Monday, March 28, 2011

The Sum of All Fears Is Internal

When we learned of the disaster that had taken place in Japan everyone pointed out the most poignant aspect of what was unfolding and that was the tremendous calm that the people had as they were without chiefly, ANSWERS.  Answers to the questions of why this happened, when would it be over, how could they make it through and who would come to their aid.

It's been a little over two weeks and while the news is still edging on total disaster due to a potential nuclear meltdown it is also a time to learn something about the Japanese people and what to do during a crisis.  STAY CALM!  As I lived and worked there consistently over these past ten years it never ceased to amaze me the calmness fo a society that has been devastated many times during their history and how they have maintained dignity in the face of total annihilation.

As people looking in and as they live through this horror everyday I see the resiliency of a people who are determined to survive.  To build, grow and ultimately rise again.  As I pay attention I see what many others do not and that's the mind to overcome the external factors by maintaining a clear perception that they are a unit.  A unit that will never be broken and whose hearts are not full of fear, but of triumph even in the face of death.  This leads me to other thoughts as an artist and business owner.

When I began QMedia it was my time in that tiny nation where I learned that I had something to offer others who were in the U.S. and elsewhere an opportunity to do business in Japan and so an idea was born.  Throughout these years of growth and development I've learned that the passion you hold is more dear than any fear that should come up to control you.  To know that there is nothing to fear when you have faith to the fullest in yourself and the world around you, but more importantly faith in a vision of survival! And although from one day to the next the people of Japan do not know what's going on and how they will make it I am confident that they will rise from this an even better people.

We love our family in Japan and we want you to rise again!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Letter From HOME....

Below is a letter that a brother sent another....and though the water may divide them during this crisis in Japan....WE ARE FAMILY...Once you finish the letter please click the link below it...

Brother Mal! First let me say Im glad to hear from you. Im not suprised you are in the role of service for your fellow man in a time of crisis for the people of Japan. With all of the disasters and tragedies in the recent years from Katrina to Indonesia, to Haiti and now Japan even the unlearned can sense the world is changing. Scriptural prophecies, ancient cosmic calendars inscribed in stone and a growing spritual awareness are all indicating that the times we live in are indeed a time of great shift - a shift in power, shifts in nature, a shift in the consciousness of man - accompanied by great and terrible disasters. The loss of life is always disasterous especially for the loved ones bereaved. I feel compassion for those struggling to survive amidst the chaos and the looming threat of radioactive pollution. I feel concern for those of you that I know and love living in Japan with a degree of uncertainty for what the future holds for the country. But my Brother, we can never fully control what happens around us nor to us. But we most assuredly can control how we react to it. The degree to which this calamity arouses the people of Japan to help, assist, and serve their neighbor will directly affect and imprint upon the genetic codes of future generations. The whole world will learn from this. For those of us hundreds if not thousands of miles away from ground zero the scales of the heart are still being measured. What do we say in our hearts when we see people suffering? What if they don't look like us - does it change the degree of our concern. Well, I believe that if this is the time of a great shift - then where we go from here is being determined right now - at an accelerating pace!

Love is truly the greatest power in your darkest most trying hour whoever you got so close in reach love selflessly Even if its only you - for to love is to live

In Oneness


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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Taking Out This Time

As unbelievable as everything is in my home away from home JAPAN, it is the constant frame of mind that WE SHALL OVERCOME that sticks with me.  Having been gone for a few years and building our network better in the U.S. and Australia the sadness looms of everyday images of men, women and children looking weary under this disaster.  Just a few days ago we were all at QMedia wondering when our return would be to Japan because we're ready to get to work on the many projects that lie ahead, yet there was another plan at hand and now what seemed to be possible will now need to wait.

It's hard going from day to day not knowing from one day to the next what other news we're going to hear and seeing the projections of how many people are expected to die over time with this Nuclear threat.  However, I am reminded that these people, my people, my adopted land knows about RESILIENCY!  The kind of snap back that took them from devastation in World War II to becoming a Superpower right along with the same country and in some cases ahead of the same country that brought about their demise.

That land affectionately known as, "The Land of The Rising Sun" we pray will be that nation to rise again as we too are rising and that we will continue on this journey of LIFE even though the road seems dark.  We look forward to seeing a better Japan a place where there is no death and that people once again will live to their fullest!  Long Live Japan and it's PEOPLE!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Secondary Income, Primary Results

When we thought of beginning a company that would be a resource and outlet for independent artists we knew that it would be one of the biggest feats of our lives.  As we started out in Japan with no contacts, resources, outlets, Facebook, Twitter and anything other than a computer and a dream it was beautiful to see how things have unfolded over the past ten years.  With every twist and turn we've learned somethings and there's one thing that we'd love to share.

As we've been helping independent artists develop their careers on and offline with a special emphasis on performing, airplay and club play; it's been a hell of a ride financially as we design creative marketing strategies for them.  As world economies have taken a global turn for the worse and most often entertainment being a "cornered" market we discovered that many of us as independent entertainment consultants have to create secondary businesses to support our primary passion.

First and foremost we started out as artists in the industry and quickly learned that we had to develop a keener business acumen and begin taking the bull by the horns! As soon as we took control of the "how" to finance our primary business with secondary business interests it was then that we began to grow.  As a suggestion to each and every person in entertainment who strives to stay independent WE MUST LEARN "HOW" TO FINANCE OUR PRIMARY INTERESTS!

Now, it took some getting used to: proper scheduling, a shift in interests an emphasis on maintaining good relationships & the ability to keep the focus as to why you're doing this other business, then you're on your way to major independent success.

The best way to describe this is to understand that once your system is in place with the above points and some of your own, then you have a foundation to begin taking your profits and putting them to good use on your PASSION!  I want to point out here that when many of us start out on this path of independence we clearly want to make strides not strikes to build an unstoppable machine that will make paths for your career and those whom you will support.

During these ten years we've made alot of mistakes and are all the better for it, but more importantly the information we are supplying along with the encouragement and outlets for artists like YOU we are poised to take this industry BY STORM!