Harvey Mason Jr.
On Episode 4, we get Right To The Source of Harvey Mason Jr.’s passion for creative excellence in art, how he got his first song placement when he was ONLY 8 years old, the remarkable and completely unique path he traveled to becoming an award-winning powerhouse in the music industry and the perseverance and heart it took for him to get there. We dive into the importance of creative re-charging, making room in your life to receive new energy, a different kind of spiritual connection, “No Phone Mornings" and of course A Rose & A Thorn, The Daily and all new Golden Nuggets. So let it go and let's go...RIGHT TO THE SOURCE!
Waking Up Early & Working Out
Harvey's daily routine starts with waking up at 5am to get his workout in before he goes to the studio. During his daily stretch before he begins exercising, Harvey makes a gratitude list of all the things he's grateful for in his life. After getting a solid workout in, Harvey heads to the studio and works for the rest of the day, often late into the night until he's too tired to continue.
A ROSE & A THORN
Her meditation practice. Sarah has suffered from anxiety throughout her life and has found meditation to be the best way for her to ease it and calm her mind. She meditates every morning after turning off her phone to get rid of distractions.
A literal pain in her neck. Sarah tweaked her neck a few months ago and despite trying several different treatments, the pain continues to get worse. She spent time over her holiday break seeking treatment from various professionals but is still working to find a solution.
Being able to take time off of work to recharge. Evan took time off for the holidays and it left him feeling refreshed and reenergized. He spent his break cleaning out his home to make donations to those less fortunate and took time to take perspective on his life.
His fear of public speaking. Although he's had many successful public speaking engagements in the past, he still wishes he had more confidence in it. The fear will keep him awake the night before a public speaking event, and he's still trying to find a way to overcome his fear.
He has a bouquet of roses in his life. He's grateful for his amazing children and his family, for his career in music, and to be truly living out his dreams every day. He's also very grateful for his health and his fitness.
That there are people living in our country who are not having their basic needs met. He wishes everyone could be happy and healthy and able to care for and provide for themselves.
The book "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield. This book was Sarah's bible for a long time and provided motivation when she most needed it. She sometimes flips the book open to a random page and starts reading, and it's always powerful and resonating.
The Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Evan tried applying the concept of ridding yourself of anything that does not spark joy not only in his home but across his entire life, and is loving having the space to truly focus on the things that do bring him joy.
Excellence in art. Harvey tries to always surround himself with this, be it in music, paintings, movies, or especially books. Some of his favorites include "On the Shoulders of Giants" by Kareem Abdul Jabbar and "Q" by Quincy Jones.