As we move forward in our career it’s easy to wake up one day and realize we haven’t really invested in ourselves in years. I know, cause I’ve been there too. We get so busy dealing with the day-to-day stresses on our job, trying to balance life-work commitments that we don’t take time to invest in ourselves. We become dependent on our employer to provide or pay for training, and when that doesn’t happen we usually stop taking the time for personal development. After all, we have so much else on our plate, and we don’t believe we “have” the time or money.
If you get so busy that you don’t invest in yourself, where will you be a year from now?? Don’t believe me, but you will be waaaaay behind, since the world is moving at an accelerated rate.
In this Jamming with Jason episode, I discuss two “gods” of the strings (Itzhak Perlman and Jimi Hendricks) that we can learn a lot about how to become an expert in our craft. It takes, blood, sweat and tears … of daily / weekly / monthly consistent dedication … and a mindset to “make” the time or money investment in ourselves.
Learn how these two individuals put in the time to become icons of their instruments, since after all they are a great example of investing in themselves.
Do you want to be perceived by others as an expert? Of course you do, so why not put in the investment necessary to become an expert and move your career ahead.
If you want to be at the top of your game, you have to make time and invest in yourself. If you don’t do it, nobody else will think it’s important either.
When we do invest, we may not become “gods,” but the sky in definitely the limit on what we can accomplish.
And if you are a nerd about music like I am, here are some links for you to see how amazing these two experts are what it took them to get to their expert status.
Watch Itzhak Perlman perform Schindler’s List with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at:
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Purple Haze (Live at the Atlanta Pop Festival):
Here’s a link to learn more about Jimi Hendrix from the Rock N Roll Archeology Podcast: http://www.rocknrollarchaeology.com/rock-n-roll-archaeology/2018/6/23/episode-12-machine-gun
Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
A drama based on Jimi Hendrix’s life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.