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“Do it purely for the love and let go of the end result.”

She has successfully leveraged her superior business acumen to support her true passion, music. When she isn’t serving as an Author, Brand Consultant, Marketing Coordinator or Content Strategist, she is gaining recognition throughout the nation as a talented songstress. Her accomplishments have led to spotlights on various media outlets, and caught the attention of legendary producer Mark Zubek. Meet Mandy Bo!


What drives you?

Making meaningful connections in the world through art and genuine love and respect for what I do, the people around me and who support me.

What was your biggest obstacle and how did you overcome it?

My biggest obstacle with music was having the capital to pay for it. It is a very expensive venture, so I do have a second career utilizing my writing skills as a copywriter and brand consultant. I also use creative ways to get other people involved and to allow them to contribute and be a part of my projects, i.e. via Kickstarter, competitions, etc.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

I ran a successful Kickstarter campaign recently, which provided me the opportunity to be on shows like CP24 and Rogers TV, as well as in many magazines and on radio shows. It was great because I really felt the love and support of my family, friends and fans, and now they are a huge part of my next project that I am putting out, which includes my new release, Pay the Price (dropping in the next couple weeks). The song is by far the best work I’ve done yet and wouldn’t have been possible with out everyone else’s love and support.

What are your hobbies? What do you do to relax?

I play guitar, do singing lessons everyday and write a lot. To relax though you can often find me out with friends, at home watching Archer or out on either a snowboard, wakeboard or long board depending on the season. And sometimes…I go throw an axe or two at a target

What advice would you give to those chasing a dream?

Do it purely for the love and let go of the end result (this doesn’t mean don’t set goals; it is good to have a strong intent, but don’t get weighted down by measuring success and failure because the failures are all part of the journey and eventual success).

Also, don’t ask other people what they think unless they can somehow offer valuable and constructive criticism to your dream; just keep pushing forward and trying to improve each day no matter what anyone says or thinks.

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