I suffered from a dreaded case of the Mondays :(

I used to suffer from what is famously talked about in the movie Office Space as a “dreaded case of the Mondays.” I never fully enjoyed the weekends because all I could think about was how I had to get up and go to a job that I didn’t like on Monday morning. The present moment was something I rarely lived in unless I was at a festival or a show. Even though I had the best time ever at musical events, I felt like my life was missing something and I was really sad about it. The thing I was missing was daily doses of present moment magic. The situation was that I hated my job and instead of seeing the magic that was there I chose to stay in the hatred, resentment and the disappointment in myself.

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How much money have you spent on live music?

When I have conversations with people about joining Rock Your Life Mentorship (my 6 month virtual coaching program for live music fans) some of them are really afraid to invest the money into themselves because they think they’ve never done it before and/or don’t see the value in doing so.

The truth is as music fans we are constantly investing time, energy and money into ourselves by purchasing tickets to shows and festivals, buying downloads of the epic shows we’ve attended, booking hotel rooms for multi-night runs, purchasing plane tickets to see our favorite bands in faraway lands etc.

We choose to invest in that way because we are putting our energy into something that we love that makes us feel really good. Shows are the places where we feel free to be our freaky selves and where we blow off steam and let loose while getting lost in a jam. Going to a really great show can keep us going in our daily lives for awhile until our batteries empty abruptly when we get a dose of “reality” if our “reality” isn’t in alignment with who we truly are.

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If you added up all the money you’ve spent on live music experiences you would see that you are already a master in investing in yourself. If you look back you may have also noticed that even when you didn’t think you had the money for that NYE run five years ago, you somehow made it happen and the money appeared some how. It always does when you REALLY want to do something.

What if you could feel a little bit of that awesome feeling you feel at a really great show on a daily basis? What if you took off the mask of who you think you’re supposed to be and just started being you in all your magical glory? If you can feel amazing at a festival you can feel amazing anywhere. The festival lives within you and when you start to take baby steps towards rocking your life, life starts to feel like one big festival.

And that’s what happens and more to people who take the leap and join Rock Your Life Mentorship.

If this struck a cord with you, let’s talk. Contact me >>>here with three days and times you can chat for 15 minutes via phone, FaceTime or Skype.

I look forward to basking in each other’s energy.

The awesome in me sees and bows to the awesome in you,

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Famed rock-n-roll photographer Jay Blakesberg is a mentor for Rock Your Life Mentorship. Yay!

People often ask me what I do for “work” and one of the things I do that makes my heart sing is that I lead a virtual coaching program for live music fans called Rock Your Life Mentorship.

The mentorship provides so many amazing things for its participants (like community, accountability, the tools to manifest all the concert tickets you desire) and one of my favorite parts is when we get to connect with the mentors on the phone. Those calls are always magical because the people I pick are heart and soul centered, open and honest and ready to answer any questions that are brought to them by the participants. Even though some of them might be your idols that you put up on pedestals they are just like us. Sometimes they can’t get out of bed, sometimes they feel like their worlds are crashing down on them and sometimes they are afraid to step on the stage and play the first note.

We’ve gotten to talk to Oteil Burbridge from the Allman Brother’s Band and Dead and Company, Zach Deputy, Mike Rempel from Lotus, Eli Winderman from Dopapod, Matt Butler from Everyone Orchestra, Brock Butler from Perpetual Groove, Bill Carbone from Max Creek, Ryan Monbleau, Al Smith from American Babies and others.

Rock Your Life Mentorship is starting in November and our first mentor is photographer Jay Blakesberg. If you love live music and have seen photos from shows and festivals, chances are most of the really great ones came from Jay. He’s photographed everyone from the Grateful Dead to Paul Simon to Dave Matthews and everyone in between. His newest book (which I’m featured in) is called Hippie Chick: a Tale of Love, Devotion and Surrender.

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I’m taking it all off!

This weekend I learned it’s time to stop pretending that I’m not a powerful leader. Even though I have been leading programs, retreats and day long events for awhile now, I felt as though I was wearing a leader mask because admitting that I was actually a leader was petrifying. I co-led a retreat for the people who participated in my Rock Your Life Mentorship that felt called for an in person experience. We met at a house that we rented on Lake Erie in a town that none of us had ever been to.

All weekend long those beautiful folks who were in attendance  expressed their thanks to me for bringing them all together, for creating a magical safe space for them to explore their true authentic selves and for allowing others to take the lead and shine their lights too. At first I was Continue reading