Why the Guitar is Good for Entrepreneurs
Being an entrepreneur involves being and doing many things. You need to see the bigger picture, you need to be committed, you need to work with what’s available, and so on. Alas, there are no classes in school that you can take to get this information — it needs to come from within.
But fortunately, there are certain things you can to kickstart the act of self-improvement, which will subsequently boost your business leadership. Take learning the guitar, for example, which could be considered an underrated skill for an entrepreneur to pursue.
Below, we take a look at why picking up and learning an acoustic or electric guitar might just be useful.
The Art of Patience
If there’s one thing that can derail an entrepreneur, it’s the ego. When success comes their way, they assume they know all the answers and get too confident. That’s why it’s always good practice to have something in your life that you’re really not all that hot at — something that humbles you.
No-one picks up the guitar and instantly starts shredding. The beginner learner needs to have patience.
While most entrepreneurs want to have a gung-ho, fast-paced approach to their business, it’s usually the entrepreneurs with patience who succeed in the long-run, as they’re willing to wait for their opportunity.
You can convince yourself of nearly anything. When it comes to your business, you might tell yourself that you’re able to do any number of tasks that you’re really not qualified for.
You’re saving money, but the results won’t as good as they could be — and since you don’t know what’s possible, it’s harder to understand that you have limitations, and you need help.
When it comes to the guitar, you’ll quickly learn that you’re not the all-knowing, talented business leader. You need assistance from people and software in order to get where you want to go.
When you play the guitar, this will mean taking lessons from experts or using software to stay in tempo — for the latter, get some more information on metronome app. It’ll help.
Once you see how much you improve with the help of people and tools, you’ll be more open to recruiting help for your business.
Life isn’t meant to be lived alone. Music isn’t supposed to be a solely individualistic pursuit. There’s power in the collective! Once you get into playing the guitar, you’ll find that you increasingly enjoy working with others. It’ll make you more of a team player, especially once you see how much fun can be had when you’re playing with other people. When it comes to your business, you’ll think of what could be possible if you adopted a similar approach as you do with the guitar.
Finally, let’s not forget that playing the guitar can be a deeply relaxing and rewarding pursuit. Pick it up, and you’ll have an activity that’ll help you to unwind after a stressful day. Everyone needs to keep the stress at bay in some way.
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What musical instrument do you play? And how do you feel it’s helped you become a more successful Entrepreneur?
Great post Lauren. We should collaborate or trade guest posts sometime. I also have an affiliate program for my well-reviewed book.
Hi Craig, Thanks for the compliment. This post was a guest post. Would you like to submit one of your own, including a link to your book?