The Alchemist by Paulo Coelhohas been around for over a decade, and has been talked about by just about every celebrity I know, from Oprah to Pharell. A very inspiring story told as a fable. You follow the main character on a journey to discovering his personal legend. This is a book that you will read over and over; each time learning something new and insightful.
Artist 2.0 Podcast – Episode 005 – This week I’m talking to Asha Thomas about her journey as a dancer, from getting into the famous Juilliard performing arts school in New York City to joining the prestigious Alvin Ailey American Dance company. And now stating her journey as a solo artist and producing her own dance pieces and choreography.
Asha Thomas was lucky enough to find her passion and talent in life very early. Dancing for as long as she can remember, going to a performing arts high school, getting into Juilliard and working for the world renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance company. Her career has been full of high performace and working with top dancers and choreograpohers, now as a freelance dancer we speak about how she keeps herself motivated and meetings the same high standards outside of these prestigious institutions and starting her own dance company in Paris.
Not a new book but one that I’ve been meaning to read for a while and I am glad that I’ve finally been able to get around to it. A very insightful, interesting and well researched book about why we do the things we do and how we can change to be who we want to be.
Artist 2.0 Podcast – Episode 004 – Angela Solo speaks about her successful crowd funding campaign and up upcoming CD launch.
Angela Solo has been trying to produce her album for 5 years. Her first two attempts ended with her loosing her masters. Not ready to give up on her dream she decided to start again and this time was not going to let anything stop her. A year after launching her Go fund me champaign, Angela is about to cross the finish line with only weeks left to her bigger than life launch party in Canada.
Listen to the episode and her hear how she faced it all with guile and grace.
I don’t know what my first words were, but I’ll bet you anything is was an emphatic NO. I’ve never had a problem saying it or felt bad having said it. It is probably my most used and most cherished word in my vocabulary, NO. I even know how to say it in six languages. Yes, me and NO, have got a thang going on.
The only time I feel bad about saying NO, is when people don’t accept it the first time, I don’t like to have to keep saying NO. I am a person who is very clear on my choices, so when I say NO, I mean it, the first time and every time.
I’ve come to realize that I may be a bit of an anomaly in this arena.