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Category Archives: The 5 Star Points for Success

post title background Life is a Miracle

I am always fascinated by human life and the science of anatomy. And you know what? Science proves just what miracles we all are. Just the fact that you are here means you won the lotto! Think about it:  Hundreds of millions of sperm are released, and each sperm tries to go for the egg, but only one can win. Some sperm die, and others get lost while swimming the equivalent of several miles to the egg. Finally, one lucky sperm penetrates and fertilizes the egg. And life has begun … your life. The egg and the sperm join to … Continue reading »

post title background Respect Yourself

I have been thinking a lot about the definition of respect lately. What does that word mean, exactly? The dictionary tells us that respect is “a feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, important.” It is also “a feeling or understanding that someone or something is important, serious, etc., and should be treated in an appropriate way.” After hearing these two definitions, can you say you respect yourself? Many people are so wrapped up in not feeling like they are getting the respect they deserve. And they point fingers at their boss, boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife, children, friends and … Continue reading »

post title background Shine Your Light through Education

I was recently asked to speak about my book The Five Star Points for Success at a high school. They were about to take their year-end finals, and the administration called upon me to encourage and inspire the students by sharing with them how important education has been to manifesting my dreams and achieving my life’s purpose. I was thrilled, because education has been absolutely critical to my personal growth and my life’s successes. Many people in the entertainment industry believe that you don’t have to go to school in order to succeed. While I do not think that everyone … Continue reading »

post title background Stop, I repeat, STOP calling yourself and other women “Bitch”! – A Post for All You Powerful Women: Stand in Your Own Radiance!

A Post for All You Powerful Women:  Stand in Your Own Radiance!   I have been super busy with some exciting new projects (including pre-production on The 5 Star Points for Success audio book and loads of new music!) as I continue to transform the Spirit of Oya brand, so I have been away from my blog for a while. But I had to stop everything to write this post, because there is a phenomenon going on among women that really concerns me.   I have been talking about this subject for some time and expressing my opinion about it … Continue reading »

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 The Gift of Gratitude

How often do you tell the people that have inspired, encouraged and moved you what a powerful impact they have made on your life? There are so many times someone says or does something that saves our lives or sparks us to make a major change, and we forget to tell the person that they made such a huge impact. Of course, it’s not possible to constantly explain to people in detail how every little thing they do for us affects our lives. Still, often a simple “thank you” will do the trick. There are many times when a person … Continue reading »

post title background Pledge to Love You … by Using Your Gift

As I’ve continued to reflect on the inspiration behind my latest song “Pledge to Love You” this month, I’ve been thinking about ways I help people discover their gifts. I do my best to motivate and inspire, because I want people to take the steps to move forward with their dreams. Still, I understand that sometimes we just get caught up with life and the daily routine. We have to pay our bills, take care of our kids and significant others, and, of course, take care of ourselves! While these tasks are all just a necessary part of the “daily … 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 »

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