As an Actress, Singer and Dancer on stages for years who previously had Stage Fright, I think I can help answer a few questions about facing fear and anxiety. Performing may seem like a task only made by super humans, who seemingly get on stage and don't show any fear and seem to be having a great time. Well, there's your first remedy. Let's get to it.
1. Try to have fun.
Just go with it! You can only be as good as you are. Or wait can you? Well, that tip is down below. First things first. You've got to have the guts to do it. Don't forget performing is fun. Anything that's exhilarating is a little nerve-wracking at first, but ultimately it's something you'll have fun doing. Anything that we're having fun doing is typically exciting with a touch of fear, but fairly easy to do, right? It's just those first times that throw you for a loop. Just try to live in this excitement, embrace the fear and then enjoy the...
What you charge to perform is a huge topic and one that can be confusing. As a Specialty Act in Las Vegas for corporate events, I have great insight on this subject. People call and ask me what I want to make, and if I answer wrong and charge too much I can lose the job, likewise if I charge to little I can lose the job, but the biggest concern are those who undercut other artist's pricing to get the job. It hurts you and the industry. Let me tell you the various reasons why.
First consider this. When you get a job, you are making a connection and it's hopefully a connection that will bring you more and more jobs in the future. As gig workers we meet a lot of connections. We have to make sure those connections continue to thrive and bring us work because that results in more and more connections and more work in the future.
Levels of talent
Here's something to consider and why it gets confusing. All of us are...