For a while, it was scales, triads, and sightreading every day. Those things are important so don't get me wrong - I'm glad I made them a part of my daily routine. But, I was lacking something. Essentially, I wasn't really having fun with it anymore, and like my mentor said, I was "treating it like a chore".
Reading challenge update: 12/35.
I've managed to stay on top of my reading so far, and the latest book I read was called "A Rulebook for Arguments" by Anthony Weston. It covers everything from the basic guidelines of arguments to writing argumentative essays. The book goes through a lot of details, so today I thought I'd share one particular section I think is very crucial - causal argument formations.
I recently joined my friend on his podcast to talk about my journey in the Praxis program. Lots of people have been curious as to how I'm using such a program to get into the music industry, and this is something I touched on during the podcast. Give it a listen, and share if you liked it!
Tonight during our Praxis Wednesday call, we gave each other feedback on each other's value propositions. I've been doing some thinking with regards to my approach with creating these, and I'll go ahead and share that as well as the feedback I received tonight.
Every week I'm pushing myself to find ways to create value for other companies. This past week I focused on creating ideas for a company called SimpleShowing. This week, I chose a company called Swing Education.
Tonight we had more interview prep for Praxis Wednesday, and today I'll be writing more on what I've learned. There was a lot to take away from tonight's call, but there were two main points that stood out to me the most. These two things are going to be my primary focuses for improvement when it comes to interviews, and I have plans on how I'm going to improve them.
A few days ago, I wrote about how to create value propositions in 5 steps. I shared a bit about where I'm at in the Praxis program, what I'm learning, and how I'm preparing for my apprenticeship. Today I'm taking this a step further by completely sharing everything I've created. I figure, why not be transparent with this? I feel the need to share all of my progress on this blog, so why hold anything back? Here's what I've been working on!
I'm currently in Module 6 of the Praxis program, and in this module, we go through a section of the program called the "placement process". In this section, we form value propositions to send to BP's (business partners) to begin the apprenticeship portion of the program. I formed a system that helps me in doing so - here's everything in 5 steps:
A few months back, I attempted a 30-day photography challenge. I had a schedule for each day of the month, and each day had a "theme" as my focus. They were fun and creative ideas such as the sky, mountains, the color purple, etc., but I began to realize there wasn't enough structure to it. I didn't have a defined goal for the end of the month, and I had no clear direction as to how I'd improve.
Yesterday I shared that I need to be more intentional with my daily writing, so I've come up with some solutions. These are just slight changes that I'm going to make temporarily, and the idea is to keep making adjustments every so often. I might make adjustments every two to three weeks, but playing it by ear might be the best option.