Re: Time to start living
I'm in the Music Business and do a lot of Mentoring to Bands that are Starting out.
In the dressing room pre-Show, someone always asks if they are 'Nervous' which could be very much likened to Approach Anxiety facing a Audience.
But one Female Singer told me something that really hit home.
She said 'I never think about either way, I just go on Stage and do my stuff'
Like you I was always Shy myself but I've learned to overcome that, with eye contact and a smile and just as important is being a good conversationalist.
So my advice for what its worth is to 'Mirror' this Singer and disconnect any anxiety by not thinking about it.
The Power in a Relationship always goes to the one who cares the least