I'm a firm believer that "New Years Resolutions" (the 'year long' goals that we swear we'll hold ourselves to for 365 days starting tomorrow) DON'T WORK.
Side note: It's for that reason that, for the past 3 years, I've committed to treating the top of each month (and subsequently the top of each week) as a a 'mini-new-years' to set my focus and goals for the next 30 or 7 days. To hear more about that, check out my podcast episode "A Bucketlist Big Enough To Live In" HERE.
That said, the top of the year is an incredible time where we naturally reflect back and look forward.
If you find yourself in an introspective goal setting place in life, I read an article recently that I think you will find absurdly inspiring and a great kick in the ass.
After reading this, I realized it was something I've done the past couple years when it comes to approaching setbacks, failures, delays, defeat, or other disasters... but it takes me freakin forever to get there sometimes. (Also talked about in the above podcast).
Hopefully keeping this on the front of my mind will help me get there faster and more consistently.
Holy crap! I've been so pumped the past 48hrs hearing stories of people listening to my new podcast and being encouraged by the people I've interviewed so far.
As some of you have downloaded a podcast app for the first time to listen to these (or maybe this was the first podcast you ever listened to) I thought I'd share some of my favorites that I've been listening to the past month that you may enjoy.
Years ago, I made a conscious decision to change my mindset when it came to how I viewed my career in music. Looking back, five years later, I can say without a doubt that it was one of the smartest moves I ever made.
I recently came across an article I wrote at the time about my decision and feel like I can say now, without a shadow of a doubt, this mindset will be a game-changer for your future if you embrace it NOW.
I often get e-mails or people contacting me HERE asking questions about a career in music. Around this time of year I'm usually asked my thoughts on college, either by a high-school senior or a parent of a student.
As I was replying this afternoon, I thought I would share my response on here in the hopes it may help someone. Feel free to SHARE this if you know someone this time of year making this decision or maybe you yourself are a high-school senior.
I was asked a few questions recently for a University in England's music department about my career and path in music. I thought that there may be some others who would find this interesting and hopefully helpful so here you go.