Fear helps you perform – Is that true?

A lot of singers believe that fear can give them an edge, and can help drive them forward to achieve everything they want. But is this true?

In this video I show you why I believe this isn’t true and how you can exchange fear for something more effective and enjoyable.

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Can I really change how I feel when I perform?

How often do you feel stuck in a pattern of thinking that seems to hold you back, going round that same circle and ending up thinking the same thoughts and making the same mistakes? It can feel like it’s impossible to change. Clients come to me believing that this is just the way they are, that it’s in their very nature to make these same mistakes, that this pattern of thinking and behaving is in their DNA.

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How do I know if I’m good enough?

How do we know if we are ok to be on the stage we are, that we will do a good enough job. For years I lived with a belief that held me back and I have just realised that that belief has changed, and I am now free to be who I really am on and off stage…..

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Do you want to be better than you are?

Do you spend your life trying to be better than you are at the moment? Do you believe you are good enough as you are?

There is a huge difference between being good enough as a person and singing as well as you would like, but what I’ve noticed with so many singers (including myself) is that we can muddle the two.

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Performing with an invisible audience

In this new way of living since Covid restricted so much of our lives, everything has suddenly moved online. This can be brilliant in some ways, as we are not longer having to travel, but it can pose huge problems. In this video I talk about how you can face the difficulties and make the most of the advantages of performing online.

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How good a performer are you?

Often as performers, and just as humans, we can spend a lot of time comparing ourselves to others. How do you know how good a performer you are? How much does it matter to you? Is this something that’s useful to work out, or does it cause more harm than good?

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Change your emotions around performing

How much do your emotions affect how you perform?

Even when you realise that your emotions about yourself, your performance and your audience all impact how you perform, it can still feel impossible to change them.

So how can you change your emotions around performing?

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Does certainty get in the way of creativity?

How much do you want to be certain about your performance? How much do you want to know that you will get everything right?

Does this get in the way of you being creative? Can you be certain and creative?

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Who’s in charge of your performance?

Which part of you is the best part of you?

Have you ever considered the relationship between your conscious mind and your subconscious and body? A few years ago I read the book The Inner Game of Tennis by Tim Gallwey and I realised that I hadn’t considered it much. Then I realised that I have always identified myself as ‘being’ my conscious mind. Believing that it was the best part of me and the one that was truly ‘me’, and that that was the bit that was in charge.

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How to achieve high standards & happiness

Can you achieve high standards & happiness whilst doing it? What is the the link between high standards and the way we treat ourselves? Often we think to achieve high standards we have to be disciplined and self critical, but is this true? What can really help us sing well and sing with confidence?

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