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It’s All in Your Head Summary – January 2022

Author: Russ

Short Summary
It’s All in Your Head (2019) is a book by Russ, the rapper. Russ shares his journey of the struggle of how he became a famous rapper and musician. Through his life struggles, the writer has tried to motivate readers to achieve their goals despite the failures and never give up.
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Detailed Summary

The book It’s All in Your Head is written by an American musician and rapper Russel Vitale who shared his journey of how he became a famous rapper. How he never gave up and always believed in himself and his skills which became his power.

In his book, It’s All in Your Head Russ says that he always wanted to become a musician and he was very passionate about it. He used to spend a lot of time composing and producing music. He used to do this in his parents’ basement. It was that time when they don’t believe in him and they did not even use to listen to his music.

But there was his best friend, Bugus who supported him a lot throughout his journey. Both of them were huge fans of music and always wanted to get their music to be recognized by the people. It was on their Wishlist to get their music on MTV. They were so confident about it that they always used to say ‘We will be on MTV’ one day.

They used to spam messages to MTV executives on Twitter. It was just a try so that they will consider their music on their channel. In the beginning, they did not get a reply but on one lucky day, MTV executive liked their music and gave them a chance. It was like their dream came true.

This was the beginning of his career. He used to share everything on his Twitter as well. Some people used to listen to his music on Twitter as well. Then from MTV, he started doing concerts.

It’s All in Your Head Key Points

Focus on your Work

In his book, It’s All in Your Head he shared about his first concert in Florida when he performed for only 40 people. He says that he thoroughly enjoyed that. Moreover, he did not get disappointed but rather that situation inspired him to write a song. This has a lesson for the readers that they should never pay attention to what people think. You should focus on your work and give your 100%. Never be disappointed by the outcome.

Be Confident

Everybody in the World cannot like your work. Some get jealous of your work, some will try to demotivate you and only a few will clap for you. Only pay attention to those who support you. Sometimes even your closest friend and family will try to demotivate you.  But if you really love your work. Never stop. Believe in yourself and be confident.

In five years from 2011 to 2016, he released 11 albums. He got recognition from them.

Russ in It’s all in your Head also says that when he started making music, he won’t be able to make enough money from it. Even though he was working days and nights but still it was not paying him enough. He says that he released 80 songs but still didn’t get more than $200 from it in a month. Releasing 80 songs isn’t a piece of cake. It requires a lot of hard work and sleepless nights. A normal person who just wants to make money out of his work will get really demotivated by this. He will definitely stop chasing his dream but the writer says that he did not give up and believed in himself that even if not today tomorrow this music will make him a millionaire. But it still did not stop him. He continued working hard because he knew that one day it will give him his desired output.

Always Take inspiration from Experts

The book It’s All in your Head gives us lessons that don’t always work hard but work smart as well. In order to achieve your goals, you should also take inspiration from experts and adopt their strategies of becoming successful. It will empower you.

Just like Russ who took inspiration from successful artists. He realized that they make one-song albums and it gets more recognition and fame. So instead of making releasing multiple songs album, release a one-song album. He adopted this technique and it changed his music career. He started releasing a one-song album every week for six months on an online music platform called TuneCore and started making $102,000 from only $620. This was something huge for him.

Although he was more in love with music and his passion more than making money from it. But he started getting enough money from it, it kept him motivated.

Who would I recommend It’s All in Your Head summary to?

The book It’s All in Your Head is a masterpiece. It will inspire a struggling artist, musician, or a rapper who gets demotivated sometimes or think that their passion won’t make him successful. Also, those whose family members don’t support their passion for music. People who have a good voice and love to sing but are afraid to start it as a career can read this book and inspiration from its journey of Russ. Moreover, anyone who is a fan of rapper Russ needs to know how much hard work he has done to get the fame he has today.