You moved forward in leaps and bounds when you were starting out.
But now you have to grind through hours of practice for just one small step forward.
This would be fine if you were guaranteed results.
But sometimes that hard work pays off. And sometimes it doesn’t.
And when you DO grasp something in practice, it mysteriously slips through your fingers again in performance.
You’re left doubting whether you’re on the right track at all.
Maybe you’re beating your head against a brick wall. Putting wasted effort into something that will never deliver a worthwhile improvement.
But some musicians seem to be playing a completely different game.
It’s as though they just find everything easier.
They quickly and effortlessly achieve goals that have escaped you for months.
Are they simply more talented than you?
Perhaps they’re natural performers – and you’re not?
So now you’ve got to ask yourself:
Is it really worth grinding out hours and hours of practice? When you don’t know if it’s actually making a difference.
Maybe you could never practice again – and still play at the same level.
But maybe stopping now would just be wasting all the time and hard work you’ve already put in.
Here’s the deal:
I was in this place myself a few years ago. I know that frustration well.
I fumbled around making progress through trial and error. And although I WAS still moving forward, it was painfully slow. I knew I was capable of so much more.
And I was my own worst critic. I’d tear my performance apart after gigs and walk away feeling like the weakest link.
Like I’d let my bandmates down.
But then I made a discovery that massively increased the level of my playing – and my enjoyment – almost overnight.
It turns out that there IS a difference between you and the musicians who make it look easy.
But it’s in what you DO, not who you ARE.
The problem is that you’re working hard. But you’re not working smart.
Play your best every time no matter how high the stakes
Most musicians miss one crucial insight:
There’s always a gap between your potential – and what you actually achieve.
Increasing your potential is a slow grind (we'll look at ways to speed this up a bit later).
The smart approach (that almost no-one takes) is to focus on closing that gap. To squeeze more out of what you’ve already got.
Do you suffer from the same symptoms that I used to?
All this because, deep inside, you know you’re capable of doing better.
But you just can’t get it out there.
Don't you believe that’s just not right? That music should be a joy – not a source of pain and self-doubt.
This has nothing to do with your technique.
Athletes are measured on their physical strength and skill. But they choose to spend precious practice time working with sports psychologists.
Because the tools to achieve your full potential are in the mind.
ITF research on the top 100 tennis players attributes 40% of their success to their mental skills – rather than technique, strength or fitness.
The figure for the top 10 might be as high as 70%.
And it’s the same for musicians – at any level.
If you’ve got your mental game straight, then you deliver more consistently in practice and performance.
Have you spent 40% of your practice time training your mind?
Or even just 4%?
I’ll tell you exactly how to do this later. But here’s what it gets you:
You’ll play consistently at your best. Especially in those moments when it really counts (whether that’s on stage, in the recording studio, or just “performing” for your own personal enjoyment).
You’ll get into the zone more often. This pushes you way above your usual skill level. But it’s also where you’ll experience the most joy while playing.
Most of all, you’ll feel happy and proud of what you achieve. Now you know you’re delivering your best – rather than feeling you’re not living up to your potential.
Basically, your current mindset is producing your current results.
If you want to transform your music, then you need a new mindset.
It’s the key to true enjoyment of practice and performance.
Take a massive leap forward even if you've been stuck for ages
Once you commit to rewiring your brain, you open the door to a transformation that you can’t get from normal practice. Or from music lessons.
I’ll go through the individual aspects you need to focus on in a moment. But know that this is all trainable.
And it’s just as important as physical technique.
As Olympic diving coach Jeff Huber put it:
And studies from golf show this holds true for all levels – from beginners all the way through to the top pros.
When you start down this road, you’ll probably find some easy, quick wins. A few minutes work might deliver similar results to hours and hours of normal practice.
And those results immediately apply to all areas of your music – not just an individual piece or technique. So musicians who don’t make a deliberate effort to train mental skills are missing out on a massive opportunity.
It’s not a one-time boost either.
You’re opening up a whole new area where you can keep making progress for ever.
And there are direct implications for how you develop physical skills too.
