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My Musical Journey - Part 1 - When The Chips Are Down.

I spend a great deal of my time talking to people, about them and listening to what they have to say.

I was delighted to be asked to host the event at the HPN - Holistic Professional Network created by Beverley Holt, in Nice.

I took this opportunity to talk about 'What happens when the chips are down?'

Definition of 'When the chips are down' – means 'When the going gets tough'.

When my chips were down – I gave birth to The Riviera Woman.

For whatever reason, many of us embark on a new journey brought on by 'adversity'. Adversity comes in all shapes and sizes and no-one is invincible.

Many people fell victim to the financial crisis – forcing everyone to look at life and how we value it, in a new light. Wealth took on a new meaning and those who cut corners and with no foundations – were the ones that fell the most.

My own adversity was a cocktail of worst scenarios and down I went – BANG! I went as low as I could possibly go. But do you know, the lower I sank, the more liberated I felt. As bits of me were being stripped away – I realised that all the baggage I carried was compromising and complicating who I was and who I wanted to be.

There is something to be said when standing naked in front of the mirror. It is a humbling experience.

Even though I was rock bottom and penniless – the one thing I held on to, was the one thing that cost me 'nada' - 'zilch' – 'zero' – absolutely nothing, and that was an IDEA.

Creativity still rode the waves and for me is one of the most precious commodities.

When you are faced with a nothing to lose situation – you see and seize opportunities that you wouldn't normally see or be able to risk taking - probably because of all that baggage you are carrying. It can be a positive re-assuring view from the bottom looking up – You know the only way is up! The track 'The only way is up' was one of the first records I promoted - It was a number one single for Yazz and the Plastic Population in 1988. It stayed at the top spot for 5 weeks. What a great way to reminisce my DJ'ing days.

!!The importance of networks – or a social circle!! This is part of what I call the foundations of life. When the chips are down – a loyal and supportive network can 'Help You To Help Yourself'.

With thanks to this network I would like to add an extra line to my slogan: I always say ' - Talk to us because we'll talk about you. It's what women do...' and I would like to add - 'and then you'll talk about us.'

This is my definition of social media. It comes down to people power and the art of conversation.

I have 4 key letters that I believe are the building blocks to constructing a strong and steady foundation: Together these 4 letters make beautiful music!! H.A.R.P – Harp!

HHope and Hunger
Is never letting go of your dreams and let that be your food for success.

AAbility with Agility
Know your strengths and be prepared to be adaptable on your journey from A to Z.

RReputation over Revenue
Never compromise who you are and be the best you can be. If you stand strong – even though you may be shaken, you will not fall. The rewards will come. People will buy into you and what your business stands for.

PPersistence and Patience
Expect the unexpected. You will hit walls. Don't expect it to be 'easy'. Keep the vision of what you want to achieve alive and don't be in a rush. Have patience – enjoy the ride – success is worth waiting for.

They are my 4 key letters to a beautiful musical journey.

Goods things do start from ground zero. So if you hit a point when the chips are down – embrace this as an opportunity to make things bigger and better. When the going gets tough – The tough get going... this was a number one track in 1986 for Billy Ocean. It became the theme song for the film The Jewel of the Nile. And what a fantastic adventure the characters in the film went on.

Summing Up! So what do I do?

The Riviera Woman is an online multimedia concept. I'm a Publicist, Promoter, Presenter and Publisher.

I invested a long time in building my own online presence ethically. I believe in people and their passions and working with them in a way that is sustainable and will lead to success and I would be delighted to work with you. So talk to me because I'll talk about you. It's what I do. And then - you'll talk about me...

Musical Journey Part 2 - I Am Not A Team Player

Musical Journey Part 3 - To PC or not to PC

Monday, 30 April 2012    Section: General Articles    Author: Anna Fill
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