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Category Archives: Personal Development




Stop Blaming Social Media

August 1, 2019

With the advent of social media and its continual sprawling growth, we race into the future, and are forgetting how to be human; what being successful means not just in business, but in our personal lives as well. Every time you are exposed to the “media mirror” of some kind of standard out there, you || Continue »

Wrapping Up Unsettled Business

May 9, 2019

Have you ever thought about the importance of healing old wounds by figuring out what unfinished business you refuse to settle? Might it help your focus, perhaps even allow you to perform more often at your best? How about keeping the Brat quiet? Could it be you can feel more confident so you can be || Continue »

Successful New Professional Relationships?

April 5, 2019

Do you have a process in place for beginning new professional relationships? Often, we have felt wounded by previous teachers, coaches, conductors, etc. so much so, that when we decide to move on, we have no idea how to begin that healing process with someone new. We often cling to the old hurt and wound || 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Balance

April 1, 2018

What is important about being in balance as an artist, and human? Why is that important, and how do you create that? So many times I have noticed that those that are artists, whether they are auditioning or performing, often are off balance within themselves and thus allow that inner voice I call the Brat || Continue »

Time to Give Up Toxic Dream Stealers & The Need to Be Liked.

October 3, 2017

You have 3 basic resources at your disposal; Time, Energy, and Money! The most important one of those is not the time you spend, but how you spend your energy during that time period. Often your energy is spent on people who are less accomplished in their personal and professional lives and those that you || Continue »

HOW TO GET OUT OF YOUR “MIND SWAMP”!

April 6, 2017

How often do you get stuck in that place in your mind that takes you deeper and deeper into chaos, confusion, gridlock, deep anxiety and panic? It feels like there is no way out. And if you manage to get out, you feel lost, stupid, therefore not worthy, and very frustrated. I think we’ve all || Continue »

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