July 16, 2022
I’ve learned a lot of things over the past few years on my journey to become the greatest rapper in Canada, but I think the most important lesson for myself and other artists out there is that we only have one true enemy. That enemies is “burnout.”
The enemy is so strong because we convince ourselves that if don’t give 100% of our energy to the world we won’t be enough. We lose faith in that spark inside of us. That voice. The reason we started. That feeling that deep down you have something to offer. Something that could change the world.
Everything is so go go go, and now now now. The world is so crazy. But life is different. Life is one day at a time. Because of this, trying to life your life for the world’s sake is bound to drive you crazy. When you live life for you, the way you should, things slow down and there is peace. Peace in your heart and your mind and your soul. I made art to help me find that peace when I was young. Now I make art because I want to share that with others. I’ve found happiness. I’ve found peace. And I want other’s to find it too :)
But if I lose my peace and happiness trying to make others find theirs, I’ll never succeed in that. It’s a paradox I guess. You can’t TRY to help the world. You just be yourself the right way, and the world gets better as a symptom of it…
It was 2017 I think, before any musical success, that a friend told me… “it’s not an ‘if’ you will blow up, it’s a ‘when,’ you will blow up. And it’s up to you how long you’re willing to hold on and keep going to find out when.”
That’s really the key. It’s not an if, it’s a when.
Working just to work is nothing but your own insecurities destroying your peace. I get more work done in 6 hours than 10. And these last 4 months I’ve been SO PRODUCTIVE. I’ve been a post a day minimum that whole time. On top of dropping 2 albums + planning out a whole new content model and all this other personal growth in my life. I love these hot streaks.
I am the happiest and most accomplished I have ever been in my entire life. I feel young. I am proud of my work. I feel like I did it!
But just in the last couple weeks, I’m working to work. I’m HOOKED ON THE HOT STREAK 🥵🔥📈 haha 😂
K HERE’S MY POINT I GUESS.
Working harder isn’t how you stay in the groove. Slow and steady is how you do it. You know the opening scene on CARS where Lightning McQueen won’t stop for new tires? And he blows his tires, and he would’ve won if he’d just stopped for a quick break?
Well I’m Lightning McQueen in this metaphor and I’m going to the friggen Lake for some “new tires” 😂
Love you all so very much,
Take time to rest, cause you won’t change the world if you’re own life is a gong show ❤️