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Its been 1 year and I SURVIVED!

A year ago (October 1st) I wrote my very first blog post on how I took the risk and quit my stable corporate job  that I been at for 8 years to Dj full time. So much has happened since then and honestly I wish I would have quit my job earlier, but hey better late then never! I can remember that feeling I had like it was yesterday walking away from my cubicle and out those corporate doors for the last time thinking… this is really happening! Then just doing one big scream when I went in my car just saying “YESSSS I DID IT!!” and a few FCK YEA’S and tears came out too haha.

Since then things haven’t been that bad! I managed to stay busy all year with maybe a few scary weeks in the beginning of the year but everything worked out. Actually on my anniversary (October 1st) I was actually on a cruise ship Dj’ing. How crazy is that?!

Now don’t get me wrong I’m not bashing working in a office or anybody who does this for a living. I just know that it wasn’t for me, but working that long at corporate wasn’t all bad. I actually learned several skills that I now use on the business side of Dj’ing now. I truly believe things happen for a reason!

Here’s a few tips that I wanted to share with you that has helped me out in my first year of Dj’ing full time.

  • Treat Dj’ing like a business

Dj’ing is a fun job don’t get me wrong, but its not all about getting free drinks in the club and kissing promoters asses (sorry for being so blunt lol). Get your business license! Get a legit looking logo from a professional. Make business cards and a website. Even get invoices that have your logo on them. Learn the tax side of things like business expenses, what you can’t and can write off and all those other fun Uncle Sam things.

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  • Wake up before 10am

Now I know its hard to fall into that “Dj schedule” but since I quit my job I still wake up at 9am everyday (except when I’m dj’ing on cruise ships lol). I wake up .. have my coffee and head to my office to work on whatever I have to do that day and answer all my emails. Trust me you get more done in the day and you can lock down gigs faster.

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  • Hustle EVERYDAY

What I mean by this is when you’re not Dj’ing or have days off during the week. Work on something.. either download music, write a blog post, make a mix, contact clients, update your website ect. Don’t just look at your days when you’re not Dj’ing as a day off. Keep Hustlin!

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  • Be nice to people

Simple as that just be nice to people and be humble. Nobody likes working with a cocky A-hole or someone that’s super fake. Be nice because you mean it. My motto is “Treat your clients like your family”.

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  • Make a vision board

If you haven’t watched the movie the “Secret” watch it NOW. It will explain everything

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  • Read Books

Don’t stop learning. I like to read a lot of self help and business books. You will be surprised on how much you can learn.

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Rebecca Minkoff Seattle appearance

Hello!!

Last week I had the opportunity to Dj for the Rebecca Minkoff appearance at Nordstrom in downtown Seattle to celebrate the launch of her new jewelry line, including styles brought in exclusively for this Nordstrom event. While Dj’ing they asked me if Rebecca could get behind the turntables for a future April Fools post haha (check the pictures out below).

Here’s a sample playlist of some music I played for the event 🙂

Knock- Classic
PIP – Trash Talk
Santigold – Shove it (feat Spank Rock)
Peter Bjorn and John – Young Folks
AlunaGeorge- Best Be Believing
The Black Keys- Fever
Disclosure – White noise
Duke Dumont – The giver
Chromeo – Come alive
Phillip George – Wish you were mine
Dom Dolla – Love like this
Clean Bandit – Rather be
Tuxedo – Do it
The Internet – Runnin
Ed Sheeran – Sing

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Fun times at Sephora!

Hi!!

A few weeks ago I spun at the Sephora collection event in downtown Seattle and I must say even though it was a long shift. I had a great time playing for the Sephora crew. They were so sweet and they even gave me some free makeup samples (woohoo)!

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Free goodies from Sephora! (I wish the YSL foundation was free too, but NOPE haha I bought it)



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Me being focused! 🙂

Macy’s Sip & Scan Marathon!

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Hello!

Last week I did a series of events call Sip & Scan for Macy’s in the Seattle area.
I been doing these events for a few years now and I must say they do treat customers well! All you have to do is have wedding registry with them and they treat you with prizes, discounts, food, music (by yours truly) and some amazing vendors!

If you want more info on these vent just click here

Up coming Sip & Scan dates for Seattle:

Bellevue Square Macy’s
– Friday, February 6, 6:00 – 9:30pm
– Thursday, February 19, 6:00-9:30pm
– Saturday, March 21, 5:00 – 8:00pm
– Friday, April 24, 6:00 – 9:30pm
– Friday, May 15, 6:00 – 9:30pm
425-688-6995

Downtown Seattle Macy’s
– Friday, February 20, 6:00 – 9:00pm
– Friday, March 20, 6:00 – 9:00pm
– Saturday, April 25, 2:00 – 5:00pm
– Friday, June 12, 6:00 – 9:00pm
206-506-6996

Alderwood Mall Macy’s
– Saturday, February 21, 3:00 – 6:00pm
– Thursday, March 19, 6:00 – 9:00pm
– Friday, April 17, 6:00 – 9:00pm
– Saturday, May 16, 2:00 – 5:00pm
425-712-6995

Tacoma Mall Macy’s

– Saturday, February 7, 3:00 – 6:00pm
253-471-6995

Vendors:
Hawaiian Honeymoons
Molly’s Caribbean
Sal Floral Design
Shutterspeed Photobooth
Scratch Events

What’s in my Dj bag?

Happy New Year beautiful people!!

This week I finally posted my youtube video on “What’s in my Dj bag”?

I been seeing a lot of “guys” doing a “What’s in my Dj bag” video, but no females? So I decided to do one haha!!

Check out the video below and don’t forget to like and subscribe!