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What New York taught me about myself, my business and personal relationships

It may sound cliche but this trip was life changing and it was time.

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When I mentioned to my family that I wanted to go to New York to attend Selena Soo’s event “Get Known, Get Clients” I felt some heavy guilt.

“You’re a mum that needs to look after the family”

I always dread telling my parents my plans even though I’m a grown woman. Sometimes I start feeling like that 8 year old child, being put in her place.

I often get the response of “Bahala na”, a Filipino term translated to English as

Do what ever you want”,

“What ever”

or “Let’s see what happens.”

I hear this sentence a lot.

I heard it when I started to make singing my full time gig, I heard this when I held my One Voice concert at the Sydney Opera House, I heard this when I wanted to meet Oprah during the VIP event in Sydney.

My husband uses that term to make fun but there is a little truth to it…he always finishes up saying “Tina does what ever she wants anyway”…

He knows me too well …so do my parents… I love them for this unconditional support and love.

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Luckily my son is at the age where he can look after himself and is very independent, plus he was looking forward to spending time with my parents because he gets to eat Lola’s home made Chicken nuggets and chips.

There were so many reasons why I wanted to take this trip and I knew that it was the right choice.

I felt it in my heart.

It was a choice not only for my soul and to level up my game, but also to teach and show Christian that it’s important to create opportunities for himself and not wait for people to hand it to him.

So here are the top 6 things I learnt from my New York Trip!

  1. People come into our lives for a reason

I’m so glad to have made connection with thought leaders, game changers and people working everyday to make this world a better place.

Everyone has a story and I gravitated to so many inspiring minds.  It was wonderful to connect with them as we spent 6 months together (online, working on the program) to bring our businesses to a whole new level.  I enjoyed getting to see their growth.

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Take Tay and Val, film-makers and TED speakers, who travelled the world to collect people’s dreams. They were kind enough to share their story on my podcast. They now hold workshops to help people find their dreams and follow their souls calling.

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Caitlin Padgett is a coach who helps successful woman change their relationship with Alcohol. She too was kind enough to share her story on the podcast and in turn giving game-changing tips to eliminate or cut down alcohol all together. As we speak she is on USA morning TV making a difference and helping people who are not on the spectrum of being alcoholic but feel sometimes alcohol can lead them to make the wrong moves. I asked her to be on the podcast to help musicians who may have some of these issues with Alcohol.

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And how could I not forget my Aussie buddies!

Jaime Lee Fraser is a financial advisor, with kids under the age of 3 and building a 6-figure business, she is such and inspiration to me. So down to earth, driven and giving. Jaime Lee dived into this business of finance because as a young child, Jamie’s father passed away leaving the family in debt. She was able to get her family out of debt as a young woman.

Fiorella Kis Major has just come back from Bali where she held a mindfulness retreat. She is an incredible guide when it comes to meditation.

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I was able to meet some friends from the School of Greatness community which was created by Lewis Howes. Danceprenuer Emeroy, Elaine from Neon Owl, Sarah (inventor of the set ready garment bags) and Gina who was kind enough to treat me to Shake Shack. It was incredible to meet them in person.

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2. Stars do align 

The day I booked my flight to New York a student came into her lesson wearing an “I love New York” Jumper. I saw the signs everywhere…that same night my husband was dreaming of me singing “New York, New York” on stage. First thing I asked him was how were you feeling in the dream. He said he was happy to see me.

I see these as good signs…

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What are the changes of Christian flicking through the radio channels and stumbling across my original song about him called “‪Tomorrow,‬ it’ll be a better day” … What makes it funny is that they were under the tunnel when it happened (which gets bad reception the best of time)…what are the chances.

Empty seats was an added bonus – every flight I took, had an empty seat next to me, on the way home I had all three seats to myself.

I know someone up there was looking after me for sure.

  1. Build genuine relationships 

One of Selena Soos teachings is to build relationships. She is so adamant that we put our best foot forward, make the honest and genuine connections and don’t expect things in return.  Most of all be thankful with kind gestures and gifts when someone goes out of their way to help you.

Selena is an incredible teacher, connecting people is her super power.

I would have to say that her course has been one of my favourite online course to date. She takes the time to look after each student and is very consistent and the modules are second to none. Plus she attracts the incredible experts and business owners.

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What stood out to me was how people in New York are so happy to give you their connections. Something that we don’t often see here in Sydney, I’m not sure if  it’s because the music industry is so small here.

