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Are You Enough?

What Does "Being Enough" Even Mean?Is it a state of gratitude? A state where you are happy with what you own and have accomplished? Or maybe a state where you feel enough without referring to your "successes"?​I can't give you a definite answer. But I can tell you...

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Music Is A Mission Not A Competition

Music is a mission not a competitionCompetition can be a good thing. It makes us give it all and walk that extra mile. Without competition evolution would not have occurred in the same way or at all. So it’s pretty save to say competition is a natural thing....

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I Was Tricked Into Playing Bass

The Big LetdownWhen I was fifteen and just started playing music, I had no idea that I would become a solo bass player. Quite the opposite. I had absolutely no interest in becoming a bass player. I wanted to be the next Kurt Cobain. The only kids I knew that were also...

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Never Miss Twice (Routine vs. Freedom)

The root of routineWe live in a pretty crazy time. We are practically available 24/7. Not only available to our family and social circles, but also to neurological stimuli from media in all shapes and forms (emails, notifications, advertisement, news, etc).It didn't...

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Abundance vs. Scarcity Mindset

Living in a world of abundanceLiving in the first world means living in abundance. We don't need to walk 50 km to the next source of fresh water. We don't have to hunt wild animals and hope that we will get lucky, so our tribe will get fed that day. Today, we have...

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Are you a bass player at heart?

Why the world needs more bass players"The world needs more than just good musicians. We need good people." - Mama WootenThat's what one of the most influential bass player's mother told her son. Today, I'm going to challenge this saying a little bit by dissecting the...

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The 4 Stages Of Learning

The Learning Struggle Have you ever been inspired to learn a new skill like double thumb or two handed tapping? You started out really motivated, but the more time you put in, the more your motivation decreased. This is actually a totally normal phenomenon. Learning...

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Why You Should Set Unrealistic Goals

The problem with realistic goals Do you ever feel stuck when practicing? You're not sure what to practice next or lack the motivation to keep pushing to break through the wall you just hit. Well, then you might have a case of grown-up syndrome. Realistic goals are...

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Flow Hacking Series

Scroll down for more FLOW HACKS! How to learn anything faster Have you ever been frustrated because you have that feeling of not progressing fast enough. In the beginning you often advance fairly quickly. But once we have a basic grasp on the skill, we often feel...

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Why You Don’t Follow Through

Why You Don't Follow Through Did you ever listen to a piece of music that knocked your sox off? Something so inspiring that you were willing to do anything to learn how to do it yourself? But then once you started and realized how much work you'd have to put it, you...

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Learn how to learn faster #1 (note taking)

Learn how to learn faster #1 (note taking)

 Note taking lesson with Phil Chen   Why note taking is one of the easiest tools to double your learning speed and how to do it! In a time where we are bombarded with information everywhere we look, it has become more important than ever to know how to retain all...

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