Tag: Brave

BYOG Day 16 - Does the guru reside inside us all?

By Melanie Maddison [Editor's note: This is Day 16 of the Be Your Own Guru series. This is Melanie's first adventure as a guest contributor to ANY blog, and I'm humbles to share her voice today. Melanie brings the perspective of an artist and an intuitive to this conversation. She reminds us that we all […]

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Big project? Celebrate the milestones

2013 started with the best of intentions. My goal is to record 300 songs before the year ends, and I'm well over 10% of the way there. And yet... It feels like this hugely daunting task right now. Like I'll never make it. I know I'm in the thick of it. I know the year's […]

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The Convo: Dream Scale Shame

As a small child, I knew I was called to be a performer. I remember being 2 or 3 years old (before we moved into the house I grew up in) and "performing" for my family. I'd stand up on my wooden toy box, pretending it was a stage, dancing and singing for whoever would […]

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The Daily Grind of Creating Awesome

January's over, and I'm about 5% of the way toward my BHAG of recording 300 songs in 2013. That's 21 songs toward my ultimate goal of 300. Only 279 to go! Anyone else would say "Holy crap! you've recorded that many songs!?! That's Awesome!" Me? I have to remind myself to not be all "meh" […]

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I Will Survive

It won a Grammy for Best Disco song - and then the category was promptly removed. I guess you could say when they made this award-winning song they broke the mold! Put on your platforms, and don't be afraid to get a little goofy - I certainly did! Have a good laugh and enjoy this […]

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Sing Fat

[Editor's note: when we migrated to the new site, a lot of great posts got lost. Slowly, I'll be digging them out, updating them, and reviving them for your inspiration. So if this post feels strangely familiar, that's why.] This past year, I've been not-so-covertly working with Karl Staib on his twitter parties. He's been helping […]

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The Convo: Excellence, Prayer, and Naysayers

Got big dreams? Hold fast to them, and don't be afraid to pray for excellence. Many times, visionary creatives have lofty goals and ambitions, but we're met with staunch criticism when we share them. This forces us to either stop sharing, or aim lower. Don't be that person. Instead, when things are getting to you, […]

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Every Hero Needs A Theme Song - Part Five

[Editor's note: This is part five in a series of year-end posts I write to focus my efforts for the new year. Here are links to parts 1, 2, 3 and 4.] Brave. That was the theme for 2012, and as I look back, I can say I'm pretty happy with where things ended up. […]

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Every Hero Needs A Theme Song - Part Four

[Editor's note: this is a re-post from January 2012. Part 4 of a series of year-end posts I write each year. When we migrated to the new site design, all the old posts were archived. Here are posts 1, 2 and 3] Every year, I pick a word to frame my development. I also pick a "theme song" to underscore my […]

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Every Hero Needs A Theme Song - Part Three

[Editor's note: this is a re-post from December 2011. Part 3 of a series of year-end posts I write each year. When we migrated to the new site design, all the old posts were archived. Here are posts 1 and 2] This is an ongoing topic of discussion for me. Fear is one of my most blogged about […]

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