Under The Radar: Secrets To Success For The Independent Musician

Michael Schwartz | Music Fit Collective

In a recent study, 73% of independent musicians reported having experienced mental health issues.

Traditionally, the Rockstar Lifestyle was all about sex, drugs and rock n' roll, right? Well, with that kind of lifestyle comes a lack of energy, focus, motivation and drive. Injuries occur, we become addicted to substances, experience anxiety, and depression and as a result, our relationships suffer and we end up resenting the thing we were born to do: make music.

Sound familiar?

Your poor lifestyle choices are killing you, literally and you're the only one stopping you from achieving your dream of being a successful musician. Time for a change, wouldn't you say? Learn from industry pros and musicians just like you how to make better business decisions, eat clean, move intentionally, and develop a performance mindset so you start to see success both on and off the stage.

This is the Musician Wellness information station and the only podcast on the planet creating Rockstars, one musician at a time. Our goal is to uncover the best-kept secrets of success and make them accessible to you, the independent musician.


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104 | Lead Your Band Like a Business with Ben Debord
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104 | Lead Your Band Like a Business with Ben Debord
Today we're going all in on leadership and creativity with Ben DeBord, a maestro in team dynamics, who reveals how musicians can transform their passion into a thriving business. Today's get ready to learn...👉 How psychological safety creates a fertile ground for open dialogue within bands👉 Why leadership intentionality resonates as deeply in music as it does in any successful enterprise 👉 How to navigate the nuances of band communication, 👉 What Ben's expert take on music's role in education and conflict resolution is👉 How Ben sees the art of feedback and its crucial function in preventing discord and dissonance in a band's rhythm👉 How adopting strategies for clear and constructive communication can maintain your band's wellness and ensure every member plays in tune, both on and off the stage...To learn more about our guest, Ben Debord, please follow along on his Linkedin Pick up Ben's Free Guide 'To Lead Your Band Like A Business!' here to kickstart your band and lead it like a business! He's also got a great resource called "The Flyer" here to jumpstart your band into the business it can be!Head to www.benjamindebord.com for more info on how to work with this leadership maestro and turn down stress, turn up confidence and drive results both on and off the stage.Support the showFor more information about me, to book a "soundcheck" - a quick virtual coffee chat with me and to learn more about the Musician Wellness and Music Production services I offer, please head to www.miketheschwartz.comIf you'd prefer to watch me and my wild antics, please check out my YouTube ChannelFind me on the socials as well:InstagramFacebookSpecial thanks to everyone who's helped along the way and has believed in me. I do this all on my own and if you feel so inclined to give back, donations are welcomed. Paypal.me/miketheschwartzThis production has been brought to you by Music Fit CollectiveIntro Photography and Videography by Mudge MusicVideo Editing by K. Browne Productions LLCTheme Song: "Head Down//Heart Up" by Adrian ChalifourHuge thanks to my Sponsors & Affiliates.
103 | Embracing Your Authentic Self: Conquering Imposter Syndrome with Self-Love Coach Beth Ann
13-02-2024
103 | Embracing Your Authentic Self: Conquering Imposter Syndrome with Self-Love Coach Beth Ann
Before we get into today's show, I'd like to invite you to take a quiz I created that will provide you with more clarity on imposter syndrome.  Be forewarned, at the end of the quiz there's a fork in the road - I'm going to invite you to spend money on yourself to receive the tools - some of which we talk about in this conversation - to help you overcome the crippling effects of Imposter Syndrome. To take the quiz, please click here: Do You Have Imposter Syndrome?Now... where were we...? Ah, yes... the show...Have you ever caught yourself playing down your achievements or questioning your legitimacy in your field? Beth Ann, a self-love coach, joins us to tackle the pervasive imposter syndrome, revealing how subtle shifts in language can dramatically affect our self-perception and creative output. Today you will pick up techniques to help you... 👉 separate self-worth from the success meter👉 pick up healthy habits to help fuel your creative expression 👉 strengthen your self-confidence or forge deeper connections through self-love Beth Ann brings her experiences from diverse fields into the mix, showing us how lessons from her roles as a crisis worker and in assisted living are interwoven with her creative practice, offering a fresh perspective on how day jobs can enrich our artistic endeavours.To learn more about our guest, Beth Ann please find her over on instagram @ebb.and.flow.integrationsSupport the showFor more information about me, to book a "soundcheck" - a quick virtual coffee chat with me and to learn more about the Musician Wellness and Music Production services I offer, please head to www.miketheschwartz.comIf you'd prefer to watch me and my wild antics, please check out my YouTube ChannelFind me on the socials as well:InstagramFacebookSpecial thanks to everyone who's helped along the way and has believed in me. I do this all on my own and if you feel so inclined to give back, donations are welcomed. Paypal.me/miketheschwartzThis production has been brought to you by Music Fit CollectiveIntro Photography and Videography by Mudge MusicVideo Editing by K. Browne Productions LLCTheme Song: "Head Down//Heart Up" by Adrian ChalifourHuge thanks to my Sponsors & Affiliates.
