LPP #49 Acceptance, Rejection, & Breaking Emotional Chains with Darelle Dove

Today I’m speaking with Darelle Dove and I think it’s safe to say this guy wears a number of hats. He’s a lyricist. He writes spoken word, poetry, rap, melodies and more. He’s also a teacher. And when he’s not doing any of these things he’s acting.  

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

  • How spoken word & song writing can be used as a medium to express your story, your testimony, so that people can hear your struggle and identify
  • The universal struggle for acceptance
  • His struggle with contemplating suicide
  • The challenge to actually embrace vulnerability in fear that we won’t be accepted if they only knew the truth
  • You can break emotional chains of trauma through sharing your testimony
  • The evolution of “I’m not enough” to building yourself up,  growing your confidence, and subsequently struggling with “who do you think you are”
  • The fear of going back to where you’ve been
  • “If you live for their acceptance you die from their rejection”
  • Living from a place where you place value in temporary things (people liking you vs. coming from a place of
  • Placing value in how other people feel about you and it determining how you feel about yourself
  • The role of social media & how it plays into our desire/need to be liked, to belong, to be accepted, to be liked
  • The beginners luck you can encounter when you first start following a passion, which can then be followed by a sophomore slump or a season of slower growth. It’s in this season that you are tested to see if you can stay consistent and stay committed
  • Your work does not define you yet your passions may still find a way of presenting themselves no matter your occupation
  • Complaining should be given space but you shouldn’t dwell in that space for long
  • Excuses don’t accomplish goals
  • Conserving energy to commit to things & being selective to protect your energy
  • The challenge associated with scheduling creativity, “fail to plan, plan to fail”, & being intentional in your pursuit

SONGS MENTIONED:

Anything, Mary Mary featuring Kanye West

CONNECT WITH DOVE:

Sound cloud: Darelle Dove
Youtube: It’s Mr. Dove
IG: @itsmrdove
Band Camp:  @Darelle D Dove

 


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