SIMPLE INSPIRATION: Passion


Ever since I was young, I've had a difficult time answering the question "What is your passion?" Finally at 32, I have an answer. The reason this question has plagued me is because I am a passionate person at my core. What is passion? I am going to be cliche for a minute and post the definition.

PASSION - a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something

For me, it's not worth doing unless I am passionate about it. If I lose my enthusiasm then it's time to move on. However, there are five passions in my life that have never waned and they are:
  • MUSIC - When I was four years old, Saturday mornings weren't wasted on silly cartoons. It was what came after them that captivated my attention, Soul Train! Later that afternoon, you could find me in my dance studio (under the dining room table) preparing for my performances. I would slip those jellies on my little feet and perform to an audience of 30+ stuffed animals. They loved to hear me sing to Michael Jackson, The Beach Boys and Starship. 
  • PHOTOGRAPHY - My earliest memory of being a photographer was at five years old. My brother was born that year and he made the perfect model. My mom tells me that my passion for photography started at four years old. Apparently, I kept stealing her camera so she bought me my very own indestructible yellow Kodak camera. 
  • BUSINESS - What little girl's favorite movie is Secret To My Success starring Michael J. Fox? This girl's! Yes, I had a crush on Michael J. Fox. (My little brother's name is Alex for a reason. Yep, Family Ties.) After watching this movie, all I wanted to be was a CEO. At 10 years old I wrote my very first business plan for a summer camp.
  • SUCCESS - Mine or someone else's. Not many things make me cry (not even my own wedding) but turn on a singing competition where someone is realizing their dreams and I turn to mush. The reason I am in the music industry is because I have a passion for helping people succeed and reach their dreams. 
  • TRAVEL - We traveled (and moved) quite often when I was growing up. We lived all over the south while my mom's family lived in Florida and my dad's in Virginia. New surroundings were exciting and I loved to discover new-to-me things. This still holds true today. I have visited 4 countries and 14 US states. Plans to increase this number significantly are in the works.
So, if I combined all these passions then my ideal career would be a photographer that traveled the country shooting new bands. If you combined all your passions, what would be your ideal career move?

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Hi, I'm Still Here!

In the blogging world, absence does not make the heart grow fonder; it just makes people forget about you. Now that my busy period has passed I am here to remind you that I am still here (or introduce myself for the newbies).


<----------------That's me, Sarah Como.

I lead a fairly normal life in Nashville, TN. I've been married for 11 years and have been successfully able to not get pregnant. I get up M-F and go to a job in the music industry that is interesting a few times a year; otherwise, it's just an excel spreadsheet here... a website update there. The typical. I come home at night to two cats and a dog (other than my wonderful husband). My usual weekend consists of coupon clipping, picture taking (I have some beautiful "stuff" for sale in my store), and a research project on whatever subject I am obsessing over (just for fun) that I never finish. It's not complicated, just the way I like it. However, I tend to be silly and dramatic when I am not being serious and task-oriented. You know, whatever I feel like being at that moment.

What's this place on the internet, Simply In Bold?
Simply In Bold is a place to encourage you to be a better bolder version of yourself and embrace whatever helps you do that. For me, it's music and photography. The right song or photograph can change my entire outlook on the day or even how I approach a situation.

As you saw last Monday and today, I brought back "This Week in Music". I research information on music every week so I may as well help someone by sharing it. Music is one of my greatest passions and I miss talking about it. I am going to bring back all the music talk, but with a disclaimer since I work in the music industry (all opinions on this blog are MINE!). Plus I have really good taste in music so I am doing everyone a disservice by not sharing. Right? I thought so.

(BTW, my Spotify playlist, Americana, My Heart, hit 1000 followers today! Woo Hoo! Check it out here.)

I hope you stick around! Is there anything you would like to know about me? I'd love it if you'd ask below. Inquisitiveness is encouraged here!

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This Week In Music -- 10/14/14

NOTEWORTHY NEW RELEASES
★ Better Than Ezra, All Together Now (It may not be Good and way too pop-ish, but worth a mention.)
★ Angaleena Presley, American Middle Class
★ Jennifer Knapp, Set Me Free (Another blast from my teenager years, but this one is guaranteed gorgeous.)

ON TV
MONDAY
Late Show with David Letterman -- Foo Fighters (Five Nights of Foo!)

TUESDAY
CONAN -- Shakey Graves *
Late Show with David Letterman -- Foo Fighters

WEDNESDAY
Late Show with David Letterman -- Foo Fighters
Late Night with Seth Meyers -- Royal Blood

THURSDAY
Jimmy Kimmel Live -- You+Me
Late Show with David Letterman -- Foo Fighters

FRIDAY
Late Show with David Letterman -- Foo Fighters

*DVR this one!


MY OBSESSION OF THE WEEK



What else should we be checking out? Please tell us below.
(The opinions expressed above are mine and mine alone and completely unsponsored.)

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SIMPLE INSPIRATION: Persistence


Over the past three years, I've spent time observing and studying successful people. Three points on the timeline stick out on nearly every person.

#1 -- DAY ONE
An idea/goal arrives and successful people do not waste any time putting it into action. My studies show the timeframe for going from idea to action is an average of four days. So, just go for it!

#2 -- YEAR FOUR
From day two until sometime into year four or five, persistence is crucial.  Your interest wanes. Frustrating problems occurs. "The man" gets you down. This is when 80% of people give up (for whatever their reason). The sad part is people often give up right before their hard work is about to pay off.

#3 -- YEAR TEN
Congratulations are in order for making it to year ten. Years five through ten are spent honing your craft and perfecting what you do. You are now an expert in your industry.

Persistence is the biggest factor in success. Yes, you must be capable, but you don't have to be amazing from day one. There is plenty of time to utilize that learning curve. Focus on what you want, take action and never give up!

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This Week In Music -- 10/6/14

NOTEWORTHY NEW RELEASES (10/7/14)
★ The Barr Brothers, Sleeping Operator
★ Field Report, Marigolden
★ Shaky Graves, And the War Came


ON TV
MONDAY
Jimmy Kimmel Live -- Rixton

TUESDAY
Late Show with David Letterman -- Nils Lofgren

WEDNESDAY
I dunno, but whatever I do I am NOT watching Hatsune Miku on Letterman. Really? This article says how I feel about it much better than I can...

THURSDAY
The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon -- Philip Selway featuring Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Late Show with David Letterman -- Rival Sons

FRIDAY
Go out and do something fun!


MY OBSESSION OF THE WEEK


What else should we be checking out? Please tell us below.
(The opinions expressed above are mine and mine alone and completely unsponsored.)


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