102 | It's a Vibe: Manifesting Through Music with Able Heart
06-02-2024
102 | It's a Vibe: Manifesting Through Music with Able Heart
Have you ever stood at life's crossroads, wondering how a twist of fate could guide you toward your true calling? Able Heart, the Miami-based Rockstar with the infectious zest for life, did just that when an athletic dream derailed, leading him to seek comfort in the world of music. Our conversation takes you through the euphoria of finding one's purpose against all odds, and how this transformation is a tale of endless determination and a blueprint for harnessing the healing power of music.Overcoming all odds in the music industry...Strap on your seatbelt for a rollercoaster chat that delves into the gritty realities of the music industry, where self-doubt and external pressures dance a tango with creativity and ambition. Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom...Able bares his soul, discussing pivotal moments from hitting rock bottom to a serendipitous music video success, offering a candid look at the struggles and breakthroughs that shape an artist's journey. Magic of manifesting your dreams...Our discussion touches upon the universal quest for balance, mental wellness, and the magic of manifestation.Join us as we celebrate the joys of living authentically, embracing individuality, and the magnetic pull of a positive mindset. Able's reflections on personal growth, peppered with tales of couch sleeping, dinosaurs, time travel and gym escapades will have you reassessing your own life's choices. Like, are you really serious if you're not sporting a moustache? Whether you're an indie artist charting your own course or simply a soul in search of inspiration, this chat highlights experiences that harmonize with our inherent desire for connection, growth, and a legacy that resonates long after the final note fades. Drop us a note if you wanna hear that mom-bop collab! Learn more about Able Heart here and pop by heartfam.com to join the awesome community he's set up for connection, real talk, exclusives and pure, uncensored fun. Here's a link to his Spotify profile too, where you can hear that track we played, "Money (888hz)" and his latest drop!Support the showFor more information about me, to book a "soundcheck" - a quick virtual coffee chat with me and to learn more about the Musician Wellness and Music Production services I offer, please head to www.miketheschwartz.comIf you'd prefer to watch me and my wild antics, please check out my YouTube ChannelFind me on the socials as well:InstagramFacebookSpecial thanks to everyone who's helped along the way and has believed in me. I do this all on my own and if you feel so inclined to give back, donations are welcomed. Paypal.me/miketheschwartzThis production has been brought to you by Music Fit CollectiveIntro Photography and Videography by Mudge MusicVideo Editing by K. Browne Productions LLCTheme Song: "Head Down//Heart Up" by Adrian ChalifourHuge thanks to my Sponsors & Affiliates.
101 | Time Management for Musicians Part 4: Stop Procrastinating!
01-02-2024
101 | Time Management for Musicians Part 4: Stop Procrastinating!
Picture yourself owning the stage with your music AND your life—this is the promise I'm making to you as we wrap up our transformative mini-series on Time Management. I've laid it all out for you, and now it's time for you to make these time and energy management strategies your own. We unveil the secret rituals that can turn an ordinary day into a masterpiece of productivity and intention. By reshaping the way you awake up, limit screen time, and sync your actions with the very essence of a health-conscious artist, you're setting the stage for a crescendo of success.Learn the strategies to action each day... 🚀 Dial in with simple sleep tweaks, breathing exercises, and the power of movement, all composed to elevate your creativity and well-being. Be sure to reach out if you have any questions or would like to explore a conversation around how to personalize this into your life.Brain.fm If you suffer from a lack of focus or wanna be more productive, try 30 days out for FREE on me.WHOOP Join WHOOP and get a WHOOP 4.0 and the first month free on me!Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFor more information about me, to book a "soundcheck" - a quick virtual coffee chat with me and to learn more about the Musician Wellness and Music Production services I offer, please head to www.miketheschwartz.comIf you'd prefer to watch me and my wild antics, please check out my YouTube ChannelFind me on the socials as well:InstagramFacebookSpecial thanks to everyone who's helped along the way and has believed in me. I do this all on my own and if you feel so inclined to give back, donations are welcomed. Paypal.me/miketheschwartzThis production has been brought to you by Music Fit CollectiveIntro Photography and Videography by Mudge MusicVideo Editing by K. Browne Productions LLCTheme Song: "Head Down//Heart Up" by Adrian ChalifourHuge thanks to my Sponsors & Affiliates.
