Certificate of Recognition from Governor Abbott to the Fort Worth Songwriters' Association for 25 years of service providing, educating, and promoting music in Texas.

Certificate of Recognition from Governor Abbott to the Fort Worth Songwriters' Association for 25 years of service providing, educating, and promoting music in Texas.


 

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Rick Tate, President

 

Excuse me while I scold myself.  If you just want to enjoy your songwriting and performing, play occasionally when you feel like it, write only when feel inspired, then do not get upset when you see other songwriters zipping past you in the fast lane on this Music Highway.  You are where you choose to be.

I was reading an article by Graham English, to be honest here, halfway paying attention, skimming over the hundreds of e-mails to quickly see if any were of any value.  Somehow, my focus trigger clicked, and I took in the message.  This familiar method I have known since childhood, even preached to me by parents, teachers, and common sense, yet I fail to put into practice consistently.

Set a routine if you desire results.  Routines are your defense against distractions; goal setting is your compass (GPS) to arrive at the destination you chose.  This simple planning applies to time, money, energy, and perhaps all of life.  We all know the results of going to the grocery store without a shopping list; items we didn't need, money spent we didn't intend, and groceries we forgot and have to go back?  Then there is the cafeteria when our eyes are bigger than our stomach and wallet and we have food left over we cannot finish eating.

Before your day gets started, we should consider setting priorities, limits, and habits.  To quote Australian author, FM Alexander, "People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decided their futures."  

Whey are there so many unfinished projects and songs?  "Enthusiasm is common, endurance is rare."  If you don't mind sharing your success stories on what works for you, let me hear from you; email me @contact@fwsa.com.

May your songs add to a great life!

Rick Tate, President FWSA

 

 

     

FWSA TERMS & CONDITIONS
 

 


Oct20

Better than Songwriting Training, these events are all about Learning from those who have experienced the frustrations and rewards of the Songwriter's journey! Members always invited; Guests may attend one of these events with the expectation that you will join the Association to continue attending the events and participate in Song Evaluations and Feedback.

Nov17

Better than Songwriting Training, these events are all about Learning from those who have experienced the frustrations and rewards of the Songwriter's journey! Members always invited; Guests may attend one of these events with the expectation that you will join the Association to continue attending the events and participate in Song Evaluations and Feedback.

Dec15

Better than Songwriting Training, these events are all about Learning from those who have experienced the frustrations and rewards of the Songwriter's journey! Members always invited; Guests may attend one of these events with the expectation that you will join the Association to continue attending the events and participate in Song Evaluations and Feedback.