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Growing up on the small island of Guernsey, home to only 60,000 people and a single bowling alley…
Josh Le Tissier began DJing at friends’ birthday parties and weddings on the weekends.
It all started with word of mouth.
Then, Josh applied for a local DJ gig in Guernsey.
Josh has over 25 million streams on his music across streaming platforms.
He has played at the Ministry of Sound in London, UK.
And his music has been signed to big labels (like Universal 🤩).
Josh even has his own custom backyard studio (with killer speakers and lush acoustic panels).
But — Josh wasn’t an “overnight success”.
Far from it.
Josh has been hustling every single day for the last 10+ years.
He never learned an instrument as a kid.
So — Josh spent most of his time devouring YouTube tutorials on the weekends.
He mastered music production, composition, and mixing.
All while holding down a full-time job.
Because, as Josh explains … you don’t have to quit your job to follow your passion.
You can do both.
And the best part?
Josh’s day job paid for his music studio.
It’s an epic “purpose-built garden office” that he converted into a music studio.
However, despite Josh’s success and fame in the music industry, he hit a lot of road blocks.
At every stage, Josh was smashed with fear.
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Josh battled nerves while DJing at bigger and bigger venues.
“What if my USB doesn’t work?”
“What if I have the wrong gear or setup for this venue?”
Plagued by all those annoying, incessant thoughts 😓 Josh didn’t give up.
Instead – he showed up and took massive action.
In this episode we talked about the importance of being passionate about what you do.
And that people won’t always notice the small mistakes.
So it’s time to kick that toxic friend of yours to the curb (you know, the one called ‘perfectionism’).
Because nothing (and no one) is perfect.
Especially in music, “perfect” is subjective.
How did Josh manage to amass 25+ million streams on his music?
By working on his music game every single day 🔥
By collaborating with other artists.
Collaboration helped Josh gain new insights, find new listeners, and make better music.
Because the more people involved in a song = the more creative it is.
Josh played the long game and didn’t give up when faced with challenges.
He levelled up over time, and now boasts official remixes for Gryffin and Carly Rae Jepsen
So if your fear is holding you back…
If you want to overcome your perfectionist mindset…
And create a life that you’re passionate about…
Then listen now 🎧
Show Notes – You’ll Discover
- How Josh landed gigs at the Ministry of Sound in London
- What helps Josh make incredible music while working full-time (hint: he has a routine)
- Josh’s obsession with music, and how this helps him continue creating (even when the going gets tough)
- Why you shouldn’t try to make money from music (especially in the beginning)
- How to get shit done 😎 (even when you don’t feel like it)
- Ways to deal with your nerves, uncertainty, and fear of the unknown
- What Josh’s weakness is… (hint: it’s actually his superpower) 💪
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Links From This Episode
- Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
- Ministry of Sound
- Someone You Loved – Josh’s Remix
- Josh’s interview with Island FM
- BBC Interview – Josh Le Tissier
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