We were lucky to catch up with Cherish Alexander recently and have shared our conversation below.
Cherish, we’re thrilled to have you on our platform and we think there is so much folks can learn from you and your story. Something that matters deeply to us is living a life and leading a career filled with purpose and so let’s start by chatting about how you found your purpose.
I feel lucky to always have had a clear picture of what my purpose was and what I wanted to create in my life. I was born with a sense of music in me and started writing songs when I was seven. My first song I wrote was called “Love will find a way”! Although my musical path is always refining itself as I’ve progressed, my process in the way I create songs and lyrics has remained the same. It has always been a knowing and a very intuitive visceral process.
Let’s take a small detour – maybe you can share a bit about yourself before we dive back into some of the other questions, we had for you?
When I’m not actively writing…something is being written within me. I’m always wanting to feel what’s next. Sometimes it’s in an inspiration, a song melody or lyric idea and sometimes it’s just letting my life speak to me through an incubation period.
Right now, I’m very excited to release an acoustic version of a song that’s been getting a-lot of attention lately called ‘Need to Know – the Disclosure song”. The song is featured on a podcast called “Need to know” with hosts Bryce Zabel and Ross Coulthart. With the recent events happening with disclosure, my song seems to be on the forefront of a movement starting to unfold. Stay tuned for the release of an unplugged version of my song with a music video premiere on the “Need to Know” network with a live Q&A to follow in the fall of 2023. For more info visit NeedtoKnow.today
There is so much advice out there about all the different skills and qualities folks need to develop in order to succeed in today’s highly competitive environment and often it can feel overwhelming. So, if we had to break it down to just the three that matter most, which three skills or qualities would you focus on?
- If you’re different or don’t fit in…that’s a good thing. That’s your superpower.
- Trust your gut and hone your intuition and creative genius.
- You’re here for a reason, trust your instincts and listen/follow that little voice inside that’s always guiding you. Believe in yourself and make choices that reflect that.
What has been your biggest area of growth or improvement in the past 12 months? It’s human nature to want to be liked and/or understood. What I’ve realized is not everyone is going to relate to you or like you. And that’s ok…. I’m finally to a point where I don’t care what people think…and it’s so freeing. The people you are meant to be surrounded with will always find their way to you. Find your people…they are out there. Don’t ever give up!