Life is a Shower, Now Go Sing!

Bohemian Rhapsody is a song for the ages.  It is perhaps the greatest shower singing song of all time. We all have our favorite songs to sing in the shower.  From ballads to rap to country music, the timeless art of singing in the shower is as human as eating and drinking. Solo singing when no one else is home has been scientifically proven (not really) to be the best as far as quality and loudness.  The shower has the almost magical ability to make any one sound like a Grammy award winning American Idol.  Of course, if this were the case, concert halls would look less like stadiums and more like showers.

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d-203 singing (Photo credit: azrasta)

The shower is a safe place to let loose and sing without judgment there’s no one there but yourself. Singing your favorite song is second nature and comes as natural as walking and talking.  You know the words without a thought and you sing with all the God given talent you have or don’t have. It sounds good and feels good because you are in the zone.  Imagine creating your art this way.

Art is what you do.  Cabinet making, marketing, driving a bus, or teaching a class; these are just some of the canvases of today’s artists. So many artists deprive the world of their masterpieces by listening to the Gremlins of self doubt. With an air of caution, they timidly “paint” within the lines, creating nothing remarkable and everything boring. They hold back and trip over doubt and perfectionism.  I tend to over think things.  Singing in the shower is coloring outside the lines.  You may not know the art better than the next guy, but you know the artist (YOU) better than anyone on the planet. Approach your work like singing in the shower.  When you let loose and get in creative flow, the art comes without a thought.  It’s almost like magic.  In a recent post, I wrote about how good the work is when you enjoy the work in and of itself.  When you know your stuff, and you enjoy it, life is a song. Have confidence that you will “paint” a masterpiece worth painting.

Do you have a safe place where everything simply flows without thought?  Share your thoughts.

Rocco De Leo

About Rocco De Leo

I am Rocco DeLeo. For years, I felt like I had so much more to offer the world than simply going to work and coming home. While I've always found my work to be engaging and rewarding, I knew I had much more to offer. Over the last few years, I've started focusing on personal development, my relationship with God, and what to do next. I write and podcast (And Dad Makes 7 Podcast) at about this journey. Mostly, I enjoy sharing the struggle, but sometimes I find some wisdom to share. My wife Jamie and I are raising a blended family with 5 children. Thankfully she stays home. When I'm not creating, I'm usually running trails, fishing with my kids, or enjoying a cigar in my backyard.

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