This daily journal came from a promise. Right before Memorial Day 2009, I met with my business coach Joe Stumpf. I shared with him my total burn out in my business of 20 years. Frustrated by what my life had become, I promised to get up at 5:00 AM every day, meditate and journal and focus on bringing passion back into every aspect of my life, my work, my family and my personal growth. Instead of going to work every day and having a PITY PARTY, I have decided to have a PASSION PARTY.
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Settling goals does not cut it.
There have been too many years wasted on empty goal-setting.
Promises made in January sit collecting dust or lie tattered on the floor come December.
I know what I want to do
and I know how to do it.
The doing is the hard part
and doing it with consistency is harder.
This year, rather than set goals,
I will create "pre-suasive" statements that will help me achieve
what i want to do in my life.
Instead of having a goal of "lose 10 pounds"
I will say, "When I am offered dessert, then I say "I'll have mint tea with honey, please."
Instead of having a goal of "make more money"
I will say, "When the work day is over, then I can make one more call to a client and offer my help."
The pre-programming may seem artificial, but it is how habits are formed
I want to get where I want to go not by force but by flow.
There is a lot of fear going around. I feel it.
I see it in the news. I hear it from my friends.
At times like this I feel a need to rise above, to filter out the noise.
am lucky. I found a job that I love, a job that lets me help people
get to their goals, a job that relates to my purpose in life.
love to use my talents to inspire others and help them build a better
life, whether it is through banking or music or education.
people are not so lucky. They struggle to find their purpose in life.
They may feel lost, or on a treadmill, not really living - just
existing day to day.
"Finding Your Purpose In Life" can be a drag. It can feel like another chore. Why bother?
to find the passion in your life. What lights your fire? What makes
you want to wake up in the morning? If money were no object, what would
you do today?
here the answer may not be so obvious. It might not be the first
thought that comes to mind. But do it, take action,…
The Summer of Streaming is upon us, and the music business will never be the same.
The whole concept of a music fan owning music, caring not only about the artist but the additional players, the production people, the artwork, the care and thought that an artist puts into the concept of an ALBUM of music, meant to be listened to from beginning to end, is truly over. Music is now a commodity, and musicians are not artists, we are merely content providers.
Some examples, from an excellent Wall Street Journal article by Neil Shah:
- as of June 30, 36% of music sales are from streaming, compared to 26% from physical albums and 20% from digital downloads.
- This summer Chance The Rapper released the first streaming-only album. He has no record deal and creates no physical product. He has a deal directly with Apple Music for distribution and his album(?) "Coloring Book" debuted at #8 on the Billboard chart.
- Last week Riahanna's album "Anti" only sold 5,000 ph…