Paul's Advice On All Things Life is now a podcast! Episode 1, The Devils Chamber, was released on September 23rd, 2016. I talk about working in a place that was hell before I was able to become an artist, insight on how I dealt with nastiness from some of the bosses who just thought they were Gods Gift to this planet, especially one of them who was bat shit crazy mean ! They were no match to me though. I made sure to put them in their places even though I don't think it worked because turly you can't change anyone unless they want too. Weak souls can't handle power. They use it to belittle and make others feel worthless. Life will teach them their own lessons so if you deal with this type of behavior just stay positive and love yourself, no matter what. Make sure to check it out!
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Guess what's back for the summer season?! If you guessed Paul's Advice On All Things Life you are correct! Now, give yourself a pat on the back.
I am actually excited to be back on my home grounds. It's been quite sometime since I really had the proper time to blog. Super busy with my new music career launch. Speaking of which if you haven't had the chance to preview the new single for my upcoming debut electronic dance album you can right here. (iTunes)
By the way make sure there is no confusion between me and the other Paul Travis who is a singer-songwriter also. My team and I have been in contact because some issues have occurred within that situation.
Paul's Advice On All Things Life is going to run for 7 weeks this summer. One post a week with a different topic. For those of you here for the first time I had fans send me a bunch of questions via email and I pick 5 to feature with topics under their need for advice. You can always send your questions as I am working hard to answer each one even if it isn't on the blog! Let's get down to business! I chose Career for this weeks topic of advice.
Difference Between A Job & Career?
A career to me is something you dedicate your life, heart and soul to. A job is a place where you dream of something better. I had both. Before I was blessed to take a leap of faith and make my dream a reality I was placed in a work place where I was trapped. Surrounded by plain walls and the time ticked away as I prayed for my big escape. It's hard trying to fit yourself into places you don't belong.
In order to find your career you really need to stop, think and truly listen to your heart. Ask yourself what makes you happy? What is something you always wanted to do? Never worry about the how. If it's meant for you, it will happen in the proper course of time. Not many people like to hear it because of how impatient they could be. I'm included in that. Being a writer patience is basically like 45 percent of your job.
A good example is my music career. It took me 5 years to find the perfect person to help me with my sound and without any doubt in my mind I always knew I would do music, I finally did! The album is set to come out this July!
Even in your career you come across hurdles, negativity and feel overwhelmed, but in those occurrences never lose sight of your main goal. I had a reader recently comment on a post I did and she stated she was sick of my platonic posts that no one could use in real life and ended it with BORING! Even though I felt the post was a beautiful quote because it helps me in my everyday life to continue my positive mindset which is vital to your career. Truthfully she doesn't need to come back. She just thought she was cute posting that comment. I don't need her nastiness here.
No one can understand the true appreciation of your career besides you. Yes, you will have people adore everything you do. I have been blessed with a strong fanbase, but you truly need to appreciate what you do. In those moments is when you realize exactly what a career is. I can go on and on about this, but let's get down to the 5 questions I picked!
1. What is the biggest hurdle you had to overcome in your career? How can I stay strong during any hurdle I have within mine?
My biggest hurdle was getting people to understand how serious I was without doubting my efforts. I also had to get people to pay attention to me. Even then people still don't give me a chance. Just recently I sent my song before it was released to a few friends who I thought would be excited for me, but 4 of them responded to me. I am hurt but they can kiss my ass. I am not going to be having anyone control my emotions in my happy place! From my own personal experience being what they call a jack of all traits really helps because when you have a project in the waiting zone you can focus on something else which will take your mind off of the hurdle. Like for me, I have my two columns, my blogs, music, modeling and books. It never stops and I don't have time to focus on anything negative.
2. How do you handle the stress of working in the public? As I am getting ready to finish college and start my very own career I would like to know from the fabulous diva himself.
I just go with the flow and take charge when needed. I am very bossy and love to have the control, but I know when to step back. It gets rid of the pressure. I also say there is always tomorrow, but in reality when I say that I am up all night trying to finish whatever I need. Congrats on your next big career move! I know you're going to do just fabulous.
3. When in your career did you feel under appreciated? Many of us in our jobs feel like that. How do you maintain your drive?
Many times I have in an outer space , but it's normal. You can give your best efforts and people just don't care. On my internal never because I give my heart and soul into everything I do. If you feel as if you are doing your best then you have nothing to worry about, but if you feel like you can step it up a notch give yourself that push. You'll enjoy the outcome.
4. Where do you find the courage to leave your comfortable zone? You basically done it all! I sometimes find myself scared of the unknown.
Never fear what you don't know because in those times is when you truly grow! I just go with it. If I want it I will do whatever it takes to make it happen, but at the sometime I allow the flow to take me. Making it an effortless ride even when I do hit bumps I have been able to keep myself grounded. I have moments of weakness and self-doubt, but again it makes us human. Just go do it. Be yourself. Be wild. Be free!
