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
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