Your Obligation to be Who You Are

He calls himself Jordo.

Best I can gather, he’s a mid 20’s middle-class kid who decided to try his hand at making a career as a music producer in the urban/hip-hop scene.

In watching some of his videos, I found out that he actually went to college, graduated in four years with a degree in psychology and even got a job in his field.

That’s where his story had an interesting twist…

He really struck a chord with my when he said something to the effect of, and I’m paraphrasing here so bear with me:

I got my degree, quicker than most people these days, and finally got a job in the field.  Within 18months I had been promoted twice and found myself making somewhere between 35 and 40 thousand dollars a year–depending on bonus.  I couldn’t help but realize that I wanted more, and that the path I was on was not going to lead me to where I saw myself going.

And today, he’s making a modest income, at minimum, doing exactly what he loves to do–making music.

Who would have thought a midwestern white kid could grow up and make an impact on the hip hop market–independently!

This story makes the blog because it’s a living testament of attacking life, of becoming who it is you were meant to be.

If good ol Jordo can sell his rap beats online then by golly, you can do whatever it is you need to do too!

The internet has given birth to a new ability for absolutely anyone to have their voice be heard, if they’ll just take time to understand the medium.

For instance–a local band doesn’t have to spend hours taping up flyers to promote their next show their weekend, only to reach a thousand eyes maximum.  No, today, they a band can make more efficient use of their time by promoting themselves online–requiring less “leg work” (though, online promo is a task in it’s own right), but also increasing exposure at an exponential rate!

With that in mind, we need to embrace our passions and our gifts and share them via this medium.

It’s our duty as an advanced species, in my humble opinion.

Overcome the resistance that faces you each day–the negative energy, TV, sweets, fatty foods, vices, substances, laziness and lethargy.  All of these things are made up in your mind.

We’re worth more than the $50 worth of physical materials you could sell our bodies for if scraped for parts.  There’s something more inside of us that makes us such a unique and beautiful species.

I hope you’ll find inspiration in this story, and take that positive every and take action today.

So get out there and do what needs done!

It’s a delightful thing!