What’s really important for you as a singer, musician or life in general is having positive, supportive people around you. Learning how to surround yourself with people you trust is the best thing you ever do for yourself. Positive, supportive people will build you up and make you the best that you can be. Whether it’s your family life, personal, business or music life, surround yourself with individuals that are positive. Singing, playing piano, and creating a song, needs a self confident mind as much as it needs talent; the two go hand in hand.

“Who you hang out with is who you will become.” Make good choices of who you hang around with at work, school and your partner (spouse), will be some of the most important choices. Surrounding yourself with people who are positive, have your back, want what is best for you and people you can trust will change your life. Having a strong support system of friends and family is important; if you don’t have much family, create your own with your friends. If you hang around with people that you don’t trust, it makes you on edge, you are always second guessing and you will never reach your full potential in that type of environment. That type of person will sabotage you and it may not even be on purpose, but they are looking out for what is best for themselves, not what is best for you. Sometimes you may not even realize they are toxic, they can be very covert, they work on the sidelines using other people to do their dirty work. They plant negative seeds in other people and watch the drama happen. Or they plant negative thoughts in your head and you don’t even realize it; they are very convert in their manipulation.

Whether it’s working on new music, new vocals, or moving forward in your music career, or asking for advice, look for a positive – good person who will tell you what is best for you, even if it’s not best for them. You need to find people who are fun, creative, honest, and loyal. People who are dependable, when they say they are going to do something, they do it, and you need to be the same way. So, start choosing wisely and cut the fat out of your life; get rid of the toxic people. When you are with people that make you a better person, you’ve struck gold!


Hey, did you hear that Carbon and Oxygen broke up?

Yeah, it turns out their relationship was actually pretty toxic. Personally, I never saw it.

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