I’m so excited to have this guest on my show today. He is an amazing performer that takes an in-person event to the next level with his presence and music know-how. I also had the great privilege of interviewing him in person, and that’s my friend Sammy Taggett!
Sammy Tagett, also known as Shoebox Moses, is passionate about creating an unforgettable vibe for high-end corporate events and festivals. As a DJ, it’s his job to get a feel for the room and make sure everyone in that room is feeling the right kind of emotion, vibration, and energy that organizers need to convey.
In this episode, we learn about Sammy’s almost intuitive creative process and how he is able to know what type of music he should play for these big events. He talks about imposter syndrome and how it got worse as he got more popular, and he even takes some time to spill some juicy behind-the-scenes secrets of what really goes on at these big conferences!
Sammy is just jam-packed with musical information and dives into the psychology of what he does. You don’t want to miss out on this episode!
[2:10] Welcoming Sammy Taggett to the podcast.
[4:15] Sammy learned rejection really early on in his career and he’s become a better entrepreneur for it.
[6:20] You don’t have to do your entrepreneurial journey alone.
[8:40] Sammy shares how he learned how to become a DJ.
[10:45] Imposter syndrome really affected Sammy when he began playing on big stages.
[14:00] Sammy shares an embarrassing moment that happened in his career.
[16:00] Sammy talks about the vision for himself and the three big pillars that are important to him.
[17:35] When you hang around people who achieve big things, everything else seems dull in comparison. It’s contagious and makes you strive for more.
[21:20] How does Sammy create high-vibration experiences for events?
[22:25] People will always remember how you made people feel.
[24:55] Sammy shares some juicy secrets he’s discovered while being behind the scenes of some of these big conference events.
[29:15] Rapid fire questions! Sammy loves ice baths!
[29:30] How would Sammy define his purpose?
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More About Sammy Taggett
Shoebox Moses (Sammy Taggett) has a passion for creating an unforgettable vibe for high-end corporate events and festivals.
Shoebox Moses is a 20-year veteran of the world of entertainment. A world-touring DJ, Guitarist, Emcee, and Singer-Songwriter, ShoeBox Moses is most known for his work as the headline entertainment for elite entrepreneurial conferences and festivals that host the most powerful world-changers.
He is one of the few DJs to play on Necker Island, home of Sir Richard Branson. Shoebox Moses has been the Dj for Afest hosted by MindValley for six years and highlights those events as some of the most profound and impactful events on the planet. Performing in the U.S. and internationally, Shoebox Moses has created electric atmospheres with audiences at world-famous venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Rolling Stones #1-ranked nightclub, Beta.
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“I learned rejection so quick as a door-to-door salesman, but no one really understands how good it is to get 30 no’s right away.” — Sammy Taggett
“When it comes to the journey of entrepreneurship, it’s a day-to-day discovery of what you can do and what you’re resilient for.” — Sammy Taggett
“Imposter syndrome hit me the most when I felt like I had the most to lose.” — Sammy Taggett
“You’re never alone on an island. If you can dream big, there are going to be people that support you.” — Sammy Taggett
“When we take the tenets of knowing their ethos, knowing their language, knowing the music that they love, and the emotions they’re trying to get from people, then I can tell what they need to feel [through music].” — Sammy Taggett