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Artist or Fraud

It's a big word, FRAUD. It has all kinds of connotations with it, and the whole concept has a dirty vibe to it. That's what i felt. Like my dirty secret would eventually get out, and I'd be exposed as nothing more than a pretender, a fake, a low-life wanna-be. Pretty intense, hey. Yet people were paying me good money to write and perform music, i was getting great reviews, the projects i was working on received world-wide acclaim, there were awards and interviews....how was this possible if i was faking it?

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Fear and Excitement. Are they the same?

Standing in front of a crowd who hang on everything you deliver is pretty intense, and in the studio you have an extremely short time slot to come up with some kind of magical essence that will move people. There is one simple thing that can make all the difference to anyone who finds themselves in a nervous situation...the perception of fear and excitement.

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Cup half full

Things don't MAKE you unhappy. You CHOOSE to feel that way. Either you see things as a cup-half-full or a cup-half-empty

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Are we there yet?

People often focus on the destination.Nothing wrong with that. heading towards a goal helps us to achieve them, it motivates us...keeps us on track. So what about the journey? What happens when the ONLY thing one focuses on is the destination?

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Trading Places

Switching out of your own perspective and sliding into someone else's shoes can be a very healthy thing to do. Whether you trade your perspective with your fans, fellow artists, or someone you are having a robust debate with, it's helpful from all sides if you can play the role of empath. After all most of us are seeking to fulfil our needs, and often, whether by chance or planning, WE suddenly arrive in a position to fulfill those needs.

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