The Secrets of a Prospering Artist and the Kingdoms He Builds....
Tim Davis, Glee and American Idol vocal director and coach, is one of the best singers I've ever heard. He's not just another super talented singer that puts chills up your spine. There's a reason American Idol and Glee employ him to make their most valuable asset, voices, the best. His recognizable voice has the haunting presence of 'something more' in the commercials and movies it's graced. My ears perk up instantly at the sound as it sticks out above the mundane noise of cluttered commercial invitations. Each word carries power...to heal, transform, resurrect deadened dreams. I've not seen such a presence of goodness like this, in a voice, ever. Talent maybe, but not Presence.
As an artist, I love to study the lives of those who are reigning over the "starving artist" lie that tends to suck the dreams out of most of my colleagues. Tim is one of my favorites as each encounter reveals more truth, more treasure.
One thing that I've discovered consistent in prospering artists lives, is that they have a soul that is prospering more. Their attitudes reflect honor, love, and peace. For Tim, I've noticed that he honors the "mothers and fathers" who have spoken into his life, he value's running beside his "brothers and sisters," and enjoys pouring into his "children." It's a life much like a river supplied by a deep well, never running out of places to flow or nourishment for those along the way. This is not the typical "good life" or "American dream," it's the "more life." And this is his 'secret.'
It's the life where quiet confidence and a rested heart propel us to the top every where we go; finding open doors in surprising places, and adventure in the midst of chaos. With no need of crafted manipulations or a walking over others to get to the "top." It's this 'kingdom' we want so desperately to live in.
I've found that the birth of these "kingdoms" become possible every time someone decides to put on honor and love. And those who are dedicated to a life of the intentional pursuit of Love, find that they are building atmospheres all around them that exceed their ability to dream for or imagine.
Where these 'kingdoms' are established, talents and gifts explode with exponential growth and abilities to do the miraculous are common. Our deepest heart longs for the pleasure of living in such places... the place where our heart is celebrated, always.
Where our voices create Life.
PS. I think I could write a whole book on the disciplines and 'secrets' of Tim Davis type people. Perhaps I will one day._____________________________________
We did this shoot a few weeks ago at the East West Studio in Hollywood. This is where Frank Sinatra recorded his famous song "My Way."
You can see more from the shoot by going to my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.546440462104987.1073741850.328579377224431&type=1