Count Your Blessings

As I sit here in my car during my lunch break I’m mildly intrigued at the fact that I’m now a twenty something man bordering on thirty. Oh, where has the time gone? In fact what happened to the past ten years. In hindsight time seems to move rather fast.  

It’s only when I assess my challenges, milestones and accomplishments that I realise just how much I’ve experienced over the past ten years. Through the 2010s I managed to graduate from University with a degree in Creative Music Production, start and complete the first part of my MA in Music, and release two EPs as well as my debut album, albeit to a rather non-existent reception. I also met my soulmate, made and lost many friends, many times over. And perhaps one of the most unexpected moments for me was losing a very dear cousin whom I lived with during childhood to a very aggressive cancer.  

On a different note I also started two blogs and a record label through which I released the aforementioned projects. I attempted a couple of Independent Label Market events. Me and my partner also bought our very first car, as well as moving into our first flat together. One of the best things to come out of the last decade for me, aside from meeting my amazing woman, is that I got to travel the world with her. 

In a nutshell the point I’m trying to make is that remember to count your blessings as we’re not promised tomorrow in way, shape or form. The other thing that I’ve learned in my very short yet eventful twenty something years of life is that as important as it is to learn from the past and think about tomorrow, do not forget that now is all we’re ever going to experience at any point in time.  


Top 10 Motivational Quotes For 2020

So it’s official; 2020 will be remembered as possibly the worst start to any decade in recent memory. That is precisely the reason why I think we could all do with a tiny bit of motivation.

Here are our top ten motivational quotes to help energise you all for the remainder of this God forsaken year.

  1. “Be not impatient in delay, But wait as one who understands; When spirit rises and commands, The Gods are ready to obey.” – James Allen
  2. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King Jr
  3. “Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job.” – Earl Shoaff
  4. “The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.” – Rumi
  5. “Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I rise.” – Maya Angelou
  6. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
  7. “The major question to ask on the job is not ‘what are you getting paid?’ The major question to ask on the job is ‘what are you becoming?” – Jim Rohn
  8. “Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey
  9. “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” – Napoleon Hill
  10. “When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.” – Tony Robbins