Month: July 2014

Sometimes, it is better to steal than borrow

So then, what do I mean by that title? First off, I’m thinking in terms of music and the arts (actually, it could be any pursuit where you use others ideas). In this context, borrowing is simply taking an idea, not

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How I made the leap to pursue a career I love, version 2.0–what I did wrong and what you can do to avoid the same mistakes

The previous post on this issue was the easy part–the stuff that worked, the things that went right. This post is even more important though–what I did wrong, what you can do to avoid the same thing. The mistakes I

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Making the leap to pursue the career I was put here to do–Version 1.0: what I did right. 

I have had many folks ask how I made the transition from corporate work to work that is centered around my passion or, as I like to say, what I was put here to do. A vital part of this

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It’s Ringo’s birthday! (well…yesterday it was)

Yesterday, July the 7th was Ringo Starr’s birthday and, as many of you know, he is a hugely influential drummer for me. I consider myself a song drummer, and Ringo is the patron saint of song drumming. He’s also the

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My first teaching memory

I recently read a quote that good teaching is good talking. And I grew up around good teachers and good talkers–my mom and my stepfather were both teachers. So, even though I figured out late in life that I was put

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It’s Not What You Do, But How You Do It

I just spent a day recently hanging out with some of the folks I used to work with back in my record store days. Wonderful people, and we all had a grand time. And, looking back on it, that period

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