The age-old problem. Nobody is paying attention to what I'm saying.I can definitely say with ultimate authority that this is the absolute worst time in history to try to be heard. There is just way too much noise. Even the noise is noise. Everybody's an authority, Everybody's an expert, Everybody is "so real" that they're fake.
Look all over the internet and you will find any kind of information you want about the music business and what you “should” be out there doing. “Play for exposure”, “get more followers”, “just become great and people will find or help you”. These are some of the myths perpetuated to musicians and artists that are not helping their causes at all. This podcast outlines some of these myths so that you can be aware of what could potentially be a pitfall for you if you listen to some of these myths on the internet.
I have a pretty significant pressure on my head to produce. I've gotten really good about making creative output a routine but there is still always a significant amount of things that need to be done. That being said, how do we accomplish all that we want to do with the little time that we have?
Moving forward or evolution is something that most people will never do. That being said, you are at a tremendous advantage in every way if you do decide to learn from your mistakes and evolve as a person so that you can move forward. This podcast outlines the pitfalls and things that are stopping you from moving forward.
As you know, I am not a regular user of social media from a personal standpoint. If I am interacting with social media, it is for a business purpose such as paid ad campaigns or content testing that ultimately has an end game goal of turning a profit. That being said, I do post things on my personal page to incite reactions to see what gets people to respond. This podcast covers the results of my recent social experiment using my "It's Time to be Human Again" video promotion for Social Media Rehab.
I put content into the atmosphere because it's what I want to do. I know only a small fraction of what I say is being listened to. This is life in general. Most people do not give a shit about what you are saying or doing. This is why we create products and brands. We are creating a shell that puts our best foot forward so that people will accept us for what we are not.
The journey never ends and our work is never done. The Harsh Reality of Life is that we never seem to be where we want to be. The question is how do we get there? This podcast addresses how we can take steps to achieve our goals and get where we are trying to go.
In this episode entitled "Spitting Hot Flames" I get fired up about various issues on my mind as well as take questions from the audience. Syke! I talk about some of my blog post topics like The Myth of Viral video and even the Blues. Just another entertaining and enlightening episode from yours truly.
The mainstream music industry fucked up a long time ago for a variety of reasons. Mainly because its leaders lacked vision and were too lazy to make changes while they had a chance. Napster destroyed what could have been a lucrative market for artists because the industry didn't litigate soon enough.
I have been wanting to do a podcast on illegal immigration as it pertains to the United States for a long time. This issue is actually very simple to understand but people try to make it complicated mostly because they don't understand what's happening. That being said, this podcast addresses Why you should be terrified of the illegal immigration situation both illegal and legal.
You hear all sorts of variations on the statement "What a privilege to get to do what you love for a living!", when you are successful doing something that you like or may be good at. There is a lot of truth to that statement but it's a double-sided coin. That being said, here are some thoughts I have on the curse of being successful.
There are a whole host of myths people sell themselves to try to make them feel better about their shitty situation. While it might make them feel better, that's about the only thing it will do. That being said, here are the top 10 stupid myths people perpetuate to make themselves feel better.
If you're a business person, you need to be cautious about working with the government for a variety of reasons. This podcast outlines the drawbacks of doing business with a government entity and what you need to keep in mind when doing so.
Petty people that turn small issues into big ones are everywhere. To the untrained eye, they can be difficult to spot in nature. This podcast identifies how to Spot someone who is petty in ten easy points.
I asked my friend if there was anything he wanted me to talk about on the podcast. He replied "Yeah, talk about how to make friends when you're introverted." Whether or not that was a slight to me doesn't matter. If it was a slight to me, it's true.
I wrote a blog post on How Perfection is Killing Your Creativity. Basically the cliff notes is that you are not going to achieve any level of mastery through the pursuit of perfection. I know this might conflict with some commonly held beliefs, but that is the truth. That being said, I decided to create this top 10 list so you can move past being perfect in order to achieve greatness in whatever you do.
Everybody wants to make a living from their Art, the question is, how do we do that? This podcast addresses all the factors you need to consider when making the switch from what you are doing now to dedicating all of your time, attention and resources towards being an artist.
This one is going to be short and sweet, because it's really a simple issue that people like to complicate. But the numbers are pretty clear. When private law-abiding citizens can own guns, the violent crime rate is lower. That being said, these are my Top 10 reasons why guns are not the problem.
I don't like delegating shit because most motherfuckers fuck it up. Then I have to go back and fix it. You know, do it the right way. But one thing I have learned over the years is that you can't do it all yourself and there are in fact a few people out there that can execute on your vision and do it right.
We all deal with a lot of bullshit on a daily basis. You need to train yourself not to resist it, but move or blaze past it. This podcast explores How I Blaze Past the Bullshit to focus on how to best utilize your time and create meaningful work .
It's not easy staying true to yourself, but you have to do it. Staying true will put you through many false starts and force you to make mistakes that will consistently occur if you don't listen to your heart. These are some of the hardest decisions I've had to make to improve my life.
The rise of social media has also given rise to digital snake oil salesmen known as Fake Gurus. These "step into my house", "look at all if my expensive cars", and "look at all the books I've read people". These are experts in deception that con you into paying for their false business advice and bullshit sales programs that are not based on real life experience. Enter the world of the Fake Guru and learn how to block out their noise and recognize them before they have the opportunity to brainwash you.
Evil is all around us, but do we know how to spot it? What leads people to do the things they do and justify their actions when they are clearly wrong? This podcast explores the root causes of Evil that may not be so easily recognized.
I am no stranger to wild and crazy journeys. This podcast explores the journey I took to Mexico in my camper and the things I learned along the way. From topes to paying off police there were lots of things that happened that were unexpected, enlightening and dangerous.
Most of the information you read on the internet about Mexico is false, specifically as it pertains to driving their in a camper. This podcast explores the reality of driving a camper through a lawless country where 97% of homicides go unsolved and hard core criminals are rarely prosecuted for their actions. Watch, read and listen before you decide to take the journey.
The rise of the internet and online app dating has separated people from being accountable for their actions and interactions. This podcast explores why women "ghost" men, how to recognize it and the reasons and motives behind this shallow human behavior.