Rising Star Systems

Debra Recommends LaTour de Force Productions

video editing, professional reel, actors, directors, musician, band

Professional Performance Reel Production Latour de Force Productions will take your footage and help choose your scenes in a fashion that will best represent you, while being consistent with your brand! They custom design your reel, and make it fun to watch – with titles, captions, transitions, and music. They also apply basic color and […]

Overcoming Fear

Artists MBA, Professional Program

Fear is an emotion. Courage is a skill. We will show you ways to develop the skill of courage in response to the emotion of fear … so you can move forward and achieve your desired level of success.

Embrace Your Unique Voice as an Artist

This is primarily directed to artists, but really, it applies to all of us.  Being a unique voice in a world that values sameness can be a rough row to hoe.  As children, we’re taught, encouraged, sometimes even bludgeoned and beaten into sameness.  Don’t be too loud.  Don’t show how smart you are.  Don’t blow […]

Transform Your Inner Critic into Your Staunchest Ally

Artists MBA, Professional Program

Are you plagued by internal doubts and self-criticism? Think you’re not good enough, or don’t deserve the success you long for? Do you find that even when you know what to do, you find all sorts of reasons not to do it? We all carry an internal critic in our heads, and it never shuts […]


Artists MBA, Professional Program

Believing that confidence is something that you have, something you can get, something someone else can give you – that is a misunderstanding. Confidence is defined as: a feeling or consciousness of one’s powers. If you believe in your own power and ability, you will FEEL confident. Confidence is an emotion. It is an emotion […]

Transform Your Belief – The Key To Success

music business, Artist manager

Just as strong muscles help you win a ball game, strong positive beliefs boost your energy and confidence, create opportunities, attract powerful partners, clear obstacles from your path, and propel you effortlessly into action and results. And just like muscles, you need to build and strengthen those beliefs – by using them.

Unblock Your Creativity

Artists MBA, Professional Program

As professionals in the field of creativity, we rely on accessing our creativity to create success. That creativity needs to be engaged, not just in creating your product, but also in your marketing, your systems, every aspect of your business. But our creativity can be like a sensitive child. And it can shut down for […]

An Act of Willpower – the Process of Perseverance

Artists MBA, Professional Program

The skill of applying your will to your choices consistently is critical to making your systems work (including, time management, organization, marketing) and creating consistent and sustainable success. Start developing your will power today!

How to Use Feedback and Criticism Constructively

Artists MBA, Professional Program

The most successful artists (and people) have made an art of receiving and implementing feedback. But for the rest of us, feedback can be really hard to hear. It can be painful. It can trigger all of our negative beliefs both about our own worth and about the probability of our success.