Category Archives: Emotional Preparation

Emotional Preparation: A Lesson For Us All

This is my last posting in the series Emotional Preparation.  I would like to close with an inspiring celebration of the human spirit.  The lesson: It’s not about what we have (or not), but by what we choose to do with … Continue reading

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Emotional Preparation: Who is the Best Piano Player in the World?

By what measure do we declare anyone to be “the best” at what they do?

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Emotional Preparation: Talent: Myth & Reality

There is no doubt that people differ in levels of expertise and performance in various fields that most consider to be very difficult: music, art, sports, chess, math, physics… to name but a few. But there is a pervasive belief … Continue reading

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Emotional Preparation: What is Smart?

Let’s put a poisonous, human-potential-stifling myth to rest. Contrary to the IQ fundamentalist view… that intelligence is biologically-determined and fixed over time… all reputable research shows that intelligence is adaptable and expandable with the right kind of effort. In other … Continue reading

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Emotional Preparation: Urgency

Life is a lot shorter than you think…

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Emotional Preparation: Agency

What do you think is the most interesting thing about you?

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Emotional Preparation: Success

What is success?

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Emotional Preparation: Aspirations

Life will not allow me to hide from my real reasons for playing…

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Emotional Preparation: Gratitude

I could not think of better way to welcome everyone to Piano-ology!

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