What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love the way that music makes people feel. Music can be used to heal and express several types of emotions. I love that I can write something that people can relate too.
What is my idea of perfect happiness? Perfect happiness for me is self-love. To love thyself brings about great energy. Whatever you project out to the world, is what you will get in return. If you can love yourself, then, I believe, you can conquer anything in the world.
What is my greatest fear? I would have to say the level racism that has evolved within the past couple of years. It is scary to see how many people hate. The ignorance is unbelievable.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I would have to say that I need to work on my lack of patience. I like to get things done right away. When someone tells me a story, I always want them to wrap it up, without giving every detail. I need to work on taking the time to listen.
Which living person in my profession do I most admire? My favorite living singer would have to be Celine Dion. I love the way she conveys emotions in each performance. I love her love story. I love her determination and courage. I love her beautiful voice.
What is my greatest extravagance? I would have to say that my greatest extravagance would be electronics. I love gadgets. I love the way that people invented new and easy ways to do things. I especially love tablets.
On what occasion would I lie? I don’t believe there is any occasion to lie. I am very honest and upfront. I treat people the way that I would want to be treated. Lying makes life way too difficult.
What is the thing that I dislike most in my work? The thing that I dislike the most is the business side of the music business. There are many shady people. You have to do your due diligence about the people you will work with. Unfortunately, in the music business, there are many people that take advantage of people.
When and where was I happiest in my work? I would have to say recording my last album “Haiti Mwen Renmenw”. It is an album about where my family is from and it was an honor to record it. I wrote seven of the songs. The other three were co-writes. It is my favorite album.
If I could, what would I change about myself? It would be the lack of patience. In regards to certain things, I need to take my time with them. I want to learn not to rush into things.
What is my greatest achievement in my work? I have two. My two greatest achievements would be wining a Gold medal for female Pop Vocalist in the 2017 Global Music Awards and winning World Artist of The Year (Multiple Languages) in the 2017 Josie Music Awards.
Where would I like to live the most? I would like to live in the Caribbean. Somewhere that has a lot of sun.
What is my most treasured possession? My most treasured possession is my cat “Christian”. I love him and I adore animals.
What is most marked characteristics? I would say that my most marked characteristics is my giving nature. I love to give and help others. I love to see others achieve their goals. I love being part of the process.
What is the most inspirational place in my city? I would have to say the new Black History Museum in Washington, DC. It depicts how far black people have come. It shows the courage and strength of people that fought for civil rights. The human rights.
What is my favorite place to eat and drink in my city? I would say my favorite place to eat would be the Cheesecake Factory. There are a variety of choices. My favorite place to drink would be “Range”, in Chevy Chase, MD.
What books influenced my life and why? I am a spiritual person. I would have to say “Scientific Christian Mental Practice”, by Emma Curtis Hopkins influenced my life completely. She taught me how to love myself and to see the beauty in all of my surroundings and people.
Who is my favorite writer? Emma Curtis Hopkins
You only die once. What would be the last music that you would play? I would play anything by the great Nina Simone. She is and was fabulous. Her music touches your very soul.
Which movie would I recommend to see in a lifetime? I would recommend “Avatar”. I saw it seven times in the theatre. It is such a spiritually moving film. One could learn about the human spirit and love.
What role does art play in my work? Since music is my work. I would say that musicians created a beautiful woven tapestry of emotions through their music. Our canvas is the world and from that we create music that has the power to heal.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? I would have to say that my mother is my greatest support. She comes to all my performances and supports all of my musical ideas. She is always telling someone about my music.
Whom would I like to work with in 2018? I would love to work with Celine Dion.
Which people would I like to meet in my profession in 2018. Celine Dion and Ed Sheeran. They are extremely talented and have amazing voices.
What project in 2018 am I looking forward to work on ? The release of my new single “ The Letting Go”, written by Michael Peloso and I. It is a duet that I perform with Levi Moore. I also have a couple of collaborations on the horizon.
Where can you see me or my work in 2018? I will be attending the Grammys January 28, 2017 in NYC. I will also be performing at the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival March 3, 2018 in Washington, DC.