Networking and making friends came naturally to my friend Veronica Alonzo, who was there for a 6 month Broadway dance course.  She was also on my podcast. She mentioned that she always carried her CV in her bag just incase she would bump into someone who could help her get into a Broadway show. So after all her hard work and hustle, she now has landed a US agent and auditioned for Hamlet. Guess who is now signing a Broadway show contract! So proud!

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Veronica, Jamie and I ate at my dream Filipino restaurant, Jeepney. There we met my Filipino Entrepreneur crush Nicole Ponseca! At 38, she has 2 Filipino restaurants where she mentioned the Broadway Barkadas (Filipino street slang meaning a group of friends or a gang of youths) hang out after their Broadway shows. I discovered Jeepney and her work via instagram.  Meeting her has always been on my bucket list as I admire her dedication to bring the Filipino cuisine and culture into the mainstream.
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  1. Notice the Full circle moments 

There were a few full circle moments – one that stood out was meeting West End star (Miss Saigon) and singer, Roanne Monte. Roannes’ mother is very active in the Filipino community and she has helped many young Filipino singers get a start in the industry. Roanne now has a thriving business in New York and only sings for special events.

What struck me was that we only met that day and what was supposed to be a quick meet up and lunch lead into the night. We talked about her experience as a child performer and being successful on Star Search (a reality TV talent show in the 90s). The blessings and hardships of being in the modelling and music industry at a young age. A fellow introvert, she had some wonderful stories to tell and I respect her so much after getting to know her and the reasons she decided in the direction she has. She was so humble and down to earth and I absolutely love her beautiful soul.

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Over the next few days I had some more God sent connections.

On the day I visited the ‪9/11‬ memorial I received a surprise message from my first cousin letting me know that he was there for work.It was great to see him; Manong Yen has always been a support since day 1. Encouraging me to not dampen my light.

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That same day,  I was able to meet another incredible mentor Rachel Hanfling who is an Emmy award nominated producer and worked for the Oprah Winfrey show. I absolutely cherish the time she took the time to get to know my story, follow-up with me and see how things are going with my students and also my Oprah experience.

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That night I was able to watch my dear friend Pam Picart’s cousin at Birdland. Sean Maclaughlin was incredible where he brought the audience to tears as he sung a few songs from Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens: A Benefit Concert with Bill Russell & Friends.

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A few days later, I caught “Beautiful” a musical about Carole King…I cried during the standing ovation because I just couldn’t believe how special it was to be there. The cast was stunning and of course it came full circle because one of my go to songs during my start in talent quests, was her hit song “I feel the earth move”.

And boy did I feel the wonders of the universe.

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  1. Wrong direction? Pivot

I did catch a few wrong trains and got off the wrong stops. Just like in life and business don’t be afraid to ask for help or direction.

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If you know you are on the wrong train and have a strong gut feeling, listen and hop off that train and find the right one to take you to the right destination.

It’s ok if we don’t know everything. It’s ok to surround yourself with people who know more than you. In fact hang around people who are successful. Feed off that drive. Surrounding yourself with people who bring you down to earth yet lift you when you need it.

Don’t compare yourself with others, as this is where you need to be at in the present time.

Trust and go with the flow.

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  1. Be grateful 

This photo says it all; my photographer friend Tina Doshi captured it. Tina also kindly sponsored my New York special podcast. Tina is incredibly giving and talented. I’m grateful she captured the moment I looked up and breathed in the possibilities.

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I am so grateful for the experiences, friendships, and connections.

 

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I can’t thank Selena enough for creating this event.

Without this event I would have not made these connections and flourished within my being.

If you are a coach, consultant or expert who wants to Get known and get clients (not only in your community but on the world scale) then I encourage you to check out this course.

Selena has the cart open for GKGC but it closes this weekend.

If you want to learn more about it follow this link. Give her an email if you would like to connect with her and ask her questions! hello [at] s2-groupe [dot] com

Watch the Trailer here

This is a life-changing course.

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Tell me what is your soul calling you to do? If this speaks to you please tell me your thoughts in the comments below.  I would love for you to like and share this post with someone who need to hear this.

Musically yours Tina

 

 

How to be awesome without Alcohol – The One Voice of Caitlin Padgett

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I met Caitlin during Selena Soo’s Get Known Get Clients live event in New York. Caitlin has this gift of capturing the room when she speaks. She is smart, a dedicated soul, an inspiration! You can see the passion she has for her work in her eyes and she genuinely wants to help others become better versions of themselves.

