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Inspiration: How You Live Your Life is a Result of Your State of Mind – GET YOUR MIND RIGHT!

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Happy Friday and Happy New Month!!! We are already in June? Unbelievable!

This week was a bit scary, at least for me. There was the extremely disturbing, gloomy and sick  news  about the man who ate the face of a homeless man, for eighteen long minutes in Miami, Florida. He had ingested bath salts that brought out the demons in him, full force. I had  the unfortunate luck of seeing graphic images of the man whose face was eaten alive when an industry person on my Facebook uploaded it. It got my skin crawling and  was traumatizing. As if that was not enough, yesterday, I read about the news story of the Kenyan man who ate a Ghanaian man in Maryland, USA. The Kenyan man is currently in police custody. Jesus Christ! The world has gone MAD!

As I thought about these stories, I could not help thinking about those of us in  the creative industry who create but often neglect  our health. Creating whether you are an artist, writer, graphic designer, music video director etc. does not absolve each one of us of the responsibilities of taking care of our minds and our bodies. That as you all know is very tough. However, it is possible and it takes as much effort as you put into whatever your passion is.

Among Africa’s music industry and narrowing in on Nigeria, drug use is becoming rampant. Don’t worry. I won’t drop names. But, AML artists, particularly, there is a need to get your mind right by taking care of your minds, bodies and souls; so you do not seek external factors such as drugs  that may harm you and others to make you feel good.

I am sharing two videos: the first relates to the story I shared with you in my introduction; the second is an inspiring video by motivational speaker Les Brown. I encourage you all to watch both. Hopefully, it is enough incentive to focus on getting your minds right.

Have a great weekend ahead. I’ll catch you all soon.

-Uduak
@uduaklaw

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Les Brown on Getting Your Mind Right

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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at https://msuduak.com.

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