Week 18
April 29 – May 05, 2024

I had to deal with some negative thoughts creeping in several times this week resulting in a little downer due to overwhelm. I have so many dreams and goals and ideas. Trying to do it all can be a lot at times.

Sometimes it feels like I hardly get any feedback on what I’m building and doubts appear. But that’s just my brain producing thoughts, trying to distract me with worries. All I have to do is to focus on my craft in the present. The important reminder here is: You can control your output, not the outcome. I simply have to keep on with my own rhythm, and focus on what I can control.

I recorded a new podcast with Kareem Ali, an amazing musician from New York, now living in Tucson, Arizona. We talked about his upbringing, his daily rituals, and his process in recording a new album. I’m excited to share it with you as soon as I can!

This Week’s Wisdom from Maya Angelo:
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

Input
✺ I’m glad I rediscovered hip-hop legend Bahamadia through her classic Uknowhowwedu, currently listening on repeat to her dnb fueled Pep talk
✺ I enjoyed Luca Guadagnino’s documentary Shoemaker of Dreams about the fascinating life story of the great Salavatore Ferragamo

Output
“Enjoyment appears at the boundary between boredom and anxiety, when the challenges are just balanced with the person’s capacity to act.” ~Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (link)
✺ Fluid Meditations: Interview Excerpts from PRESENT Issue 3: Self-Care with DJ Gigola (link)
✺ A Public Note To Myself: Essential Reminders For When You Just Don’t Feel Like It (this felt so good to share) (link)
✺ Cleaning the slate with Rick Rubin (link)

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