LET ME ASK YOU THIS…
WHAT IS STOPPING YOU FROM PERFORMING?
I was told that I had a respiratory condition. I was told I would not be able to perform my saxophone due to a procedure that caused me to lose function and feeling in my mouth and face. I grew up in a community that could not afford opportunities for me to grow as a professional. I was a low performing student for much of my youth. I saw that life was a dead end street for many in my community and for years I believed it. I thought with everything in my environment telling me the same thing that there was no way they could all be wrong. So I decided to walk away from music and put all of my time and energy into things that seemed to come easier. What an illusion, what a delusion! The journey of my story is not one of regret nor is it one that I seek to forget. It is one that I now spend time dissecting for myself so that I can share it with others. My flaw was going through life engaging in activity but lacking purpose. While learning lessons and principles are good, overlooking and not understanding their value is a mistake commonly made by people every day. For me playing the saxophone was just ONE step toward the discovery of my true instrument; that thing that I define as my why. Seeing Yourself Beyond Yourself is the ability to overcome what is holding you back. In the past I would often tell myself that I wasn’t good enough, and my abilities were below average. However, I discovered that there is something inside of me that is greater than me and everything becomes clearer when I look beyond me. Discovering our why allows us all to tap into our true instrument and to become a benefit and blessing to others while at the same time giving ourselves the push necessary to accomplish all that we were destined to do and become.
MICKEY SMITH JR. IS AN EDUCATOR, MUSICIAN AUTHOR, SPEAKER AND TRAINER.
HE IS MAKING A BIG IMPACT NATIONALLY WITH HIS UNIQUE APPROACH AND DELIVERY OF REAL LIFE ISSUES.
With a powerful presentation and significant social media presence, the message of this educator, music, author, speaker, and GRAMMY Finalist is traveling fast, and there is no sign of it slowing down. The B.A.N.D. MAN named Mickey Smith Jr. is more than what meets the eye. Smith shares his story of persistence as well as his gifts and talents across the nation inspiring and educating his audiences with a unique blend of his high energy, positive and encouraging musings and music. Mickey shares an eternal message of Faith, Hope, and Love packaged in a medium of music that educates, entertains, and elevates everyone to excellence. Mickey Smith Jr. continues to be the ultimate B.A.N.D. MAN and his mission is simple, helping you to See Yourself Beyond Yourself and helping the world B.A.N.D. TOGETHER by….
B: Being your best
A: Aiming for success
N: Never settling for less than your best and
D: Demanding Excellence in yourself and your circle.
Using his personal experiences, he is able to pass on the tools that continue to help him reach new levels of success. As a music school drop-out, Mickey, was from an overnight music success, but his determination and grit have caused him to become a premier figure in the music and education world. After much time Mickey now sees clearly that his message has resonance with others, and how he’s taking residence in the hearts and minds of people all across the country. He has been privileged to be mentored by one of the greatest motivational speakers in the world, Eric Thomas of Eric Thomas and Associates, LLC and the president of the company, CJ Quinney. As CEO of his consulting firm, Mickey Smith Jr., LLC., Mickey Smith Jr. is expanding his reach by entertaining, educating, and elevating everyone to excellence. Helping you discover your instrument, by discovering your why and seeing yourself beyond yourself…SYBY.