Don’t be a follower!

Have you noticed how these days you’re invited to follow people everywhere you turn online? You can follow your favorite thinkers on twitter, your favorite artists via their websites and blogs.

I love the fact that every morning I can open my google reader and pour the latest musings from my favorite thinkers into my brain, along with that early morning coffee high.

We live in the most amazing of times. The internet is full of brilliant resources and mentors for today’s musician. All you have to do is seek them out.

When you find a few that really resonate with you, don’t become a follower, be a student instead! Study them, their work, ideas, and thoughts, learn all you can and then infuse it into your own life, but don’t become a follower. It’s an unproductive and even dangerous strategy.

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