Write Songs While You Sleep…WHAT WHAT WHAT???

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Creativity and problem solving do not happen when you are “trying to think”.  These functions work much better when you are relaxed. You have heard the expression “sleep on it”.  That is because during relaxing activities like sleep, the mind is better able to process problemsolving tasks like song writing.  So relax and watch this video!

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Creativity and problem solving do not happen when you are “trying to think”.  These functions work much better when you are relaxed. You have heard the expression “sleep on it”.  That is because during relaxing activities like sleep, the mind is better able to process problemsolving tasks like song writing.  So relax and watch this video!

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We’re Not Worthy!

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If you’re going around feeling unworthy then you’re never going to get what you want. Forget about being worthy… that’s just baggage. Get over your worthiness issue and start living. Don’t miss this video!

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    If you’re going around feeling unworthy then you’re never going to get what you want. Forget about being worthy… that’s just baggage. Get over your worthiness issue and start living. Don’t miss this video!

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Your Personal “Girl Friday”

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You hear this word a lot today; “Outsourcing”. Everyone is doing it, from tiny start ups to major corporations. Even individuals are turning to outsourcing. Think about it.  Do most people change their own oil any more? How many people do you know who still mow their own lawns? But outsourcing has gone beyond manual labor tasks. More and more people are outsourcing all kinds of things from gift buying to online dating. These days, you can out source just about anything!

 

Of course if you want to “outsource your life” as the book says you are going to have to pay. For instance, it will cost you around $800 a month, to have a virtual assistant through taskseveryday.com.

 

However, there is an entirely different type of outsourcing, that won’t cost you a dime.

 

What I am about to tell you may sound odd or even crazy to many of you but stay with me and I believe that you will see the truth of it.

 

If you know anything at all about me you know that I am a results driven person. In other words, if it works I do it!  I’m not too concerned with the why’s and how’s as long as I get the result that I want.  Recently, I have discovered  that I have  access to more help that I had ever imagined possible. You may have heard the expression “turn it over to your “higher power.” That is exactly what I have started doing, with some surprising results.

 

But let’s back up for a minute. We all have had strange coincidences on our life; times when things seem to mysteriously just work out. Let me site an example from Jean Slatter’s book Hiring the Heavens.  A woman looses the pearl from her ring while gardening and then a few hours later finds her dog playing with something which turns out to be the missing pearl.

 

The skeptic in me jumps up and says, “That’s why it’s called a COINCIDENCE!” But, let’s just pretend for a minute that there is some higher power at work here.  It doesn’t hurt to pretend right? After all you played all kinds of pretend games as a kid. Even some adults play role playing games, and do war reenactments.  No harm. No foul. Right?  While we are at it let’s pretend that this “higher power” is not judging us, or telling us what to do, or trying to run our lives in any way. In fact since this is our fantasy, let’s say that this power is at our complete disposal; at our command in fact. We wield this power and can cause it to do what we want at will.  But it is more than a magic wand or replicator like they have on Star Trek. This is an intelligent force. This higher power understands us and knows what we actually mean when we ask for something. It doesn’t need complicated programming like a computerized device like a replicator, and it always has our best interest in mind.  We can think of this higher power is a sort all powerful, all knowing “Girl Friday.”

 

So now that you have this all power Girl Friday at your disposal, what would you have her do? Help you design your website? Mix and master your CD? Find a sound man for your next show? Create the perfect promotional campaign for your latest release?

 

Let’s just assume that our Girl Friday can handle any task that you throw at her with total and complete ease. Our Girl Friday is so good in fact, she actually knows when something that we are asking for isn’t really in our best interest and she is able find a better alternative.  Now who wouldn’t want to have some one like that at on their team?

 

Kids, I’m hear to tell you that you actually do have this assistance. Your higher power or “Our Girl Friday” is ready and waiting to help out whenever you need her.

 

I can hear you saying, “Wait a minute. Are you telling me that I am supposed to turn over my life to some figment of my imagination?”

 

Yes I am! And No I’m not… Let me explain.

 

It doesn’t matter if your higher power is some product of your own imagination or consciousness or if it is angels, spirit guides, extra-dimensional beings, or aliens.  In fact it can be anything that you want it to be. If you are a religious person, your higher power may take the form of Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha or Krishna. If you consider your self “spiritual but not religious” you may choose to envision angels or spirit guides that help you. If you are a hard core atheist you may think of your higher power as accessing the quantum field, the collective consciousness, your higher self, or engaging the frontal lobe. It doesn’t really matter.  Remember what I said at the beginning of this discussion. We only care about one thing…results!  Without going into a bunch of psychological mumbo jumbo, it is a proven fact that people tend to create more, do more, accomplish more when they have a sense that they are being helped by something outside of and greater than themselves. There is a lot of debate about where this help comes from, but that is a discussion for another article. The point is; it works. So we will use it!

 

So how do we go about getting Girl Friday working for us? Let’s break this down into a few easy steps.

 

  1. Have a      desire. Want something. It can be small, or it can be gi-normous. It      doesn’t matter no job is too big or too small for Our Girl Friday!

 

  1. Ask…      “ye have not because ye ask not”. Open your mouth and VERBALLY ask. Don’t      mumble your request. Don’t ask timidly at all.  Ask with authority. Our Girl Friday is      at your disposal. She just needs to know what you want her to do. Make      your request firmly.

 

  1. Give      thanks. Be grateful. When you ask one of your employees or a co-worker to      do something you always say, “Thanks.” Right? This works for Girl Friday      too!

