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Walls (music video)

Braking down the psychological walls of fear.

lyrics:

Walls
Walls all around your heart
keeping us apart
all the time
Walls blocking every view
keep me far from you
all the time

Feel it
I know that you can feel it
all you want to do is
break out into the world
you know it
in everything you show it
all you want to do is
break out into the world

Walls have so much to hide
if you keep what you don’t know
on the other side
Walls safe to live behind
but you know they keep you blind
to the other side

Feel it
know that I can feel it
all I’ve got to do is
break out into the world
and I know it
because everything just shows it
all I’ve got to do is
break out into the world

If you just make them fall and push them aside
there will be no more place for fear to hide
when walls come down
come tumbling down
come tumbling down

Feel it
I know that you can feel it
all you’ve got to do is
break out into the world
and I know it
because everything just shows it
all you’ve got to do is
break out into the world

Lyrics, music, and performance by Rick Hendriks
(Special thanks to Tom van Keulen on guitar)

Who dares to jump?

Need to fall
It always seems like we need to fall deep before we make a change. The same applied to me. In a period of my life before I got into marketing and decided to play by my own rules. A year before I set up my own company Free And Happy Lifestyle. Before this time it only seemed like I had everything but it was all one big Jail.
The Jail
The Big house was worth noting, the Freelance job was taking all my time and choking my creative self.
Finally
I fixed the house sold it. Paid off all my debt and made a conscious decision. That I will never go that path again! Now it’s time to live the life I want. Make music, create my videos and use all this in my marketing and have loads of fun and freedom. Just be the person I want o to be.
I wish the same for you.
Thanks for reading this. And watching my video.

Make Engaging Promo Video’s

Promise—>Picture—>Proof—>Pitch

 Welcome
In this tutorial I will give you all the tools you need to create an engaging promotional video.

The 4 steps
Watch closely
In the first part you will see the promotional video. Then following that we will break it down.
See if you can observe the 4 steps.

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Creating value

Only halfway there

Free music Tracks:
Track 1 All Will Be Well    Download
Track 2 The Seagull          Download
Track 3 Caravan                Download      

Value
In marketing it’s always important to create value. To give that value to your customer. The reason you do this is to create a relationship.
Personal
In our families or with our friends we find it normal to give away things. Good advice, something you’ve heard, something you’ve learned maybe even some things you have and are not using.

Change The Mindset
I really believe that people have to change their mindsets and let go of the old systems because they don’t apply any more. This is a digital age and everything you see and hear is been chopped up. 

For You Its Easy
Its also an age of amazing possibilities. Technical and creative. You can be really fast in creating music, sound, graphics, artwork. You as a creative person musician, songwriter, graphical artist or painter. For you it’s actually very easy to give away stuff. Because it’s your domain. For someone else it might be much more difficult to get those specific things done or created. You have the tools and you have a talent.

So be creative and find stuff that you would love to give away!

Thanks for reading,
Rick

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Through Resistance

Something I Must Have Read
I was running today and suddenly thought came in my head. More like a law I believe. A law of nature. Once you move through your resistance nature will come to your aid.
As if They Knew it
Today for instance I started to run I was feeling positive and okay but a bit tired. But as I was running I saw that people that I past looked up and smiled and said hello.  I thought this is exactly how it works. If you show that you are investing that you are someone who wants to move forward.  Someone that moves through the basic resistance people will feel it understand and enjoy that energy

Washing a car
I have the same experience when I see somebody outside washing their car I walk by and it’s nearly impossible for me to not say something. They’re out there cleaning up their car and making it beautiful with good energy. It opens up the world.
Backed Up By Nature
People that are investing in the world and trying to move forward trying to create something positive in their lives they are always backed up by nature. That’s what I truly believe.
Thanks for reading.
Best, Rick

P.S
There is only a small difference between someone who stops or someone who moves through just a little further then is pushed by the natural force of nature to help, grow, observe and create.

