March 4, 2016

5 Reasons to Become a Better Listener TODAY

I want to become a better listener. No, I need to become a better listener. And you do too! Your ability to listen—to genuinely, selflessly listen—is what will allow you to build rapport with strangers, to forge meaningful relationships, to expand your influence, and ultimately your opportunity to contribute to others’ lives. I’m sure I’ve omitted a bevy of additional benefits to improving this skill, but my hope is that these five tasty morsels will have you hungry to purposefully improve your desire and ability to listen. After all, step one to communicating well is to LISTEN! Listen to Learn […]
December 11, 2015
A major ingredient of success is effective networking and the building of meaningful long-term relationships. Master this trick to help you network like a true leader.

8 Words to Network Like a Boss

When we were developing Love and Theft (if you don’t know that part of my back story, just click here), we spent hours and hours writing and practicing, playing live shows at tiny little pizza shops and acoustic rooms. We did weekend writing camps and demoed more songs than I can even remember. We polished up our harmonies and dialed in complementary guitar parts and piano parts. We worked on photos and social media campaigns and websites and building up a following. These things—that drive and that hard work—all played a part in us finally signing a record deal and experiencing […]