In today's episode, David dedicates some time to those who are undecided about becoming a DJ (or, continuing to be one). How does one know if DJing is a good fit for them, and their lifestyle?
It's not always sunshine and rainbows; there are some important considerations when deciding to actively pursue DJing as a “career” of sorts. David goes over the following questions, which one can ask to help understand what it means to become a DJ:
Are you a creative person?
Are you willing to be in the public spotlight?
Are you thick-skinned?
Are you disciplined/a self-starter?
(This takes initiative, regular attention, motivation…)
Do you have time?
(See Episode 62: Advice for Busy DJs with Day Jobs)
Do you have the energy, physically & creatively?
Can you keep your ego in check?
How social are you?
Are you persistent?
(Can you work hard, even when it sucks?)
Are you a patient person?
(DJ careers are a slow-burn.)
Are you willing to learn / open-minded?
Do you take yourself too seriously?
Can you leave your comfort zone?
(See Episode 57: Comfort Zone)
Do you have passion?
(That can help you power through anything else on this list)