Do you hear that? No, not Christmas tunes. It’s the sound of possibilities. Now, some people are stressed out about the holidays, their finances, or the political climate. They can only hear doom and gloom and don’t believe things will get better. Maybe you’ve had a rough year and you believe this, too.
What you’re hearing depends on what frequency you’re tuned into. It also depends on what you’re trained to hear. For example, when I first started playing percussion in our rockin’ church band, I had no formal training and I hadn’t played with anyone else. Suddenly, I was able to hear every single percussion instrument in every tune that came on the radio. I never noticed them before!
Eventually, I overcame my fear of messing up. My skills improved, along with my confidence. If there was a tune with a complicated percussion part, I listened to it over and over again until the beats became ingrained in my head. I was no longer thinking and obsessing but FEELING. As a result, my mindset and my abilities shifted.
Now, my instincts are so fine-tuned that I can jump in and play just about any tune, even if I’ve never heard it before. I now also play with others. The photo above is one of the percussion set-ups I’ve used (You can’t see the blocks, cowbells, or the timbale drums. Think “Sheila E.”).
Embracing the magic
Whether you’re a musician, a speaker, a creative professional, or an entrepreneur, there comes a point when you have to stop thinking and start doing. You have to move ahead and get ready to embrace the magic.
This Christmas, may you be surrounded by the magic of the season. May you hear the music, use your gifts to bless others, and Find Your Divine Rhythm. It’s time to rock YOUR next stage!
Here’s a quick video with a little drumming, as my Christmas gift to you. Enjoy! The second gift is the free report my website, which you can download to get a jump start on your goals. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Dori Staehle, MBA lives in the Raleigh, NC area. She’s a percussionist and drum therapist, mentor, coach, inspirational speaker, and podcast host. Dori is the owner of Rock the Next Stage, Next Stage Entertainment, and Next Stage Drumming. Dori is also the best-selling author of Find Your Divine Rhythm: A Creative’s Success Formula. Dori frequently drums with the rockin’ band at New Horizons Fellowship in Apex, NC and will be playing Christmas Eve. Come join us!