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  1. Joy Healey
    January 19, 2016 @ 3:59 pm

    Hi Barrie,

    Interesting analogy, the orchestra.

    Certainly blogging has become more enjoyable as I have learned more about it. Although there are still struggles to overcome.

    As for daily practice, I do agree, and make it my business to do some little thing every day towards my business, even if it’s just a bit of blog commenting.

    Joy

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    • Barrie Evans
      January 23, 2016 @ 4:17 pm

      Small focus on improvement through practice leads to better results Joy 😀

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  2. Edward Thorpe
    January 21, 2016 @ 6:38 pm

    Hi Barrie,

    Practice is another way of saying learning. As in serving your apprenticeship. You, as an electrician, understood you needed the learning, or practice in order to reach the level of journeyman and then master. So it is with any vocation, including ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
    Edward

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    • Barrie Evans
      January 23, 2016 @ 4:16 pm

      Learning actually comes first Edward. There is nothing to practice without first learning the skill. Take the pianist learning the concerto. First they learn the notes, rhythms and scales in the music. To perfect it to performance standard the focus has to be on practice to improve.
      You are right about the practice being relevant with any vocation.
      Thanks for your input 😀

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  3. Sue Bride
    January 22, 2016 @ 2:38 pm

    I don’t find it hard to practice things I enjoy however hard they are. but, I admit to putting some things off because they seem hard and I’ve never started. You’re quite right though once I do I might find them enjoyable too. You’ve given me motivation, thanks, Barrie.

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  4. Philip Verghese 'Ariel'
    January 22, 2016 @ 6:46 pm

    Hi Barrie,
    What a joy to be here again after a bit gap. 🙂
    Oh my this is indeed a great reminder!
    Yes as the saying goes: “practice makes the man perfect” you brought out the essence of it in to this post.
    Yes, this is not doubt a wonderful reminder to all!
    Let us utilize our time to practice to be perfect
    Thanks for sharing barrie
    Best
    ~ Phil

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    • Barrie Evans
      January 23, 2016 @ 4:12 pm

      Yes Phil, time spent practicing is well spent. We all see rewards from great practice!

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  5. Nicole Brown
    January 23, 2016 @ 4:03 am

    Great article. So agree practice makes you perfect

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  6. Sonal Talwar
    January 23, 2016 @ 9:35 am

    Hi Barrie

    A wonderful post!

    Since childhood we are learning that practice makes the man perfect. you are right that we need to be perfect in every step. If we miss any step it will lead to disaster.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Joan Harrington
    January 23, 2016 @ 11:23 pm

    Hi Barrie,
    Excellent post on how important the art of practicing is!
    You must practice at anything if you want to get better at it 🙂
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

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  8. Erika Mohssen-Beyk
    January 24, 2016 @ 4:59 am

    Hi Barrie,
    It is right , if we do not practise ,we even lose
    what we have learned before. To stay with your
    piano analogy, I did learn to play piano ,but when
    I stopped practising,I lost the ability to play rigt,
    it would need a lot of practice again to be able
    to play without mistakes. So it is with everything.
    Practice makes the master we say in Germany
    Thank you
    Erika

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  9. Dr. Erica Goodstone
    January 25, 2016 @ 1:45 am

    Barrie,

    Wonderful reminder to do what needs to be done and to enjoy the process, even when it seems to be creating a delay or a detour. I just had that experience this weekend when my marketingourpractices website again lost all that special formatting that I had paid to have fixed – 3 x already. If I had created a child site, which I didn’t know how to do, I could have saved myself from the trouble this time. So I used the frustrating event to consolidate menu tabs and to envision what I really want the site to be about. The focus shifted more toward highlighting all the wonderful work that therapists do, rather than focusing on marketing. I did not think of this as practice but changing and rearranging pages and emphasis was necessary at this stage and could not have been done earlier because first I had to post all the pages as they were. Now I am fine tuning and tweaking and practicing.

    Warmly,
    Dr. Erica

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    • Barrie Evans
      January 25, 2016 @ 10:00 pm

      Knowing the skill is just the start. Constant practice to improve is the way to get the goal to come to you. We learn more along the journey. Thanks for your input Erica 😀

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