I've heard this said about me so many times. Really!? I'm on now you said? If working hard for what I have and never accepting no for an answer equals me being "on" then I guess I am. Let me start with saying this, I have worked my *** off for years and finally I'm near where I want to be in life. I've heard positive things said about me, in addition to negative lies and insults. People often say," you're nothing like what I thought you would be in person." This made me wonder, how am I supposed to be? 

People have this false perception of what they think this whole musician thing is. Sure, it's a lot of fun. You get to live your dreams, inspire others, and see the world. But to get to that point you have to put in hard work. This can't be substituted or overlooked. In the initial process of grinding, you learn so much about yourself and the climate of the industry and people.

I have really great days now. Every day it seems I'm granted with an unbelievable opportunity,  one after the other. Early on however, it was a long and hard road. I was told I would never be where I am today. During this time, I learned so much about myself. Every fiber of my determination was tested. Would you be willing to surrender who you are as a person for a quick hit of fame?

Absolutely not. Believe it or not, selling yourself or selling out actually isn't even necessary. Trying to get a hook up, connect, or being "put on" isn't the only way to achieve success. It was all about working relentlessly, even with no guarantee of anything. You learn in time, that it's all about finding happiness. The end result of everything you do should be happiness.