Are you trying hard and still are you frightened to be " out there"? You want to overcome your fears , not shrinking in front of " some " people and you still do it?
Well it happens...
If you want to play your violin you want to be able to accord your own cords and knowing exactly how to do it!
When I started my television career my agent was sending me to different kinds of auditions and I still feel in my throat the lack of voice I could experience. I was literally shrinking, in my mind I was feeling like they should not have wasted time with me, after all! I did not feel worthy of their time and yet they kept calling me....
Well, do you know something?
One day they offered me to present at the Arena of Verona, a Roman Amphitheater where I was admitted to present the singers in the beginning of the evening ..to an audience of more than 10000 people!
Can you imagine? The amount of spectators in front of me, the sounds of their voices, the sound of the cameras and the assistants, the singers behind the curtain... I can still hear the guitar played by Mick Hucknell by the Simply Red band... He was young and so talented!
His voice was really impressive and all I can tell is that I was feeling overwhelmed and soooo scary to introduce him to the big Arena of Verona!
And ... I finally did, I can hear the echo of my voice saying at the microphone: "Signore e Signori"- "ladies and Gentlemen"
"Ho il piacere stasera di presentarvi: Buon Anno Musica!
"I am glad to present you: " Happy New Year, Music "!
So did I work on my "state "? On my "presence"?
None of these!
I did not have any tools; I wish I had...I just went on with my fears and kept on fighting the butterflies in my stomach...
The other day I had a client who is a violinist; she is tall with long fair hair, intelligent eyes, captivating smile and of course beautiful hands.
She told me that she loves being part of a big orchestra and yet whenever she has an audition she is scared, she becomes apologetic, and she shrinks inevitably...
How sad, right?
How many orchestras will be deprived by such a talented creature?
I decided to help her to fight her internal voice, the critical one and I worked with her...finding ways to be " present " and to change her state so that she won't be "shrinking" anymore...
How did I do it?
There is magical in Nlp and there is magic in each of us . We all have resources and we just want to find them .
The New Code Nlp works greatly...together with "presence".
It is not enough to be able to change your " state"mentally, you want to feel it in your body...
So how are you feeling when you want to change your "state" ?
Well, you can start with your breath, focus on it as much as you can, become a master in it, the more skilled you become in your breathing pattern the better you will reproduce it before entering in a frightening situation.
And much more tools in Nlp will help you finding YOUR way to excel and fight your fear.
The more calm and focused you will become...the more your violin will sing in front of the orchestra and your talent will shine through!
Have a wonderful week everyone!
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