Weekly Digest: July 10, 2021

Weekly Digest: July 10, 2021

David Andrew Wiebe, May 2021You don’t need everyone to share your vision. You only need the people who are touched, moved, and inspired by it. And the more specific the vision you’re living into, the better. It makes it easier to identify those who see what’s possible.

All too often, we are surprised to find others aren’t excited about the same things we’re excited about. So, we let that lack of agreement set us back. We begin to question our motives and lose confidence in our direction.

But you don’t need agreement from everyone. You just need agreement from those who share in the vision.

Every day, you are creating your world. And you are creating it with the words you speak. Are you present to what you’re saying?

Pay close attention to the conversations you’re having. Because they always reflect your present circumstances. They are indicative of what you’re creating.

If you want to transform your circumstances, begin having different conversations.

With that, here’s what I created for you this week:

My Top Picks of the Week

I do a ton of publishing every week. So much so that most people can’t keep up (it’s one of the reasons I started creating these weekly digests).

Well, if the weekly digest is the 80/20, then my top picks of the week are the 64/4. The best of the best.

Here are (in my opinion) the best pieces I created this week:

David Andrew Wiebe

I publish daily to inspire creatives and creators just like you.

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The Indie YYC

The Indie YYC is a creative community dedicated to inspiring local artists in pursuit of independent creativity, independent thought, and independent life.

I host a weekly series called Creative Entrepreneur where I share weekly podcast content to help you find new inspirations and pathways to achieve more creative and practical independence.

Here’s what went live this week:

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Steemit

I publish weekly on Steemit, the meeting place of blogging and cryptocurrency.

Here’s what I shared on Steemit this week:

Random Things I Dig

SomaFM. I especially like Groove Salad.

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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.

>> Begin your personal development journey NOW

The Gold Within

Final Thoughts

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

Weekly Digest: June 26, 2021

Weekly Digest: June 26, 2021

David Andrew Wiebe, May 2021Why do we get stuck?

I don’t know any creative who, at some point, hasn’t felt like they’ve fallen into a rut. Unsurprisingly, I have too.

Until I started the yearlong leadership and management program a couple weeks ago, I didn’t fully comprehend or appreciate the extent of the rut I’ve been in for the last year and a half.

Stopping to reflect helped. But it wasn’t enough. I needed to get into community, and not just any community. A community where people were taking on big things in their lives. A community practically dripping with opportunity. And I found that community.

And now my belief level is through the roof. I can imagine the future I’m creating – and have been trying to create – again. I haven’t been able to see it clearly for nearly 10 years.

The wheels are in motion. I’ve started building a team.

But it’s easy to struggle and to fall into a rut where no conversation or communication is occurring. There are things that need to be said that aren’t being said. Partnerships that need to be formed that aren’t being formed. Collaborations that need to occur that aren’t occurring.

And these are easy to put off. It’s much easier to remain in our shells, insisting on our way of doing things, instead of being in community, where things can be messy, and people will be people. But the benefits tend to outweigh the downsides.

It’s been easy to stay locked inside this past year and a half. But if you’re not in community, and you’re feeling stuck, now might be the time to get into conversation again.

With that, here’s what I created for you this week:

David Andrew Wiebe

I publish daily to inspire creatives and creators just like you.

Here are the posts that went live this week:

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>> Follow me on Medium

The Indie YYC

The Indie YYC is a creative community dedicated to inspiring local artists in pursuit of independent creativity, independent thought, and independent life.

I host a weekly series called Creative Entrepreneur where I share weekly podcast content to help you find new inspirations and pathways to achieve more creative and practical independence.

Here’s what went live this week:

>> Don’t forget to like our Facebook page

Random Things I Dig

I’ve been checking out Steemit, and so far, I like what I’m seeing.

I’ve also been messing around with SleekBio.

Featured Product

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.

>> Begin your personal development journey NOW

The Gold Within

Final Thoughts

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

Weekly Digest: June 19, 2021

Weekly Digest: June 19, 2021

David Andrew Wiebe, May 2021Have you ever been tossed into a situation where you were given more to do than you thought you could realistically handle?

