0:00 – Intro Music
0:26 – Affirmation:
“I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny. I will persist until I succeed.”
- Og Mandio, The Greatest Salesman in the World.
1:01 – Intro to Luanne
- Persistence is key.
- Country singer
- Hit singles include Christmas Without You, and Lightning in a Bottle
- Pursue your dreams, and don’t let anything stop you. Age shouldn’t be a limitation.
2:02 – Pride
- Pride is a great thing
- In terms of music or art, there are a lot of people who will copy things or imitate other people, so everything begins to sound the same. But there is no pride in that.
- You must have pride of ownership.
- Pride means constantly striving for things that you would like to reach. Keep going and keep improving. Stay the course and don’t waiver.
- Luanne is most proud of her persistence and the fact that she never given up and always kept going regardless of what other people say or do to deter you.
- Don’t let other people’s insecurities about themselves stop you or make you feel discouraged.
- Lack of success that most people have is a lack of persistence.
- There are always opportunities to reach your goals.
- Doing what you do because it is your purpose.
6:40 – Finding joy in what you do
- It’s important to find something that you’re passionate about and that you can find joy in. Success becomes a bonus.
- Many people don’t do what they enjoy because they are simply paying bills and trying to live life, and their dreams are put on hold, and they stop working on it. Later on, down the road, people my feel regretful because they gave up.
- One’s beliefs about what is possible might dictate what people do. This keeps people in one place, and they don’t grow. You must believe in yourself and tell yourself that you can do it regardless of those beliefs.
8:40 – The start of Luanne’s career in singing.
- Started singing country in the early 90s. Would have been in her 30s. Began singing for fun at county fairs and retirement homes.
- Began to teach singing for parks and recs. Got a lot of experience and grew a lot as a singer through teaching.
- “The best way to learn something is to teach it” – Stephen Covey
- Luanne knew she wanted to sing as a kid, but parents and family members would ridicule her. She had to learn how to overcome that to achieve her singing career.
- Seeing the support her students got from their parents helped her to overcome some of that abuse that she receives early on when she was a kid in regard to singing because it allowed her to heal. She could provide a platform for kids to explore their creativity and be supported in that.
- The best way to heal is by giving back.
- Singing was something that always brought Luanne joy, but she didn’t always feel as though she had the talent for it
- When she was a teen, she went to a club and there was a band. She asked the band during the break if she could get up and sing with the band. She had a lack of experience, and the performance didn’t turn out too great for her, and people tried to pull her off that stage. This was an embarrassing moment for her, but when she looks back on it, she doesn’t feel as though that moment discouraged her at all or made her feel as though she should give up. She took it in stride.
- Realized if she was going to sing, she was going to have to do it well. That meant going to lessons and practicing and working very hard at it.
- Worked a temp job that she hated. Didn’t feel as though she was doing anything useful and that the job was a waste of time for her. Decided she wasn’t going to spend anymore time doing a job that she found no value in. Encouraged her to sign up to be a singing instructor. Had a lot of success as an instructor.
- You must decide, and then act.
- People tend to put things off because they are afraid or nervous about what might happen if they do decide.
19:47 – Melancholy People
- We know where we belong in life, and everyone knows what they want to be doing.
- Success is doing what you want to do. Waking up everyday and feeling as though they are doing what they want to do is success.
- If you are not attempting to pursue your dream, you are failing in life.
- People become bitter because they don’t do what they want to in life, and they become jealous of those that do.
- People don’t want to hear they aren’t living a good life. No matter how much you try to help them, they might begrudge you for it. This is a victim mentality.
- When you come onto this planet you are a victim because you don’t get to choose the life that you are going to have. But once you are older and you have authority over your own life you can decide to change things and make things happen for yourself.
- People need to understand their own responsibility in their life. Things are not always out of your control.
25:52 – Originality and being genuine.
- There was a point where she knew that she wasn’t a great singer.
- However, she always knew that she wanted to be a singer, and that was going to be her main goal.
- The music business is a rough rode, and it can be hard to find your footing.
- The internet is a double-edged sword.
- There are newer artists today who try to recreate the works of other famous people, and they are just trying to make a copy of what they’ve heard. It’s not genuine, and there is no really heart or soul behind it. It’s important to develop something that is unique to you, and to your own personal message that you want to tell the world.
- You recognize quality when you see it in writing and production of art.
- Art comes from being genuine and unique to yourself and your life.
- Music and art needs to be real.
- It’s okay to learn from someone and take inspiration but copying someone is never going to make you successful.
38:49 – What does failure mean to you?
- Doesn’t think of herself in terms of failure.
- Failure could be just not quite hitting the mark on something that you are trying to do. Doesn’t mean that you won’t get there eventually, but you will get there eventually.
- We may try something new at one point in time, and realize we aren’t as suited to that as we might have thought, and so we have to re evaluate what we’re doing at that time. This is all apart of growing.
39:52 – #share
- In life to really be able to look back on your legacy, if you strive to be the very best you can be, when you look back you will be proud of yourself.
- People thing that things should be handed to them, and that they don’t have to work for things, but it’s things don’t always come easily.
- When you are given something that you didn’t work for, you won’t feel that same amount satisfaction and pride as you would if you had actually put the work in for it.
- You need to have wealth consciousness, and the right mindset for success. You need to condition your mind, not just your external circumstances.
46:32 – What is the key to a long-lasting relationship?
- Commitment to staying together no matter what, and making things work.
- Each person in the relationship needs to work on themselves individually before they can make their relationship work.
- Need to learn to forgive and forget
- It’s important to evaluate the relationship and how you feel about one another, and then find a way to make it work.
- If you stop being a victim and take responsibility and learn how to grow from mistakes you can find the way to make things work.
- You have to learn your lessons in life.
51:42 – Final Thoughts
- Quote for motivation: “Let your faith be bigger than your fear”
- Have faith that you are going in the right direction and following your heart, and things will materialize for you.
- Don’t let fear stop you.
- Don’t give up because success could be right around the corner for you.
53:48 – Outro
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