I recently wrote a little manifesto/pep-talk to myself because I'd been struggling with a bout of self-doubt, which had turned into questioning my purpose. I've included it below.

Dear Rich,

I know how you feel. It’s scary to feel alone. To feel like there is no one else like you.

And you are right to feel scared because it is not easy being that other person. The person who goes against the grain; who does the things that other people don’t and who looks the way other people aren't.

We aren’t put on this earth to be the same as each other. We aren’t meant to be identical. We are meant to be individuals.

We are each here for our own special purpose. We are made the way we are made to make sure we fulfil this purpose.

That’s why you are who you are. No one person is the same as you.

You are unique. You are not better than anyone else. And they are not better than you.

Because you are different, and different is better than better!

Now you go and be you - wonderful different you!

Reading and re-reading this has really helped me get back on track and I hope it helps you too. Let me know what you think? Do you have your own version or mantra that helps you focus? I'd love to hear.

The Quiet Whisper | Issue 28

Scared to be Different

🎬 I´m watching

Image courtesy of starwars.com

The Mandalorian - Season 3. This is one of my favourite shows on "TV" at the moment. The narrative arc of each episode is incredibly formulaic but that seems to add to my sheer enjoyment of it. Who doesn't love a Western-inspired space epic anyway?! (and I know, I am a bit late to this season)

🚨 DTF Update

This week I have been finishing the master of the second album, selecting the tracks to be in the third album, and refining the website experience!

The Direct-to-Fan Project
Ever since I started out on my music career I have wanted to sell my music to my fans. I mean isn’t that what we all want? The only thing is that my fans were my clients and the representatives I chose to work with; producers, publishers etc. Rather than

🕺I'm Jumping to

Stacey´s Mom by Fountains of Wayne. Our kids´ school hosted a fundraiser ball with a live band at the end. I was equally shocked and excited by them playing one of my favourite 90s bands´ hits!

🛠 Simple but Important

I really do love doing these little tutorials covering what I would consider to be core elements of a DAW.

How to Change Tempo in Logic Pro X
the Tempo or speed of a piece of music is one of the seven core elements of music. In order to create music we need to be able to understand and control those elements. In this post, I show you how to change the tempo in Logic Pro X. Change

🎨 The Lost Ark Trailer Music

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How I Wrote The Lost Ark Trailer Music
[Here’s the video transcript] My track ‘Thread of Time’ recently landed on a trailer for the video game, The Lost Ark. They’ve just done an update called the ‘Artist’ series. And they used my track ‘Thread of Time’. In this post, I want to give you a lovely walkthrough of

❝ Quote of the week:

"It's better to follow your gut than pretend to be excited to follow someone else's" - May in Ted Lasso


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