This week has been different than usual. I'm away from home on work, taking students to perform overseas. So today, rather than share my regular top tips, wins, and preview, I wanted to share a little more about why I started this blog. As I write this I'm not sure I can give my full … Continue reading Full Cup Friday?
I started this blog with the aim of clarifying my thinking, acting on my desire to publish, contributing to significant conversations, and building up a body of work for future use. More recently, I've been challenged to create value for people, my audience, my readers. If you're reading this, that's you. As I work out … Continue reading A Change is Coming – I’ve Got the Call. What About You?
"I am a good musician,I practice repetition.I listen, sing, compose, and play,Getting better, everyday." I composed this little ditty a few months ago. All my students - at least, those above the age of 7 - know this by heart. There are several gems of importance here. I get better through practice.What kind? Using repetition. … Continue reading The Four Dimensions of Musical Learning and Beyond
Rare and valuable skills are necessary for you to grow into the work you love. Read on to find out how, with the lessons I'm learning from the author of "Digital Minimalism" - Cal Newport. Today on Think It Through Thursday, I continue my exploration of Cal Newport's 2012 release, "So Good They Can't Ignore … Continue reading Go Dare – Grow Rare: On the Quest for Work You Love according to Cal Newport – Part 2
At work, as in life, I am seeking to apply the Hybrid Consonance concepts: Deep Work, Deliberate Practice, and Cultural Intelligence. In other words, how to choose a more focused study, work and personal life, given the cultural, economic, social, and environmental conditions of our workplaces, families, and communities. Part of a more focused life … Continue reading Aware, Care, Share: Identify, Develop, and Unleash Potential