2-DOZEN WAYS TO MAKE 2012 BETTER! Happy Holidays! I thought you might enjoy pondering my list of 2-dozen ways to make 2012 better, while you’re celebrating with friends & family and eating leftover Tofurkey. Hope this is useful:1. Make NO New Years Resolutions. Instead make intelligent choices. You already have a mission, your impossible dream, commit to that for 2012. 2. Turn Off The News! Really, it’s the worst form of hypnotic poison and the most embarrassing product of the entertainment industry. Say good-by to Wolf, Anderson, Storm, Erin, Piers, Forrest and all the other talking heads with funny names. Allow others to gather around the TV and get stoned on the drama while you respectfully step away and return to your studio, office or creative space. You’re an artist, an entrepreneur! You have your own drama unfolding right in front of you; Your Art! Your Company! Your Project! And don’t worry about “staying informed,” if something critical happens you’ll rush to the TV for the latest info.3. Re-Connect With Your Confidence. Confidence Is everything. It trumps experience, rivals talent and beats the beans out of a good education. Re-read my blog “Confidence Is Everything” http://bit.ly/qXc9JY.4. Get Real Healthy And Stay There. Exercise everyday and drink more (lemon) water. Plus, practice “Equipoise.” Remain equally balanced with your mind, body and spirit.5. Don’t Immediately React to every digital poke, don’t answer every text right away and don’t automatically jump at every FB friend request. And while you’re at it, turn off the alert to your emails too. You’ll be amazed at how much more time you’ll have to spend on your art and your biz.6. DON’T FAKE IT! Keep your word. Become a count-on-able person. People are attracted to the truth, especially these digital days when everything is so transparent. If you speak the truth in your art, music, business, writing, etc. your fans and customers will follow you, support your mission and join your tribe. If you try to “hype” it you’ll lose them forever.7. READ At Least 5-BOOKS In 2012: You can handle that, right?  Good books contain a treasure of inspiring, intelligent knowledge from so many selfless, brilliant experts. Check out my personal bookshelf for some titles that have moved my world. http://bit.ly/uLMviZ.8. Help Others Triumph: Give more of yourself—yes, especially in these tough times. Your listening, time, money, art, contacts, coaching, empathy, etc. could easily change someone’s life forever. Giving and receiving are different aspects of the same energy. And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep that energy circulating in our lives. Make sense?9. Transform Your Goals from possible to IMPOSSIBLE! Make them outrageously HUGE! In my world, a dream is not worth it unless it’s impossible. Because in my world, ANYTHING is possible!10. Detachment: Remain detached from the outcome: You’re an artist and unlike others, you are privileged to have a stream of ideas & possibilities constantly flowing through you. In detachment lies the wisdom of “uncertainty.” And in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from “Certainty,” which for an artist or entrepreneur is the worst kind of prison. Kapeesh? Re-read my 1-minute blog “Uncertainty” http://bit.ly/rYYpIf.11. Keep Your Boots Muddy. Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice! Do the work and get your 10,000 hours in. If you don’t know what that means read Malcolm Gladwells book “Outliers” http://amzn.to/sucy8A12. Join My Tribe. It’s free & easy: http://bit.ly/sB7dof13. Grow Your Tribe and invite me to join. Whether you’re an artist or entrepreneur or both, if you want to make a decent living at this you’re going to need a tribe, a fan base and a following. Watch this Seth Godin video on “tribes” http://bit.ly/uyu0eH.14. Become A “Fact” Freak NOT A Gossip Whore: Avoid the virus of gossip, hearsay, rumor and scuttlebutt. And don’t spread the virus of gossip, heresy, rumor and scuttlebutt. REACT to the FACTS!15. Improve Your Computer/Tech Skills. There’s no excuse. Today’s learning curves are much shorter and the technology is much easier to learn. You’re smart, you can do this.16. Make Up Your Own Prayer to who ever you call God—then say it every morning. 17. Don’t Worry About The Economy, it’s out of your control. Just make intelligent choices regarding your spending, reduce your debt, and re-read #2. 18. Watch Your Words. Be vigilant what you say to people and how you say it—especially with short people under 12. Your words are soooo powerful!19. Shhhhh...Listen more...20. Avoid Angry, Abusive Energy, plus people, movies, books, TV etc. Why absorb that negative energy into your system? You’re an artist, you already have plenty of mixed-up, crazy, kinky energy bubbling up inside you!21. Prepare For Battle! The 3-heartless enemies of every artist and entrepreneur are waiting to take you on every day: Procrastination, Distraction and Doubt. When you hear the bell, come out swinging!22. Re-Think Karma. No debt in the universe EVER goes unpaid! "Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind...what we sow is what we reap.  And when we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success." —Deepak Chopra23. Don’t Do Anything Stupid! You’re an artist, an entrepreneur, although it’s a tough row to hoe, it’s nevertheless the only life for you. Don’t screw it up!24. Hire Me for a 1-shot consult. If you do, I promise you won’t regret it. If you don’t you’ll always be wondering. http://bit.ly/rsAXjI.BONUS #25!Meditate! Learn to tame the beast between your ears. I’ve said it a million times, I began meditating daily in 1985 and the balance I’ve found in my life between the hoopla of rock & roll and the silence of my soul is astounding. I’m not sure who I would be without this one simple practice in my life. If you’re a member of my tribe I’ll be glad to send you my personal guide to a simple meditation practice. Just drop me a note: michael@jmichaeldolan.com. Again, you must be a member of my tribe (see #12) Happy, Happy Holidays Great Readers! And remember, don’t do anything stupid!
J Michael Dolan

