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Crushing Classical

Crushing Classical is a series of interviews with classical musicians who are forging unique paths with their talent, creating their own artistic fulfillment and financial comfort, and finding ways to thrive. I celebrate these brave people who are taking routes outside of traditional orchestral or academic employment! As always, I invite you to listen for your own sparks and breadcrumbs, and use these interviews to find the possibilities that exist in your own life.
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The Happiest Musician: Creating A Career You Love With All The Things You Love Doing

Aug 24, 2017

On this episode, you will learn:

 

  • The multiple ways you are likely "winging it" in your approach to music making (and the impact it's having on your results AND your career)

  • Why undergraduate music majors who desire a unique career should strongly consider pursuing a different type of music degree (this will surprise you)

  • How to prepare *completely* as a conductor before rehearsal (and why you should never "run a piece down" with an orchestra out of the gate)

  • The very BEST way to correct mistakes that empowers and enables those around you

  • The #1 concept almost no one employs in lessons, rehearsals and performances...that comes directly from your own LIFE

...and much more

 

If you have any questions for Cliff Colnot, you can email him directly at cliffccm@aol.com

 

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Aug 20, 2017

On this episode, you will learn:


- The #1 thing that is *continuously* in the way of all the things you truly want to accomplish (and it's not going away until you confront it)

- Why food/eating is such a huge deal as you are pursuing your goals (no, this isn't a diet lesson)

- The true source of stress, overwhelm and confusion (and how you can eliminate it right now)

- How and where to use visual cues so you know for SURE if you are *actually* on a track toward pursuing your goals and dreams (this is simple and effective and you can start immediately)

...and much more
Aug 13, 2017

What you'll hear:

 

- How a single text message sent the two of us into a tailspin...and what we took away from it (we filet ourselves just for you)

 

- Why we strongly resist being labeled, defined or shoved into a box here at Crushing Classical (and why you should too)

 

- Why Tracy hasn't published a book yet despite her promise to do so back in January (if you've ever made a public promise and failed, you will appreciate this)
- The #1 thing you can do to help others who are doing great work that is directly impacting your life (and it helps you right back)

 

...and more obviously. Because there's always more.


This was a tough Fireside Chat for us. We debated about doing it at all. We're human. We struggle. That's what this conversation reveals.

 

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Aug 10, 2017

Here is what you’ll learn:

 

The #1 thing you keep hoping for that literally STOPS the possibility of building a career you truly want (Hint: it isn’t fear)

 

Why starting an ensemble while you’re still in school is actually smart...and the many advantages you’ll have if you do

 

The incredible importance of ditching the “volunteer” and “do it for free” mindset as quickly as possible...and how to make that shift for yourself

 

Why it’s critical to create a MUCH larger vision for an ensemble other than “playing gigs and making money”

 

...and much more

 

http://www.kineticensemble.org/

https://www.facebook.com/kinetictheensemble/

 

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Aug 6, 2017

What you'll hear on today's show:

- The biggest reason why you haven't yet achieved that thing you say you want MOST

- The BEST thing to do any time you experience setbacks on your journey (this can actually help turn things around for you)

- Why you should consider keeping your biggest goals and intentions mostly to yourself

- The ONLY reason why failure is such a problem for human beings...and how to immediately reframe it for yourself

- How to engineer ENJOYMENT from the (often) painful and unpredictable process of pursuing and achieving a goal

...and much more

 

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Jul 29, 2017

On this episode, you will learn:

- The most *critical* money advice for classical musicians that you can implement immediately

- The ins and outs of active and passive income...and how to *immediately* get started building BOTH no matter where you are in your life/career right now

- The most logical first step toward wealth that you probably aren't doing (or thinking about) soon enough

- The best way to get out of "survival mode" (if that's where you are) and begin building an abundant future for yourself

- The automatic 1% advantage you possess as a classical musician...that you AREN'T applying to other important areas of your life...and it's costing you!

- and so much more

 

To contact Jonathan Fink:

Jonathan@jonathanfinkgroup.com

For more information about the financial advisor that Jon talks about on the show:

http://www.barilottiwealthstrategies.com/

contact: 

Christy Barilotti

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Jul 23, 2017

On the show today we cover:

- Why it's so important to "double down" (vs. relax) once you've achieved something


- The minimum amount of income you should strive to earn when you are first starting out as a freelancer (i.e. business owner)


- Why creating a unique career is particularly challenging in the classical music world vs. the business world


- What "legacy work" is, why it matters and how to uncover YOURS


- and much more

 

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Jul 20, 2017
- Why having an inflated sense of how good you are at a particular thing can actually catapult your unique career in classical music
 
- The MOST important thing to do anytime you collaborate with others (it either makes or breaks the collaboration)
 
- How to know for sure whether a 9-5 job with a paycheck is right for you (it's not right for everyone BUT it's right for some!)
 
- The meaning of "leverage" and why it's so important when you are growing your career
 
- and much more
Jul 16, 2017

On the show today we cover:

- How Curtis Institute is taking a groundbreaking and holistic approach to classical career creation socially and entrepreneurially
 
- The biggest mistake you're making right now when it comes to truly connecting with your audience
 
- The #1 thing you MUST consider before EVER saying yes to any orchestral job you win
 
- Why you can't rely on luminaries like Yo Yo Ma to forge the future of classical music (and why you're suited for it as well or better than they are)
 
- The two most dangerous assumptions classical musicians tend to make when it comes to their undergraduate and graduate educations
 
...and much more
 
To find out more about Mary Javian and the program at Curtis:
https://www.curtis.edu/faculty/faculty-bios-by-name/mary-javian.html
 
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Jul 12, 2017

What we talk about:

Jennet Ingle: Seeing Opportunity So You Can Monetize What You Love

 

- How to uncover opportunities for income streams that are literally sitting right in front of you (this will certainly surprise you)

 

- The most effective ways to take what is merely an idea and make it a REALITY

 

- How to become a powerful negotiator so you can live life on YOUR terms (Hint: There's a two letter word you don't use nearly enough)

 

- How to see your way through a situation where you think you're "stuck" and turn it into an income opportunity AND the best thing that ever happened to you

 

- How to learn and perfect the art of GROWING your work so it keeps paying you more and better each and every year

 

...and much more

 

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