This is Part 1 a two-part series on how to sing better by setting yourself up for success.
Loose the Confusion.
To become more skilled in anything requires having a clear vision for what you want to do and a plan for how to become that vision. Without that plan and vision it is easy to make some stabs at some of what you want to accomplish, but if you don’t know where you want to go, you probably won’t get there.
Identify Your Character Strengths
You have areas in which you are quite accomplished and strong. When you use your strengths to reach your goals, you end up working with more ease. Calling upon your strengths to reach your goals makes it more likely that you’ll succeed.
Character Strengths Assessment
Prepare yourself to create your path toward your singing and performance goals by doing a personal assessment of your character strengths. Here is a free character strengths survey you can take to help you discover your strengths.
A Shameless Vision for Your Singing, Performance and Artistry
Next, boldly envision what you want for yourself with your singing. Ultimately, where do you want to take it? Given your answer, one year from now what is your vision for yourself as a singer/performer/artist? Write it down.
Here’s an example of a vision statement from one of my clients.
“A year from now I can sing with ease through out my range. My voice is equally strong in my higher range and lower range. I am taking every-other-week voice lessons and improving steadily. I sing weekly at open-mic night. I have a good relationship with an accompanist who I work with weekly. I have 5 songs that are performance ready. I have opened for at least 2 well-know local bands in local shows. I feel proud of my progress.”
Creating a bold vision statement for yourself helps you to clarify not only what you want, but it also allows you to check out those desires realistically. If my client had written that his one year goal was “I am going to be the go-to performer in my community in a year,” he would have realized that it was unrealistic. He first has relationships to forge in his local musical community, vocal technique he needs to develop, and performance skills to hone.
Creating a vision for your singing also keeps you motivated. Why are you spending 20 minutes a day vocalizing? Oh, yes! To reach your goal of x. It also helps give you determination to overcome obstacles and barriers that might come your way.
In two weeks, we will look at how to implement your vision – how to you make your vision a reality. But to get there, you have create the vision now.
Plan a time now to sit down within 5 days and create your vision statement for success with your singing goals. What is it you really want? What strengths can you use to become that vision? What is your motivation to reach this vision? Who do you want to support you along this journey? How can you regularly re-motivate and refresh yourself so that you can stay faithful to your vision?
Then in two weeks, come back to this space to discover how to implement your Shameless Vision for how you can sing better and be the artist and performer you want to be.
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We at Shameless Singing Music, Nashville, TN are fully committed to and constantly learning more about not only the best techniques for singing, but also how we humans (both younger and older) learn and how we humans can more fully benefit from sharing music and singing. Lisa also trains singing teachers and is a certified Be A Singing Teacher instructor. We teach worldwide via Skype and in our Nashville studio in the Berry Hill neighborhood.