GUITAR TUTORIALS FORUM2

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  • Swim your own race

    October 20, 2020 by

    Note to self Learn everything about the challenges you face. This will help you make better decisions before asking for advice There will always be people ready to tell you what to do. Some may be good for you and some just the opposite of what you should do. Sometimes you will receive an advice… Read more

  • Time

    September 26, 2020 by

    Note to self: Make it count We sacrifice our health to make money.We then sacrifice money to fix our health. We get so anxious about our future that we don’t live and enjoy the present… and so, we neither live in the present nor the future. We live as if we’re never going to die… Read more

  • Relationships

    September 25, 2020 by

    Note to self: Forge deep connections Reflect on what your dear ones may expect out of you and the relationship. I had a thought that my 8 year old would love to play soccer ⚽ and work on his cubing algorithms in the first hour that he’s up. So I dedicated about 30 min every… Read more

  • Personal Growth

    September 14, 2020 by

    Note to self: It is a lot easier to control and design your environment than having to fight over willpower to accomplish what you set out to do – our ancestors did not need a lot of “will power” to be slim or fight obesity, their environment made the difference. Improve productivity by keeping eustress… Read more

  • Personal Growth

    September 10, 2020 by

    Note to self: A lot of tiny actions with attention to detail can result in something wonderful overtime. However small, do something everyday, working on your dreams. You’ll be amazed to see how far you’ve come one day, soon enough as time flies. I have committed to writing 2 lines of my original guitar instrumental… Read more

  • Personal Growth

    September 9, 2020 by

    Note to self: Here’s something to help prioritise what’s important in life. Think of these as the various “accounts in your book” The Three Categories are: “Being,” which includes your intellect, spirituality, and physicality; “Relating” – or the relationships and communities you participate in; “Doing,” which covers work, finances, hobbies, and pursuits. Name as many… Read more

  • Personal Growth

    September 8, 2020 by

    Note to self: Sometimes new roads appear out of nowhere or a tree unexpectedly falls down blocking your way. Pay attention to the changes around you so you can reassess where you’re going – using your plan for life as a GPS. A GPS reroutes your journey without judgment or criticism. And the vision of… Read more

  • Personal Growth

    September 6, 2020 by

    Note to self: Developing a habit of doing away with self-pity and putting gratitude in it’s place makes you stronger If you let other’s opinions influence your actions, you are authorising them, the power over your life Don’t hold on to bitter thoughts about someone else. You are granting them more power over you and… Read more

  • Courage and Resolve

    September 5, 2020 by

    You can’t selectively shut down emotion. You can overcome it’s power over you by claiming your “fear routine” or “habit” Often, “Your Inner Critic confirms your worries that you aren’t good enough” “Listen to your Inner Critic without granting it free rein over your life choices” Ask your inner voice again saying: “Redo please, I’m… Read more

  • Courage and Resolve

    September 4, 2020 by

    With courage and resolve, there’s no telling the great distance you can cover, what you may accomplish or how much you can achieve. And we’re still waiting over it? Identify the role fear plays in your mundane routine and “autopilot mode”. Often it’s so buried deep within that you don’t even realise it’s fear underneath.… Read more

  • Courage and Resolve

    September 3, 2020 by

    Hard work and intense enthusiasm will get you farther than a “natural aptitude”. Take courage to jump into unfamiliar subjects, with a firm belief in yourself, guided by your passion. It will definitely be outside your safe zone for a while. But when the time comes, you will be able to perform at the peak… Read more

  • Courage and Resolve

    September 2, 2020 by

    Stay pledged to doing what you love. Avoid getting stuck over a meaningless routine. Ensure your actions are conscious and intentional. Work to find your Achilles heel – the specific aspect of the music that needs problem solving – Roberto Diaz, star violinist. Also by the author in the “enjoyable learning” series: One-One Online Guitar… Read more

  • Courage and Resolve

    September 1, 2020 by

    Focusing on simple goals will help you achieve more difficult ones. Remember that effort is of great worth than “inborn” natural aptitude or skill. A perceived “lack of inborn talent” can be over powered with effort – and yes, it is built over time. Also by the author in the “enjoyable learning” series: One-One Online… Read more

  • Personal Growth

    August 29, 2020 by

    Be willing to take calculated risks. Decide before you have all the information in hand. Make a trade-off. You may loose your chance of a potential multifold gain. If you stick to your comfort zone, it’s detrimental over time. Also by the author in the “enjoyable learning” series: One-One Online Guitar Lessons powered by Google… Read more

  • Personal Growth

    August 29, 2020 by

    Be patient and invest in yourself. It takes time, growth is organic. It’s like it’s on a fixed scale moving inch by inch over time. Have a fixed plan and be methodical in your approach. Else, you’ll have to start from the ground up very often. Also by the author in the “enjoyable learning” series:… Read more

  • Personal Growth

    August 29, 2020 by

    Search for, and network with people who are already doing what you love to do. It’s much easier in today’s connected world. If you love an article and it’s close to what you want to do in life, send the author a LinkedIn request to connect. Overtime as you try to grow your network, you’ll… Read more

