Welcome to September’s “set your intention” event. My hope is that you (and everyone else!) will post a comment below stating their guitar intention for the month of September. And for doing so, you could be one of two members to win a free year of TAC valued at $197! I’ll explain below, but first…
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Because leaving a comment with your intentions for the month will instill a very powerful psychological phenomenon called “commitment and consistency” which is the desire to be consistent with what we’ve said or done. You can use this powerful mind trick to make you a better guitar player. Let me show you how…
Right here, right now, I want you to close your eyes and envision exactly what would make you high five yourself on October 1st in respect to your guitar playing. This is a game called “act as if”.
So act as if it’s October 1st and you’re REALLY happy with yourself.
What did you accomplish that is making you so happy with yourself? Did you learn a song? Finally get over your ambiguous fear of failure and submit a video performance? Did you complete the entire October Practice Plan even though you’ve fallen short the last couple months? Did you play your first open mic? Did you play a full song for somebody? What did it feel like? Was it awesome?
Keep in mind, it doesn’t matter how big or small your intention is for the month. If you have a crazy month of traveling, aim super low. As a matter of fact, if you’ve had a tough time being consistent with your guitar, just aim low. Let’s go for an easy win this month.
Leave a comment as though it’s October 1st and you’ve ALREADY completed your desired actions. Also, make sure it’s very specific and measurable (not opinion based). And make sure it’s attainable and relevant to your overall goals.
Once you submit your comment, you’ll get the October Intention badge (10 points). Now all you have to do is get 15 more points to get the October Action badge which will automatically enter you into the drawing for a free year of TAC worth $197.
Here are some example comments:
Example 1: I got the wizard badge! This feels great because I’ve been trying for the last two months have have always fell short!
Example 2: October was super busy so my goal was to learn a “starter” song and submit the performance. I’m happy to say that not only did I successfully do this, but it only took me a few days of focus!
Example 3: I played “descending chords” for my wife! She’s heard me talking about learning guitar but I’ve never been brave enough to play for her. Now she’s super supportive and she’s driving me to learn more songs!
Example 4: I submitted a performance for a Wednesday solo badge. It wasn’t pretty, but now I can say that I’ve submitted a performance and now it doesn’t seem like a big deal!
- Leave a comment with your October intentions
- Complete any one thing on TAC (practice plan or song lesson or any performance submission)
- Make sure your profile photo is updated with your photo (prerequisite for getting the Action badge)
- That’s it! You’re automatically entered to win a free year of TAC!
Frequently Asked Questions (Don’t see your question? Ask it in the comments below!)
Q. Does my intention comment need to be something I do on TAC?
Q. Do I only get the badge if I complete my intention successfully?
A. Nope! It doesn’t matter to me if you are successful or not. The point is to set clear goals and be intentional about our learning.
Q. Why do I need to have a profile photo? I’m shy!
A. If we were all hanging out at a BBQ jam session and half the people had bags over their heads, it would be really hard to connect with them as humans. The real power of TAC is human connection. Show us your face!
Q. So you’re saying that the new monthly “Action badge” is what automatically enters me into the monthly drawing for a free year of TAC and in order to get the Action badge I need to 1. leave a comment below 2. do ANY single thing on TAC and 3. have a profile photo?
A. You’re a quick learner! Yes, it’s as easy as that:)