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Introducing DJ Krust
Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots business coaching podcast is DJ Krust
A man who was brought up in a council estate called Knowle West, in the city of Bristol in England.
He started a lifetime passion of being creative and inspiring others to shake of their shackles and have the life of their dreams.
He believes that through one on one training and group workshops he can transform the mindset of those that work with him.
He can give the participant the tools to take the next steps towards realising their dreams.
He can find the root of what’s holding us back and help us move beyond those barriers and make long lasting change
Typically its the negative thinking, feeling stuck or overwhelmed limiting beliefs or resourceful habits that hold us back.
How The Dots Joined Up
DJ Krust’s method is concerned with the creative mind-set: what it is, how to get into it, and how to apply it to “create” in general, be it music, art, ideas, business strategies or solutions.
Essentially if you are someone whose livelihoods and success depends on the conception of ideas that our guest can help you keep those ideas flowing.
But if you think we are going to have a great conversation with a life coach, then think again, as he also has an alter ego DJ Krust, who has made many releases on V.Recordings, and with friends Roni Size & DJ Die made the label the phenomenon it is today.
In his own right, he is probably most well-known for the mid-90s release “Warhead,” which was one of a handful of tunes released in early 1997 which saw drum and bass move towards a more streamlined sound.
So how does he balance his desire for musical output against his desire for increasing human potential?
And are there commonalities that he can see between his two very distinct passions in life?
Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs in todays Free podcast, with the one and only DJ Krust.
During the episode we discussed with DJ Krust, such weighty topics such as:
How we both share a passion for the early singles we bought namely “The Specials – Ghost Town” and whatever happened to B-sides too???
How he created his first event and charged 2 pence at the door, but learnt so much in how to do it, that he quickly progressed to bigger and bigger events!
How it takes 10 years to become an overnight success, which means alas there are no short cuts…but that is actually a good thing!
How he believes like many that the educational system is flawed and is only created to be able to support a crumbling system!
How he was as scared of the success he was getting, as he was getting going. This is a human condition that we are all inflicted with!
How you must do the thing that you want to do more than anything else and success will slowly start coming your way
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Audio Transcription Of DJ Krust Interview
When we’re young, we have an amazing positive outlook about how great life is going to be. But somewhere along the line we forget to dream and end up settling join up dots features amazing people who refuse to give up and chose to go after their dreams. This is your blueprint for greatness. So here’s your host live from the back of his garden in the UK David Ralph
David Ralph [0:25]
Yes, hello, world. How are we all ready for another episode of join up dots? I hope you are because I am certainly looking forward to this one. When I started the show many, many months ago, I had a passion or bringing you different type of people, people that have got fascinating stories, and not like all the shows that were moment that seem to have the same online profile. I wanted to have explorers, adventurers, musicians, and people with a fascinating town. And today’s guest is somebody that’s got a combination of many of those bits because he is a guy who was
up in a council estate called no West in the City of Bristol in England, and started a lifetime passion of being creative and inspiring others to shake off their shackles and have the life of their dreams. He believes that through one on one training and group workshops, he can transform the mindset of those that work with him and get the participant the tools to take the next step towards realizing their dreams. He can find the root of what’s holding us back and help us move beyond those barriers and make long lasting change. Now typically it’s the negative thinking feeling stuck or overwhelmed limiting beliefs or resourceful habits that hold us back. Now he’s method is concerned with the creative mindset what it is how to get into it and how to apply it to create in general beat music, our ideas, business strategies or solution so essentially, if you’re someone whose livelihoods and success depends on the conception of ideas by now guest can help you get those ideas flowing. Now this is the interesting bit because if you think we’re going to have a great conversation with a life coach and think again, as he also an alter ego DJ Krust was made many releases on V recordings and with friends Ronnie sighs and DJ die made the label what it is today and his own right is probably most well known but a mid 90s release warhead, which was one of a handful of tunes released in early 1997, which saw Drum and Bass move towards a more streamline Sam. So how does he balance his desire for musical output against his desire for increasing human potential? And are there commonalities that he can see between these two very distinct passions in his life? Well, let’s find out as we bring on to the show to start join up dots one of the only a DJ Krust How are you sir?
DJ Krust [2:38]
Oh, great. What an intro. Thank you.
David Ralph [2:41]
Well, I’ll tell you what, I don’t think I’ve ever spoken to somebody with a name like DJ Krust before I feel all down with the kids. I feel. I feel hip and trendy. I don’t know if I can be hip and trendy at the age of 44 because there was there was a lot in there that I I’ve got no idea what I was saying all this broad base and move towards a more drumline sound and stuff but um, he sounded good,
DJ Krust [3:02]
huh? It’s dance music, electronic dance music, you know, I started I started getting into music but from a very young age and I kind of you know, gotten through hip hop, experimental music, you know, pop music and stuff like that. And it just kind of the gentleman bass. Well, john good music as it was called a time, it kind of evolved out of all the different types of music that was that we were listening to growing up as kids. And, you know, I got into it at a time when it was, you know, brand new, and we help grow into the massive industry that is today.
David Ralph [3:39]
So so let’s give our listeners an understanding of where you come from, because I know Bristol quite well. But obviously this show goes across the globe. So how would you How would you sort of describe the City of Bristol to somebody who’s sitting listening to our conversation on a beach in Bora Bora
DJ Krust [3:56]
or Brussels a very small kind of city in the southwest of England it’s a very multicultural city he’s got heritage that stretches right back to the shipping error. For for England, it made his name kind of trading across the country cost the planet in fact, we’ve got a great musical heritage here. We’re you know, we’re the home of massive attack tricky Portishead, we’re known for creating a certain type of music. And we have a certain type of creativity here, mainly because we’re, you know, we’re 120 miles away from the capital. So we’ve got this unique perspective on sound on culture and attitude. And we’ve been able to use that to our advantage. And, you know, we’ve got a reputation around the planet as a city that produces quality, creativity, quality art, create, quote, quality innovations, quality thinking quality artists, and you know, we’ve been able to trade off of that for last 2030 years and build companies build labels, you know, we export great quality is you know, Ed Sheeran studied here and you know, he’s he’s doing quite well for us off now. So, you know, Bristol is a very laid back easygoing city where you can walk across the whole of Bristol in our, you know, you can live very cheaply here and you have an excellent pool of very talented high level artists here that will work for for dinner.
David Ralph [5:34]
My, my, my favorite part of Bristol is and it you actually touched on it there. It’s very sort of understated in many ways. And that the fact that you sort of said, Ed Sheeran, he’s doing quite well for himself, I thought, well, that’s an understatement because he’s, he’s are doing great guns, isn’t he, but um, my favorite part of Bristol is that there’s a big hill with like, a tower on the top, and you can look down onto the Ashton gate football ground, this is going to bore people who don’t notice at all, but um, you know, the place that I’m talking about, and people just sit up there reading books, and it’s very sort of
DJ Krust [6:07]
David Ralph [6:08]
Yeah, it must be it must be that out there. And you can just go up there, and you can just let the world sort of pass you by is a lovely place. Yeah.
