Create Another

Patti Smith: “I can’t do this. I don’t know what to say.” Sam Shepard: “Say anything. You can’t make a mistake when you improvise.” Patti: “What if I mess it up? What if I screw up the rhythm?” Sam: “You can’t. It’s like drumming. If you miss a beat, you create another.” {Patti Smith,┬áJust Kids,Continue reading “Create Another”

Turn the Page

Every learning experience requires us to confront the discomfort of the plateau; that moment when our enthusiasm flattens out with the realization that as far as we’ve come there’s still a long way to go. In that moment we can decide that “this is good enough” or we can summon the resolve to turn theContinue reading “Turn the Page”

Achievable Challenge

I started playing piano in early January. For the first month I did scales for 15 minutes a day to build up some strength and dexterity in my hands and fingers. But I didn’t decide to learn piano for the sake of scales so eventually I started messing around with some real songs. My daughterContinue reading “Achievable Challenge”

Why You Should Tell Your Friends About Your Goals

During a “year in review/year ahead” conversation with two of my best and most trusted friends and advisors, I shared that one of my goals for 2019 is to regularly post video content on LinkedIn. That conversation was about three weeks ago and it’s been gnawing at me ever since. Having put it out there,Continue reading “Why You Should Tell Your Friends About Your Goals”