How do you stay present when the heat is on?
We had this great question come in recently from a fella who is struggling with staying out of his head during high-pressure situations.
You know the feeling right?
You’re about to do something out of your comfort zone and BAM dry mouth, shaky hands, blank mind, whatever your flavor of panic is, starts to creep in.
The good news is… THIS HAPPENS TO EVERYBODY. You are not alone.
So here’s what I shared with this great fella to get back to the present moment when the stakes are HIGH and the armpits are moist. I think you’re going to find it helpful too.
I’ll see ya in an upcoming class! Check out what we’ve got coming up next, here.
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Kathy Martens says
I could listen to you say that like, a million times. Never ever gets old. This technique has saved me in so many ways, Josh. THANK YOU!!!
Josh Pais says
I’m so happy to hear that Kathy.
Have a beautiful day.
Thank you, Josh. I’m an actress and voice teacher who deals with performance anxiety when I sing solo in front of other people, oddly enough! Not with my students or my teacher, but when I sing in front of unfamiliar people my body and mind disconnect. I’m working on it… 🙂
Josh Pais says
I hear ya Laura.
The game is to use the body energy of whatever you call performance anxiety as creative fuel as opposed to something that you need to manage or decrease.
Use it – it’s actually there to help you – not hinder you.
John Reoli says
Just listened to this before preparing for an audition for a lead in a film. Prior to listening to this I could hear your voice, “Stay in your body.” “Play with chaos, lyrical, etc.” Since part of the audition is improv of the script, and it was weirding me out, I’m just gonna let the present guide me for that. Thx, Josh.
I’m sure you rocked it out!
They’d be lucky to have you as part of their project, John.
Great hearing from ya
Love this one. Took little “reminder” notes on it.