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Ability And Confidence

Ability And Confidence

Let’s break down ability and confidence. Photograph Compliments Of Alena Jarret Estimated reading time: 9 minutes Table of contentsAbilityConfidencePerceptions Of Abilty And ConfidenceA Closer Look At Ability And ConfidencePlayingHow Are You Feeling About Your...
Ideas Of The Plausible

Ideas Of The Plausible

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes As a creative, your ideas of the plausible are what have sustained you. Photograph Compliments of Jacob Bentziger Table of contentsCreativity and Ideas Of The PlausibleSecrets And Ideas Of The PlausibleWhy Is It Unorthodox To Look For...
The Art Of Self-Sabotage

The Art Of Self-Sabotage

The art of self-sabotage materializes when we act in counter-productive ways that interfere with achieving our goals. This can become a skill. Estimated reading time: 9 minutes Photograph Compliments of Noah Buscher Table of contentsSelf-Sabotage Defined Why We...
Creativity, The Act Of Rebellion

Creativity, The Act Of Rebellion

Estimated reading time: 12 minutes Creativity is an act, or many acts, of rebellion. Here’s why: Photograph Compliments of Jakayla Toney Table of contentsEvolution As An Act Of RebellionThe Rebellion Of ArtCreatives As RebelsSix Challenges To Rebel Against For...
The Currency Of Unhappiness

The Currency Of Unhappiness

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes Photograph Courtesy Of Jason Leung How Are You Spending Your Currency Of Unhappiness? I am assuming you are a goal-oriented person. If you are like me, you are paying with the currency of unhappiness until the day you reach that...
Crawling To The Water Well

Crawling To The Water Well

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes While you are crawling to the water well, don’t give your obstacles too much power. https://unsplash.com/photos/EerJqEHnP10 Table of contentsWhat Is The Water WellTwo VariablesThe Challenges Of Crawling To The Water WellHow...
The Wheel Of Fortune

The Wheel Of Fortune

Why haven’t you gotten your big break? How come, after all the effort you have put into your craft, are you not seeing the results you expect? https://unsplash.com/photos/WLNdV3xC-fI Maybe The Wheel Of Fortune isn’t turning in your favor. Estimated reading...
Artistic Productivity And Creative Insight

Artistic Productivity And Creative Insight

How can we boost our artistic productivity and develop creative insight? https://unsplash.com/@nikhilmitra Estimated reading time: 17 minutes I am constantly dealing with this challenge. There is a long list of projects in the docket. Even though I am not the most...
Dreams Of Flying

Dreams Of Flying

Dreams of flying have deep roots in the human psyche. As long as we have existed, one of humankind’s greatest desires has included visions of flight. Beyond count are the legends and stories that depict gods and heroes flying. Have you ever had dreams of flying...
Practice and Rehearsal

Practice and Rehearsal

Estimated reading time: 17 minutes Practice and Rehearsal Are Essential To Success Table of contentsThoughts About MasteryThoughts About ThinkingConsistency TheoryThought DistortionsMeta-CognitionSmart Habits For Practice And RehearsalPractice And Rehearsal Should Be...
Tools For A Positive Mental Outlook

Tools For A Positive Mental Outlook

Need Some Tools For A Positive Mental Outlook? Estimated reading time: 14 minutes Table of contentsImageryMore on ImageryMeaningDeveloping PeaceYou Have to MoveBreathe, Get Some AirBe Who You AreExerciseFoodHelp OthersMeditateFrustration ToleranceLaughter, The Great...
What Are Your Options?

What Are Your Options?

Cookie Monster Options There are always choices. Some of those choices may not seem too good, but they are always there. This going to be a super difficult read. The subject is harsh and painful. If you are not up for it, don’t read any further. Homelessness A...
NightWatcher

NightWatcher

A Mackncheeze Music Video Bryan at Mackncheeze You Tube Link Can we help you? bryan@mackncheezemusic.blog Thanks for following. Please leave a comment or suggestion; we love those. Subscribe to Mackncheeze Music and never miss a post. Be safe....
A Call To Action

A Call To Action

Obsess To Your Full Potential It is important that you and I reach our full potential. Why? Because you and I matter, and what we do matters. It is the way we think, act and the path of our lives. I want to live to my fullest potential. How about you? A Philosopher...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast #33 with Chris Hogan

