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Diana Rasmussen
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Attended UW-Platteville
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Smiley Face (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Believing in the Good. Not the bad. It has been proven that what we think about becomes what we say and then what we do.  For example, if we watch shows about making money, saving money, being wise with money - we end ...
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Great advice from Roy Elkins of Broadjam about making it in Nashville. Thanks Roy!
 
Yesterday I had a talk with a young musician who is moving to Nashville.  He is 18, recently graduated high school and wants to pursue his dream.  The youthful musician part of me is a little envious and the adult mature part of me hopes that he will get in school and create a safety net.  I mentioned Belmont to him as many music industry executives teach there.  Although I have no personal experience with the school, I have only heard good things about it. He is leaving in a couple of months.

Moving to Nashville to pursue music is a big deal and many have high-tailed it home weeks after hitting town. It is not for the thin-skinned as every person playing in every club is great. Jaw dropping musicians play on street corners and if you are moving there, your talent shouldn’t be questionable. His isn’t and he will be a contender at some point in the future.

This kid is an incredible performer, excellent songwriter, charismatic and a phenomenal band leader, especially for his age. He is likeable, charming and works extremely hard. He has a catalog of songs and a work ethic that goes way beyond music.

Here is my advice to him and anyone moving there.
1.)    Be real good, I mean real good.  You have to be a great musician, great writer, great producer or a great singer or you are wasting your time. If you are a musician, learn the Nashville numbering system. There are no jacks-of-all-trades in Nashville.
2.)    Work on the non-musical parts of your career.  Understand what a good deal is, contractual language, terms, etc.  If you do get an opportunity to play, write or record, know what “fairness means”.  Sometimes we might expect more when the fees are the standard rates.  And sometimes we are offered less and we take it because we need the money.  The more you understand the business, the easier it is to understand “what is right.”
3.)    Know that you will be told “no” many more times that you will be told “yes.” Also understand that the right “yes” could be the only one you ever need.
4.)    Be prepared and ask intelligent questions. If you are meeting with a key industry figure, then research their background and make the conversation about both of you, not just you.  Ask them questions about their background and begin educating yourself about the multiple paths to success in the music industry. 
5.)    Make sure all of your materials are ready to go.  No excuses. Don’t book the meeting if you are not ready.
6.)    Be polite, decent, inquisitive, friendly and respectful of everyone you meet.  Let others brag about you. The Nashville talent line is really long and there is someone with better skills waiting for the gig. Honesty, accountability and hard work are the differentiators when the talent is equal.
7.)    Create a back-up plan.  If the music part of your career doesn’t go well, then find a job in the industry you love.

Over the years, I have met many musicians who have given Nashville a shot. I have a good feeling about this kid and am very optimistic. He will do well.
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What a Sheep Thinks When You Plagerize Another Pastor’s Sermon You are not talking to God. I want to hear what God has told you this week. What are His thoughts?  You don’t care about the sheep. We don’t matter. If we did you would feed us. You are only…
What a Sheep Thinks When You Plagerize Another Pastor's SermonYou are not talking to God. I want to hear what God has told you this week. What are His thoughts? You don't care about the sheep....
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Well, so far in this series “Spring Training – Exercising Our Faith” we have talked about: #1 – Healing and Honoring Our Bodies #2 – Learning to Mange our Monies and Talents   Today I would like to share some things I learned about breaking the…
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Originally posted on Sound Of Heaven:Prophetic Encounters and Visions I had the most unusual vision around 12 years ago during a conference at my church. It was the type of vision where your whole world disappears and you find yourself in another reality.…
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Last time we talked about exercising our faith by honoring our bodies in SPRING TRAINING #1 – HONORING OUR BODIES. Today I would like to focus on another area that I personally am working on and that is how to make our money work for us.  I admit it, I…
Last time we talked about exercising our faith by honoring our bodies in SPRING TRAINING #1 - HONORING OUR BODIES. Today I would like to focus on another area that I personally am working on and th...
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Spring Training. All the baseball teams gearing up for the game. Getting ready, letting go of what doesn’t work and training for the new season. I am in a period of transition. A period of spring training. I have had to acknowledge a few weaknesses and…
Spring Training. All the baseball teams gearing up for the game. Getting ready, letting go of what doesn't work and training for the new season. I am in a period of transition. A period of spring t...
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Yep. Which are you today? I like the windshield - has a much better view!
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      I came across this picture on Pinterest. I remember how true it is. And then I remember that anything I learned as a kid can be unlearned.  Not all the behaviors I learned will benefit me in my future. And I had to let go of the pain to move…
      I came across this picture on Pinterest. I remember how true it is. And then I remember that anything I learned as a kid can be unlearned.  Not all the behaviors I learned will...
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    Biology, 1982 - 1986
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Worship Leader, Singer/Songwriter, Blogger, and Author
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~Be Free, Love Life, and Dance~ Tried by fire - pounded down by pain - yet she refuses to give up. Like a Phoenix she rises from the ashes of her past to fly on the wind like an Eagle. Diana Rasmussen is a Musician, Worship Leader, Blogger, Author, and Youth Leader based in southern WI. She has won many awards for her music at Broadjam, Inc. in the folk, country, pop, and jazz genres. Her music has also been on Women of Substance Radio.  She plays live at the local coffee shops and leads the Worship Team every week at Janesville Apostolic Ministries in Janesville WI. You can learn more about her journey out of darkness and into the light at her blog Prayers and Promises. Diana's new book SNOW WHITE DARKNESS is now available on Amazon and Kindle. She shares what actually goes on behind closed doors when you are living in Domestic Violence.  Many of her stories have become songs. Her songs focus on overcoming adversity, breaking free from domestic violence, and living beyond depression.
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Indie Musician with Many TOP 10 Awards at Broadjam, Inc. Music on women of Substance a Radio#1 for Folk- Rock at ReverbNation in my area.
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Worship Leader, Author, Musician, Geekette
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Singer/Songwriter, Piano, Keyboard, Banjo, Worship Leader
Employment
  • InnovativeTeks
    IT Consultant, 2008 - present
    Bob and Diana Rasmussen own InnovativeTeks, a southern WI IT Company serving businesses and personal IT needs.
  • Prayers and Promises
    Owner, 2013 - present
    Rebuilding lives - One Hope at a Time
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Edgerton, WI
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Milton, WI - Harvard, IL - Reno, NV - Minneapolis, MN - Eastport, ME - Janesville, WI
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Snow White Darkness: Smothered by Control
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No Longer A Slave To Sin
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Thanks
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Thanks for all the blessings that you send my way each day Thanks for all the good things that you placed in my world to stay Thanks for all

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Congressional Hearings on Licensing System by Roy Elkins I just read an article by Ben Sisario of the New York Times who is covering the con

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7 Tips for Stress Relief for Christians
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On one hand, many of us who strive to follow Jesus are as distressed as the average secular person. On the other hand, Jesus was called the