This past month certainly has not been fun. Personally, I’ve seen multiple family members and friends get sick with the terrible coronavirus. One family member was tragically lost to the battle, leaving behind a wife and two beautiful little girls.

The economy has been thrust into turmoil – forcing many small businesses, including my own, to batten down the hatches and prepare for a long ride back to normalcy (and revenue!).

We’ve been cooped up and stressed out and bombarded with one negative story after another.

And, so, when I was going through some of our video from Brand ManageCamp 2019, it was really a joy to just sit back and watch the pure talent and beauty of Steven Lee Olsen’s performance to close the first day of the conference.

I met Steven through another one of our speakers, Brittany Hodak (who is awesome! Check out her website for all her work on Superfans). The idea was to have Steven join us to share some insight about his creative process and how we can all learn from his experiences as an up-and-coming singer-songwriter in Nashville.

Steven took the stage with just a normal lavalier mic (the same one we use for all of our speakers) and his guitar hooked up to our house speakers. Honestly, neither he nor I really knew what to expect in terms of sound quality. And we were all blown away.

Not only by his stories, but by how much his pure talent and passion and energy took over the room. He sang us several songs that afternoon. The first was a Grammy-nominated, double-platinum song he wrote for Keith Urban called “Blue Ain’t Your Color.”

While the song is about a woman stuck in a bad relationship and the guy who can offer her more, I can’t help but think about our current times and the need for us all to remember that blue ain’t our color. That we will persevere. That we will triumph. That we will see better days.

So, from me to you, please take just 1 minute and 11 seconds to watch this little clip of Steven Lee Olsen’s performance at Brand ManageCamp. It is sure to brighten your day.

And, if you like what you see, be sure to check Steven Lee Olsen out at https://stevenleeolsen.com. He is certain to be a household name before long. You can connect with his social media and see all his new songs.

I hope you enjoyed this 1:11 break for your soul, and that it brought a bright spot to your day. And I truly hope that you and yours are safe and healthy.

Be well, and hopefully we can see each other in person before too long.

All the best,

Len Herstein
Founder & CEO
ManageCamp Inc.

P.S. – I know, our dominant Brand ManageCamp color IS blue. Just go with it… 🙂

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