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January 11, 2014

New year, new perspectives, renewed focus

I'm not one for new years resolutions. I take the view that there's no resolution I can make on new years day that I couldn't have made on any earlier day. Life  and success are about strategic evolution and constant effort, not flash-in-the-pan dramatic attempts to change things.  There's plenty of research that tells us that the vast majority of people make new years resolutions and then abandon them very quickly because they don't amount to sustainable life adjustment.

That said, taking a break over Christmas and new year provides a great oportunity to view and renew. in that spirit, I have re-prioritised for 2014 and made some adjustments to my life and habits. Specifically, the theme here is "simplify". One of my issues over the years has been a tendency to take on too much and spread myself too thinly. My 2014 focus is to focus!

Specifically, I'm putting a heap of stuff aside and concentrating on three areas I have neglected for too long:

  1. My next originals albums
  2. My role as Australian Songwriters Association Regional Coordinator in Brisbane
  3. The Prosperous Artist Revolution

These three are, of course, strategically linked, as will be shown over the next little while. Now that I have a solar-powered recording studio attached to my bedroom, I have plenty of space to make recordings and rehearsse. The ASA Wax Lyrical shows give me an opportunity to play in front of people and to hone my songwriting in the presence of other other songwriters (and in collaboration with them). The Revolution gives me an opportunity to connect with like-minded people and build things up.

More on each of these as the year progressed. The challenge is to demonstrate that what I know and am teaching people works for me, too! Now it's down to my time-management skills ...

Posted by Hughie at January 11, 2014 1:12 PM

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