The World According to Renee

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You Gotta Do…

Further to yesterday’s post about Da Sistahood, I’d like to talk about giving it a go. For those of you who watch Australian Idol (I plead innocence!), last week one of the contestants quit the show, saying he didn’t think a full-blown singing career is something he wants to do. He was born to be a teacher and that’s what he will do. Yay for him! He loves to sing so he auditioned for the show, got fairly far into the gig, before deciding it wasn’t his true passion.

In a similar vein, the opera erm, “singer” Florence Foster Jenkins once said, “People may say I can’t sing, but no one can ever say I didn’t sing.” (Just for a giggle, look her up on youtube.com). Florence loved to sing opera, but unfortunately you need a certain type of voice to do it, and she did not possess it. She forged a whole career on this, selling out concerts and records. She was either the greatest comedienne of her time, or delusional. But, she loved to sing and gave it a go.

The online marketers will tell you to do your passion, find your niche. It doesn’t always work: if you’re passionate about painting and art, it’s somewhat difficult to make a decent living from it. Maybe a compromise is the way to go…

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November 9, 2009 - Posted by | Thoughts & Reflections

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