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By Selena, 13/05/2022, Category:Confidence and Mindset, Unlock your vocal potential
So, there are a million different ways to become a better singer.
Some practical and technique-cal, some to do with mindset and attitude.
I recently came across an approach known as the four C's created by author Dan Sullivan. It's a formula that can create growth and achievement in any area of life.
So how does it make you a better singer?
Well, as singers, we all want to be more confident, right? Even singers who generally feel pretty confident (like me) … we'd always be happy with a bit more of it.
So the first of the four C's is Confidence. That's the top level. That's where we want to get to. That's the feel-good place, right? It helps us enjoy our singing more and make a better impact on our audiences.
But what comes before that, what allows us to achieve confidence?
Well, this is something I've mentioned before in other blog articles about singing confidence. (So Sullivan's ideas back up my own.)
Yep, capability, ability, competence, skill, the good-old ‘being good at something’. Yes. This is the mundane fact that when you're capable at something, you feel confident in it.
Weirdly, a lot of singers somehow have this idea that they should be able to feel more confident in their vocals without an increase in their skill-set. You wouldn't think the same about playing the guitar or doing sport, right? Well, it's just as vital.
Of course, you know, I'm always here to help you with that, when you're ready to give it a go.
So what comes before capability?
Well, according to Sullivan, it's Courage. I like this.
Courage is the willingness to take action despite fear, worry or doubt. It's a place of being up for taking risks, trying new things, going beyond your comfort zone. That's where you grow and become more capable.
I have to say, I think I call up my own courage pretty much every day. Whether it's performing a gig, promoting myself as a singer to unknown people , teaching new students or… writing and sending out emails to you.
How about you? Do you call up courage often?
So finally, what helps us find our courage?
This guy Dan says it’s Commitment. Yep, I definitely agree with that.
There's studies that show, the speed and amount of progress you make in music, is determined by your levels of commitment to it.
When you're committed to something, it gives you the staying power and determination to forge ahead despite obstacles and pitfalls.
It keeps you going despite uncertainties or discomfort.
It's the magic pill that stops you quitting and helps you hold to your vision.
So what do you think? Why not take these four stages into your life and your way of doing things?
Commitment, courage, capability, confidence.
They'll definitely make you a better singer. Maybe even a great one!
And the beauty of commitment is that it starts as a single thought in your mind. It’s entirely within your control. It’s a small but significant decision.
It takes but a moment.
So do it today, commit to your vision, desires and aspirations and start the conveyor belt that leads you to being a powerful, confident singer.
And if you want my support on any level, feel free to book in for a Free Consultation so I can help you achieve your goals.
But first, let me know what you think of this formula in the comments... and your experiences in relation to any of these 4 elements . Thanks!
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