Too Much Content? (How to Know When Less is More)

In May, I started a challenge with myself to write, record, and release a new song every Friday for three months. The 12 songs would make up my 8th album, “Void of Gray.” After eight weeks, I’m calling it quits! I’m throttling back my releases to monthly instead of weekly. Why? The Stats Don’t Lie […]

The Morning Crescendo

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Artist By Choice, Journal, Productivity | 2 Comments

If you wake up early enough, you’ll catch it. This morning it was 4:30am. I was up just in time to hear the earliest bird go through vocal warmups. Just one single bird doing lip rolls. As you sit quietly in the dark, meditate on one single phrase to purge the excess clutter from your […]

A New Routine

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Journal | No Comments

Today, I set in motion a change in routine and habits I hope will cement itself as part of my life in perpetuity. It started in the bathtub last night as I listened to a podcast with Erik Fisher about breakthroughs, setting goals, and creating time boundaries. As history will testify, I’ve never been good […]

The Problem With Numbers

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Artist By Choice, Productivity | 2 Comments

The problem with numbers is they feel so good. It feels good to have 6 retweets or 3,000 followers or 20,000 emails on your list. It even feels good to have numbers in your bank account. But feeling good is dangerous. Feeling good doesn’t create anything. It doesn’t encourage us to risk or explore. Sadly, […]

Tides of Success

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Personal Development | No Comments

I get so tired of trying to be “better,” dream “bigger,” and do more. Some days, all I crave is peace and rest. Is it normal to feel this way? Maybe success comes in like a tide. Highs and lows that wash some of the shore away while uncovering new and beautiful treasures.