Unknown Speaker [6:15]
David Ralph [6:16]
It’s nice. So you are hugely proud about where you you live and where you started. And if we take you back in time, because that’s what we do on join up dots was the music, something that was always in you. And then when that type of music came around, you were primed for that? Or were you somebody that was just looking for something different when was in the area that you were growing up?
DJ Krust [6:43]
I think a bit of both. I grew up in a very musical household, my older brother was always bringing home music. My mom was always listening to Motown, my dad was listening to a lot of sort of, you know, sort of a Christian reggae, call it. When I was old enough, I started to buy my own records. The first record that I actually bought was the specials, and ghost town. And from then on, was really it was a case of just just just following the musical trends. The thing that set the scene that kind of set me on my musical journey was a film called Wild star. For people who don’t know well star is a film sort of independent film, based around the New York and eight is where you had the we had a group of young people got together and they started. This sort of, it was it was kinda like the blueprint for the hip hop movement. So it was about breakdancing, graffiti, writing, rapping, DJ. And so basically, I saw this film with my brothers at 14 years old. And that was the blueprint for the culture. And I’m basically we totally identify with these, with these kids, we stand on the screen, they look like they’d be left out of society, we’ve been kind of, you know, pushed or shoved into the corner, right? And so don’t figure out for yourselves. And so they did, they figured out how to, you know, scratch and dress in a certain way talking a certain way, paint murals on balls. And we were excited by that because we didn’t have much where we grew up. So we just latched on to that and started to really try to emulate that. Try to bring that to Bristol. And I’m through that I kind of learned about music like kind of learn about cultural and learn about the attitude and the music that I started to listen to from them was kind of electronica style of music. And the type of part is I used to go to my friends used to go to when we were quite young, we’re, we’re MIT, we’re musical partners, but I’m sorry, part is that had a very different types of music. So I had a very eclectic vision and viewpoint music. So when it came to starting to make you know what people started called jungle, autumn base. It was very easy because the music was about a bit it was a it was the jobs from hip hop. It was like baselines from reggae, it was, you know, sort of electronica sounds from electronic records or techno records. And so having that attitude, having that idea really lend itself to the natural progression of this music.
David Ralph [9:27]
But fascinating thing about that two things is the specials ghost town now, that wasn’t my first record I ever bought. That was my second record. And that takes me back in time. I was always partial to Friday night, Saturday morning, do remember that beside?
DJ Krust [9:42]
Yeah, Yes, I do.
David Ralph [9:43]
Yeah. Well, you don’t get the size anymore. You just sort of stick them in. And that’s it. What’s happened to the besides they, they were glorious days, weren’t they? The other thing that is but really what you were doing, there was an early age, you were showing entrepreneurial spirit, you were becoming aware, you were looking at different things that you can bring into a new environment, and tailor to your own needs. And that’s really what being a successful entrepreneur is all about. Isn’t it? Just looking around and picking the best of things and making it yours putting your own spin on it?
DJ Krust [10:18]
Yeah, I mean, for us, we, you know, we, we kind of took it a step further, we actually started a little crew, right. And the whole idea was what we were going to take what we saw on the on this video, and we were going to bring it to Bristol. And so we took that initial idea, and we took it to a youth, we took it to a school, we convinced our school to get us a room. So that and we did exactly the same as what we saw in the in the video, we painted the walls, we put liner down, we got a little Boogie box, we bought our brothers Boogie box, and we held our first disc and that was our first business we charge kids to 10 pounds to come in. And we do that every two weeks. The same idea when we left school Two years later, we talked to a youth club. And in that year club, we did exactly the same thing. We talked to the people there. We asked him if we could have a room we spray paint in the room we put liner down on the floor. But this time Now we could afford turntables. So now we had turntables and we were holding discos there and we were charging people two pounds to come in. Then from there, we found a squat in place called Bedminster St. Louis road. We did exactly the same thing there. But it’s as much bigger scale, we found an old scout hot in the squat, we covered we fixed a roof up we got our friends who are now in spray paint a couple of years to come and spray the murals along the wall, we cleaned it up. And then we started to hold parties there once a month charging people five pounds. So we took the idea from from one level to another level to another level. And and that’s all I’ve been doing ever since I’ve realized that, that there’s a way to create culture as a way to communicate with people is a way to get people excited about the idea and get people to come in and contribute and to grow. And I’ve just been doing the same thing for over for the last 20 years. 25 years and it and it and it it works in a sense that we’ve been able to do amazing things with it. And now when I do talks, I do workshops, I explain to people these concepts, and I help them understand that they are probably doing similar things right now, they just needed to be pointed out so they can they can that can be brought to their awareness.
David Ralph [12:35]
So you haven’t had ever had a sort of quote unquote, proper job you’ve always been entrepreneur or have you?
DJ Krust [12:41]
Yeah, I have I’ve had one proper job. And and what was that was? Well, it was very strategically a strategic job. I went to work in a freezer factory in Bristol, because we needed to buy turntables. So at the time we want it we need a specific turntable, so called SL technic, Sal 1200s and a very expensive at the time. And so we all decided as a crew to go and get proper jobs so that we could buy these turntables. And so I did, I went to work in a freezer factory for six months. And I saved up enough money to buy one certain said, because that was my role in this crew, I had to buy one turntable. So I saved up enough. When I got one I got two forwards and 50 pounds I left, got the turntable. And that was it.
David Ralph [13:28]
But that’s that’s you know, I’m loving this conversation because it’s sort of taking on so many things that I’m passionate about at the moment, because so many people are in situations are in jobs, but they don’t like and they’re unwilling to take a leap or change direction. But what I keep saying to them, and I get loads of conversations, and I had a conversation the other day with our mutual friend Leo prints. And I was saying to him, you know, if you want to do something in your life, and you want to have a dream and work towards it, it doesn’t have to be even next thing you do, you can do some really rubbish stuff, if it means that you’re moving on to what you ultimately want. And that’s the thing, isn’t it? You knew that you wanted these turntables. And so you were willing to sacrifice those six months or whatever, working in the freezer place, which must have been dreadful, I must admit. And at the end of the day, you knew about once you’ve got your thing that was it, it was the next day, and it’s just another.in the timeline.
DJ Krust [14:24]
Yeah, I mean, I was quite fortunate that I hung around with it, you know, with my brother Bruce is quite savvy and a few other people that, you know, we were able to like really be kind of strategic in our approach to the way that we, we were doing things that I understood from a very young age, that if I wanted to get to to to be I was going to Nestle, I was going to have to do some things that Ada sometimes we’re going to be fun, but most of the time, we’re going to be quite challenging. And, and you know, I’ve learned, like, for instance, to become a successful DJ, you have to learn the basics, right? The basics are learning, you know, we call it clanging on the desk, right. And it’s where you where you’re learning to synchronize to two turntables at the same time. It’s very difficult, because it’s like playing the drums, you have to learn to use your legs and your hands, and you have to coordinate all these different things going at different times. And so in the beginning, when you’re trying to learn the turntable ism, it’s very, very confusing. And it takes you about eight or nine months. But the thing about it is, once you get it, it’s like riding a bike or riding a skateboard, the frill and the excitement of finally being able to, to get it, it’s the joy that a kid you see a little kid has when they figured out how to walk and the joy the parents have when they see their child walking for the first time. That’s the experience of getting the turntables for the first time. And for me, I knew that that would be something worth going through, like go through this difficulty with be worth in the end. And so I always knew from that early age, you have to do some, you have to do the dirt, you have to do something that you don’t want to do to get the thing you do want to do. And that’s always that’s always been in my mind in all of my stages of growth. And I’m going through a growth spurt right now. It’s uncomfortable. But the thing about it is I know what it’s going to be like once I actually achieve what I actually get through this to where I want to get to.
