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Real Talk: A Life of Purpose

Sticking with a vision — for weeks, months, and years — is not for the faint of heart.

However, there is a life of purpose out there for you, and it will appear more readily the longer you see your passions through.

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A Real Talk on Life and Baseball

Baseball season is underway, and it’s a chance for the game’s best players to continue building their legacies over the course of the next 162 games.

Those who fare the best? They’re the same people who put care into their process and make adjustments, every single day. The same can be said for creative professionals.

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Real Talk: Comparison Will Steal Your Joy!

It’s easy to look on social media (or, to the media in general), see the ultra-successful people in your chosen industry, and feel a sense of inadequacy.

However, isn’t it unfair to you, to compare the early stages of your creative endeavor to somebody’s pinnacle?

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Real Talk: If You’ve Ever Felt Like It’s Too Late…

Here’s a scenario: You’re in your mid-20s. You’re disenchanted with the 9-to-5 lifestyle, and you want to pursue a career in music. However, the people around you keep telling you that you’re “too old” to start, and are pushing you toward their idea of stability.

Is it really too late to start?

Of course not.

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Real Talk: Is Social Media Inherently Negative?

We’ve all heard people who believe that social media is “too negative” or “overly political.” While there is a case to be made for those statements, it’s also worth pointing out that the power lies in the hands of its users.

Are you staying in the cycle of negativity, or are you working to change the narrative?

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Real Talk: Life Doesn’t Have a Single Blueprint

We’ve all heard about the blueprint we’re “supposed to” follow in life: go to school, get a good job, get married, have children, and live “happily ever after.”

Well… not only is “happily ever after” a gigantic myth sold to us in greeting cards and animated movies, but happiness and fulfillment themselves have varying definitions.

The only blueprint you need to follow is the one that you create.

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