5 communication tips to get what you want and change the world
I brought my two clients in from Greece to the class as well as my course assistant and all of them including me were BLOWN AWAY! We all had an amazing time! What a program! Tommy was extraordinary! A great program!
~Kim Ann Curtain, The Wall Street Coach
No, you don’t learn how to do it, you allow it to be done. Improvisation is a movement within. It comes all by itself, like laughter does. It is what happens when the energy in you is so contracted it has no place else to go but out, or when it is so expanded within you that there is nothing to do but express it. Improvisation is an expression of being, of inspiration so unexpected that there was no way to have prepared for it.
I listened to Stan Getz, and I knew he wasn’t there when I heard him. Somebody else was. I listened to Mort Saul, and I knew he was winging it. I listened to my saxophone teacher and I knew he had never improvised anything in his life. He had a skill, bigger and grander than any I had ever heard before that, when I first heard him, at 12 years old. But, then I heard Charlie Parker, and I knew that improvisation was at the core of the man, that he knew no other way of being than that. It was boiling there inside of the man, bubbling, a gestalt of frantic joy, a concentration of kinesthetic rage.
Yes, improvisation is the radical expression of a radical impression, which arrives like an unexpectation, an unrealization, an unfabrication. It just is. And, that’s that. It’s the answer to the bewildering question, where did THAT come from? It’s a marvel, like the comic book by the very same guy who drew all those heroes. Which all were, at the very outset of their being, an elaborate improvisation, bigger, better, best. As has this been. As am I. As are you. With love thrown in.
~Michael E. Gerber
Michael E. Gerber is a true legend in entrepreneurship, helping transform 70,000+ businesses in 145 countries over the past 25 years.
Michael’s New York Times Best Selling Book, The E-Myth Revisited, has sold over 5,000,000 copies in 29 languages, and E-Myth methodolgy is taught in 118 universities worldwide.
Inc. Magazine has called Michael E. Gerber the “World’s #1 Small Business Guru.”
In his spare time, Michael loves to read about religion, philosophy and poetry. He and his wife, Luz Delia, live in San Marcos, CA.
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