Spirit of Oya

Energizing Through Music & Art

Category Archives: Success Secrets for Artists

post title background Love Your Work by Being a Professional

In my book The 5 Star Points for Success: Manifest Your Dreams, Live Your Life’s Purpose, I talk about believing in yourself and your dreams and why you should command top dollar for your creative work, so you can continue to get clients who will pay you appropriately and support yourself by living your dream. And, you should! But I’m going to kick off this blog post by saying something a little shocking: No matter how awesomely talented you are at what you do, nobody wants to deal with your BS. The fact of the matter is, if you are … Continue reading »

post title background Manifest Your Dreams! My Very First Book is Coming!

You may have noticed I’ve been away from blogging for a while … but I have a wonderful and exciting reason! I have finally written my first book! The 5 Star Points for Success: Manifest Your Dreams, Live Your Life’s Purpose is about my experiences and my very own “5 Star Points” system, which has allowed me to find success in my career and helped so many other beautiful people grab a hold of their own purpose on this earth and manifest their dreams. After years of study, and after establishing my own system for achieving my goals and living … Continue reading »

post title background Pushing through the Creative Overwhelm

I am scared. (Yep, I really just said that!) I am feeling anxious … nervous. As I take a break from writing my book The 5 Star Points for Success: Manifest Your Dreams, Live Your Life’s Purpose, I feel overwhelmed. I think, “Why did I do this to myself?” “Why did I give myself this deadline?” “How on earth am I going to get this done?” “I need more time!” I even think, “HELP!” Goodness gracious, my creative rays of light: Have you ever felt this way? You probably have! Sometimes you might almost want to just give up, because … Continue reading »

post title background Pledge to Love You … by Living from Your Heart

Here’s an idea I try my best to live by: It’s not about what you do, but why you do it. And I’ve been thinking about this concept a lot as I offer up my latest song “Pledge to Love You” and consider how it applies to our careers and our life’s work. If your “dream job” comes from the heart and also embodies your life’s purpose, you will be fulfilled and feel gratified while doing this job. When you think about your own “dream job,” consider this: Would you do it even if you did not get paid for … Continue reading »

post title background Making a “Pledge to Love You”

As we nestle into the heart of wedding season, my team and I decided that putting out “Pledge to Love You” — the second song from my Spirit of Oya album — would be a great idea. And this got me thinking about this particular song and what inspired me to write it. When other people hear this song, they think of a beautiful wedding song, one that commemorates the loving commitment they make to the man or woman of their dreams. While that is definitely a big part of what was in my heart when I was writing the … Continue reading »

post title background Be a Professional Artist

Alert, alert, my lovely and amazing creators! Do you ever find yourself really wanting to achieve a specific artistic goal … then unable to rise to the occasion when the opportunity to fulfill your dream presents itself? Maybe these excuses look familiar to you: “Man, if I could just get a break!” “If only someone would ask me to play for them/write for them/design for them … I would be so ready!” “Nobody wants to hire me.” If you have made any of the above statements, let me ask you a few questions: Are you actually looking for opportunities? Are … Continue reading »

post title background Be True to Your Heart and Mind: Give 100 Percent

If you absolutely love what you do and what you create in your life, do not let anyone sway you from living your dream. As artists, we can sometimes be sensitive with our creations. But if you are really confident, love your own work and put everything you have into it, you just have to allow people to have their opinions and not let negative feedback prevent you from staying on course. Over the years, I have heard some of my clients and peers in the music industry get really upset when someone criticizes their work. And the will start … Continue reading »

post title background The Power of Delegation

You can’t do it all. And trust me, because I tend to believe I am Superwoman and can do everything myself. So, if I say you can’t, you really can’t! Here’s the thing: There are only so many hours in the day, and if we spread ourselves thinly across a million tasks that need to get done, we won’t do any of them well and at the level they deserve to be done. We need help. And I believe that we should hire talented people to help us do what they do best, so we have the space and peace … Continue reading »

post title background Moving into the Light

Sometimes I find myself wanting something that is not good for me – that will hold me back from my life’s purpose. And I might get so involved in this dark thing on a daily, weekly or monthly basis that I cannot focus on the light, and it brings me down. I strive to manifest all the good things I know are inside me, but the distractions are thick and deep, emotionally embedded in my soul, and I feel like something powerful has a hold on me. But my spirit continues to fight this darkness in order to find something … Continue reading »

post title background Know Your Worth

How much are you worth? That can be a tough question for many of us to ask ourselves, but valuing yourself inside and aligning that self-worth with the actions you take in your life are very important to honoring your spirit and letting your light shine bright. With that idea in mind, dig a little deeper: Do you think what you do in your life is important? Do you feel that what you charge for the work you do is enough? Are you happy every time you get money from your client, or do you find yourself experiencing guilt or … Continue reading »

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