Remember that John Mayer song with the line “I’m bigger than my body gives me credit for”?

I used to think he was a pretty arrogant guy because of that line, but I realized recently that he’s kind of right.

When you don’t think you can do something, chances are you won’t be able to do it.

If you think you’re small, you’ll act small.

If I don’t think I can record an outstanding acoustic guitar part, I am most likely going to royally botch it. If you don’t think you are capable of producing impressive mixes in your home studio, you probably won’t.

There’s a fine line between arrogant and confident.  If you’re arrogant, no one likes you. If you’re confident, people seem to gravitate towards you and believe in you.  If you believe in yourself, you tend to get better results.

Now I’m not trying to get all mushy on you, but this stuff is important.  If you constantly tell yourself you can’t make great music in your home studio, you will never make great music in your home studio.

It’s that simple.

Practice having a little confidence and see what happens.

Part of gaining confidence is increasing your knowledge and “bag of tricks.”

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Joe Gilder
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