Conquering Life’s Stage Fright – Mark Schulman

Posted By Linda Tucker on Jan 18, 2016 |

Mark Schulman has played drums with some of the greatest performers of our time: Tina Turner, Cher, Billy Idol, Beyonce and Pink, just to name a few. But long before he was voted one of the “Top 3 Pop-Rock Drummers” in the 2014 Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll, he was putting in the long hours practicing his craft so he would be ready for opportunity when it came knocking. And knocking it did. Mark has performed for an estimated one billion people over the course of his 27 year-long career, so it might surprise you that he’s had his share of stage fright to overcome. Mark Schulman has learned to harness his fear to be helpful rather than debilitating, and has written about his experience in his new book, Conquering Life’s Stage Fright. As you’ll discover, Mark has a heart as big as his talent, and a zest for life that is contagious. We hope you’ll join us for this week’s episode to hear how Mark’s story teaches us that:

  • Clarity, capability, and confidence are the keys to succeeding in your craft.
  • Anything worth the effort takes those Malcolm Gladwell “ten thousand hours.”
  • Not all fear is bad fear. The “good kind” of fear is that fire-in-the-belly that keeps you pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone.
  • Failure can be disguised as a pivotal moment for growth, if we’re willing to be open to the lesson.

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