Caitlin Padgett is a lifestyle coach for successful women who struggle with alcohol. Whether the goal is to control their drinking through moderation techniques or to eliminate it completely, she offers an individualised program for women find freedom from alcohol, on their own terms.

I thought that this is something we need to discuss as Musicians and creative people.  I don’t want to judge people’s choices but if you feel that alcohol is necessary to get into that creative zone or relaxes you or gives you the courage but you feel it’s contributing to poor life choices then please seek professional help.  I hope you get insights to this interview with Caitlin where she shares valuable lessons and tips.

Here is what we talk about:

  • Caitlin tells us about her powerful work, how did it came about and what was the pivotal time in her life when she decided enough is enough?
  • What are strategies that creative people can tap into their “zone” without having to turn to alcohol?
  • How to deal with friends or letting go of people that don’t serve your purpose in life, what would you say to someone who is afraid to let go of what they know and who they know?
  • Dialog that people can use at the work place or events so they can feel comfortable in situations where they are encouraged to drink?
  • There are people who use alcohol to unwind after work or a gig, Caitlin suggest for people to do when they have the urge to use alcohol.
  • What is the song that changed your life and why?

For many years Caitlin felt like she was living a double life.

On the outside, she was an accomplished international advocate, living a jet-set lifestyle that took her around the world working on interesting projects. She projected confidence and a sense of adventure and fun. Yet inside she was struggling.

She was making good money, but spending a ton on after work cocktails, late nights out, bottles of wine as nightcaps, not to mention the pharmaceuticals she thought she needed to keep anxiety and sleeplessness at bay. For years she had been hiding from myself, it was becoming harder to do so. Looking at myself in the mirror, I couldn’t ignore the effects of drinking too much the night before.

But she discovered…

You can redefine your relationship to alcohol, instead of it defining you.

Caitlin says;

“ I now have a life worth remembering every second of. A life that I WANT.

Instead of copious amounts on bottles of wine, bubbly and cocktails,
I spend money on delicious, nourishing food.

Instead of hazy hungover mornings turning into wasted days,
I wake up with energy, clarity and enthusiasm.

Instead of numbing out stress, anxiety or accumulative shame,
I feel and I deal, and I know that I can handle whatever comes my way.

Instead of intimacy instigated with liquid courage,
I have deeply meaningful intimate relationships

Instead of “pre-gaming” with my girlfriends by downing a bottle (or two) of bubbly before even heading out the door,
I have beautiful rituals that allow my inner beauty to shine. People say I glow!

She goes on to say;

“It’s possible for you to have a life you want too.

You can have control over your relationship with alcohol. Life doesn’t have to be messy, overly dramatic, or filled with nagging anxiety and self-doubt. While there’s no magic pill, no quick fix, there is a way.

A way that honours and celebrates your individuality.”

If this is what you want, then connect with Caitlin here:

Sign up here to receive Caitlin’s three-part “Drink Less Success” Video series and as a special bonus you’ll also be the first to receive her

“How to be awesome without alcohol” video training as soon as it is released!!

This video series is especially relevant to those of us who rely on networking and being active in nightlife for the success of our careers. I know you’ll get a lot out of it!

You can get her book here:

Drink Less Be More: How to have a great night (and life!) without getting wasted

Connect with Caitlin at this link: http://caitlinpadgett.com/one-voice/

WHAT WE MENTIONED:

Sponsored by Tina Doshi – Photographer and Small Business Strategist

Selena Soo founder of the 6 month course Get known Get clients
Download Selena’s free report Here
OUTRO SONG : You can get a copy of Dorothy Ruby Shoes here

The dos and don’ts during a Jam Session – The One Voice of Don Cabrera

I’m so excited to share Don Cabrera’s story. We met during the Charice and Lea Salonga concerts.

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Tina Bangel with Troy Laureta, Martin Serra, Dominic Cabrera and Daniel March

 

I guess the aim of this is to shed light on how to build working relationships as a musician or performer.  I see a common thread in successful musicians, that it’s all about the people you surrounded yourself with, not only was Don very talented but he worked on his craft and developed strong relationships over time with people.

In this interview we focus on the idea of how important networking is and creating a community so together we work to lift each other up.

That is why he created the West Sessions – a Jam night which will be held on the 18th of May, 2016 at the Blacktown Arts Centre.  Doors open at 6pm.

