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Category Archives: Managing Yourself




Who’s Running Your Business?

September 1, 2012

Are you the leader of your business and life, or have you ever given thought to that concept? Are you of the mind to only deal with your “stuff” as it comes up or do you have a strategic plan of action in place, even if it is minimal at the moment? Or do you || Continue »

I Give you… “Permission to Fail!”

July 1, 2012

Preparing for and pursuing a career as a performer is always a risk. Are you ready as you head off to your summer programs or performances, to deal with the X factor, the unknown smidgens that might make you feel a bit scared and unprepared because this is a new experience? Do you have a || Continue »

Ownership: Being Accountable for Growing Your Talent & Career

March 1, 2012

Once upon a time……. That is often the way many of us think at the beginning of this singing and career process. The journey usually begins with having some amount of talent that those closest to us might think astounding and worthy of a world career. This dream is further embellished in our own fantasy || Continue »

Modeling or Imitating?

June 1, 2011

Which Method Do You Use and How Does That Work For You? Modeling – figure out exactly how something is done and practice only that model. That means you can’t stop to fix what you just think you did wrong and then continue to do this over and over again. When you feel yourself moving || Continue »

Open Your Mind to What is Possible

April 1, 2011

Having a professional singing career is about intention, intensity and precision. The path is organic, logical, needs tending every day; a living entity that is adaptable and embraces change. Having a professional singing career is not for the faint of heart. Are you open to knowing some of the reasons you may not be getting || Continue »

Managing Holiday Stress

December 1, 2010

Holiday time without the added pressure of being a performer can be a trial all by itself; having to deal with the gift giving thing and family dynamics can put one over the edge for sure. We often look forward to going home for the holidays and have some idealized vision of what it will || Continue »

Take Charge of Your Time

July 1, 2010

There are three key resources that we have available to create the action in our lives: Time – Energy – Money. As hard as it might be to accomplish, money and energy can be replenished. Time, however, is a different animal. We fritter away our precious time by allowing ourselves to become distracted, i.e. surfing || Continue »

Welcome Back to the Real World

August 1, 2009

That wonderful musical cocoon you have been in while participating in whatever summer program you have chosen has or is about to wind down. It has been an amazing experience and you have been nurtured and surrounded by fellow musicians who are for the most part, of like mind. You have been allowed to leave || Continue »

Take a Break and Relax – Your guide to taking a mental vacation

July 1, 2008

When was the last time you took a break from even thinking about singing or your career? Have you ever given yourself permission to take a mental vacation from singing? Even if you have to continue earning a living, you need a break or vacation from living this double life as bread earner and singer. || Continue »

From Stuck to Unstuck – Apr 2008

April 1, 2008

2008 is 25% over. Here we are facing the first part of April. Do you feel stuck where you are? How many of you feel like you are doing all the right things but are still coming up short when it comes to seeing much positive progress towards reaching your singing career goals? Does it || Continue »

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