My favourite Quiet Time songs that help your child musically as well. It showcases different timbres of voices and instruments.
Twinkle Twinkle little Star
Water is wide
Row Row Row your boat
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My favourite Quiet Time songs that help your child musically as well. It showcases different timbres of voices and instruments.
Twinkle Twinkle little Star
Water is wide
Row Row Row your boat
A vision is a dream or a thought that never leaves your sight. It’s there when you wake in the morning until you rest your head at night.
It’s not quite a destination but it is the masterpiece that when you look back you can see the puzzle prices fitting together.
Sometimes it’s ok not to have a solid clear vision, but as our journey continues we just need to focus on how we want to feel at the end of every day.
You may find yourself pivoting at times but other times you may feel that you are on the right path.
What do you do to stay focused?
Surround yourself with people who lift you up and bring out the best in you. It may be a group of family or friends who are like minded.
I have a mastermind group that I consult with every fortnight.
Together we hold each other accountable for the top 3 goals we wish to achieve within that fortnight.
We help each other with challenges and celebrate our wins. It’s so helpful to have people help you think outside the box or bounce ideas off each other.
Finding golden nuggets in resources are handy to keep your focus. I listen to podcasts such as the School Of Greatness by Lewis Howes. I also have my own podcast called One Voice can change the world with Tina Bangel. I interview singers, performers whom I feel are inspiring and are at a level that performers can aspire towards. I hire coaches, I read books and watch Ted talks or motivational YouTube clips to help me keep on track.
My favourite all time Ted talk is starting with your Why by Simon Sinik. It’s one of the top most watched Ted talk. When you watch it you will understand why.
Sinik mentions why we need to start with our why.
He explains why any person or organization can explain what they do; some can explain how they are different or better; but very few can clearly articulate why.
WHY is not about money or profit – those are results.WHY is the thing that inspires us and inspires those around us.
When you know your why a clear vision can be formed.
When you know your why the navigation toward your distination becomes easier and much smoother.
From Martin Luther King, Jr. to Steve Jobs to the Wright Brothers,
Start with Why shows that the leaders who inspire all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way – and it’s the complete opposite of what everyone else does.
It’s a must read for anyone who wants to know how to stay focused.
When is the best time to create a life vision?
My earliest memory of wanting to be a singer was as young as 7 years old, As I held my favourite records in my hand I would imagine myself on stage. Subconsciously I feel I worked towards that dream.
We should never underestimate the power of a vision, even a young child’s vision.
My mother has her slum book from when she was much younger and her sisters filled out the section that asked – what is your ambition: one sister wrote at the age of 6 years old – to heal the sick. She is a doctor with her own medical surgery. Often she travels the world to conduct medical missions.
For myself I had plenty of goals. Goals to learn how to sing, goals to be a session singer, goals to be a working vocalist in a corporate band or wedding singer.
After achieving many of these goals I realised that I lacked motivation. It felt like I was travelling to gigs, singing to the audience and then hoping back in the van, home, sleep and then doing it all over again.
I lacked vision and a purpose. I didn’t know my WHY.
Over the years I have discovered that music and singing is much more powerful. Teaching singing and a program called Kindermusik helped me see the power it has in the life of a child. It helped them emotionally, physically, mentally and socially.
After years of teaching and performing I now know that my Why is to help children Be Heard. Be Heard so they can express and deal with life and everyday situations. Be Heard through singing.
Helping them believe that their voice is important.
Helping them through the joys of music and singing.
I truly believe that if you give a child the confidence to use their voice and express their soul then they have the ability to change the world around them.
3 tips that can help reach your goals:
1. Create a vision board
– add photos and words that inspire you
– cut pictures of your dreams and goals
If you are a singer perhaps it may be a photo of a stage you would like to perform. Get specific on the space, the audience, is it a huge stage or an intimate stage.
– if you want a dream job cut out photos of the office you would like to work at, images.
I had a dream of one day giving my students and opportunity to sing in Disneyland and cut out a photo of Julie Andrews with a bunch of children in the classic Disneyland Mickey Mouse Cap. It took 10 years for it to happen.
Visualise how you want to perform or your dream job. Imagine yourself in that position. Imagine the smells, the atmosphere and play the perfect movie in your mind.
Do something small or big everyday that leads towards your dream or vision.
Connect with the people that you feel can help you. Make the calls. Step Out of your comfort zone. Just DO!
It’s more than a goal
It’s bigger than ourselves
It seems that there is never the right time to create your vision. When it comes to you, it will light you up your soul. It will fuel you to the core!
Tell me in the comments below what lights you up or tell me your big vision? Putting it out into the universe may help it come to fruition a little faster!
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It may sound cliche but this trip was life changing and it was time.
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”,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am so grateful for the experiences, friendships, and connections.
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.
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
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:
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.
“ 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:
Connect with Caitlin at this link: http://caitlinpadgett.com/one-voice/
WHAT WE MENTIONED:
Sponsored by Tina Doshi – Photographer and Small Business Strategist
I’m so excited to share Don Cabrera’s story. We met during the Charice and Lea Salonga concerts.
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:
Tim Omaji (Timomatic)
Nico & Vinz
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?
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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.
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”
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.
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
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
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
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What we mentioned on the podcast:
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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:
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Email : tina [at] tinabangel [dot] com
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/
Outro song: Stronger by Prita Grealy
If you enjoyed this episode tell us in the comments below where do you dream of singing internationally?
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!
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?”
“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. “
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
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!
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
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.
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!”
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
I spent an evening with Oprah Mug