In my last post I complained about selfish music managers interested only, in building their personal portfolio; leaving an artist confused, ill prepared and disillusioned.
In the same breath I also said I believe the manager is not to blame for the low profile and static career many independent artists experience.
The artists that categorically KNOW they have a talent, a unique voice or message; or even purpose, always...ALWAYS meet the right people on their journey. People that can SEE their vision and wish to assist them towards achieving their goals and ambition.
These confident artists, may be quieter than the rest, for their inner KNOWING that they will achieve is all they need to get them up in the morning. And their inner KNOWING is all they need to take the necessary steps to; write song after song; record song after song and perform song after song...without a whiff of receiving a Mercury or Brit Award.
But they know....one day; one decision; one action; one song will make all the difference.
So they keep on, and like a magnet keep meeting the right people at the right time. It's what I call the Boomerang Effect; what you feel you deserve deep down inside the depths of your soul, ALWAYS comes back to you ten fold.
So, if you have doubt, you'll meet doubtful people who, with sugar coated words that taste bitter, will insist on helping you on your journey.
If you have low confidence, you'll meet people who just can't keep constructive criticism constructive and, seem to take digs at you in a way that punches you deeper and deeper into feeling unworthy.
Do I need to go on? Because I'm sure you get my point. I've lived through this and seen many others too. See we are all the same, going through the same experiences...just maybe at different stages in our life.
Trust me, watch out for the Boomerang Effect....as it doesn't feel nice when your own negativity turns around and hits you with full force.
I tell you what. Take a look at the people around you. Do any of them put you down for less then pronouncing a word incorrectly? Or do any of them, say your out of your depth? Or.......... does just being around them kill your vibe?
If yes? Then go and do a MOT on yourself. Your self esteem, your self worth and your issues...you know those thoughts you have in the darkness of the night after waking up for what seems no reason at all.
Check yourself, Check your thoughts and Check your fears......(False. Evidence. Appearing. Real).
But most of all, make sure you switch them and turn them around, so that on a daily, hourly then minute to minute and second to second basis; You KNOW you deserve the best, you KNOW your talents are amazing, you KNOW you have something special to offer the world.
Then and only then, will you meet managers, A&R, promoters, booking agents, engineers (the list can go on) that trrrruuuullly truly wish to see you succeed, putting all their own 'God Given', 'I know I've got something to give the world' and 'I know I deserve success 'mantra', into your brand, your skills and your dreams.
I wish you all the best in your careers, what ever it is you do and wish to succeed in. And remember life's journey is a mental struggle so keep your mental healthy and push out the dirt.......immediately.
We do it for success sake....because Our Creator says we are just as Great. You are beautiful.
And she has sung...
Below is one of the many services I have on offer to those wishing to progress and succeed in the job market.
My collection of workshop's are built on years of research and hours upon hours of finding an high quality formula to assist people in getting that J.O.B! Oh and before I go on, the workshops are more importantly built on my personal experiences as a job seeker; mother; 'hard to reach'; minority ethnic; woman (that looks half her age); Hackney resident...statistic.
Whether it be a career ambition, a transitional job or a survival job we all deserve to have an income, to provide for our families, and this is how I use my talents....'to better the world we live in' ...lol.
I laugh, because the above statement although cheesy, is very very...very true and this is why we should all do everything we can, to achieve our career ambitions. Whether a 9-5, a sport, an art or self employment, if we back out of doing what we are good at, passionate about or naturally talented in...you know those things that make us happy when we do them; we break a natural cycle of progression within our family, community and believe it or not the global community (can your vision even project that far?....Yes? Good!).
So I invite you to tell a friend to tell a teacher or employer.......'Elen B (and I can say this with confidence), offers the best career consultancy in London and with personal investment being the new 'black'. You better give her a call'
Merry Christmas and a Happppy New Year X
I hear so many people (including myself .....when I'm slipping) complaining about the way the 'system' is. Often time I have to stop myself before the thought of 'the way the systim set' feeds on my negativity.
In my eyes (or I could say in my I's as the Rasta man would say), 'the systim' (purposely spelt incorrectly by the way) catches, NO traps, people who forget to believe in themselves, their talents, their true abilities and their daring ambitions. The welfare system, is there to do what it's meant to do. To be totally honest and in my humble opinion; people allowing the Government to be their provider for a prolonged amount of time (and to digress for a second; each case is different, however each case knows when they have chosen to stay on 'social' for tooooo long instead of doing their 'forever calling' ambitions justice...deep breath), choose to focus on the 'unknown' purpose of the governments welfare system and waste essential energy, on a age old conspiracy story, whether true or false; instead of making their ambitions happen.
It's truly a waste of valuable time....that can only be regained next life time ( if you believe in reincarnation).
Why focus on men and women who are doing THEIR job and getting THEIR pay check (even if THEIR jobs do look like aristocratic lyrical chairs in the house of commons as they pretend to have the country and world in control).
When you can focus on the exciting journey of making your ambitions happen. Its sooooooooooo much more interesting.
So its complaining about strangers playing lyrical chairs versus getting your elevator pitch right.
Or its complaining about, the lack of customer service at the job center versus being a spy and checking out your main competitors...local, national and international.
Why would you want to moan about the injustice of begging for your tax back, when you can network with potential affiliates and clients and work on getting your first set of sales (which is a joyous occasion....trust me).
And now I ask myself, why am I focusing my energy on the words and actions of people who CHOOSE to live in fear and CHOOSE to ignore their passions and ambitions?
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.................... I think I should get back to work.
I walk with a note pad because typing in my phone does not compare to writing my thoughts, insights and epiphany's in ink.