I’ll explain a bit later how both self-belief and the flow state can massively speed up your learning.
But most musicians don’t work in this way. Usually because they don’t realise just how important it is.
I ignored all this for years myself. And paid the price...
I practised hard without much to show for it. I often caught myself wondering if it was really worth the effort.
And I always felt that I should do better at the gig.
I was thinking too much. Trying too hard. But I didn’t know how to move beyond that.
After one particularly awful gig, I realised that just working harder wasn’t ever going to change things.
So I went looking for an alternative…
And stumbled across a tennis course focusing on sports psychology – with results that were more dramatic than I could have imagined.
I was suddenly much more consistent without changing my tennis technique at all. And more – I frequently found myself playing shots I didn’t know I was capable of.
So, when I came back from the course, I wondered if I could apply the same ideas to my music.
That weekend, I took a bigger step forward than I had in the whole previous year.
And the next couple of weeks brought similar massive gains.
There was still a huge amount of work to be done.
Translating concepts and exercises from sport to music. Experimenting to discover what worked best. Then practising systematically.
But, provided I kept at it, I kept improving.
Those moments of “Wow – how did I play that!?” have become more and more frequent.
Musicians I admire often approach me at gigs and jams now to compliment me on my playing.
And the exercises I’ve developed work just as well for others. So now I teach and write about this in order to spread the word to more musicians.
When you join the exclusive group of those who DO train mental skills, the results will speak for themselves. Other musicians will sit up and take notice.
You’ll no longer doubt whether you’re good enough. You’ll feel worthy of the audiences you play for – and the great musicians you play with.
And you’ll gain the confidence to take the next big steps on your musical journey. Whether that’s performing, having your own band, recording an album – or whatever you’re dreaming of.
Feel fearless with music in any situation
Chances are, you have some massive misconceptions about performance anxiety.
Pressure is something every musician must face.
Whether you’re on stage in front of thousands of people.
Whether you want to record the perfect take.
Or whether it’s just the pressure you put on yourself to get something right when you’ve been practising it for hours. For weeks. Maybe even for months.
I’ll explain in a moment how you can use anxiety or pressure to make your playing BETTER – not worse.
But first you need to understand how to neutralise the negative effects.
Most musicians will tell you to get out and perform lots.
But this is slow at best – one pro drummer told me that playing gigs 150 nights a year for 5 years did it for him.
For me, it brought some progress. But it was painfully hit-and-miss. And after a while it stopped altogether.
And, for lots of musicians, it doesn’t work at all.
Luckily, you can feel fearless and completely in control of your playing without leaving things to chance. Or waiting until you’ve performed thousands of times.
You just need to understand what’s going on. And then train in the right way.
This frees you up from worry. Anxiety will show up much less often – and now you’re comfortable with it even when it’s there.
Even if something does go wrong, you know can continue confidently without missing a beat.
This new freedom leads to better, more enjoyable performances. And you can express yourself more.
Then you can use pressure to reach new heights.
You’ll start to see that it’s simply a source of energy. It’s how you direct it that leads to “good” or “bad” impacts.
As you learn how to harness it to take your playing to the next level, you’ll actually get disappointed when “pressure” – your new friend – ISN’T there.
Introducing Unlock Your Performance
Unlock Your Performance gives you everything you need to train your mental game for peak musical performance – whatever your instrument, style of music, or level of technical ability. You’ll make a big leap forward faster than with any other “traditional” practice.
Up until now – like most musicians – you weren’t aware that working on your mental game was an option. And you didn’t know about the huge benefits that you can get as a result. And so – through no fault of your own – you were missing out on a massive opportunity.
But now that you know this, you have a choice.
The tools that the best in the world use to chase peak performance and explore the boundaries of what’s possible are out there – and they’re available to the rest of us too.
This is an integrated system rather than a heap of disorganised information. The right lessons in the right order. Everything you need – nothing you don’t. You won’t waste time and effort blindly trying lots of different things.
