Episode 2 - Discipline vs. Motivation (and how Practicing fits into that)
Rarely will you hear a podcast episode that links Navy SEAL culture and Samurai Bushido to Music. But, thats sort of the premise of today's podcast; there is a common thread and link amongst the highest-level performers in the world - whether you're an athlete, elite warrior, world-class musician, business leader, or whatever it is that you do. Regardless, someone is the best in the world at it, and they got there most likely thanks to a rigorous code of conduct and self-discipline. Mastery of anything requires not only time, but dedicated and concentrated efforts, even (and especially) when you don't feel like it.
Hear all about how Jocko Willink (retired Navy SEAL) can help you find that self-discipline you may be missing (7:10), and also learn the difference between motivation and discipline. Later, we go on to cover efficient music practice (10:30) and how to successfully take on each day as a musician.
At the very end? Its "The Best Thing I Heard this Week" (36:00) - a new segment in which I play you the best thing I listened to this week. This week? Its the 3rd movement of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 conducted by Georg Solti and the London Symphony Orchestra.