Imposter syndrome. Have you ever had people hire your and you didn’t feel qualified enough to do it? Are you comparing your work to others? Does working under pressure stress you out?
There’s the Ira Glass creativity gap we all hear of. There’s the option to run away or just do your own music.
Passive income. Make sure to get royalties when working for others. It’s not about the money you’d get now, but ensuring you’re establishing long term speeds that’ll collect passively.
Be proactive instead of just reacting to opportunities that come to you. Others think you should be happy for getting a lot of gigs, but if you’re after building your own empire, make sure you’re not always just building everyone else’s dreams.