Good morning Believe Nation!
Today’s message is express your true self. Over to you, Chris Martin.
The idea of ghost stories for me was how do you let the things that happened to you in the past, your ghosts, how do you let them affect your present and your future.
Because there was a time when I was feeling like they were going to drag me down, and kind of ruin my life and the lives of those around me.
And, I was very lucky to meet a really good Sufi teacher who started introducing me to the idea of if you sit with your experiences and the things you’ve been through, they alchemize.
At the time he said that, I was like, I don’t really know what that means, but I trusted that it would work. And, the more that I was learning about that, the more music just started flowing through.
“The way that we see the world, it’s like there’s no point in being anything other than completely open and honest.” – Chris Martin
And, so when that song came out, I was like, okay that’s it, that’s just saying well, it doesn’t matter if some of you won’t like this, and I’m never going to be as lyrically adept Jay Z or, you know, Morrissey, but I can sing what I really think, or what I’m learning, or what I’m feeling.
And, so in a way I’m happy that we put that there because it puts me at ease with it’s okay, I don’t really mind what anyone say about this album because it’s just the truth. You know what I mean?
It’s like it’s as true as my nose.
Some people have a real problem with my nose, what can I do?
Interviewer: Have you had work?
I think one of the most important lessons for entrepreneurs is that you need to create.
Evan Carmichael: You need to create, you need to create, you need to create, you need to create. Whatever it is that you create, you’ve got to do it consistently.
“Whenever you get an idea in your head of something that you want to make, something you want to do, some big goal or dream that you have, you need to get started on something in whatever small way, in whatever bootstrap way, in whatever off the ground way, just to get it going.” – Evan Carmichael
Create! Get used to trying to do stuff, and may be it doesn’t work out, but you’re expressing yourself.
Get out of your head, and in the thinking, and in the planning, and start doing. Make something. Be prolific in what you create.
For me, I create YouTube videos. I make a ton of YouTube videos.
I’ve created my first book, I create Believe every single day. What do you create? You’ve got to create consistently. When you do that, when you put stuff out in the world, when you’re comfortable knowing that not everything you make is going to work, you do a couple things.
One, you start to find your voice, you start to understand who it is that you are and what gift that you can provide to the world. And two, you get more and more comfortable with things failing and not working out because you know another creation is coming. That didn’t work? Okay, great. I’m going to do something else. You get less attached to every single thing having to be a victory.
So many entrepreneurs get locked up in having the perfect plan, and planning, planning, planning, planning, planning, and it’s got to go right the first time, or I’m a total failure. You’ve got so much riding on this big thing, that chances are it’s not going to work out the first time you go out and do it. So don’t make it this big, huge risk.
Start smaller and just test it, and try it, and see it.
Did you like it?
Did you enjoy it?
Was it a fun process?
Do you want to do it again?
Did you get some results and momentum?
Can you keep building and growing from it?
Or, you know what, it wasn’t that great.
I don’t want to do it again. So don’t go back. You can think your way through things, but a lot of times you’ve got to actually take some action to figure out if it’s actually going to work out, or not.
“Be prolific in what you create to find that true expression of yourself because that’s where the gift is going to come.” – Evan Carmichael
You can model success all you want, and I’m a big fan of it, but you can’t just copy what worked for somebody else. You need to understand what worked for them, and then twist it to apply it to fit your business and your life. Express yourself.
The question of the day today is, I’m curious, what is a project that you are expressing yourself on right now in your business, right now in your business? Leave it down in the comments below. I’m curious to find out, I’m going to join into the discussion.
Thank you guys so much for watching, I believe in you, I hope you continue to believe in yourself and whatever your one word is, and I’ll see you again tomorrow morning for another shot of Entspresso.
Now quickly guys, this is a new thing that I’m testing out on the Entspressos. We’re thinking about making a top 10 for Chris, and I wanted to preview some of the clips we’re looking at. Let me know what you think, should we keep doing this little preview bonus at the end? Tell me in the comments. Enjoy!
Interviewer: A head full of dreams, the tour’s going on now, you just got off the South American life.
Interviewer: I mean, the crowds, the show, does it ever… How do you keep it fresh because it’s not your first rodeo. It’s your thousands, ten thousands, I mean, you’ve been doing it.
