As an independent full-time musician, I don’t get a lot of peer feedback. I don’t see a lot of co-workers or managers in my field, I don’t get any yearly reviews. And I’m sensitive to criticism, so putting myself in a place where I might receive criticism was hard.
Eleven put my fears to rest. They wanted to know what success looked like to *me,* and how they could help me advance *my* goals. The folks there looked at the things I’m doing and how I could do them even better.
Did I advance my goals? Did I see success? I sure did! I improved my recording quality, made decisions that streamlined my schedule, earned more money, and learned things. And though that is wonderful and useful and what I set out to do, I think the most important part of my time with Eleven was that I felt less like I was “trying” to be a “real” musician. It really helped my impostor syndrome.