Internationally touring bassist and music director Rob Morgan sits down over drinks with intriguing people to try and learn what it means to live a curious life.

+++ Monthly Mantra - “That’s none of my damn business!”

October 1, 2019
As artists currently living in a world of instant “feedback” where we’re constantly tempted to check how many streams we’ve gotten on Spotify or likes a post got on social media to see if something we made is connecting with people. In a world where the first question I ALWAYS (and I do mean ALWAYS) get asked about my podcast is how many downloads it gets. We can start to have a misplaced confidence in our understanding what it is we’re creating that is making the most impact on people. The fact of the matter is, you and I are shit at knowing what it is we make that’s going to resonate with other people. We think the numbers encourages us and motivates us to keep creating, but the fact is… it’s a shallow motivation. As soon as the numbers stop reflecting what we imagined they would (and it WILL happen to you) the amount of discouragement that follows is enough for me to see a ton of my friends quit making honest meaningful work. That’s why I think you and I need a need a mantra to repeat to ourselves this month and here it is: “That’s none of my damn business!”

 

 
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