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In a patriarchal industry, it is no secret female DJs do not always receive credit where credit is due. Like their male counterparts, female DJs spin with passion and electrifying finesse, capturing special moments through the blend of musical notes and handpicked tracks woven together. While they may have to work twice as hard to outperform their male peers, their tenacity as well as instincts to influence the mood of any atmosphere is something we shamelessly celebrate and encourage here at HelloBeautiful.

Take one of our favorite in-demand DJs for instance; Olivia Dope is dominating the party scene. The Brooklyn native, who turned her side hustle into a dream job, discovered her true calling as a DJ while using her talents as a professional dancer. Classically trained, Olivia has danced for artists such as Shaggy, Mac Miller and Chris Brown. Though she was used to being behind-the-scenes, Olivia has spun her way from the dance floor into a force to be reckoned with.

Honing in on her entrepreneurial spirit, the mother-of-one knows it is not just your mindset, but also an attitude and approach to thinking—especially when it comes to the pressure that comes with DJing. So how does this musical sage keep her cool under pressure? It’s about finding your Zen, Olivia explains in the video.

Press play to find out exactly how Olivia finds her Zen, and her secrets to enjoying life. After all, we only have one life to live.

How DJ Olivia Dope Withstands The Pressure In A Male-Dominated Industry  was originally published on