Don’t devalue yourself, remember you are the product in this case. Be that cool shiny new thing that all the kids want for Christmas and you will be on your way. IN other words leave out the part about batteries not being included or some assembly being required.
When someone pays you a compliment say thank you! Don’t do what so many people do and say something to downplay it. “Hey nice shirt.” you should say thank you not, “It’s not as good as the one the monkey stole.” People do this all the time so stop it already would you. Never ever devalue yourself in others eyes I know its hard to do cause your silly like that but stop it already would you. Humans are shy for some reason about accepting any type of compliment. I’m not saying be a raving lunatic like a spider monkey on crack. You can still be humble without being an idiot. Accept the compliment thank them for it and if you can compliment them back, just make sure your authentic.
By the same token don’t downplay your bi-products either. They are just as important as the product itself. You are the product right and anything you make or do is a by-product. So be the master of accepting a compliment. Who’s the Master? I said Who’s the Master. What you don’t know that movie ah well. Your merchandise is awesome, stickers, shirts, cups, pens, mugs whatever it is it’s amazing! Also, never attack yourself on stage during a show. If the crowd doesn’t get what you are doing it is not their fault. Don’t point it out unless it WILL HELP YOU, otherwise you are taking away from yourself, others and the venue you are playing at. Which in turn doesn’t help your case. If a song or joke goes bad, don’t say it sucked on stage. Don’t say you are new, don’t say this is a new joke, or the first time you are playing THIS song. Be strong about your performance while up there, off there and anywhere. Con-fi-dence!!!!
What else could you need to know about this subject? Well there isn’t much to it really just learn to accept a compliment and play up your skills and products and don’t be ashamed of yourself. so let me just say this, I really like the way you read our blog day after day, you do it so well and with such dedication. Now you say “Thank YOU!” and that’s all folks!