He chats about the dos and don’ts during a Jam session.  We dive into his musical upbringing, how he motivates himself, his mentors and his vision for the future.

Dominic is one of Australia’s top drummers and is an in demand session musician from Sydney. He works with Sony Music Australia, Warner Music Australia and has performed with artists such as:

Cyrus
Tim Omaji (Timomatic)
Guy Sebastian
Jessica Mauboy
Delta Goodrem
Samantha Jade
Nathaniel
Justice Crew
Rob Mills
Stan Walker
Taylor Henderson
Reigan Derry

-International-

Jessie J
Nico & Vinz
Josh Groban
Benji Madden
Lea Salonga
Aston Merrygold
Charice
Gungor

Dom regularly appears in television shows and features including X-Factor, The Voice, The ARIA Awards, Young Talent Time, The Morning Show, The Today Show, Sunrise & Mornings. He teaches privately, upon request, and has hosted popular collaborative jam sessions/residencies, where Sydney’s creative and performing arts community are of constant attendance.

Dom’s first encounter with playing the drums was by getting in trouble with his primary school teacher while banging beats on his little school desk as a child, back in the Philippines. The teacher saw the potential and talent behind the energetic troublesome boy and cultivated it by letting him share his gift, playing a solo marching snare piece for the annual school festival that year. That ignited a flame and passion that would never be extinguished.

Having started with the guitar at the age of 9 and the bass after moving to Australia at the age of 13, Dom has always been exposed to music of all styles, growing up and coming from a family of musicians. He gained experience throughout his teens playing for his youth group all around Australia. These years of being self-taught were very crucial to him, allowing him to find and harness his natural strengths as a musician and discovering his own style, voice and character. Dom would play anything and everything by ear when he listened to the radio/TV, while keeping a special place in his heart for melodic rock.

After being the most prized all-around musician in his high school, Dom finally found home in the drums once again, deciding to make it his full-time instrument. The movement, physicality, style, raw expression, musicality.. everything about the craft made him fall in love with the art of drumming.

Dominic was offered a Bachelor of Music course at the Australian Institute of Music despite not having his Higher School Certificate. During the years of studying and gigging, he has toured, performed and recorded with some of Australia’s leading and upcoming talents. He has learnt from some of the world’s best musician educators and his studies and exploration has led him to finding a deep passion for experimental music.

Dcd is available for private lessons and is currently regularly playing with Cyrus, SSJ & Jeremy Gregory.

He is proudly endorsed by Sonor Drums, UFiP Cymbals & Silverfox Drumticks.

Click here for more information: THE WEST SESSIONS

A couple of years ago, Don had a heavy feeling of incompletion and couldn’t shake it off. He had made a career out of playing music in the “city scene” but it felt selfish and distant from the people who raised and nurtured me in the arts. He missed his peers who mentored him and had the same passion for music, without ANY money or politics involved.. Just for the pure love of it.
Don and his friends have the opportunity to give back, reconnect, (hopefully) inspire, and just have a fun old time sharing music with anyone and everyone; the youth groups, the churches, the schools and multicultural families.

“After all, some of the heaviest mf’s come from the west 😉  Please join us for some nights of good vibes and let’s make the scene back home alive again 😉 The West Sessions.” Says Don!

So tell me your go to song during a Jam session?  What insights did you get from Don?

If you enjoyed this interview please like, comment and share it.

See you at the Jam! Tina

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How to find the courage to follow your dreams – The One Voice of Tay and Val

One Voice can change the world podcast

 

The next few episodes of One Voice can change the world podcast I will be interviewing amazing guests I met in New York. I was in New York for a conference organised by Selena Soo. During that event I met some visionary entrepreneurs who are set to change the world with their work.

You are going to be inspired by these world-class leaders.

If you would like to learn more about Selena Soo she actually had a free report that you can download from my show notes. You can learn how she can help you spread your message to the world in an authentic and purposeful way.

I met our next guests at the event. We also did Selena’s course together. When you hear their story it will inspire you to dream big! The world is truly a better place with these wonderful women in it.

Collecting dreams in Costa Rica

TAY & VAL Award-winning filmmakers and inspirational storytellers from Singapore, Tay and Val are living examples of dreamers who have cycled and traveled across the globe on “Project I Believe That Dreams Can Come True. “

After a chance encounter with a retired 64-year-old train master in Taiwan the girls found out that “Luo Papa” had a dream to cycle around Taiwan, stop at every train station and take a photo. They offered to accompany him to help him realise his dream.

