6th of September Blog update

6th sept blog updateSeptember rushed in like there was a pack of wild dogs on its tail. I have holidays coming up. Even though we got some great weather during the Sliotar’s summer tour, most of the summer in Ireland has been… well… not very summery. So I am banking on some good weather in Italy ๐Ÿ™‚

But this week has been a wild week. Globally we were all horrendously shocked about the images of little three-year old Aylan’s body being washed up on the shore in Turkey. None of us could ignore these images. It really has brought to our attention both ends of humanity. But I will talk more about this during the week ahead of us.

On my work front, I have been working flat-out on my Patreon page. This will be my new inside circle, and hopefully if you like what I do, this will be a great way for you guys to support my work. I also wrote a detailed blog post what it is all about, but if you have any questions about it, don’t hesitate to Email me at [email protected]

But while I was making the introductory video for Patreon, which you can see on my Patreon page HERE, I had to recap everything that’s happened in the past year and eight months. Even just to go back to that first week of 2014, when the first song came out, and where we are now… Anyway, lets move on before I get all emotional, I’ve done enough of that for one week ๐Ÿ˜€

Now onto what’s becoming one of my favourites of my blogging week, the lessons learned during the week:

  1. Looking back of my journey this week I truly understood the importance and value of humility as an artist. If we are willing to put our heart on the line, people will feel it.
  2. Writing this weeks motivational posts and song, I realised how much our own mental attitude has an effect on everything we do and how much we can take control of our own happiness.
  3. I learned the power of humanity. As long as we don’t let bureaucracy and politics get on the way, deep down people do want to help their fellow human beings who are in trouble.
  4. worrying about things rarely makes anything better ๐Ÿ™‚

So yeah, quite deep week… And now on to this weeks blog posts:

This weeks song is for every one of you guys. I believe in you! Check it out here:

I believe in you

We started the week by having a good look at what we are grateful for. Read all about it here:

What are you grateful for today?

We all have set a of skills. And we should always try to acquire more:

Quick tip 166 Build skills

It is very important to have a clear vision of what we want in life:

What do you want, and why do you want it?

In Tuesdays Quick tip I took a look at how art rarely is perfect, nor should it be:

Quick tip 167 Perfect art is not perfect

Have faith, trust your gut:

Do you trust your gut, or your analytical mind?

In my experience, nothing beats experience in music business (see what I did there?)

Quick tip 168 Experience

Opportunities come knocking more often than we think, we just need to be willing to grab them:

Open the door when the opportunity comes knocking

I was also back Vlogging this week ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know if you like these vlogs and I might make more ๐Ÿ™‚

Vlog 7 In my studio/office

We all are faced with bad shows from time to time. Here’s my survival guide for them:

Quick tip 169 Bad shows

Hard work always beats the people who just think they are awesome and that’s enough. so when you do work hard and see the results, don’t forget to reward your self:

Quick tip 170 Reward your work

And here is a little bit more detailed blog post on what my Patreon campaign is all about:

Patreon of the arts

And that’s all for this week. If you do enjoy my blog post please consider supporting me on Patreon, if you can. By doing so you will make sure I can keep doing all of this stuff I do ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great week everyone!


The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
To get EIGHT of his songs for free goย HERE


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