Last night I went to one of the most amazing Hanson concerts I’ve ever been to!
Not only do I love Hanson because I get to “relive” my younger years (yes, I was one of THOSE girls who had posters of them hanging in my room…), but Hanson also helps re-connect me to my passion. You see, when I’m in their presence, I’m both inspired by their passion and more deeply connected to my own sense of purpose. These young men started off as teenage teeny-boppers, writing their own lyrics, chords, and music, and following the sound of their own heart when they created music that was unlike anything at the time. Known as the “mmmbop” boys, they continued on, changing their music style and lyrics to whatever THEY wanted at the time, and allowed themselves to grow and let the music evolve.
Isn’t this how we should all be in our own lives? Playing to the beat of our own drum and allowing our tune to change if WE want it to, but not to conform to the demands of others?
I’m also a huge Hanson fan because two of their songs inspired me to start my aerobics TV show in college! After feeling like a lump on the log for not working out regularly freshman year, I began gaining weight. That summer, I started dancing around my house and doing aerobics to the Hanson song, “Get Up and Go.” When my dad even joined in on the aerobics, I knew I had something good! I proposed the idea of an aerobics TV show at the University of Michigan, and a month later I was producing my own show that became “Best New Show” of 2005.
So how about you? Is there anything or anyone that helps you more closely connect with your passion or purpose? Let’s discuss by leaving a comment below!
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