Just a quick announcement of something I wanted to share with you today. My friend Jaime Tardy of Eventual Millionaire interviewed me awhile back for her podcast (both video and audio) and it just aired today, so I thought I’d share it with you.
If you click on the image at the left, it will take you to her site where you can watch or download the interview. We had a lot of fun and it was totally unscripted and has some insights which you may enjoy. Insights into marketing, to business in general and a little information and background about me you might not know as well.
Make sure and leave some comments on Jaime’s blog and let her know what you think as well and check out her podcast – she’s got some great interviews.
By the way, I thought I’d leave a personal “share” with you as well. This is a recording (not the best quality as it was converted from an old tape cassette that I recently found) of the song that I learned to play on the piano and discussed in the interview with Jaime. I was 12 or 13 at the time of the recording and it’s complete with mistakes, background noise, page flip noises and the like, but hopefully you’ll enjoy it anyway.
(click below to listen to the MP3 of me playing the piano)
It’s not great, but it still reminds me of the first time that I truly set my mind to something and accomplished it out of sheer determination alone. Too bad I can’t play even half that good anymore, but I was never really a talented piano player – I just had tenacity. Honestly that could be said of most everything I’ve done in life – more heart than talent. In fact a good friend of mine, Jeffery Combs, has a book with that exact title and I love it! Check it out here – More Heart Than Talent (no, that is NOT an affiliate link, just a great recommendation) – I just love that name and Jeffery and I share a lot of similar traits.
As I listen to this song, it nearly brings me to tears every time I hear it. If you listen to the interview above, you’ll understand why. I can hear every single flaw in my rendition. Every unnecessary pause. Every miss-stroked key. Every hesitation. But the beauty of it is that even in its imperfection I can take pride in it and all of the work I put into learning in.
The beauty is that this is so applicable to business as well. Tenacity and determination will serve you much better than raw talent. Remember that and don’t give up on yourself or your business! Also remember that perfection is not only not achievable, but seeking it will prevent you from enjoying the small successes in your business and in life and know that large successes really are nothing more than the accumulation of many small successes.
I hope you enjoy the interview and the very personal sharing of this song…