A Little Bit of Background
I started working as soon as I entered this GOA class. At that time, I had no idea what it was going to be. I
didn’t know what message it would have or how I would ever turn it into a finished product. I got a lot of
good advice on which direction to go in and ended up adding parts of the following inspirational speech by
Les Brown, which I really liked. This, of course, led me to my overall message of seizing the moment and
taking action to live the kind of life you want, not the kind that others want for you.
The Intersection Between Music and This Topic
I have always been inspired by music. Before football games or track meets, I, along with everyone else,
listen to music to get me into the right state of mind. The state of mind that allows me to achieve my goals.
I know that there’s a neurological reason for this (Read about it here). Is there any reason why people
shouldn’t be able to use music to put them into the right mindset to get that raise or get their dream job?
A Strategy for Catalyzing Change and Call to Action
I keep myself calm, cool, and collected by making music. It’s something I like to do and I’ll admit that the
music I make inspires me a lot of the time. It gives me confidence, so to speak. Next year, I’m headed to
West Point to do something else I’m passionate about, which is serving my country. This has been a
lifetime goal of mine. Throughout the long application and the workouts to get myself in shape, I never
stopped making music. I never stopped doing what I loved. There are many people out there stuck in
situations they don’t want to be in. To them I say find something they are excited about and pursue it. Find
some time every day and get good at it. Use the way that working on something you love makes you feel as
the catalyst for achieving your goals.
This is my song that I prepared for the Catalyst Conference. I hope it inspires you like it inspired me.