Training about thought processes can be hard to implement – even if the concepts are valuable. Unlock Your Performance gives you practical exercises and concrete steps designed specifically for musicians. You don't get vague instructions like: “Just think of this and this…”
You get lifetime access to everything: videos, audios, worksheets and more. You’ll be able to fit the course to your lifestyle – even if your schedule is busy or unpredictable.
"The most important thing for me has been having these little things you do actually in the moment of playing – they’re bite-size and very understandable and easy to do once you practice them. Making things more concrete has been a useful part of the course for me.
And I certainly wasn’t expecting at the beginning of the course to have this amount of personal help, so that’s been a really good aspect too.
I would definitely recommend the course. I can’t imagine anybody who wouldn’t find it useful. If you’ve spent your whole life on this mental side of music and you’ve got it all down then perhaps it’s not for you, but I think the vast majority of us musicians are focusing on the musical skills and don’t spend much time thinking about this mental side. I’ve found it really helpful and I’ve definitely been talking about it with my friends and musician colleagues as I’ve been doing the course and saying how good it’s been."
- Chris Bestwick (Guitarist)
"I’m a singer-saxophonist gigging regularly and aiming to be a full-time solo artist. I’d been performing for twenty years but suffered from nerves and never really performed at my best on stage. This course was a game-changer - it was only six weeks long and yet I’m now probably double the performer I once was.
I’m much more confident on stage and I know how to deal with my nerves. Even better than that, I can now pull out far better performances under pressure than I would in my practice room. Performance has gone from being something scary to something exciting!
Mark was there every step of the way to talk things through with. His humble approach made it a comforting experience.
If you’re prepared to put the work in, I would highly recommend this course! There’s a lot to learn and practise, but it’s completely worth it. Serious game-changer for performers, aspiring or professional. Thanks Mark!"
- Bryony Rickard (singer/saxophonist)
"I would certainly recommend the course, in fact I have recommended the course. It’s really useful in any form of performance, and a lot of life is performance.
I found that it’s given me tools to not just accept ‘Oh god, there’s another one I’ve ruined by tense muscles’, but it’s given me tools to actually improve that and to relax much more, and it’s given me conscious things to focus on both in practice and performance. I like the fact that there are copious notes."
- Micky Astor (guitarist)
"Before joining the course I was concerned that it might be too difficult or that it was “just another course”. As a result of taking the course, though, I became more objective about my own playing. I lost my fear of making mistakes, and learned how to use what skills I already had and to be more optimistic about being able to improve step by step. Mark gave very full feedback on assignments so it has felt like a supportive conversation.
An unexpected result is that I have also got better at asking other players how they do things rather than trying to pretend I already know – I didn’t anticipate that.
I would certainly recommend the course. In the past I have looked for people who can show me how to play. That can be useful, but really the only person who can learn how to play is yourself. This course focuses on the mental attitudes and practices you need to do that. I was very pleased with the course."
- John Bayley (guitarist and singer)
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The bootcamp means that you have me with you every step of the way. This is where you turn everything that you’ve learned inside the course into progress that makes you proud.
I’ll get you to email me your answers and comments as you go through the work. This allows me to send you individual feedback.
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The bootcamp will kickstart great results for you. And if you can maintain that momentum then the breakthroughs will keep on coming indefinitely.
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Resource #3: Community & Support ($94 value)
Making big changes is tough. The difference between those who succeed and those who don’t usually comes down to who you’ve got in your corner.
Although the ones who set out to struggle through on their own seem “brave” and self-sufficient, they’re just making things much harder for no good reason.
Unlock Your Performance doesn’t leave you to do it all yourself. I’m on this journey with you – I’ll get to know your name and what you’re working on. And I’m there to help you out with whatever you need as you go through the course.
The private forum is the main way we’ll do this. It provides a safe and friendly environment where we can talk things through – just ask a question about any aspect of the course and I’ll get back to you with an answer.
But it also allows you to connect with other like-minded musicians. You’ll get inspiration and motivation from seeing their progress. Or just share your experiences with some sympathetic ears.
"The format of the course means that I can pick it up as and when I have free time, which is really helpful. I've actually had no problem finding the time.
