Satisfied Man: Stephen Kellogg

Music and advice from a trusted resource

Stephen Kellogg stopped by GSD&M to play us a few of us new songs. Each one is filled with thoughtful lyrics about the pursuit of life and happiness.

It’s easy to complain –- to point out all that’s wrong with your job/your life/your world. The real challenge comes from those who are ready to do something about it. I know, I know – you’re hearing “Man in the Mirror” in your head right now and you hate me for it.

Kellogg knows a thing or two about the challenges of finding happiness in what you do. He spoke at the TEDx conference and won over the crowd by showing the up’s and down’s of life as a musician. His career isn’t all just rocking arenas, getting flocked by groupies and trashing hotel rooms; he’s had to deal with time away from his family, getting his work torn apart by critics and a struggle to find real artist within.

He shares that the ability to be satisfied with our work is well within our grasp. And if you take the time to think about the following things, you can bring yourself closer to that grasp:

  1. Know why you’re working
  2. It’s better to be at the bottom of a ladder you want to climb, than the top of one you don’t.
  3. The grass is always going to look greener
  4. Understand the positive effects of your work
  5. Maintain your integrity and core values