Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tip#597: Find Your Voice - Sister Act

Are you still looking for your voice in life? Movies and movie heroes can inspire you to find your hidden strengths, talents, leadership skills and your voice. When you see the struggles of a film character and witness how they overcome their adversity with their mind, body or spirit it can reflect your own exciting possibilities!

I feel blessed because my art and illustration talents were nurtured growing up as a child by loving parents and supported by siblings, friends and teachers. That later gave me the confidence to develop other talents as a composer and singer that led to my debut music CD called Rain of Angels. Later I found support to develop my skills as a speaker, blogger and social media consultant. My voice was always to inspire and lead others to finding their own inner strengths. Everyone has a voice that is meant to be developed and shared with the world. You just have to take action in doing so.

Sister Act (1992)

The comedy musical film, Sister Act, is about a casino lounge singer named Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) who witnesses a mob crime and is hidden as a nun at a convent by the police. Highly resistant to her forced hiding, Deloris is stripped of the life she preferred and tries to adjust with hilarious results. She soon applies her gifts in music and singing to the church choir with stunning and highly entertaining results!

"I worked my butt off with these women! They've given up their free time to do this, and they're GOOD! I mean, sister, we could, we could ROCK this place!"

This is one of those movies that I loved as entertainment when it first came out. 20 years later I enjoyed it through new eyes where I could appreciate many of the motivational elements of the story and characters. For example, Deloris stepped out of her victim mode and into a leadership position for the church choir. That action created a powerful sense of community previously missing from the choir members. And in the process Deloris helped each singer of the choir find their own unique voice. You could see how their faces shined as they were able to fully sing from their heart and soul!

Inspiring Themes:
• Self-Confidence
• Passion & Perseverance
• Resilience 
• Leadership
• Teamwork & Team Spirit
• Supportive Relationships
• Community 
• Self-Expression
• Finding your voice, gift or talent

If you have a hidden strength or voice you need help with then take a leadership position and seek out others who will support and encourage you to find it. Find people who will either teach you to develop it or point you to helpful resources. You were born with a unique voice that was meant to be heard in this world. Make sure you are using it today!

"Bless us, oh Lord, for these Thy gifts which we are about to receive. And yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of no food, I will fear no hunger. We want you to give us this day, our daily bread. And to the republic for which it stands, and by the power invested in me, I pronounce us ready to eat. Amen."
Sister Act (1992)

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