  • Persistence

    August 28, 2020 by

    Be mindful of the steps you plan to take to reach your goals. The more firm they are with nothing abstract about it, the better are the chances you’ll get there sooner. It’s like having a map in your hands that tells you exactly what turns to take to reach a destination vs having a… Read more

  • Persistence

    August 28, 2020 by

    If we re-imagine our goals to be something more closely connected to our individual circumstances and present times, we’ll definitely be more likely to continue to pursue them. Imagine a “you” on how you’ll look and be, when you’re sixty five years old – in as many details as possible for just 3 minutes every… Read more

  • Learning

    August 27, 2020 by

    Building a solid foundation may take time, but surely will be more rewarding. Approach the difficult path of slow learning willingly and enthusiastically. Enjoy the process and the beautiful nuances of the subject. If you start driving your car around before you’re ready, you’ll get a dent and be discouraged to drive again.

  • Learning

    August 27, 2020 by

    How do you make any line you draw look smaller? Draw a bigger one beside it. Learn something harder than what you want to learn (In and around the same subject or context). And come back to what you want to learn – it’ll actually seem easy. If you learn to solve a 3*3 Rubik’s… Read more

  • Learning

    August 27, 2020 by

    A key aspect of learning is to repeat what you’re learning overtime. It’s nothing different from learning to drive a car. It will then become a behaviour so automatic, you’ll be surprised. Give it time, keep at it.

  • Learning

    August 27, 2020 by

    When you’re up to learning something new, workout short spaced out sessions throughout the week. Spaced repetition builds memory. Move through various modes and means of learning the same subject – through books by different authors , videos and articles on the same track (do not graze ofcourse). It should all point to the same… Read more

  • Learning

    August 25, 2020 by

    As much as possible, get into a hands on, project based immersive learning. This brings you as close as possible to the subject. Experiencing the material first hand rather than just reading about it prepares your mind to get used to the new environment you’re trying to get to. Start writing a novel if you’re… Read more

  • Learning

    August 25, 2020 by

    Learning can seem daunting at first. Break it down into smaller chunks and repeat until you’re thorough. Give it time, resist the temptation to run. Once you’re thorough with the broken down parts, work on putting them all together. Repeat. This will help you get the foundations right and help you stick to it.

  • Learning

    August 24, 2020 by

    When you begin learning something new, focus on the meta-content first. It tells you how the content of the new subject is arranged. This gives you an overview and you get a glimpse of the big picture. It’s information about the content. Do not start off absorbing info randomly. This is so tempting in today’s… Read more

  • Willpower

    August 24, 2020 by

    Willpower usually relates to goals you may want to achieve in life. Break down dreams into goals, goals into steps. Dreams are long term, maybe 10 years from now… Goals are shorter – in about 6 months from now… Steps are what you do day in day out to achieve them. Write down in as… Read more

  • Willpower

    August 23, 2020 by

    Developing a strong willpower in one aspect of your life influences another, completely different area for good If you gather enough will power to sustain your habit and love for a hobby, it’ll invariably have a positive impact on something completely different – like performing better in your career

  • Willpower

    August 23, 2020 by

    Imagine willpower as a muscle. The more you train, the stronger it becomes. Start by making ever so tiny changes or tiny habits for good. It’ll grow stronger like the power of compounding interest over time, you’ll be amazed.

  • Mastering Anything

    August 22, 2020 by

    Once you have learned the rules, think freely and don’t be afraid to bend or break the rules. Freestyle has almost always lead to innovation, creating something new and unique. Then you begin to notice that you’ve got your STYLE. You’ve practiced it so often than it’s now second nature. It’s truly a behaviour that’s… Read more

  • Mastering Anything

    August 22, 2020 by

    Sometimes, all you need is a mentor. Someone who’s been there, done that. It simply saves you the time and effort to not reinvent the wheel. Look for resources, start networking and get your mentor onboard For, masters have always stood on the shoulders of giants and surpassed them too!

  • Mastering Anything

    August 21, 2020 by

    Do not try to run, or walk – just crawl. As much as we want to run, learn things as quickly as we can and become a master – the opposite is true. Don’t even try to walk, just go at a crawling pace. It will be dry, boring and seem to have no reward.… Read more

  • Mastering Anything

    August 21, 2020 by

    Focus and direct your attention towards learning and not immediate weatlh or financial reward. Enjoy the process itself, of learning what you love and what you’ve always wanted to do. It can be just 20 minutes a day, but do it every day. Do not doubt the power of the human mind – where repetition… Read more

  • Mastering Anything

    August 21, 2020 by

    Trust with all your heart, mind and soul – follow your heart and listen to your inner voice. It’s your unique destiny after all! Pay attention to your inner calling, muffled by peer pressure and suppressed within.

  • Mastering Anything

    August 21, 2020 by

    If we can learn from the masters – the way to achieve mastery in anything we please, then the notion of “inborn talent” gets nullified. For anyone with access to what the masters did, will in time, become a master himself. A creative and open mind is something that can absolutely be developed

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