We all know that musicians depend significantly on their relationships with other
musicians. But what makes some musicians seem like magnets? Like they just seem to know all the right people?
Maybe those Musicians are energizers.
First, what is an energizer? An energizer is someone that is realistic, optimist that communicates a compelling vision. Energizers always show respect (even to those that may not deserve it. They have faith in people's abilities to achieve their goals, and they are focused on opportunities. When it comes to participation and others contribution, energizers offer encouragement. When you interact with an energizer, they make you feel as though you have their full and undivided attention.
Energizers are called precisely that because researchers have found that they literally change the energy of the person or group they are interacting with. They leave a person and/or group feeling positively energized to do better and be better.
This definitely sounds like someone I want to be around.
Some people seem to be born energizers, the good news is that anyone can be an energizer. Yes, you can practice and learn how to be and Energizing Musician, start practicing the three energizer characteristics below.
1. Ditch the Dawdle: Energizers don't hesitate and familiarize themselves with all the reason why something can't be done. They start where they are with what they have happily, and deal with the issues as they come. 2. Practice being a good listener: remember energizers make you feel like you have their complete attention and that they are truly listening, they actually are. We all feel good when we think someone is truly listening and interested in us. 3. Think Positive: yeah we have heard it a thousand times, but energizers not only think positive for themselves, they think positive for others. They remind people that the sky is the limit. Energizers are the ultimate moral boosters.
Bonus: Energizing Musicians typically, live longer, happier lives, are more likely to be granted leadership roles and make 30-35% more money than non-energizers. So get practicing!
Your Happy Musician