The Performer's Mind
By Bianca Fenn
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Do you ever feel consumed by self-doubt and disabled by insecurity? The Performers Mind is based on things that have helped me through my own battles and those of my singing students. It is here to help performers but is relevant for anyone who needs to perform in any capacity of life; parents, teachers, managers, students…. humans. The Performers Mind is especially for those who feel the desire, the push or pull of needing more from life. It’s for those people who know they could do more than they currently are, if only they could get past that thing that is holding them back. Have you asked for help only to be greeted with gentle encouragement and a sweet voice of a loved one, telling you, “You’ll be fine”? Do you recognise you need a kick up the butt, you need to face the reality of the issues that are holding you back so you can move past this awkward stage? The Performers Mind details some fairly obvious truths, but also some different thoughts for you to consider in the most direct fashion possible. The aim of this book and podcast is to get to the point quickly, give you some alternative ways to view your situation and encourage you to get on with it so you don’t waste any more of your precious and limited time on this earth. By facing your fears and anxieties, I believe your life will develop, your performances will flourish and you will achieve what you are meant to achieve in your life. You’ll become a person of influence and an inspiration for those in your world as you step into your full potential.
||CleanPodcast #11 - Feelings||How important are feelings?Do they guide us towards the best path for us?Feelings come and go, they vary from one extreme to the other - so how can we rely on them?Fear and nerves are also feelings but is there more involved in that? Is it normal or ok||25 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #10 - Interview with Bradley J Green - PART 2||In this interview, Brad openly discusses some of the ways he's changed over the years. Starting out as someone who felt the need to prove himself to his peers in the industry, to figuring out who he is as a musician and being comfortable in what he can||11 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #9 - Interview with Bradley J Green - PART 1||In this interview, Brad openly discusses some of the ways he's changed over the years. Starting out as someone who felt the need to prove himself to his peers in the industry, to figuring out who he is as a musician and being comfortable in what he can||4 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #8 - Judgement||In this podcast, Bianca discusses the issue of 'competition' in an industry that is primarily opinion based."We live in a very critical world made up of people just like us, who pass judgement and compare themselves with others.Perhaps the fear we carry||27 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #7 - Interview with Simone Gill||"Simone is a great mix of natural talent and hard work in a positive, warm and relaxed personality."- Nick BrownSimone is a perfect example of humility AND confidence. She has a reputation for being extremely capable and someone who is very easy to w||20 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #6 - Perspective||In this podcast, Bianca reminds us of the big picture.So often we get caught up in things that ultimately don't matter. We waste our precious energy on worry and 'what ifs'. Performers can also carry too much responsibility. Bianca shares her own bat||13 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #5 - Interview with Dr. Lisa Young||Lisa is known for her improvisation which is driven by rhythm, expression and harmony, inspired by a range of nations. She is a founding member of the all female vocal group, Coco's Lunch and she is a passionate and engaging workshop leader and lecturer||6 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #4 - Preparation, Practice & Mistakes||I love the feeling of being prepared.However, I have had to learn that preparation isn't everything. In life and on stage, mistakes happen and things go "wrong" (not as planned).Are mistakes a bad thing? Can they be a positive experience for the perform||30 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast #3 - Interview with Dave Evans||Dave Evans is well-known around the Melbourne music scene as an excellent musician and a lovely guy. He's been performing professionally for over 14 years as a bassist and keys player.In this podcast, Dave shares openly about his experience managing the||24 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Insightful.. Valuable.. Thought-provoking..
The Performer's Mind is an incredibly insightful podcast exploring the mindset of those in the performance industry. However, Bianca's advice is applicable to anyone striving to achieve a better self-awareness. A seasoned performer, she offers years of authentic, personal experience and industry knowledge that has the potential to benefit anyone willing to take the time to listen! An incredibly valuable tool for those struggling to overcome personal fears and a lack of self-belief in any area of their personal or professional lives. I couldn't recommend this podcast enough!