David Ralph [16:26]
So so you’re talking about basically practice and perseverance again, which is you know, it’s not a quick route, when when you were saying about what was it clanging, clanging clanging. Now I play the piano, different type of music. But there’s certain things that I can sit on the piano now. And I can just bash out, and I look at my fingers and my fingers are doing stuff. And I’m not even thinking about what I’m doing. And sometimes I actually go, this is amazing. For years, I couldn’t do this at all. But suddenly my hands are doing stuff, and I’m not thinking about it anymore. And when you look at it, it’s because of all those hours where I’m trying to do it trying to do it trying to do it. It is teaching what I call it a muscle memory, don’t know. But you’re teaching your body to do something. But once it clicks, you’re on to the next step. And I think so many people in life, and certainly the people that I talked to kind of feel they can skip that because I see kicks back to the American Idol. And you just have to get up there and you get plucked to stardom and bang your bear. But there’s there’s effort isn’t there, there’s no overnight success. If you want something hard enough, you can get it but you’ve really got to go out and do it.
DJ Krust [17:33]
Yeah, I mean, my saying is it takes 10 years to become an overnight success. And when I when I say that at my workshops, I just hear the life leave people’s bodies, you know, they like, you know, before we were going to come here and hear the secret sauce of how to do it and blah, blah, blah and get all the shortcuts. And sure, yeah, I can tell you all the shortcuts, but there’s no shortcuts to having the experience because I can give you everything you want. But the problem with that is once you get there and you have a problem, you’re not know how to fix it, you don’t know the route you taken to get there, you’ve just you’ve just copied someone else’s is true. And when when and all you’ve done is Wait, all you’ve done is looked at how someone else’s do done what they’ve done, but free already for you to change, you have to wait for them to change. And you can’t live like that you can’t wait for people to give you permission to do what you want. The best way to get what someone else has got is to figure out how you can do it yourself. That way you have the information, the knowledge, the wisdom, the experience. So be intuitive to understand how to maneuver at any level, you know, and I like to say which which general pattern use when he was was when he was teaching his lieutenants, to be commanders like himself. And he he basically said to him, listen, when I tell people to go and take the hill, I expect the people that I’ve trained to be able to use their initial because plans never work. When I tell people to go over and do that I expect them to use their initiative and to get over there the best way they know how not the best way I know I’m in I empower people to do the work because I trust they know how to do it. And so that’s what we want, we want to be able to put ourselves in the best possible position based on the information that we have at any one time, so that we can improvise if things go wrong. Because we have knowledge, we have wisdom. And we can use that knowledge and wisdom to overcome any difficulty. And that’s what that’s what that’s what we that’s what I try and instill in people that I work with now. And that’s what I’ve learned over the years. And that’s what’s helped me keep on going, I’ve been able to see the roots of things. And I’ve been able to understand where I’ve come from. And you know, in your intro, you spoke about how you know how music and creativity goes with this new stuff I do the training stuff, they are very, very similar is the understanding that once you have a creative way of thinking it, you can apply it on anything. And that’s what I’ve been able to do is like making music DJ, making labels, producing businesses is the set, if
David Ralph [20:14]
you break down what Ashley, if you break down the structure of all that understanding all that learning, then you can apply it to anything. And that’s what this new company disruptor patterns is about is understanding the principles because they’re universal, is it’s it’s this passion isn’t is what you are passionate about this. And the reason you’re passionate is because you’re doing stuff, which is inherently you, it plays to your key values or your core values. And it’s been a surprise to me, when I started doing this show, I didn’t really know how to do a show in any shape or form. So I just bought up in myself. And people have said to me now, that was a wise decision to make. And I went
Unknown Speaker [20:55]
is it? Is it a wise
David Ralph [20:57]
decision, I just thought to myself, surely I can be better being me than anybody else. So surely, until I get to be good enough to be somebody else, I’ll just be myself. And that that was just the logic. Now people saying it’s inspired, but it’s not inspired at all. It’s just, if you if you want to do something and you want to do it, well just do it like yourself. It’s not rocket science, is it?
Unknown Speaker [21:19]
No, it’s not
David Ralph [21:21]
the GG people were in your classes do to get people when you said, you know, you see the life drain out of him. But did you see people that come to one of your classes? And then that’s it? You don’t see them again? Or I’ll do people? Is it the ones we have a straight back? But are more likely to proceed? Or is it the ones about start slumped but then start getting straight again? Did you know what I mean? Where we’re interested kind of gets them and I suddenly had that Penny drop.
DJ Krust [21:52]
I think that I think what happens when they hear statements like that, I think I think initially Yeah, they, they, they think that, you know they were going to get the shortcut or the secret sauce and stuff. But I think I think afterwards, what I do is I kind of inch I show them or I lead them back to when they were great. You know, I help them understand. What I do is nothing special, you know, I’ve just been fortunate enough to do it from a very young age. So I’ve got the memory muscle. And I can I can see slightly different from from from the average person because I’ve just I’ve lived this life, you know, since I was 14. So it’s a very unique perspective. And the most people I speak to, they were over, just starting out, or they’re trying to leave a job and start their own thing. So they are in a slightly different place. But what they have to understand is there are parts in our life when they were doing things unconsciously, intuitively. And with that spirit of excitement. And my job is to actually getting them back to that place. Help them remember what they were doing. And get them back in those feelings, of excitement of wonder of that childlike excitement and getting them back into their vision and their dream and help them help them remember why they were doing it and how to do it again. And once they start connecting the dots on that level, then they start, then the color comes back and they perk up and it’s fine. But it’s just it’s just, it’s just you know, remember helping people remember who they are.
David Ralph [23:30]
We we we had the same conversation every single episode because he just comes up. He’s part of the flow of the show now. And one of the things that people always say is they get told to find their passion. And if you listen to every episode of this show, you hear me say exactly the same thing. But everyone kind of goes, I don’t know, my passion. I just don’t know, just tell me what my passion is almost like they can open a book and go, Oh, yes, it is. And if I look back at their younger self, when they weren’t looking for money, they were we’re just looking for stuff to do because I like doing it. That is their true passion. That’s the things that they would run home from school every day to do because they wanted to do it. Now, the hard bit, the joining up the dots bit is how they actually take that passion and make money out of it. That’s the bit that takes effort. That’s the bit that takes perseverance and becoming aware and all those kind of things. But actually, the finding the passion bit, ain’t too hard. Just look back at your younger self and think Yeah, and if you can’t remember, ask other people, you know, what, what did I used to like doing when I was a young kid and your mom and your dad or whatever will say, Oh, he was always doing this, he was always doing that. Because once we get into responsibilities and careers and the parts that people expect of us, we forget it, and I forgot it. And now I’m doing this, I remember it like it was yesterday, but for 30 years, I just forgot what I should be doing. And I don’t know why it’s so sad, isn’t it?
