It’s not a random crusade

Dear #ClassicalMusic Fan,

Long-time reader of my letters Chris wrote to me:

“I want you to know that, even though I do not respond often to your e-mails, I always look forward to reading them.  I have learned so much from the wisdom you share with everyone.”

Do you know that getting emails like this is what contributes to my drive?

They are part of the reason why my ‘crusade’ (as my wife calls it) to help people rediscover live classical music continues.

And it’s working.

Every day I receive emails telling me that my letters have been helpful or had a profound impact on a life, and about once a week I get news of someone’s light bulb going off: “Now I get it!”

But I admit:

It’s not a random crusade.

My drive to make the world a better place through live classical music is one thing, and my crusade to help you engage in it more fully is another. But I also have a desire to turn my passion into cash (the bills have to be paid, after all!), and I am also keen to lift the value of classical music… of music… of the Arts to a more accessible yet prestigious status within the world’s operating perceptions.

None of that can happen at random.

Lots of decisions are made on a daily basis –

  • Do I write about this topic?
  • Are my readers struggling with that topic?
  • What did I learn that others need to know?
  • Should I write, speak, coordinate, or teach something to do with this topic?
  • Do I sell it or give it away?

And so on and on and on…

It gets exhausting if you don’t prioritize some parameters and guidelines over others.

Do you know the most common term for setting priorities?


Especially well-thought-out, considered goals that come with both a bit of action as well as reasoning… “Why do I want to achieve this goal?”

The result of setting SMARTER goals, turning them into plans, and identifying each “next step” as it is needed, can be seen in comments like the ones Chris made above.

It’s not always easy, but it’s so much easier when you have a plan.

And what plan do I use to plan my goals?

You’ll have to get Michael Hyatt’s course 5 Days To Your Best Year Ever to find out EXACTLY, step-by-step, how I do it!


  1. Thank you for reading my letters,
  2. Thank you for writing to let me know I’m being helpful, and for sharing your thoughts about the topics that matter to you, and
  3. Thank you for taking action to help make this world a better place.

Go set some truly awesome and achievable goals for your life in 2018, whether related to music or not:

And remember: there’s more to music than music – it can change the world for the better if we bring it to peoples’ lives.


The secret sauce that 25,000 people have found

Dear #ClassicalMusic Fan,

OK, I gotta make this really quick…

Michael Hyatt just released the newest version of his goal-setting master course, 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever™.

More than 25,000 students have been through the program — and there are some incredible stories of people achieving their dreams and experiencing life transformation.

Getting in the best shape ever…
Mending a broken relationship…
Getting promoted…
Starting a new business…
Investing in kids and family…
Overcoming debt…

The list of goals accomplished goes on and on, and it’s truly amazing.

And YOU can experience that same level of achievement in your own life this year:

But there’s a catch…

Registration is only open for a short period of time. After that, Michael closes it down to focus on supporting the new class of people going through the program.

If you’ve been disappointed by how past years have gone… and felt like you’ll never actually achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself, this is for you.

Traditional goal-setting systems are broken, but Michael Hyatt’s 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever™ teaches a better way.

Sign up today!


The registration for this course is only open for a short period of time so don’t miss out, click the link below.


Free webinar: Navigate Your Way to Success in 2018

Dear #ClassicalMusic Fan,

You know those people who start out the year with numerous ambitions—and then end the year with nothing new accomplished?

You look at them and wonder, “Wow. What happened?”

Or, maybe that’s your own story.

It’s certainly been mine.

Too often, our well-meaning, shiny goals never get achieved, even over the course of a whole year.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Michael Hyatt is a bestselling author and goal achievement expert, and he’s teaching a free webinar about how to navigate your way to success in 2018.

(Basically, he’s going to teach us how to make sure we don’t undermine our goals!)

Register for the webinar here. It’s always free, but you’ll want to sign up quickly to reserve your seat.

2018 can be different than all the years before it. Learn how here.


By the way, Michael says that through his decades of research, he’s identified five common mistakes that all people make—mistakes that lead to unmet goals and ruined resolutions. It’s all in the webinar! Sign up today.


Just HOW OLD are you?!

Dear #ClassicalMusic Fan,

In order to accomplish anything in this world we have to understand how the world around us operates and approaches life.

Over many, many years of living in multiple different Cultures I learned not everyone thinks the same way.

But I must admit to still stumbling because I assume the best in people and see things with perhaps a little (okay, a lot) more positive-thinking and hope than the darker, more dramatic, negative perspectives propagated by mainstream media and the tabloids for so long.

I recently conducted a concert that included some music from the 1940s. I asked the audience if there was anyone who remembered music from the 40s (which would make them at least 80 years old, which is quite possible for an orchestra concert audience these days). My intention was to celebrate them, and help them indulge in some positive reminiscing of the good things from those days.

