Whatever you want. 

Don’t be paralyzed by categories or industries. Do whatever you want to do with your time. If you want to be a doctor suring the week and magician on the weekends go for it. People think you have to be known as one type of person. Never let society box you in to what they think you should be. 

The magic of being good. 

When people percieve you as a good person they will always be willing to give to you. They will help you in times of need and even when you need nothing they will ask what they can do to help you. 

You can’t shoot for being a good person. It comes naturally. Things will happen to you and for you. You won’t know at times who gave you this gift or that money that you needed without asking. 

Good things really do happen to good people. Even I have trouble explaining this concept. A less scattered and simpler approach is looking at the law of attraction. 

What you do and think comes back to you. Give positive vibes and positive bibes will surround your life. Be rude and ungrateful and the same will happen to you. 

More battles from within…

I always feel a tremendous amount of anxiety any time I start working on a musical piece or decide to release a composition. Every single time. It pisses me off. After so many years I thought it would get easier. It still kills me. I obviously want as many people as possible to listen to it and like it and love it. You want actual fans. You want to feel like your art is a part of the world and accepted. 

I’m not Madonna or Michael Jackson. There are only two of them. In the same breath I create music because I have tried to escape it in the past but I become filled with guilt. Ultimately I still love it for the sake of the art, which is all that should matter to me right? 

Every artist (painters, writers, musicians, comedians) wants their work to be loved and admired. 

What happens when nobody responds or they respond with criticism? 

The answer to that question shouldn’t matter one fucking bit. Just MAKE ART LEON!!! End pf discussion. 

Just keep on going. 

You have to keep going. No matter how hard it gets. We all want to quit and take the easy way out but that way is not the worthy way to go. If thinking about your passion gives you energy follow it all of the way through to fruition. Remember why you started and where you want to be 10 years from now. This part of the journey is very small in comparison to the fruits you’ll enjoy later. 

Continue to work hard and even smarter as you inch closer and closer to your ultimate lifestyle. 

Look for the fear. 

Not the things that freak you out like bugs or snakes or falling off of a tall building. 

The fear I’m talking about is the voice in your head trying to convonce you to conform. The thing you hear that says “It’s probably not good enough to put out.” The fear that says “what if they laugh at me?” 

Look for the worry, the doubt and panic. Once you fond it, attack it and befriend it. Use it as a means to figure out if your journey is worth traveling. Use it to find out if your dream is big enough. 

As the saying goes “if your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” 

We don’t have forever. 

Pretend you only have a few months to live. Maybe this will cause you to change your ways. We don’t have forever. All we have is this moment right now. Who’s to say we’ll be here next year? 

This is why it is important for you to move in on what it is you want. 

If you do live to be 90 or 100, you should be able to say “I lived fully, and made things happen.”