How did that make you feel? How did you respond?

It’s human nature to resist expansion, even when we know we desire growth.

But going from an amateur to professional doesn’t mean less work and less responsibility. Quite the contrary – it usually means more work and more responsibility.

We often say or think to ourselves, “wouldn’t it be nice if…” But rarely do we consider the implications of promotion.

Leveling up, it turns out, isn’t always the bed of thornless roses we expect it to be.

And as ominous as this might sound, for you to rise to the next level, you’ll probably need to face something you’ve been resisting.

This doesn’t necessarily mean facing ghastly ghosts or an anonymous mask-wearing, chainsaw-wielding psychopath. This is a key distinction.

But step into an uncomfortable situation, and chances are you’ll come face to face with resistance – fear of rejection, unworthiness, too much responsibility, or otherwise.

It can come as a bit of a surprise, especially if it’s something you thought you had long left in the dust. No matter how developed you think you might be, running and hiding can still seem like an attractive option.

But if you are faced with greater obstacles, remember this. First, it probably isn’t anything you haven’t faced before – just an iteration on something you’ve already encountered. Second, it means you’re stepping into the realm of expansion, where rapid growth and breakthrough is possible.

With that, here’s what I made for you this week:

David Andrew Wiebe

I publish daily to inspire creatives and creators just like you.

Here are the posts that went live this week:

>> Subscribe to the daily blog for creators and creatives

>> Follow me on Medium

The Indie YYC

The Indie YYC is a creative community dedicated to inspiring local artists in pursuit of independent creativity, independent thought, and independent life.

I host a weekly series called Creative Entrepreneur where I share weekly podcast content to help you find new inspirations and pathways to achieve more creative and practical independence.

Here’s what went live this week:

>> Don’t forget to like our Facebook page

Random Things I Dig

Notion is a great tool for keeping your projects organized.

Featured Product

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.

>> Begin your personal development journey NOW

Final Thoughts

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

Weekly Digest: May 22, 2021

Weekly Digest: May 22, 2021

David Andrew Wiebe, May 2021You can’t please everyone.

As artists, we tend to be empathetic and sensitive to the needs of others. We try to make sure everyone around us is okay before we even worry about how we might be doing.

But no matter how much you wish your kind gestures were acknowledged, your goodwill reciprocated, your generosity received, there will always be those with a forked tongue ready to cut you down to size.

You will be quick to blame yourself, of course. Wonder what you did wrong. Wonder what you could have done better. And you might keep turning those thoughts over in your head until you feel a sense of relief. It’s painful, and often fruitless, as our offenders quickly forget what has already been resolved in their minds.

You don’t know what’s going on in their world or the kind of day they’ve had. You haven’t the faintest clue how they interpreted your words or how they made them feel.

The thing is, you’re doing the best you can, especially considering the constraints you’ve lived with your whole life. It’s not as though people take the time to understand before they accuse you of wrongdoing. They just go right ahead and lay into you with their resentment and insecurities.

It can be tough, but I’m not here to offer strategies and tactics on how to navigate this minefield. Honestly, you should just keep being who you are, regardless of what anyone says. The offense lies with the person who felt it, not with you.

But it is important to realize that you don’t always need to be so selfless. You can’t give out of scarcity – you can only give out of overflow. Whenever you feel tempted to try to please everyone, ask yourself, “am I overflowing with gifts to give?”

Relationships, in any dimension, aren’t always easy. Some of your greatest disappointments, sadly, will come through those you know, like, and trust most. What matters most is that you carry on. You can achieve at the level you desire and make your vision a reality with or without them. You need to be that strong.

With that, here’s what I created for you this week:

David Andrew Wiebe

I publish daily to inspire creatives and creators just like you.

Here are the posts that went live this week:

>> Subscribe to the daily blog for creators and creatives

>> Follow me on Medium

The Indie YYC

The Indie YYC is a creative community dedicated to inspiring local artists in pursuit of independent creativity, independent thought, and independent life.