A few of the audience clapped and cheered, but all around me there were also boos and gasps.

That took me by surprise, but I quickly realized why.

Some folk in their 50s and 60s, including many in the orchestra itself, thought I was being rude by suggesting folk are “old.” It didn’t occur to them that having some audience members who were there the first time this style of music came into being was something worth celebrating. It’s like asking a crowd at a military veteran gathering if there was anyone present who served during World War II (they’d be over 90 years old now, still younger than the serving Queen of England and a similar age as several members serving in the U.S. Congress). Those folk would be automatically applauded, because “conventional wisdom” tells us they are worth celebrating.

But in music, such recognition is considered rude, apparently.

And if I ever write that auto-biography (we all have one inside us that we think no-one will ever read), I will include a few other examples of being similarly misunderstood because the “conventional wisdom” of the world generally approaches life with more covert animosity and skepticism than with love.

Such skepticism can influence whatever you want to accomplish in life.

Because, to accomplish something you need a plan.

One that you can implement.

But you need to understand how the world around you will affect that plan.

The mistakes people make when setting goals can be huge, expensive, and end up having a majorly negative impact.


Because they follow “conventional wisdom” and do what the marketing memes on Pinterest or Facebook tell them to.

The world isn’t always right, you know.

You can learn that the hard way, or you can get some some solid guidance not from the showy, flashy Hex-perts, but from others, like me, who have experienced life in the trenches.

For example, the most common mistakes when setting goals are identified and explored by Michael Hyatt in his latest webinar 5 Blunders that Can Shipwreck Your Goals (and How to Avoid Them). These blunders are all based on what “conventional wisdom” has led us to believe over the past few decades, yet they’re not actually very helpful! Currently, over 22,000 people have signed up to watch this webinar, which is still nowhere near enough to make its content particularly conventional – it’s all still good sense (albeit not very common anymore). And VERY useful if you want to accomplish anything.

There’s still time for you to join in, make the most of what honorable Corporate CEOs and small-business owners like Michael have learned for real, and navigate your way to success in 2018.

Choose a convenient time to watch the webinar now, while it’s still available:

The fastest way to fail with your goals (And more…)

Dear #ClassicalMusic Fan,

Believe it or not, there are five common blunders that sink most people’s goals for a new year.

They’re mistakes we make all the time — and likely, they’re the reason that most people never achieve their New Year’s Resolutions, year over year over year.

If you want 2018 to be the year you actually accomplish your goals, you need to know these blunders…

So, join me at Michael Hyatt’s upcoming webinar, Navigate Your Way to Success in 2018:

5 Blunders That Can Shipwreck Your Goals (And How to Avoid Them).

Learn to identify the mistakes so you don’t commit them. It’s a sure way to make 2018 different than all the years before it.

Michael usually offers a number of different webinar times and dates, so go check them out and sign up! His webinars are always FREE, but seats tend to fill up quickly.

Reserve your seat today.

OH! And Michael always has incredible bonuses for webinar attendees, even just for showing up! For that reason alone, come join us!


Which camp are you in?

Dear #ClassicalMusic Fan,

I think there are two camps of people out there…

One camp is people who drift through life, occasionally guessing at how they’re doing along the way. Their journey is a roundabout wander, a walkabout.

The other camp is people who live thoughtfully. They measure their life progress and take intentional steps to improve. Their journey is a walk toward their fullest potential.

The secret to being in the thoughtful, intentional camp?


Here’s what I mean: To improve in the various areas of your life, you first have to measure where you are in each one. It’s the only way to grow with intention.

I bet you’re saying, “OK. I want to be in that camp!”

Me too.

So let me share with you the best life measurement tool out there: Michael Hyatt’s LifeScore Assessment™.

It’s a quick, free, online self-evaluation that gives you an overall LifeScore™—and exactly the information you need to measure, improve, and reach your highest potential.

Which camp are you in?

Start measuring today. Take the assessment.

The assessment is only available for a limited time!

Michael usually just rolls it out for a few days each year, so take advantage while you can:


The only way to grow in life’s most important areas

Dear #ClassicalMusic Fan,

You’ve no doubt heard the adage…

“What you don’t measure, you can’t improve.”

It’s certainly true in business, sports, and, science, but what about life in general?

How do you measure progress with your life?

With work or business it might be a little easier because we could use our income. But what about our health, or our relationships, or our intellectual growth?

If we don’t measure those areas of life, it’s hard to improve them. You have to know where you are now before you can move beyond it.

And that’s why I am so excited to share this great tool with you from New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt:

The LifeScore Assessment™

This online self-assessment is easy, quick, and effective in helping you measure where you are in each domain of your life. It shows you where you’re excelling and where you should focus your improvement efforts.

But you can only get the assessment for a limited time. It’s FREE, so check it out today!