I heard this great quote on an E! Special on Nicki Minaj last night. Her primary school teacher was a great inspiration to her and this was something the teacher would say to her kids as advice to carry with them in life. All two letter words that sum it all up. “If it is to be, it is up to me”
No one else is going to believe in you to the extent that you believe in yourself. No one else is going to work as hard for you as you work for yourself and no one else is going to enjoy the excitement of each accomplishment as you will enjoy it.
Whilst not a huge Nicki Minaj fan, the programme gave me a great understanding and appreciation that each one of us knows what our path in life is. Whether we choose to follow it, is entirely up to ourselves. Nicky Minaj is a very creative and inventive artist with a determination that is extroadinary but it is characteristic that you will probably find in most successful artists.
When I wake up in the morning with another stack of emails to send or gigs to organise etc, I have to rely completely on myself to make it happen. I have to believe in myself in a way that nobody else can. I have to work hard to keep my head in the right space and trust that stretching every euro I make will be a story worth sharing one day.