I host a weekly series called Creative Entrepreneur where I share weekly podcast content to help you find new inspirations and pathways to achieve more creative and practical independence.

Here’s what went live this week:

>> Don’t forget to like our Facebook page

Random Things I Dig

I’ve been helping Wellspring Gems with their current charitable efforts.

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Did you get your copy of The Renegade Musician yet?

I’ve been developing some awesome bonuses to go with it, and plan to improve its design too.

And yes, I might even be making it into a Kindle and paperback!

But it’s never too late or too early to join the ranks of those who now identify as Renegade Musicians.

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The Renegade Musician

Final Thoughts

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

Weekly Digest: May 8, 2021

Weekly Digest: May 8, 2021

David Andrew Wiebe, May 2021Not all to-do items should be treated with the same level of urgency or respect.

All too often, as creatives and creators, we end up focusing more on appearing busy than stopping to think about what would make the biggest difference in our careers or lives. Because determining high impact actions requires more work than we’re often prepared to do, and besides, it forces us to remain in suspended inaction until we can identify those elusive difference making plans. So, we cling to busyness. Enlightenment can wait.

If we fail to identify the cost of busyness, though, we’ll never realize the benefits of homing in on singular – or at the very least a small handful of – actions that make lesser tasks irrelevant.

Last night, one of my friends called me up and shared that she had been meditating, which gave her the inspiration to act. Only, as she looked at her to-do list with new eyes, she began to realize there was nothing on her list that was going to create major forward momentum in her business let alone breakthrough.

And so often, this is exactly how our to-do lists look – just that we don’t notice.

The cost of busyness isn’t just time wasted on lesser tasks when you could have allocated the same time to more critical ones. It’s loss of opportunity and revenue, increased frustration (because of lackluster results), and most importantly, rising stress levels and a creepy crawl towards burnout boulevard.

But knowingness doesn’t result in action. For example, just because you know how to get in shape (as we all do), doesn’t mean you’re committed to those actions.

And so, we must sit with this issue of high impact actions, because knowledge alone doesn’t result in transformation.

Although this is a much longer conversation, I would argue that a good place to look is in your communication. How are you communicating, and who are you communicating with?

If the answer is “I don’t know” and “not many people,” then is it any wonder new doors aren’t opening in your life?

We need to be more intentional. And our answers to these questions need to be more exact. Because therein lies the secret to our overall effectiveness.

With that, here’s what I created for you this week:

David Andrew Wiebe

I publish daily to inspire creatives and creators just like you.

Here are the posts that went live this week:

>> Subscribe to the daily blog for creators and creatives

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Music Entrepreneur HQ

At Music Entrepreneur HQ, I give modern music makers the tools and mental models they need to create the life they love through music, something I’ve been up to since 2009.

Here are the posts that went live on Music Entrepreneur HQ this week:

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The Indie YYC

The Indie YYC is a creative community dedicated to inspiring local artists in pursuit of independent creativity, independent thought, and independent life.

I host a weekly series called Creative Entrepreneur where I share weekly podcast content to help you find new inspirations and pathways to achieve more creative and practical independence.

Here’s what went live this week:

>> Don’t forget to like our Facebook page

Community Spotlight

@ivanna_wendel has been liking quite a few of my tweets as of late. Thank you for engaging!

>> Be sure to follow me on Twitter and join in on the action

Random Things I Dig

The new Music Entrepreneur HQ design. It’s a work in progress, but it’s getting easier than ever to find what you’re looking for on the site.

Featured Product

Did you get your copy of The Renegade Musician yet?

I’ve been developing some awesome bonuses to go with it, and plan to improve its design too.

And yes, I might even be making it into a Kindle and paperback!

But it’s never too late or too early to join the ranks of those who now identify as Renegade Musicians.

Will you empower yourself?

>> Click HERE to transform your music career

The Renegade Musician

Final Thoughts

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