2-DOZEN WAYS TO MAKE 2012 BETTER!

Happy Holidays! I thought you might enjoy pondering my list of 2-dozen ways to make 2012 better, while you’re celebrating with friends & family and eating leftover Tofurkey. Hope this is useful:

1. Make NO New Years Resolutions. Instead make intelligent choices. You already have a mission, your impossible dream, commit to that for 2012.

2. Turn Off The News! Really, it’s the worst form of hypnotic poison and the most embarrassing product of the entertainment industry. Say good-by to Wolf, Anderson, Storm, Erin, Piers, Forrest and all the other talking heads with funny names. Allow others to gather around the TV and get stoned on the drama while you respectfully step away and return to your studio, office or creative space. You’re an artist, an entrepreneur! You have your own drama unfolding right in front of you; Your Art! Your Company! Your Project! And don’t worry about “staying informed,” if something critical happens you’ll rush to the TV for the latest info.

3. Re-Connect With Your Confidence. Confidence Is everything. It trumps experience, rivals talent and beats the beans out of a good education. Re-read my blog “Confidence Is Everythinghttp://bit.ly/qXc9JY.

4. Get Real Healthy And Stay There. Exercise everyday and drink more (lemon) water. Plus, practice “Equipoise.” Remain equally balanced with your mind, body and spirit.

5. Don’t Immediately React to every digital poke, don’t answer every text right away and don’t automatically jump at every FB friend request. And while you’re at it, turn off the alert to your emails too. You’ll be amazed at how much more time you’ll have to spend on your art and your biz.

6. DON’T FAKE IT! Keep your word. Become a count-on-able person.
People are attracted to the truth, especially these digital days when everything is so transparent. If you speak the truth in your art, music, business, writing, etc. your fans and customers will follow you, support your mission and join your tribe. If you try to “hype” it you’ll lose them forever.

7. READ At Least 5-BOOKS In 2012: You can handle that, right? 
Good books contain a treasure of inspiring, intelligent knowledge from so many selfless, brilliant experts. Check out my personal bookshelf for some titles that have moved my world. http://bit.ly/uLMviZ.

8. Help Others Triumph: Give more of yourself—yes, especially in these tough times. Your listening, time, money, art, contacts, coaching, empathy, etc. could easily change someone’s life forever. Giving and receiving are different aspects of the same energy. And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep that energy circulating in our lives. Make sense?

9. Transform Your Goals from possible to IMPOSSIBLE! Make them outrageously HUGE! In my world, a dream is not worth it unless it’s impossible. Because in my world, ANYTHING is possible!

10. Detachment: Remain detached from the outcome: You’re an artist and unlike others, you are privileged to have a stream of ideas & possibilities constantly flowing through you. In detachment lies the wisdom of “uncertainty.” And in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from “Certainty,” which for an artist or entrepreneur is the worst kind of prison. Kapeesh? Re-read my 1-minute blog “Uncertainty” http://bit.ly/rYYpIf.

11. Keep Your Boots Muddy. Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice! Do the work and get your 10,000 hours in. If you don’t know what that means read Malcolm Gladwells book “Outliers” http://amzn.to/sucy8A

12. Join My Tribe. It’s free & easy: http://bit.ly/sB7dof

13. Grow Your Tribe and invite me to join. Whether you’re an artist or entrepreneur or both, if you want to make a decent living at this you’re going to need a tribe, a fan base and a following. Watch this Seth Godin video on “tribes” http://bit.ly/uyu0eH.

14. Become A “Fact” Freak NOT A Gossip Whore: Avoid the virus of gossip, hearsay, rumor and scuttlebutt. And don’t spread the virus of gossip, heresy, rumor and scuttlebutt. REACT to the FACTS!

