Dear #ClassicalMusic Fan,
Long-time reader of my letters Chris wrote to me:
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!
- Thank you for reading my letters,
- 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
- 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.