Fight for your Dreams✊

Me playing guitar at 6 years old

One day when I was a young boy…I was practising playing the guitar and having fun with it when my Grandfather came up and said to me…

“Don’t waste your time with that. Study hard, there’s no money being a musician, get good grades so you can get a good job”. 

Although he meant well, I only realised later on in my life how much what he said affected me as a young boy and my confidence in expressing my true self.

So, later in life, to please my loved ones I went to University, graduated and went down the corporate route, specialising in sales & marketing and in fairness my financial situation and professional status kept on rising.

But the more focused and successful I was in my corporate career, the more my soul felt…”sick”.

Like there was a big emptiness & sadness in my heart…

I also felt strangely guilty – as if I had abandoned that little boy who loved to play music. 


 I spent many years feeling guilty, confused and sad about this – before I finally worked out that music and expression was always inside of me, just waiting to be let out and set free again.

I think a lot of people have this experience when they’re young, when someone, maybe a parent or teacher, advises them to take a practical route in studying hard and getting a ‘good job’.

But what most people find later on in life, is that just having a job that pays the bills isn’t what makes them truly happy,

It’s being able to express themselves freely and sharing whatever natural talents they have with others, that creates real self-fulfilment.

Wherever you are in your life’s journey, it’s never too late to do that.

Don’t give up on your dreams🙏 fight to defend them if you have to, they are who you really are.

Even negative feelings like pain, guilt and regret can help us find and discover the right path to reach them by showing us things we need to learn about ourselves…things no one can teach us, and only time and overcoming challenges can reveal best.

The best version of you and the life of your dreams might be the result of a combination of things you have yet to discover about yourself. 

You may have to go through some dark and tough times to reach the other side…but believe me, it will be worth the journey when you arrive. 

Mark Villarosa
Mark Villarosa, Music Artist & Online Entrepreneur

If you have this in your life?…you’re ALREADY wealthy

I had a GREAT lockdown birthday weekend : )…

My partner spoiled me rotten making me my favourite cocktails (‘old fashioned’❤🥃), cakes (chocolate), card, gifts and meal after meal of amazing dishes my waistline will never forgive me for.

This particular birthday has become unexpectedly more special, because of the pandemic.

It’s allowed me to see the things that REALLY matter in life.

It’s made me live each day as if it were my last…

Reconcile with relatives I’ve fallen out with…

Tell my loved ones & family I love them MORE than ever…

And share my time and energy freely with those that really need my help (something I never used to do naturally)…

And you know what? I feel richer for it.

I’ve learned that the real wealth in this world are the connections we have in our lives with the people we love and who love us. That’s the kind of wealth worth fighting for…even dying for.

My partner had a really tough time recently battling cancer. Her surgery also happened during Lockdown adding more challenges to an already difficult situation for us.

But as you can see she made it through and is now happily celebrating my birthday 🎂 with me.

She looks like she’s enjoying my birthday even more than me😄

I’m v happy she’s recovering amazingly well. The experience has brought us even closer and given us a profound and deep respect for each other.

The pandemic has been terrible in many ways, but if you look for them…its also brought many gifts, we may just have to look closely to notice them : )

Wishing you strength, good health and lots of love in your life too✊❤🙏

I’m off to enjoy an extra day off…my birthday treat to myself 😄


Mark Villarosa - Artist, Musician and Digital Entrepreneur

The 4 Pillars of (a good) Life

A short clip with my thoughts and advice on handling the 4 ‘pillars’ that I believe are important in our lives, namely, health, wealth, the self and social.

At the end of the video I also share a quick personal tip I use in difficult, conflict situations which has (so far) resolved every single one of them successfully and improved my relationships tremendously.

The video is called “I love you BUT” (it’ll make more sense when you watch the video😄)

Hope you enjoy the vid and if you do please leave a comment 👍