Vulnerability is not weakness. It is the most accurate measurement of courage. – Brené Brown
We live in a world that pushes us to think we need to be 100% all the time, that we cannot show our weaknesses, our scars. We cannot tell people that something’s wrong or something has changed. It’s so frustrating to see the lack of authenticity because deep down all we crave for is connection, being able to find someone who is going through the same things as us and realise we’re not alone. With social media we have the incredible power to shed light on the things that matter to us, we can choose to be our own voice and make a difference. So why not start now?
It’s important for me to open up about my story today. I’ve always had this belief that we need to wait for the storm to pass to talk about the lessons we’ve learned from our difficult times but things have changed now and my wish is to share a story of hope and love and learn with you how to ‘dance in the rain’.
Believe me, I’ve been there and it’s so frustrating when the inspiration doesn’t come. If you’re a writer, an entrepreneur or an artist you know that creative blocks exist. You have two options: Go with the flow and wait until the inspiration find its way back (which it always does) or if you’re tired of waiting and wanna find ways to create again then here are a few tips that I can give you that are currently helping me to boost my inspiration and creativity.
We often wonder how we can make the world a better place, we believe we need to “become” someone to have an impact on people’s lives but that is simply not true. We can all play a big or small role in the life of others and brighten up their day. When I was in Toronto, I gave myself a challenge that I would start a conversation with at least one stranger every day.
Rien ne dure pour toujours, Nothing lasts forever. I know that it sounds like something you’ve heard before but I don’t think that people realize that this single piece of advice is one of the most precious keys to live a more peaceful life.
I’ve been asked many times: What do you love so much about music? My passion for music has always been difficult to put into words. It’s more about the FEEL and the impact it had and still has on my life. Music is overrated, we trade it, we sell it I know it’s a business after all but we often forget the emotional bond that is created.
We make decisions everyday, big or little. Some of them are really important and will change our life while others are insignificant. The science of decision-making has always fascinated me – according to multiples sources on the web, we make approximately 35.00 decisions each day! Of course it varies between individuals but I find the figure quite impressive.
I had an amazing conversation with one of my good friends yesterday. Did you know that it takes approximately 5 years for a bamboo to bloom? You plant a seed, you water it years after years and nothing sprouts during the first five years and then on the fifth year it grows to over 80 feet tall in ONLY six weeks.
Having lived and worked with multiple artists, I now realize how difficult it is for them to find the right balance between their social life and their art. If you wake up in the morning and all you can think about is writing and playing music, know that you’re not alone. If, when someone ask you ‘What do you do for fun’ the first thing that comes to your mind is being in the studio creating music, know that it is a beautiful thing and you shouldn’t feel bad, the way you are is a blessing.
I want you to know that you can do anything you set your mind to. I want you to know you have the power within yourself to overcome your fears and the obstacles standing in the way. Embrace the failures, they’re a big part of the journey. Don’t let people distract you from your goal. Challenge yourself constantly.
Lately, I started paying attention to the things that are influencing my mood, my creativity, my work and it stroke me how bad we are with ourselves. We are doing so many things that we know aren’t good for us but we do it anyway, because.. we’re human?! Let’s talk about the power of habits to make massive changes. If we undertake small steps to achieve what we want we eventually will reach our goals. Success doesn’t come overnight, neither does happiness.