Part of our mission here at Daily Fuel has been to illuminate life and early career insights for our readers, and we're thrilled to announce that Sam Mooradian will be joining our current blogger, Christian Zilko, debuting Wednesday September 18th. We hope the sharing of their successes, failures, insights, and adventures will continue to inspire others on their journeys toward personal and professional fulfillment. Enjoy!

Vision

Lately I’ve been writing music for a new project. This project is essentially the start of a new band. There’s something special about this band, though: its goals are not guided by my vision, but by someone else’s.

All my previous music projects have been helmed by my own vision. I’d write the music based on what I wanted to hear. I did all the recording, mixing, and production. The album artwork would also be mine to make. All of that had to done singularly, with my vision as the captain. This new project, however, was not started by me. This project’s leader has his own distinct idea of what the music needs to be. So, whatever music I write for this band will be in accordance with a sound and idea that I did not generate myself. Instead, I get to interpret the idea.

This has been a refreshing change of pace. I feel inspired to create new things for this band because I’m less emotionally attached to what I create. I’m hoping this will find me more success than I have experienced in the past, as my own emotional attachment to the music I write is much lower. With that established, I have nothing left to do but focus on making the best music I can make. Perhaps this will help me learn to sever the emotional ties I have invested my music, and to instead just make the best product possible. Maybe that’s the lesson here. Whatever the case, it’s a step forward, and a fresh one at that.

Sam Mooradian

Guest Blogger:

Sam Mooradian

Creative and Musician
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Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
— George Washington Carver
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