Mark has been great – you can discuss on the website itself. And just having that contact with somebody instead of it being a very faceless course – there's lots of those out there, where you don't really get to know the person and in a lot of ways you don't really trust them. I have a lot of trust in Mark and it's very reassuring to have that point of call.
I 100% would recommend Unlock Your Performance. I've only been doing the course for a short time really, three months, but already I've found a huge improvement in my music. So, for anybody learning an instrument I would recommend doing it for yourself and seeing how you get on. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing if I can improve any more than I have already.
I used to think that you're either musical or you're not. So you're born with that ability to get up on stage or you're born with that ability to practice well. And that's something I always thought that I didn't have. But I discovered that you can work on that, and you can get better with practice. I've seen a huge improvement in my enjoyment levels of playing and performing, which is something I never thought I would ever be able to do."
- Sarah Gallagher (singer-songwriter)
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Upgrading your mindset will give you a big leg up. But that doesn’t mean that you can forget about practicing technique from now on.
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"It’s been life-changing – as a musician it will help immeasurably. Anybody, whatever stage they’re at as a performer would stand to benefit from this.
I really liked the material that you put together – I thought there was a really lovely fit with the exercises. You offered to be our personal guide until it became natural for us to guide ourselves. You had my back."
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When you use the techniques in Unlock Your Performance to rewire your brain, you’re joining the select group of musicians who focus on the skills that really matter.
You’ll get more enjoyment out of playing and performance. You’ll beat performance anxiety and feel completely in control. And you’ll make a leap forward that other musicians notice and respect.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes. UYP works for singers, for any instrument and for any style of music.
It’s all about the mental skills involved in making and performing music so all the concepts and exercises are as relevant and as effective for singers as they are for instrumentalists.
There are students joining the course from countries all around the world. The US dollar is the currency that’s most familiar globally and so that’s what I use.
Eventually, you can get serious long-term progress by spending just 5 minutes a day on the exercises in the course (though you’ll get quicker and bigger results if you’re able to do more than this).
You’ll need to put in a couple of hours’ work per module first – to go through the lessons and get used to the exercises.
But you can go through the course at your own pace.
And this small investment of your time will pay for itself many times over. You’ll be able to get similar progress from a few minutes of mental training as from hours of “normal” music practice.
You will receive INSTANT digital access to the course. After you sign up, you’ll get an email straight away with all your login details and the link to access the dedicated course website.
Which means that just minutes from now you could be well on your way to skyrocketing your music performance...
There's nothing to ship, and you'll have access to the entire training program, plus bonuses, for life.
You can access the course on whatever device you prefer. Phone, laptop, tablet etc - they all work just fine.
The lessons are primarily delivered through video, but there’s audio and text too if you prefer. Plus, you get downloadable pdf worksheets and checklists to support the key concepts and exercises.
You may be wondering: “But do I really need this?”
Well, you could just carry on as before and keep getting the same results you’ve always got. Since you’ve read this far, though, I’m guessing that’s not really what you want.
Are you really happy with the level your playing is at? And with the progress you’re making?
If you want to play consistently at your best and truly enjoy your music, then adding in mental training is really the only sure way to go about it. You’ll take a leap forward that you simply can’t get from normal practice or lessons.
It’s an investment in your playing that will pay itself back many times over.
You could put together a system like this yourself. But the cost of tracking down all the information would be about the same. And it would take you a lot longer.
(That’s before turning all this into practical exercises and testing which ones work best for you)
And if you go down the route of getting one-to-one coaching then you could easily be paying 10 times as much.
Alternatively, you can benefit from all the work I’ve already done to design and test a system that’s effective and practical. (And you’ll avoid the many dead-ends I went down on the way)
Sign up today and get on the fast track to success – you’re missing out on potential progress with every day that you wait. Just 30 minutes spent going through ONE of the modules might change your playing more than all the practice you’ve done in the last 6 months.
Imagine that every time you get up to perform you play freely, without fear, and at the top of your game. If you want to see a transformation like this, then Unlock Your Performance is the most effective way to do it.
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