1. Freedom is More Important Than Money
2. Setbacks are Temporary
Shed the voices in your head that are keeping you down. Setbacks are temporary. They are meant to keep everybody else out, not you. The breakthroughs happen just when you think your at the end of the line.
3. Only YOU Are in Charge of Your Personal Brand
What are you doing to make your brand different – not better?
4. Have a Point of View
I’m guessing there’s a few things in your world (I know there are in mine…) that you’ve been scared to put out there. Dimes to donuts that this thing you’re holding inside will be a huge benefit when you get out of your own way and share that thing, own that thing, have a point of view. The people that will care about that thing are the people you’ll want to connect with anyone. So what are you waiting for?
5. Collaborating with Your Friends is a Good Thing – surround yourself with good people
Why chase the party when you can make your own.
6. Don’t Let Them Put You in a Box
So many creatives have spent too much time studying their peers our neighbors and reading the rule books written by others. Here’s a little secret – those people who wrote the rule books did so to keep you out. Break those rules, ditch that box as best you can.
7. Community is King
What are you doing to build your community? In what ways are you giving back and asking for nothing in return?
Macklemore running for best dressed male of 2014? I would be convinced here he is, at The GQ Super Bowl Party 2014 rocking the infamous houndstooth and buckled black brogues.
What do you think?
i’ve been slacking, i know that. but The Heist tour is over now and we’ve just started a new year full of artistic potential and i’m stoked to see what the gang will have in the works in the coming months. plus, we got the Grammys to look forward to! Macklemore & Ryan are up for 7 awards & i wish them and the whole gang the absolute best because they HELLA deserve it.
until then, peace.
this makes me so happy… Owuor Arunga’s daughter Anyango got to crowd surf with Macklemore last night!