Off the plane and down at the wonderful @acm_uk delivering another one of my transformative lecture series for @leddra This time on the pyschology of show. 🔥 In this engaging and thought-provoking seminar, I explain how to supercharge your live concert by tapping into emotions and the psychology of human beings. I explore how sound, scale, time, light, dark, visuals and space can be manipulated to supercharge emotion in your show, enhancing your intentionality. 🔥 I unpack the common myth that you need huge budgets, and teams of people to create a powerful show I also break down the common pitfalls that many artists make in their live delivery and explain simply how to create an immersive show that fans will not only remember but want to see over and over again 🔥If you are interested in this transformative seminar for your students get in touch at jonshone @gmail .com
As I return back to the UK from the restful retreat of Tulum, Mexico, I reflect on what has been both an insightful and self nourishing journey of the mind and soul. ☀️ I may never get to have this length of self indulgence again in my life. However, time alone to recharge, to reconnect, to heal, to talk with compassion to myself, to practice love from within is something I will endavour to continue back in the chaos of day to day life. ☀️ For most of my life I have been always put my validation in the external, jobs, objects, romance Tulum gave me space to sit with myself and convert pain to love. Of course, palm trees and pina coladas helped too. #mentalhealth #worldsmentalhealthday
Don Julio in the freezer, they gave it us for free.
A beer, a book and a sunset of self love.
another day in paradise.
Was put through my paces this morning with some great coaching. 32 degrees and 95% humidity though.
Real life breaking bad.
I don't know how the mayans worked in this heat.. ☀️☀️☀️
This is Casa Malca. The former home of drug lord Pablo Escobar. The first photo of this entrance in no way captures the drama of this place and the glamour of the people that must of walked through these doors. Brought in 2013 by the New York art afesicando Lio Malca, it has been restored to its former glory and opened as a hotel. The hotel oozes Lios design and eccentric styling, adorned on the walls are multimillion dollars worth of his collections. I just brought pancakes. #casamalca
Do I dessert this? - - Nope, this wasn't a typo, a sticky toffee slip of spelling, I did mean by all-purpose and intent "Do I dessert this?" A rhetorical roly-poly pudding question and for you to understand, I need to present both now and then to get some custard-like context. Okay, enough with the pudding puns, you'll only dessert me. Let's start with before. - - - If you asked me what would be in the top 5 moments of my touring tales, eating 5 creme brulees for dinner in catering has to be up there. You see, it is easy to just pass that off as nothing, but when I actually think about it, fives pudding is no easy task. No doubt that was washed down with a mug of pick-n-mix and 4 Marlborough's before the stage. Yes, I deserted it. - - To jump to the now, ignoring 5 years has passed and tonight I had the privilege of going to Habitas, another spiritual eco-retreat on the Yutican coast of Tulum. The decor is stunning, the ambiance enchanting and seductive, rugs, fairy lights, and tents are dotted around like a modern nomadic settlement. Although each course of food and drink in its award-winning restaurant will have you coughing up the equivalent of a Toyota Yaris, there is something powerful coming from this place, an aura you can feel. Wandering down to the beach away from the group for a minute, I was confronted with the picture above this text. A giant head protruding from the beach, the waves just inches away. No one was around, I felt the warm gulf breeze on me, the stars so clear, the palm leaves being forced back by the strong oceanic air. Whoever designed this, did it knowing the purposeful qualities it would radiate in a retreat-like Habitas. It overwhelmed me, I felt like I shouldn't be here, wanting to scuttle away. My mind began to race, How many hours will I have to work to pay for this trip back in the UK? I Should have stayed at home, this a waste of time and money, why am in Mexico again? I could have brought 4 Toyota Yaris's. (Althought they would be a pain to park ) - I didn't dessert, sorry deserve this. Yet I did, I stayed with the figure looking at me, and I remained present. It is so alien to me to accept my internal praise
Paradise lost and then found.
This morning, a complete stranger pulled over as I was walking with my case. This man without question drove me to the station, just out the goodness of his heart. Well that and my sort code and bank account details, one kidney and one out out night of passion... * * In all seriousness, i knew then this was to be the start of a magical adventure. As I leave for the jungle of tulum, Mexico, alone to embark on a 10 day wellness retreat, I feel both excited and vulnerable. Tulum is possibly one of the most boho chic hipster destinations there is, but as my good friend @bavanandan once wisely said "jon you're wearing box fresh nikes and on your way to a creative meeting in battersea, just admit your middle- class. * * And so the truth will set you free. * * I rarely talk about my mental health online but have done a many seminar on it and my complete passion to addiction in various forms, such as love, sex an gambling. Rock and roll right? Many of these challenges are now behind me, but that have cost me In various ways. I am now commited to a better way of self care, and I am fortunate to have a huge amount of love in my life through friends and family * I have no idea what these 10 days will bring, but I will keep you updated as I can. * * I am hoping for more that avocado smoothies, yoga poses and charcoal shots.but they sound brilliantly middle class too. Jon x
Mums 60th party. 🥂
9 years of @onedirection the biggest pop group in history. I remember those first days like they were yesterday.. The interview fighting for the chance as a 26 year old to prove myself as an MD amongst the UKs best then to meeting 5 fresh faced 16 year olds in oxford street. They bounced off the walls and their energy and ability to rip up the status quo was infectious. five world tours, 2 stadium tours and 2 movies later, the dream was real. I worked my ass off on this 5 year journey and was rewarded in so many ways. Thank you 1D for a wild ride and for teaching me the art of enjoying life. #1D
Happy Birthday to me best mate and brother @the_shone . To many more years of winning 5 pounds on scratch cards, awkward family photos and darting drama🎯😎
Easter at it's best, with the dream team. 📸 @xlaurenxcharlottex
Stunning day making H town look epic.