The magical effect music has on the human brain is astounding, and proves to be quite different from other forms of art. The Dopamine that is released when you turn up the tunes is much like falling in love. It can distract you from pain and fatigue, as well as lower that everlasting stress that is brought on by juggling business and family. Listening to music that you enjoy will actually fire up parts of the brain like nothing else, but actually playing a musical instrument can prove to make you smarter & bring you closer to reaching your business goals.
We’ve all heard how playing a musical instrument is closely correlated to math, which I’m sure you can agree is a skill that will help any business owner. The question is…
What other skills can you improve by dabbling in music?
- Hone your fine motor skills by developing your hand/eye coordination
- Improve your testing ability by stimulating both your left and right side of your brain
- Jolt your creative side when you find your avenue of expression
- Boost your problem-solving techniques when you reach a stumbling block
- Increase executive functions like attention to detail, strategizing, memory and planning
Playing any musical instrument activates fireworks in your brain, not just in one area but all over. It mimics a full body workout for your mind. It also creates lasting neurological pathways needed in your daily bump and grind. The things you discover are limitless and valuable, and can easily be taken to the boardroom.
However, the most valuable lesson you’ll learn by picking up that guitar or sitting down at your piano will be Nothing Good Comes Easy. Nothing great is just handed to you, and even if it is it takes hard work, practice, failure and getting back up to try again to maintain it. So whether you want to attempt the Harmonica or go big with the Violin (Dubbed to be one of the hardest instrument to perfect), you’ll experience the gratitude of hard work. And that my friend is what will ultimately make you a successful Business Woman.
Check out this list of successful people who play musical instruments
Albert Einstein – Violin & Piano
Woody Allen – Clarinet
Julia Roberts – Clarinet and Oboe
Charles Dickens – Accordion
Thomas Edison – Piano
Condoleezza Rice – Piano
Meryl Streep – Violin
Mark Twain – Banjo, Piano, Accordion
Maya Rudolph – Keyboard