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Lady Gaga and the cost of success

“Everybody wants to be famous but nobody wants to play the game. I’m from New York. I will kill to get what I need.” -Lady Gaga

“Oh my gosh, did she really say that?”

“Would gaga LITERALLY kill someone to get what she wants?”

“Was she being honest or hyperbolic?”

I wont even waste your time with the above questions.

I have a better question:

What are YOU willing to do for YOUR dreams?

“Well, I certainly wouldn’t kill anybody, TK!”

Great! Now, back to the actual question:

What ARE you willing to do for your dreams?

How willing are you to kill the elements of cynicism, mediocrity, self-hate, and low expectation in your own life?

Evolution demands extinction.

Something old has to die in order for something new to emerge.

Murder is wrong, but the slaying of our internal resistance is necessary if we wish to transcend mediocrity and unleash the greatness within.

Are you ready to embrace the life you deserve?

Enough wishing.

What are you willing to sacrifice in order to create the results that matter most to you?

Watch what you watch Pt. 2

One of my best friends is a major horror movie aficionado. Nothing stirs his adrenaline like a good ghost story. His wife is the complete opposite. The slightest glimpse of something eerie and suspenseful is sufficient to keep her awake all night.

Whenever my buddy heads to the cinema to satisfy his aesthetic cravings for “things that go bump in the night”, he is always unaccompanied by his wife. Over the years, she has successfully established herself as one who refuses to entertain the thought of monsters and creeps.

She understands the disturbing effect that horror movies have on her imagination. She knows that watching such films would be nothing less than an act of self sabotaging her own ability to sleep.

She misses out on a lot of great scary movies. That’s her price.

She never misses out on a good night’s sleep. That’s her reward.


Are you setting yourself up to enjoy some pretty sweet dreams or are you sabotaging your success by focusing your attention on the things that freak you out?

Why I don’t focus on competition

For me, creativity requires relentless commitment to maintaining vibrational purity.

I don’t focus on competition because doing so tempts me to RE-act and I don’t want anything that emerges from my creative process to be influenced by the energy of RE-activity.

I want everything I do to be a reflection of what resonates with me, not of what I think I need to do in order to defeat someone who I’ve labeled a “threat.”

I can’t do anything about those who intend to copy me, cheat me, challenge me, or compete with me, but I can always, under all conditions, keep my fires burning by focusing resolutely on that which I adore.

I am the greatest “me” there ever was and ever shall be. If there were a Hall of Fame for “me”, I would be the only inductee.

So, I do not bother myself with the thought of anyone who may try to be me or beat me.

I simply keep my attention attuned with that which is true in me and, by the power of that alignment, I freely manifest everything that was meant to flow through me.

This process has nothing to do with competition. It has everything to do with the letting go of my own resistance and the joyful allowing of the well-being which is akin to my nature.

If focusing on your competition makes you happier and more successful, then focus to your heart’s delight.

This is simply TK’s two cents.


T.K. Coleman

The space between the notes

“Music is the space between the notes.” -Claude Debussy

”You can’t make music without putting space between the notes.

Silence is as essential as sound in the composition of a song.

Life is no exception.

The results we create aren’t merely the product of what we do, but also of what we don’t do.

Whatever you’re in the process of composing, arranging, or orchestrating, be sure to remember the essentials of non-doing.

Leave room for stillness. Make space for silence. Know when to stop.

These are some of life’s major keys to being a difference maker and not just a noise maker.

That’s my two cents.


T.K. Coleman

Save your piece of your mind

Don’t trade your peace of mind for the opportunity to give someone else a piece of your mind.

I’m not referring to what some label “being the bigger person” or “walking in integrity.”

I’m addressing this matter as a pragmatist.

The bit of advice I’m offering you can save you the very time and energy that you’ll need to create the life you truly deserve.

If someone is “ignorant” enough to tempt you to give them a piece of your mind, what are the chances that they will all of sudden become “smart” enough to intelligently receive your admonishment?

Besides, making someone else feel bad is not a substitute for making yourself feel good. And having the last word often comes at the expense of having the last laugh.

Your power does not come from the ability to put another person in their “proper place” by making them feel small. Your power lies in the ability to turn your thoughts in a direction that keeps you connected to the creative energy of your inner joy.

If you ever find yourself unplugging from your bliss in order to “teach someone a lesson”, remember this:

The greatest lesson you can teach is one that demonstrates, through personal example, that we are each the creators of our own reality and that no one has the power to deny our experience of well-being.

When we make up our minds to consistently think on a higher plane, the people we encounter will naturally gravitate to their “proper place” without us having to deal with the stress of trying to put them there.

Put your thoughts in their proper place and everything else will take care of itself.

That’s my two cents.


T.K. Coleman

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