Oh, music — what would we do without you? You’re our companion while we’re at our desks typing away; while we’re on the move to a cafe; while we’re sweatin’ it out when we finally make it to that spin/yoga/salsa class.
Music is a huge part of the solopreneur life. It keeps us company; it pumps us up; it provides the ambient noise we need to focus. Here at One Woman Shop, dance breaks are frequent during our half-day jam sessions, and music is constantly playing as we each hunker down to get shit done. (Pardon our French — we told you, music pumps us up!)
Without further ado, we present to you (in no particular order) our March Solopreneur Playlist: Motivation + Inspiration. Grab a listen via Spotify, and be inspired!
Keep Your Head Up – Andy Grammer
Helps me realize // This is just a journey // Drop your worries // You are gonna turn out fine
Firework – Katy Perry
You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine // Just own the night like the 4th of July
All I Do is Win – DJ Khaled
All I do is win, win, win, no matter what
Brave – Sara Bareilles
Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live // Maybe one of these days you can let the light in // Show me how big your brave is
The Climb – Miley Cyrus
The struggles I’m facing // The chances I’m taking // Sometimes might knock me down, but // No I’m not breaking
It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
Better stand tall when they’re calling you out // Don’t bend, don’t break, baby, don’t back down
Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield
I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines // We’ve been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can’t live that way
Run Run Run – Celeste Buckingham
You better know, know, know // That I have conditions // I make the rules // And make the decisions // And I, I, I want nothing less than // What I deserve
Who Says – Selena Gomez
Listen to me, listen to me // Who says you don’t pass the test? // Who says you can’t be the best? // Who said, who said?
Happy – Pharrell
Can’t nothing // Bring me down // My level’s too high
I’m Walkin on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
I’m walkin’ on sunshine (whoa) // And don’t it feel good
The Future’s So Bright – Timbuk 3
The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades
Carry On – Fun.
If you’re lost and alone // Or you’re sinking like a stone // Carry on // May your past be the sound // Of your feet upon the ground // Carry on
You Gotta Be – Des’Ree
Listen as your day unfolds // challenge what the future holds
Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
“Oh don’t you dare look back // Just keep your eyes on me.” // I said, “You’re holding back,” // She said, “Shut up and dance with me”
*Honorary members of the Motivation + Inspiration playlist (AKA not available on Spotify):
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
But I keep cruising // Can’t stop, won’t stop moving // It’s like I got this music // In my mind // Saying, “It’s gonna be alright.”
What’s on your Motivation + Inspiration playlist? Let us know what we missed in the comments below — and don’t forget to mention your favorite lyric!