Mentorship, Money Stress, and Leveling Up Your Career [7FMS Ep. #32]

by Daniel Patterson


“If more information was all we needed to be successful… we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs.”

I often think of this quote from Derek Sivers.

I’ve seen its truth in my life, the life of my music students, and the life of studio owners that I have worked with over the years.

If information alone isn’t transformative… then what is?



Taking action.

In today’s episode, Daniel and Nate invited Alyssa O’Toole back for a discussion about mentorship, the power of coaching, and watershed moments in one’s career.

Lots of takeaways in a more “personal” episode… including a story from Daniel about when his business coach took him to a horse ranch to do work on his business.

Click below to listen to the episode.



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Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • Nate’s impactful coaching experience that helped him exceed 7-figures
  • What does it take for us to say, “Ok, I’m ready to ask for help”?
  • How Daniel used side hustles and mentorship to build his career
  • Moving from a passive observer to an active owner of your personal success
  • A good coach levels you up… here’s how to hire better coaches and consultants
  • Alyssa’s impactful coaching experience that helped organize her life
  • How a coach can help you target your issues without giving you easy answers
  • What happens when you begin to shift your self-perspective
  • Isn’t coaching expensive?!?!
  • Outcomes you can expect from having a mentor

The podcast is approaching the end of its first season! 

We have two more episodes before we go on a short break for the summer.

After that, we will take a break for one month and come back at the beginning of August with a brand new season with awesome guests, more installments in our “Ask an Attorney” series, and episodes with topics that you have requested!

Have you enjoyed the first season? If so…

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Very best,
Daniel and Nate


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Daniel Patterson is a private teacher, writer, and marketing consultant for music schools. He began teaching in 2004. He co-founded and led marketing operations for a summer music camp that sees over 200 children each summer.

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