Posts in Self-Care
How to know if you’re having a bad day - or a burnout

Do you sometimes identify with Riri? Not because you’re a bad girl or boy (everyone loves a bit of occasional naughtiness), but because:

There's something 'bout that work, work, work, work, work, work. When you a gon' learn, learn, learn, learn, learn, learn. Me na care if me tired, tired, tired, tired, tired, tired

Except that you’re not shaking your booty in a dancehall club, but rather working your arse off towards achieving, or keeping up with, a successful career in music.

You want that great roster/hit record/successful tour/cash in da bank, or to even simply survive in this competitive, instable business, where work culture can be toxic, and where staying on top and relevant is a constant concern. Living off your passion, in an industry where playing hard is also part of the deal, doesn’t mean it’s all fun and games (and booty shaking) though. The danger of burning out is REAL.

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3 Myths about getting help that the Beatles knew all along

Help! I need somebody… Help! Not just anybody … Help! You know I need someone... Heeeeellllp!

The Beatles were ok to admit this 50 years ago - and they were the coolest dudes of their time.

When life gets tough, you may reach out, and whatever help you get may or may not work for you. If it doesn’t please don’t give up and try something new, you WILL find a different process that’s the right fit for you.

I also know that there are lots of misconceptions about what it means to get help, and these may stop you from reaching out. So let’s get this straight once and for all: getting help IS cool and makes you a WINNER, not a loser.

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