Mackncheeze Music Podcast #33 with Chris Hogan

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Chris%20Hogan Guitarist, Multi-Instrumentalist, Audio Engineer, Recording Engineer, Song Writer Artist interviews are the cornerstone of Mackncheeze Music. A super comprehensive interview with Chris Hogan. We discuss musical...
Mental Prisons

Mental Prisons

Some people do not know they are in a mental prison. Their day-to-day perceptions have become standard. Some folks may not have the tools to break out. Or even be willing to. The more we can stay in a predictable environment, the more comfortable we humans tend to be....
It’s Very Personal

It’s Very Personal

Passion There is a burning fire, a flame that is unquenchable. The heat from the blaze pushes me to dig deeper, work harder and yearn for more. My biggest desire is to be able look back on the end of day and say, “I’m one step closer.” I want to feel...
Think Again

Think Again

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Photograph Compliments Of Lucie Hosova You Should Think Again Table of contentsThink Again With HumblenessThink Again With CuriosityThink Again About You FearFull CircleThink Again About Your Doubts Do I need to think again? I am...
Truth Is Simple?

Truth Is Simple?

Who and what To trust And The Simple Truth I know I can trust my cat. He knows exactly what he wants, when he wants it, and has no problem letting me know. I appreciate his forthrightness even though I’m often unable to figure out his motives. I can definitely...
Art As A Process

Art As A Process

Life brings enormous challenges, some which might represent the distance between how things are and how we would like them to be. By implementing process I have learned to attain my goals. Putting aside distractions allows follow through. I work to accomplish daily...
Happiness

Happiness

What Is Your Source of Joy? When your head is cast in bronze, is that when you will finally be happy? There is a difference between happiness and contentedness. Happy is a feeling, or a showing of pleasure, or of contentment. Contentment is a state of happiness and/or...
What is Mental Fortitude?

What is Mental Fortitude?

Estimated reading time: 11 minutes What is mental fortitude? Fortitude is considered a virtue by many. Resoluteness through challenges and chasing vision is part of fortitude’s defining characteristics. This blog is all about the pursuit of creativity; this is...
The Right Questions

The Right Questions

How Do I Know Who I Am? Are you searching for your identity? Curiosity is the key to understanding yourself. Asking questions leads to answers which in turn leads to more questions. The more specific the question, the more specific the answer, at least that’s...
Inspiration

Inspiration

Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts The Greeks considered the Muses, the daughters of Zeus, goddesses of creativity. They were the source of inspiration for multiple artistic undertakings. Is inspiration of divine nature, of mystical origin? I have learned that creating...
Spirituality

Spirituality

I think most all of us consider ourselves decent by nature. If we are suffering, it is only natural to seek a reason for that experience. Victor Frankl addresses this in his book “Man’s Search For Meaning”. How do we connect to our environment? Why...
Balance

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....
Attitude And Belief

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...
Vision

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,...
The Why

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...
Who Are The Experts?

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...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 27

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/ Can we help you? https://www.mackncheeze.com...
Opportunity

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...
Haters and Critics

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...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 26

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 26

Featuring Dylan Hughes Bassist, Composer, Singer, Arranger, Engineer, Video Host Press Kit and Bio http://www.dylanhughesmusic.com Can we help you? Bryan@mackncheezemusic.blog https://www.mackncheeze.com Thank you for following. We appreciate comments and suggestions....
Passion

Passion

Damn The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead Why do we care what other people think? I have good friends who are super prolific in their craft, but can’t write a song good enough to climb out of paper bag. They are always happy to share their music with out even a...
The Compelling Reasons

The Compelling Reasons

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Table of contentsNeed Love ExcitementAssociationVisionAmbitionAccomplishment Why are we driven to do the things we do? I can only speak for myself and what are my compelling reasons. Need I have to play music, record and associate...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 25

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 25

Featuring William Kenower Author, Lecturer, Coach https://www.williamkenower.com/ Can we help you? bryan@mackcncheezemusic.blog https://www.mackncheeze.com/ Thanks for following us. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find...
Yelling At My Devices

Yelling At My Devices

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Table of contentsWay To Start The Day Yelling At My devicesFriendly Advice To Stop Yelling At My devicesWelcome To The 21st CenturyReal ProblemsOh Yeah, The Software Learning CurveThe Good Old Days And Yelling At My...
Perspective