5. Are you good at taking constructive criticism? What advice do you give for those of us who aren't?
Yes I am very good at taking the criticism if it's coming from the right place. I am very good at feeling peoples energy. I know the difference between a hater and someone who wants to see you succeed. It all depends on the source. Start there and decide what action you should take. Never let the words of others derail you.
The only shoulder I really had to cry on was my own. In those tears I found the confidence needed to pull through - Paul Travis
As an early Christmas present to all my amazing fans for their love, and support my team and I put together this amazing free mini-ebook! Click the link for more information! Paul's Advice On All Things Life will pick back up in 2016! Enjoy!
Unleashing The Diva: The Fierce Simple Guide To Confidence is a free self-help guide by rising author/best-selling poet, Paul Travis. Inspired from his advice blog, Paul's Advice On All Things Life, he created a 7 rule guide and picked a total of 40 questions for each rule that fans sent in (5 questions per rule). The diva himself is giving this gift for free because of the tremendous amount of support, and love he receives from fans. He is a pistol, sassy, show-stopping, a lioness, outspoken, and full of life. If I were to listen to anyone about confidence, it would be this guy.
Divas make the rules, we don't follow them-Paul
What exactly is a diva? For starters, it isn't someone who feels entitled or only a woman. In fact, Divas are a group of people who not only strive, but achieve being their best self. We are fierce. We glisten like the stars in the nightly sky. Make a loud bang as we sparkle from the bottom to the top.
We are a lioness. Once we set our sights, we succeed at whatever it may be. People know when we enter a room because we radiate. Haters roll their eyes, make a smirk on their face, as to the ones who love us smile, lighten up and we uplift their spirit in a way that is needed.
We work hard on our confidence because we understand what it was once like to have nothing but a blank stare. We prove everyone wrong when told we can't do something. Celebrate with the ones who cheer us on. Inspire those who need some guidance. For the ones who step out of line we make sure to put them back in check, whoever it may be.
Anyone can be a diva, but it's about how to unleash him, or her in the most uplifting way possible. A diva isn't mean, condescending, power hungry, does not hurt others, but brings out their best selves by doing what they love and helps others find their best selves. Divas make the rules, we don't follow them.
I always knew I had something to give to this world and I would belong to it forever. - Paul Travis
I've been told I'm fierce, and I can shut down any in the blink of an eye if I chose. I always knew what I wanted and made sure I would get it. In the wake of my ambitious force I came across many people staring at me with green eyes. Sending their negative energy, their hate and betrayal my way. Hidden beneath their forceful smile were such words as "How'd he do it over me?" "This can't be." "He's lying." As they kept speaking I stared into my mirror and the lights shined down capturing my laugh. I always knew I had something to give to this world and I would belong to it forever. There was time when I didn't understand aspects of people and their ways but that soon changed. This week I picked questions from fans regarding situations similar to my experiences and together we will help uncover, expose and conquer the envious people around you!
Be proud of all the things that make you different- Lea Michele
I can remember my first guy crush as a first grader and that intense feeling tingling at my heart. Yet those sounds of voices pleading of how such love isn't allowed, it's a choice and unnatural haunted me. In this post I am going to use a female artist named Lana Del Ray to help bring this post to life. The story she shares through her lyrics touches me so deeply and she is my all time favorite artist. I can relate by putting her lyrics into my own perspective, which will help you guys with this weeks advice questions.
Thanks to Lana Daily for supplying me with these wonderful photos. This is the most personal I have ever been on this topic. The quotes after the questions are representation of the situations within me. Yes, the world has changed and things are getting better, still the right for everyone to love is a battle worth fighting for. I start of this post with a lyric that really defines me entering my journey:
No person or power in the outside world can compare to the power you have within you. Seek the power within, as it knows the perfect way for you. - Rhonda Byrne
An old saying goes, "Take the high road." I wondered if I took the high road will mistreatment return? The answer is easy, yes! There comes a time and a place when one must let the other know how it is. Doing so will remove that person from your mind and allow you to carry on because deep down a majority of people take that high road but ends up on the same road where they were hurt. Break the cycle. You don't deserve to be mistreated by anyone. So what do you do? You stand up for yourself, then move on.
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It was brought to my attention from multiple fans that they wish they had someone like me in their life to help guide them through. I was beyond grateful for those kind words that I had a meeting with my team and came up with an idea. We did a pilot for Paul's Advice On All Things Life. Fans responded with so much support that it brought us here to my first post. I have picked five issues, stepping stones, dilemmas, dramas or life crisis that fans sent via email and answered their questions. Every Monday I will have 5 new questions with twists, turns and advice. Are you ready? Lets get started.
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