As most of you may know by now, I’ve been battling chronic neuro lyme disease for the past two years. When I first got a diagnosis I knew I had to considerably change my lifestyle, starting with food. When I began my treatment, I got ‘advised’ to go gluten-dairy-sugar free and then it became obvious that it was the right next move to do for my body to heal. I’m not going to go into a scientific explanation but basically the bacterias in my body & brain feed themselves with gluten, dairy, sugar and it significantly increases inflammation in my body. So if I wanna get better I need to make sure these bacterias don’t reproduce themselves, that’s why I decided to cut out gluten dairy and refined-sugar from my diet. So « How did you do? » you may ask!
I run a Digital Music PR Agency so I spend a lot of time on Skype with artists especially since I’m working with different countries/ time zones. I prefer meeting up in person when we can but most of the time it’s easier to just set up a time and review things by chatting via video conference. I’d say that I have approximately 3 Skype meetings per week (more when I’m prospecting for new clients) – Yep that’s over 160 per year!
I’ve had some memorable experiences with artists on Skype (good and bad ones!) that’s why it was time for me to write a post on how to nail a Skype meeting. All these tips are based on the experiences that I’ve had for the past 10 years. What was your worst Skype meeting and do you have tips you’d like to share with us? Leave a comment below
The Olympic Games end tonight with the closing ceremony. There’s something truly inspirational about The Olympic Games, we get to witness the hardwork, dedication and passion that athletes have for their sport. It’s not just about getting a medal, athletes come to the Olympic Games to surpass themselves and fulfill the dream of a lifetime.
Last month, I had the amazing opportunity to talk about my journey with SoGutsy.com (check them out, they are amazing!) I wanted to repost this phone interview we did together because I’m sharing a few tips which could help aspiring singers/songwriters. Thank you so much if you take the time to read this and feel free to leave a comment! You can read the original article (and please follow SoGutsy on Social Media)
As some of you may know, I’m in Toronto for the next few weeks. Yesterday, as I was on the plane to Montréal I had the chance to sit next to a lecturer who teaches entrepreneurship at one of London’s business schools. I’m always thirsty for knowledges and couldn’t help but grab the opportunity to learn from someone who has worked with some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the UK.
I asked: What are the three things you would say to an aspiring entrepreneur? You’ll be surprised by his answers:
Without knowing it, we all wear multiple hats. I am an entrepreneur, a sister, a daughter, a friend, a colleague. We always juggle between the different roles of our lives.
When you decide to launch your own business / project (or manage your own music career) the first thing to understand is that you need to wear multiple hats or what I would call ‘multiple personalities’ to improve your success.
The greatest lesson I’ve learned over the years is that the essential key to success is Keeping Your Word.
If you’re an entrepreneur or an artist and you’re working with a team of people, the key words to your success are: Integrity, Trust and Respect. So how do you lay the foundations of your success? By doing what you say you would do.
I’m trying to keep up the habit of reading a book for 30 minutes every day. My goal is to read something inspiring, thought-provoking and learn something new every single day before I start work. It can be someone’s biography, a business book, a TED talk.. Instead of checking Social Media first thing in the morning, I think it’s important we feed our mind with something positive that will put our mind in the right setting and believe me you’ll end up being more productive! Here’s a list of books I highly suggest you read while drinking your coffee/tea in the morning, let me know if you have any suggestions as I’m always looking for new books to read
Since I moved to Brighton (UK), I decided to set as many meetings as possible. It’s so important to network and meet people in your field especially if you’re new in the city. It’s very rewarding and allows you to see how people approach work and opportunities. I have experimented and learned a few tricks that I will share with you here: