I hope you were able to get some rest and feel recharged to start a new week ahead. 

I had a big realization this weekend when I attempted to be the super mom of the night and scheduled a “family movie night” with my husband and 6-year old son.

At first, everything indicated that we’d have a great time. We got popcorn, found a great movie, I put my younger baby to sleep on time, and all looked well.

Except…..that I fell asleep halfway through the movie!

It had been a long time since I had actually watched a movie and I was excited to do it, so I was quite surprised to see how tired I really was.

The funny thing is that I’m sure that had I stayed up that evening doing some work or even cleaning around the house, I would have surely been able to stay awake until my usual bedtime.

It was a wake-up call for me to realize how sometimes I can be so tired but not really tune into it until I “let my guard down” and decide to really shut off for the day.

My lesson this weekend is to listen more to my body’s needs and tune into my true state of energy, without over accelerating myself!

On another note, I’ve been having some really meaningful conversations inside my group coaching program for women musicians, The Musician’s Profit Umbrella™, and a recurring topic that keeps coming up is the concept of how to embrace the right mindset to create new income.

The women in my program are all incredibly accomplished professionals with longstanding careers. Many of them are University professors and others own their own teaching studios and/or run music academies.

For a significant portion of their careers, they’ve been overachieving and have been rewarded by receiving promotions and other types of external recognition for their remarkable work.

Even though this can be something to celebrate and be grateful for, it can also cause a certain level of dependency on external validation in order to determine one’s true value and merit.

Often times, when we are in certain work and corporate environments, the concept of value and worthiness can be defined by the productivity measures established by others, be these individuals or institutions.

And sometimes, these external parameters and measures of success don’t necessarily align with our true indicators of achievement and potential.

As a result, when it comes to creating new income and stepping into a place of authority, empowerment, and belief, it’s very common for us to face limiting beliefs and find perceived barriers that inhibit us from proactively stepping into a place of action and change.

I’m a firm advocate for embracing financial freedom and developing self-sufficiency to create new income, whenever it may be needed.

In my case, for example, I gave myself a 120% salary raise by starting my own coaching business this year – in the middle of a pandemic!

I’m very proud of this accomplishment and it’s one of the key motivators that drives me to help the women in my program achieve a sense of empowerment and financial self-sufficiency.

I made a short FB video last week discussing all this and also sharing some key strategies musicians can embrace in order to develop the right mindset for creating new income.
I hope you find them useful and inspiring.

When you watch it, I’d love for you to share in the comments below and let me know which part of the video (and/or my written post) resonated with you the most.

I look forward to hearing from you.