Episode 68: Remove the Mask

In order to keep growing we have to be open to that growth. In other words, Check the ego.

When we begin performing we start out nervous and uneasy. As we continue growing and we start to gain fans we become susceptible to “The Large Ego Complex.” We feel untouchable, we feel like nothing and no one can destroy what we have built. It's addicting. The result? Skipped rehearsals, slacking on presentation, blaming the audience for “bad shows,” expecting other people to cater to you and just bend to your will. We all have the capability to reach that point. I did. I hit that point hard and for a very long time I was KING! How do you prevent it? How do you dig yourself out of it?

Humility.

You can’t hide behind a mask. You can’t hide behind your ego, that feeling of indestructibility. You have to strive to stay humble when you want to blow up. Keep yourself open to feedback, seek it out. Never stop taking the criticism in stride. There is a difference between knowing you are great and Acting like the greatEST. You are Great! Keep Going...

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Episode 67: You Are Human

Being a performer is amazing, but the best part of being human is the ability to care and be passionate about more than one thing.

We work hard, there is no denying that, but we also must live a FULL life. Part of doing that is experiencing new things and finding what else we enjoy spending time on. If you focus solely on one thing you will get burnt out and if prolonged, you will end up hating the very thing you once loved. We have to stay agile in our passions. It is human nature. Performing will mean that much more if you also spend time exploring other interests. In no way should you stop performing, but find interests that enhance what you do and make you feel good about yourself. Have Fun!

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Episode 66: Dress the Part

Performers must set themselves apart from the moment we arrive. There should be no doubt that you are there for a purpose.

People go to live events and shows for an experience and as the performer it is your job to give it to them. You appearance is a big part of that experience. People want to see a ROCKSTAR on stage not someone in t-shirt and jeans. You have to dress the part of a performer. Even before you are on stage, you have to appear as if you are there for a purpose. Put thought into what you want the audience to see while you are on stage. Do you want them to see someone just strumming away at a guitar? Some random guy doing a handstand? Some girl just playing with a hula hoop? Or do you want them to see a serious performer that takes their job seriously. Your job? To give them a show.

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Episode 65: Permission to Dream

Dream Big. Dream Huge. Having a dream is incredibly important because a dream is a goal you are passionate about.

Setting yourself a goal is a great way to push yourself to improve and make moves. So you have a long-term goal (the dream). How do you get there? The how is your short term goals or the little steps you have to take to reach that dream. Think about what you can do this week, today even, that will put you on the path toward that dream.

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