This is a great event for everyone who needs to work at strengthening their relationships. Yes, that includes me, so I wanted to do a theme this week on love and relationships. I will also have a few posts with information on the speakers and what they will be talking about.
Going into the week and thinking about the idea of what will happen at this great event next Saturday, I wanted to share my thoughts on long-term love. Love and romance in our world has become more about feelings than about relationships. I’m not saying all relationships are this way but what the public sees and what we portray in the media is all about feelings or whatever moves you in the moment.
I wrote my topic for this event and called it “Rock Of Love,” because I wanted to think of what the difference was between a long-term relationship and the quick romance, fall in love and within two years it’s over and each partner moves on relationship.
With my love for rock ‘n’ roll, I use the example of the songs or artists that have stood the test of time in music, and those that were the one-hit wonders. With most of the one-hit wonders, we remember they all gave us a great feeling when they were on the top of the charts. I think most of the song, “Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer.
Then I think of the long-term songs and bands that have been through so much, yet they still are there in some way. Think of the group, Aerosmith. Yes, they have been through many ups and downs, but you still hear them sing. You see them in movies; you see Steven Tyler on American Idol. Why do they stick around longer?
Last week I was at an event in LA where Phil Collin from Def Leppard was on stage. He talked about how he is now putting together health products. He talked about how he lost his friend to alcohol and how, as a result, he changed his life and made it better. This new health product line is a result of some those changes.
I look back on my own life and the one Sunday School lesson about success where I said I wanted to be a RockStar. Not many RockStars at that time had long-term careers because they lived lives of excess and abuse and they died young. Over the years the long-term, long-lived bands learn balance; they learn to build relationships with each other. The solo artists learn balance in their own lives and with the people around them. Why? Because they knew their bands, their music has a purpose that iss bigger than themselves.
This week we will be sharing about some of the other speakers from the Love and Romance Expo here in Dallas. But remember this key fact in all of it: when you are in a real relationship, you should be thinking, “This is bigger than me.” That is how you learn to build it.
I’m Tim Gillette, The Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Build relationships bigger than yourself and become the RockStar in your world.