Nate: Hey lovely humans. This is episode zero of in practice a a podcast all about practicing and I’m your host Nate Newman. This will be a short episode where I just take a few minutes to introduce myself and lay out what this podcast is all about exactly.

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Nate: Welcome this is gonna be me today. This episode is really just meant to be a primer explain who I am and what this podcast is all about. So I’ll start by introducing myself. My name is Nate Newman I’m a 27 year old musician and teacher in beautiful Columbus Ohio.

Besides music I also keep a dedicated yoga practice and I do some martial arts as well. So each of these three things take some time and energy, and since I have parallel interests a good chunk of my day is spent practicing.

From my experience I can say that practice is a solitary thing and I think because it’s usually a solitary thing it doesn’t get talked about that much. What I’m getting at what, what I’ve gotten out of practicing, it goes beyond the skills.. That’s the good stuff.

A lot of my patience or humility or any sort of virtue that I can claim at least a little bit of credit over.. That and having a good mindset about how I approach things now, that’s because of practice. That’s because I’ve had those experiences of sucking at things for a long time and then boosting myself up to improve or develop.

What I’m talking about really it doesn’t matter what you practice. If you’re investing yourself in your pursuit you’re getting something else out of it.

So that’s what brought me to this podcast. I’m lucky enough that I know some really great talented people. I want to sit down so we can hash out what they’re doing in their practices.

Each episode I’m gonna sit down and I’m gonna interview anyone who’s invested their time and themselves into a skill. So this could be an artist, musician, writer, athlete, dancer. We’re gonna talk about what’s universal what they’ve gotten out of their practice besides the skill but also a lot of practical and esoteric kind of stuff, because I’m a behind-the-scenes junkie and I think that stuff’s really cool.

My hope is that you can use what you hear in these conversations and apply it to your own life. By the time you can listen to this
episode it’s going to be January and a lot of us may have some New Year’s resolutions.

­­­­We might be talking about picking up new skills or getting back into something we were already doing and a lot of us will think about the finish line. What that’s going to be like when we finally can do it but we’re not thinking about the grind. The ground that it takes to get there, but what this podcast is really about is what’s inspiring about the grind.

So on that note I’m gonna sign off and let you guys go and listen to those conversations.