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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 »

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 »

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 »

Keeping the Ball Rolling

September 2, 2016

Don’t you feel more confident and motivated after returning home from your summer program? What do you plan to do with these feelings and information? How do you plan to parlay them into something you can continue to build on as you move through this year and into the next season of auditions? How do || Continue »

Some Ideas to Help You Get and Stay Motivated

August 1, 2013

Being involved in a summer program whether it’s one that someone else has created or one you put together for yourself or even if you are just hanging out, becoming motivated sometimes seems beyond impossible. I recently ran across these 4 short and sweet points from Omar Periu, one of the world’s top motivational speakers || Continue »

One message. One image. One brand.

May 1, 2012

A good brand is relevant, distinctive, memorable and flexible. We agree. But a great brand is a different story. A great brand is the story. It speaks for you – and to all your important relationships including your audience. It goes beyond features and benefits and builds business longevity. It offers something in and of || Continue »

Give Yourself A Winning Chance!

January 1, 2011

What is the first career action you plan to take this year? Is it well defined and part of a larger goal? Or maybe, you feel stuck and paralyzed by not knowing what to do next? Does fear in the form of “the Brat”, you know, that inner voice that we all have conversations with || Continue »

Distractions – Distortions – Delete!

September 1, 2009

Ever think about why things are not happening in your world, relationships, career and life when others around you seem to be organizing and orchestrating their lives toward their goals? You too might have gone to all the workshops or summer programs and gotten the same information, gone home and thought about how to apply || 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 »

Entrepreneurs: Nature or Nurture?

July 1, 2009

I’m sure like many other singers, you dream of eventually having a successful professional singing career and all that comes with it. It is foremost in your mind. And I know you have spent much time, energy and monies on gaining a solid vocal technique, polishing your languages and understanding the characters that you will || Continue »

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