Rico Blanco makes beautiful, inspiring and uplifting music. Here (and here) are some of his views on life, from Men's Health magazine, January 2011:
Live Life NOW
You don't live forever. We have only so much time in this world, diba? So, when are you going to start doing what you really want to do? If anything, that was my only fear... The year I took off was spent really figuring out what I really wanted to do and telling myself, "The time is now, you have to do it now --- there's no other time to do it."
Say nay to the naysayers
Take care of yourself, concentrate, and your work will speak for itself.
The heart of success
Success is essentially defined by how you manage to sustain doing something that's truly close to your heart.
Know from the inside, share with the outside
There's always something more in you to be discovered, re-discovered, and known. Once you have, share it with the world.