If you can dream it, you can do it.

I'm often inspired by something I've read, someone said, or even something that happens to me.  In an effort to continue the spread of that motivation you'll find those here.

Treat everyone you meet like it could be their last day on Earth

March 18th and 19th was two days packed in at Loudermilk Center for this years WordCamp Atlanta. 600 or so people spread across two days and almost 50 sessions that could be attended.  I was lucky enough to present on a topic myself the last day. Wash each day down with an after party and…

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Will I ever be done?

Christoph Niemann: Abstract City. Published by ABRAMS

We just started watching a new series on Netflix called Abstract. The first episode follows Christoph Niemann to get an idea of his process and inspiration. What started as a ‘let’s watch this during dinner’ turned in to ‘where is my note pad I need to write this down!’. Christoph said a couple really powerful things,…

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Be disruptive. Don’t ask permission.

Have you ever heard the saying “It’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission”? That’s a mind set and I may even go as far to say that it’s a personality type. While I was growing up, until sometime in the middle of my high school career, I was very much a ‘ask permission’ type of…

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Put it out

Last year I spent as much time as I ever have writing, recording, and producing music. I also put out 1 song in the entire year. It was the first single from my band DAMS and our album Icarus. There are somewhere between 35-50 other tracks/songs/snippets that made their way out of my brain and…

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Work with the kids, you have something they don’t, they have something you don’t.

From the same panel last year came another interesting thought about working together. This one was from Bryan Michael Cox and was specific to the ‘freshman class’ of music in 2016. As an aging dude (what some may call an ‘old head’) it’s easy for me to hate on what the next generation is doing.…

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It’s not sexy to be consistent day in and day out.

When looking at others that are successful, we rarely see the dirt and grime they went through to get themselves there. We only see the shine that comes from that success. How often do we fall out of routine, making it hard on ourselves to stay on point with our exercise, or eating habits, spending…

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Never Stop Fighting

To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing it’s best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting. – E. E. Cummings I received a book as a gift called “The little book of wisdom for fine young men”. This is…

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Ira Glass talks about the Creative Process

This video made me think about several things in my life. It all seems to come back to the 10,000 hour concept. it takes roughly ten thousand hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field In my music life, I’ve always had a clear idea of the kind of sound I want to produce,…

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Never miss a party if you can help it!

Last year I watched a documentary on Sampson Gordon “Sam” Berns. Sam suffered from Progeria and helped raise awareness about the disease before he passed away. Though I do have my own struggles every day, I will never know what it is like to live a life like Sam did. I did however take away…

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It’s completely up to You

“What you do, who you’re with, and how you feel about the world around you… it’s completely up to you.” – Mike Rowe There isn’t much more that I can or need to say about this quote. In my own life, when I start to feel frustrated or want to complain about where I am…

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