It’s not as if everything that came before was a lie, but it wasn’t Love’s fullness. Only when you bottom out on full display then get back up, brush the dust off and see them still standing there, waiting, looking at you, saying ‘yes’ to you…that’s when it’s real and really, really full.Read More
Some think that the way the music industry has changed is a bad thing. Artists have to be "brands" now and can no longer rely solely on their music. When that's what you've seen modeled in the traditional music biz, the realization that you have to be MORE than just your music can be a bitter pill to swallow.
But, what if that's actually a good thing?Read More
I got to chat with Wendi Jensen, Director of Touring Operations for CID Entertainment a few months back and she shared with me some of the secrets the pros use to create HUGE engagement with their fans…and how you can do it too.Read More
Did you know you are pursuing a career as an artist because on some level you believe you have something unique to offer the world, that only YOU can offer?
I’m REALLY good at helping artists create sustainable careers…
Sound bold? Sure. But, give me a few mins of your time and I’ll let you be the judge…Read More
Did you know that Garth Brooks actually struggled to be successful for so long that he moved BACK to Oklahoma before giving Nashville one more shot? That’s right! even Garth will tell ya, rejection call be a real pain in the you-know-what. Here’s what I did to overcome it…
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 10 years, you know that the music industry has drastically changed from where it was 10 years ago. Even the folks that are on the "inside" of the industry are still trying to figure out how to make money off of music, because the money being made off of recorded music has gone from dollars to pennies. But here’s the good news…
If you are not thinking about your music career like you are a small business owner, your music will always be a hobby…Read More
Who seduced you?!?!?
I know, I know...it was the big bad wolf we so lovingly refer to as the "Music Biz".
But, come a little closer and let me share a secret with you...
It's all...bullshit.Read More
From one mama to another: I know you're exhausted, love. I know you probably don't feel seen or appreciated. I know you probably want to curl up and binge This Is Us + a bottle of wine. I know you're hiding those dark circles under layers of concealer and you lock yourself into the bathroom to eat, cry or just take a piss alone (#momlife)!Read More
Humans don't come into the world to be purse dogs...a fun little accessory that can be completely owned by their owner. No more do we "own" our kids as we "own" a home we are still paying a mortgage on.Read More
"Because of what I held in my heart, I went into every day with my passion and purpose. I wanted to give my children a sense of vision..."Read More
I interviewed for a job today. A BIG DEAL job. It came with a COO title.
C.O. effing O.Read More
Since the beginning of 2015, my life has been a series of bottoms dropping out, pivoting and trying again, just to watch it all drop out again. I was banging my head against a wall in almost every area of my life: my marriage, my business, my career, my friendships, my spirituality.
Seasons like these aren't all bad, however.
They have an uncanny ability to build a helluva lotta character.
And I don't think I would've guessed that I'm where I stand today, almost 3 years later:
Or, maybe just giving birth to my REAL self for the first timeRead More
I was so pumped.
As wonderful as Summer was with all our adventures (California, Knoxville, Florida, Camping) I was beyond ready to get back into a rhythm. The boys were too.
I was anticipating the end of Summer in a way I thought I never would. I LIVE for Summer.
But, the excitement around beginning a new season and the daily rhythm it would bring back into our lives had my heart running headlong towards the Indian Summer and the start of a new school year.
Then: BOOM. Ear infection.Read More
Being a new mom is tough.
I don’t care if this is baby #1 or baby #5, newborns are lucky they are delicious, heavenly and all things that are right with the world, because man, they are WORK! Luckily for you, I’ve developed a simple, 3-step formula for accomplishing anything and everything without losing your mind. Ready for this profoundly life-changing advice??? Here goes:
I do not believe it is even worth mentioning, or focusing on the idea that “we should love God”, as if it is: