Spirit of Oya

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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 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 Time to Celebrate YOU

Sometimes when I sit down to write a new blog entry to share with you, I find myself in a space where I am writing about exactly what I need. And the experience becomes about sharing not what I know, but what I am learning. Today, I have been thinking about how much I have been RUNNING – running and pushing through all of 2012 … the entire year! I appreciate my ability to run so much, as it allows me to reach my goals. (It is how I was able to reach my goal of putting out the Spirit … Continue reading »

post title background Feng Shui of the Soul

As a certified feng shui practitioner, the idea of creating flow in my external and internal space surges through me. And I find myself regularly asking my clients, friends and even myself, “Are you making room in your soul and in your life for what you love?” Many people complain about how they want more blessings in their lives – whether a special someone, or a career or project that really ignites them. But when you take a closer look, you find that their space is over-crowded; their external and mental, spiritual and emotional environments are so crammed with “things” … Continue reading »

post title background Spirit of Oya CD released September 23, 2012

  It’s September 23!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My dream as a little girl and big girl for that matter has come true. LOL My CD SPIRIT OF OYA dedicated to my Father has been officially released on his Birthday and now avail on iTunes! Happy Birthday Father! I Thank God for your loving and powerful Spirit in assisting me in becoming the woman and artist I am today! Okey dokey everyone now go click on iTunes link below and go download SPIRIT OF OYA and help me celebrate Father’s Bday :0) iTunes  – digital download Also Available on the following sites: SPIRIT OF … Continue reading »

post title background Oya’s photo shoot for the Spirit of Oya CD

YOU TUBE LINK FOR BEHIND THE SCENES ON OYA’S PHOTO SHOOT    http://youtu.be/ZQjEt6BwbrY Check me and my team out behind the scenes on the Spirit of Oya CD photo shoot. This was  a very special day for me because this photo shoot was for my childhood dream. To be taking pictures for my CD was a bit surreal but it felt so good. Over the years I have produced several shoots so it was wonderful to put a team together that I felt could take control and allow me to just be the artist. I wanted something very specific and … Continue reading »