“My voice, my talent, my training, my hard work, my financial investment in myself and my music earns me the RIGHT to shine!!”
Time and again I work with singers who are highly gifted yet their self confidence leaves them lacking. Maybe they have had bad experiences at school from peers who are jealous or bad teachers, negative feedback from people in the music industry or jealously from other people who can’t perform at your level and wish they could.
This can leave singers almost apologetic for their talents. A very common mistake singers make is saying sorry for their gift. Maybe they don’t use those words but their body language and negative mindset portrays it.
Before you walk into a performance, rehearsal, recording studio or high pressure environment remind yourself: “I have the right to be here.”
Don’t apologise for your work. Throw that thinking away, it does not serve you and surround yourself with positive people who support your goals and build your self confidence. You deserve nothing less.
Say these things to yourself: “My voice, my talent, my training, my hard work, my financial investment in myself and my music earns me the RIGHT to shine!!”
What other people think is none of your business. You’ve earned it so own it!
When you are about the enter a high pressure situation, just remember this is your time to give your talent and to shine like a star that you were meant to be. There is no use in shrinking to make other people feel better about themselves.
Go forth and sing!
This post was written by Kathryn Lowdon