dancing and violin, and has since created a career for herself.
Roundtable Rival, Lindsey Stirling Oct 20, 2014
In 2010, Lindsey Stirling was on America's Got Talent in which she made it to the quarter finals. She then went on to YouTube where she garnered huge support. One aspect to her success could be attributed to continuing her work even after a failure and to going to social media. Many traditional artists are now flocking to use YouTube as a social media platform. Back when Stirling first started her channel, YouTube artists had more of a stigma, but in recent years YouTubers can almost be equated to celebrities. Lindsey Stirling is one such celebrity. She has gone on tours around the world, collaborated with famous traditional artists such as John Legend and Andrew McMahon in the wilderness, wrote a memoir called The Only Pirate At the Party and released 3 albums including her album Shatter Me which was no. 2 on the Billboard 200 and no. 1 on the Billboard classical and dance/electronic charts.
Prism, Lindsey Stirling, Oct 14, 2016
dubstep. Brave Enough also allowed Lindsey to work through her emotions and share her experiences with her fans.
Although Lindsey is primarily intrinsically motivated she does have her extrinsic motivators as well namely her fans. Although extrinsic motivation is no longer considered harmful by the majority, Lindsey was harmed by extrinsic motivation. An example of extrinsic motivators harming her works is seen in her final performance of America's Got Talent. Because she was in a competitive setting and needed to step up her game, her performance was injured resulting in missed notes and ultimately her elimination. However, in this situation the extrinsic motivation was not all bad, she used her failure as a motivator to continue creating the songs she loved.
Right now Lindsey is on tour and filming a documentary. She has stated that her next big goal is to build a family, but she has decided to write a Christmas album. She continues to feel the love and support from her fans and shares all of her emotions about death, grief, and her battle with anorexia to connect with her audience and basically tell them they are not alone. Her documentary is going to be a heartfelt and emotional rollercoaster because it is the first without Gaviati and her father, a christian author, died this past January. Instead of shying away, Lindsey accepted her feelings and shared them so that her fans can follow her on her journey.
Shatter Me, Lindsey Stirling ft. Lzzy Hale, Apr 23, 2014
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