Perspective

What is an outlook? A life view point? Or, not. Is it a specific vantage toward or way of seeing things? Is it a capacity to interpret comparative importance of something or its true relation? An attitude toward or a way of regarding something? I truly believe we...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 24

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 24

Arami Walker Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Educator and Recording Artist Arami Share Her Journey From Los Angeles To Seattle, Her Influences and Philosophy https://www.aramiwalkermusic.com/ You Tube Can we help you? bryan@macknchhezemusic.blog Thank you for following us....
Folksy Wisdom

Folksy Wisdom

Wisdom Where there is a will there is a way. Sometimes I’m just operating on pure faith. Build it and they will come. A wise Chinese person said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Don’t count your chickens before...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 23

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 23

Featuring Robert Brewer Rob Shares Music Industry Insight Can we help? bryan@mackncheezemusic.blog https://www.mackncheeze.com Thank you for following us. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find us. If you have found us interesting, please...
Discipline and Perseverance

Discipline and Perseverance

Most of us have average intelligence and mind sets. Discipline and perseverance can allow us to reap the full capacity of our brains. Some Thoughts “He who lives without discipline dies without honor.” An Icelandic Proverb “Self-control is the chief...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 22

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 22

Chris C. D. Littlefield Producer, Bandleader, Composer, Educator, National Touring Artist Chris shares his observations of Seattle Music History, Influences and Recording Techniques https://seattledrumschool.com/component/comprofiler/userprofile/chrislittlefield...
Music As History

Music As History

Looking into the past, encountering person, place and timeline; these things help me to develop a better understanding of where I have come from, present circumstances, my future destination. History impels me to consider matters which reveal the challenges of great...
Brewing Is Art

Brewing Is Art

Video Interview with Award Winning Brewer, Dan Haff Dan Haff shares his insight into Brewing, Ownership and The Experience of Craft Brewing https://studio.youtube.com/video/fz9n9LM0_wM/edit Is there any way we can help you? bryan@mackncheezemusic.blog...
Success

Success

Seven Considerations of Success, Maybe More Do we say to ourselves, “I’m gonna bust ass and become a success?” If we love what we’re doing, if we’re passionate, does it matter how far we go? Sometimes, just getting that one cut which you...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 21

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 21

Featuring Ed Maloney Club Owner, Music Promoter and Producer Ed Maloney Former Owner of the Seattle Landmark Highway 99 Blues Club Ed shares his music business insight Is there any way we can help you? bryan@mackncheezemusic.blog https://www.mackncheeze.com Thank you...
Vision

Vision

Working for the man, I hear terms like mission statements, objectives, purpose, values and vision. What do I get when I utilize search engines for a definition of vision? A bunch of corporate speak on the how, why and variations on said subject. Seems to me it’s...
In Process

In Process

I consider my ego a tool, as opposed as to reflection of who I am. The sweet spot of my self confidence is strongly correlated within the function of my belief that I can do more than facts suggest. I’m waiting to see how this all turns out. Of course this...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 20

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 20

Featuring Darnell Scott Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist https://www.darnellscottblues.com/tour Can we help you in any way? bryan@mackncheezemusic.blog Thank You for following. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find...
The Genius Factor

The Genius Factor

Genius is an absolutely important component of creativity; not necessarily an Einsteinian genius. Most of us are not revolutionizing scientific theory. How about actionable design which translates to a ton of effort and process. Some folks are great song writers. I...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 19

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 19

Featuring Danny Godinez Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer https://www.dannygodinez.com Can we help you in any way? bryan@mackncheezemusic.blog https://www.mackncheeze.com/ Thank You for following us. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find...
Mackncheeze Music Podcast #33: featuring Chris Hogan

Mackncheeze Podcast # 19: Featuring Danny Godinez

Danny shares insight into his musical background, guitar skill and songwriting process. Currently playing with Seattle’s The New Triumph, Michael Shreve’s Spellbinder and Good Intentions. Danny is also a resident instructor at The Seattle Drum School....
These Boots Were Made For Walking

These Boots Were Made For Walking

We were doing some gigs as a jazz quintet. We had only been together for a couple of months, still trying to feel one another out. As we went along, the realization came: Harry, our lead singer, liked to imbibe; a lot. Harry didn’t play an instrument, but had an...