After realising Luo Papa’s dream they kept going and haven’t stopped. They meet people who have realised their dream, also people who are realising their dreams and on the way they share their experiences and pay it forward and a “dream chain”

Luo Papa - The Taiwanese gentleman who changed our lives

During this podcast we chat about how they both met, what you do and how your work came about.

They share their journey as artist, Tay being a Filmmaker and Val being a singer, actress and artist.

I absolutely loved their TEDx talk – Dreams Unlimited. You can watch their ted talks here

TEDxWWU in Bellingham 2013

Tay and Val tell us how they landed the Ted talks, the process and challenges and what was the outcomes.

I dive into their Journey to collect people’s dreams, how they generated Sponsorship and how they planned their trip around the world.

At the end of the day, if you want to follow your dreams make sure it comes from a place of love, of service and it will become more of a reality.

If you enjoyed this episode please like, comment, share.

CONNECT WITH TAY AND VAL

FACEBOOK | WEBSITE | TWITTER

MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST: 

Selena Soo’s Free Report – How Selena Went From $0 to $157,000 in Her First Year As a Coach

Click here to download

ESPISODE SPONSOR: Tina Doshi

 

5 tips to grow your YouTube fan base and Channel with YouTube sensation Gabe Bondoc

I found Gabe Bondoc to be so humble and so giving of his time. I was only supposed to have a 10min interview but it ended up being much longer which I am so grateful for. He genuinely wanted to help our budding performers out.

Gabe certainly has created a lifestyle and business he truly loves and he is truly proud that he can support his family through music and being creative.

Often we see musicians with a Struggle mindset but what I have come to realise by chatting with Gabe is that when you are a singer/musician who knows he is blessed and who is grateful you won’t be in a reactfull or scarcity mode.

As full time musicians the internet can give us opportunities to reach more people not only in your own backyard but around the world. That is what Gabe has created for himself. He has generated income by working hard, putting in the hours and thinking ahead.

As full time musicians we are known to create something out of nothing.

We can create sources of income with endless possibilities if we just work hard and as Gabe said strive for excellence.

This is what we dive into

  1. For someone who has over 3 million views on YouTube, tell us how it all came about?
  2. What 5 tips can you share with our listeners on how to start and grow their YouTube subscribers? Get your Free PDF here: http://tinabangel.com/gabebondoc
  3. What do you think of Facebook Live and do you see that as the future or the next big thing? What do you think people should be taking advantage of now?
  4. I have questions from my students
    Erica- She asks What made you sing in the first place?
    Abigail – if you could go back 5 years, what advice would you give yourself?
    Jodie- “Why don’t you ever reveal your wife’s identity/face?”
  5. I have watched your videos and often you have your beautiful little girl, Miss Savannah Kinsley, in the footage, how do you juggle music business and a young family life?
  6. What is one song that changed your life and why?
  7. What is your vision?

Follow Gabe Bondoc

WEBSITE

INSTAGRAM

FACEBOOK

What we mentioned on the podcast:
B-SCHOOL MARIE FORLEO

GET YOUR FREE PDF ON HOW TO GROW YOUR YOUTUBE FAN BASE AND CHANNEL HERE

CONTACT ME FOR A FREE CONSULATION tina [at] tinabangel [dot] com

What to do after all the Singing lessons – The One Voice of Rico Soto


 

If you wonder what is the next step after all the years of singing lesson then this is the episode that may give you the insight.

RICO SOTO has been involved in the Entertainment, Music & Marketing Industry since a very young age. As an artist at first, he questioned what type of guidance and assistance new aspiring artist would need to develop their career. After some success with his previous projects, he discovered his passion for artist development and management. Ever since, and throughout the years, Rico has and continues to work alongside artist to nurture and develop their talent and guide them though the complex paths of the music industry with a fresh, honest and self-sufficient approach.

The questions we dive into:

  1. Tell us about what you do?
  1. How did you get into this field in music?
  1. What are 3 important tips that you always remind the singers you mentor?
  1. Who do you look to for inspiration?
  1. Tell us about what you learnt at the event of Apra? Who was there? what are the nuggets you took away from what the speakers had to share?
  1. How can people connect with you?
  1. What is one song that changed your life?
  1. What is in the pipelines for you and your artists?

