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Real power, tone, and phrasing comes from RELAXED INTENSITY on the drums, and in life. This is my take on something I learned from the great Jim Chapin that I never forgot and still refine every time I play!
Go back and have fun watching the original classic 1980’s movie The Karate Kid! I loved this movie growing up, but there are a lot of great lessons to take into life. Here, I go into my top 3: sharpening your FOCUS, surrounding yourself with great people and seeking MENTORS in your life, and the power of compounding precise and disciplined DAILY REPETITIONS in your PRACTICE. Have fun watching this movie and sharing it with others, and take your focus, mentors, and practice to the next level!
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This is a powerful concept, that could also be put like this: ‘learn to see that which is far away up close, and that which is close from far away.’ Detach from the little things that don’t matter seeing the bigger picture, but RIGHT NOW act quickly not wasting even a moment.
MACRO PATIENCE to me means the value of patience, pulling back, and compounding over years and years. Have BIG patience that the tiny course corrections made now will make a big difference over time. You can accomplish more than you think in 10 years time!
MICRO SPEED is having a no bullshit stripped away lifestyle. Don’t waste any time, be decisive and ACT! Millionaires are never created by winning the lottery, but by investing one dollar at a time.
This is about a Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset. If you give your best EFFORT, even if it is a failure you will grow and learn! Show up, come as you are, and give all you have. Focusing on the daily effort instead of the end result keeps us in the flow of the moment, and not stuck in the anxiety of perfectionism.
Our environment affects how we think and the work we put out, and this starts in the space that we visit to grow our daily practice. In this video are some habits to bring your practice space to the next level, and some lessons I’ve learned the hard way!
How you move is how you groove! Drumming is all about MOVEMENT, the dance of motion. The 2 pillars of drumming we need are REBOUND and MOMENTUM. Let’s incorporate this into a quick fun warmup with music to strengthen our fundamentals DAILY!
The small things you so everyday impact your life exponentially over our brief time on this earth. Your mind is like a garden, plant the right seeds to impact your subconscious mind first thing in the morning and before bed, using the tools of: Habits – Reflection – Clarity – Mastermind
Space is powerful, resist the urge to always fill this up! Space is where your creativity, confidence, and sense of who you really are comes from. Creating space also allows our minds to slow down and get into FLOW. A full mind is an anxious mind. Create space, don’t add but DELETE, and watch what happens!