“Joe, did you make a deal with the devil?”

“Excuse me?”

“I heard you just recorded a track of saxophone music with Mathew Dixon and then you went and played sax on an album with Ruthie Foster and Daniel Barrett but you’ve only been playing the sax a few months.”

“And that means I made a deal with the devil?”

“You also came out with nine albums in just over three years. How else can you explain such rapid accomplishment?”

“Well, you could credit it to hard work.”

“Come on, what’s your real secret?”

Saxman Joe Rockin'

Saxman Joe Rockin'

“Truth is, I make deals with angels.”


“Yes, angels. Most angels are unemployed, you know. Most people don’t ask them to do anything.”

“How does that work?”

“Why would I want to make a deal with the devil when my angels are floating around waiting for me to make a few requests? I keep them busy. I ask for help and guidance for whatever I am doing, like learning how to play the sax.”

“And they help you?”

“You tell me. I just recorded a saxophone track and I’m beginning an entire album of sax music.”

“You are amazing!”

My bari sax debut on first track

My bari sax debut on first track

“Not really. I just enlist support from the angels and they come and help.”

“It’s that easy?”

“I’m sure it could be harder if I requested it.”

“Come on, there must be more to your method!”

“Well, okay, here’s what I do to learn anything: I get inspired and I set an intention, I read everything I can find, I listen to everything I can find, I get coaching, and I practice and persist.”

“That sounds like a lot of work!”

“It’s only work if you don’t really want to do it.”

“You want to do all that?”

“Yes, or I wouldn’t do it. We all do what we want.”

“But you really believe in angels?”

“Do you really believe in a devil?”

“I think so.”

“Then read Napoleon Hill’s book, Outwitting the Devil.”

Ao Akua,


PS — Angels come in all forms. Look for them in my Miracles Coaching program, too.

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  1. September 22, 2014 at 6:10 am

    I sometimes think my angels are on a go-slow. Or maybe it’s just me not telling them what I want properly. Most likely the latter.

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