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Many years ago, when I was a young student of music performance (flute), my mentor and teacher gave me a book entitled "The Inner Game of Tennis." Although I read "Psychology Today" magazine regularly and had a broad spiritual belief system that included transcendentalism with eastern spiritual teaching mixed in, this was the first time I had been asked to consider applying it to my music.
Oh my gosh ... when I started applying the basic technique to keep your eye on the ball to my music, it was as if I opened up a well of technique I never knew I had. Music became more effortless and more spiritual! This is a practice that may be applied to every step of our lives.
I now see when visiting Amazon that there have been subsequent books written similar to the Inner Game of Tennis! I have included those in the carousel below for your convenience.
I just read an article by my current mentor, Sandi Krakowski, that encouraged me to read another book entitled "Psycho Cybernetics - How to Use the Power of Self-Image Psychology For Success". I am going to read it!
I want to share this quote (LINKED TO HER SITE) from Sandi Krakowski's recent newsletter:
"Until you get over the fact that you can make more money than those around you with degrees, expertise and letters after their names...you will produce less than you are capable of." ~~Sandi Krakowski
I have long believed in the power of the human mind and spirit however, I strayed out of alignment with my own value system...
My life has been full of extreme ups and downs. I started out at 17 leaving a broken alcoholic home, never-the-less with enthusiasm and optimism and with my ideals in place. I then took some wrong turns and made poor choices that kept me in a downward spiral for 27 years.
Through it all, I prayed and never gave up. Even though the darkest of times, I felt the presence of a power greater than myself that I choose to call the light of the universe and all that is good in it. That is my God! God worked through a person who walked out of his church when he saw me (homeless) walking by to remind me of the love of God and a police officer that, to this day, I still call friend.
I was still a broken person when I took my first job after crawling out of the darkness and back into the light. I was blessed with being surrounded by sociologists and other warm, encouraging people who loved me back to health and helped shape who I am today.
After working in the 9 - 5 office environment for over 35 years and never feeling quite right with it, and after being laid off twice in the last two years, I made the decision to change careers.
I spent the last three years stubbornly running around in circles, trying to find my own way through the social media blast and have at last chosen a mentor and coach in Sandi Krakowski and Mari Smith. And, when I learn something of value I believe in sharing it with others and giving credit to the source.
Thank you for joining me on this fantastic adventure! I encourage each of you to pursue your crazy dreams and never, ever give up. Be ready to invest wisely in yourself and your business as God places gifts in front of you. Remember, Crazy Dreamers Do