We had the good fortune of connecting with Natália Spadini and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Natália, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
Success is something very subjective. For me, is to achieve my life goals, being true to what I believe and my values, doing what I love every day and touch other people’s heart! Something apparently simple, but not easy. Achieving goals takes time, effort, and need a lot of focus and motivation. But the truth is: it’s worth it. Success is to laugh a lot and often, is to gain the respect of people, to forgive and be forgiven, to appreciate the beauty of things, to find the best in others, to make the world a better place, to know that at least one person was inspired by who you are and what you do. If you have a purpose, a positive attitude, the ability to learn from mistakes, the ability to listen, self-control, self-confidence, emotional intelligence, focus, and determination, you will be successful. It encompasses many things: being healthy, working with what you love, having a supportive family, finding the love of your life, fulfilling your dreams, being happy in all aspects of life, and seek personal evolution. Success is to be happy! Let’s find out what makes us happy inside, truly. To know yourself in essence and seek full happiness is real success.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I started in the music business at the age of 14, performing with professional musicians and since then, I never stopped. Music is very present in my life, my great grandmother used to play the violin and my great grandfather used to play the accordion; my grandfather used to play 7-string guitar and to compose, so from a very young age I was always influenced by good quality music. Unfortunately, I could not meet them, because they died before I was born, but my parents always preserved the culture of musical appreciation left by them. I remember being introduced to Tom Jobim’s songs from a very young age. Following a musical career in Brazil is an arduous and very challenging task, because opportunities are scarce and Brazilian music, in general, is not valued as it should be in the country. Being an artist as a profession is challenging, due to instability, but it is very gratifying to know that your art has made and makes a difference in someone’s life. I make music to express myself and to bring joy to people. I hope I can reach other people’s hearts through my music and my voice, leaving my mark on the world with my songs.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Regardless of the place we were going to visit, I would definitely take them to sightsee, take them to eat the typical daily food that locals eat, take them to listen to a local band show, take them to get to know the city’s postcard, as well as a gift shop to buy something that reminds them of the trip and that place. In the case of Los Angeles, I would take them for a walk around DTLA, Hollywood and the Walk of Fame, take them to eat at “In n Out” because it only exists in California, take them to see a show at Baked Potato, The Mint, and Troubadour, important venues on the local music scene.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Undoubtedly, I dedicate it to my family, which has always been by my side, supporting and encouraging me. To my parents, Marcos and Mônica, who, with much love, taught me the true values of life, put me on the path of good. To my sister Gabriela, who is my companion and best friend. To my husband, Marcelo, who I admire immensely and is with me at all times, good and bad, always inspiring me to be a better human being. And finally, to my beloved daughter Luiza, who in such a brief passage through this world, taught to me the true meaning of love.
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