Have you ever swore up and down that you couldn't do something, and then all of the sudden, get a fire under your ass to just go out and do it?
That happened to me recently. Regretably, ever since I have been playing shows I have been very hesitant to book 3-4 hour shows because I was afraid. I was petrified that I couldn't hold a room and would just dissappear into the background if I didn't have a lead guitar player or other musician playing along with me. Guess I needed a crutch. 🙂
Well, after some soul searching, a lot of practice and some great advice from my friend and fellow musician, Rob Anthony, I finally bucked up and booked a 3 hour show at Patriot's Pub in St. Charles, MN (great bar BTW) to do all by myself.
After it was all said and done, all I can say is, what the hell was I waiting for?
Now, I am pretty fired up and am in the process of scheduling all kinds of solo gigs. This will certainly open a few new doors. And just think, the only thing stopping me was me. I just needed to get the hell out of my own way.
How about you? How are you standing in your own way? What have you been afraid of doing that you know you could and should do? Then ask yourself, what could I do to light a fire under my ass to get it done?