One thing I know for sure is most artist I coach, no matter how successful, have hang-ups about their music ability… Typically I hear:
- I can’t sing (or “I don’t have a natural singing voice”)
- I don’t like the quality of my voice
- I listen to [insert Artist name] and my [insert instrument] playing sucks compared to them.
- My songwriting is rubbish.
- The audience are not feeling my live shows.
- I have massive stage-fright.
When you look at the most successful artists in the world, it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking they were born talented with the confidence you see today. The reality is quite different. Did you know Adele still struggles with stage-fright? How about Ozzy Osbourne, Luciano Pavarotti, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Rod Stewart, and Barbra Streisand? And Ed Sheeran once could not sing like he does today.
Check out this incredible video of Ed revealing one of his earlier tracks which never made the top of the charts:
And how is this for a thought? Every great musician once never knew how to play their instrument.
Music is an incredible lifelong journey and there is one guarantee I want to give you – if you keep practicing you are only going to get better and better. There really is no substitute for hard work, but if ever anyone tells you that don’t play well enough, your live show sucks or you can’t sing, let it motivate you to prove them wrong.
Feeling inspired? Try a coaching session with Mark to get more inspired than you ever imagined.