Not long ago, I attended a seminar that featured Naomi Judd, half of legendary country music duo, The Judds. Naomi, with her talented daughter, Wynonna, set standard for country music by selling millions of albums, performing to 'sold out' audiences, and winning numerous awards.
The Judds had just finished a whirlwind reunion tour after a decade of not appearing on stage together. During that time Wynonna pursued a successful career as a solo artist while Naomi recovered from illness. Incidentally, Naomi's youngest daughter, Ashley, is talented actress, one in same.
Naomi talked about early days of being a single Mom and raising her 2 daughters and having a dream to "make it" in music business.
She worked as a nurse and actually secured a record deal with a record company executive while a member of his family was a patient.
She said that her daughters didn't always appreciate her disciplinarian ways. In fact, girls' favorite saying was, "If it ain't one thing, it's your mother!" But she was disciplining them for what would lie ahead for their futures.
Naomi taught her girls 5 important life lessons:
(1) Change is true nature of world.
-She insisted that security is superstition. The only true security comes from within.
(2) Choices are sacred.
-You always get to choose. Just learn to question every choice that presents itself in your life.
(3) Honor your intuition, or inner wisdom.