You're surrounded by cool tempting people, hanging out casually, telling you to relax.
But the casual ones end up having casual talent and merely casual lives.
Looking back, my only Berklee classmates that got successful were the ones who were fiercely focused, determined, and undistractable.
Never underestimate the importance of making money making music.
Let go of any weird taboos you have about it.
Money is nothing more than neutral proof that you're adding value to people's lives.
Making sure you're making money is just a way of making sure you're doing something of value to others.
Be one of the few that is clever enough to make money making music instead of pretending it doesn't matter.