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Joy within was made with you in mind. It’s meant to be a refreshing place for creative women (guys are welcome too) who want to upgrade content management skills, work well from home and grow your creative business in alignment with your wellness.

You’ll also see multimedia stories of life in Barbados, plus posts and interviews sharing the career journeys and life lessons of special guests.

singer, songwriter, blogger | Island Moon Music

You know there’s a purpose for your life way beyond what you have and do, right? That’s a gentle question, by the way. We all could do with that reminder sometimes.

The pace and pressure of today can bring distractions that are designed to knock us off track and gouge out chunks of precious time, in order to make us forget our calling and what matters most.

And so, this blog shares about 2 kinds of content: steps for your business and reminders for your wellness.

When you think about your gifts, skills, calling and ideal career design, what does that look like?

Whether entrepreneurship is a conscious choice or an unexpected circumstance, it makes a big difference when you pour love into what you do, remember the purpose in it, set a structure for your workflow and tend to the seeds or services that are giving the most yield in whatever season you’re in. But please, make room in your life for joy.

Any creative workaholics in the house? Before I was living here on the west overlooking a picture-perfect beach, I took a siesta from traveling, re-set the pace of my business, moved on a farm and started hiking, growing food, fishing, and blogging while recording from my cosy home studio. It was a completely different pace and quality of life, even though I’d always included outdoor activities into each jam-packed day before. I concentrated less on gigging and more on publishing and licensing.

Is your schedule shoulder-shoving you from one task to the other, or is there breath between each task? Does your business-design make room for your artistry and does your creativity remember that it’s also a key connected to your career?

When you love what you do, you can sometimes forget to include wellness into the design of your day.

I was called to launch this blog from Barbados in March 2013…to an audience of 1. It now has readers from 25 destinations. After being a busy background singer, songs I wrote climbed onto some international charts and a couple others were featured in award-winning indie films.

There’s nothing standing in the way of your blog and creative career blossoming…

I had met Indra in the past and though we didn’t get to talk much, I was always stunned by her talent and presence. God linked us again recently and Indra helped me by giving me confidence in myself as a person and in my potential work as a new blogger. Her kindness, poise and professionalism gave me the fuel I needed to kickstart my mind into a new way of thinking. I am now more productive than I could have been without her erasing my doubts. I am taking baby steps but steps nonetheless! I definitely recommend Indra for any entrepreneur, young or old who is looking to expand their way of thinking and broaden their field of authentic work. If you are looking for someone to boost you while giving you great advice, this is who you want to talk to!LoveTimeTravels

Indra was excellent at helping us understand how to navigate the global music market, providing expert, actionable advice – Susan Deane-Beckles

Joy within‘ blog was featured on the ‘Top 30 Caribbean blogs’ by FeedSpot in October 2019

“She is one of our favourite panellists!” – Ebonnie Rowe (Founder of HoneyJam)

 

“In every department she ranks among the best there is, and I find no difficulty in saying…she is the best and most naturally gifted female artist to have arrived on the Caribbean scene. Hopefully it won’t be too long before the rest of the world acknowledges that the same should be said for everywhere.” – Eddy Grant (C.E.O. Ice Music Ltd & Related Companies, music mentor) Ice Records Ltd.

 

Songwriting: #1MTV Africa, #1 German reggae charts, #1 BBC 1Xtra, #5 U.K reggae charts, #5 David Rodigan’s “Hot Hits” list, #7 Billboard reggae, Nominated for B.M.A’s Best Inspirational/Gospel song  Attended: M.I.D.E.M, W.S.I.S, S.X.S.W, W.O.M.E.X, C.O.S.C.A.P’s’ Women In Music’ seminar. Speaking: HoneyJam Barbados (2016, 2019)

Indra has sung at 5+ resorts, music festivals, weddings, an orphanage, a book launch, memorials, parks, a prison concert, and charity events. The avid songwriter and former frequent flyer works with clients online from a cosy home studio, composing songs for stories, recording harmonies & interviews while creating content for you on Joywithin blog. When not reading, writing, recording and editing, you can find her in the garden and kitchen. New music on the way – meanwhile, feel free to select a song (on the right) to listen to while you read a post or two.

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