One of the biggest blessings in my life is when singers send me messages of their experiences. Candid, brave and inspiring stories.
I paid close attention to the messages and emails from those of you who completed our workbook + training: 9 Q's to Find Your Unique Voice. I realized that you were talking about so much more than just singing. You were discussing what I Heart My Voice is really about:
- Being brave and trusting your own voice.
- Following your heart — even when everyone else thinks you’re crazy.
- Knowing that you have something special to offer and not stopping until you find your voice and live your singing dreams!
I hope you snag your copy here before I no longer can offer it for free. And if you missed last week's "Free Your Voice - Headphone Exercise" training, get it here.
OK, now confession time.
For years I compared myself to singers I admired. Artists who seemed to be doing everything I dreamed of doing — singing, writing songs, recording, traveling the world performing and using their gifts to make a real contribution to others.
If you’ve ever done this, you know how miserable it makes you feel.
I imagined these “successful” artists had all these resources that I didn’t. Things like more talent, money, better connections, superhuman focus that just wasn’t a part of my multi-passionate brain and a team of dedicated A&R buzzing around their every need.
Thankfully, I had a much needed wakeup call backstage at American Idol. My vocal coach at the time was one of the coaches on the show and she gave me tickets!
There I was in the green room with J.Lo eating fruit right beside me and hearing all the contestants rehearsing, and I thought, "Wow, every single singer is out-of-control, jaw-dropping, through-the-roof talented!'
It was at that moment I had an epiphany and made a shift in my mindset:
I realized that talented singers are a dime a dozen
Once I stopped wasting time and energy getting sucked into what I now call “comparison delirium” and I started taking consistent action, I had an even bigger realization:
Every one of my assumptions about what “successful” singers had that I didn’t were total B.S.
I was making up excuses. Pretty lame excuses at that.
The truth was, I was afraid I wasn’t good enough. That I didn’t have anything unique to sing about. That people would judge me, criticize my voice and call my creative passion a joke. I had piles of limiting beliefs about myself, my artistic capabilities and pursuing my singing dreams.
But the REALITY was actually this: I already had everything I needed to turn my voice + life around.
I had what matters most: I had heart. I had passion. I had the willingness to commit to a higher standard, to learn new things, step outside of my comfort zone, work hard and never give up!
I believe you have that too. I know with every beat of my heart that...
You have everything it takes to actualize your deepest and truest potential.
It doesn’t matter how much time, talent, money or experience you think you lack — you were born with everything you need to reach your highest creative possibility.
But what holds most of us back are excuses. Excuses about why other people can do things, but we can’t.
Excuses are destructive. They’re self-made prisons that keep us trapped in mediocrity and music mayhem. And we’re the only ones who hold the key to our freedom.
Over the years, after working with hundreds of singers 1:1, I’ve seen every excuse in the book that holds many of us back from doing the work to become who we're meant to be.
If you suspect at least part of what’s holding you back might actually be you...
If you suspect you've been competing, instead of creating...
Then I know you’ll get enormous value from this final video clip from my Sing With Intention course.
P.S. Tomorrow I'll be opening up to you my 4-part video course, Sing With Intention!
If you are ready to 10x your singing success, be on the lookout tomorrow for our limited-time pricing only available this one time for our first launch. 😊