There are always limits, and there are always opportunities....
The ones we rehearse and focus on are the ones that shape our attitude and our actions
ART NEEDS TO MOVE YOUR SOUL
"If art doesn't affect you emotionally, tell you a story, or evoke memories and happiness, then the artist hasn't succeeded"
Who Am I?
From starting as a coffee boy in a recording studio at 16 to a best selling fine art photographer in 2014 to opening my own galleries, I've had the opportunity to work with the world's best musicians and artists, write my own music, be part of other people's music, and enjoy every moment of it.
From a teenager, my life was all about music and recording, and I became damn good at it.
In 2012 I picked up a camera, and that changed my life yet again after I became and am still becoming quite good at taking shots that look amazing on walls.
Since then I've had two art galleries in two countries, and have sold over 7000 prints to loving collectors around the world. At the same time as being a product manager and director of training and development for one of the world's largest audio software companies, Waves Audio, and still mixing in studios around the world.
So who am I?
I'm an artist. I'm a writer. I'm a public speaker. And I try to always be a motivator for others.
My goal is to make sure that my work evokes some kind of emotion in those who listen to it, see and hear it. It's that simple.
Thank you for having an interest in me and my passions.
BYE-BYE COMFORT ZONE....AGAIN
This is scary, I mean really scary, but exciting too.
I have been finishing up writing a book.
I've done an awful lot of things in my life so far, and I've made some mistakes along the way, and had some successes along the same road. One thing hasn't changed though, in all the years I've been just doing "me", I keep hearing the same thing when I talk to people I meet. It usually sounds like: "I wish I could do that", or "one day I may get the courage to do this" or words to that effect.
There is nothing special about me. I'm just another human being making his way through life. The only thing that might be different is that I've got used to taking risks to push myself ahead. I've got used to saying 'fuck it, what's the worst that could happen' a lot as well, right before I take those jumps.
You have to take risks in life to get ahead, but no one said those risks have to be huge every time.
I am not a fan of hustlers who try and convince people their lives aren't complete unless they are huge risk-takers and work 20 hours a day. It's just not true. This kind of hustle will put you into an early grave, damage your health, your relationships and realistically is just not required to be happy, and it's certainly not required to gain some satisfaction and pride in your life.
My messages in this book will help guide readers to a happier existence doing something more aligned with what they want to do. Baby steps. No cliffs to jump off. F*ck that.
WHAT DO PEOPLE THINK OF MICHAEL?
Sell your bed, and buy this book.
I can divide people into two categories. First there are those who suck every ounce of energy out of you, drag you down, and can find a reason to avoid doing anything. Then there are those who when they walk into a room and it lights up, you smile and know everything is going to be OK. When MPA arrives in a room it's like standing in front of the Sun. His energy is contagious, his ideas relentless, his execution of them is excellent. Sell your bed and buy this book.
- Russ Hughes (Million Dollar Blogger, and Managing Director of Sociatech)
When Michael says Ready, Set, Go? I'm in!
Over the last 20 years I've witnessed Michael transform his professional and personal life in what looked like a series of cliffhangers where the hero always beat the odds and managed to come out on top. He defines the phrase "how to pivot" more than anyone else I've ever known and his process is both informative and inspirational. When Michael says Ready, Set, Go? I'm in!
- Jeremy Harding (Entrepreneur, Music Producer, former manager of Grammy winner Sean Paul
Thank you for your interest. The honour is mine. Here's hoping you and yours are well, healthy and happy.