Latrice McGlothin

Songwriter/Recording Artist/Performer

You Were Meant to Soar!

Hey Everybody,

This quote gave me life today. It challenges me to be true to who I know I am meant to be.

To not be afraid: to make mistakes, to be a beginner, to worry about what others may think and to try again (and again) when things don’t go as planed.

  • How many situations have I consented to creep when I should have been soaring?

  • How much time has been wasted listening to haters when I had a different idea of what was best for me?

I don’t know all of the answers to the tasks ahead of me but, I am committed to the process and have decided to enjoy the journey.

Spring is here. Let’s take the way of the caterpillar and do the work to become our own beautiful butterfly. I can’t wait to see your wings and hear of your success.

Ciao!

Latrice

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Let your transition reveal the real you

“She knew this transition was not about becoming someone better but about finally allowing herself to become who she’d always been.” Anonymous

Hi Everybody,

I have a new Vocal Coach, and in my last session while working on an exercise she kept asking me to repeat the vocal warm-up again and again. Finally she said to me that’s cute and it sounds good but you have more. You have a whole lotta voice in there that’s not showing up, I’m doing this exercise with you because that’s going to strengthen those muscles to let all of the voice come out. For you, “no more safe singing”.

These words were like a welcome splash of cold water in my face. Immediately I felt a rush of so many scenarios, so many thoughts, so many feelings. I felt like the young girl in the movie “What’s love got to do with it” when the choir director pulled her out of the choir stand and pushed her out of church because her voice was too big. So much hurt, so much confusion, The voices of so many haters across the years that told me no, and tried to stifle who I was and how I tried to share my song in my earlier years.

The people who asked me why did I wait so long to start, or why I sang a certain style, disappointments from creating projects that didn’t turn out the way I had hoped or numerous auditions in which I did not land the gig. Wow, All of those feelings and all of those stories still close to the surface. Time to learn from them, heal and move on.

Vocally, I’m stepping into a new transition but it is getting me back to who I have always known that I was,. I’ll be honest that it’s a bit scary and I have to fight old conversations to push through, to break through, to re-learn, and to learn correctly but, it’s worth it and I am going to go for it.

Ciao!

Latrice

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#MotivationMonday - The Best Is Yet to Come

Hello Everyone,

Well the second month of 2019 comes to a close this week. I don’t know about you but it has been difficult to focus, plan, create my vision board and navigate the execution of new ideas.

This quote inspired me this morning to give myself some grace and start today.

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Decide to start from now, be kind to yourself and dream so big that you frighten yourself.

Ciao!

Latrice

#Motivation Monday - Happy Holidays!

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Hello Everyone,

I don’t know about you but the holidays seem to have snuck up on me this year. To look back the year has been a blur and then all the sudden Thanksgiving is gone and we are on to Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa celebration’s.

I come from a large family and Christmas time is always one of music, food, giving back to others and lots of laughter. The official beginning of Christmas season in our household growing up was the playing of the Temptations Christmas album. When mom threw that on…. Oh yeah, Christmas time had arrived.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from to you and yours!

Ciao!

Latrice

#WisdomWednesday: Missing Dad

Hello everyone,

In November 2017 I lost my father. A thought and idea that no “Daddy’s girl” ever could believe would be a reality. Tears are never far from my eyes when I recall the childhood memories, parties, music, concerts, lessons, lectures and laughter. My father was not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but, supportive of his family, loyal to his friends and down for his children.

I share this quote, as it captures the stage I am presently in…

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As I began to see my father age and knew that the end was too close for comfort, I wrote a song entitled ‘Superman’ as a tribute of love.

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Take a moment today to tell someone that you love them and appreciate the relationship that you share. Life is precious and very, very short.

Ciao!

Latrice

Election Day: Tuesday, November 6 - An Opportunity to Vote

Hello everyone,

Today is an opportunity for you to go out and vote - let your voice and opinions be heard.

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Here is a playlist to encourage you to research and take action:

Ciao!

Latrice

#MotivationMonday - Learn Something New

Learn something new everyday!

Hello Everyone,

As I draft my schedule for this week, I have several projects pulling on my time and focus. The projects are a mix of ones that I am leading, some are collaborative in which I am a contributor but we differ in opinion in the execution.

For a few days I have had to pray and been frustrated about the projects in which there are differing opinions but this morning I am surrendered. I will speak my truth in regards to the roll-out but, I have decided to also be a learner.

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This quote is my Monday Motivation, a great reminder to be careful what I lend my power too. Learn from my co-workers but to learn something on purpose, the world is bigger than my desk and my to-do-list.

Let’s make today count.

Ciao!

Latrice