Holly interviews Cheryl B. Englehardt, singer-songwriter, composer and podcaster.
Some of the questions they explore:
- What are the things that you’ve learned in your creative career that can be brought to corporate executives?
- How self aware are you as a leader?
- How can music be used in corporate situations to make better connections?
- How do we create the business case for bringing music into business events?
Cheryl shares that she worked in a way that wasn’t healthy for her in the beginning. She started using morning routines and looking into meditation and gratitude practices. She experienced panic attacks and shares her experiences with her audiences with the hope that they will take away the ability to be available as human beings.
Perhaps all the things that are going on in the world are inviting us to be more present.
In business settings, Cheryl recommends using music to help alleviate the “waiting period” moments.
Music can also support the meditative process. She shares her experience with different types of music and what wasn’t working for her to keep her present and focused on the process of release and attraction. The lack of suitable music gave birth to her own musical creations in her album Luminary.
The world is experiencing evolutionary processes that we are not responding to the way our bodies were meant to. There are no tigers that are going to eat us, but the stress levels are out of control!
Cheryl designed her music to support a higher energy than most meditation music. Her tracks are balanced to awaken the masculine and feminine energies in order to bring out peace and focus.
Learn to become a master of dropping the ball and be available. She uses calendars rather than to do lists. She trusts the past version of herself that knew to put it on the calendar. If she moves it more than a couple of times she reviews whether it is actually a priority or if it needs to be broken down to smaller tasks.
Cheryl realized that one of the most important things is translating and realizing whose job it is to translate. This can be used across communication arenas whether it’s music, or art, or business. All problems can be resolved if we can have clarity around what we want to feel or what our customers are feeling.
Cheryl believes that mindfulness is the act of practicing self awareness. Something you do to know yourself, your shadows, or the parts you don’t want others to see. If you can be aware then these things won’t come out when they shouldn’t.
You can find out more about Cheryl B. Englehardt and her work at https://www.iamaluminary.com/ or https://www.cbemusic.com/ and you can find it anywhere music is streamed. You can also follow her on Instagram @cbemusic.