DJ Krust [24:55]
Well, we get sucked into society. And you know, they’re all the sugar, and the right thing to do and as the wrong things to do. And you gotta remember, we spend like nearly 12 years in an education system that’s preparing us to do to support the that system doesn’t remember, the education system isn’t interested in creating autonomous human beings. I’ll say that, again, the education system is not interested in creating autonomous human beings, they are creating people to operate a system that that is instilled, and that they need to keep going. And that’s a totally different thing. They don’t need futurist thinkers who can, you know, take us out of the crazy situation planet surfing right now, they want people to keep this situation going. They want people to keep running the banking system, they want people to keep running an inefficient energy system, they want people to use a sub sub standard, telecommuting to a Telecom, telecom system. They want people to maintain a petrol and a transport system. The way is, that’s the way to systems engineer, anybody who thinks outside of that system we do away with them. You know, we don’t want anybody to rise above the parapet because that’s not what this system is about. This system is about conformity, standard conventional thinking, operating on the lowest levels. Let’s get that the sub that straight we operate in on the lowest level. So when you come out from the education system, you’re only expected to do the job that does required a view you know, what do we say once that when people around us who who seem you know, bright and everybody else all you think you’re a smart ass you think you are bright? And that’s collect us because of the society does that? That’s because the way society is being constructed. We don’t celebrate geniuses. We don’t celebrate it. And we we put people you are a maverick, we put people down where we stand, we put people down who are clever. It’s like it’s ridiculous. You know, I heard this thing the other day where this guy he was proclaiming that it was really great, right? And he was made to feel small because of that. And I fought by this. I said, so what should he say that he’s rubbish?
David Ralph [27:17]
Yeah, he’s you know, you because you said the word Maverick them. And I laughed, because throughout my career, but directors I would work with used to say you’re a maverick. And it was always like, it was a bad thing. Now, it’s like a badge of honor. And I would go to right, I was a maverick. And I showed back because I’m not working for you anymore. And I’m doing my own thing. And I’m loving every second of every day. But at the time, it was kind of like I was finding angles to be creative. Or I was trying to reduce an eight hour day into two hours. And I used to link back to the way you do it. What’s the point in going away hours and sitting there bored. And getting back to the education system. I’m on a rant here, I feel myself going. But on the education system, I’ve realized I’m having these conversations that one of the things why it’s flawed, and he’s not just flawed in this country, it’s broad across the globe, is so much of the education system is boring. And when you’re a kid, you are bored out your head. And then every now and again, you’d get a teacher that was amazing. And you’d remember, and it was not because they were teaching you but we were inspiring you. So I’ve got this word, inspiration, which is like half education and half inspiration. And if you could merge the two together, that would be pretty powerful. But I think now looking back on my life, my career, most of it, I was bored as well. But I’d been programmed from an early age to think like my days are going to be boring. So when I went into a job, I didn’t challenge the status quo. Somehow I accepted the boredom of it, where I would like a herd of people going, there must be better ways of doing this. We don’t actually have to put up with this. Why can’t we do this? Why can’t we do that. And some of the forward thinking companies by are embracing that. And I read something the other day about a company coming who they are off the top my head, but they are saying, Look, just reduce your hours have more free time, because we know that when you come to work, you’re going to be more productive. And you’re going to have loyalty towards us because we’re giving you that and you know, take you taking you back, I worked for a company up in London one day, and I got the job. And on the very first day I came in for my work as everyone was going out. And I thought hang on this is a bit strange. And I said, you know, well, what’s happening is a fire drill. And they went, Oh, no, no, we’re going to go down to Hyde Park, which is in middle of London. And we’re going to play rounders, and I went, What? Why are we doing that? Oh, Eddie, the owner. He says, let’s do it. It’s a lovely day. So we all kind of got out. And I’ve been so programmed of having to work. But I kind of sloped at the back. Like I was doing something bad, where everybody else was just striding purposefully down to the park to play rounders. And we had ice creams. And we went out there for about two hours. And we had a game of ground is it was great. And as I was walking back out, I said to the owner, Eddie, I said,
Unknown Speaker [29:59]
Why did you do that? I said
David Ralph [30:00]
that that’s madness. He said no. He said, because when they get back, they will give me six times as much effort. You know, it’s the little things that produce loyalty and production and stuff. Was he being a maverick? No, I think he was doing things in the right way. Because he was being creative. And he was playing to his team’s strengths streams and building something that they would buy into as well. Bit mentee. But there you go.
DJ Krust [30:26]
Nice, good. It’s like, you know, like you said, there was sort of forward thinking companies that, you know, they understand this, you know, and we’re moving away from the Industrial Revolution with the Industrial Revolution rules as well. We’re moving towards the information age, which is a totally different set of rules. And, you know, the one of the one of the things that was interesting is that when you work for these cutting edge companies, they are just that they’re full of cutting edge people, and they go against the norm, you know, and people so in, we’ve been so programmed, and we’re and we are so ingrained in the culture, it has been programmed, that anything that doesn’t fit with the program suggests looks like a problem. And so we have to overcome that. And we have to get people in back into their selves, and getting them into the autonomous sovereign lifestyle, which says, you know, what you can be and do and have whatever you desire, you just got us you got to take steps to, to be that way. And that’s the difficult thing, you know, now we are addicted to society the way it is, you know, I was talking to a friend of mine every day, and he talks about Yo, we just had this revolution and change society. I said, Oh, really? Who would run it? You know, nobody would like to do that job. No one would like to do it the way it is. And so my next question is, my next question is When do you think that we need to be governed, but of course we don’t. It’s just that that’s just the way that things have been up. And so now, what we’re learning is how to get back into who we really are. And after a while, maybe 10, 2030 years from now, we’ll have a totally different system or will have, the majority of the people on the planet will be autonomous, the system will be flipped around, you have a way the system is on its way out, we can see that it doesn’t work. It hasn’t worked. It wasn’t designed to work, it was only designed to keep a certain small minority into a position of power. And now that’s not that’s run its course people are waking up, people are understanding who they are, where they’re paralyzed. And this is a good you know, most we want people to be able to get into their power because the answers for the world’s problems aren’t kind of gone from established conventional thinking. That’s obvious. Now. We need people to tap into their own intuition, their own wisdom, their own consciousness and spirituality, on a on a global on a global level so that we can fix the planet together because now it’s not up to certain people who have, you know, conventional or standard education to fix the problem. It’s like, we’re all we all live here. We all got to do something for the planet. I’m saying so soon as every gets into their own power, the sooner we can all contribute to the to the to the planet.
David Ralph [33:05]
Well, let’s play the words of a famous a list a Hollywood actor of Jim Carrey who said this recently, and I, I play this literally every show now, I love this. This is Jim Carrey See, we think
Unknown Speaker [33:17]
my father could have been a great comedian, but he didn’t believe that that was possible for him. And so he made a conservative choice. Instead, he got a safe job as an accountant. And when I was 12 years old, he was let go from that safe job. And our family had to do whatever we could to survive. I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want. So you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.
