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  1. You Can Do It

I'm not sure what genre you'd call this. Acoustic motivational? Good advice? Whatever it is, the idea came to me while listening to a podcast about a new undertaking I'm diving into in an effort to provide a plan B incase my health doesn't improve.

The podcaster was answering questions, and was asked about how one comes up with a good name and logo. his advice was to envision yourself standing in front of that business in the future as you would like to see it. Imagine every detail, and he gave an example of his own ideal future outcome.

At the end of this beautifully vivid description of his shop he tasked the listener to stand before their business ideal, holding every detail fast, then look up and the name above the store front. Did any of the names on the current list of contenders look like they belonged there? If not, better keep looking.

While I found the suggestion quite good, I also latched onto the idea of holding that dream fast then doing all you could to making it a reality each day, regardless of the doubters or the challenges in the way. This song was born of that idea.

Admittedly, the demo's rough. It's late at night here and I'm trying not to wake my wife. She's been patient all month with my recording from bed, but best not to push my luck.

Lyrics

Close your eyes, dare to dream. Pick out every detail you wish were real. How's it look? how's it feel? When you enter the room, can you breathe in the smell?

Grab on to it, take hold of it, with each new day your steps bring you closer to making your dream come true.

Break it down, make a list. Simple steps to help you reaching the end.

Grab on to it, take hold of it, with each new day your steps bring you closer to making your dream come true.

Chasing your passion is hard when the world brings you down. Don't give in to doubt, uncertain thoughts, believe in yourself and you'll do it. You can do it. You can do it.

Grab on to it, take hold of it, with each new day your steps bring you closer to making your dream come true.

I believe in you, I believe in you.

I'm currently recording my EP, Just Getting Started.  The first single, The Cobbler, is available now above.

It's also go time for the 50/90 songwriting challenge from July 4th through October 1st, so there should be plenty of new material to discover here and on my social media throughout the summer.