Oct 20, 2021
"There's nothing so powerful as an idea
who's time has come." — Jim Rohn
Sometimes ideas can feel like little
mosquitos who are pesky and want a place to land and suck your
blood. At least, that’s how I feel some days. I can’t possibly
carry out all of the ideas that pop into my mind or give them a
place to live. BUT….in the end, ideas can be our friends. We just
have to learn how to nurture, prioritize and categorize
When you see Portraits of White, you'll be
witnessing the power of an idea.
A snowy day led to the idea for the title
song, Portraits of White.
One single manger scene in a Christmas shop
in 1999 sparked the idea for the song Take Another
That song took me down a path of "skipping
Christmas" that year so I could pay attention to the holiday
sadness I often felt in December.
Skipping Christmas opened up space for me to
start expressing my feelings through songwriting.
Those seeds of songs started me thinking
about doing a Christmas album.
The album provided more ideas - how about a
show where we "hear" and "see" the music?
It came to pass in 2014 and it will again
this year! Do you have your tickets to see this show
Here are 5 steps that Jim Rohn suggests for
turning nothing into something:
1) Start with ideas and imagination - they
aren't tangible, but they are almost real.
2) Believe that what you imagine is possible
Two types of testimonials can provide
inspiration for us:
"If I can do it, you can do
it." (Someone else's story)
"If I did it once, I can do it
again." (Our own story)
3) Go to work and make it real - make it
4) It takes the disciplined activity to make
5) Appreciate the discipline it takes to
follow through and see it happen.