David Ralph [33:43]
Isn’t that this kind of same thing that we’ve been saying for 15 minutes? He just says it better? Yeah. Yeah. What does that inspire you? Or do you kind of look at that and go, it’s it’s shameful that so many of us do not buy into it, we’ve got this one chance to be on this planet, we’ve got this one chance to have an absolute kick ass life, we’ve got one chance to earn more money than we’ve ever earned before and love doing it at the same time. But we don’t, because we’re not taking that chance, we’re not taking that risk to do the thing we love.
DJ Krust [34:20]
It’s funny that it’s funny, when I listen to that he used the word survive and listen to the words that you’re using chance and risk as well. Um, I think, what what what we’re what we do, when we hear those things, we immediately have like this, this feeling that creates more feelings and emotions. And, and I think that once we actually start doing like, like taking these risks, taking the chances, we realize, actually, we’re not taking a risk, and it’s not really a chance. And you know, we’re not surviving, we’re moving into something that’s quite natural. It’s just that we haven’t been trained to think that way. And so when we start when we start, I mean, for me, I remember when I was about, about 21. And I was like, just getting into all this DJ and stuff. And I had this opportunity to, to to get a good work a proper proper job that was going to pay lots of money, or to follow this DJ thing. And at the time of DJ thing wasn’t paying lots of money. But what it was giving me was that freedom and sense of I’ve achieved something because I’ve been doing this for so long. Now someone’s recognize my talent, and they’re going to actually start paying me some money to do what I really love to do. And I remember being afraid, right? And I was so scared that you know, I speak on the force going on the mind, what if it doesn’t work, and I can’t hear my dad’s voice, go get a proper job, cut your hair, go and get a proper job. And I can hear my mom’s voice saying, son, just be happy, go do what you want to do enjoy yourself. And I just and I just remember having this feeling like, if I don’t do this thing, now, it will be much harder down the line. And I know I’ll regret it. I just knew I just knew as a young man, 21 years old, I think knew that if I didn’t take action, I just regret it. And I’d wake up like, you know, 2030 years down line, unhappy, fat, bald, right? Maybe driving a nice big fat car, whatever. But just being miserable, unhappy, and I just made that decision. I said, you know what I love when I was on the decks there would be nothing. Not often password exists. For me, I was interested in women, foot nothing I was just when is when it was time for my turn on the decks because my share turntable, my brother, and it was like that was that was our our day’s work, right? He go on it for an hour, and I go on it for an hour. So my hour on those decks was I was in the zone, you know, you couldn’t talk to me, you couldn’t get any sense out of me whatsoever. It was like I was on the beach in Miami. I was that in the zone and just didn’t matter. And I fought about that for a minute, I thought what would you rather do, you know, get paid 50 pounds to go and play for an hour in this club in front of 100 people make their night or go and work in a shitty job, you’re never going to really feel fulfilled and happy. And I said, You know, I think the 50 quid. And I’ve never looked back.
David Ralph [37:08]
But But the interesting thing about what you’re saying there is, so many of our listeners are at the beginning of their career, they would they’re at a point where they’re getting these ideas of that they want more. That’s the reason why they’re listening to the show, if they’d already gotten what they want, they’re not going to be listening to this show. But the cokes are starting to move. And it’s fascinating. And I’ve said this numerous times as well, that you are striving, striving, striving, striving for success. And once you get that glimmer of success, that’s actually more scary than when you start. Because I’ve had that with this show, I was desperate to get it off the ground. And once it started to really go big. I actually freaked out for a whole afternoon thinking I don’t I don’t know, if I can provide that much content, I don’t know if it’s going to be good enough. And you the audience, at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter if one person is listening to it, or 100 million people, it’s only me doing what I do, as well as I can do it. And if they respond, or they don’t. But I freaked out big time. I was thinking this is this is running away with me. And I wasn’t expecting the success of this. And it was devil an angel, the angel was done. This is what you wanted. This is why you set it up. But the devil was going on, it’s going to screw up now. And people do have those fears all the time. And it’s scary to start as it is being successful a bit Branson and Simon cow and all those still have those fears, because it’s going into new stuff. And it’s the new stuff. That is the scary stuff.
DJ Krust [38:40]
Yeah. Yes, I Steve on an unknown territory. So the imagination runs wild. It says you know, what’s going to happen? You know, it seeks security, you know, so our biggest question when we do these things is how so we need to know how it’s going to be how we need to do this, what are the steps that we need to take? And we’re seeking security, and we want to know how to do something before we take action? Well, there’s a slight The, the physicists called, called pre Brahm, I think his name is he says that you can never know everything you need to know before you take action. So get used to acting with and with uncertainty, you know, so Tony Robinson talks about the first human need, which is certainty, you know, we need to be certain about the universe, you know, I need to know that when I get a better put my feet on the floor, the floor is there, but this, but but you get too much certainty, and you get what you get bored, and they get monotonous. So the SEC, so guess what the second human need is? uncertainty, right? So you need variety, you need to have contrast. And so when we when we are thinking about what we need to create in world and time and space, like, if you know the outcome of something too much, you’re not gonna do it, you won’t do it. And that’s where we’re bored about life. And that’s why we need the change that we’re going for. So it’s, it’s quite ironic when we actually think about what we want to do next. And we say, you know, I want to create change. But then when, when the universe provides us with change, we say, No, I don’t want it, I want to stay the same. It’s like, some crazy phenomenon. But what we’ve got understand as well is it’s never as bad as we are imagining. And I’ll say that, again, it’s never as bad as what we are imagining because fear is being afraid of something you’re imagining happening. It hasn’t happened yet. So we’re making a picture in our mind about something that hasn’t happened yet, that we’re not willing to take action on. So we’ve created something. So a suggestion would be for us is if what what can we imagine it being better than like I said, imagine it being really good. Let’s imagine it being really excited, as imagine it being a really fun, unique, different, you know, those, being afraid to take action isn’t a reason not to take action? No, that’s not a real reason not to take action. That just means you don’t have enough information before you take action. And that’s easy to acquire, find people who have done what you’ve done before, read some biographies, take take the step that’s least scariest moving forward. So there are lots of ways to get around that. It’s just, it’s just the only time we actually fail is when we don’t take action. And so I think
David Ralph [41:32]
actually just jumping into there, because I don’t want to leave that point, take a step back is least scary. First, I think that is absolutely the right thing to do. When you are trying to build momentum. Once you get momentum, I think it flips on its head and you need to do the thing that scares you the most. And certainly the things that I’m I’m finding now in my life, and the things that are shooting me on like a rocket are the bits actually, even when I think about it, and I’ve already done it, it scares me. And I’m now using that as a compass to where I should be going. So if I wake up and I have this idea in my head, and I think oh, I don’t know. And you know, I’m talking about it now and I can feel my stomach tightening. So you know, we’re humans we just have these fears. But I now go for that and I never used to but now I go for it and most of the time when it comes off and it does come off which is the amazing thing most of the time it always comes off and in your head you kind of got no that’s not going to happen why would that happen? No one wants to do is you know, I’m a nobody blah blah blah, blah blah, but you shoot ahead and you shoot so dramatically because you are coming out of that comfort zone that’s holding you back so do the little steps First of all, and then pick up the pace and then start doing the really scary stuff and that’s that’s where you really do you know Fire Fire through obstacles that we’re just not there anymore.
