Weekly Digest: September 11, 2021

Weekly Digest: September 11, 2021

David Andrew Wiebe: July 2021What are you working on right now?

What are you forcing yourself to work on?

And what do you actually want to be working on?

These are innocuous sounding questions, but as I’ve been discovering, what lies beneath the surface level answers might just surprise you.

This week, I engaged in the creation of multiple videos – some talking head, but mostly guitar shorts / memes.

I also ended up releasing a 15-minute guided meditation (which will be available on all online music stores and streaming platforms on September 24!).

With all the blogging I’ve been doing, and predominantly informational content I’ve been creating, you may have assumed that I’ve been working on exactly what I want to be working on. But the truth is, most of this represents things I’ve been forcing myself to do. And it took some looking for me to understand this.

Do you know how long I’ve been thinking about making meditation audios or guitar videos? Probably years!

So, there’s all this pent-up energy that’s finally starting to burst and find its expression. And it has basically meant thinking differently about daily blogging and content creation in general. Because I realized most projects, I want to be working on fit nicely into this schedule.

If you think you know David Andrew Wiebe, well… you’re really just beginning to see all that he’s about.

I don’t know how long I’ve been bottling up my own expression. But it has been too long.

Don’t let your mind rule your creativity. Let your heart lead too.

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New Value-Packed Blog Posts & Podcast Episodes

Here’s what I created for you this week. Click on the headlines that pique your interest.

Music Entrepreneur HQ on Social Media

Here’s a unique, value-adding piece we shared on social media this week:

David Andrew Wiebe quote

Must-Have Resource

There’s a personal development program I’ve been through three times, and each time I go through it, I learn more about myself and what matters most to me. I’ve also been able to improve my health, grow my business, and challenge myself intellectually.

The name of the program is The Gold Within.

Any artist looking to get clear on the impact and difference they want to make in the world (their brand) should go through The Gold Within program at least once.

The Gold Within

Final Thoughts

Thank you for your creativity and generosity. I’m rooting for you.

Why Support the Education of Underprivileged Children in South America?

Why Support the Education of Underprivileged Children in South America?

Here’s why:

My late father and grandparents (my father’s parents) were all great supporters of the cause.

As of this year (2021), all of them have passed. My dad, specifically, passed in a motorcycle accident when I was 13. I will remember my father and grandparents fondly.

So, I wanted to do something in their memory. Which is why my current efforts include raising funds for the education of underprivileged children in South America.

What We Were Able to Accomplish Last Quarter (June to August 2021)

Here is our donation receipt from last quarter:

Donations from last quarter

In total, we were able to raise just a little under $300 through anonymous donations, custom commissioned portraits, and infoproduct sales through our funnels.

The “Make a Difference Campaign”

Our goal this quarter (September to November) is to raise $1,500. That’s why you’re seeing the “Make a Difference” campaign on my blog, on Music Entrepreneur HQ, and on Content Marketing Musician.

Make a difference: Content Marketing Musician

Between now and November 19, 2021, we will be donating 50% of the proceeds from all products on Content Marketing Musician to support the cause.

What Charitable Organization Are We Giving to?

Last quarter, we sought to get a support statement from the organization we’re supporting but did not hear back. That means we can’t use their organization name in any of our marketing efforts.

If you would like to have a private conversation around what organization we’re supporting (and why), you can contact me directly.

How Can I Help?

If you’re a musician or creative seeking resources to help you get results in your career, then making a purchase on Content Marketing Musician will help support the cause (we will be donating 50% of the proceeds).

Secondarily, you can:

Thank You!

Thank you for reading and for your generosity in supporting our efforts to create more opportunities for underprivileged children in South America (and related inter-world development projects). Here’s wishing you all the best in your creative efforts!

15 Minute Guided Meditation for Transformation

15 Minute Guided Meditation for Transformation

Is there something you want to change in your life?

Some area you’re looking for a breakthrough in?

A specific part of yourself you’re looking to transform?

Yesterday, I created this 15-minute guided meditation for transformation. I was so eager to share it with you that I uploaded it to YouTube today just so you could get instant access to it.

This audio is also slated for release on all major online stores and streaming platforms on September 24, 2021!

Click on the video below to get the full meditation. For best results, use your headphones and turn the volume down to a comfortable level.

