I have always believed to “be the change you wish to see in the world” – thanks Ghandi. I have a lot of people ask me my favourite restaurants or things to do from various cities around the world, so I have decided to create a Vadé Mécum to share all the good places, with my friends and those who follow me.
Being an artist, it is normal to go through thoughts like “I wish people shared my music” [thank you to those that do] or “I wish people would leave a review” [again, thank you to those wonderful people who do]. The reality is, when I look at my own behaviour, it is very rare that I spend the time leaving reviews for amazing creatives and businesses [unless they ask me to], so why would anyone else?
It made me think, I am going to start to be the change I want to see in the world when it comes to sharing and reviewing positive experiences. I have started leaving reviews, sharing posts about my friends small businesses, sharing music, supporting other artists and generally sharing the love. It is the reason I buy buskers CDs and post them on the news section of the Harrison the Artist website.
Back when you used to write a letter to a company regarding a complaint, I would always write a letter of compliment to another company that had amazing service. I guess this is the modern way of writing a letter.
So get behind your favourite artists, share the love, and be the change you wish to see in the world. Check out the places I have been to in the world. I recommend them.