I came to Denver to attend a Univera Conference with Patty . ( They make state of the art health products). As it turned out I was going to do something else on Friday morning, but that little voice said to me, “go to the conference.” As listening to those intuitive signals is what I am constantly writing about, I shelved my personal plans and went to the conference.
Now at these conference there is always someone who makes an impression. As we all know motivational speakers, at at least the good ones leave us feeling pumped up and since we were in Denver, you could definitely call it a Rocky Mountain High. Yet if we can remember just one or two things, a small shift can occur and like dialing for a new radio signal, one small shift after another is like the static we receive in between stations until we have completely arrived at a new clear signal- in this case a more useful belief system.
In this case an entertainer, Mike Rayburn, a guitar virtusoso was a feature on the program, and surely the reason for me that small voice in my head said, “go.” He did more with that instrument than anyone I have ever heard. And that was his theme, how to do more than you ever thought you could. His statement was that you had to begin by asking the questions,
“What if I could, what would that look like?
“What if we could, how would that happen?”
“I know that’s impossible, but what if it wasn’t?”
As this six time Carnegie Hall performer played one incredible piece after another he would tell his own journey of asking the questions above around guitar playing?
Out of this he formulated a few observations:
“Write music you can’t play. Set goals that don’t exist. Set one goal where you don’t start with what’s possible, you start with what’s COOL.”
The steps he set forth for himself were:
“Write it down.”
“Commit to it.”
“Take some kind of action on within 24 hours.”
And finally he urged everyone to become a virtuoso. Resolve to be the best.
His exercise for us all:
“On paper ask yourself, “What would it take for me to become the best__________?”
List the answers. He says, ” It won’t take more than 10 minutes because you already know the answers. We know what we need to do, yet we just don’t do it.”
A lot of speakers in this field are just that, but here was someone demonstrating mastery and how he achieved it. Got my attention.
For more information on him go to:http://www.mikerayburn.com/