Change The Record Already!

How many times are you going keep playing that scratchy, skipping, badly-warped record? What’s wrong with you? Have you gone deaf? It doesn’t work! It’s time to change the record already!

Do you ever find that you keep talking about the same thing over and over and over again? Maybe it’s some person who keeps getting on your nerves, a job you hate, a relationship that no longer works for you, someone betrayed you a bazillion years ago and you’re still harping on it, or maybe life just isn’t going your way.

Then, it’s time to change the record.

Time to give yourself a new song: something up-tempo and catchy that uplifts you and makes you want to conquer the world.

Life is too short. You can’t waste anymore time on past disappointments, humiliations, or imprisonment of any kind.

Do like the Melanie Fiona says in her song, Change The Record:

If you don’t like how he’s playing, then change the record
You can do better, then do better
I don’t know what kind of games you’re playing
But it’s time to change the record
‘Cause this one got played out

So, here are three ways to change that tired old record:

  • Next time that old record starts to play, replace it with something better! Write brand new lyrics for yourself that empowers you and make you want to move forward.
  • Take it off of your top three playlist – and replace it for life!
  • Finally, take that current record and break it into a million pieces! That way you can never go back to play it again.

So, when you feel yourself going for that old, broken-down record: fight the urge and walk away. ‘Cause if you can do better, then do better!

That’s all the common sense I have for you today. Until next time, #KeepItCommon!

CSMRoblesbannerSpanish Harlem born and raised “Common Sense Mamita”, Lydia Nicole, was voted one of Hispanic Magazine’s “Top 100 Latino Comics”. She is an award-winning actress and producer and received her PhD in acting. Nicole’s career spans over 30 years and includes guest-starring in numerous television shows and films including the Oscar-nominated film, “Stand and Deliver” with Edward James Olmos.

Lydia, a master storyteller, writer and member of NALIP-
(National Association of Latino Independent Producers), prepares to take her biographical solo show, “A Rose Grows in Spanish Harlem”, back on the road this fall. The show tells the dysfunctional, yet triumphant tale of Lydia’s childhood as seen through her portrayal of over 25 characters. Lydia stays motivated by her mantra “I am using what’s in my hands”.

In the meantime, Lydia’s Common Sense Mamita Vlog videos can be viewed weekly on