Tranquility.. early morning waiting for sunrise with two of my favorites, coffee & candle -in gratitude. New beginnings each day – get your mind and energy right. There are special seasonal items like pumpkin and squash to enjoy in this fall season to perk up your sanctuary with robust color, take advantage of it. Get the vibe right.
Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Jody Watley kicked off her solo career in the 80s with multiple Billboard top ten hits. Her music has transcended decades, and she is out now with a new project, The Healing – The APX Remix, a collaborative project with the Atlanta-based husband and wife duo, The APX, blending classic funk vibes with modern electro-funk.
Watley joined Your Morning live via Skype to discuss the new project, staying creative during the pandemic, giving back to those in need, and what’s next in her career. Watch the full interview: Jody Watley YouTube
Some people will always view you in old lenses and be uncomfortable with your growth and evolution because they have not grown. Life is always changing for us to always go toward new potential, knowledge, self improvement evolution. For me this and has always been essential personally and professionally. That said, there will always be those who don’t believe or live that point of view seeing only an outdated version of you left behind.
You’ll have people discussing you who probably never knew the depth of you – let alone who you’ve grown into.
Undoubtedly the mentality or resistance is because of their own lack of growth and comfort of living in the rear view.
Keep growing and evolving, whether or not others understand, acknowledge or embrace – just keep living to be your new best self as long as there is life – not settling on the you of days gone by.
A bit of motivation and inspiration for you .. yes these are challenging times, pandemic, unemployment.. there’s a contentious election, division, social inequalities, the list is long – but guess what?? We are here and alive – Live YOUR LIFE, no matter what’s going on.
If you are spending a lot of time online complaining about politics and aren’t being paid to do so stop to consider if that energy is helping you do what you need to do to make your life better, change your circumstances. My purpose is always wrapped in reminding you of the possibilities, the up side to keep you encouraged about life not to be down in life and your well being. As a person that is self employed, a total work stoppage of live music would do nothing for me to get online and complain or be discouraged by all of the divisions, attempts at voter suppression and beyond. What I’ve done in put my focus on creating new opportunities for myself in business. If you can’t change the circumstances such as the pandemic – change the way you are thinking or dealing with it.
After we vote and yes I hope Trump is voted out in terms of the national election — there is still life ahead, life is happened NOW — So STOP doing these things;
Life can be tricky and people can be shady – not wanting you to succeed, be happy or see you shine. We experience these things in so many ways. I’d have to say as a woman constantly navigating efforts to undermine, devalue and marginalize efforts and achievements can be frustrating and tedious but as I wrote a while ago “The beat don’t stop..”
Jody Watley is a Grammy Awards-Winning pioneer in music & fashion! You can find her name on Billboard’s Hot 100 “Top 60 Female Artists of All Time.” Hear why Jody views going solo as a blessing and how she has recently found her sanctuary in the kitchen! – Rushion McDonald. Listen to her full interview at Money Making Conversations