Self-Care Through Song

“I write the songs that make the whole world sing. I write the songs of love and special things.” These lyrics are from one of my favorite songs ever written by Barry Manilow.
The idea of songwriting and singing is really for the sake of impacting and evoking emotions in one another – to bring us closer, to make us feel something good, and to communicate without communicating.
As the pandemic continues to affect us all, and we are still self-quarantining, mostly indoors, what can we do to make the time more fun and enlightening? The answer to this is MUSIC.
Whether I am listening to Alexa play Gospel tunes by Kirk Franklin (my current favorite is “God Like You”) as I cook or clean the kitchen, teaching my six-year-old daughter Joliette how to play the signature Addams Family song, singing my heart out to Frozen 2 in the shower with my twin girls, or listening to background kirtan music by Deva Premal while working in my home office, I choose to have music surround me to lift me up.

[blur]Music has the power to transform our moods, inspire us, and to make us feel better and even understood. 

About a year and a half ago, I embarked on “A Songwriter’s Journey” with the Koren Brothers, who were kindly introduced to me by my very good friend Lynn Rose. Thorald and Isaac Koren, two incredibly talented musicians, have magically instilled my songwriting talents back in me and helped me rediscover my singing voice. We collaborated on three songs.

“Woman of Grace” is one I wrote for my father’s 70th birthday. I flew all the way back to Hong Kong for just three nights to premiere the piece on stage at his concert as a surprise for him. He had a full eight-piece band and I got to sing my song for the first time in the best way possible. What a truly special evening it was. I love my Daddy.

I wrote the second one, “Think and Grow Rich,” for the Think and Grow Rich Legacy World Tour at which I was a resident speaker for all of 2019. I gifted the song to my dear friend John Shin as a big thank you for giving me the opportunity to tour the U.S. with him. I wrote this hymn-like song so that the audience and attendees could learn Napolean Hill’s 13 Success Principles in an easier fashion, since music makes learning things a much easier feat. I sang it every time I stepped on stage. It was so much fun getting the audience to sing along with me!

The third song, “Forever Yours,” I wrote for my husband for our 16th anniversary. If you listen to the lyrics, you will get a clear picture of our challenging yet successful union.

Until now, my three songs have only been available if I sent them to you directly. But I have a surprise JUST for you…

Click below to hear my song “Woman of Grace”:

I will also be working with Justin Michael Williams – one of the presenters in the event I am about to invite you to – to have them listed on iTunes for all to hear! Woo hoo!!!!

Now for your invitation: I have been invited to a Virtual event called YOUR BIG VOICE. It is hosted by the Koren Brothers, who have toured with big names including Pink, Cold Play, and Rod Stewart. The event will be full of music and inspiration. During the VIP afterparty, some of the alumni from their Songwriter’s Journey will also sing their original songs (fingers crossed I get to sing mine!) I would love for YOU to come and join![/blur]

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Didi Wong

CEO of The Yes Academy

Born in Hong Kong, raised in England and now residing in Los Angeles, Didi Wong is an Award-Winning International Keynote Speaker, TV Producer, Business Mentor, Best-Selling Author, and Angel Investor.

Didi is the CEO of The Yes Academy, a results-driven educational mentorship program for entrepreneurs.

She was given the highest level award “Women of the Decade for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital” from the Women Economic Forum as well as an award of Achievements, Recognition and Excellence by the National Council of Women from the Egyptian Government. She has also been honored to speak at the Global Entrepreneurship Initiative at the United Nations and she was the resident speaker on the Think and Grow Rich Legacy World Tour 2019.

As a TV Producer, she is the Executive Producer of “In Case you Didn’t Know with Nick Nanton” featuring Robert Kiyosaki of “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” and another TV show “SpeakUP”, both on Amazon Prime Video. She has starred as a guest judge on the #1 Digital business show “Elevator Pitch” as well as a feature documentary on her journey as a speaker called “Impact.”

Didi was given the Certificate of Recognition by Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles for helping women entrepreneurs succeed. She is featured in the article “Women Who Mean Business” in the current March issue of Oprah Magazine. In Fall of 2020, she will be knighted as “Lady Didi” where she will join the Royal Order of Constantine the Great and St. Helen of Spain to further the Royal initiatives both domestically and internationally.

Her superpowers lie in managing her four children under the age of nine, including a set of identical girl twins and all her projects and clients, always with a smile on her face.

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