KEVIN MOEHRINGER

Hometown: ALBANY, NY / BROOKLYN, NY
Passion: MUSIC
Instagram: @supkevmo
Website: www.kevinmoehringer.com

What is the passion you are fearlessly pursuing?

Music is my passion.  It’s taken a lot of work for me to pursue this while doing my best to remove the fear associated with it – fear of failure, fear of success, fear of inadequacy, etc. all come into play.  We do ourselves a great disservice by being scared of the future and what it will bring.  I’ve made a lot of adjustments to my perspective and my habits, and it’s resulted in starting my own band, my own business, my own brand called Hot Hand Band.  Mindfulness, meditation, and positive affirmation have all helped me deal with the fear.  It never goes away, but I know how to make it quieter now.

What sparked your initial drive to pursue this passion?

Honestly, someone in my High School told me that I should pursue something else and I didn’t like that. Been pursuing music since then.

Can you describe an instance or a situation when you faced significant fear or doubt in your life in which you successfully came out on the other side?

I was in Humans Of New York and I was very vulnerable in talking about my fears.  The reaching out from the community after those posts really inspired me, and it resulted in my first album release.  The album had been in the works for a while but had kind of stalled as a result of my fears.  That Humans Of New York moment and the subsequent support from my family, friends and community really spurred me on to finish my project.

What is your overall mindset/mantra in pursuing your passion despite fear or obstacles that come your way?

I am worthy. I am amazing. I am one of a kind. I am killing it.

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

Nelson Mandela

 

“The cave you fear to enter may hold the light you seek.”

– Rumi


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