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Resiliency: A Soundtrack

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Music is powerful and can be very inspirational. I've also found it incredibly helpful in my ability to become and remain resilient even during the hardest of times.

Last year I bought my first premium Spotify membership or whatever they call it and it made a huge and positive impact on my energy and productivity level.  So, this year, I renewed it and got the family package.  The kids are already getting out of bed earlier...I just blast it on the little speaker I bought off Craigslist (for $10....would have been 50 bucks new...but that just ain't me).

Confession time: I'm frugal. Like crazy frugal. Anyone who knows me well, knows this and it likely drives them crazy. I avoid spending money except when it comes to buying a really good pair of shoes (that helps me avoid the maybe that still counts for frugality) and Spotify.

So, here it is.  I created this sound track for myself and the women I get to work with and witness as they pivot, transition, and transform their career paths.

You don't have to use Spotify. YouTube does the trick or however other ways you access music.
Remember, I'm an eccentric....not everybody likes what I like and vice versa.  Not every song is going to be ones that work for you...but here's a start to help you get your own list going.

Some of the songs just have a great beat for me and keep me moving even when times get tough.
Please share your favorite songs that help you feel resilient in the comments section.


After Life by Ingrid Michelsen (WATCH THE VIDEO!)
Ain't It Fun by Paramore
Ain't No Rest for the Wicked by Cage the Elephant
A Million Dreams by Pink
& Run by Sir Sly
Beautiful Trauma by Pink (oops, explicit lyrics)
Better When I'm Dancing by Meghan Trainor
Brave by Sara Bareiles
Broken by lovelytheband
Can't Knock the Hustle by Weezer (oops, explicit)
Can't Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake
Carry On by fun
Carry on Wayward Son by Kansas
Changes by Sugar by Bob Mould
Confident by Demi Lovato
Dangerous by Big Data, Joywave
Don't Stop Believing by Journey
Don't Take the Money by Bleachers
Electric Feel by MGMT
Electric Love by Borns
Elevate by St. Lucia
Eye of the Tiger by SurvivorFirework by Katy Perry
Fight Song by Rachel Platten
Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
Gotta Get Thru This by Daniel Bedingfield (yep, Natasha's brother)
Happy by Pharrell Williams
Hall of Fame by The Script,, #3
Hard Times by Paramore
High by Sir Sly
Howlin' for You by The Black Keys
I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash
I'm Still Standing by Elton John
It's Not Over Yet by for KING & COUNTRY
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
Keep Your Head Up by Andy Grammer
Let it Be by the Beatles
Let it Go by Indina Menzel
Move Along by The All-American Rejects
Natural by Imagine Dragons
Pain Lies on the Riverside by Live
Pompeii by Bastille
Psycho by Rozzi
Rainbow by Robert Plant
Rise Up by Audra Day
Roar by Katy Perry
Rock and Roll by the Velvet Underground
Roll with It by Steve Winwood
Safe and Sound by Capital Cities
See a Little Light by Bob Mould
Shake it Off by Taylor Swift
Shake it Out by Florence + The Machine
Sit Next to Me by Foster the People
Stand by Me by Ben E. King
Stand by You by Rachel Platten
Starlight by Muse
Steady On by Shawn Colvin
Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
Survivor by Destiny's Child
Talk Too Much by Coin
The Beauty of Grey by Live
The Comeback by Danny Gokey
Titanium feat. Sia by David Guetta
The Climb by Miley Cyrus
The Man by The Killers
Tubthumping by Chumbawamba
Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie
Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield
Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker
You Gotta Be by Des'ree
You Learn by Alanis Morissette
You Say by Lauren Diagle
You Should See Me in a Crown by Billie Eilish
Walking on a Dream by Empire of the Sun
With a Little Help from My Friends by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

Now it's time to make your own.  I'm still adding new songs to my list....every day.


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