Hey, Let’s Learn! Episode Zero

Welcome to episode ‘zero’ of Hey, Let’s Learn! (Press ‘play’ above to listen)

The premise for this project is simple:

  1. I want to learn new skills.
  2. It’s hard to make time and stick with learning something new.
  3. Most everyone I know wants to learn new things and also finds it hard to stick with learning.
  4. Accountability is a powerful tool to help me finish what I started.

Hey, Let’s Learn! is my attempt to focus on a new skill I want to develop, while sharing my journey with you and creating powerful accountability to ensure I’ll do it.

Playing my wife’s acoustic guitar before we were married, about 13 years ago.

Electric Guitar

So I want to start by being a better guitar player. I learned a few chords on the acoustic guitar some 25 years ago while in high school, but have been in a plateau ever since.

Last year I had an opportunity to play the electric guitar at a company event and that stirred the passion in me again to learn more and be a better musician.

In the past few years, I have learned that the secret to get something big done is this:

  • Define what you want to do.
  • Come up with a plan.
  • Share the plan with a bunch of people.
  • Work the plan.
  • Share your journey with a bunch of people again.

This formula has done amazing things for me, including the publication of my first book.

So I decided to take this approach to my learning.

In the next few months I’m going to take my guitar playing to the next level, and I’m going to take you with me on this journey.

Here’s my plan:

First, I am going to interview a number of guitar players and instructors I respect. I want them to tell me what works for most people who want to learn the guitar and become better musicians. I’ll ask them about their journey, their gear, their approach, their music, and what advice they’ll have for me.

After that, I’ll come up with a plan for myself. I am a busy professional with three children, so I don’t have a lot of spare time. I will work on a plan that is efficient and will get me to the next level pretty quick.

I will then work this plan and share my progress with you. My plan is to share it here on this  site and also on a YouTube channel.

In my selfish intention to learn a new skill, I hope to inspire you to do the same.

Until next time, hey, let’s learn!

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