When Having Done All To Stand
by Michael S. Tyrrell
July 21, 2020
Happy Tuesday Wholetonians,
Praying you are well and thriving in these uncertain times. This week's musing is going to be a little different this time, kind of an open window into my life. Since launching Wholetones in 2014, I have always been totally honest and transparent with you, so you have always had the inside scoop. Some of what I am going to share with you is quite difficult for me to talk about, but I need to share it with someone, and hopefully, by telling my dear Wholetonians…maybe together we can find a solution.
Some of you are probably wondering, “isn’t Michael supposed to be in Dallas recording new music right now?” The short answer is, yes…but it’s not that simple. You see, since the COVID-19 fiasco, I had been pretty much isolated at home for months. Many of you saw my “Sunday Night Live” Facebook live broadcasts from my living room. I used the time to encourage others and create new music. When the opportunity to drive across the state to spend a few days with my Mom arose, I left immediately! To say we had a great time would be an understatement. And to cap it off (no pun intended), we decided to go to the shooting range. We were having a blast (again, no pun intended), and when everyone stopped shooting for a moment, I lifted my ear protection for one second to answer a question, and someone fired… BANG!
That was 3 weeks ago! I have been to an ENT, and while there doesn’t appear to be structural damage, I have lost some hearing and suffered frequency loss in my left ear. Thus, I had to cancel my month of recording the two new Wholetones projects I previously told you about. And if that wasn’t enough, the gunshot trauma exacerbated other health issues due to my equilibrium being off…which has put recording on hold.
And here is the most difficult part, if there was EVER a time in history when people needed Wholetones…it’s NOW! I believe that Wholetones was created for such a time as this, yet, it has never been harder to get the word out! No matter what we have tried, Facebook ads, public relations, television, radio… nothing is getting the Wholetones message to a hurting world. And that means that people are not getting access to the music that has changed all of our lives, the music that brought us together in the first place.
Obviously, COVID-19 has devastated businesses all over our country, but everyone thought Wholetones would be in total demand with all of the stress, fear, and unrest…but honestly friends, for whatever reason, that has not been the case.
I am out of ideas…and I am humbly asking for your help. Would you help me reach the world? I know that many of you are business owners, former business owners, or simply intuitive, creative types with great ideas…here is my personal email address, [email protected]. Would you honor me by emailing me your ideas on how I can get Wholetones seen by more people? There are 7.8 billion people in the world, yet, maybe only a couple hundred thousand have heard about Wholetones. Please help me make a difference in our world. You are very loved and appreciated by me. I haven’t come this far to fall now, so when having done all to stand… I stand!
Until next time…
Michael S. Tyrrell
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