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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 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 Overcome Your Fear

We often pull back when we are afraid, even when we are going after something we really want. Because we are so afraid of being hurt or judged, we stop before our prayers are answered and before we achieve our dreams. As we continue into 2013, I want to ask you to set aside the fear and take the action steps to live what is in your heart. You might be asking, “How do I live what is in my heart?” Truthfully, you just have to step through the fear and go for it. Maybe you just let 2012 slip … 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 Connecting with Spirit

In a busy world where so many people are telling us what to look like, how to feel and how to live our lives, it can be challenging to take the time to genuinely connect with our Spirit. Yet, even with all our busy-ness, we need to take the time to honor Spirit. But what exactly is “Spirit”? The idea that we each have a Spirit inside us is so foreign to many, because we tend to get wrapped up in what is going on in the external world and what everyone around us is doing. I have learned from … Continue reading »

post title background Overcome Fear of Failure

I have seen a lot of people not move forward because they keep holding themselves back, citing a variety of reasons. But what I’ve realized when I really looked at what was keeping them stuck is, the common denominator of their experiences has always been fear. And realizing this has made me wonder, is there a formula we can use to alleviate fear when it rears its ugly head? Now, I want to be clear:  We will all continue to feel fear when we encounter challenges in our lives. So, it’s probably not very realistic to seek out a formula … Continue reading »

post title background Live Your Dreams

I meet so many people who have given up on the dreams they had as little kids, because they have been repeatedly told those dreams are crazy, or that living them out is not realistic. They have been brought down by those who have told them they need to lower the bar for what they can imagine and achieve in order to avoid disappointment. But I have personally come to discover that there is no such thing as a crazy dream. And it has become one of my greatest missions on earth to share my own experiences with others to … Continue reading »

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