The show today is about the power of women’s friendship. My two guests, Janina Serden Sebesky and Kitt Moran, are friends. Both are extremely talented, amazing women in their own right. They met, became great friends, and together created something very special, a musical called Chick Soup, which celebrates women’s friendships across generations. There is great power in friendship and collaboration, and when women work together harmoniously something very very special happens. That how Chick Soup was created!
Janina Serden Sebesky is a Grammy and Emmy nominated artist and producer who loves to nurture and inspire people through music. The Velveteen Rabbit: Love Can Make You Real 2008 Grammy nominee Best Musical Album for Children features her narration and vocals. She was music director for the Emmy nominated children’s television series Allegra’s Window on Nickelodeon and has sung on many radio and television commercials such as G.E.,Kraft, Pepsi, and DHL. She has recorded an album of original songs titled “Small Inspirations” and created a unique greeting card line called “With a Card and a Song”.
Kitt Moran is a jazz vocalist and recording artist whose CDs include duets with Rosemary Clooney, John Pizzarelli, Jack Sheldon, Merv Griffin and more. Kitt was ranked as the premiere chanteuse of Atlantic City for 10 years and always seems to find her way to friendship and connection with people through music. She is also a stage and film actress, a radio personality, and an award-winning painter. Kitt currently resides and works with her husband, composer, lyricist and pianist Mike Moran in the Sarasota area of Florida.
Our feelings about money can be a very complicated issue. Most of us want to make enough money to maintain our lifestyle and pay our bills. Some of us look at our income as validation of our success and continually strive to make more money. Many of us shy away from the subject of money and don’t want to embrace the fact that money can be a positive force in their lives.
Whatever your attitude about money is, it’s important to understand how it plays into your business and career success. In fact, your “money mindset” can help you be successful and live in abundance or it can continually sabotage your efforts to make a decent living.
I grew up in an upper middle class family in a wealthy suburb of New York City. We lived in a beautiful home, belonged to a country club, and my parents traveled all over the world. I didn’t lack any thing. I had dance lessons, music lessons, went to camp, went to the best schools. However, I thought we were poor. Honestly, I always thought we were on the verge of poverty. Why? Because my father, a child of the depression, instilled in my mother, my brother, and myself the belief that there was never enough money in our household. That was not true. It was his attitude and it became my attitude. The belief that there would never be enough money started in my childhood.
Years later, I realized where my belief system originated and how it was sabotaging me in my business and worked vigorously to change my mindset (and continue to work on it every day). One great resource who helped me change my mindset about money is David Neagle and I have adopted his mantra that “making money is part of my spiritual path”. There are many resources available and I strongly suggest you find a coach or mentor to help you through this because negative feelings about money can literally hold you back from a successful business or career.
Money means a lot of different things to different people, but to me it represents freedom, the freedom from worrying about paying my bills and to live my life the way I choose to live. I realize now that I have much to offer and that my talent is a gift that I offer others to help them be successful. Yes, money is the end result but because I understand my value and how I can help others, I no longer focus all my energy on the lack of money. Money is no longer a mental roadblock for me. I know that by helping professional women achieve their goals, feel self-confident and empowered by their unique value, I will be successful. Their success is my success.
What are your feelings about money? Are they working for you?