Be Mindful On Your Path. Wattage Thoughts.

Be mindful: not everyone gets it – your life, your path – it’s yours. Not everyone sees your vision or wants to take the time to understand – they are caught up on their version of you whether present or outdated and want to force you into their dream – it’s not your reality. Not everyone stays on the journey, on this path with you-not everyone was meant to. It’s difficult for some people to accept when a person is truly committed to their path in life. Other people’s opinions aren’t your concern, be it bad or good. Keep going and being mindful of what feeds your soul, goodness and personal growth – in silence.

In a passage from one of my favorite books “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz, he writes “As you make a habit of not taking anything personally, you won’t need to place your trust in what other’s do or say. You will only need to trust yourself to make responsible choices. You are never responsible for the actions of others, you are only responsible for you….nothing they think about me is really about me – it’s about them.” This really resonates because for so long there are those who have created a false trope of anger, bitterness, grudges – when there is none, it’s gaslighting and narcissistic. That is their poison and emotional baggage being peddled as someone else’s. Be mindful.

In this internet age, people want reactions and drama, be mindful – it is not about you, it’s about them whoever is feeding the flames so to speak. When you are at peace, no explanation is needed. Be at peace without fanfare or need for attention and public spectacle. As I’ve gotten older, I continue to get better at this because I realize people will always come with their own beliefs and biases, emotional poison and baggage. I remind myself to be mindful of my own personal inner-peace, that is self-care. Boundaries are a form of self-care. No public spectacles required to prove anything in a continued personal evolution in each stage of life on this journey. Let whoever, think whatever – it’s about them, not you. Be mindful.

I want to share this, which was sent to me by a dear friend and colleagues of mine Bill Coleman from Peace Bisquit yesterday and I think it’s so profound :

This is true and happened many times to various people in my life along the way – just in the course of living life, no public announcements required, no need to prove anything to anyone when and where the forgiveness occurred especially when it’s decades ago, or in whatever present tense it may be – and no matter how many times I’ve been excoriated by others. Should you cross paths wit these types of people no longer on your journey – be cordial in the irrelevance of that person or persons. They have been released and don’t take up mental or emotional space. Be mindful. It’s like when you pray or meditate, or go through any healing – it’s a personal action – you release it and move on. Be wary of those manipulative ‘gaslighters – it’s not about you, it’s about them feeling threatened, wanting people to believe and support their version of events and a need to feel a sense of power and control. Be mindful, wish them well and keep moving in silence, no explanation required. Remember the opinions of others is not your concern. Be mindful.

Wattage!

Carry on. Live your life and be happy! 

Jody Watley. Finds Her New Love With Solo Success. Rolling Stone Magazine 1987 Solo Debut Feature

Jody Watley Solo Debut Feature – Rolling Stone Magazine 1987
Written by Anthony DeCurtis.

In celebrating the 35th Anniversary Solo Debut of the breakout “Jody Watley”album. Sharing archives of content that precedes the internet and social media.. Though firmly rooted in the now – the 35th seems worthy to note on such a timeless pivotal project – the video, photo’s, and highlighting the fact that breaking through into some of these publications was so rare for a black artist at that time, there were only a few.

This is my first Rolling Stone Magazine feature. It’s interesting to look back and see the context of the write-ups, how they framed it ( I was never trying to replicate anyone – rather, create my own fashionable and unique lane – no choreography, never tons of dancers in sync because from my point of view Michael and Janet Jackson had that on lock and were owning it. These articles inevitable contain errors (such as I left Shalamar in 1983 not 1984..)

It was a priority for me to establish myself as Jody Watley – solo entity, not a former member of.. to highlight the fact that I was no ones ingenue came with a strong vision, writing songs – very focused and strong willed.

Women are still often written about in a rather marginalizing manner, decades later. I continue to strive to be my own person focused on my art, business of Jody Watley and of course my happiness along the way – with style and grace.

Spread A Little Sunshine. Wattage Thoughts.

Jody Watley. January 2022. Selfie.

Gorgeous day in LA, in gratitude, always tending to the business of Jody Watley, my well being just living and loving life, my career and all that matters to me, I recommend it to everyone, live your life daily with joy, it will piss some people off that’s ok, keep doing you – Love to all!

“Renderings” The UK Soul Chart Top 5 Alex Di Ciò Remixes Out Now!

Be UpLifted.

See you next week January 28-San Diego/ El Cajon Sycuan Casino Resort let’s celebrate my Grammy Winning 35th Anniversary Solo Debut AND Aquarius Season!

