Do what you love at least a little bit each and every day… Don’t lose sight of yourself.
For many that know me well, I have a very eclectic side of me when it comes to where my strengths are. I dabble and have a love for many things. Sales, business, music, singing, writing, and anything artsy. Throughout most of my life I’ve focused solely on the business and sales side of things because let’s face it, I always have that mentality where I always say to myself….“hey, we have to eat right?” I’m sure many people can relate with me there. I have always had that mentality that I can’t pursue certain things because of the fear where I ask myself, “what if I can’t provide a paycheck?” That’s probably the worst thought process I can ever allow myself to have. The longer I have that mentality, the further I lose myself and what my true passions are. I remember some time ago I played a rough draft of a song to my wife that I wrote and recorded. After listening to it, the words that came out of her mouth struck a nerve and still kill me to this day. She said “Wow…why don’t you even pursue this? I forget that you even sing this good and how amazing it is that you can even create something like this on your own.” For my own wife to forget how talented I am is a true sign that I’ve started losing myself and was even losing what she sees in me. It needed to stop right then and there.
I have a strong passion for music. Listening to it and writing my own. Music has and always will be my true love no matter what else I’m good at. As a lot of people can probably relate, music is that one thing that will never let you down. It can mend you when you’re down, amp you up when you’re feeling good, inspire you when you need that motivation, and so on. Music is just simply powerful. Music is the reason I even have my wife in my life. A simple song with an amazing beat brought both of us to where we met on the dance floor and that’s all she wrote from there. That’s why I have such a love in trying to create my own.
I’ve never fully lost sight of it, but I never fully pushed forward with it to look back and not have regrets. Although I don’t have a lot of finished work, I haven’t stopped writing my own music and messing around with beats. I want to share, for the first time to people outside of my personal circle, one of my projects and all future projects. The song I am sharing is called “Brand New.” It was fully written, produced, and recorded by me on my iPhone/iPad using an application called GarageBand, so it’s definitely a rough draft. This song is not only inspired and dedicated to my wife, but to all the couples out there that need to keep things interesting in their relationships and not get stuck in the routine. Please enjoy my art in music form and please follow me on my journey to creating more music. Please share your thoughts as I’m open to criticism and ideas, but please also share my music with others.
One of my favorite quotes of all time is from Steve Jobs….
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle…”
The whole point in your journey in life is to live it to the fullest and not have any regrets. If you take a look at where your life is to analyze what you’re doing and what your career is, are you doing everything you love? Is what you’re doing every single day giving you the most joy with no regret? If what you’re doing is solely for financial reasons, are you at least doing what you love outside of that? It is very important to at least do a little bit of what you love on a daily basis and to not let you’re priorities get in the way of what really embodies you an individual. Whether it’s taking the time out to read books, work on your art, play a sport, go to the gym, and listen to or even create music, you should ALWAYS find the time to do what YOU love. Doing what you love is where you’re going to see yourself shine the most no matter what.
I hope you enjoyed my song and again, please comment, critique, and share with others.