DJ Krust [42:55]
Yeah, I mean, I agree in the beginning Yeah, it’s scary do to do was least asleep stretches of you. Then when you get going, dude, big scary stuff. You know what my thing is? Is yours we are supposed to succeed. Now we’re supposed to succeed. It’s that’s that’s normal. That’s just reality. You know, you’re looking into nature. Nature succeeds all the time. It finds a way to make things happen. We’re part of that system.
David Ralph [43:23]
Did you do which is do you think, though, that it is back to just pure self limiting beliefs. Because we see overnight success, the perceived overnight success, and we haven’t seen the crappy clubs and the pubs and all these kind of places. You know, we talked about Ed Sheeran again. Now Ed Sheeran is the classic 10 year overnight success, where even like three years ago, he was playing to like five people in a hole, and actually having to pay for his own bass bear and back at parties is the effort in, but because we as an audience, almost don’t find that be interesting. We just like the glory, the red carpet and all that kind of stuff. We don’t believe that we can have the same but there’s no difference between DJ Krust David Ralph Ed Sheeran, we’re all babies out, we were all babies, but we just make the most of what we’ve got. And certainly, you know, I look at these people, and I’m striving for certain things. And in my head, I have self limiting beliefs. But it’s all right for them. They’ve done it, but it’s just round the curve is just that nice started earlier.
DJ Krust [44:29]
Yeah. And it’s about persistence, you know, the universe will you to you, but you just got to be persistent. It’s like, you know, that the the, you know, someone making a sculpture with a solid piece of rock, you know, they’re, they need to chip away continually over time to get to get to a beautiful statue. And so it is with us and our ideas. You know, it takes a while for these things to occur, not because it’s about what what you get at the end, it’s about who you become along the way so that you can manage it once you get to the end, you know, and that’s the easy way to explain that is why do so many people win the lottery get lose all their money within 12 to 18 months, because they haven’t built up the natural understanding of how to manage money. And if you don’t know how to manage anything, how you’re going to keep it. So you learn it takes you it takes you 10 years to learn about business to learn about your craft, to learn about your trade, so that once you finally get to where you where you think you want to be, you can manage it, and then you can plan where you want to get to Next, you know, and it seems like it seems like our the world’s against me and everything. So hardest, the toughest, like, pull it, pull your socks up, pops up and understand, right? It’s not tough, it’s just you gotta understand how to start thinking in new ways. Now we have habitual programs that we have used to survive this environment. And now we have to learn new ways of thinking, that takes time, you cannot rush that. So when we think about in new ways, we get insights, and we get different levels of understanding, which leads to wisdom. And that’s what we want, we don’t need more information, because we can get all the information below on our books. And that’s what we went to school. And they banned bombard us with the left brain stuff. And that didn’t do is any good, because 90% of people who go through education system have to be retrained to do the job when they go when they go to get a job. So we know that isn’t the answer driver. So we’re looking to get insights, knowledge and wisdom.
David Ralph [46:39]
Oh, this is a good conversation, isn’t it? I think we’re going to change the world.
Unknown Speaker [46:45]
Let’s do it. Yeah, let’s
David Ralph [46:46]
do it. Me and DJ Krust. I’m the trendiest person on the planet at the moment, my kids will love this. Now, if you take it with you then and you have got the sort of alter ego, as I say, you’ve got your proper name, and you go out and you do your courses, and you inspire people. And you talk about creation in the mind and the arts and the ideas and all that kind of stuff. Man in the evening, you are like Batman, I suppose you’ve got his alter ego DJ Krust, and you go out and do your thing. Now both of them are playing to your unique strengths. Both of them are your unique passions, because I can just hear when you’re talking about it, it’s all going to come together. Where Where does it sort of separate? Is there times when you’re DJ Krusting, and you kind of almost forget that you’re the other person? And then when you’re the other person, you kind of think, oh, Blimey, I’ve got to do back tonight and you flip a? Or does he just merge?
DJ Krust [47:41]
Yeah, I mean, definitely, when I’m on the decks is definitely on DJ Krust, and I’m performing and it’s definitely about the performance, then I go into the mode, you know, I wear certain clothes, no, my attitude changes, you know, and I have to concentrate in a slightly different way. Because, you know, it’s, you know, it’s, when I’m on the decks, that is a job, you know, I’m entertaining people, and I need to be professional, you know, and I need to prepare for that I need to do work for that. Although I’ve been doing it 25 years, they’re still preparation that needs to happen. And, you know, and so I go to work, you know, that’s my job, I go to work, and I go and do it very well. It’s something that I’ve been doing over you know, like I said, 25 years. But yeah, it is a job. And I do go into mode. And it is very, very different from it’s not actually it’s not so much different from the the workshops that I do in the sense that I seen the workshops as this kind of performance, but a different type of performance. And there’s no dex on hiding behind, I’m actually now I’m speaking to people. And I’m giving them the lowdown of how to think in new ways how to behave in new ways, how to tap into their, their unique passions, their unique skills. And so it requires a slightly different level of understanding and presenting skills. But essentially, I do see them as sort of the same. Same sort of level of entertainment or performance. But they but they they both both of them, I’m looking to inspire the audience in a way.
David Ralph [49:19]
It is fascinating that you say that you’ve been doing it 25 years, and you still prepare, and you do because I I do the show, but
DJ Krust [49:29]
I still get nervous.
David Ralph [49:31]
Well, that’s why that’s what you should do. You know, I used to do training courses, and I would have done the same training courses hundreds of times. And I still always used to always offer away boy, and it was just, it was the nerves, you know, I like the nerves as long as you can control them. But you know, I do this job now on a daily basis. Every time I do it. I’m nervous. Absolutely. But Have I done my preparation? Yeah, I do more preparation, but I do actually recording. These beds are great. But I know that I can’t make these great. Fingers crossed, if I haven’t done the preparation first. And so that’s the bit isn’t it? That’s the bit. But yeah, once again, people don’t want to see they want to see you out there whizzing your decks and clanging away and all that kind of stuff. And now you kind of want to think that you are just walking out there and just doing it. But you can only make it look like you’re doing it because you put the preparation in, and the fact that you are still preparing, you know, like David Beckham, the old football player, he was always the first one on their pitch, taking free kicks, and the last one taking free kicks and you kind of think to yourself, what more is he going to learn he can take a free kick better than anyone. But he knew that it was that constant 10,000 hours of all practice comes to me all the time. And that’s what separates the real successful from the mid success to the people that don’t get going. It’s that extra effort, isn’t it?
