Here’s a link to the trailer for the Russian SEASON FINALE I’ll be on: https://www.instagram.com/p/BpWh3_fAsh2/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
It airs this Sunday in Russia.
How do I get better at performing under pressure?
I’ve been on several TV shows:
Xtra Ordinary (Indonesia)
Now, Incredible People (Russia)
Each time, I was asked to memorize superhuman amounts of information in a short amount of time. Things 99.999% of people in this world currently can’t do.
It’s always “do or die”. I get one chance…no retakes. Make 1 mistake and I look like a fool in front of thousands…or even millions of people.
No pressure, right!?
This is how I do it AND how I know I can do it…
Before I walk out on stage, I’m usually nervous. But I’m always excited because I know I have the ability.
Nerves show you care and that you are human. Everyone gets butterflies before performing. They become less of a factor the more “stage” experience you have.
In that moment, if you haven’t put in the time to train (and don’t know your limitations) you will regret not putting in the practice…and you’ll be thinking about failure.
I have trained virtually every day for the last 2.5 years, so I know exactly what I can do and what I can’t (yet) do. This is key.
So when a TV show asks me to be on, I can tell them what is possible for me and what isn’t. Once I know the specific challenge, I play out all the scenarios and start training HARDER or FASTER than I will on TV.
Remember, you should try to make training harder and more stressful than the actual event. That way the event seems easier.
Even though I know I can do it on TV, there is always risk of losing focus and making just ONE mistake. That actually happened to me during rehearsal for this upcoming show I’m on. I lost focus, tried rushing through the information and said the WRONG thing. It was embarrassing…
BUT, it was the best mistake I ever made. It was just rehearsal, so it didn’t matter…and it made me focus that much more for the actual show.
I knew I could fail on TV. But what good does that thinking do? What good would it do if I stayed at home, afraid to TRY?
For me, there is no risk. I grow as a person every time I experience something BIG like a TV performance. The emotion and energy are unexplainable.
I still feel imposter syndrome from time to time. But I remind myself every day how amazing I am and how much work I’ve put in.
I am confident and comfortable with what I can do.
YOU should be too.
So how do you perform under pressure and succeed?
Put in the work, train stressfully, visualize yourself succeeding. When you’re prepared, you will know…and you won’t be thinking of how you will fail, but instead how you will succeed.
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