Criticism And Haters 

We all deal with it. Our art is very personal; it is an expression of the depths of our being. Criticism from others has torn me to shreds. Likewise, it has created feelings of inadequacy and anger. Someone else’s disapproval of my abilities impacts my self worth.

Judging involves having an opinion on something, pointing it out to be either good or bad. Criticism, however, is expressing an opinion on something without pinpointing anything good or bad.

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Balance 

I’ve heard of this concept called work/life balance. A friend of mine told me his employer taught the concept at an employee work shop. Turns out the job still required a maximum amount of commitment from the employees with little commitment from the employer. So much for balance, as long as the employer gets the lion’s share. Corporate Crap, ad nauseam.

What does balance look like?

Some things I have read about balance:

  • Priorities are clear, know what you are doing and why, executing…
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Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 30: Featuring Christophe Bourdoiseau 

Bassist, Educator, Songwriter. In Podcast 30, Bryan and Chris discuss bands, basses and utilizing what you have in recording. Podcast tracks are are originals songs Chris and friends recorded with stellar results.

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Challenges And Frustration 

Frustration

It’s part of the deal.

Sometimes there is just nothing we can do about it.  Situations will arise which are completely beyond control. How we react to the challenge is what sets us apart.

There are “tragedies” which happen everyday – I loose my wallet, misplace my keys, the cat refuses to come in, getting stuck in traffic…How I deal with small inconveniences preps me for the big challenges. Yes, I need to work on how I react to life’s little inconveniences. First world…

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What Is Imposter Syndrome? 

So this morning, I’m listening to one of my favorite podcasts, and the podcast host starts talking about Imposter Syndrome. I’m, like, what is he talking about? I had never heard the term.

I Had No Idea

Evidently, Impostor Syndrome is a thought process where a person seconds guesses and may not even believe their abilities, endeavors and achievements are valid. They may envision themselves as being fake; not worthy of titles and accolades which relate to their success and skill set.

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Mackncheeze Music Podcast #29 

Featuring Carrie Akre of Carrie Akre Creative Intuitive Life Coach, Mentor, Educator, Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, Producer, Global Touring Artist Co-Founder of Hammerbox, Goodness and The Rockfords Carrie’s latest release – Passage https://www.facebook.com/groups/carrieakrecreative/ https://anchor.fm/bryan-s-dehart/episodes/Mackncheeze-Music-Podcast-29-Featuring-Carrie-Akre-eugl55 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075KC8TKF/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpi_2

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Mental Latency 

Often times I draw a blank while talking. The pause in thought process seems excruciating, including some mild embarrassment. This tendency is annoying.

I am a highly intelligent human, or at least I would like to think so.

My good friend Jerry explained this phenomenon.

Short-Timers

Short timers is a progressive mental state that blocks memory recall in conversation. The brain cells just are not connecting quickly enough resulting in completely blank lapses in the thought…

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Mackncheeze Music Podcast #29: Featuring Carrie Akre 

Carrie Akre – Owner of Carrie Akre Creative. Intuitive Life Coach, Mentor, Educator, Singer/Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, Producer and Global Touring Artist. Co-founder of Hammerbox, Goodness and The Rockfords. Check out Carrie’s latest release – Passage.

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Attitude And Belief 

To quote a famous teacher, “When I was a child, I thought as a child.” Now that I’m older I want to be mature in my thought process.

The reason Why

Attitude and belief are foundations of purpose. It’s okay to be happy without one. Lives have been ruined because of persons exercising their purpose.

The attitudes and beliefs we carry with us often originate from our childhood. How we were raised greatly affects our frame of mind. A well meaning relative, trying to protect a child…

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Mackncheeze Music Podcast #28 

Featuring Adam Puchalski Of Windstudio Bryan and Adam Discuss Noise Challenges In The Home recording Environment https://anchor.fm/bryan-s-dehart/episodes/Mackncheeze-Music-Podcast-28-Featuring-Adam-Puchalski-etc14s

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Vision 

I like the dictionary definition: The ability to think about, or plan the future, with imagination and wisdom. Certainly a major component of the how and why we do this.

The World View

Working for the man, I hear words like mission statements, objectives, purpose, values and vision.

What is the search engine definition? A bunch of corporate speak on the how, why and variations thereof. It is a parroting of many courses offered by universities. I reject this.

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The Why 

What are the reasons and motivations for doing what we do? What mechanisms drive of us? These questions are for each of us to define.

Let’s Start With Me

I have a longing for purpose. There are many facets to this existence: livelihood, family, passions and responsibilities. These are things that require understand and definition.

My emotions and mindset support and interact together. I daily encounter circumstances which elicit emotive responses.

A partial list: irritation, exasperation…

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Who Are The Experts? 

Yeah, Sure, I’m an expert. Just ask me.

Proof Of Expertise

Correcting the mistakes others validates my self-belief.

You know what I have found: it’s easy to be critical when someone is not around.

An Analogy

I have encountered major blunders when correcting the work of others. My favorite mistake is the over use of reverb. Reverb can be a mask; it’s like an over distorted guitar amp. Leads sound so much more legit, hiding the guitarists lack of technical knowledge and ability…

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Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 27 

Featuring Mickey LaRosa Film Curator, Writer, Former Film maker, Master of Arts, Editor in Chief MLR Movie and Live Music Reviews Mickey Shares his insights and Influences in the Film Industry https://mlrnet.wordpress.com/ https://anchor.fm/bryan-s-dehart/episodes/Mackncheeze-Music-Podcast–27-Featuring-Mickey-La-Rosa-es8mvn

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Opportunity 

I look back in to my past and realize the mistakes I have made. Perhaps chances for our personal success are available to us more than we think. Many of us are caught up in our expectations, not being able to see opportunities that are obtainable. It is a, “Not seeing the forest for the trees,” sort of thing.

Are we ready for those favorable circumstances when they arrive? Often times we are not willing to put out the effort to reach out and grab the moment because what we see isn’t…

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Haters and Critics 

We all deal with it. Our art is very personal; it is an expression of the depths of our being.

Criticism from others has torn me to shreds. Likewise, it has created feelings of inadequacy and anger. Someone else’s disapproval of my abilities impacts my self worth.

Opinions Are Like Armpits, Everybody Has Two And They Both Stink

Judging involves having an opinion on something, pointing it out to be either good or bad. Criticism, however, is expressing an opinion on something without…

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