DJ Krust [50:50]
Yeah, you gotta work, you gotta work at your, your art, you know, I love to say, you know, take yourself seriously, you know, and know, know more about your craft, and everybody else is like, that shows that, that shows you and your own subconscious that sends a message to yourself to say, you know what, I value myself, I respect myself, I love myself enough to keep working, you know, to keep pushing myself and to keep trying, you know, to learn more to know more. And once you get into that habit, it becomes an addiction. And that’s a great addiction for me studying, reading, applying the knowledge, speaking to experts, speaking to people like yourself, and you’re clearly a futuristic about this type of knowledge and helping other people. For me, that’s what it’s about, you know, when you when you when you know, that you what you have, can inspire and help other people. And you just get that thirst for more, you know, it’s like, I love doing what I do. You know, I’m very, very fortunate. And I know that. And so for me to keep giving the highest value and not just, you know, on the on the turntables, I make music as well. So I’m studying music, I’m just reading books, I’m going to workshops and going to seminars, you know, I’m interested in being the best version of me that I can be. And to do that I need to be around people that are inspirational, that are on who think the same thoughts as me who are pushing their selves, to become the best versions of themselves as well. And that’s parent and encouraging. But but it’s, it’s,
David Ralph [52:21]
I say easy to do. I’m now finding it incredibly easy to surround myself by motivational positive, successful people across the globe, because I’ve put myself in that position. But if you are in a job and you don’t like the job, most of the time your colleagues don’t like the job as well. And so you’re you’re the opposing view, aren’t you you’re surrounded by misery guys are can’t wait to the weekend Oh jobs rubbish no back on it. So you can easily do it. And the more success you have, the easier it occurs and people suck towards you. And then suddenly, you get people that you’ve never heard or who have been introduced by x y Zed, and it just becomes stronger and stronger. It’s not one of those kind of weird biological things, when you see one cell joined to another show and another cell and they suddenly start creating something. And once you get that kind of momentum that the cells are whizzing in at each other, you really cooking.
DJ Krust [53:15]
Yeah, I mean, it’s like, collective consciousness. So it works. And, you know, you get, you know, the commercial term would be like, you know, law of attraction. But, you know, like, attracts like, you know, when we, when we vibrate on a new frequency, you know, you attract other people who are vibrating on that same frequency. That’s, that’s where the term comes from, oh, you know, he’s on the vibe, you feel it, bro is like, yeah, I’m feeling it, as we’re feeling the same level of excitement, we’re feeling we’re vibrating on the same frequency on the same level of energy. And you know, when we do that we just very lucky saying, once you get through, so it takes it takes on average 21 days to 30 days to create a new habit. So I like to say if you give yourself 90 days, and you had the, the first 90 days are like going uphill. So if you think about a rocket taken off into space, you know, like the space shuttle, the space shuttle will use 90% of his fuel to get outside of the Earth’s atmosphere. Because that’s the hardest part. You know, you gotta go through that inertia. But after you get through the the Earth’s atmosphere is clean sailing. And that’s what the first 90 days of learning any new traders, re aligning your brain and your mind and your consciousness and your habitual way of thinking to something else. After you get through that it’s plain sailing you there’s not much resistance, what tends to happen is you miss the new thing, if you don’t do it. And so in the beginning, yeah, it’s hard work. But it pays off big. In the end,
David Ralph [54:50]
let’s play the words of Steve Jobs, because the theme of the show is connecting your dots joining up your doors. And he talks about having faith and trust and intuition. And that’s really what we’ve been talking about hope for the last hour, but I’m going to be interested to see your point of view on these words, I’m going to play Steve Jobs then we’re gonna have a quick chat.
Unknown Speaker [55:07]
Of course, it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards 10 years later. Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future, you have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leaves you off the well worn path. And that will make all the difference.
David Ralph [55:42]
But it’s quite obvious that you can connect your dots because you’ve already sort of alluded to that in the conversation. But how does those words actually make you feel if we were talking about feelings and vibes again?
DJ Krust [55:55]
Well, when I hear that, it’s confirmation that you know, that, you know what I’m talking. Yeah, and it just meant it just made me realize, you know, like, I’m not a powerful person like that, who single handedly revolutionized, you know, the, like, the technological face of the planet and, and sort of culture as well with his, with his, you know, Max and the way that he saw the world, it’s like, he trusted something that no one knows what it is, you know, we talked about it in this in this really kind of flimsy, you know, kind of, you know, consciousness way and whatever. But this guy made the biggest company in the world from that, you know, that must be encouraging when we think about that I’m from people that are stuck in these dead end jobs, that don’t believe in it. But they stay in it, and keep doing the same thing. You know, and I love the term, you know, if you don’t have a goal, you, you work for people who do is like, it doesn’t take much to shift your awareness to focus on something that you do believe in, you know, and start to take actions towards that, you know, and if you do, start on your path today, you know, you’re starting to see the things around you start support you. And you have to believe in, like you said, you have to believe in something, you know, look at your family and put your faith in them. If you don’t have enough power, and an energy to put it in yourself. It will work you have to take the first steps. You know, here’s one of world planet’s greatest visionaries talking about, you know, trusting trust in yourself trust in vision, things that we can’t quantify things that modern science doesn’t even acknowledge. But yet, every single successful businessman on the planet, it will always tell you that they felt it in their gut, or they had a feeling and what you mean, and but we don’t actually ask them that we just kind of intuitively know what they mean. No one, no one actually says or what? Can you explain exactly what you mean? No one says that we just go. Yeah, I kind of know what you mean. And it’s intuitively ingrained in our consciousness that we all know what it means when someone says that. But we don’t all know how to take action on that, on that thing, because there’s no blueprint for it. But that’s why Steve said what a trust because like I said, we are the planet is set up for us to succeed. You know, consciousness sets up for us to succeed, the universe sets up for us to succeed, it’s up to us to just take that on board and say, You know what, I’m just going to take one step. And then I’m going to see what happens. And then let’s just take another step. And see what happens is like he’s right, you can you can connect the dots go forward. But what you can do is that you can take one step in faith, knowing that you’re, you’re one step closer to wherever it is that you need to be on a journey of thousand miles, you just got to take the first step.
David Ralph [59:14]
I I like the words of john lennon, he he never understood what the Beatles was because he was in the Beatles. And he didn’t get the vibe, the feeling that their music gave everybody else because he was in it. And somebody said to him, you know, did you believe in the Beatles? And he says, No, I don’t believe in the Beatles. I just believe in me, because all he had was the control in what he was doing. And he’s own talent and his own personal belief. And I think that’s what we have to do, isn’t it? And when something gets big, hopefully, you have to realize, but actually, you aren’t the big bit. You are just you. And that is the most important part.
