Just Play The Music

Last Update: July 27, 2020

I like to refer to a lot of things in musical terms. To me, being successful in online marketing will be like I'm "just playing the music." It often takes quite a while to be able to do that here as we build our businesses. This blog was sparked by a blog by Robert Kiuttu.

Robert was explaining about the fact that it takes a lot of work to build an online business. But the good news is that after you put in the hard work, it becomes easier to continue with much less effort.

To show an example of his point he was talking about learning to play Chess. I particularly liked " .. It took endless hours of practice and 1,000's of games to get to that level. Now I can take a break for many months (or even more) and I barely notice any loss in my skills. It's easy to maintain that level once you've achieved it." ....RoopeKiuttu Good news and Bad news

    That's like learning to drive a car. Once you've achieved the level, you do it automatically, without having to think through each step.

    When you are learning to drive a car, you have to think every step;

    • See a stop sign.
    • Take my foot off the accelerator,
    • Push on the brakes,
    • Look each way before proceeding,
    • Step on the accelerator, etc."

    What a risk we were to other drivers when we were learning to drive. But after learning to drive it became an automatic thing that we do without even thinking about it. We can be having a conversation in the car with a passenger, or speaking to a child and still go through the process as if on auto-pilot.


    Leaning to Play Piano

    A beginner on the piano has to learn everything from scratch, just as we do here at Wealthy Affiliate. A piano student has to learn the names of the notes on the staff and where they are on the keyboard. It takes hours and hours of practice and drilling with flash cards to finally just learn the notes. Then there is the coordination of playing both hands together and the rhythm, then adding the pedal.

    I tell my beginning piano students that one day they will find that they just have to look at the notes and know where the notes are, what everything means, and be able to just play the music. That is a rewarding day and one to look forward to.



    Learning Online Marketing

    Our experience of learning online marketing is just like that. It often does not come easy at first, but with hours and hours of practice, we will eventually do everything automatically.

    Just don't believe the lie that you can make millions in a minute, day, or month. It simply won't happen. I have heard that great performers have put in over 10,000 hours of practice to get where they are today. If we think this business is any different, then we "have a think a coming."

    There is one more thing that needs to be added. Today, as always, Google plays these algorithm games with us and so we do have to be paying attention to our stats even after we have achieved a measure of success. When Google does the "Google Dance" then we have to be aware and dance with Google and change whatever is necessary to keep in step.

    Read Robert's great post here if you didn't see it.

    May we all put in the time so we can Play The Music.

    Blessings

    Linda

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    DCarpenter1 Premium
    Thanks Linda,
    I am catching up on posts received a few days earlier. LOL

    Let's play the music.

    I like Thomas Edison's quote

    " Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

    I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

    Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
    The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. "

    Denis
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    LindaBaxter Premium
    Exactly. "Play that for me one more time," I am always telling my students. I keep writing one more time. Just do it!

    Linda
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    gnoose Premium
    You're right Linda. Good post today.

    Greg
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    LindaBaxter Premium
    Thanks Greg.
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    JeffreyBrown Premium
    Awesome, Linda! Very true words, indeed! Thanks for sharing!

    Jeff
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    LindaBaxter Premium
    Thanks, Jeff, coming from you that means a lot.

    Linda
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    JeffreyBrown Premium
    You're very welcome, Linda!

    Jeff
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    Debbi26 Premium
    Love the analogy, Linda. This is a message that can't be preached enough.

    ~Debbi
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    LindaBaxter Premium
    I was just about to change the name of this blog. Maybe I'll keep it a few more hours. I felt the same, just got the name wrong maybe?
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    Debbi26 Premium
    I know. I wrote a blog the other day and I think I named it wrong., I don't think it's reaching the audience I've intended.
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    zydegeaux Premium
    When Stevie Ray Vaughn was trying to get better on the guitar he would practice until his fingers were raw. He would put super glue on his raw fingers and keep on playing.

    I wish I had that kind of dedication. I didn't even touch my guitar all day Sunday.
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    LindaBaxter Premium
    Great example of the dedication it takes for a lot of instruments, Zy. Can you just imagine playing guitar with raw fingers? I knew a girl at college who practiced so much her tendons in her arms separated from her bones and she had to quit altogether. An unfortunate example of trying to do too much for too long.
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