New Year's Resolution Statistics

Top New Year's Resolutions from 2017:
1. Lose Weight / Healthier Eating21.4% 2. Life / Self Improvements12.3% 3. Better Financial Decisions8.5% 4. Quit Smoking7.1% 5. Do more exciting things6.3% 6. Spend More Time with Family / Close Friends6.2% 7. Work out more often5.5% 8. Learn something new on my own5.3% 9. Do more good deeds for others5.2% 10. Find the love of my life4.3 11. Find a better job4.1% Other13.8%
Percent of Americans who usually make New Year's Resolutions41 % Percent of Americans who infrequently make New Year's Resolutions17 % Percent of Americans who absolutely never make New Year's Resolutions42 % Percent of people who felt they were successful in achieving their resolution9.2 % Percent who have infrequent success48.4 % Percent who never succeed and fail on their resolution each year42.4 %
Types of Resolutions: Self Improvement or education related resolutions44.3 % Weight related resolutions32.4 % Money related resolutions42.1 % Relationship related…

The Sounds of Advice #75: Can True Love Last?

Can love really last a lifetime, in your opinion?
Sandy: Love can certainly last forever as long as both parties have Patience, understanding, forgiveness and most of all both communicate with each other. If both sides dont have this and fight for each other then things will not work. However, it is not impossible to make it last.
Aisling: In my opinion, yes, love can really last a lifetime. Any relationship takes work and commitment, true love will always prevail.
Sid: I think it can. If it's honest and true and an effort is made. 
Kate: Absolutely. Life and love aren't always easy, but if two people love each other, they'll stick through the good and bad times, working things out and taking life as it comes.

Facebook weighs in:

I think it can, but you gotta work at it. -Andrew K.

Absolutely. But true love isn't just a fantasy inside one's head. It's time, effort, energy, commitment, loyalty, living together long enough to know you can coexist together wit…

Concert Journal

I went to a lot of concerts when I was in college. I wish I could remember all of them now that I'm older. So many memories will be forever lost because of the time that has passed. Stemming from that, I had an idea for a new book for Rock & Roll Saved My Soul: a concert journal. It will be comprised of four page sections where you can put in entries for each concert you attend. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. It should be published sometime in February on Barnes and Noble for hardcover and Amazon for paperback.

Volunteer of the Year: Sid Scott Lee

Volunteer of the Year: Sid Scott Lee 
I'm an author from a little big town, creating is a big part of my life. I adore animals. I spend most of my days writing and trying to crank out my first novel. I absolutely love reading and creating in anyway I can. 

A message from the RRSMS Team: 
Kate: Sid, you are such an asset to the team! We wouldn't be where we are today without all of your hard work and dedication. You do so much for us. I cannot thank you enough for everything that you do for me and for the RRSMS family.
Andrea: Sid you do an amazing job!! We appreciate your dedication and all your hard work!
Congrats Sid! You deserve this.
Aisling: Congrats Sid, you're doing an amazing job! Thanks for all that you do!
Twinkle: Thank you Sid! You truly deserve it. No words will suffice our gratitude and appreciation for all the hard work you put in for RRSMS
Sandy: Sid, you are so awesome! You do great work for RRSMS and you have a great heart!!
Gina: So glad to get to know you and w…

The Sounds of Advice #74: Job Interview Advice

What advice would you give someone before going to a job interview?
Sandy: Dress nice, but not over the top (unless the job requires it), be yourself (if you are a caring person) make sure you show them that. They want to see these things. Be aware of things you need to work on for yourself. Maybe if you can explain how this job will help you work on sale things. Good luck!!

Sid: Do you best, be honest and attentive. 
Aisling: 1. Pick out your outfit the night before, even your shoes.
2. Before the interview do something that helps calm your nerves such as go for a short walk, listen to music.
3. Get plenty of sleep the night before.
4. Don't be afraid to ask questions during the interview.
5. Just be yourself.
Kate: Be confident, even if you aren't on the inside. Accentuate your strengths. Try to turn your weaknesses into positives. 

Facebook weighs in:

Depending on where the interview is, some places check your shoes. It was a tip my fiance got.
-Tiffany C.

Do your research on the…

New Year's Resolutions

My new years resolution is to finish the first chapter of my novel. -Sid L.

I'm going to write and read more. I've been doing a bad job at both the past couple years. -Heather K.

Try to drink more water. -Lori M.

1. To try & read 6 books each month
2. To try & write 1,000 words a day
3. To set weekly goals that will help me stay on track towards my bigger goals
4. To drink more water
5. Cook more meals at home.
-Aisling S.

I would like to self publish at least one book in the first quarter of this year. -Michaelle M.

Band of the Month: Kane Brown

Even before signing his record deal in early 2016, rising star Kane Brown had already established a passionate online following in the millions. Almost immediately, the RCA Nashville/Zone 4 singer/songwriter was making chart history with the release of Chapter 1, which became the highest-debuting country EP of the Nielsen SoundScan era and featured the RIAA Gold-certified “Used to Love You Sober.” His Kane Brownfull-length released in December 2016, debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and Top 10 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart. Country’s #1 best-selling new-artist album debut since 2014, Kane Brown also claimed the #4 spot as the best-selling new-artist album debut of 2016, in any genre, and launched the Platinum-certified smash “What Ifs,” featuring Lauren Alaina. The October 6, 2017, release of the 15-song Kane BrownDeluxe Edition builds on that success with four new tracks including “Setting the Night on Fire—a duet with Brown’s hero and RCA labelmate Chris Young…