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January 07, 2009
Happy New You! in 2009
Happy New You!
Yes, you read that right. It's my way of reminding you that it's a new year and a fresh opportunity to create the life you are meant to live.
I'm pretty psyched about what the new year holds in store. Despite what the headlines proclaimed about the global economy, I had a wonderful 2008, with so many great experiences. I'm so grateful.
2009 holds the potential to be even more -- for you and me. I encourage you to break through the recession mentality of last year, step forward, and shine more of your light on the world.
That's really what living an authentic life is all about.
You have musical gifts and talents to share. Don't hide them. Don't play small. Don't deny people a chance to enjoy your music and enrich their lives because of it.
Are you serious about your music, and do you desire to pursue it as more than just a part-time hobby? Then you have an obligation to develop your craft and serve others (meaning your fans and supporters) with your talents.
So commit to making 2009 the year of your musical comeback tour -- even if you're just starting out.
Try this quick exercise:
Close your eyes and project yourself (mentally, of course) 12 months into the future. Imagine it's New Year's Eve at the end of this current year. Really do this.
Now look back on the past 12 months of 2009. See how far you've come with your music. Think about all the new songs you've written and recorded, the growing number of fans you now have, and the impact you are having on their lives.
Now come back to the present day. Then get busy making that future vision a reality.
It can happen. It should happen. And it will happen. You deserve it!
But it won't happen without effort on your part. You have to take action to make your ideal life a reality. You have to interact with the world and keep your eyes open for new opportunities that arise as a result.
Are you ready? Will this be your year? I think so.
Like I said at the beginning ...
Happy New You!
P.S. My third and final "New Year's Prosperity Plan" workshop comes to St. Louis, MO, this Saturday, Jan. 10. Get details here.
Will you attend the Noorderslag conference in the Netherlands next week? If so, look for me. I'll speak there next Thursday afternoon on Internet music marketing.
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