Imagine who you would be in 7 days, then 30 days, then 100 days, if you woke up tomorrow and decided to put a little bit of time into doing the things the person you want to be would do on a daily basis.

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.

Developing habits like meditation, journaling, and reading are the key to success and fulfillment.

If you’re always growing you’re never stuck.

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 ⬇️

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Spending most of your time with people who inspire you to follow your heart and be yourself isn’t selfish.

It’s essential.

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.

I post about my music and the artists I manage and advise on Instagram more than Twitter. If you’re interested, follow me at Instagram.com/michaelwpersall

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 💡

Some launch day stats for CLARITY - creatormentalhealth.com

- 130 upvotes and 16 comments on @ProductHunt
- 112 likes, 23 comments, 92 shares, 22 saves on IG

#buildinpublic #nocode #100daysofnocode

Failure is temporary.

Regret is permanent.

Artists are creative entrepreneurs. They shouldn’t feel bad when someone asks how the music thing is going. And they shouldn’t be talked down to in meetings. They are the CEO’s of their own entities.

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.

Making someone feel stupid for not knowing something that you know is a bad excuse for not having the ability to explain something effectively yourself.

Artists want to work with people they can trust. People who actually care about their mental health and who they are as individuals.

Not just their output.

There’s just no time for fake people or bullshit conversations anymore.

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.

Nature knows no order. Gotta love what is.

Sometimes you have to think about what you’ve lost to see what you’ve gained.

A loved one, compassion.
A job, insight.
Identity, a new one.

Took on “the artists way” 8 1/2 weeks ago. I have written almost 200 pages in my journal since.

Easily the most effective method I’ve explored to write more.

Today is a great day to revisit your definition of enough.

It's something we all want, sometimes put ourselves through hell to ultimately not get, and in reality can have any moment we choose.

Just remember that whatever you’re going through, someone out there went through the same thing and it made them stronger.

See this as an opportunity to create yourself again.

Don’t listen to pessimists. They get hung up on things they can’t change and love to whine about it.

It’s the optimists who find solutions and make things happen.

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.

Speaking from the heart and being nice to people no matter what they can do for you gives you great returns.

As soon as I dropped meditation in the same bucket as brushing my teeth my life started to change

No one likes bad breath

Building a home for music creators with integrity and drive to grow at gravity.boutique

Just started but the energy is something special. No bullshit, everyone wants to see each other win and be happy.

Simple as that.

Music changes the world as we know it by changing the way we see it.

Songs scale perspectives.

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.