 

  1. Let it      go! It is done. Move on. You don’t have to worry about it. When it enters      your mind, remind yourself that Our Girl Friday is on it. She knows      EXACTLY what do. There is no need to worry. No need to keep asking or      reminding her. Remind yourself that it is done.

 

 

It is very important that you have a light hearted attitude through out this entire process. Have fun with this. Giggle. Laugh. Keep it light and enjoy the process. No begging or pleading. No desperate appeals. Ask with joy and gratitude. Have faith that it is in the works. Also, be patient. Our Girl Friday is on it!

 

Lou Lombardi is a musician and motivational author and educator. He works with musicians helping them create sustainability, vitality, and longevity.  Get Lou’s 5 Quick Tip Videos TOTALLY FREE at Rockstarbodies.net

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You hear this word a lot today; “Outsourcing”. Everyone is doing it, from tiny start ups to major corporations. Even individuals are turning to outsourcing. Think about it.  Do most people change their own oil any more? How many people do you know who still mow their own lawns? But outsourcing has gone beyond manual…

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You’re NEVER too old to improve your skills!

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Please enjoy this “Guest Post” from our good friend Mike Socarros. You’re never too old to improve your skills.

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Developing Your Skills

You have to believe in yourself. You must believe that you can and are able to play at a high level, or at a level higher than where you are right now. Without this you are doomed. The mental aspect of playing guitar is very important, every great player believes in himself, and you MUST do the same. For example, if you are frustrated or are coming across things that you are not able to do you should not get discouraged. In other words you should use it as a platform to propel yourself to the next level, sort of like a stepping-stone. Step UP to the next level. You have to say to yourself; “I can do this,” and believe it. Believing is key. Expect yourself and see yourself playing well. Visualizing yourself playing well is a good idea to do before you pick up your guitar. Know what it is that you are going to play and then envision yourself doing it without mistakes. Feel yourself in that place of victory. One thing I do regularly is read positive stuff on a daily basis, whether it’s a new book or a daily quote.

Practice

Practice makes perfect. It’s the same with playing guitar. If you don’t practice every day you won’t make any progress. There is surely somebody close to you or maybe a world’s away that is practicing right now. This is by no means a statement of intimidation. It is a call to action. It is the truth. Desire is in all of us. It’s what we do with that desire and what we are willing to prepare ourselves to do with it that counts. If you have the desire to play the guitar at a high level you have to act on your desire. Stir it up. One good way of doing this is with consistent practice. The more you practice the better you will get and you will see results which will then stir up your desire to be even greater. A good question to ask oneself is, “What am I going to do about it?” Is your desire big enough to be the best, to be good, just for fun? Once you have determined the answer to these questions you will have a much clearer path laid out before you and a much easier time practicing your guitar. You should stick with someone who monitors your progress and not be going all over the Internet from site to site trying to learn in this way. You can learn by doing these things but it shouldn’t be the only way you learn. In fact, I think you should do both. If you are serious about your progress, you must be guided by someone who knows what he or she is doing, how to make you better and how to get you to progress. One of the major causes of failure is LACK OF PRACTICE, not talent. It’s because someone stops playing that their skills grow stagnant, it’s NOT that that person doesn’t have any, or little, talent. Another way to stir up your desire is to be constantly on the lookout for things that you want to play. For example, looking up songs that you love and that are in your style of playing, and studying them for a few minutes will greatly help you to see how the pros did it. This is a great source of motivation because now you have a broader perspective on how to go about creating your own song.

You should write down your practice goals on a daily basis. Write them down on paper and not on the computer. It’s done with more emotion this way. What matters is that you are CLEAR. And once you are CLEAR your actions are then determined and ready to plow into. Another thing to do is to get with someone who knows more than you and keeps tabs on your progress, even if it’s just a hobby. Every hobby takes commitment as well. If not the fun dwindles. And your progress suffers. If it’s just a hobby, ask your family members or your friends for feedback. It’s always fun to get good feedback on your playing. Get a response from them, although be careful of negative people and responses. Know whom you are showing it too and if you always get negative responses about other areas of your life from this person then by all means do not go to this person. Go to someone else. Forums are a good place to show your stuff but be careful since negativity can be anywhere. If you see any kind of negativity it is NOT good for your progress as a player. If you are not so serious but still interested in learning; then you need to get with a teacher that will help you play BETTER. There are great rewards in being able to express yourself exactly the way you want to.

If you are a serious student, there is only one path for you to take. Take lessons and take them seriously!

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I believe that all great leaders first learned how to follow, and that’s how they became teachers. They had teachers themselves. I believe you must do the same when learning your instrument by studying with a good teacher. Trying to do things yourself will only get you so far. Every single athlete in the world has a coach. This coach knows what the athlete needs to work on. He has studied this and has been through it in order to get you to the highest level. You should be seeking someone who has proven results. The coach can then assess your skills and give you exercises and a certain plan made out specifically for you.

After all is said and done, you need to get into your practice spot and not stop. Don’t be inconsistent. Be consistent. Keep a log of your progress. This is very important when you need some inspiration. And lastly, learn in line with your goals.

About the Author

Mike Socarras is a guitarist, songwriter, lyricist and guitar teacher. He teaches music theory, songwriting and guitar in the Westchester area. If you would like to know more about music and playing guitar you can visit these links for more songwriting information.
visit my website: http://www.westchesterguitar.com/

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Please enjoy this “Guest Post” from our good friend Mike Socarros. You’re never too old to improve your skills. PLEASE Visit our Store HERE: Rockstar Bodies Fitness Mall Developing Your Skills You have to believe in yourself. You must believe that you can and are able to play at a high level, or at a…

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