A story of self-sabotage (2 of 2). My last cruise ship gig

“How come I keep doing this?”

“How is it that this keeps occurring to me?”

When you feel imprisoned in habits that cause problems in your life and prevent you from accomplishing your goals, you might ask yourself these questions. Despite your efforts to make adjustments and interrupt these patterns, you always wind up in the same position.

If this sounds like you, you may be sabotaging yourself. Self-sabotage refers to actions or mental processes that hold you back and hinder you from accomplishing your goals.

In this video, I tell the story of when I sabotaged my own musical future/career, subconsciously in the “cruise ship musician” world. What became a ‘isn’t this funny?’ story I told for 30+ years later became a realization at 50 that I nuked my own opportunities at the time, on purpose (subconsciously), because it didn’t feel right and I didn’t have the courage (or commitment in personal voice) to exit the situation in a more professional way.

I’m hoping this video helps others find their voice or path, or moments in their lives where they might have self-sabotaged their own potential because it didn’t feel right. I don’t regret my decisions but some of them sure hurt at the time and I would certainly have handled them differently today. Experience = wisdom. I’m hoping some of this wisdom helps someone else.

Watch the video below and share your thoughts.