Cheers to the risk takers

08 September 2023
Posted in Inspiration
08 September 2023 dougsxmpson

When inspiration strikes, you must act on it. Inspiration, to me, is more than just a random thought. It is your subconscious coming to a solution on something you’ve been ruminating on. When that “hmm”, “ohh” or “ah-ha” hits, it’s your universal access pass. You get to try and experiment with thoughts and ideas and processes that sometimes surpass comprehension. Defies logic.

This is also where we can get in our own way. When this happens, our “rational” conditioned thought process will tell us why it won’t work and how many other things you could be doing instead of wasting time. Your “rational” mind will tell you it’s a waste of time because it doesn’t conveniently fit into a space of your or anyone’s else’s understanding.

The more we move toward needing a solution, we are granted additional moments of access and clarity. For some, this resource turns on a like a light switch. For others, it might be a slow, methodic opening of a door to that space. It may be granting you time to think about what you’re doing and giving you time to figure out if it’s even worth your effort. Inspiration, coupled with passion and effort, has moved so many of us to create greatness and enrich society as a whole.

Cheers to the risk takers.


Composer, producer, songwriter and recording artist Doug Sxmpson has written and produced songs that has spanned network and cable television, documentaries as well as independent and major motion pictures. Doug Sxmpson’s work has been featured and supported shows like Blue Bloods (CBS), Millionaire Matchmaker (VH1), Cribs, Pimp my Ride, Super Sweet Sixteen, Made, True Life (MTV, MTV2), Ray Donovan (Showtime), First Look: Straight Outta Compton (HBO) and a host of other reality shows, dramas and documentaries. Doug’s catalog has also been featured in independent films and specials such as A River Washes Over Me and Owen Smith’s comedy special. Doug’s first major motion picture placements were two songs in Universal Pictures Fast Five (2011), followed by music in Universal Pictures Fast & Furious 6 (2013) and Despicable Me 2 (2013). In 2012, Doug Sxmpson became the recipient of the ASCAP Plus Award, an award from the performing rights organization, which recognizes a songwriter’s creative contribution to American music. Doug continues to compose, write and record music for film and television, most recently having his work featured in Grown-ish (ABC/Free Form) as a performing artist and producer, as a composer and music supervisor for One Bedroom and as a music producer/composer for "House Rules", a series on iOS/Android app Hooked.