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How Do You Choose to Show Up in the World?

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Last night I attended a special Artist’s Success Salon, featuring my dear friend and publicist, Ariel Hyatt, and entertainment industry Certified Results Coach Debra Russell. As these two powerful women shared their insights on how musicians can become successful, and actually make a living make music, there was much discussion on how we unconsciously block ourselves from success. We often see challenges to our success as events that occur outside of us, but really, success is an inside job.

We might not like to think about it, but we are the only ones in the way of our success. Related to my last blog post inspired by Derek Sivers, we broadcast to the world how we feel about our worthiness through our actions, and inactions: Were we prepared for that audition or gig? Did we show up on time? Were we fully present and accountable? Did we follow up on that great connection? Did we consciously create memorable moments during a performance? It’s the little things that we do well day-by-day that gain momentum and lead us to the bigger opportunities.

So ask yourself: “How do YOU choose to show up in the world?”

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

From Return to Love by Marianne Williamson

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