Sometimes a smile a small gesture can bring sunshine to someone else and make their day — be sunshine.

Wattage!

Jody Watley Will Celebrate 35th Anniversary Solo Debut With Sycuan Casino Concert

Grammy winning artist Jody Watley will bring a hit packed show to Sycuan Resort and Casino January 28, 2022. The concert will also be an evening of celebration for her breakout self-titled solo debut album originally released in 1987.

“It’s going to be a special 35th anniversary party and pre-birthday celebration as well, and I can’t wait to share it with my fans.” – Jody Watley

Get Tickets: Sycuan Casino

On This Day January 20 1990. Jody Watley Scores 6th Top Ten Hot 100 Billboard Single.

#OTD January 20, 1990

“Everything”

Peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

Writers: G. Cole, J. Newton Howard

Chart History:

#3 Hot R&B,

#11 Adult Contemporary

“Though the majority of my hits are either Dance, Pop or R&B, I still love performing this ballad live – it always touches the heart.” – Jody Watley

Watch Official Video: Youtube

3 Trailblazers. Jody Watley with Eartha Kitt on The RuPaul Show 1998 Interview

A classic rewind snippet of interview with Jody Watley, Eartha Kitt on The RuPaul Show, VH1 in 1998.

Eartha Kitt and Jody Watley, 1998.

Grammy Winner Jody Watley Has The Trills That Thrill – US Weekly

Pieces of the Jody Watley music history – 35 years have flown by! Celebrating this 35th Anniversary milestone of my breakout Grammy winning solo debut throughout the month of January. Pre-internet and social media I’m sharing some of the highlights of which there were many. It’s significant as well in that no one expected my success but with with, hard work and a great promotional team effort by MCA Records and PR team that included Juanita Stephens and Gloria Boyce at Rogers & Cowan anchored by great music it was a knockout punch. For me, it’s always a way to remind people to always believe in yourself and to not be afraid to make gutsy decisions . Your life and calling is not a conference call. A lesson I’ve learned in recent years as well is to always tell your own story – too many put out false and misleading info or try to erase or marginalize altogether.

Here’s my first feature in US Weekly. My Dad called it for me as a little girl – I wish he had lived to see my success and his prophecy but I feel he’s always watching over me and know how much I always want to make him proud.

It touches upon the fact it was said women couldn’t sell records, that always struck me as odd since I grew up with Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Nancy Wilson, Donna Summer, Karen Carpenter.. and so many greats. True – men have it easier however women have also been viable despite the obvious sexism, ageism, etc. I confidently made plan for myself while living in London, worked with Musical Youth (uncredited guest vocal on 16) and was a part of the historic Band Aid “Do They Know It’s Christmas.” My daughter always kept my perspective grounded as to what’s important. It wasn’t easy balancing motherhood with Pop stardom but I tried my best and all turned out well.

Working on a screenplay – yes, fast forward some things take a lot longer, and all things in time!!

GRAMMY Winner JODY WATLEY.

Wattage Thoughts. Take The Small Steps.

As I wrote in ‘Whenever’ – “..life can be a challenge, at times overwhelming..’ today’s Wattage Thought is to remind you that whatever your goals are and whatever you might be going through on the daily – don’t overwhelm yourself. Simply put, just take small steps every day to get to where you want to be mentally, physically, spiritually, financially, relationships and so on. Nothing happens overnight and it’s human nature to get ahead of ourselves or become disappointed if things aren’t moving quickly enough. You’ve got this – just take it one day, one step at a time. The main thing is to the the small steps.

Wattage!

Jody Watley’s Solo Debut An International Sensation – Happy 35th Anniversary

“Looking For A New Love” and the debut album as a whole was an international success as well here in the United States – Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany and beyond. Here’s one of many international Jody Watley Solo debut features:

Grammy winning artist Jody Watley knocked it out of the park with her breakout solo debut.

Celebrating Jody Watley Solo Debut throughout January.

Wattage!

Jody Watley – Solo Debut Feature UK Magazine Record Mirror

Jody Watley. Record Mirror Magazine UK Solo Debut feature.

“I’d met with other labels. Jheryl Busby of MCA got me right away. He’d worked with Donna Summer at Casablanca Records another woman with a strong artistic vision, a songwriter and force of nature. I ultimately I chose MCA over labels like Warner Brothers, A&M, CBS – because the vibe was right knowing Jheryl understood and respected my artistic vision and sense of self from the first meeting.

I’m eternally grateful, he galvanized the entire label and promotional team

35th Anniversary solo debut vibes all month of January.

Photography: Victoria Pearson.