Five Ways You Can Empower Your Songwriting Dreams Right Now

July 22, 2017

Being an artist of any type– painters, sculptors, authors, dancers– requires the ability to see beyond what exists to a different realm, to use imagination, creativity, and hard work to give birth to something that didn’t exist before. Be it a poem or book that transforms readers, a dance that moves an audience to tears, or a song that evokes deep worship from a congregation, each existed in the imagination first before it was experienced.

It’s the same for songwriters. Songwriters are dreamers, too. They have to be. It requires imagination, faith, and a lot of time and work to “birth” songs. It begins with the desire to communicate and then works its way out by learning the songwriting tools to use, and then finally great songs can be born.

In this episode, John Chisum helps you unlock hidden creativity and tap into your imagination like never before, simply by recognizing common pitfalls writers experience and how to avoid them. He also covers five ways you can empower your songwriting dreams immediately. John shares his own brand of humor, experience, and expertise, as well as:

  • Why the first time music moved you is so important, even years later
  • The importance of reclaiming your personal power in life and songwriting
  • How a song brought him out of a panic attack at 2 a.m.
  • How intentionality can get your songwriting back on track
  • Five keys you can use now to empower your songwriting dreams
  • How to use “pattern interrupts” to get out of your mental paralysis
  • Why returning to your inspirational “first love” is one of the most empowering things you can do to break out of a writing slump
  • And much more…

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John Chisum

John Chisum is a pioneer in the Christian music business, serving alongside people such as Bill & Gloria Gaither, Twila Paris, Paul Baloche, Don Moen, and many more. As President of Nashville Christian Songwriters, John seeks to empower Christian songwriters worldwide to discover and fulfill their call to write.

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