The Show Must Go On!

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I left fashion school because I didn’t think there was much left in it for me, and I felt like I was creatively STARVING, so it makes sense that I should jump head long in to my next creative adventure!

I want to create amazing over-the-top pieces, so I thought it was only natural to look into some local theater groups… and found one! It also just so happened that they were having a sign up night a few nights after I messaged them, so I got to go and start from the very beginning of the show process with everyone else. Some would say the stars are aligned!

I joined the group thinking that I could be involved with costumes, dressing, makeup and any other backstage bits that need to be done for the show, and may have left with my arm slightly twisted into filling a small role… it is yet to be determined what that will look like…

Regardless of what type of role it turns out to be, I am terrified! But I know I need to get used to the stage if I ever want to perform musically at least! Plus confidence under pressure and on stage never hurt for overall personal development…

The show must go on!

 

Laveena

 

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The Artist’s Dilemma: Bills vs Passion

As I follow my heart to what is undoubtedly a more and more creative calling, a realm of possibility seems to grow exponentially with each step.

The ideas and opportunities really are endless. For the first time in my life I feel like I am only limited by my own imagination and drive (although some of this is possibly also due to my efforts to learn from as much as possible from as many successful people as possible, including their mindset).

Regardless of the why, it is both overwhelming and INCREDIBLY EXCITING! The anticipation is killing me! I am like a pot boiling on high on the stove (almost) unchecked.

I say almost because a girl’s still gotta pay her bills… And unless said girl is particularly good at her chosen practice, it is unlikely she will be able to pay her bills with any profits from it, and need to take time away from their passion to make some moolah. Being the ‘late bloomer’ that I am, I find myself in the unlikely category…. The frustration is soo real but soo common! I get it, there are soo many of us in this boat, creative and otherwise.

Gary Vee says the key to success is patience and hard work. Let’s hope so! Cause I’m all in!

Can you relate? How do you deal with it?

Stay hungry 🖤

Laveena

Try Tuesday: Learning French

I’ve always thought French was a beautiful language, and that one day I’d just have to learn it (along with a few others like Russian!). I also love a good selection of foreign films, many of these being in French, so I thought this would be a good language to start learning.

Being a modern world, I figured I’d start with an app. The one that immediately came to mind (because they have clearly spent their marketing dollars, and their ads are everywhere), was Babbel.

This seems like a really good app from my initial set up and run through.  Then I got to the screen which asked me which subscription I would like to sign up for, and realised I wasn’t quite ready for yet another regular commitment to justify the regular outgoings, and naturally, looked for other apps. 

I eventually settled on Busuu. It has lessons based around certain types of interactions and conversations, which helps things feel natural, which I like. I also really like that you can connect with native speakers of whatever language you are learning, and ask people to correct you on your exercises. Useful right?! 

Anybody know of any other language apps or other resources that could be useful? I’m a keen bean!

Stay curious,
Laveena

Day 79: 90 Day Commitment Challenge with Danelle Delgado

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After a motivating discussion on goals and struggles with a friend I got home from work on Day 79 ready to roar into guitar practice and tackle some dress design. By the time my partner got home from a friends house to hit the hay, there was fabric everywhere through the house and I was muttering to myself about measurements and completely lost in my own world.

It was a successful and productive night though, managing to overcome an amateur sewing problem I was struggling with, and applying for a couple more weekend jobs to fill the incoming gap in my extra income, with my current weekend gig slowing down for the year. Got to keep that pipeline full!

Stay positive! Stay productive!

 

Laveena

Day 37: 90 Day Commitment Challenge with Danelle Delgado

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Day 37 kicked off with Day 1 of a 5-day video challenge put out on Twitter by Media Mogul, and speaker from this year’s 10X Growth Con, Hank Norman.

The challenge is fairly straightforward, making 1-1.5 minute long videos every day, for 5 days, that are engaging, well spoken, and keep his interest.

Imagine my enthusiasm when he responded to my tweeted video link with encouraging and very useful feedback for my first video! Working on my delivery is very important to me, because as Tony Robbins says, your communication is only as good as how it is received.

If I am not communicating my message properly, I want to have the insight and the tools to change that! I want you to see that if I can figure out how to go from broken, aimless, and miserable to hungry, positive and successful that you can too!

Not that I have achieved everything I want to do… far from it. That being said, I don’t think it will ever be enough, there will always be more good I can do, but all I can do is keep going until I can’t anymore. Why can’t you do that to? Why wouldn’t you want to?

I hope you’re smashing your goals today!

 

Laveena