Episode 48: Christian Singer Songwriter with Dorothy Anne

Originally from the tropical islands of the Philippines, Dorothy Anne Dauenhauer, is a Christian singer and songwriter, inspiring listeners worldwide with her unique blend of contemporary pop and worship music.

Originally from the tropical islands of the Philippines, Dorothy Anne Dauenhauer, is a Christian singer and songwriter, inspiring listeners worldwide with her unique blend of contemporary pop and worship music.

A passionate storyteller and minister, Dorothy Anne’s lyrics paint pictures of life, love and struggle in captivating melodies with a prevailing theme of hope and devotion.

As a professional independent recording artist, Dorothy Anne makes her home in Dallas, TX where she homeschools her five children, leads worship in her church and is a mentor to other artists. She is the co-founder of the ministry DefiningMomentsTv.com with her husband Dustin Dauenhauer.

Dorothy’s philosophy is that:
Dreams can be a reality if you dare to pursue them.”

Topics Covered:

  • Dorothy Anne’s story
  • Working in quarters and seasonally with the family
  • The transition from college to a music career
  • How journal entrees turned into songs
  • Advice for new songwriters/singers
  • Dorothy’s creative process as a composer, writer, and singer
  • Journals and creative hobbies that feed her creativity
  • Tools & apps Dorothy uses for her music
  • Blending work, family, and passion projects
  • Homeschooling, fostering and helping your kids with their own creativity
  • Top 1-3 actions Dorothy Anne has done for her business
  • The wins and lessons learned from launching two crowdfunding campaigns
    • Lessons from her first campaign failed
    • Lessons from her second successful campaign
  • How video quality, realistic goals, and good copy will affect the success of your crowdfunding
  • How to break down crowdfunding campaign into attainable goals
  • Showing up daily for building an engaged community
  • Using your Friends List and relationships strategically to tap into larger audiences
  • The amount of work and money involved in producing and releasing music
  • The balance between quality and perfectionism vs getting content out consistently

Quotes:

“Figure out what you want to do in life. Then figure out how to get paid to do it.”
~Dorothy Anne’s College Professor

“For writers, it’s important to get what’s in you, out.”
~Dorothy Anne

“If you’re hungry you can figure out how to make it happen.”
~Dorothy Anne 

“Follow up is golden.”
~Dorothy Anne 

“Start where you’re at, with what you have, then go from there.”
~Dorothy Anne

 

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Originally from the tropical islands of the Philippines, Dorothy Anne Dauenhauer, is a Christian singer and songwriter, inspiring listeners worldwide with her unique blend of contemporary pop and worship music.

About the author, LeAura Alderson

Hello! I’m LeAura, an autodidactic former homeschooling mom, self development advocate, entrepreneur, author, ideator, web publisher, and podcaster, passionate about helping others achieve their best possible life!

I love people, creating, and good conversations on creativity, growth, development and entrepreneurship. So co-hosting the iCreateDaily podcast along with my daughter, Devani, is one of my favorite things to do.

I've trained and certified in mediation, strategic intervention, marriage and family coaching as well as a fitness trainer, and participated in many courses and workshops over the years.

Today, the synergy of creating websites, articles and podcasts, brings together all my favorite things: learning, growth, creating, connecting and contributing. To share these with you is a privilege, that serves my lifelong aspiration to help others.

My personal areas of creativity are in writing, masterminding, ideation and bringing ideas to life through business and entrepreneurship.

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