quest—there are thousands of people out there with similar interests as you! And if no one can help you find what you’re looking for, they may direct you to another resource: the internet itself! The web is full of resources that will help guide anyone toward pop culture and music discovery.
Hone in on what you like.
If you want to discover pop culture and music, focus on what you like. If something mainly attracts your attention, it’s probably because of some connection with the source material. If this is true for you, then great—but that doesn’t mean that everything else has to be outside your comfort zone!
This can feel unsafe when we’re all bombarded with new experiences every day: an article about Netflix shows, another about Spotify playlists, and another about social media trends! But really: only worry a little about trying out new things if they interest or excite you (and even then). You don’t have to learn how to play an instrument or join a book club just because everyone else seems eager enough. Instead of rushing into these situations without giving them proper consideration first—or worse yet, avoiding them altogether—settle down with what interests YOU most first before moving on to anything else
Try a small amount of everything.
Check out blogs, lists, and other sources of music.
You can also check out blogs, lists, and other music sources.
Check out your local music shop.
Check out indie bookstores.
If you’re looking for a book written by an author you love, or even one of your favorite books from childhood, it’s worth checking out the indie bookstore. Indie bookstores offer a great chance to meet new authors and discover new titles that are unlike any other place in town. You’ll find some fantastic books there—and maybe even have an opportunity to meet them!
Listen to your favorite CDs again and again.
Don’t be afraid of new things; explore the world of music.
If you’re trying to discover new music, don’t be afraid of the whole world of pop culture. Don’t just stick with what you know! Explore the world and try new things. Feel free to branch out into something different or venture into a genre that may seem off-limits at first glance.
I’ve found this especially true regarding album art—you can make a fantastic discovery when you take some time out from watching your favorite shows and listening on Spotify (or whatever streaming service you use).
When you are new to a genre, blogs and other resources can be valuable guides to learning more about it.
Blogs are a great way to learn about new music, find contemporary artists and genres, or discover new ways to listen. You can also use blogs to determine what pop culture references were made in recent movies or television shows.
For example, if you’re watching Netflix’ The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on your phone while walking down the street and see someone wearing a shirt that says “I’m With Her,” there’s a good chance they like Hillary Clinton!
Section: Try everything.
Section: Listen to what others say about a genre you need to become more familiar with.
Takeaway: It still helps to ask yourself why you like something. Or conversely, the reason you don’t like it.
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Section: Be open-minded and try new things