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Your Brand! Do You Have One?

March 3, 2019

There have been many changes, innovations, and ways of getting jobs in our industry, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is that we are still responsible for developing how to get our foot in the door when starting our own careers. Selling your own product is not something any one relishes figuring out, and || Continue »

Four Stages of Learning…

February 3, 2019

It’s a universal truth, that a person’s response to new experience is greatly influenced by their social, ethnic, religious, and political identity. And then we add to that our belief systems, and the influences of our environment. If that rings true for you then it follows that: You have to want to learn “whatever it || Continue »

Happy 2019!! Time to Claim Your Victory

January 4, 2019

An important part of having a career is learning to be realistic and honest about your ability to create not just a sell-able product, but to also create a system that works just for you, to accomplish it. You might start this process with what someone else suggests or what you have read in a || Continue »

Give Up Your Excuses

December 3, 2018

Happy Holidays one and all! ‘Tis the season for presenting your product to those that are looking for one like yours. So, here are some thoughts to help you prepare for this occasion: Successful people know that they are responsible for their life, no matter their starting point, weaknesses, and past failures. Realizing that you || Continue »

Taking The Long View

November 1, 2018

What does this mean and why should I be interested in spending my key resources of time, energy and money doing it? Good question! My answer is, you are responsible for owning how you do what you do. Facts get you into the game by letting you know what the game is, and what the || Continue »

Amateur or Professional – Which Are You?

October 1, 2018

I’ve covered this subject before, but believe at this time of year when Auditioning, or as I call it, “Going to Do Your Job” season, is once again upon us its worth repeating. The important thing for you to understand is, that you are an amateur if you believe and behave like one, or you || Continue »

The Next Big Thing!

September 1, 2018

How prepared are you to move to the next phase of your life, whether it be starting or continuing at a University, or moving on to a singing career in the USA or perhaps Europe? In doing so, you might obsess about your ability to be prepared, wondering if you will fit in and whether || Continue »

YOUR Vocal Technique – Thinking or Imagination? Would It Make a Difference?

August 2, 2018

How often do you practice, start an audition, or performance with thoughts of what not to do? Focusing on what we lack never leads to the kind of flow essential for a great practicing or performance. It does, however, lead to a sense of inadequacy and insecurity. That distracting, unkind chatter we often do in || Continue »

YOU ARE YOUR PRODUCT!

July 1, 2018

You need to ask yourself some key questions before you put a plan in place to start your business as a performer. You may, up to this point, never have considered looking at your talent as a product or service, but when using these words, it helps take the emotion out of the equation, so || Continue »

Give Up The Fixed Mindset

June 3, 2018

People with a fixed mindset think their talents and intelligence are simply fixed traits, and that talent alone creates success — without effort. They’re wrong.  It takes making lots of mistakes and failing over and over again until you can tease out a kernel of something that rings like truth and comes from deep within. Getting to || Continue »

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