Well, here’s how I keep it fresh. Bruce Springsteen apparently, I don’t know if he really does or not, used to say to the rest of the E Street Band, This could be someone’s first show, and it could be someone’s last show, so let’s treat it like that. So, I have that inspiration and then some other things in my life that just make me Every time before we go on stage I really think about who has showed up, how much they’ve been through to get there.
And also for us at the moment, we just We took a break from touring on the last album we did called Ghost Stories. We’re so excited to be there, and we know that nothing lasts forever, so I think that we just really, more than ever, are living in the moment, and trying to appreciate the fact that for some people it’s their first show, and for some people, you know
Interviewer: Your voice is so emotional.
Interviewer: So beautiful, right?
Ah, come on.
Interviewer: It’s true. We want to see how Chris Martin can make things that really aren’t that emotional, feel emotional.
Interviewer: Will you try it?
Interviewer: You’re on stage with a band right now, and you are feeling this, okay?
I’ll try but, what’s the worst that can happen?
Interviewer: Exactly. You ready?
An old shoe. Old shoe, where have you been? One of the nicest that I’ve ever seen. Got a hole in your sole. Just like that.
Interviewer: See, you can really do that?
That was preplanned wasn’t it? Oh, what is that? An old banana.
Interviewer: Everything is old.
Old banana, where have you been? People should watch out, they’ll slip on your skin.
Interviewer: You make it sound like it’s a track, like this could be a song.
Oh, these would be songs, believe me.
Interviewer:I think maybe, like, banana
Interviewer:Yeah, I think so.
Wow, people are taking this down.
What’s this? Did they Oh, Blackberry. The saddest tale of all. Blackberry, the saddest tale of all. You were so durable, and pretty small. The president used you, then people abused you.
Interviewer: But for you to be in a band as one quarter of this unit to be told by someone with the experience and wisdom, And, I suppose you respect, like Brian, you know say, you need to step aside.
Interviewer: How did that make you feel at the time?
Well, I was pleased. This was after our third album X&Y where we lost our way a little bit. Phil wasn’t around, he was sick, and I was famous in tabloid stuff. We we’re coming off the back of a Russian boat, our record company was all over the place. It was all share prices, and it was a very wonderful, you know, learning period, but at the time it was chaos. So when Brian came in, I was so grateful because it felt like we had a teacher. I was not aware that you could keep learning after college finished, before I met him. Now that’s all we care about is what can we learn next, how can we improve, how can we, as people and as musicians. When he came in it was like, oh thank you! It was like a father figure coming in and saying, You’re a very talented band, but here is how we should rearrange the furniture.
Interviewer: In my mind, it’s a game changer.
How do you deal with it?
Interviewer: I don’t.
Do you ever get negativity … I’m sure someone Does anything ever get you guys down?
Interviewer: All the time.
Interviewer: Yeah, and it does get challenging, and that’s been something with me is, how do you manage it, right, how do you You’re able to find the good in almost everything, right?
Well, thanks man, yeah. I’m trying.
Because the only other option is to find the bad in everything, and that just makes you feel awful.
My answer to you is this … It’s partly because I saw that my kids are growing up in a time where social media is so hyper aggressive, and so I felt like I have to set the example to them of, You know what, people are going to say weird stuff about you, but just let it, like Like Jay Z says, just dirt off your shoulder, it doesn’t mean anything. And so, really, in trying to help them out, it’s helped me out as a sort of bonus because in telling them, you know, especially growing up now, you’re going to get a lot. Especially if you put yourself out there on Instagram or whatever, you’re always going to get crazy stuff. Just to understand that that isn’t real, and it’s also okay. That’s one thing to remember about if someone doesn’t like your music, or doesn’t like your show, that’s totally okay.
There is so much choice in the world of entertainment that if you want to come to our concert then you’re going to have the best time and I’m so grateful, but if you don’t, I really don’t mind, it’s okay.
You see what I mean?
So, I think that once you let go of that megalomaniacal need to win everybody over, that’s a big relief.
Interviewer: And that’s I’m in the process of doing that.
Yeah, but you’re young man, and you need to have that drive, of course, but you want maybe a way to sort of reset your intention of I want to reach everyone that would appreciate being reached.
Do you see what I mean?
Rather than I’m going to slam this show.
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