1MAN’S VISION - 3 MAIN STRANDS
Taking the LID OFF THE BOX of life - by wearing different hats...
our heart ...
our spirit ...
IF WE ACT THE PART - AS DIFFERENT PERSONAS - CAN WE ACHIEVE MORE?
IF WE DARE PURSUE THAT IMPOSSIBLE DREAM (IN THE WORLD'S EYES) - WE MAY LOOK FOOLISH - BUT WILL WE INSPIRE OTHERS?
IF WE 'FULL ON' PURSUE WHAT IS ON OUR HEART, NOT BEING HELD BY WHAT PEOPLE'S MAY SAY, OR BY VOICES IN OUR HEAD... ARE WE SELFISH, OR ARE WE GIVING THE WORLD OUR TRUE SELVES AS A CONTRIBUTION?
AND WHAT IF WE SIMPLY DO OUR VERY BEST HAVING A LOAD OF FUN ON THIS JOURNEY OF LIFE DOING WHAT WE LOVE? WHAT WILL WE SEE?
Well - that's the plan....
'Nicky, your life has been a bloody disaster, but we love you anyway...' so pronounced my late Aunt-in-Law as she sat beside me at dinner.
Comedy is truth and pain. There is treasure in misadventure, a comedy writer's goldmine in my journey. For example, I've had a problem with my name 'Nicky' Slater and with identity and with 'real life' generally. Shrinks and Self Help courses cost thousands as alternative 'Nick Name' personas develop to enable my search for freedom and courage to step. As you do.
I grew up as an ice dancer, entertaining in arenas, on TV, in theatres but I never chose ice. There was more. Music. Busking in Ipswich, England, in the rain, for £1.05. So now it's time to take the Lid Off The Box, Making Crazy Work. It's the usual story - older guy trying to re-invent himself as a Singer Songwriting star when his sum income from this is $40. That'll work then...
Our music is in NICKSTIR & CO, home to English singer, songwriter and designer NICKSTIR. My 'no doubt' alter ego!
NICKSTIR'S previous life imbued a love of live arena atmospherics and music cross genre. This permeates his songs that dance to blues, rock n roll, latin, modern dance beats plus Jazz and RnB influence. His art and design is inspired by his love of Kandinsky, the Impressionists and Bauhaus.
His name is NICK and his work will STIR your soul. As he says. "If it doesn't stir you, what's the point?"
What if we could find the solution to just about everything, faster?
What if we could know and value ourselves, and those we work with, more honestly and effectively to perform at our best and achieve breakthroughs?
We'd need a revolutionary new solutions framework for visual learners. We'd need Dr Nick's B A VIP.
Hi, I'm Nicholas (Nicky) Slater. I am a Brit living in Canada. I'm, at heart, a Showman. I love comedy, music and rigging! Joy for me is to see you laugh, to touch your soul.
Alongside me is my wife and Lid Off The Box Co-Founder Christiane whose beauty, imagery, wisdom and patience (with me) greatly enrich our offering.
Now I've a Champion CV, but truth is I've self-sabotaged much of my life held by fear and a lack of a 'normal' upbringing. So how, with my baggage, do I dare make my 'crazy' dream reality? How do I take that 'embryo' heart call, overcome lies that have bound me, fear between the ear and have it fly? Hmmm. How do any of us do that? This is what Lid Off The Box is all about. Perhaps, in part for me, it's by starting to not take it too seriously? Enjoy.
THERE'S ALWAYS A WAY
It’s about breakthroughs, it’s about freedom.
Some of us hide out..
BUILDING OUR DREAMS
We are a fledgling start up and I've always envisaged an Entertainment Factory. I've been 'it' for twenty years!
We can carry on like this but it would be great to work with an 'A Team' to help produce the music, video, books and live shows I've created. I'm great at some things, and so slow at others!
So the idea is to create a Community of Patrons for Lid Off The Box - with a twist. Yes pre-releases, yes behind the scenes insights, yes exclusive content and merchandise is planned but more... There's a story developing behind the curtain and you can be a part of it.
DREAMTRYB is our Lid Off The Box Community. DREAMTRYB's TOP SECRET mission is to Free NICKSTIR, release FIG (Frequency Interventions for Good) and change our world for the better. It's a bit James Bond meets Marvel with music!
Frank and his team of Dreamtryb Super Agents are making their last stand in North America against the evil FIAH discovering their super powers as they go! And Frank needs you!
You can become a DSA - a Dreamtryb Special Agent and help this drama and comedic epic story unfold. In the process you may well inspire your own inner NICKSTIR...
LESS BUT BETTER
Much work is created. Now, to breakthrough into finishing productions and sharing I've set NICKSTIR a brief 'as Designer' embracing his Bauhaus; Less But Better obsession which I love.
The Brief: (1) create an online gallery to showcase and sell the work of the artist, (2) to do this in such a way as the artist is stopped from tinkering and re-designing the gallery. So he is forced to concentrate on developing and performing his work!
I have an artist friend building a gallery for his work. There will be space on the walls for new work. Same principle here... N
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