The Small Stuff

At the time of my last post I was on my way to teaching a guitar lesson with an old student of mine.

I was worried I would hate having to schlep around town, house to house, just to make a meager amount of money. I was wrong.

I actually found that I sort of liked not having to keep a physical studio maintained and be constantly inviting random people into my living quarters.

This was a personal victory for me, albeit an admittedly small one. I had spent the day before dreading the idea of leaving the comfort of a home studio, but I decided to do it anyway. I needed the money after all....

This tiny, little baby victory led me to a number of additional ideas and thoughts that would not have occurred had I not stepped out of my comfort zone.

For instance:

...how many guitar instructors do I know of who travel to students houses? None. Therefore I have a unique selling point when it comes to advertising for students.

See? It's that easy!

If I hadn't tried, that would not have occurred to me.

Now I'm off to craigslist and other such sites to see if I can scrounge up some more students, who will undoubtedly lead me to more ideas and opportunities, provided I'm paying attention.


What have you done recently, or what could you do soon that might lead to a new outlook and new opportunities to better yourself?

Share your thoughts below!


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Len Flack said...

I'm not really sure how to answer your question, but I'll say this...

When I think of house-calls, I think of the physicians of days gone by: personal, friendly, wise, and professional. Granted, you aren't practicing medicine, but who cares what the service being provided is? The house-call is a nice personal touch and provides added value to your already-awesome teaching.

I love the last portion of the first post: "I'm Corey Coleman, and I'm a professional musician. It's time I started acting like one."

Good stuff man.

Corey Coleman said...

Thank you sir :-)