Updated: Mar 22
Welcome back! Great to have you here!
So far we’ve addressed the first two steps of living and might I add, loving the life of an ARTIST!
1. Accept the Challenge
2. Define the Rules
As you may recall we have addressed things like, Being There, Confronting and how Time, Space, and Energy define our lives.
Today, we head into step three:
Mastering Your Craft.
Oh, I’m excited about this one!
By the way, by craft I mean any area of your life with which you wish to excel. Parenting, boating, laying pipeline, photography, teaching, writing, makeup, organizing, being a good person, etc.
So, where do we begin?
Well, we must first revisit step 2. Define the Rules. Now, it’s not enough to just know the rules and understand them, oh no. There is much more to this. In order to take your craft and master it, you must now DUPLICATE it.
Yep. Duplication is another one of those words that is under valued. A full understanding of this word can free you from a mediocre life and help you to create a happy, successful and fulfilling one.
So let’s talk about duplication.
What does it mean to duplicate the rules or really duplicate anything?
Duplicate: 2. Being the same as another. A copy.
An exact replication.
Why is this important? Isn’t good enough, enough? No. Not if you want to gain a thorough understanding of well…anything.
There is something quite magical about duplicating something.
You know what I mean. You’re chatting with a friend and you completely, utterly, and fully understand what they are saying and feeling.
It’s freeing isn’t it! But why? What is it that you are feeling in that moment?
Well, I’ll tell you.
Interesting isn’t it?
Duplication brings certainty.
Whoa. Let that sink in. This is monumental!
Certainty is priceless because it creates effortlessness. It creates calm. It is confidence without confusion or chaos or vagueness. Certainty is the confirmation that you have achieved mastery.
Wow! That's amazing!
But what does it take to achieve this?
5. Willingness to learn
6. Ability to differentiate
To sum it up, it takes work.
Let’s take Tab, my lovely and talented husband who travels the world playing acoustic guitar for the Legendary Art Garfunkel.
Tab Laven on guitar, Dave Mackay on piano accompanying Art Garfunkel.