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Confidence Booster

As I travel, I occasionally lack the confidence to be comfortable and bold on my trips. I found that I can have a confidence booster with music when running low.

When traveling with other people, the question comes up, how do I know where to go? Often, I have no clue, but I don’t tell them that.

Being observant and having experience helps, but usually, I hum a song to myself to push me through those situations.

That song is one of my power songs.

If you show confidence and determination, you can get through crowds faster and easier. Walk with intentions and act like you know what you are doing, and people will get out of your way most of the time.

How did this confidence booster post come to be?

A walk spurred this post I took this week from the Belmont L Station (in Chicago) to my barbershop. After leaving the station, I hit shuffle on the travel playlist on my phone.

I should back up; the day before, I added music to my phone that I found on an old memory card. The card was from a phone I last used in 2010, the memories came back with the photos I had, and I was grateful for the music I had forgotten I found.

One of my old “power” songs came on as I walked. I noticed my head went up, my steps were faster, and I walked with pride and determination. My best friend and I played the same song before we went to the clubs back in the day.

We all have a power song in our life, find yours and use it for good.

If you do not have your power song on your phone, you really should! I found that having the right music can prepare you for many events in your life that are freaking you out.

How to use your confidence booster

For first-time travelers, this can be a helpful tip, play your song on the way to the airport or train station. Use your power song to get your game-face on and prepare yourself for what comes next.

Then you can get through security confidently and get to your gate without a doubt. No one will judge you if you need to use repeat.

I have an upcoming post about the importance of a travel soundtrack. Music helps me out a lot; I use music to push myself if I am nervous or have doubts.

A speech, poem, prayer, podcast, intention, or anything else can substitute for a song if that works better for you. You could use both! Music works best for me.

Find your song and gain the courage to keep traveling. Use your music to walk through the crowds to find the bar er the waiting area. Your travel adventure starts with you; make the most of what it offers. Use music to gain confidence when you don’t think you can do it.

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Safe Travels


P.s. Yes, I do get my haircut in Chicago. Greg does a great job on short hairstyles, and it’s a fun day trip. You might laugh, but I used this power song on Tuesday. Just remember, my best friend and I are both organists.


Kev has been traveling with Amtrak since 2012, celebrating his tenth year this year. Over those years, he has been on over 700 trains covering over 200,000 miles of rail. Kev enjoys helping others achieve their travel dreams by assisting them with support and information. Kev enjoys making music as an organist.