Imagine All Your Responsibilities and Obligations Vanish Overnight

I kicked off the year by recording and releasing an old track that I composed/produced during the last artist residency that I made at Eagles Nest in Guatemala, called "Moon Goddess" and 8 compositions compiled in a piano solo album, the result of my Morning Journaling.  

Being vulnerable feels scary when it's about sharing my music with someone else. It's so vulnerable for me, I feel naked in front of people. And, I'm here, sending you an email for challenging myself.  

Our "New Year's Soul Tribe Celebration" in Tulum ended up being an amazing experience in collaboration with some professionals on Hypnotherapy and Tantra, two topics that I've been into learning in the last few years. I share with you the mix of that night here.  

3 things that I learned this year: 


You have to show up before inspiration will. 


"Just start. 

Start slow if you have to. Start small if you have to. Start privately if you have to. 

Just start." 


"Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity." 

Quotes from others: 

"Action is hope. At the end of each day, when you’ve done your work, you lie there and think, Well, I’ll be damned, I did this today. It doesn’t matter how good it is, or how bad—you did it. At the end of the week, you’ll have a certain amount of accumulation. At the end of a year, you look back and say, I’ll be damned, it’s been a good year." 

Source: Ray Bradbury, The Art of Fiction No. 203 

Steve Jobs on the intersection of thinking and doing: 

"My observation is that the doers are the major thinkers. The people that really create the things that change this industry are both the thinker and doers in one person. And if we really go back and we examine, you know, did Leonardo have a guy off to the side that was thinking five years out in the future what he would paint or the technology he would use to paint it? Of course not. Leonardo was an artist, but he also mixed all his own paints. He also was a fairly good chemist. He knew about pigments, knew about human anatomy. And combining all of those skills together, the art and the science, the thinking and the doing, was what resulted in the exceptional result. And there is no difference in our industry. The people that have really made the contributions have been the thinkers and the doers." 

Source: 1990 Interview 

1 Question For You 

Imagine all your responsibilities and obligations vanish overnight. 

What would you miss doing? What would you choose to add back to your life? 

If you're searching for more time this year, start with a clean slate and choose what to add to your days rather than starting with a full schedule and trying to figure out what to eliminate. 

Until next week beloved, 


P.S. If you feel to support the music that I'm composing with Simay, you can donate here.

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