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Posts by Mark Hermann

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Mark Hermann is a music producer, songwriter, and blogger with the occasional whimsy to create mosaic art. He teaches musicians & other creators how to unearth their inner rock star and deliver the soundtrack to their story. Read more of his stories about how to discover your own personal legend at Rock andRoll Zen. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Happy

Learning to Enjoy the Process and Stop Worrying About the Outcome

“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you” ~John De Paula

Remember the Tasmanian Devil?

That crazed Loony Tunes cartoon character spinning out of control, crashing into everything in his path? Arriving in a blur. Leaving chaos in its wake.

That was pretty much me and my approach to “living my passion.”

This is hard to write but here goes (deep breath)…

Not too long ago I was seriously trying to accomplish all of these things at the same time:

  • Play in a rock and roll band of middle aged men living in New York City, rehearse regularly, play live shows, tour, and still play dad to a family of four.… Read More
  • Goodbye to I

    Saying Goodbye To Your “I” and Hello To Your Freedom

    “More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity.” ~Francois Gautier

    It’s the last place in a million years I ever thought I would find myself.

    Stuck in a day job I had originally taken to fund my art and still feed my family when times were lean.… Read More

    Every Day Can Be A Starting Point: Make a New Beginning

    “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” ~Carl Bard

    Birthdays. They’re supposed to be a joyous celebration, right?

    That one special day each year when we throw a party and reflect on the day our amazing journey began.… Read More

    Playing Guitar

    Happiness Comes to Those Who Live Their Calling

    “Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.” ~Rumi

    I was on tour with a famous rock legend, Joe Walsh from the mega-successful seventies band, The Eagles.

    We were riding around in one of those air brushed tour busses, living the party life and flying to exotic places.… Read More