Every year, during Thanksgiving, I’m reminded of the importance of being humble.
If you’ve seen my article over at skemusic.com (Check it out here) you know my feelings on how being humble can increase an artists overall network, and the importance of being humble in this industry as a whole.
Continuing with the theme this week: It helps you relate to your fans on an individual level. If you go around acting like you’re better than everyone, when the reality is your just fronting, the possibility of building a genuine fan base is going to greatly dwindle.
Though I don’t agree with the true historical context of Thanksgiving, I greatly appreciate the accepted overall message behind it. The message of reflection, of taking the time to acknowledge the things which you are thankful to have in your life. A time where even the most egotistic people are humble.
Its important to remain humble. I promise, if you remain humble in your socializing, you will receive greater praise for your accomplishments, and will no longer need to tell people to “get like you” rather they will tell you that they are trying to get to your level. I prefer praise from outside my own psyche personally.
So with that being said, here is my official list.
50 Things I Am Thankful For:
- My Family
- My Friends
- My Team
- Having food of Thanksgiving
- My Network
- Knowing my ancestry
- Being able to follow my dreams
- Having the ability to think on my own
- Being humble
- Having to work hard
- Belief in a higher-power
- The Midwest
- The negativity that keeps pushing me to be better
- Positive people
- Good health
- Having the opportunity to gain the experience I’ve gained in the music industry
- Moleskin notebooks
- My German Shepherd who keeps watch on my house
- Having the ability to travel
- Having been overseas
- Living in America…even though there are a lot of foul things that take place…its still a great country to live in.
- Having leadership skills
- Being a fairly good speaker
- Relaxation after working hard
- Big Brothers, Big Sisters & American Red Cross: Two organizations I volunteered for who truly care about the people they affect.
- Having shelter and clothing
- Koala Yummies (don’t ask, I’m old school)
- Lemonade stands as a kid, for teaching the foundations of business
- Teachers and Mentors
- Everyone who pushed me to do better
- The UP, eh?
- The ability to communicate instantly with people all over the world
- Sharing of ideas via mastermind groups
- Being able to give back
- Those people who strive to make the world better even when the odds are against them
Have a great and humble Thanksgiving!