What is performance anxiety?
It’s a fear or phobia caused by the anticipation of a performance, on camera or live, performing to a crowd size for as little as one person to thousands of people.
It can arise months before, moments before, during and after the performance itself.
It’s a problem that affects you both on and off “the stage”.
How can unmanaged performance anxiety hold me back?
When butterflies turn into vampire bats it can cause us to…
freeze or get flustered during presentations/ performances
forget lines/ lyrics/ message
appear insecure and unprofessional
sabotage important opportunities
become more afraid of taking future risks
become less resilient to failure &rejection
lose self confidence
adopt poor coping mechanisms/ lifestyle habits
feel like a fraud/ failure
become depressed and anxious
Who gets performance anxiety?
Whether you’re completely new to being in front of an audience or have 20 years experience, we are all prone to performance anxiety under a variety of circumstances.
The most obvious people affected are singers, actors, comedians, dancers, speakers, athletes, educational leaders and teachers. However, it can also affect the confidence of less obvious types of people such as business executives, sales professionals, politicians, interviewees, employees speaking to superiors and students giving speeches/ presentations at school.
It can even effect those trying to impress someone on a date or inhibit their courage to ask for a date in the first place. The list goes on…
Performance anxiety can truly affect any type of person at any time.
Even though my fear is crippling, I always perform well. Do I have it?
Performance anxiety manifests in two different outcomes: it either causes you to publicly fail, or you publicly succeed and feel like a failure underneath.
As mentioned above, the feeling of “butterflies” is usually a healthy nervousness. Tiny vampire bats with machines guns is not.
Irregulated or chronic stress is dangerous and over time will damage mental, neural and physical health.
What causes performance anxiety?
There are not limits to the reasons behind someone’s inability to manage fear and stress. Here are some common examples:
feelings of unworthiness or not being good enough
fear of being criticized or judged
trauma of past failures
lack of self awareness
lack of self acceptance/ confidence
lack of strategies and tools to control fear
poor lifestyle habits
social anxiety or social phobia
Do I need to be “good” at performing or perform professionally to join this program?
No! You do not need to be a “good” performer or even be in the entertainment industry to take this Program.
This Program is for absolutely ANYONE looking to improve their confidence, leadership abilities, power and impact in front of others.
All you need is the desire to perform your best in all aspects of your life.
Regardless of your intentions, at the end of this program you will gain more awareness, confidence and self respect which can offer boundless amounts of joy, peace, health and passion in your life, regardless of your job.
I’m a regular performer but still get debilitating stage fright, am I in the wrong field?
While some people seemingly have a ‘natural ability’ to get up in front of others and crush it, it doesn’t mean the ones who aren’t naturals shouldn’t be in the field they’re in.
Just because you have stage fright doesn’t mean you’re not on the right path, it just means you need to look a little closer at yourself and target the root of your fears so you have the power to control them.
Even “naturals” have fears and some of the best performers in the world have had to work really hard at managing their stage fright.
The self- awareness this program offers, helps you to discover whether you truly need a drastic life change or are just lacking some simple stress management tools to help you manage your performance fears.
I have a really busy life, will I still be able to participate in this program?
Absolutely! Each of the 5 modules takes roughly 30 minutes to read through. You have 1 week to get through each module.
The time you spend on journaling, meditation exercises and breath work, etc., will be up to what you’re willing to commit to, but certainly do not need to be heavily time consuming day to day.
No. Any opinions or recommendations given on herbs, supplements, equipment, or external tools to help you succeed will be entirely your choice to purchase or not.
Opting in for 1-on-1 coaching will have an extra cost in addition to the Online Performance Mindset Program.
Will I have extra costs after purchasing the program?
Someone who doesn’t value positive change and growth mindset
Someone who is afraid of stepping outside their comfort zone
Someone who has been diagnosed with a social phobia or serious mental illness (please submit an email for further discussion before committing)
Someone who is not willing to address their fears and mental blockages
Who is the Program NOT for?
The Performance Mindset Program is for you if you…
desire to gain more happiness, self confidence and self awareness
are invested in improving the quality of your craft and your life
are interested in the science behind fear & stress and desire to learn fear management
are sick of leaving your success up to fate and are committed to taking control of your lifestyle habits
are willing to let go of perfectionism and unafraid to be authentic
are willing to be courageous