100 | Time Management For Musicians Part 3: Task Prioritization and the Power of Precision Language
31-01-2024
100 | Time Management For Musicians Part 3: Task Prioritization and the Power of Precision Language
Unlock the full potential of your music career with my essential guide to task prioritization, designed exclusively for indie artists like you. I'm Mike The Schwartz, and I've distilled the art of managing your creative workload into practical, powerful strategies that will lead you to your dreams faster than you can Shazam that early 00's one-hit wonder. In this episode, we're peeling back the layers of goal-setting, showing you how to craft rock-solid aims that resonate with your vision. Learn how to prioritize the right way...And, because I know the independent path is often a juggling act, I'll introduce you to the Eisenhower Matrix, your new best friend for sorting the urgent and the important, and the game-changing technique of time blocking to get you one step closer... just like Linkin Park.Language matters...Wave goodbye to the "Ten-ply" language that's been softening your resolve; I challenge you to join me in the Soft Talk Challenge and rewire your vocab and your life. By shedding phrases like 'maybe' and 'think', you'll articulate your desires with the clarity of a high note in a silent auditorium. We'll also talk about why swapping 'need' for 'require' or 'desire' can dramatically decrease stress, bringing a sense of calm and clarity to your busy life. So, tune in, yo... and let's amplify your productivity, turning your musical passion into a finely-tuned machine!Brain.fm If you suffer from a lack of focus or wanna be more productive, try 30 days out for FREE on me.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFor more information about me, to book a "soundcheck" - a quick virtual coffee chat with me and to learn more about the Musician Wellness and Music Production services I offer, please head to www.miketheschwartz.comIf you'd prefer to watch me and my wild antics, please check out my YouTube ChannelFind me on the socials as well:InstagramFacebookSpecial thanks to everyone who's helped along the way and has believed in me. I do this all on my own and if you feel so inclined to give back, donations are welcomed. Paypal.me/miketheschwartzThis production has been brought to you by Music Fit CollectiveIntro Photography and Videography by Mudge MusicVideo Editing by K. Browne Productions LLCTheme Song: "Head Down//Heart Up" by Adrian ChalifourHuge thanks to my Sponsors & Affiliates.
099 | Time Management For Musicians Part 2: Effectiveness vs. Efficiency
30-01-2024
099 | Time Management For Musicians Part 2: Effectiveness vs. Efficiency
Welcome to another episode, homies! 🤘 It's part two of the chat about time management and getting more productive and today's episode is all about finding that harmony between getting things done quickly and efficiently and being most effective. What's the difference, right?🎶 Inspired by Todd Henry's "The Accidental Creative," we're diving into the critical difference between efficiency and effectiveness. It's all about how much you can get done, and how deep you can go... really, we want to get into the truly rewarding work. That takes time. Time in the stuck. Where no one likes to live...Tune in as we transform your daily routines into melodies that resonate with your long-term goals. I've got tips on fine-tuning your am rituals for success and syncing your daily tasks with your goals.Plus, I've got actionable advice on balancing your daily rhythms... check it out, Part 2 is all about how to get more important stuff done!Brain.fm If you suffer from a lack of focus or wanna be more productive, try 30 days out for FREE on me.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFor more information about me, to book a "soundcheck" - a quick virtual coffee chat with me and to learn more about the Musician Wellness and Music Production services I offer, please head to www.miketheschwartz.comIf you'd prefer to watch me and my wild antics, please check out my YouTube ChannelFind me on the socials as well:InstagramFacebookSpecial thanks to everyone who's helped along the way and has believed in me. I do this all on my own and if you feel so inclined to give back, donations are welcomed. Paypal.me/miketheschwartzThis production has been brought to you by Music Fit CollectiveIntro Photography and Videography by Mudge MusicVideo Editing by K. Browne Productions LLCTheme Song: "Head Down//Heart Up" by Adrian ChalifourHuge thanks to my Sponsors & Affiliates.
098 | Time Management for Musicians Part 1: Time vs. Energy
29-01-2024
098 | Time Management for Musicians Part 1: Time vs. Energy
Have you ever felt like you're spinning your wheels, trying to balance your passion for music with the laundry list of life's other demands? That's a story I know all too well, and it's why I've dedicated the next 4 episodes to helping fellow musicians and creatives conquer the elusive beast of Time and Energy Management. I'm digging deep into my journey, sharing the stumbling blocks and victories that have shaped my approach as a musician while keeping pace with the day-to-day. From crafting melodies to carving out time for family and friends, I lay out the toolkit for staying productive without sacrificing your sanity or the joy that music brings.But Mike...There's so much that goes into it! You're right. You've gotta manage your calendar and your mental, emotional and physical state. It's the words you whisper to yourself in those quiet moments of self-doubt and procrastination. It's all about swapping out passive language for words that pack a punch, propelling you from "I should" to "I can." This is part 1 of my 4-part mini-series all about Time Management for Musicians.Brain.fm If you suffer from a lack of focus or wanna be more productive, try 30 days out for FREE on me.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showFor more information about me, to book a "soundcheck" - a quick virtual coffee chat with me and to learn more about the Musician Wellness and Music Production services I offer, please head to www.miketheschwartz.comIf you'd prefer to watch me and my wild antics, please check out my YouTube ChannelFind me on the socials as well:InstagramFacebookSpecial thanks to everyone who's helped along the way and has believed in me. I do this all on my own and if you feel so inclined to give back, donations are welcomed. Paypal.me/miketheschwartzThis production has been brought to you by Music Fit CollectiveIntro Photography and Videography by Mudge MusicVideo Editing by K. Browne Productions LLCTheme Song: "Head Down//Heart Up" by Adrian ChalifourHuge thanks to my Sponsors & Affiliates.
