Derek Lee Goodreid

Born to Raise Hell & Sing the Blues.

Better Done Than Perfect: Embracing Growth.

In music, where every note, lyric, and performance is meticulously scrutinised, the pressure to be perfect can be overwhelming. As an original music artist, vocalist, guitarist, and mental health advocate, my journey has been about shifting the focus from perfection to progress. I’d like to share some insights from my experience that might help anyone […]

Embracing Self-Worth as a Songwriter and Musician: Learning to Be Enough for Yourself.

I may have already discussed this in a previous blog, but I needed a gentle reminder for myself and it’s also often overlooked. As songwriters and musicians, we pour our hearts and souls into our craft, constantly seeking to express our unique voices. However, with its relentless comparisons and criticisms, the music industry can make […]

Sparking Creativity: Songwriting Inspiration

Picture this: You’re sitting in your room, guitar in hand, ready to pen the next chart-topping hit. But instead of melodies flowing effortlessly, you find yourself stuck in a lyrical labyrinth, trying to figure out where to begin. Grab your coffee, tune your instruments, and dive headfirst into the delightful chaos of musical creation!” The first […]

Overcoming the Struggles of Imposter Syndrome: A Guide for Musicians

Imposter syndrome is a common challenge faced by artists and musicians alike. It’s that nagging feeling that you’re not as talented or worthy as others perceive you to be despite your achievements and talents. This debilitating self-doubt can seriously hinder your creative process and impede your progress. I would like to offer some practical ways […]

Embracing Self-Worth: Shaking Off the Dust and Moving Forward

Today, I want to dive into a thought-provoking concept that has resonated with me lately, especially as a musician and artist – the idea of shaking the dust from our boots in the context of relationships and situations where we might not be valued or respected. It’s a metaphor that speaks volumes about our worth […]