This month on Getting Work To Work, I’m focusing each monologue on one theme: practice. I’ve been thinking a lot about practice each day as I play my guitar. Even though I’ve been playing for 27 years, my fingers have minds of their own. Practicing scales and exercises make sense with the guitar, but what does practice look like in other parts of my creative life? What does it look like in your creative pursuits? In this episode, I will set the stage for practice and do a deep dive into what it is, why it’s essential, and why it isn’t as popular as it should be.

Seven factors that help you to incorporate practice into your process, preparing you for a better performance:

  1. Purpose
  2. Focus
  3. Structure
  4. Frequency
  5. Energy
  6. Measurement of Growth
  7. Discipline