15. Improve Your Computer/Tech Skills. There’s no excuse. Today’s learning curves are much shorter and the technology is much easier to learn. You’re smart, you can do this.

16. Make Up Your Own Prayer to who ever you call God—then say it every morning.

17. Don’t Worry About The Economy, it’s out of your control. Just make intelligent choices regarding your spending, reduce your debt, and re-read #2.
 
18. Watch Your Words. Be vigilant what you say to people and how you say it—especially with short people under 12. Your words are soooo powerful!

19. Shhhhh...Listen more...

20. Avoid Angry, Abusive Energy, plus people, movies, books, TV etc. Why absorb that negative energy into your system? You’re an artist, you already have plenty of mixed-up, crazy, kinky energy bubbling up inside you!

21. Prepare For Battle! The 3-heartless enemies of every artist and entrepreneur are waiting to take you on every day: Procrastination, Distraction and Doubt. When you hear the bell, come out swinging!

22. Re-Think Karma. No debt in the universe EVER goes unpaid! "Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind...what we sow is what we reap.  And when we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success." —Deepak Chopra

23. Don’t Do Anything Stupid! You’re an artist, an entrepreneur, although it’s a tough row to hoe, it’s nevertheless the only life for you. Don’t screw it up!

24. Hire Me for a 1-shot consult. If you do, I promise you won’t regret it. If you don’t you’ll always be wondering. http://bit.ly/rsAXjI.

BONUS #25!

Meditate! Learn to tame the beast between your ears. I’ve said it a million times, I began meditating daily in 1985 and the balance I’ve found in my life between the hoopla of rock & roll and the silence of my soul is astounding. I’m not sure who I would be without this one simple practice in my life. If you’re a member of my tribe I’ll be glad to send you my personal guide to a simple meditation practice. Just drop me a note: michael@jmichaeldolan.com. Again, you must be a member of my tribe (see #12)

Happy, Happy Holidays Great Readers! And remember, don’t do anything stupid!


COMMENTS


Posted By Paul Ellingsen
#6 and # 16
#6. DON’T FAKE IT! Keep your word. Become a count-on-able person. People are attracted to the truth, especially these digital days when everything is so transparent. If you speak the truth in your art, music, business, writing, etc. your fans and customers will follow you, support your mission and join your tribe. If you try to “hype” it you’ll lose them forever. contradicts #16. Make Up Your Own Prayer to who ever you call God—then say it every morning Instead of making up a prayer to whoever you call God, why not try to find out with all your heart and all your soul who God really is. You will not be disappointed!


Posted By Rick
The News
Yes. By all means turn of the news. It is a distraction and kills creativity. Avoid the poison that flows from people like Maddow, Schultz, Hartmann and Gooman.


Posted By Red Ron
My faves!
I like # 9, 14, 21. Merry Christmas!


Posted By BJORN SORLIE
DEMISE OF DOGMATIC ABSOLUTES
I just LOVE your number 16 Mr. Dolan!!!! Thank you. In my humble opinion that line alone carries within it an endless potential to fuel our collective search for a paradise earth; one world one people.


Posted By Bjorn Sorlie
GUITARPLAYERS 4 PEACE
As a result of 50 years in music I have noticed the vast multitude of peace loving musicians and artist that inhabit our planet. All together we must be the, by far, largest army in the world equipped only with weapons of powerful words and music that touch our collective consciousness. Therefore in the name of GUITARPLAYERS 4 PEACE please make one small contribution toward world peace and understanding by including one unit of peace-promoting material in your next project. Thank you.


Posted By Maggie Ziegler
Shiny!
What a fabulous list... I am THRILLED to see #2- Turn Off the News- I have embraced that practice for a number of years now. It has been my experience that the Universe always lets me know what I need to know in some way or another. So... Thank- you and Happy Holidays to all.


Posted By Jennifer Dryer
Must Have News
I agree with Paula. Your list is brilliant and I will follow it to a tee. However I must watch the news! I feel if I don't I will be neglecting my responsibilities as a citizen to keep informed of the activities of those in Washington who represent me.


Posted By Paula
the list
Very good, though I take exception to ignoring the news. If you're talking the lame stream media yes, but I believe that we need to participate in our democracy & that means understanding the issues. Thom Hartmann, Amy Gooman, Rachel Maddow to name a few that will help educate.


Posted By teresa tudury
thank you
always enjoy your observations and exhortations. please keep me in the tribe.