097 | Be Brave: Overcoming Creative Blocks With Todd Henry
23-01-2024
097 | Be Brave: Overcoming Creative Blocks With Todd Henry
Imagine hitting that crossroads moment where 'fine' is no longer fine enough—where the pull of creative authenticity tugs at your core. That's the fork in the road Todd Henry, one of my favourite humans, and acclaimed author of "The Brave Habit" found himself at, and it catalyzed a profound pivot in his podcast, embodying the essence of bravery that he advocates. We chat about bravery in the realm of creative exploration, and the paradoxes artists and musicians encounter, wrestling with the allure of past success while yearning to venture into the unknown.In today's show you're gonna get a full lesson on how to integrate bravery  to overcome your creative blocks from the OG, Todd Henry:Learn how to shed the safety net and engage with your work in a way that sets your soul on fire. Learn the BRAVE framework Block timeReviewAgencyVisionExpressLearn where Todd got his start in music and what band was his favourite growing up... like obsessive, folks. You're not going to believe it...All this and more on Episode 97 of the new and improved, Under The Radar: Secrets To Success For The Independent Musician.More on ToddPositioning himself as an “arms dealer for the creative revolution”, Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of seven books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, The Motivation Code, Daily Creative, The Brave Habit) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work. Todd’s book Die Empty was named by Amazon.com as one of the best books of 2013. His latest book, The Brave Habit, is one of my favourite books of all time.Visit toddhenry.com and www.thebravehabit.com to grab a copy and check out Todd's podcast, The Daily Creative for more insight on how to unlock your creativity.Support the showFor more information about me, to book a "soundcheck" - a quick virtual coffee chat with me and to learn more about the Musician Wellness and Music Production services I offer, please head to www.miketheschwartz.comIf you'd prefer to watch me and my wild antics, please check out my YouTube ChannelFind me on the socials as well:InstagramFacebookSpecial thanks to everyone who's helped along the way and has believed in me. I do this all on my own and if you feel so inclined to give back, donations are welcomed. Paypal.me/miketheschwartzThis production has been brought to you by Music Fit CollectiveIntro Photography and Videography by Mudge MusicVideo Editing by K. Browne Productions LLCTheme Song: "Head Down//Heart Up" by Adrian ChalifourHuge thanks to my Sponsors & Affiliates.
096 | Poetry in Motion: A Journey with The Uncooked Poet, Tim Lipp
18-01-2024
096 | Poetry in Motion: A Journey with The Uncooked Poet, Tim Lipp
On today's show, I get to talk word shop and human expression with Tim Lipp, @TheUncookedPoet, whose debut book, "Recovering Christian," prompts a celebration of creativity and the human condition. Learn about Tim 💡 Hear all about his journey. Coming from a strict upbringing to travelling the world and experiencing a revelation that'd change his life forever. Understand the power of words 🪄 We talk about the art of channelling abstract thoughts into the structure, the dynamic role of language in shaping our worldviews, and the personal walls we put up to protect our creative endeavours. Creativity is a conduit for raw emotions 🎭 Tim's story is one where identity and cultural tapestry are woven into the very fabric of artistic voice.  As we dissect the notion of creativity as a tool for problem-solving, we embrace the chaos as a harbinger of innovation, even in lives that might not self-identify with traditional creative labels. Please purchase your copy of Recovering Christian here:  www.recoveringchristianbook.comSupport the showFor more information about me, to book a "soundcheck" - a quick virtual coffee chat with me and to learn more about the Musician Wellness and Music Production services I offer, please head to www.miketheschwartz.comIf you'd prefer to watch me and my wild antics, please check out my YouTube ChannelFind me on the socials as well:InstagramFacebookSpecial thanks to everyone who's helped along the way and has believed in me. I do this all on my own and if you feel so inclined to give back, donations are welcomed. Paypal.me/miketheschwartzThis production has been brought to you by Music Fit CollectiveIntro Photography and Videography by Mudge MusicVideo Editing by K. Browne Productions LLCTheme Song: "Head Down//Heart Up" by Adrian ChalifourHuge thanks to my Sponsors & Affiliates.
094: "Song of The Lioness" with Ellie Henson
26-02-2022
094: "Song of The Lioness" with Ellie Henson
She's an Enlifted gangster Pirate, rope flow queen, Steel Mace Flow artist and my dear friend. Many of you may know her as "Hardcore" Henson and this former High School band director has recently stepped fully into her role as a top level movement educator, word ninja and overall badass lady boss of her life. A truly inspiring person that I've wanted to have on the show for a long time and for good reason. We get into it all. Ellie's new online Rope Flow education and classes, her story, why movement, why ropes, how to overcome injuries and setbacks, career transitions, Biebs vs. Swizzy, Tacos vs. Thai Food, the island life... you name it. This is the Song of The Lioness.For more info on Ellie, give her a follow on instagram at @hardcorehensonTimestamps00:00:00 Welcome & Introductions00:04:45 Ellie's Story and Ropes00:36:42 Hardcores Journey into Coaching00:45:47 Rapid Fire Questions00:55:55 Train with Ellie--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/themusicfitpodcast/messageSupport the showFor more information about me, to book a "soundcheck" - a quick virtual coffee chat with me and to learn more about the Musician Wellness and Music Production services I offer, please head to www.miketheschwartz.comIf you'd prefer to watch me and my wild antics, please check out my YouTube ChannelFind me on the socials as well:InstagramFacebookSpecial thanks to everyone who's helped along the way and has believed in me. I do this all on my own and if you feel so inclined to give back, donations are welcomed. Paypal.me/miketheschwartzThis production has been brought to you by Music Fit CollectiveIntro Photography and Videography by Mudge MusicVideo Editing by K. Browne Productions LLCTheme Song: "Head Down//Heart Up" by Adrian ChalifourHuge thanks to my Sponsors & Affiliates.
093: Laugh At Yourself In The Woods with Jeffrey Ochs
10-02-2022
093: Laugh At Yourself In The Woods with Jeffrey Ochs
Many know this ninja as the Steel Mace Flow dude. Some know him as the language and mindset coach. Very few know he's an obsessive Tigers fan. I had an awesome chat with one of my mentors, coaches and friend, Jeffrey Ochs. I love J-O and his calm persona and quick wit. I took my Steel Mace Flow Level 1 Honours with him as my guide and fkn smashed it. He's got insight for days and I'm stoked to share this chat with ya. We got into a bunch of stuff. Check the timestamps!0:01:15 Intro0:07:58 Jeffrey's Background0:14:23 Coaching Challenges0:22:40 Internal vs. External Validation0:32:05 Coaching vs. Mentorship0:35:08 Scope of practice and collaboration0:42:21 The best coaches do this0:55:05 Music and influence on our words and actions1:00:03 T Swizzy or J Biebs?Learn more about Jeffrey Ochs by following him over on the 'gram @jeffrey.ochs and find everything else he's up to right here: linktr.ee/jeffreyochs--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/themusicfitpodcast/messageSupport the showFor more information about me, to book a "soundcheck" - a quick virtual coffee chat with me and to learn more about the Musician Wellness and Music Production services I offer, please head to www.miketheschwartz.comIf you'd prefer to watch me and my wild antics, please check out my YouTube ChannelFind me on the socials as well:InstagramFacebookSpecial thanks to everyone who's helped along the way and has believed in me. I do this all on my own and if you feel so inclined to give back, donations are welcomed. Paypal.me/miketheschwartzThis production has been brought to you by Music Fit CollectiveIntro Photography and Videography by Mudge MusicVideo Editing by K. Browne Productions LLCTheme Song: "Head Down//Heart Up" by Adrian ChalifourHuge thanks to my Sponsors & Affiliates.
092: "Get Back In The Saddle" with Ian Gilligan
27-01-2022
092: "Get Back In The Saddle" with Ian Gilligan
Ian Gilligan creates profoundly resilient humans. We get into it with another Enlifted pirate gangster colleague of mine. I first learned of Ian by watching this ridiculous homie talking in an Irish accent on Instagram about all the ways we can use words to our advantage. I later learned this homie was an American and one of the top Enlifted coaches in the field. Ian uses his breath work and language ninja skills for good in the Kettlebell Collective, teaching folks how to swing a kettlebell and integrate proper breathing into their practice. They go all around the country and host digital courses as well so you can keep fit and learn the proper technique to crush the fitness game like a true gangster. He also has a sick language program for parents as well. Check the timestamps below for all the radness mapped out. We chat about breathing, what the modern education system is missing and who would win in a duel, T-Swift or Bieber... okay I'm embellishing that that one... we do talk about those two though! Check out all the rad shit Ian's up to:https://www.instagram.com/iangilligan.co/https://www.instagram.com/peakperformingparents/https://www.instagram.com/kettlebell_collective/To reserve your ticket for the SoCal Kettlebell Fest: (rescheduled into March!)https://www.halliekazda.com/socal-kettlebell-festTime Stamps00:00:00 - Intro: Who is this homie?00:20:10 - Why the education system is messing up our kids.00:22:28 - WTF is nasal breathing?00:37:33 - Ian coaches Mike to do the BEST breathwork drill for anyone looking to be a Rockstar00:45:44 - Where does conflict language come from?00:48:39 - Ian does all of the things! KB Collective and upcoming events00:53:30 - Ever meditated with a Kettlebell? Try this.01:01:07 - Closing and rapid fire questions: T-Swizzy or Biebs? Fave food. Best/worst exercise.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/themusicfitpodcast/messageSupport the showFor more information about me, to book a "soundcheck" - a quick virtual coffee chat with me and to learn more about the Musician Wellness and Music Production services I offer, please head to www.miketheschwartz.comIf you'd prefer to watch me and my wild antics, please check out my YouTube ChannelFind me on the socials as well:InstagramFacebookSpecial thanks to everyone who's helped along the way and has believed in me. I do this all on my own and if you feel so inclined to give back, donations are welcomed. Paypal.me/miketheschwartzThis production has been brought to you by Music Fit CollectiveIntro Photography and Videography by Mudge MusicVideo Editing by K. Browne Productions LLCTheme Song: "Head Down//Heart Up" by Adrian ChalifourHuge thanks to my Sponsors & Affiliates.
091: Buy The F*ck1n' Candy Canes!
05-01-2022
091: Buy The F*ck1n' Candy Canes!
What if we all lived our lives as authentically as kids do? What a magical place that'd be, right?Check out this week's show to hear a funny story where I get schooled in the art of accountability by a 7 year old. It's pretty impressive. Get your tickets to my Sunday, January 16 Karma Concert "Unearthing The Authentic Self" here!For more info, and to read the whole story www.musicfitcollective.com/blogFollow along, check out my music and stay updated on my Tour dates at miketheschwartz.comInstagram is where I hide most @miketheschwartzI like to tweet from time to time too. Check my Twitter before they censor me too and get to go on Joe Rogan's podcast!Music Credit: "I'm Your Sensai"(528Hz) by Mike The Schwartz2021 All Rights Reserved Music Fit Records --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/themusicfitpodcast/messageSupport the showFor more information about me, to book a "soundcheck" - a quick virtual coffee chat with me and to learn more about the Musician Wellness and Music Production services I offer, please head to www.miketheschwartz.comIf you'd prefer to watch me and my wild antics, please check out my YouTube ChannelFind me on the socials as well:InstagramFacebookSpecial thanks to everyone who's helped along the way and has believed in me. I do this all on my own and if you feel so inclined to give back, donations are welcomed. Paypal.me/miketheschwartzThis production has been brought to you by Music Fit CollectiveIntro Photography and Videography by Mudge MusicVideo Editing by K. Browne Productions LLCTheme Song: "Head Down//Heart Up" by Adrian ChalifourHuge thanks to my Sponsors & Affiliates.
090: "Emotion In Motion" with Jeff Lester
21-12-2021
090: "Emotion In Motion" with Jeff Lester
Yo fam... strap in, this show was a ride. I had the privilege to sit down with the legendary Jeff Lester. Jeff's story is one of true captivation. I had such a wonderful time getting to know him better and seeing how his sheer passion for life has brought him through the wildest of experiences. I learned that energy is super powerful and holistic, emotion can be transferred through motion and we even got the Jefe secrete weapon to starting the day right... a Cashew greens Shake. Check Jeff out at www.jefeliving.com, pick up a copy of his 30 day meditation practice and stay tuned for his ceremonial education class on doing better ceremonial education in the New Year. Here's his Instagram too - www.instagram.com/jefe_af We're off until the New Year! Back with another season and a whole lotta awesome! In the meantime, join my mobile community by sending a text to 587 715 2531 and get some exclusive new B-side cuts from the upcoming Create Magic mixtape. You can pre-save the lead-off single called "S.A.V.A.G.E." here.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/themusicfitpodcast/messageSupport the showFor more information about me, to book a "soundcheck" - a quick virtual coffee chat with me and to learn more about the Musician Wellness and Music Production services I offer, please head to www.miketheschwartz.comIf you'd prefer to watch me and my wild antics, please check out my YouTube ChannelFind me on the socials as well:InstagramFacebookSpecial thanks to everyone who's helped along the way and has believed in me. I do this all on my own and if you feel so inclined to give back, donations are welcomed. Paypal.me/miketheschwartzThis production has been brought to you by Music Fit CollectiveIntro Photography and Videography by Mudge MusicVideo Editing by K. Browne Productions LLCTheme Song: "Head Down//Heart Up" by Adrian ChalifourHuge thanks to my Sponsors & Affiliates.
089: "Turn Your Mess Into Your Message" with Sammi Sadicario
10-12-2021
089: "Turn Your Mess Into Your Message" with Sammi Sadicario
Self-development junkie, Sammi Sadicario is known as the Queen of Manifestation. Why? Her language game is on pointe. Words create thoughts, which in turn Influence your actions. Everyone has a story and Sammi has crafted her genius in the world of copywriting to better help the creative mind wrangle their message and deliver it effectively to their audience. Check this show out if you:Wanna learn how to turn your mess into your message.Wanna learn how to positively influence people to do the things you want them to doWanna make more money with your craftWanna learn how to tell a great storyWanna learn the difference between "showing" and "telling" when it comes to writing testimonialsWhere to find SammiLearn more about Sammi on the 'gram @sammisaysdanceGo check out her rad podcast, "The Reparenting Revolution" on Apple PodcastsAlso, check this badass out! "Someone To Watch Over Me" - Sammi SadicarioTimestamps:45 - Intro1:21 - What's up, Sammi!? 5:50 - Sammi's "walk up jam" Raise Your Glass" - Pink16:47 - "The Visionary"18:57 -  The gap in the wellness space21:01 - Making things clear24:22 - Positive Persuasion vs. Negative Persuasion28:02 - Recognizing behavioural programming29:03 - Copy, art and our own mess31:35 - Channelling the cathartic nature of your art as an outlet32:35 - The "Felt" sense37:48 - Art from a place of healing39:50 - What is Sammi doing for health right meow?45.20 - Sammi's biggest frustration 46:40 - "On The Move": Sammi's 202249:15 - Sammi's musical theatre dream56:56 - How Sammi found her Inner Rockstar1:00:00 - The "Bucket List"1:03:50 - What's Sammi got going on, how to contact her1:07:30 - What's the one thing everyone could do to find their inner Rockstar?1:08:03 - Wrap up--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/themusicfitpodcast/messageSupport the showFor more information about me, to book a "soundcheck" - a quick virtual coffee chat with me and to learn more about the Musician Wellness and Music Production services I offer, please head to www.miketheschwartz.comIf you'd prefer to watch me and my wild antics, please check out my YouTube ChannelFind me on the socials as well:InstagramFacebookSpecial thanks to everyone who's helped along the way and has believed in me. I do this all on my own and if you feel so inclined to give back, donations are welcomed. Paypal.me/miketheschwartzThis production has been brought to you by Music Fit CollectiveIntro Photography and Videography by Mudge MusicVideo Editing by K. Browne Productions LLCTheme Song: "Head Down//Heart Up" by Adrian ChalifourHuge thanks to my Sponsors & Affiliates.
088: "With Words As Powerful As Music" with Adam Chin
04-12-2021
088: "With Words As Powerful As Music" with Adam Chin
Fam. This is a must listen if you're a musician. Lyrics are just as powerful as the music. I had the wonderful treat to riff on this with my dude, Adam Chin. He's the Co-Founder of Procabulary and Enlifted and he's a badass language ninja. We originally started chatting on all of this to get his insight on the word game as it applied to pop music and especially in the interesting times we're in right now. How much of the subconscious mind is fuelled by the lyrics we choose to listen to? Is there a better way to communicate our message? Man, oh man. This convo is gold. Dig it y'all. Here are the things I mention in the show.Canadian Musician Magazine Article Khruangbin - "The Universe Smiles Upon You" on Apple MusicHere's where to find Adam @adamschin1 and if you're interested in the Enlifted Coaching Program, check out enlifted.me and mention that you heard about them from The Music Fit Podcast--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/themusicfitpodcast/messageSupport the showFor more information about me, to book a "soundcheck" - a quick virtual coffee chat with me and to learn more about the Musician Wellness and Music Production services I offer, please head to www.miketheschwartz.comIf you'd prefer to watch me and my wild antics, please check out my YouTube ChannelFind me on the socials as well:InstagramFacebookSpecial thanks to everyone who's helped along the way and has believed in me. I do this all on my own and if you feel so inclined to give back, donations are welcomed. Paypal.me/miketheschwartzThis production has been brought to you by Music Fit CollectiveIntro Photography and Videography by Mudge MusicVideo Editing by K. Browne Productions LLCTheme Song: "Head Down//Heart Up" by Adrian ChalifourHuge thanks to my Sponsors & Affiliates.
087: "Be Great At Being You" with Yvonne Déesse
24-11-2021
087: "Be Great At Being You" with Yvonne Déesse
Yo fam jam! This show is fire. So excited to bring to you another pirate unicorn Enlifted coach colleague of mine, and for those of you following along on the 'gram, you'll know her well. Yvonne Déesse has just launched a new site I'd like y'all to get after at www.theprose.life where you can expect to get a dose of awesome sprinkled with ways to unfuck your life, build the life of your dreams and get the eff outta your own way by starting to listen to yourself and forgetting the opinions of others. We got into a lot of content so check the time stamps below and get into this one. Grab a pen and paper as today you're going back to class. Learn how to build a team around you with only the best of the best humans simply by becoming more language aware and accountable!For more from Yvonne, give her a follow on the 'gram - @decodevitality Find me and all the things over here www.linktr.ee/iammikedropMusic creds Theme song: "Head down/ Heart up" - Adrian ChalifourYvonne's Intro: "Higher" - The ScoreMike's background pre-roll: "Enlifted" (Instrumental) - The Rock Doctor M3.Timestamps!1:15 - Intro4:00 - Showtime6:00 - Who is Yvonne?15:03 - How’d Yvonne get into the language game20:00 - Importance of being uncomfortable25:05 - Choices vs. expectation27:55 - How does Yvonne help people now?35:20 - How to unfuck yourself and keep your power37:30 - how to build a team40:25 - Asking the right questions44:27 - Accountability and language45:00 - How to spot a narcissist47:50 - Projections and accountability48:30 - Why are we getting triggered and what to do about it50:48 - The major “feels” and how to put it all into action55:35 - Where to find Yvonne www.theprose.life57:55 - Rapid fire questions!59:19 - How to find your Inner Rockstar--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/themusicfitpodcast/messageSupport the showFor more information about me, to book a "soundcheck" - a quick virtual coffee chat with me and to learn more about the Musician Wellness and Music Production services I offer, please head to www.miketheschwartz.comIf you'd prefer to watch me and my wild antics, please check out my YouTube ChannelFind me on the socials as well:InstagramFacebookSpecial thanks to everyone who's helped along the way and has believed in me. I do this all on my own and if you feel so inclined to give back, donations are welcomed. Paypal.me/miketheschwartzThis production has been brought to you by Music Fit CollectiveIntro Photography and Videography by Mudge MusicVideo Editing by K. Browne Productions LLCTheme Song: "Head Down//Heart Up" by Adrian ChalifourHuge thanks to my Sponsors & Affiliates.
