**Or, gosh, a better anything!
Dear NYC Guitar School Student,
My Personal Sweet Spot
I get so excited when I can apply the Sweet Spot concept to my own life. For example, each morning I spend 10 minutes working on my goal of juggling 5 balls. Since 5 ball runs are too hard for me right now, instead, every morning I practice juggling 3 balls in one hand and 4 balls in a 5 ball pattern for short runs. This is hard–but I can do it! I can’t wait for my SWEET SPOT to move to the point where I’m practicing 5 balls!
(This reminds me of the true story after my brother and I graduated from the University of Idaho, where we had spent most of our time juggling and playing music respectively. My mother, who had home schooled us, literally broke down in tears as she contemplated what we might do with our lives, sobbing out these immortal words, “I wanted doctors and lawyers–but I got guitarists and jugglers. What did I do wrong? (sob)”
Sadly, I never did become a lawyer–as you know, I ended up starting a guitar school. And my brother never did become a doctor–although he did co-found Madison Circus Space, Wisconsin’s premier venue for mastering juggling, unicycling, acrobatics, etc.
So as an aside to homeschooling parents–if you want your kids to get medical and legal degrees, may I suggest a lot of music and juggling? Because based on my mom’s experience, a focus on math and writing evidently result in an unwarranted love of the arts!