“The moment I finally felt freedom was when I decided not only to call out how hypocritical we are as a society, but the hypocrisy within myself as well.” – Nicky Scorpio
This bay boy knows a thing or two about the human condition. I had the opportunity to sit down with singer-songwriter-producer Nicky Scorpio in Atlanta, GA and he shed some light on the new way of working, creating and the flow process. Let’s hear what he had to say!
Nicky, when did you know the old ways were not working?
For me personally, It was a few years ago when I left NYC to LA and I went on a journey to break free from myself; changing patterns & beliefs. Instead of blaming others, I decided to confront everything I ever knew about myself. I started questioning everything I was taught and just kind of started doing the opposite in areas where I wasn’t content.
In my work as an artist I kept hearing and reading about entertainers dying, overdosing, and just how we get promoted a chaotic abusive life where everyone is overly medicated, disconnected and finally in 2018 we are JUST starting to address it.
Nicky, how were you able to change it for the better?
I started to notice all the abuse in entertainment and in Hollywood. It was eye opening seeing my creative partner as a woman dealing with abusive agents, superficial people, leeches and the pressures of the entertainment industry that don’t often get discussed. We as a society are super hypocritical in many areas of life. The moment I finally felt freedom was when I decided not only to call out how hypocritical we are as a society, but the hypocrisy within myself as well. It’s not left vs. right, black vs. white, it’s me, myself & I, confronting the fact that I need to hold myself more accountable and take dramatic steps to create the world I want to live in and learn the things I have yet to understand. That goes for myself, my community, all human beings and not just when it’s convenient.
Nicky, tell us about the results you saw and the pride you felt having tapped into the power of humanity in the the world and your line of work.
Overall, deciding to take steps to commit fully to living an ethical, moral life and to be more community oriented lead me to experiencing lasting joy for the first time in my life. It’s being able to step into any circumstance, with a person who comes from an entirely different background or belief system and find common ground.
Finally, I then understood the concept of “hurt people hurt people”…the person who attacks me, attacks themselves. They were taught to react that way, and once I understood that, then I didn’t take things so personally and was able to have compassion instead of resentment and anxiety.
Nicky, how does technology/social media impact your career? Also, how does your approach and message play a role?
Technology is our friend.
If it weren’t for social media, I wouldn’t have known how to holistically heal myself, how to deal with anxiety and anger without taking pills. I have listened to countless audiobooks teaching ancient wisdom and how to change my belief system. On the other hand, I have shared volumes of information with people who feel hopeless on certain matters regarding mental & physical health.
Through Youtube for example, I learned how to produce beats, record a song to it and mix the song because I was tired of waiting on engineers.
I have a smart phone that shoots video so then I realized I LOVE shooting video. I then watched countless videos & reviews, bought a Sony a6500 camera from Amazon Prime. Now I’m learning how to photograph, graphic design, shoot video content, edit the video and share it to the world while traveling. No school, no grades, just human beings who want to share their knowledge with another human being.
“That’s powerful. We are living in a world where people want to express themselves, and to be acknowledged. There is more connectivity and excitement then ever. Technology is a powerful tool for transformation.” – Nicky Scorpio
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