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How to Manage Your Career by Kelly Swingler

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PART IV

Case Studies/Stories

Case Study 1—Tania Rose

Tania Rose works as a coach for singers and performers. Let’s look at one of her stories about two singers waiting for an audition.

Sally is nervous. That’s what she’s been telling herself all day (“God, I’m sooo nervous. I wish I wasn’t nervous. I can’t handle this nervousness!”). She sits in the waiting area to be called, wringing her hands, trying to breathe in and out like her mum used to tell her before the school play would start as a kid. She’s is trying to relax, tries to distract herself from even thinking about her cold hands and her body’s shaking by disengaging from the whole idea. “Don’t think about it,” she tells herself. “Think about other things.” She withdraws within herself ...

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