But, you do need to share just a bit of what is deeply meaningful to yourself if you want to take advantage of the very best way to get motivated. There’s nothing like making yourself vulnerable in front of others to get YOU to pay attention to what you’re doing!
Here’s how I’m putting this idea into practice to make myself accountable for my violin practicing this month, and how you can join me and piggyback on my self-exposure! 🙂
Last Spring, after taking a look at the score, I accepted to perform Rossini’s “Un Mot a Paganini” on October 2nd because I knew that saying “yes” would cause me to keep practicing over the summer, and maybe even improve my violin technique. The piece is NOT easy. In fact, it’s a little daunting…
The LAST thing I thought I’d do was to expose my practice sessions to the public while learning the piece! But, that’s exactly what I decided to do yesterday, by recording every single session and posting it online. (Yes, I’m crazy!!!)
I figured… what better way to motivate myself to practice what I preach to all my students, than to show them that I really practice what I preach, and show them how I’m going through the same stuff every other performer goes through, and how I deal with it. The technical, mental, emotional, and all other aspects of performance. Every day.
I’ve often told my students that “practice is performance, and performance is practice”. Well, my practice sessions sure will feel more like performance over the next 30 days, FOR SURE. So, wish me luck!!!
Actually, can I ask you to please do more than that for me? Just take 2 minutes to sign up and watch the welcome video, and share it with the musicians you know. Then, come on over to the new Facebook group I’ve created specifically for this challenge so you can follow my process and share in the conversation. Keep me company!
or…BETTER YET…I’ll support you while you do your OWN 30 Day Practice Challenge!
WATCH & JOIN HERE:
I’m starting TODAY!!! Won’t you join me and improve your music-making? It will be sure to be LOTS OF FUN and EXCITEMENT, and you’ll be sure to feel GREAT about yourself for doing it!!!