How to "Force Yourself" to Succeed

Sept 14, 2016, Issue #118

See below for OUR NEXT PUBLIC EVENT.  
But first, get a great tip  for how to succeed.  

"The patient says, "Doctor, it hurts when I do this."
"Then don't do that!"

"I take my wife everywhere, but she keeps
finding her way back."

"The horse I bet on was so slow, the jockey
kept a diary of the trip."

"There was a girl knocking on my hotel room
door all night! Finally, I let her out."

"I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places.
He told me to stop going to those places." 

"My Grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't
need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle." 

I'll never forget one evening back about 1993.  
I was entertaining at a benefit dinner party
in an old San Jose nightclub.  

The after-dinner speaker was veteran comedian
Henny Youngman.  Master of the quick one-liner,
and one of my all-time favorite comics.

Standing with his violin, he'd play a few notes
between jokes.  Which were two quick sentences:
First one, tell a story.  Second one, deliver a
surprising punch.  

Knocked me out!  

He had us laughing over a half hour with
a ton of these classic one-liners.  Starting
with his signature:  "Take my wife.  Please"

And another one I'll always remember:

A bum came up to me saying, "I haven't
eaten in two days!" I said, "Force yourself!"

What a great line!  It's always been one of
my favorites.  I think of it whenever I hear
someone tell me they're stuck on a project
and can't go on.  

I'd like to say, "Force yourself!"  Just put
yourself where you need to be, remove
obvious distractions, and go for it!

Set a goal and imagine a few "easy-to-do"
steps to reach it.  Then stick out your foot
and take that first step.

What's the worst that could happen? 
Possibly your first attempt might be
so awful, you'll die from embarrassment.  

More likely, though, your first try will be
pretty decent and show a way for 
improving the next step.

Are YOU stuck on a project right now? 
Let's say, for example, you're planning
a party and unable to decide the perfect 
music to set the mood you want.

Don't just sit there.  Figure where you 
want to wind up and ask yourself how 
you can get there.  What do you need 
to decide first?

Ask a friend for suggestions.  Ask someone 
who's done this before.  Ask a professional 
party planner.  

Or for goodness sake, ask  a musician.

They'll probably begin with "Tell me about 
the mood you're looking for."

That's the question I always ask whenever 
I help anyone plan music for their celebration. 

Another tip:  Why not see the mood first hand?  

The next time you or a friend  are looking for
upbeat, elegant music played the way you want, 
preview us in action at our next public event:  

Where?  You can catch us here (details below):

Friday, September 16, 8:00-10:00pm,
"Cocktail Lounge (Members Only)", 
Silicon Valley Capital Club, 
50 W San Fernando, San Jose

Caterer? Wedding or Event Planner? Bride? Groom? 
Enjoy the festive mood we'll create.  You'll  hear 
popular standards, jazz classics, and Latin favorites. 
Please stop by and say Hi.

Are YOU looking for wedding or party music RIGHT NOW?

Meanwhile, here's my favorite story about "Force Yourself!"

Let's chat soon.  


Robbie Schlosser | Magnolia Jazz Band
"Bringing Elegant, Upbeat Music to Weddings and Parties"  

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