In the world of singing, confidence isn't just a nice-to-have; it's a must-have. It's the bedrock upon which performances are built, the fuel that propels singers forward, and the secret ingredient that can turn a good performance into an unforgettable one. 

But what if confidence doesn't come naturally to you? 

How do you reach new heights in your singing career if you don’t feel confident?

I would be willing to bet that you’ve tried these affirmations:

I am confident
I am successful 

Or variations of such. And because they feel false or fake, they might have actually made you feel worse? 

If you find yourself nodding and agreeing with me, then you are just one of thousands of people these mantras don’t work for. Because your innermost beliefs just don’t align with those statements, and that’s OK!

So, how do you grow those feelings of confidence, of success?

You pivot those affirmations to 

I am becoming confident
I am becoming successful

Try it - how does it feel to switch up those affirmations?

I love this switch because “becoming” statements acknowledge that change is a process, and they give you permission to grow into that feeling. 

Building confidence is about planting the seeds and nurturing them as they grow. And that takes time, so remember

Incremental change is still change. 

Every small step you take towards building your confidence as a singer is a step in the right direction. Whether it's practicing positive self-talk, taking lessons to improve your singing, or simply showing up and giving it your all during rehearsals, every effort counts.

So, to all the singers out there who may be struggling with self-doubt and insecurity, know that you're not alone. I encourage you to embrace the journey of becoming the confident, empowered performer you aspire to be. Even if you don’t feel like it right now, never underestimate the transformation that cultivating confidence can have. 

Your voice deserves to be heard, and with persistence and self-belief, you'll soon find yourself soaring to new heights you once only dreamed of.