Every second that goes by is a second you’re never getting back.
So try not to waste more time doing things or spending time with people that don’t seriously elevate your vibe.
No matter how scary flipping the switch might seem, someone else did and is way happier now.
Artists are the ideal people to lead successful businesses.
They aren’t scared to take risks, they bounce back fast from a “no,” they’re in tune with their emotions and have a high EQ, and they know how to lead and get others to stand behind their vision.
Every day I talk to artists that are 18-23 yrs old / didn’t go to college & I swear they’re more innovative, self-aware, & wise than most folks I’ve met with “real jobs.”
They run startups (themselves) while those in “the workforce” don’t take them seriously / dream of startups.
Haven’t had notifications on any mobile apps since the beginning of the year. Texts included.
Nothing terrible has happened for anyone considering this.
Less distractions. More stillness. I control when I check, and if it’s urgent, someone can call me.
It’s easy to get down when we don’t grow as fast as we want b/c we think about that big number rather than the next person.
Something I tell artists tho: give the same energy to the sound tech and you’ll sound better for the arena.
Great reminder ⬇️
All lives are stories with incredible depth and insight.
But how many you hear and what you learn depends on the questions you ask people.
Sadly, most people tend to judge before inquiry, distorting their understanding of others and limiting their own growth as a result.
Entrepreneurs want to help everyone but themselves & fix every problem but their own
But most of the time they run out of energy before making an impact
Mostly b/c they didn’t invest enough time helping themselves first
Self care compounds & leads to greater care for others 💡
Super fans will fund and scale artist’s careers and benefit from it financially.
- NFT gated discords for greater access to artist.
- Social token to build individual economies. Buy products like merch, show tix, etc).
- Token rewards to incentivize marketing behavior.
Always thought I didn’t have time to meditate or journal every day.
About a year ago, I thought about if I’d make time if someone was holding a gun to my head.
The answer was yes, so I made time. And it’s made all the difference.
If you’re stuck, start.
If you’re telling yourself you’ll do what you really want to do after some random thing you’ve decided on happens, here’s the truth:
You won’t. You’ll just wait for something else to happen and kick the can until you convince yourself it’s too late.
Just start now.
“Legit businesses” spend hundreds of thousands / millions hiring people to make products, create content to market them, manage socials, and run ads to reach more people.
“Starving artists” are doing all of these things on their own. AND they’re doing it on their own dime.
When companies onboard new hires they should give them a booklist, podcasts, and articles to check out that not only give them context on the market and what they're doing, but also on life and the human condition.
Definitely not just onboarding documents covering processes.
Turned 28 today.
Past Michael would have come up with a CTA to leverage the attention and get more support on something.
But today, I'm just happy to be alive and would like to offer my support. If there's anything I can help you with or share on here, dm me or comment links!
Start by creating yourself. Get to know you before diving into a market. Invest in your mental, physical, and spiritual health before strategy and tactics. Creators, just like all founders, need to develop themselves first so they can lead and create honestly and effectively.