I abandoned accepting regular monthly payments from my music students. I had all of them sending me a medium-sized check once each month for my tuition payment plan. Super simple concept, right?
Well, not really. There was a lot of emailing, texting and calling about scheduling and collecting payment. It seemed like I had a part-time job as bill collector. Yuck.
As teachers, we ask our students to practice (hopefully daily) so the notion of external and internal motivators should be a...
Over the years...
I’ve adopted the daily practice of expressing myself.
It simply sustains.
It started as innocently as my 13-year-old self, with a daily “Dear Diary.”
I tore through blank notebooks and journals like a hungry omnivore at a Korean BBQ restaurant.
Alongside this teenage daily writing, I also practiced music daily.
When my proficiency began to allow it...