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There are a million articles and lists on how to make it in the music business… but not a lot of advice on how to stay true to yourself while in it.

TLC’s Chilli and legendary mix engineer Leslie Brathwaite give their thoughts to a group of Full Sail students on what they did to stay true while navigating life (and success).

In short: embrace who you are, learn how to compartmentalize, and surround yourself with like-minded people.


Orondé Jenkins is a multidisciplinary artist and media consultant based in Nashville. No Average Journey was born out of his desire to help artists grow in their lives and careers.