As a modern music maker, you need to be active on social media, a place often filled with notorious trolls. And when going offline, the people you love the most could sometimes be your biggest source of negativity. That's life! But finding, embracing, and nurturing a positive community, alongside a positive mindset, could be an incredibly effective antidote, and contribution to a more healthy career in music. So, how do you do it?

Watch the video above to learn more or click here to watch the full interview with Erik Fernholm.

Positivity expert: Erik Fernholm

CEO & Co-founder of 29k

Erik Fernholm has an academic background in Cognitive Neuroscience and Happiness Research. Combined with his experience as a keynote speaker, board advisor, and leadership developer, this has helped him to establish an understanding of why people do what they do, and how they could perform and feel better.

As part of his work, Fernholm has been exploring how positive relationships and communities can increase individual wellbeing. Together with Niklas Adalberth (Klarna) and Tomas Björkman, he has through a new non-profit built a way for people to practice growing together in a way that transforms their lives, and it’s all packed in an app called 29k. The goal is to make personal growth and change available and free for everyone to make their days on planet earth count. 29k is working with leading researchers and scientists from Harvard University in the US and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

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