Weekend Reflections: February 20, 2022

Weekend Reflections: February 20, 2022

Today’s reflection prompt is this:

What recurring patterns have you observed in your life that you no longer wish to repeat?

It’s often been said that if you keep encountering the same challenges, you’re at the source of the challenges.

And if you’ve never heard that before, then I may have just rattled your brain.

We repeat the same unwanted patterns repeatedly, with remarkable insanity.

What do you do when you’ve identified a pattern you don’t want to perpetuate anymore?

Do you have a pattern interrupt you can turn to, a way to catch yourself in the act early, a means to prevent the unwanted well in advance of it unfolding?

Or are you comfortable living out different iterations of the same people, events, and circumstances?

Choosing a new action is difficult. You can’t just expect to make the right decision in the moment.

What’s required is an identity shift. A new way of thinking about yourself. “I’m the kind of person who…”

Finish that sentence with the kind of person you want to become, and then begin living as if it’s true. It will become true.

TIYYC: ARTiculate for February 18, 2022

TIYYC: ARTiculate for February 18, 2022

TIYYC: ARTiculate for February 18, 2022

Today’s ARTiculate question is:

Is art the best way to express yourself and your emotions?

Share you answer and be a part of the conversation:

We can’t wait to hear from you!

What is The Indie YYC ARTiculate?

I host a bi-weekly series with The Indie YYC called ARTiculate.

Every two weeks, I create a new conversation around topics artists are passionate about and share posts on our Facebook page and Instagram profile.

If you’d like to learn more about The Indie YYC creative community, click on the above link, and don’t forget to follow us on our socials.

TIYYC: ARTiculate for January 21, 2022

TIYYC: ARTiculate for January 21, 2022

The Indie YYC ARTiculate

Today’s ARTiculate question is:

Do you need talent to be an artist?

Share your answer and be a part of the discussion:

We can’t wait to hear from you!

What is The Indie YYC ARTiculate?

I host a bi-weekly series with The Indie YYC called ARTiculate.

Every two weeks, I create a new conversation around topics artists are passionate about and share posts on our Facebook page and Instagram profile.

If you’d like to learn more about The Indie YYC creative community, click on the above link, and don’t forget to follow us on our socials.

The Music Entrepreneur Code: The Origin Story

The Music Entrepreneur Code: The Origin Story

All my writing projects begin with a curiosity and a question.

When I started working on The Music Entrepreneur Code, I was curious whether I could put together a book that was self-contained, while linking out to a ton of helpful resources for anyone who needed to go a little deeper on any one principle, concept, or idea.

And so far as questions are concerned, the main question I had in mind was:

How do I get started?

I’ve heard from my audience and know that some were feeling stuck. They weren’t quite sure where to start or what they should do next.

So, with this context established, the book started taking shape rather quickly.

But there’s another event that, for me, highlighted the importance of this work.

I went to Austin, TX last summer for a musician conference.

I sat in one session that talked specifically about music entrepreneurship, wondering what I might discover.

I was dumbfounded by what I saw.

The presenters started by flashing a massive mind map on screen, talking about the dozens if not 100 or more responsibilities a music entrepreneur supposedly has.

Then, after they gave an overview, they started diving into every subheading with multiple bullet points under each.

It was boring. I was glazing over. I’m sure others in attendance were too.

It was awful. It honestly felt like an insult to me. Because what they were talking about was so separate and distinct from the joy, freedom, and fulfillment I was experiencing and committed to helping others achieve every single day.

That gave The Music Entrepreneur Code the powerful context it needed to become the fluff and B.S. free book it is.