Rich Habits Word of the Day
Constancy – Faith, belief. Tom’s constancy of purpose never wavered, despite 30,000 setbacks.
Rich Habits Fact of the Day
Macklemore and his producing partner Ryan Lewis are a serious force to be reckoned with in the music business right now. These two stuck their middle fingers up at the mainstream record industry establishment and made a fortune for themselves in the process. They are a prime example of how if you believe in yourself and work extremely hard, you can make your dreams come true and get very rich in the process. So, how did they do it and why is the music industry terrified of their home-grown success?
Macklemore and Lewis went on a creative tear. Between 2009 and 2011, the duo released a plethora of self produced singles and mixtapes onto iTunes and various social media outlets. They performed every venue that would have them and slowly built a small cult following mainly on the west coast. All of their work eventually culminated in a full length album called “The Heist”, which was released in October of 2012. “The Heist” debuted at #1 on iTunes and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album sold nearly 80,000 copies in the first week and over 1.2 million to date with no signs of slowing down. The single “Thrift Shop” was #1 on Billboard for six weeks in a row has sold seven million singles in The US, five million in Australia and two million in New Zealand. It also has been viewed 490 million times on Youtube, making it the 14th most viewed video of all time on that site. But perhaps the most impressive fact about Macklemore and Ryan Lewis is that they’ve done it all without ever signing a record deal!
Rich Habits Lesson of the Day
Faith is a state of mind. It may be induced or created by affirmations or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind. Faith is the only known antidote for failure. The person who succeeds in life is the one who believes they will.