Whether it was my team's pre-game pump up music, the melodious notes (most of the time, that is) of my sister's clarinet in the adjacent bedroom, or the birds signing outside my window, I was constantly surrounded by music.
If you looked at my environment as a kid and teen, it was no surprise. I grew up an athlete, the daughter of a professional singer, a family member of musicians and dancers, and the sister of siblings who were regularly performing in musicals. The noise was constant, and it was wonderful.
From a young age, I learned that music was not only beautiful, but it was also powerful. Music can be an effective tool to boost your confidence and get your mind in the right place.
So, pump up those jams before teaching your next workshop. I do it regularly. It really helps. Fill your head with positive lyrics and upbeat melodies that improve your confidence.
My business pump up playlist is always evolving. Right now, these are my top 3 tunes:
Rule the World by Walk Off the Earth
Good to Be Alive by Andy Grammer
Brand New Day by Joshua Radin
At the recent NTA Conference workshop, I asked the attendees of my talk to share their favorite inspirational songs. Here's the compiled list of songs to keep you on the right track throughout this upcoming week and beyond.
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Brave - Sara Bareilles
Unstoppable - Sia
This is Not a Test - Tobymac
Adventure of a Lifetime- Coldplay
We Are the Champions - Queen
I Will Survive - Aretha Franklin
It's My Life - Bon Jovi
I'm Coming Out - Dianna Ross
Beautiful Day - U2
Fight Song - Rachel Patten
I Lived - One Republic
Don't Worry. Be Happy! - Bobby McFerrin
Feeling Good - Nina Simone/ Michael Buble
Faster - Matt Nathanson
Keep on Singing My Song - Christina Aguilera
It's the Climb - Miley Cyrus
Chandelier - Sia
Fireworks - Katy Perry
Young Blood - The Naked and Famous
Shout - Beatles
I Feel Good - James Brown
Bad - Michael Jackson
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty
We Will Rock You - Queen
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Pump Up the Jam - Technotronic
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Bonus Playlist: Girl Power (Sorry guys, but the audience didn't submit any man power songs ;) )
Stronger - Kelly Clarkson
Man! I Feel Like a Woman - Shania Twain
I'm Every Woman - Chaka Khan
Bonus Playlist: Inspiring Theme Songs
Add your favorite song(s) in the comments below!