Posted By Rachel
Good words...words that change...
Thank you Michael! I really appreciate you! :-) Thoughts and depth in perceptions can create change....words are powerful. Thank you. Merry Christmas! Rachel


Posted By Victoria
Inspiration
This is brilliant! The best list ever. Thank you for always contributing these gems. I always feel like you're on my team!! I'm certainly on yours. Happy Holidays!


Posted By Carmela Congdon
Meditation works!
Thanks for a great list. Meditation is my favorite way to make life better. I've been meditating since 1986 and have evolved into a much more centered, clear, peaceful, and compassionate individual...and living my life as a witness or observer, not getting so attached to drama and negativity and more accepting of diversity. I watched an HBO special about George Harrison recently, and now know why he was my favorite Beatle. We lost a great inspiration far too early, but he was ready for the next stage of existence with no fear. He was an avid meditator.


Posted By Billy Wagg
The Best!
The best new years list I've ever seen! Already copied and up on the wall of my studio! Thank you for all the great blogs this year Michael that have really made a difference to me. And happy new year to all of Michael's tribe!

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• I'M NOT RIGHT FOR THIS (Read time 0:47)
• REDO (Read time 0:27)
• BRAVER, STRONGER, SMARTER (Read time 0:47)
• Sins Of Artists & Treps (Read time 0:29)
• Modus Operandi (Read time 0:49)
• A Dozen Mid-Year Reminders
• Isn’t It Ironic? (Read time 0:27)
• MY WAY (Read time 0:19)
• FILL THE VOID (Read time 0:27)
• SLOW DANCING (Read time 0:39)
• KILLING THE GOOD STUFF (Read time 0:27)
• A PETTY REMINDER (Read time 0:31)
• THE BIZ (Read time 0:57)
• TIME BANDITS (Read time: 021)
• Gatekeepers Begone (Read time 1:00)
• Spaced, Frozen & Dogged (Read time 0:31)
• EAT LIGHTNING (Read time 0:57)
• QUESTION & DOUBT (Read time 0:51)
• THE RIGHT THING
• SHOWTIME (Read time 0:51)
• OBSCURE BARVERY ( Read time 1:07)
• LEAP OF FAITH (Read time 0:29)
• That Time’n Thang (Read time 0:57)
• LIVING WITH ANTS (Read time 0:27)
• ROMANCING THE STONE (Read time 0:51)
• PLAYING SMALL (Read time 0:51)
• FLY IN THE RED ZONE
• ART + COMMERCE (Read time 0:43)
• A FLEETING GLIMPSE (Read time 0:47)

2012 Posts:
• 7-Ways To Make 2013 Better
• MIRACLE ON 34th (Read time 1:13)
• FAIL-SAFE
• FOLLOW THE LEADERS (Read time 0:39)
• ABSENCE OF FORMULA (Read time 0:51)
• Beginners Mind (Read time 0:43)
• 35 DAYS (Read time 0:47)
• THANKS!
• INDUSTRY MELT DOWN (READ TIME 1:37)
• Your Tired Strategy (Read time 0:27)
• FADE TO BLACK (Read time 1:27)
• DEEPER TRUTH (Read time 0:47)
• Blow Away Distraction 2012
• Unseen Unsold (Read Time 0:49)
• FILIBUSTER (Read time 0:30)
• Got Something To Prove? (Read time 0:37)
• R U OUT OF YOUR MIND? (read time 1:13)
• NO BIG SPLASH (Read time 0:27)
• Modus Operandi (Read time 0:49)
• DETACH (read time (0:31)
• PLAY BIGGER (Read time 0:17)
• DON’T GIVE UP (Read time :037)
• ALL TOGETHER NOW (Read time 1:03)
• R U READY? (Read time 0:47)
• EVERY SINGLE DAY (Read time 0:51)
• The New Marketing Dept. (Read time 0:23)
• O Captain! My Captain! (Read time 0:57)
• THE WORKHORSE AND THE FILLY (Read time 0:21)
• KEEP YOUR BOOTS MUDDY (Read time 0:37)
• When UR Best Effort Fails (Read time 0:29)
• STEEP CLIMB (Read time 0:27)
• SILENCE OF CHAMPIONS (Read time 1:13)
• WHY IT’S NOT WORKING (Read time 0:31)
• THE BUCK STOPS HERE (Read time 0:51)
• WE ALREADY TRIED THAT (Read Time 0:29)
• CHOOSE ONE (Read time 1:09)
• COMMIT NO PETTINESS
• LEGWORK (Read time 0:15)
• ARTISTS vs. ENTREPRENEURS (Read time 1:03)
• 5-YEAR SURPRISE! (Read time 0:43)
• MID-YEAR TO DO LIST (Read time 0:53)
• ALL IN (Read time 0:33)
• WHAT IF NOTHING CHANGES? (Read time 0:21)
• WADDA JACKASS! (Read time 1:07)
• WHAT ARE U SO AFRAID OF? (Read time 0:57)
• DON’T THINK! (Read time :31)
• Why incumbents rarely invent the future (Read time 1:13)
• THE BOX (Read time 0:33)
• STAND UP IN THE BOAT! (Read time 0:27)
• YOU’RE DREAM’N! (Read time 0:57)
• KNOWING (Read time 0:33)
• CONCEALED CONCERNS (Read time 0:47)
• TAMING THE $$$ BEAST (Read time 1:17)
• FAKING IT (Read time 0:17)
• STAYING POWER (Read time 0:47)
• 0:20 SECONDS OF INSANE COURAGE (Read time 0:51)
• GRASS (Read time 0:41)
• WITH BLOODY FINGERS I WRITE ON (read time 0:27)
• I'LL DO ANYTHING BUT THAT! (Read time 0:47)
• ASS ON THE LINE (Read time 1:37)
• MARKETING BLUES (Read time 0:47)
• THE LONG RUN (Read time 0:39)
• CREATIVITY TO THE RESCUE (Read time 2:07)
• THE RACER'S EDGE (Read time 0:41)
• NO WAY NO HOW! (Read time 0:27)
• THE SMART MONEY (Read time 0:25)
• YOU’RE CRAZY! (Read time 1:19)
• DANCING WITH YOUR DEVOTEES (Read time 0:39)
• LIBERTY!
• NO DOUBT (Read time 1:17)
• WHAT EVER YOU DO, DON'T TURN AROUND (read time :39)

