Get Some Grit! | A Podcast for Musicians in Progress
About This Show
My name is Bruce, and I am a university music educator. My journey towards a full-time career in music took many twists and turns – some so jarring that I wondered if I had what it took to survive the trip! What came out of these struggles was my grit. Why grit? Grit combines passion, ambition, toughness and strength of character. If you want a career in the arts, grit will be what separates you from the pack.
Are you scared about where your career in the arts is headed? Do you wonder if you have what it takes to endure the journey? The Get Some Grit Podcast is here to help you!
Most Recent Episode
Episode 33 - "Margin"
This week’s topic is near and dear to me, and I hope that if this episode speaks to you, that you’ll keep this in mind as you go through the week. You probably know the word margin as a part of your word processing software. If you look on a page in a book, the margins are the blank spaces around the text. The narrower the margin, the more words you can fit on the page. Margins exist in many facets of life: financial, emotional, etc. The more margin you have, the better! It’s easy to justify giving up ground when you call it “working hard” or “not settling for average.” It’s hard to stand your ground, be confident in the work you do, and let the world know when you’ve reached your limit. You have to learn how to say no! Remember, “Each time you say yes to something, you’re saying no to something else.” The things on your calendar should fall pretty squarely into three categories: 1. something that is directly tied to our job description 2. something we simply do because we want to do it in our free time 3. something we do because when we don’t do it, others make us feel guilty about not doing it The first two are healthy, but the third is not! Want to learn how to trip the guilt trippers? Tune in next week! Get Some Grit! is available in on iTunes, Google Play Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIN, iHeartRadio, and at www.getsomegrit.com. You can find us on Twitter and Facebook @getsomegrit so reach out today! Enjoying the show? Tell a friend! Want to do more? SUBSCRIBE in iTunes! Want to do even more? Leave a review in iTunes! Thanks to Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com for the use of his music!