CPTP114: Piano Pivot: How to Gain Clarity, Avoid Overwhelm and Achieve Success in 2018

By Tim Topham | Creativity

Nov 24

Do you want to find success in 2018? No matter what that word “success” means to you – you’re going to need to clear the decks first.

If you find yourself getting overwhelmed by all the amazing stuff out there, you’re not alone. I hear from teachers all the time who find themselves spinning in circles trying to do too much.

I’m so excited to tell you how you can beat the dreaded information overload, and find piano studio success in 2018. The challenge I’m running along with Nicola Cantan from Colourful Keys is going to help you do just that.

This isn’t just about pedagogy either. It’s a wholistic approach to your piano teaching life. Take a listen to find out what this Piano Pivot is all about and how it can help you.

Transcript

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In this episode, you’ll learn

  • Why teachers are feeling overwhelmed and stressed out
  • How to beat overwhelm by staying healthy
  • How you can set goals that give you clarity
  • Why habits and testing can help you be productive
  • How the Piano Pivot is structured
  • The key areas we’re going to look at in this challenge
  • How to join in with the Piano Pivot and beat the overwhelm

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Do you want to find success in 2018?

I think we all do, right? What’s stopping you from being successful right now?

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About the Author

Best-known for his blogging and teaching, Tim is also a well-respected presenter, performer and accompanist based in Melbourne, Australia. You can check him out on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

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