CONNECT WITH RICO

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/fireentgroup/

WEBSITE: http://www.firemusic.com.au/

CONNECT WITH TINA FOR VOCAL LESSONS

Email : tina [at] tinabangel [dot] com

WEBSITE: http://www.tinabangel.com

How to get international gigs – The One Voice of Prita Grealy

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If your dream is to secure international gigs then this is an episode you need to listen to. 

 

Prita’s unique sound is ‘Hip-So-Fo’. It combines her love of Hip-Hop, Soul and Folk with the use of a live loop pedal and effortlessly layers funky urban harmonies, acoustic finger picking guitar and beat boxing.

 

Prita’s mission is to inspire people to follow their dreams.  Prita bravely overcame her insecurities and took the pludge to make singing her full time career.  Now she travels the world sharing her music not only in Australia but all around Europe.

 

We met each other through Denise Duffield’s Lucky Bitch Money Bootcamp

 

Here are the questions I ask:

 

Tell us about what brought you to where you are now?

 

Not only are you musically talented what other services do you offer and how did that come about?

 

We met through Denise’s Lucky Bitch community what drew you to her program and what are some of the best things you learnt from the bootcamp?

 

Tell us which countries music has taken you? For singers who want to travel the world and get gigs just like what you do what are the top 5 essential things to do and how can they go about doing that?

 

Tell us about your indidgogo campaign?

 

What have you learnt whist doing this campaign? What would you do differently? What worked for you?

 

What is one song that changed your life and why?

 

What are in the pipelines?

 

How can people find you?

Website : http://prita.com.au/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/prita_grealy/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prita.grealy/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTBCddm6G3jKTRVR2iK_3rw

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/after-the-storm-ep-ep/id480239676

Links:

Awesome Merchandise

Denise Duffield Lucky Bitch Money Bootcamp

Indigogo Crowdfunding 

Outro song: Stronger by Prita Grealy

If you enjoyed this episode tell us in the comments below where do you dream of singing internationally?

How I personally got to thank and meet Oprah

As Oprah was picking the last few people in the crowd, I found myself on the edge of my seat saying “Next time, wear bright colours that makes you stand out! Should have worn that purple Camilla look-a-like dress!”

I felt something come over me and I found myself standing up with my arm, hand and fingertips stretched up so high, high enough to make sure Oprah had seen little ol’ 5’2 me.

“Yes! You! The one standing up already in the black!” Oprah said as she tried to finish up question time.

Here we go!

Let’s do this like we rehearsed (20 plus times) in the Car Tina! Don’t stumble on your words … You don’t want to stuff this question up!!  It’s Oprah for goodness sake!

I couldn’t believe it!  She saw me, she heard me and I finally got to thank Oprah!

Oprah and Tina

 

Like many people who attended an evening with Oprah she pretty much raised me via her afternoon TV talk show during my primary, teenage and university years. It was my time to stop, listen and learn from Oprah and her inspirational guests.

I arrived an hour early at the event so I didn’t have to rush and I could go over my well planned question.

I have my husband, a few friends and mentors to thank for that.

I kept wondering, who could I ask in my networks to make sure I was on the right track. I asked my mastermind group whom I always turn to, for business advice. Keri Durgan, Philippe Coudoux and Kassandra Vaughn. We all met though Lewis Howes School of Greatness Academy.

Then I took to people whom I admire, I asked Pat Flynn during his periscope, “what would you ask Oprah of you met her?” He said he would ask her “Out of all your favourite things what would be your most favourite item?”

One mentor (Who I am going to see in New York in Feburary) is Selena Soo. I’ll be attending her Get Known Get Clients Live event.  I have been working hard with Selena over the past 6 months. Selena is the go to person if are an expert, author or coach who wants to learn how to develop visibility online. Selena graciously gave me some constructive feedback.

Although I am a singer and performer, I sometimes struggle to speak and communicate my feelings and thoughts in high pressure situations.

That’s why earlier last year I worked with the very giving and generous Rachel Hanfling. Rachel is an Emmy nominated Executive Presentation and Media Trainer whom I have been lucky enough to keep in touch with even after her wonderful course. Rachel has worked and produced for almost a decade at the Oprah Winfrey Show. I can’t thank Rachel enough for being so honest and in helping me word my question on paper.

I’m sorry I couldn’t share any audio with you.  I did reach out to Oprah’s team that’s why it took awhile to make this blog post go live. Here is what it looked like on paper – what came out of my mouth was a little different but I got there in the end.

My name is Tina Bangel and I am a singing teacher.  (Oprah: Oh??)

My singing students and I thank you for helping us meet and sing with Charice. 