 

 

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Run For Coffee

Motivational Tool 

Goals
Yes!  So today I am working on my goals
One of them is running.
When I started at the SFM I had this idea that I would be behind my computer at home relaxing absorbing all kinds of stuff about Internet marketing and getting spoon-fed all this great stuff.

 

But The Truth is…
is it’s much more than that.
Its working on yourself, your habits. What you want to  accomplish in life.

Get Into Action!
And part of accomplishing things is getting out of your comfort zone and getting yourself into action. Today my motivation is to get a cup of coffee but the difference being that it’s not behind me in my kitchen but the cup of coffee is  7 km away. So that is my goal and my motivational tool
My motivational tool is there waiting for me at the end of my running goal.

Thanks for reading
Best,

Rick

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Halfway There

Only halfway there

Out of your mind
So as a singer/songwriter you are always creating stuff.  Getting things out of your mind into lyrics or music and getting them to sound threw your instrument or onto tape.
Actually marketing is the same process.
Only halfway there
When creating something, making it for yourself and having it,  you are only halfway there. If something is really beautiful, a piece of music or a piece of art. What is it worth if you can’t get that across to people. If the people cant hear and enjoy it.

It’s not about you
So for me it was an enormous mindset change to realize it was not only about me creating stuff but it was also about sharing that with other people.
If you already put in all this energy by getting something out of your mind into the world you should also put in the energy to get it from  there out to the people.
Be vulnerable and invest
So like everything in life that is new and that you want to again you have to invest!  You have to create new habits you have to practice and study. I know that sometimes sharing stuff you are  vulnerable and it’s scary because you’re putting yourself out there and it’s your heart and soul.
But if it’s not about you… You have nothing to fear.
Thank you for reading!
see you soon
Rick

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Lacking Confidence?

rick preforming 2014

2014 on stage

Love yourself.
This is really the very first step.
At one time I totally lost my confidence on stage.

Ideas about yourself

During our lives we gather so many ideas about ourselves from others and we sometimes forget that we ourselves are the only person that really know who we are. And the beautiful thing is that we are actually everything and nothing. We are constantly in motion. Even though our minds long to tell us that we are this or that.

Change Your Focus
The best way to gain confidence is to put your focus outside of yourself. Start thinking about others and about what you can give to the world with your creativity. At that moment it won’t be about you and about your fear.

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Power of words

Value
The thought of money has no real energy.
It is mostly the thought of that you can do with money that generates the emotion. The most valuable things in life have nothing to do with money or with something money can buy.
True happiness is in giving. And once you realize that, you find that you already have so much wealth within you. 

Most valuable 
Your focused attention. Giving your pure attention to another person is the most valuable thing you can give. Telling someone what you see in them. Pointing out something beautiful about someone. That is truly valuable stuff. That is the stuff that changes lives.

Power of words
Have you ever had a comment, a kind words that somebody gave you long ago that still makes you feel good? Even years after it was given. Maybe as a child ? I remember a non a teacher in the catholic school where I went to as a young boy tell me that I was so creative with so much fantasy and idears. “You should just leave Rick and let him create beautiful drawings” she said to my mother.  Now that comment is still part of my life and something that has brought me so much joy. So this is what I mean.  

 

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Take responsibility

True leader
A true leader always takes responsibility. Standing on stage and performing from your heart is the same as being a leader. Putting your responsibility somewhere outside yourself is actually giving away your own power!

The Easy Way
We all recognize the easy way.
Blaming others.
Blaming your life or circumstance.
Blaming your parents.
If you choose to believe in this story life will keep giving you much of the same. So take responsibility.

Valuable Lesson
Even if everything points to something else. See it as a valuable lesson that is here to move you forward and to learn from. Many people have had great hardships to cope with but have come out stronger because they chose to take responsibility and not give it away. 

Keep Your Power
So if you are creative and you feel like you’re not getting heard or seen. Don’t blame others. Take responsibility and choose to keep your power.
You are responsible to learn new skills and to grow.

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