[BTS #1] Why I’m Creating This Course

Welcome to the first edition of The Songwriting Habit behind-the-scenes newsletter.

This newsletter will go out every Monday to just those people on the waitlist for my upcoming course, The Songwriting Habit, and is totally separate from 3 on Thursday (you’ll keep getting those weekly emails if you’re on that list).

Instead of just building up a waitlist and emailing everyone when the course is available for sale, I’m trying something different.

Between now and the release of The Songwriting Habit on March 26th, I’m going to share what’s going on behind the scenes.

Today, let’s begin with why:

Why am I creating this course?


“People overestimate what they can do in a day and underestimate what they can do in a year.”

–Anonymous (well… some say Tony Robbins or Bill Gates, but that’s not the point.)

In 2017, we had our third child. I was feeling overly confident since we already had two. This will be a piece of cake.

It wasn’t.

I felt like I was drowning. It became hard for me to get anything done, let alone tend to my creative pursuits.

Then, surprise! We had a fourth child.


My family was counting on me as the sole income provider; I didn’t have a choice other than to come up with a better way to manage my time.


I read a bunch of business books on time management and being efficient. I took several business courses online.

I gathered all of that and applied it to songwriting.

It boiled down to this:

If I could be super focused and organized for a short amount of time each day–at least 5 minutes, and no more than 20–I could get a lot done over the course of a year.

It worked.

I wrote an entire album during the pandemic. I wrote several more songs. I finished one yesterday. I started another today.

Many of you have emailed or messaged me on social media about your struggles with completing work because of limited time and competing responsibilities.

That’s why I’m making this course.


My hope is that if I can you help bring out more of your creativity, it will have a positive impact on the overall quality of your life. I have no doubt that that will spill over into your role as an employee, parent, spouse, sibling—whatever the hats you wear.


Whether you’re a professional who just needs a better time-management system or an aspiring songwriter trying to complete work, this is for you.

No, it’s not a magic bullet.

It won’t be easy.

But it is possible.

It does work.

HOWEVER… you will need a big mindset shift.

But don’t worry, we’ll get to that.

Stay tuned…


P.S. If you haven’t already, go here and let me know what specifically is making it difficult for your creativity to thrive.