Get better in what you are good at – because it’s fun!

schaatsenGet better in what you are good at already. That’s the motto of one of the big Dutch all-round speed-skate champions Gianni Romme. He’s a successful speed-skate trainer now.

If you are not Dutch, you probably didn’t notice. Last weekend were the World Championships in all-round speed skating in Berlin. With speed-skating, the skaters compete in pairs in an oval of 400 m. dressed in tight jump-suits. All-round speed-skating means, that it’s about the overall winner in 4 distances. For women it’s 500 m, 1500 m, 3000 m, 5000 m. For men it’s 500m, 1500 m, 5000 m and 10.000 m.

Get better in what you are good at. For Gianni Romme the 3000 m distance was his ‘home’, the distance he felt most comfortable with. He trained to get better and better at that distance. Why? One of the reasons is, because it’s fun! Only after being very good at 3000 m, he added the other distances and became pretty good in those as well.

It’s similar with the 5 empowerment tools for musicians that I developed. On May 10 I start another 6-week online workshop. (You can still register for the early-bird-bonus!) Everyone is good in at least 1 of the 5 tools. It’s important to realize what you are good at. It’s fun to get better in what you are good at.

Don’t underestimate the importance of FUN! It’s important to keep motivated after setbacks. It’s also important to reach your audience. In music even more than in sport, the audience wants to see you having fun on stage. If you have fun, it’s much easier for them to connect and to enjoy your music.


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