Mindset for Musicians

Your Twin Dragons

Your Twin Dragons

When it comes to making decisions, big or small, my go-to metaphor is a pair of battling dragons. Whether it's over what to eat for dinner, what to work on next, or how to handle the difficult conversation we need to have with a family member, making decisions can be...

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Two wolves story for musicians

Two wolves story for musicians

Here is a traditional Cherokee story, one you may have heard before—but with an ending that (at least for me) was brand new. I find its lesson especially relevant for musicians. It’s based on a version posted anonymously on the website awakin.org, and titled Beyond...

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Take the Musician Motivation Quiz

Take the Musician Motivation Quiz

Here's the question: is your motivation crystal clear? If you're like most musicians, it's a little murky. To help, I've got a story for you plus a quick and easy Musician Motivation quiz so you can clarify your WHY. First, the story. Many years ago I met an American...

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How does Beauty operate in your music career?

How does Beauty operate in your music career?

Lately I’ve been thinking about the experience of Beauty as an operating principle—in both music and in life. The questions of where and what Beauty is, what it's for, and how it works—these have fascinated me in recent weeks. I'm asking How does Beauty operate in...

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