Welcome to episode 257 where today I discuss 10 life skills I’ve learned from studying jazz. In the process of studying this music, I’ve found that a lot of the mindsets and skills I’ve learned have translated to a multitude of different areas in my life. Knowing this is extremely helpful, and I share some of the insights I’ve gained that you can share in as well.
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This episode is a little bit of a different one from what I normally would talk about on this show, going away from some of the jazz improv tips, tricks, practice strategies, and diving into a little bit more of life lessons that I’ve learned as a result of studying jazz.
I don’t know about you, obviously learning music, becoming a great jazz improviser, there’s a lot of fulfillment within just that action. Music is its own reward.
However, I like to think that everything I do has benefits that spread across other aspects of my life.
And certainly, when I look back on my jazz education and how it has affected me now, I see a ton of benefits that have really made a huge impact and helped me grow in areas of my life I never thought I would develop so quickly or so strongly.
So, in today’s episode, I’m going to go over ten life lessons that I’ve learned from studying jazz, breakdown what they are, and I’m sure that you’ll find some inspiration and help in understanding these as well.
In this episode:
1. Developing long term thinking
2. Building acceptance of myself
3. Developing a growth mindset
4. Developing perseverance
5. Developing a deeper appreciation for professionalism
6. Learning how to maximize my productivity
7. Developing project managing skills
8. Learning how to “start ugly”
9. Learning how to teach better
10. Developing critical listening skills