Our YouTube video to you in 2010, “Oprah Please hook us up with Charice“, went viral among her fans and the producers of her Sydney concert saw it.  (Oprah: oh Great!)

We were delighted to meet and sing with her during her Sydney concert last year. (Oprah: Great!!!)

My mission is to help kids be heard and give them confidence through singing. 

My question is: “What would you say to a child who is struggling to come out of their shell or feels afraid to step out of their comfort zone?”

Oprah’s answer:

“The whole idea of working with children or anybody, is to let them know that you alone are enough. So all of your work is validating their sense of worthiness and their sense of being and you know the way to do that is to meet people not where you what them to be, but to meet them (even little people) exactly where they are.

So I think being able to take yourself to wherever the space is that they are holding and meet them in that space and find some common ground, adds a sense of validation wherever they are, cause what ever that story is, you want to be able to validate their story and then you work to try an elevate them to all that you know all the access that you have to offer to them. “ 

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She then goes on to talk about her foundation and the biggest mistakes people make. I’m so thrilled that I am on the right path. I have my Kindermusik background to thank for that and my years of making mistakes and learning along the way.

“Failure is your greatest teacher.  It either means keep trying or move on in another direction.” Oprah Winfey

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How could Oprah’s answer apply to your life?  Do you have a child that doesn’t want to practice singing or do you find yourself wanting your child to sing a certain genre or song that they don’t really love?

It’s a journey… as Oprah mentioned during her incredible talk, listen to the whispers.

I’m going to say that for me this evening was life-changing. It took 4 years for my students and I to sing with Charice after our YouTube video went viral. It took 5 years to thank Oprah for it.

It was so worth the wait even if it all happened backwards.

The power of manifesting.

If we didn’t put ourselves out there, Cheers entertainment would have not given us the opportunity to sing with Charice. If we didn’t sing with Charice I would have not been able to thank Oprah personally!

 
This post is for Rob, Christian and my parents especially to all the One Voice kids and their families, friends and family who have been supporting me over the years! For all who dared to dream with me.
It’s for anyone who wants to quit because people have told you you can’t do it! You’re too old, you’re too young blah blah blah……
It’s for you if you have a dream that is so big it scares you to your core, but motivates you to your being.
 
Keep going on your journey and make it happen because in the end the puzzle pieces will fit and you will see you have created a masterpiece!
Your Masterpiece called LIFE!
 

So tell me what are you manifesting? Or what have you manifested that has come true?

Share it in the comments below, put it out there in the universe so it can happen for you too!

Musically your Tina xx

 

ONE VOICE AND CHARICE

I’m glad to share that moment with my sister in law Sharon. Here are a few shots of some of the people who shared the wonderful VIP experience with us.

I found some fellow B-schoolers at the VIP event including Denise Duffield Thomas. I was so glad to see Denise there. I am part of her Lucky B community and have attended one of the amazing masterminds. She has helped me break though many money blocks especially when it comes to being a singer and making a living through music.

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During the VIP cocktail party we met Carmilla (The designer who dressed Oprah in her beautiful Kaftans) who was lovely and down to earth. Whist getting a photo with her I found myself thinking  “I’m so glad, I wore this black dress and I didn’t wear my purple bright Carmilla look -a -like dress!”

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Want to know what’s in the goody bag ? Watch me unbox my items here via periscope. The periscope replay is quite long so if you don’t have time to watch it here was what was in the bag:

What I know for sure Book personally signed by Oprah

VIP Oprah Pen and Journal,

Swisse Makeup remover, Toner, Facial Oil

VIP Oprah Portable Charger

Oprah Programme

Secrets earrings

I spent an evening with Oprah Mug

 

 

The One Voice of Elaine Huang – Leaving a 6 figure income to pursue a musical passion project

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Listen on iTunes here : Episode 010 The One Voice of Elaine Huang- Leaving a 6 figure income to pursue a musical passion project.

I first met Elaine as one of members who signed up for Lewis Howes’ School of Greatness Academy. I have watched her grow her start up business and her company Neon Owl is something to watch out for if you are into Electronic dance music.

Elaine has been working slowly but surely over the months and I was blown away with the community she has created in such a short period of time.

I wanted to interview Elaine because of her passion to use music as a form to give back to the community. She has purpose and drive that is contagious. She bravely left her 6 figure income to pursue this dream. We dive into how that transition is for her.

