Welcome to coaching corner - a space encouraging discussion about the not-so-musical part of being a musician. Let's talk.
Being a Musician is pretty sweet. We get to create something beautiful, put our heart and soul into a piece, and have audiences connect with it – it's truly magical. But at times, no matter how driven and dedicated we are, that feeling of being stuck, unable to move forward and develop can capture us.
What causes this feeling of being stuck, and how can musicians break free from it?
Musicians may feel stuck due to a lack of inspiration. It's not uncommon for musicians to feel like they've exhausted their own creativity or hit a wall when it comes to finding new sources of inspiration. This can lead to feeling like there's nowhere to go, nothing new to explore, and no way to evolve as a musician. This feeling is also a sign that you may need to check in with your purpose. Are you being true to yourself?
A common factor is a fear of failure. For musicians, failure can come in many forms – whether it's a failed performance or album, a negative review, or simply not feeling like you're living up to your own expectations. This fear can be paralyzing and can cause us to hold back from taking risks and trying new things.
besides fear, another common obstacle that hinders creative development is self-doubt. It’s easy to second-guess your abilities when you see so many talented musicians out there, doing seemingly amazing things. However, it’s essential to remember that everyone’s journey is unique, and there’s no one correct path to success as a musician.
I believe it's essential to take care of your mental and emotional health as an artist. Being a creative individual can be challenging, and sometimes it feels like there’s a lot of pressure to produce something groundbreaking all the time. Acknowledging that you’re not always going to be “on” is crucial, and finding ways to care for yourself and your well-being can help ensure that you have the energy and passion necessary to keep moving forward
Are you feeling stuck?
Why do you think you're stuck?
What have you done to get Unstuck??
Remember; Seek out and reach out. You don't have to figure everything out all by yourself. When you're stuck having someone around to pull you out makes getting unstuck so much easier.
Candace - Happy Musician Coach
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