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How to Narrow It All Down

How to Narrow It All Down

Goals: You're not the only one.  Pick one.  Go with that.  

But my problem is in the choosing.   It's like choosing your favorite child.  I just can't.  There are so many things I want to accomplish.  

  1. Having a song on Sirius XM coffee house.
  2. Having a song on a Disney Pixar movie
  3. Writing a best-selling, award-winning children's picture book
  4. Making it to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville as a performer
  5. Recording a CD at the Avett's studio
  6. Working with the Sesame Street cast in Astoria, NY
  7. Having a hit song/video on CMT
  8. Being able to work from home yet go to red carpet premier events
  9. Do more writing for Sesame Street, possibly HGTV (somehow?), NBC Today Show, PBS, HBO kids, Austin City Limits, or something even bigger that I'm unaware of at the moment. 
  10. To make 100k/yr or more in the next 5 years. 

Perhaps I should state the things I DON'T want:

  1. I don't want to tour year-round
  2. I don't want to have to perform on stage all the time
  3. I don't want to have to go to a 9-5 job/office
  4. I don't want to have to dress up for work
  5. I don't want to fatigue myself with performing 
  6. I don't want to make less than 100k/year
  7. I don't want my work to damage my stability

Work requirements:

  1. Being able to work from home
  2. Being able to work at my own pace
  3. Having creative freedom
  4. Having respectable leadership (competent, respectable producers, directors with their hearts in the right place)
  5. Having a piece of art or music or writing on a hit show, movie, or book or all three
  6. Being able to meet my audience and connect with them
  7. Helping an underrepresented group in society that I can relate to
  8. Being able to be available for my family 90% of the time
  9. Something that my family can enjoy together (Disney, Universal, PBSkids, Youtube, Scholastic)
  10. Having my work fit with my talents, abilities, and calling


  1. Freelancing for Sesame Street
  2. Freelancing for PBS
  3. Freelancing for HBOkids
  4. Writing songs for films yet unknown
  5. Writing songs for shows 
  6. Writing a best-selling book under Scholastic publishing or Penguin or Harper Collins 
  7. Having my best-selling book turned into a movie and writing the soundtrack as well!


  1. Start writing the book (choose auto-biography or children's)
  2. Work on Children's book
  3. Work on songs to go with (collaborate on writing)
  4. Brainstorm ideas for autobiography and children's book (MINE MY JOURNALS FOR THE GOLD)
  5. Start typing out my journals 
  6. Organize them chronologically.  
  7. Mine the journals for material
  8. Work in songs, lyrics, poems, music, soundtracks
  9. Research successful people who are musicians, actors, writers, novelists, etc...
  10. PRAY PRAY PRAY about it!
  11. Find purpose through art, and art through purpose...what does the world need now?
  12. Be a lover of the world--give it what you desire from it--something you'll enjoy indefinitely


-Helping Lilly with her blog, helping little D with his baseball goals, helping Don pay off our mortgage, TRAVEL! Food! Fun! Purpose! Drive! Coffee shops! Art! 


  1. TRAVEL!! Going to Hawaii, Slovakia, Paris, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, India, Spain, and Ireland
  2. WATER!! Having a house, a vacation house or permanent house by the Ocean.
  3. FOOD!  Having the ability to go to great restaurants
  4. EVENTS! Having the ability to attend super exciting events and premiers
  5. HELP!  Being able to help families, individuals, to achieve their goals, to be inspired, to be kind, strong, healthy, stable, happy
  6. SHARE!! To be able to share either knowledge, money, time, service, goods, or words with the world to help it heal and grow.  
  7. CLOTHES!  To be able to wear whatever I want, perhaps to design my own clothing, perfume
  8. FRIENDS!! To have friends in high and low places all over the world that I have mutual respect for
  9. INFLUENCE!! To be able to influence people positively in the world
  10. PEACE!! To be able to live peacefully

So that's where I'll stop.  I've spilled my guts here, but nothing is private anymore it seems.  Maybe if I put those wishes out there in the atmosphere, someone will answer my prayers.  It's worth a shot.  I always take the shot.  At least I feel like I do.  Until next time, peace and love, and love and peace to you all! 




"How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything"

"How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything"