Every superhero, fictional or real, needs topic music. And every one of us underdogs needs theme music too! The unmistakable sound of the intro beat starts, your energy level rises, you hear “…the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight…”, instantaneously you are ready to take on your next challenge as if Creed or Rocky, or some old school Wu-Tang song comes on and suddenly you’re reminded of Marvel’s Luke Cage action scenes and are now ready to, figuratively, save Harlem, your neighborhood, and the world!
Music is part of our daily lives. It’s often around us, even when we don’t means for it to be. To reach peak performance in our day-to-day routine, it’s crucial to be aware of the music around us and work to consciously chose the music we are around.
Music moves us in more routes than you might guess, and just like our friends, our hobbies, our meals and anything else which gives us that extra swagger, music is a powerful tool that can create all the difference in our mood, our productivity, and our results. Whether you are on the come up, the comeback, or opposing to keep what you hustled so hard to create, the journey is a daily grind and music can assist you keep that grind going, and going strong.
Your daily hustle can be stressful. Listening to music, according to Medical News Today, has many health benefits. Music can reduce your stress and nervousnes, ramp up your memory and improve medical conditions such as seizures or brain damage caused from strokes.
Music can even help you ideate differently because it builds you more creative overall, according to a team of researchers at the University of Technology Sydney and Radboud University in Nijmegen. So, cue up some music and get your creative juices flowing. Your stress will go down and your ingenuity will go up, leading you to feel happier about yourself and your life overall.
“Whenever humans come together for any reason, music is there … bridals, funerals, graduation from college, men marching off to war, stadium sporting events, a night on the town, prayer, a romantic dinner, mothers rocking their babies to sleep and college students studying with music as a background … music is and was[ always] part of the fabric of everyday life.”- Daniel Levitin
Sometimes when you’re on the long road to success you start losing motive for your goals. Eventually, many of us come to a crossroads of moving forward or turning back, and sometimes all it takes is a quick motivational activity to get your energy back. You could make a vision board, refine your core value, update your pail list, create a to-do list, and so on.
I’m all for each of those as ways to get your swagger back and keep it, but at the same hour, sometimes daily motivation calls for new approaches too. Especially approaches that are easily accessible at any moment and don’t require a huge investment of hour, fund or other resources you may or may not have.
An intentional use of music could be the new approach that you take to help you get through those days when you feel like giving up. Time for you to have your “Eye of the Tiger” and make a comeback. And “Protect’ Yo Neck” and others to save the day like Luke Cage. Then “Cheers” with everybody that knows your name and always glad you came. Let’s make our own topic music and intentionally enjoy the health benefits and swagger of music.
Your Theme Music
Here’s how to make your personal soundtrack so you are able to have something to motivate you anytime you need it , no matter where you’re at. Begin with a playlist of about five songs. Pick anthems that will raise your energy level and remind you of your purpose, important goals, and/ or your core values.
Then create a name for your playlist and a nickname for yourself. You can freshen your personal soundtrack as your priorities and goals change. And for us underdog music junkies already bothered by the five anthem restriction, you can create an additional playlist called “The B-Side” for all other songs.
Here’s an example( You’ll get to see mine !):
Playlist Name: The Voice of the Underdog!
Your Moniker: The O.G. aka The Original Gregory aka Mr. Reset Button
Five Songs Playlist 😛 TAGEND
1: “The People” by Common.- I do what I do for the people aka the Underdogs!
2: “The Point of It All” by Anthony Hamilton- … because a healthy love life is part of a healthy life.
3: “Reach” by Robyn Hood- I’m gonna keep reaching and hustling hard.
4: “Sky’s The Limit” by Biggie Smalls- I entail, the title says it all, right ?!
5: “Hate It or Love It” by The Game, 50 Cent- Dislike it or love it Underdogs will be on top!
Bonus Track: “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron- All of the turnaround won’t be broadcasted, but it will happen. Maintain pushin!
Playlist Playful Description 😛 TAGEND
I do it for “The People” and the people I love, that’s “The Point of It All.” Now is the time I “Reach” even higher because “The Sky’s The Limit.” “Hate It or Love It” Underdogs are gonna be on top. “The Revolution Will Not Be Broadcasted, ” but there will be music playing and I will make it happen!
” Music can change the world because it can change people .”- Bono
Press Play Daily
Well, what ya waiting for !? Music helps with creativity so turn on some of your favorite music right now and start brainstorming the sungs that have meaning to you, will motivate you and inspire your daily hustle.
When you’re done creating your personal soundtrack, you’ll have mobile motivation that is only a press of the play button away. What will be your topic music? Genuinely, what will it be? Because every one of us underdogs wants theme music so we can get and stay being encouraged to get from Front Street to Swaggerback Boulevard.
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