Inspired by music: You, Me, and Beyonce: Telling A Story  

‘Music storytelling is a captivating art form that allows you to convey emotions, narratives, and experiences through the power of music.’

I hope you will be inspired to tell yours.


And so it begins:

Do you know the expression, being ‘on top of the world’? 


Yes, well.  this past week, I had a very different feeling.


I wondered how it would feel to have the whole world on top of you.
What would that feel like?


The whole world sitting on your shoulders. 

Trying to ignore what’s going on in the wider world,
but it’s becoming increasingly difficult. 




How does one focus on the biz of affiliate marketing when it feels like the whole world is falling apart? 


How do we ignore the suffering
Is that a “humane” thing to do? 


This line of thought kept re-occurring while learning TikTok and setting up YouTube as a primary platform.

Couldn’t do it. 




I am experiencing barriers and blocks wherever I turn.


 This week my work included creating a budget and you know how I feel about figures.


And it’s not just any budget….



This budget accounts for my dreams, wishes, goals & Why.
For my blog post, I was to cost out my ‘live my dream life’ budget to have a number that represented my perfect life.  

Couldn’t do it. 



What do you think about country?

I heard Beyonce’s latest album and was inspired.  
There is power in music and there is also the art of storytelling.  
Many stories within a story, but she shares with us her story.  
16 Carriages tells a haunting tale of having to grow up quickly singing in a group from a young age. 
Protector is a lullaby about the feeling of a mother’s desire to protect her children.

The song, Daughter is also special but I won’t say more and give away the surprise. Ok, I will. No. I decided not. Listen if you like.

I loved the maturity of voice and craft, like fine wine. 

Not much more to say
except the music lifted me. 
When we listen, we hear the music within us. 

Lessons learned / Reminders

I accepted that I did not need to be hard on myself.
Video may not work for me right now and that is ok.
I can still learn and use
other platforms that are not video.

Focused on WHY

WHY has to be big enough so that as we are buffetted sometimes on all sides, the WHY becomes our Sails…..
I may not have the power to change the world, but I am still able to focus on my WHY. 


Creating a well-being retreat recognizes the space for people to connect on a human level and it’s needed.

My mentor Dean says that he regrets, no rather it was “a huge mistake” when he “failed to take the time to figure out exactly what I needed out of my business to be able to be able to live my dream life.”

He says that “most people just pluck a figure out of thin air.”
And I think maybe,

It is scary to commit even to yourself your dreams and aspirations.

It will also be exhilarating 
I leave you with the first question to ask yourself, as you start to set up your budget.
Where do you want to live in your dream life?


I have identified Jamaica as my location so will be searching properties and maps of Jamaica with a few ideas.


One is where my mom was born and I also want to feel the breeze as I sit down on the verandah sipping my Blue Mountain coffee overlooking the Blue Mountains.  

I will look for an image that most closely represents this feeling.  
and then reverse engineer to identify my daily, monthly, and annual financial figures as Dean says,

‘the objective of this exercise is to calculate how much per month your business needs to generate what the dream life looks like.’

I’m feeling the fear and doing it come what may.

This place offers a healing space for us.   


Dreaming BIG,



Be Fearless.




Please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you

15 thoughts on “You, Me & Beyonce – Telling A Story”
  1. I love the song ‘Daughter’. The guitar is beautiful and Beyoncé has a fabulous voice. I have been playing classical and Spanish guitar styles since I was seven. I would love to play some songs with you Eleanor – especially if you have the talent to write your own songs. The blues of sadness and pinks of joy – the synesthesia of life 💙

  2. Ellie
    I love meeting this side of you, your honesty, and vulnerability shines through. You seem to be on track to conquer your next task. You have the inner power to press on. It will seem overwhelming but you have already begun.
    Love lil Sis

  3. Hi Eleanor!
    I appreciate your down-to-earth honesty in your writing. You have a beautiful dream about Jamaica. Keep that Dream and your WHY about it in your thoughts! Make a WHY photo or word collage and hang it where you are learning affiliate marketing! Remember, each one of us has to take that leap of faith and proceed one stepping stone at a time. You are not alone in this journey, nor in the “overwhelmed” feeling at times. Keep believing! It will be worth it!
    I look forward to more of your posts!
    All the best!
    Milissa Neirotti

  4. Eleanor, It sounds like you’ve had a challenging week with lots on your mind. It can be overwhelming when it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. It’s important to take a step back and focus on what truly matters to you, even if it feels daunting at times. Remember to be kind to yourself and take things one step at a time. Your dreams and aspirations are worth pursuing, even if they seem scary. Keep pushing forward, and you’ll find your way. Thanks, Atif
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  5. Music is so powerful. It can make you laugh, cry, bring you back to the day you first heard it and motivate. I love music, I listen to music everyday on my dog walks…
    Don’t put too much pressure on yourself with YouTube and videos. I will say sometimes you need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable but there is also a time and a place for it! When you’re ready, I look forward to seeing your journey and supporting you.

