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  • Writer's pictureVal Bastien

Midpoint Assessment

Updated: Jul 4, 2021

Time flies! Summer is here and July has just begun. We are at a halfway point through the year so this is the perfect time to stop, review, reflect, adjust or formulate new vocal goals for the rest of it.

In my 2021 New Year post “Claim Your Power”, I asked you to look at your singing and identify what specific steps you could take in the direction of your dreams. If you wrote down a list of resolutions, go grab it right now and have a read!

So... How are you doing so far?

According to close to 75% of Americans make New Year's resolutions. Meanwhile, explains that “a study conducted by researchers at the University of Scranton found that 23% of people quit their resolution after just one week. And only 19% of individuals are actually able to stick to their goals long term (two years, in the case of the study).” Where do you stand?

If you were able to implement your resolutions consistently, congratulations! That's wonderful! It talks to how serious you are about your voice and to your eagerness to meet your target. You set realistic goals and you are well on your way to meeting them. Commitment is a huge part of success so the fact that you have been keeping with your resolution is a great achievement in itself. But that's not all. There is an opportunity to up the ante to exceed expectations.

What? You didn't follow through with your resolutions? Oh no!!! That is disappointing... How come? What held you back? What changed along the way? Did you get discouraged? Have you lost your passion? Why? Is something not working with your singing? Have you come to a wall?

First, lets identify what, vocally speaking, those potential obstacles might be...

Is your tone bothering you?

Is your voice cracking in the middle of your register?

Are you losing control when the melody goes higher?

Is your voice tired after rehearsal?

Is your pitch all over the place as a result of poor vocal technique?

Do you like the overall sound of your voice?

Is vocal fatigue an issue?

All these problems are easily fixed with the RIGHT strategies. If you want to advance your singing skills and fully utilize your talent, you must be honest with yourself to identify your weaknesses and reach out for help.

Second, think about whether any of your life habits got in the way...

Do you procrastinate?

Do you watch too much television?

Is your work-life balance reasonable?

How is your energy level?

Is your schedule too busy? What can you let go of in order to make room for singing?

Do you easily get distracted with other projects or hobbies?

There are solutions to ALL these problems. When there's a will, there's a way! It's not too late to make a change.

I have more great news for you: enrolling in singing lessons together is one of them. A priority actually. Of course there is the obvious benefit of understanding correct vocal technique that will dramatically increase your skills. But it is also the consistency of weekly singing lessons that will motivate you to practice and give you the accountability you need to replace less productive activities with taking charge of your singing evolution.

Grab that list from earlier and rewrite your goals.

Now let me be blunt for a moment. I want to HELP you become the BEST version of yourself.

I want you to meet every SINGLE vocal goal on that list. I want you to WIN.

Stop playing it small with your lack of commitment and other excuses that are making you waste time because you are sabotaging your DREAM! And that is time that you can NEVER get back. So make every minute of your day count.

Feel inspired. Get back on track. Get in your BEST vocal shape EVER! Open yourself up to new opportunities by creating the life you deserve.

If you are ready to take a turn in the right direction by making a change that will matter, contact me so that we can chat about how to unlock your talent and maximize your vocal gift and musicality. I have opened up a few spots on my calendar to talk to you about your renewed vocal goals. Hit me up!

Go get it,



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