DJ Krust [59:52]
Yeah, I think as well. I think what a lot of people do they project really fast forward. And I think what we’re going to do when the guests will really big or how am I going to manage this success? Or, you know, what, am I going to do all these million pounds? And it wouldn’t it be boring driving around in a Ferrari and having lots of beautiful girls around me? And yes, really? Yeah, yes, it’s half lifetime in first class, I must admit, you know, I’ve struggled with that all my life. But the end of the day is like, don’t bother thinking about that. You know, what I realized over the last couple years, because there’s massive success I’ve had, you know, I’ve been taught all over the world. I’ve worked with big artists, I’ve recorded in amazing studios, I’ve been signed to major record companies, I’ve won mercury Music Prize, we’ve had top 10 hits. But the last sort of seven years, I’ve struggled with trying to figure out what I want to do next and how to do it. And what I remembered, I just went back to went back to the simple simple thing of just enjoying what I do. And that got me right back into me again, you know, and I forgot about China be successful. I forgot about China make money, I forgot about China be this big, short DJ Krust and carry on my career and what people think. And because I’m doing this trading workshop thing, now you’re supposed to be this big, short, DJ, blah, blah, blah, whatever I forgot all about. And I just remembered what it was like to be on the decks when I was like, 18 years old, I just remember that. And I was like, that’s who you are. Kid, go back to remember that. Just remember why you started to do this. You want to have fun. You didn’t want to be famous, I didn’t want to be a DJ, I just want to enjoy being on the decks, that was all an hour of being on the decks came all this other stuff, you know, and after I enjoyed being on decks, I started enjoying being in the studio. And it was just like, I wonder if I can make this bass sound. I wonder if I can make these drums. I wonder if I own an adventure Lee, all that stuff became making one tune. And then also Oh my God, I can actually make music now. And like, Oh, this is great, I can really start figuring out how to make get what’s in my mind now into these music. And then after that, it was like now I’m going to enjoy play my own music while I DJ out is like, Oh my god, I’m in heaven. And that, that was it. There was no fault about releasing records, getting signed to majors taught like none of those things were like important at a time. And only after you I got you know success and I started to build and build a build, you knew what to expect. And then after a while the expectation turned into something else. And so because of something else, and then you your you’d become so after or in through that journey, I started to relate more to crust than I did to who I really was like Kirk, I started to blur the lines because that’s what that’s how the identity slice switching. You know like he’s like john, very, very astute said he didn’t believe in the Beatles. Well, I didn’t have that I actually thought I was this cross guy. Because when it when it when it wasn’t working crust didn’t know how to deal with it. You didn’t know what to do next. And he struggled and suffered until I remembered you know, actually trust your Kirk. Wake up. Remember who you are. You’re You’re not the name, you’re that’s an act. That’s what something that’s something you created. That’s not who you are. And I was like, you know, it was like, he was like Neo coming out of the matrix. I was like, Yeah, right. And I started to wake up and realize what was what what I didn’t get into this to be to become crust or to become famous, I got into this. So I could have fun and enjoy myself along the way that happened. And so over my last seven years been about waking up again waking up to like this brilliant person who’s excited, who’s who’s full of life and who’s full of fun, you know, and that’s now spirit that’s was helping me grow and create something new. And to help me create this new companies like, when you figure out who you really are, is that is easy to take the end to the world, the result of that what they call money, is what they call, you know, praise or success. But if you go after money in success and praise, it won’t work, it doesn’t work like that. You’ve got to be who you really are from your core, from your center. And naturally, you resonate these other qualities out into the world, you know, and that’s what people tap into. And it’s Oh, that’s nice. I like that music. Oh, that’s nice. I like that program. You do? And it’s like, Yeah, because like you said earlier, I’m living my passion. And that’s what people buy into. That’s the infuse ism. You know, because it’s effortless, then like, you’re not like you said in the beginning, why? Why do you need to be someone else when it’s easier to be yourself. And that is the core of it.
David Ralph [1:04:43]
But let’s send you back in time now to find the time when DJ Krust wasn’t even around. And it was just little Kirk running around in Bristol, because this is part of the show. And we called a sermon on the mic. And if you could go back in time to have a one on one with your younger self, what advice would you give him? And what age would you choose where we’re going to find out now this is out? Yes, on the Sermon on the mic.
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DJ Krust [1:05:29]
I’d like to speak to my younger self, again, little Kirk at 16. And look little Kirk, just remember, always be yourself. You know, always rely and trust your own instincts. You know, whatever happens to you, you’re always going to be able to learn from your mistakes. And even if whatever type of mistake you make, you’ll always be able to learn from it. And so going forward life, you know, be excitable, enjoy what you’re doing, you know, meet people, be open, be honest, you know, and be true to yourself, be true to your values, you know, and don’t worry about breaking any rules because there aren’t any to be broken, you know, they’re just there for you as guidelines for you to keep you kind of on the path on the on the straight and narrow, you know, you’re going to meet people are going to like some of the music that you make, you’re also going to meet people who don’t like some of the music that you make. But don’t take any of it seriously, you remember why you started getting into music was because you enjoyed it, you know, and a few people. A few people said they liked it and enjoyed it. And that’s great, you know, but keep on making music from your heart. You know, never get too concerned about how much money you’re making. Because it’s not really about that, it’s always going to be about making yourself happy. And the people that really love you and enjoy what you’re doing. You know, they’ll always support you. And so think think about, you know, consider into make music for those type of people that enjoy what you’re doing. And as you get older, you’ll start getting into business, and you’ll understand about finances, don’t be afraid of accountants and lawyers, they’re there to help you. And so, you know, start start to ask them for their opinions and start to learn more about business from a young age, because you’re going to need it, you know, you’re actually going to start to teach business to people teach, you know, creative thinking to people. So the more you understand about that, the more easier it will be for you to explain and help other people that will be looking for your assistance. So from the music, you’ll get into helping people and sharing your gifts and your knowledge. And that’s how the world works. You know, that’s the legacy of the world. When you’re young and exciting. you stumble along, you make mistakes, you learn from those mistakes. And as you get older, you’ll meet people will come in coming behind you who are doing the same thing, you know, and it’s a nice thing to do to help other people on their journey. Using your wisdom and knowledge, you have the advantage of hindsight, you can share that with these people and help them so that, you know you’re not trying to help them, you’re not trying to stop them making mistakes, you’re just trying to show them a new way of thinking that can potentially help them grow and get to wherever they want to get to quicker. So enjoy your life. Have fun, it’s gonna be fun, you know, and when you catch up with your older self, so you can show them what you remember.
David Ralph [1:08:50]
So just before we say goodbye to the very last question, do you think that everyone out there can have a kick ass life?
DJ Krust [1:08:58]
Oh, for sure. It’s a very available for everybody. And you know what? A good friend of mine. She said to me, whatever is in the world is available. So anyone and everyone is entitled to it. And we can all have it. And I would just like to add in an infinite universe with infinite choice. Everything is available for us. We just need to choose it.
David Ralph [1:09:20]
There you go. listeners, DJ Krust told you that one. So how can our audience connect with you, sir?
DJ Krust [1:09:26]
So you can get me on twitter on DJ Krust Facebook, DJ Krust, you can get me at this disruptive path disruptive hyphen patterns.com. If you want to connect with me and get some more information about my coaching and stuff, you can email me at K at disruptive hyphen patterns.com.
David Ralph [1:09:49]
We will have all those on the show notes to make it easy for you. Well, thank you so much for spending time with us today joining those dots. And please come back again when you have more dots to join up. Because I do believe that joining up the dots and connecting our pasts is the best way to build our futures. DJ Krust. Thank you so much.
DJ Krust [1:10:06]
Thank you Dave. It’s been a pleasure David
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David Ralph [1:10:35]
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