086: "Play" with Kristin Joy Davis
17-11-2021
086: "Play" with Kristin Joy Davis
What if we all played a little more? You know, those mini-humans have got it right! My guest, Kristin Joy Davis is on the show today chatting about how she's brought language and breath to the mini-magicians, children in her world. This is a wonderful conversation and for the first time I have timestamped it for your ease and convenience. Boom!Expect that moving forward.Check the book! Abracadabra! I Know What To Do! Pre- Order from Kristin's website - www.kristinjoycoaching.com and use the coupon code MUSICFIT1111 for a sweet little discount on an autographed book gift pack.Find Kristin on Instagram here @kristin.joy.davis__________________________________________Find me on the 'gram @mydudemikeschwartz and check out all my radness here linktr.ee/iammikedropTimestamps! 00:00 Intro02:00 Kristin’s day06:45 What got Kristin into the Language Game13:07 How did language impact Kristin’s life & relationships?18:25 What lead Kristin to the realization and opportunity to work with children on language?20:02 Kristin’s golden tips for parents30:08 Can we use the same approach on kids with adults?35:00 “Takin’ out the trash”: Withheld Communication41:25 “Vulnerability”43:41 Vulnerability and withheld communication with kids48:43 Being clear and direct54:30 Adults role and language in kids’ formation of identity58:25 Discussion of Kristin’s book, “Abracadabra, I Know What To Do.”1:07:35 Kristin’s Dream Music Festival1:09:43 Kristin’s Walk Up (or out) jam, Dream Bigger by Axwell1:11:57 Kristin’s Pro Tip to find the Inner Rockstar1:14:48 “Dream Bigger” by Axwell Ingrosso1:15:52 Closing remarks and discounts--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/themusicfitpodcast/messageSupport the showFor more information about me, to book a "soundcheck" - a quick virtual coffee chat with me and to learn more about the Musician Wellness and Music Production services I offer, please head to www.miketheschwartz.comIf you'd prefer to watch me and my wild antics, please check out my YouTube ChannelFind me on the socials as well:InstagramFacebookSpecial thanks to everyone who's helped along the way and has believed in me. I do this all on my own and if you feel so inclined to give back, donations are welcomed. Paypal.me/miketheschwartzThis production has been brought to you by Music Fit CollectiveIntro Photography and Videography by Mudge MusicVideo Editing by K. Browne Productions LLCTheme Song: "Head Down//Heart Up" by Adrian ChalifourHuge thanks to my Sponsors & Affiliates.
085: ...Continuing that Tiny Riot: Part 2 with Dustin Thibodeaux
16-10-2021
085: ...Continuing that Tiny Riot: Part 2 with Dustin Thibodeaux
When we submit to fear and give our power away, lots of shitty things can happen. What if we kept our power, what if we based decisions from a place of self awareness and inspired others to follow suit? How cool of a place would that be? This is part two with Enlifted StoryWork Coach, Dustin Thibodeaux and we get into the current state of affairs and what we can do to keep calm in the seemingly endless storm. Learn more and follow Dustin on Instagram @dustinthibsHit me up on the 'gram @mydudemikeschwartz and let me know who else you'd like to hear from on the show. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/themusicfitpodcast/messageSupport the showFor more information about me, to book a "soundcheck" - a quick virtual coffee chat with me and to learn more about the Musician Wellness and Music Production services I offer, please head to www.miketheschwartz.comIf you'd prefer to watch me and my wild antics, please check out my YouTube ChannelFind me on the socials as well:InstagramFacebookSpecial thanks to everyone who's helped along the way and has believed in me. I do this all on my own and if you feel so inclined to give back, donations are welcomed. Paypal.me/miketheschwartzThis production has been brought to you by Music Fit CollectiveIntro Photography and Videography by Mudge MusicVideo Editing by K. Browne Productions LLCTheme Song: "Head Down//Heart Up" by Adrian ChalifourHuge thanks to my Sponsors & Affiliates.