2011 Posts:
• GRAND FINALE!
• 2-DOZEN WAYS TO MAKE 2012 BETTER!
• DEAR PRUDENCE (read time :43)
• COMPLAIN ALL YOU WANT! (read time :23)
• IMAGINE (read time :57)
• WEEKENDS (read time :33)
• PIXAR LETTER (read time 1:03)
• RESISTANCE CAN KILL (read time 1:37)
• AMATEURS vs. PROS (read time :57)
• REQUIEM FOR A HONEYMOON (read time 1:09)
• CAN YOU FEEL IT? (read time 1:47)
• BRANCUSI'S VICTORY CRY  (read time :57)
• SAIL AWAY (read time :43)
• ARTISTS RULE! (read time 1:23)
• USE IT OR LOSE IT (read time :53)
• START HERE (read time 1:27)
• UNCERTAINTY (read time 1:19)
• STOPPED BY CALAMITY (read time 1:37)
• ART (read time :57)
• AUDACIOUS & UNSTOPPABLE (read time 2:37)
• WRITERS BLOCK (read time 1:47)
• BLOW AWAY DISTRACTIONS (read time :31)
• WAY OF THE CREATIVE WARRIOR (read time :27)
• GOOD BYE LADY LUCK (read time 1:53)
• CONFIDENCE IS EVERYTHING (read time 1:23)
• DEADLINE OR DIE! (read time 1:53)
• THE WIZARDS CLOCK (Read time :47)
• CREATIVE PRIVACY (read time :43)
• THE KOBE IN ME (read time 1:13)
• READY, SET, GO! (read time :47)
• EVE OF DISTRACTION (read time 1:29)
• KEEP YOUR FEET UP! (read time 1:09)
• JUST ONE MORE FOOT (read time 1:57)
• MY MUSE DOESN'T CARE (read time :39)
• MISUNDERSTOOD (read time 1:19)
• DUMP IT! (read time 1:19)
• IS IT WORTH IT? (read time :49)
• THE 24 HOUR RULE (read time 2:21)
• MONK ON THE MOUNTIAN (read time: a lifetime)
• “IT” (read time 1:37)
• BORN TO SHOW (read time 3:37)
• THE STING OF REJECTION (read time 1:13)
• LESSON FROM A ROCK STAR (Read time 0:27)
• THUMB POWER (read time 1:59)
• EXPOSING THE WIZARD (read time (1:13)
• HEY, WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA? (read time 1:37)
• THE WAITING WARRIOR (Read time 0:41)
• PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK (read time :57 sec)
• AUTONOMY HIGHWAY (read time :35 sec)
• LIMPIDITY (read time :45 sec)
• WHY I MEDITATE (read time 1:00 min)
• YOUR SHADOW AGENDA (Read time 0:59)
• WHY I SOLD MY BUSINESS (read time 6:33)
• BARENAKED PROBITY (read time 1:47 min)
• THE FANTASIES OF POSSIBILITY (read time 4:17 min)
• THE TUG OF WAR (read time 5:09 min)