Credits:

Written by David Andrew Wiebe © 2021

David Andrew Wiebe – Voice, Music

Produced by David Andrew Wiebe
Recorded by David Andrew Wiebe
Mixed by David Andrew Wiebe
Master by eMastered

CD artwork and design by David Andrew Wiebe

Weekly Digest: September 4, 2021

Weekly Digest: September 4, 2021

David Andrew Wiebe: July 2021A change of pace is nice.

A change of environment is even better.

I’ve talked about these concepts in depth, especially in my book, Start Your Year the Right Way, but I continue to affirm this notion, even as my peers continue to report to me that they’ve found great value in taking time away from their monotonous and entrenched life.

Although not entirely planned, I ended up taking a working vacation for most of August, with a bit of back and forth between western BC and Alberta, as well as western BC and interior BC.

(After publishing daily for a full year, I also needed to step away from podcasting and creating weekly digests for a while.)

The drives were kind of grueling, and these are not trips I intend to repeat any time soon, but still, I got something I would not have gotten otherwise.

First, I got some much-needed rest. I had no idea how much I needed it until I got to Calgary towards the beginning of the month.

Second, I got to reconnect with friends and family. Not necessarily in the capacity I wanted to, but still vital.

Third, I got to appreciate my current living situation more. I live in a basement suite in Abbotsford, and that’s mostly by design (I’m not quick to upgrade my lifestyle even if I can afford it), but sometimes it’s easy to take for granted. I returned to the suite with new eyes and have started appreciating my living quarters and surroundings more.

Do you need time away from the same old, same old?

Is it time you started appreciating what you regularly take for granted?

If you could approach your work, your creativity, your business, and your life with a new sense of gratitude and appreciation, what difference would it make for you?

We often say vacations are “too expensive,” but not taking time away can be just as costly, especially if you end up burning out.

If you feel tired, exhausted, unappreciative, irritated, anxious, depressed, or otherwise, it will inevitably seep into the rest your life, no matter how hard you try to block it.

Your move.

New Value-Packed Blog Posts & Podcast Episodes

Here’s what I created for you this week. Click on the headlines that pique your interest.

Music Entrepreneur HQ on Social Media

Here’s a unique, value-adding piece we shared on social media this week:

Justin Longo quote

Must-Have Resource

There’s a personal development program I’ve been through three times, and each time I go through it, I learn more about myself and what matters most to me. I’ve also been able to improve my health, grow my business, and challenge myself intellectually.

The name of the program is The Gold Within.

Any artist looking to get clear on the impact and difference they want to make in the world (their brand) should go through The Gold Within program at least once.

Final Thoughts

Thank you for your creativity and generosity. I’m rooting for you.

Is Elite Players: All Access Pass Right for You?

Is Elite Players: All Access Pass Right for You?

Elite Players: All Access Pass isn’t right for you if…

  • You don’t think current crises represent the best opportunity to grow your music career (entrepreneurs know the best time to launch a business is in “down” times)
  • You don’t think expressing yourself creatively or impacting others with your art is of any importance or consequence to the rest of the world
  • You could care less about making money in music
  • You don’t want to take your music beyond a fun little hobby
  • You’re too scared to prove to yourself that you could make it
  • Personal success is a pipedream you’re quick to dismiss
  • You don’t value personal growth, personalized coaching, or relevant training

Otherwise, I don’t know what you’re waiting for.

Head on over to Elite Players: All Access Pass to discover this new opportunity.

Elite Players: All Access Pass

Elite Players: All Access Pass

My new premium music business membership is now accepting applications.

My team and I have been working hard on this initiative since June, and it all came out of possibilities I started speculating on in March.

In trying to make this project a reality, I tried many ways that didn’t work.

This time it’s different.

Thanks to my team, what I now hold in my hands is miles ahead of anything I attempted (and failed) to create, and anything I could have possibly created on my own.

I am eternally grateful to my team, who have been helping generate unprecedented opportunities and possibilities.

In the coming weeks, we will continue to evolve and unfold the opportunity we’ve created.

This project supports the education of underprivileged children, a cause my late father and grandparents contributed greatly to.

If you’re a musician and would like to learn more about the opportunity, you can find Elite Players: All Access Pass here.