I ask her questions that could also help musicians and singers build upon their business, such as using services like Thunder clap, Indigogo to help build awareness for your music. We chat about how she reaches out to influencers and builds her networks so her message can be heard.

 

Here are my questions:

  • Tell us about your company Neon Owl.
  • You mentioned that you love music even through you don’t play an instrument, how did you develop the concept of Neon Owl and how did it come about?
  • Many people are afraid of charting into new territory how did you make the transition of leaving your 6 figure corporate job into diving into creating your dream job
  • Tell us about Thunder clap and how you use it to promote your cause?
  • How can a musician, performer or singer use Thunderclap for their advantage?
  • You have been really proactive in reaching out to influencers or people who are doing so well in the dance genre- what are some of the steps you have taken to build relationships with them in such a short period of time. I think it would be beneficial for my audience to grasp the concept of networking and building rapport with people in their networks.
  • What is in the pipelines for you?
  • ELAINEPIC

Neon Owl Event  18th Dec Charity Event

Neon Owl Presents: A Neon Christmas – Save The Music Charity Show @ HUE SF – Ken Loi, ADAPT, Philip Adrian & AJ ORB/T

Connect with Elaine at:

http://neonowl.co/

http://www.elainehuang.co/

We mentioned:

www.fendermusicfoundation.org

Lewis Howes School of Greatness

21 day Singing Challenge

Outro Music Be Heard by Tina Bangel

In the comments below, tell us what you bravely did to pursue your dream? I would love to hear your inspiring story too!

Tina

How to attract more students, boost your student retention and make running your studio easier!

Chantelle Duffield is the founder of Studio Expansion and works with performing arts studio owners to help them attract more students, boost their student retention and make running their studio easier.

Through her online courses and her popular video blog, Studio Expansion TV, she has helped thousands of studio owners around the world share their passion for performing and the life changing benefits of the performing arts with more students!

Here are the questions I asked:

  1. Tell us about what you do?
  2. Tell us about your musical upbringing, have you always wanted to sing and how it comes about?
  3. I love seeing your photos of you conducting at the opera house, tell us about that and how you got involved?
  4. How did you make the transition from owning a successful studio to what you do now?
  5. What are the things you did as a studio owner that you felt were “failures” but helped you grow to where you are now?
  6. What are your marketing tips for people starting out their own studio?
  7. What are some tips people can do now to increase your students?
  8. What is one song that has changed your life?
  9. How can people connect with you?

HOW TO ATTRACT MORE STUDENTS:

Chantelle suggests:

  1. Creating an event where people can connect with you and your community
  2. Create a Leadpage where you can create a landing page that collects emails and leads:

http://link.leadpages.net/aff_c?offer_id=6&aff_id=14477

(This is an affiliate link so if you decide to get Leadpages I will receive a commission from the sales)

  1. Create a nurture sequence of emails that offer educational tips and position you as an authority using Mailchimp.

Once you have attracted a student to your door or phone we chat about how to make an enquiry “all about the student”.

How you can start making the right connection with the potential student by asking the right questions and finding out who they are and what they would like to achieve.

Ask them 4 questions like:

  1. How old are you?
  2. Who do you like listening to?
  3. What do you want to achieve with singing?
  4. What are your singing challenges?

One tip to attract more students is to start marketing and promoting your classes or boot camp 6-8 weeks before they start.

Ways to promote your event creating consistent nudges and taps via Facebook Ads and School Newsletters.

HOW TO RETAIN STUDENTS:

Solidify the connection before asking them to re- enroll.

Sending postcards focusing on what they are Thriving on, what they need to work on and giving encouragement.

WAYS TO RUN YOUR STUDIO EASIER:

We dive into:

How to create a successful choir

How to grow your studio and what happens when you fear success.

How to map out your year

Plan 6 months in advance

Chantelle’s tips are:

“Do the marketing and don’t get stuck doing the day to day – don’t check your inbox straight away”

Create systems so that your studio runs smoother

– Establish Auto responders

Keeping track of the 4 quadrants at the beginning of each week: Retention, Attraction, Team and Systems

 

Please visit http://studioexpansion.com/

For the Free mini course: 30 Enrolments in 30 Days

What was mentioned on this podcast:

Star Maker Accelerator Live event

Lisa Messenger

Rick Barker

Bobbie Brown Makeup

Alphie Sadsad

Fideliz Cruz

Lauren Sol & Co

Lionel Cole

Outro Music: Our Cafe by Tina Bangel & Van Sereno

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