The other day I walked into my usual coffee shop and left with a surprise. I had never got a coffee from this place with a note on the sleeve before! The question made me really think. What am I listening to? That could go so many ways. My head? My heart? My dreams? Drake? Rihanna?
But in all seriousness, what a great question! Maybe we are currently listening to fear, or shame, or self doubt, or other people's opinions. Or, maybe we are listening to our hearts and our hopes. We always have a choice whether to listen to the negative or positive voices. I think it's really important and so beneficial to stop and think, What am I listening to?
What are you listening to?
“When I first moved to Nashville, I was working very part time - making just enough money to pay rent and buy food & gas. I remember the feeling well of how relieved I would be to find a rumpled up $20 bill in the pocket of one of my jackets. Along with working part time, I was pursuing music full-time, and man, was this hard. It took me 3 years to realize that I had to stop living emotionally, and I believe that is the key to specifically balancing work and being an artist. When I was living purely by emotion, either my job suffered or my dream(s) suffered - now neither of them have to.”