A comedian named Jerry Seinfeld just HAPPENED to get cast in a show that was called “Seinfeld.”
I know. Weird, huh?
This same Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most successful comedians of all time. At his peak, he was making a whopping $267 million per year.
(That’s a lotta ukuleles, my friend.)
And there’s a story that gives a lot of insight how achieved all this fame, glory, and dough.
The secret to his success which can be applied to anything.
When Jerry was asked about his secret for writing what seemed like an endless supply of jokes, he revealed the following:
The only secret to writing great jokes is to write everyday.
The Only Two Tools You Need:
- An all-year wall calendar.
- A red magic marker.
“For each day that I do my daily task of writing, I mark it with a big red X.”
“After a few days you’ll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You’ll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job is to NOT break the chain.”
Seinfeld didn’t say anything about results, now did he?
It didn’t matter if he was motivated or not. It didn’t matter if he was writing great jokes or not. All that mattered was he wasn’t breaking the chain.
And that is a secret to Jerry Seinfeld’s great joke writing. For years, the comedian simply focused on not “breaking the chain.”
(And I just ordered my big wall calendar.)
That’s why I love sharing my ukulele coures with you. Even you if you only have a few minutes, you can squeeze in a little directed uke practice. Little tidbits that will add up over time to help you improve on your uke.
Not nearly as funny as an episode of Seinfeld, but then, he couldn’t play the ukulele.
If this sounds useful to you, come see what’s available in the uke shop.
(You may still want a giant wall calendar, too. It’s kinda fun…)