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For the first time in 5+ years, I will be playing a live gig with a band.


If you don’t know my story, I played bass in an active and touring band for 5 years (give or take). But when I landed my first job, balancing my band commitments and my career became too tough to handle.


And, if I’m being honest, I haven’t played much music since.


Sure, there were a few times when I whipped out my bass to impress my lady. But I used to practice a good 4 hours a day, which I haven’t done in ages.


That changed last night. After work, I played through each song on our setlist for the gig at least once.


And you know what?


I had an absolute blast.


At first, I was kinda worried about adding another hour or so to my daily to-do list. But it seems like I forgot playing music is the antidote to brain fog.


Anyway, why do I bring this up?


Coupla reasons:


1. I never would’ve done this back when I had a job.


But having a business—and one that gives me freedom—makes it possible.


What have you loved to do but haven’t done it for a while? Go do it.


2. Things come back to you quickfast.


I jammed with my former drummer a couple of weeks ago. And although I wasn’t anywhere as good as I used to be, it came back quicker than I thought.


When I practiced yesterday, I improved even more.


3. Taking a break from something can reignite your love for it.


When I quit the band, I was totally burnt out.


I’d work 9-7 all week then have a 4-hour show Friday, Saturday, and sometimes Sunday.


Burnout is the real reason I didn’t pick up my bass in so long.


But taking a break ignited my love for it. And it’ll do the same for you.


Anywho:


I don’t know if you got anything from this article or not.


But if you need help sending persuasive and profitable emails to your list, book a call and let’s chat.


John


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