So we’re coming up to the close down of 2017.
All things come back full-circle.
Past predicts the future.
It’s all just information.
Remember these points.
I’ve had some incredible opportunities this past year. Started the year with a huge accomplishment. I wrote my first book. It’s called “The Musician’s Guide To Surviving The Rock Star Lifestyle”. Start reading it for free: http://a.co/a8zSHGB
I did that in prep to a huge opportunity I received to be a part of the Mentor’s Cafe at Canadian Music Week.
And that went incredibly well.
Around the same time as I was locking that down, I landed a position with a company that provided an amazing perspective on a multitude of levels of my career and development and essentially my calling in life. It confirmed I was in my own lane, and this was the outside lane. The fast lane.
Not to sound conceded, however, not too many people can keep up with my pace. That isn’t always an advantage, as I’m often met with disappointment because of high, high hopes falling flat.
Fast forward to June – round two of some serious depression.
And everything I just wrote relates back to those three points.
- All things come back full-circle.
- Past predicts the future.
- It’s all just information.
I could have smelled the mental instability coming from a mile away. However, I buried it like I’ve done in the past. See? It came back full-circle. (However – I had another bout recently and figured out how to nip it in the bud… so I’m learning.)
MusicFit has launched. Almost officially.
We have a wicked fun launch party January 13, 2018. Aptly timed. As it marks one year exactly that I was confirmed for the delegates pass at Canadian Music Week.
Check out the official press release…
Get your tickets here –
Oh, I wrote an album of music. It’s in most of my promo music in my instagram videos or the early episodes of my podcast. Oh yeah… and I started a rad podcast. Check it out here if you haven’t already. ——> Podcast
And I started doing drum covers. I love music. Check it.
Also. I think this is Sweet.
The original group is back for the balance of 2017. wearethesweets.com
I really believe this group will make it. I want to make it with them. It’s just a different place I go when we’re playing. A buddy of mine said this the first time he ever saw me play drums for The Sweets, “You look like you’re having so much fun.”
And I am.
Amazing how so much can happen in just one year.
Full-circle. Put it out there. It will happen. Don’t take things personally. Don’t take them as wins or losses. Take them as just simple information on how to improve 1% the next time you’re faced with a similar situation.
Oh, also – Darwin is doing great. He says hello.
Here’s what the whole point of the Coles notes of my life in 2017 is.
I’m going to put forward a challenge for anyone that feels up for changing their lives for the better. You really can draw the things you want closer to you and make them more accessible. I won’t say that you can just think positive thoughts and they happen, you still gotta do the pushups… but envision what you want and it’ll happen. The universe is funny like that.
So here’s my 2018 goals. Publicly announced for you all to check in next year.
- Start writing my 4th book, topic: a Mother Mother biography focusing on their rise, challenges with abuse, relationships and emotions. Working title “Climbing the Monkey Tree”.
- CMW Panel Presentation and book signing
- Yoga certification in June in India
- Record with Garth
- Learn to art
- write another album
- publish book 3 – the diary compilation of the depressed creative
- Long-McQuade Store Tour
- BreakOut West
- Get office space/partnership with NMC
- Have the band house
- Australian Music Week presentation and panel
That should do, right?
So whoever is up for the challenge, post your goals. There can be one, three or ten. Whatever is good for you. Whatever is going to push you. I’m by no means perfect. I have slipped up. I also know that if I don’t write down what I want, I haven’t even given myself the chance to reach for it.
So – reach.
Manifest that shit.
Thanks for reading.