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Something about urgency.
I think it’s human nature to procrastinate. I don’t think it’s just me. But I remember in my university days, I always felt I got the best work and studying done when it was closer to the due date or exam date. There is something about that feeling of urgency when you closer to any target date that focuses your brain, energy and work ethic. It’s always been the case with me, and I’m sure I’m not the only one! Because of availability, logistics and just preparation time, we’
We need to get more involved with the community if we want traction in the movement we are proposing. Hence, the vignettes. However, we need to explore more of this in other aspects of the project. We met with Albert, a close friend who is considered a great litmus test for anything we do in life. An out of the box thinker, and generally speaking understands what works and what doesn’t in entertainment. So we got his outside opinion of the concert. Noel walked us through th
Recalibrating doesn't stop.
It’s cliché to say this, you know how they say success or goal accomplishment is never linear? Well in practice, and while you’re experiencing it, it feels more like setbacks or obstacles. Recalibrating is less about changing the goal than it is pointing the ship back in the right direction. The best comparison I can make is a boat on the ocean that with waves, currents, and even thunderstorms. On the ocean, the path from point A to point B will simply never be a straight l
I’m finally complete the neck jig, tested it and happy with the results. I’m sure I’ll find additional improvements along the way as I use the jig on these next few guitars. It took a lot longer than I expected, but why am I surprised. Anything I do always takes longer. I go down rabbit holes, go after near-perfection, I go after quality. I think that’s the attraction for me. I get to explore my limits, patience, and challenge myself to seek a final result that gets my dop
Get better to be the best.
Someone once told me that guitar making is a craft of making jigs, jigs, and when you think you have them all, you make another. At first, I wasn’t comfortable with this idea. I just wanted to make one guitar. Now that I’ve made a hand full of stringed instruments, and now exploring a world where I make many in a year, I finally understand the jig making business. It’s about repeatability. High quality over and over again. I thought about buying a CNC machine – for those o
I have 5 months left… That might seem like a lot of time to people in terms of preparing for a concert but based on the learning gap and expectations I have on myself, I’m really starting to freak out. My guitar will be ready in December, and I want nothing more than to be able to play something BEAUTIFUL on it and have my pieces ready by then. That will give me another month or so to refine, and really focus on making the show itself memorable and unique. I’m glad to have
I’m in my Hotel room in Beijing – I can’t sleep. So here I am sharing a short note. I like the short blog combined with a vlog idea. So I haggled and bought a very handy gimble for updates, sharing ideas/thoughts as they come up - with you. I need to get comfortable seeing and hearing myself on camera. It needs to happen. All the millennials are doing it! A few more days in Beijing with my fellow work mates and then back in Calgary. I’m getting anxious to get back on this
Bogota to Home and Still Distracted.
People of Colombia, I love you. Thanks for being a great host. We’ll be back . . . again and again. Great Production meeting, as usual, with the GuitarBorn project. Although, my head was not in the game. Still distracted with work. Hello work, please be kind upon my return. -- Cliff #Inspiration #Patience #Challenged
Experiencing the life of tropical Colombia, touristy Colombia. Inspired by the mid-1700 architecture and getting in touch with my creative side. By the way, its super safe, people, food, drink, it's all better than expected. -- Cliff #Inspiration
Medellin is beautiful. Everything about it. History, people, architecture, culture, food, coffee, music, arts. -- Cliff #Journey #Video #Growth #Inspiration
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