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” means to me? I think that passion is something that is in the soul. It is something that moves someone to do good. I believe that it never leaves your soul, no matter what is going in your life at the time. Passion moves mountains.
Which creative heroines should Peter invite? Setoria and Olayimika Cole
How can you contact me?
Here follows a message of Peter de Kuster, founder of The Heroine’s Journey
Wednesday 14th March – Sunday 18th March
The best of The Heroine’s Journey condensed into a single, unforgettable week.
The Heroine’s Journey is a global organisation dedicated to teaching skills not covered by the regular education system – skills that develop storytelling intelligence and encourage psychological well-being for creative professionals. The Spring Journey brings together the very best in our storytelling.
We will cover such themes as how to make money doing what you love, how to promote your business, which is you, how to choose our partners more wisely, how to make relationships last, how to find and create your dreamjob by meeting your rolemodels and making testdrives, how to manage your time and organize yourself creativitely, how to focus on our creative goals, how to have the financial freedom to create and how to more regularly experience creative flow and happiness.
You’ll embark on a rich and enlightening voyage, discovering how to make lasting, meaningful change across every aspect of your creative life. By working within a fixed group led by Peter de Kuster over the week, you’ll dive deeper than would be possible in any single daytrip. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences.
The Journey is ideal for those seeking a more meaningful, transformative vacation; for attendees of our daytrips who now wish to take a structured journey through our expertly curated material; and for those wishing to save time in the long run by working through the dilemmas of creative life, business, passion, and your own story in a single, high intensity week.
Blending tuition, exercises, meeting with stories of rolemodels, and discussion in journeys in a world city, each day of the Spring Journey will equip you with tools and strategies to help you find answers for your creative life’s big questions.
Join us for a truly transformational vacation for the mind in Rome
Ticket costs Euro 1250 excluding VAT per person, includes all teaching, materials, light refreshments & additional activities.
You can reach Peter for a skype meeting about questions you have by mailing him at email@example.com
09.40 Tea & Coffee on arrival
10.00 Morning Session
13.00 Lunch Break
14.00 Afternoon Session
Read on for a detailed breakdown of the Spring Journey itinerary.
“You are the Storyteller of Your Own Creative Life. You can Create Your Own Legend – Or Not” – Peter de Kuster
Spring Journey Itinerary
Day One: The first day of the Spring Journey is designed to equip us with the core skills of The Heroine’s Journey and Storytelling. We will learn the power of the story we tell ourselves, why our minds have a hard time understanding themselves, how to map and understand our passions, and how and why we characteristically respond to them.
Day Two: The second day of the Spring Journey takes us on a structured journey around the power of your story as creative professional. Creative flow is always in essence a mental phenomenon, it is a result of ideas- and a story you tell yourself therefore relies on having to hand a raft of enriching stories about your business, your money management, your self promotion and your time management that can be called upon in moments of truth. The day begins with a Heroine’s Journey Breakfast – considering what three of the greatest creative heroines of all time have as story about the art of creative living wisely and well.
Day Three: The third day of the Spring Journey teaches us how to choose our clients and business partners wisely and make our relationships last. One of the gravest errors we make around business relationships is to imagine that they aren’t things we can get wiser or better at. On this day we will learn to practise and rehearse our skills at working with the people who can help you further your creative business (clients and business partners like agents, publishers, marketing professionals etcera). In the evening, we will attend a Storytelling Dinner in a local restaurant – learning to overturn small talk and master the art of opening up our deepest stories.
Day Four: The fourth day of the Spring Journey teaches us how to achieve our creative career potential. We will employ storytelling tools to be better able to understand our creative talents and to move forward using the opportunities that are open to us.
Day Five: The final day of the Spring Journey explores new business opportunities and markets for you to as creative professional. Many of the challenges we encounter in modern life require us to develop creative solutions to complex problems. And even when we’re not tackling big problems, continuously improving the way we live using invention and imaginative strategy is deeply important.
You can reach Peter for a skype meeting about questions you have by mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org