  6. Eleanor,
    Life can be hard. Do not be too hard on yourself and do what you can whether it be video another platform. Keep working and I know you will get to your dream life in Jamacia.

  7. Eleanor,
    I appreciate your openness in sharing your challenges.

    It sounds like you’re grappling with a heavy load of emotions and responsibilities, trying to balance personal aspirations with the overwhelming weight of the world’s challenges. It’s natural to feel this way, especially when confronted with the enormity of global issues. Remembering to focus on your “why” can help anchor you amidst the chaos, providing direction and motivation. Beyoncé’s music, with its powerful storytelling, seems to have provided a much-needed lift, reminding you of the strength found within. Embracing your dreams and aspirations, even when they seem daunting, can ultimately lead to growth and fulfillment. And as you navigate this journey, remember to be kind to yourself and allow room for exploration and growth.

    Your retreat idea sounds like a beautiful endeavor, offering solace and connection in a troubled world.
    Dream big and be fearless—you’ve got this.

  8. Eleanor, again with this post you proved you are really good and creative at writing things. I like the moments you were saying “overwhelming” because i relate to that. I often have great ideas of projects but I never find time to realize them. I sincerely wish you find your way to this beautiful place in Jamaica.

  9. Eleanor, this is really great the way you have displayed your journey. You are very creative. I need to learn from you! When Dean says “share your journey”, you hit a home-run with it!!!
    Thanks for sharing.

  10. Hi Eleanor,
    It can be frustrating at times when we feel stuck on something. I’m still stuck on emails and mastering them, and it’s driving me crazy because I can’t move forward with my business until I have mastered this part first. I hear what you’re saying. I have learned to try not to let it bother me, and just try to focus on that one thing till I get it. No matter how long it takes! Don’t let it upset you, or else you will stay stuck. I know you will find your way with social media, and figuring your budget out. It just takes time and patience. I’m rooting for you!
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  11. Hi Eleanor,
    Thanks for sharing. It does sometimes cross my mind and impact me as well, trying to do biz while so much chaos in the world. The doom and gloom can be a big deflater of goals. I’m actually going to post a video on TikTok this week about how I decided to handle this for myself.

    In terms of defining what money it will take to get this dream or WHY fulfilled, it can be challenging. However, from what I learned, the more clarity and detail we have about it, the more likely it is to be reached.

    Here’s to moving forward, no matter what!!! 👍
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  12. Hi, Eleanor,
    Thank you for sharing your journey so honestly.
    Sometimes, progress is slower, and that’s okay. It is still progress. Obstacles are in the way, and they aren’t always technical or easily solved.
    It sounds like you’re getting grounded. And that is one of the most important keys to success.
    I look forward to hearing what you find. What makes you feel at peace and gives you the ability to move forward. I feel privileged to hear of your dreams.

  13. Hi Eleanor, I remember doing this exercise and know how overwhelming it was. The first exercise was to realize the minimum monthly dollar amount that you could live on to be able to quit a full-time job. I realized it was much less than I thought it would be. The second part is how much money you would want to make monthly so you could live your dream life. This was the fun one because I could document everything I wanted to do with the money I made. For me, all the donations I could make to the animal welfare organizations provide all the resources to animals in grave need for survival and forever homes. I see these groups on Facebook and donate, even though it isn’t much. I want to do so much more. As overwhelming as these tasks are, it is essential for everyone to do them because this gives you the drive to succeed. The most critical part of this is that there is no timeline. We are all going at our own pace. This isn’t a competition. As long as you are moving forward, you will get there.

  14. Eleanor, I appreciate you sharing your week with such raw honesty and vulnerability. This affiliate marketing journey will definitely get you out of your comfort zone and make you tackle a lot of your own issues. Mindset is often talked about, but as I know, you can be told a million times about how you will self-sabotage, and even though you know this, it is easy to fall into the trap and keep doing it. Human psychology is fascinating. I am proud of you for keeping going; taking small steps forward every day, no matter how small, will lead to big things. Jamaica is a beautiful place, and I look forward to your journey of creating your dream life! I am here cheering you on and here for support; if you get overwhelmed, I am happy to lend a hand or an ear to listen.

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