Sunday January 19, 2020

Consistency is The Key to Lasting Career, Says Adnan Sami

Sami says in life he has gone through different phases of emotions "but I somehow manage to switch off from negativity while singing"

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Known for popular numbers such as “Lift kara de”, “Noor e khuda”, “Bhar do jholi” among others, singer-composer Adnan Sami, who has maintained a career of more than three decades, says consistency is the key behind the longevity of his journey in the industry.

Talking about having a long lasting career, Adnan Sami told IANS here: “The difference between a ‘one hit wonder’ and an artist with a successful long career is consistency.”

He added: “Across the globe, artistes who manage to achieve the longevity of their journey are those who manage to stick through time creating music constantly. You have the time of the world to make your first music, before putting it out to the world.”

“Once you do that and it becomes a hit, you quickly have to follow up with another song, of that level or even better than the earlier one.”

Adnan Sami says that one has to have the ability to sustain and added that handling success is not easy.

The 45-year-old singer is part of the music reality TV show “The Voice” as a coach on Star Plus.

While through many music reality shows, news talents are coming and gaining recognition overnight, Sami believes that at times people get so overwhelmed by the luxury of success that they lose focus from the core point.

“Whether it is myself, A.R. Rahman and others who did not come from the reality show format but managed to make our mark in the music industry for a long time is simply because we have continuously worked hard. I know that the other side is dark and the core reason behind my fame is my music,” he said.

Singer Adnan Sami, Twitter

He added that he would continue the process of creation.

Born in London, and having travelled across the globe and performed on international stages, the Pakistani origin Indian singer has lived an eventful life filled with success as well as emotional turmoil like losing his father to cancer, dealing with obesity, marriages and divorce.

However, none of these factors affected him.

So, how does he immune himself from these factor?

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“Whether it is a live performance, recording a song in the studio or singing before the camera – music is quite therapeutic to me. Therefore I channelise all my other negative energy, stress, emotional turmoil if any – into music,” he said.

He added: “Perhaps that is why when I do live gigs, in the end, I feel drained out. I feel empty for one moment because I have given it all in my performance.”

Adnan Sami says in life he has gone through different phases of emotions “but I somehow manage to switch off from negativity while singing”. (IANS)

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Do You Have the Life Skills You Need?

Here are the skills required to become successful

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You need to develop certain life skills to lead a happy lifestyle. Lifetime Stock.

What are the most important things in life? If you answered staying safe, getting an education, maintaining good health, finding a long-term partner, learning to handle money, acquiring basic cooking skills and knowing how to shop for basic items, then you are in agreement with experts on the topic. They listed those activities as being among the most important for adults in the modern era.

That doesn’t mean there are no other skills we should try to acquire, only that those are considered the core areas of knowledge for getting by in today’s world. Here’s a bit more detail about each one:

Fund Your Education

If you make it through high school in one piece, it’s time to face the challenge of college if you want to maximize your potential income. For the huge majority of prospective university students, those four years can quite expensive. Savings, work-study, grants and scholarships usually aren’t enough to cover the entire cost. The solution is getting a student loan. Borrowing money for higher education is a ‘good’ kind of debt. It allows people to increase their lifetime earning potential and should far outweigh the costs of interest in paying back the loan.

Finding mate skills
Finding a partner can help you develop skills in life. Lifetime Stock

Budget, Cook and Shop

In terms of daily living, psychologists and consumer counselors agree that learning how to make a budget, how to cook simple means and how to shop for necessary items are three related pieces of a skill set called living from day to day. It’s important to not only earn money but understand how to spend it wisely. That’s what budgeting is all about. After deciding where funds should go, responsible adults need to know how to buy food and prepare it for themselves. The budgeting-shopping-cooking skill set is perhaps the most basic of all.

Defend and Preserve Your Life

In order to survive in the world, people should know the rudiments of self-preservation and defense, even if that consists of nothing more than knowing how to run and when to call 911. Defense is not necessarily about fighting, experts say, it’s about survival. Defending yourself might mean getting out of a dangerous place, summoning help or not walking on dark streets.

Health skills
You need to maintain your health by being physically and mentally fit. Lifetime Stock

Maintain Your Health

Staying physically and mentally healthy is at the very root of survival. It’s important to visit a doctor regularly, understand basic nutritional principles, have first-aid skills and stay in good shape. This life skill includes maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly. It also means avoiding poisons like tobacco, refraining from dangerous behaviors like drinking alcohol to excess and staying out of the sun in order to minimize the risk of skin cancer.

Find a Mate

People who are good at making social connections seem to be able to find life partners easily. But that’s not the case for about 75 percent of the population, according to social scientists.

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For most of us, it takes a while to develop the social skills to find someone with whom we want to spend the rest of our lives. Perhaps that’s why websites that teach dating skills are among the most popular of all.