182 – Taking the stairs: A lesson in music and life

Within every day there are lessons that we can take away and apply them to our drumming, career, success, etc. A prime example:  Last weekend, my friend and I trekked all around New York city to find a Barnes and Noble. Why? To grab a few copies of the June 2016 edition of Drum! Magazine. (They did a 2-page piece on me in that edition and I wanted a few copies for my records). What was even more amazing than picking up the magazine was the life lesson and realization I had while I was there.

It all started with a broken escalator…

The elevator to success is broken. You’ll have to take the stairs, instead. – Joe Girard (Tweet this)


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2 replies
  1. Andy
    Andy says:

    Very good! I think that the (unexpected) reward was that the elevators on the upper floors WERE working, although you thought you’d have to (and were prepared to) walk to the third floor. Reminds me of when I had a big step to take on a much bigger job. I had a dream or maybe a picture whilst praying in which there was a huge cliff. “I’ll never get up there” so I thought but as I got closer, I could see that there were small steps up it and resting places at various points. Sounds cheesy now, maybe, but it helped me for many years and is similar to your story. Take the first step and…you may be surprised. Love the podcasts by the way.

    • Nick
      Nick says:

      Hey Andy…sorry, somehow I missed this. I agree. Most people think there is one BIG step to take when in actuality it’s the consistency of taking small steps every day. Thanks for the comment!


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