Sunday, September 23, 2018

Isolation Is Our Friend


Isolation Is Our Friend

Group think can be a good thing.  Group lessons are
worthwhile, classroom work is good and congregations and gatherings are sometimes necessary, however, the real work is done by yourself.  Practice alone.  Study alone.  Work alone, with intensity.

Do you want to get really good ideas, or gain a skill you’ve never had before?  After tutoring, then head for the practice room, or your room.  Close the door, eliminate distractions and then go to work.

Go as slow as necessary, with forethought about each action, each touch, each step.  Once mastered, proceed up to an acceptable speed for mastery and performance mode.

Isolation is OK if you do it right. 

And doing it right means careful attention, one note, one step, one skill at a time until you put it all together. 

It’s not rocket science, but it is developmental science.


Thoughts for Improving
Whatever Needs Improving!


P Michael Biggs
Words of Encouragement
Words of Inspiration


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Just Ask


Just Ask

We learn by asking.  We learn from others, their wisdom,
their experiences, their talent. 

And when we ask specific and pointed questions, that is the best learning lab in the world.

I remember being a newbie on a job a few years ago.  We had a computer program that was DOS based and I was having a horrible time mastering and remembering the steps needed to make it work.

I asked my partner at the next desk for 2 hours one Monday.  I took notes, I put my hands on the computer and he guided me to a comfortable level of skill on this program. 

However, I had to ask. 

I’ve learned a lot of drum licks by asking. 

Whether you are a musician, entrepreneur, or build bridges, we ask from those who are better and more skilled than we.

A growth lesson I continual learn from and use.


Thoughts for Improving
Whatever Needs Improving!


P Michael Biggs
Words of Encouragement
Words of Inspiration

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Where Does Improvement Live


Where Does Improvement Live


Look at this picture.  Get it firmly in mind for what we are about to chase.

Some of these phrases might become your new mantra. Maybe, perhaps.

~I can.
 ~I am capable.
  ~I will.
   ~I desire.
    ~I want.
     ~I see myself doing …
      ~I am going for it.

Commit to any of these, follow up with the will and practice, study, book learning, and mentoring, and you can turn these mantras into active and living accomplishments.


Thoughts for Improving
Whatever Needs Improving!


P Michael Biggs
Words of Encouragement
Words of Inspiration