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TAKE ACTION: I’m about to share a story with you that I’ve never shared here before.
About a year or so ago, my dad and I were talking about creating a charity concert, where we would bring together local musicians to perform, and then give the proceeds to a worthwhile cause. My response was “dang that’s a solid idea, I’m going to make that happen.” I didn’t say “I’ll think about it”, or “I’ll do that later” or “ya I should do that.” I took immediate, imperfect action, brought in my good friends Kaylin Berner and Noah Stone, and turned that I into a WE. A team. After a lot of hard work on our part, the concert is a go and is a week away. We have ONE TICKET LEFT until we sell out the venue, and have raised a substantial amount of money for the foundation (to be disclosed at the event). #
You see, when I watch Daniil Trifonov, Evgeny Kissin, Martha Argerich, Joshua Bell, or Yo-Yo Ma play, I don’t think to myself, “oh that must be nice.” I don’t think to myself, “they’re so talented.” I don’t think to myself, “what a life.” Of course they’re talented. But what we don’t see is how incredibly hard each one of these musicians has worked and continues to work to kaizen and hone their craft. I mean shoot, Trifonov learned and performed 12 Chopin Etudes, which are extremely difficult, in one month, WHILE simultaneously preparing an hour of other music for one of the most elite piano competitions in the world and then won it because he’s a boss.
I think to myself “I want that so incredibly bad, and I’m going to make that happen for myself.” I’m going to work until I get there, and I will not stop even when I get there. I will not get complacent. I will not settle for good enough, average, or mediocre. I want to be LOUD, I want to be HEARD, and I want to use my positive aggression to leave an INDELIBLY POSITIVE IMPACT on this planet.
What do all the most successful people in the world have in common? Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world and CEO of Amazon, says that it is a “bias for action.” Simple? Yes. Easy? Not a chance. Cheers!
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I'll be entertaining you TONIGHT Sunday 20th May @hothousew4 from 9-11pm and on FRIDAY 25th May from 8-11pm. So, come sing, dance and drink. Hope to see you all there and enjoy the heat!!! @thoughtsspin @samy.amer @imcentertainment #livemusicvenue #livemusic #gig #london #thehothouse #chiswick