I've always wanted to make big waves.
When I was a kid my parents took me and my brothers to the lakes that are around Oklahoma. We'd eat hot dogs, drink Dr. Pepper and bake in the sun for hours. Going in and out of the nearby bank.
The lake bed was always disgusting to me. Riddled with rocks and weeds and the like. But every once in a while we'd settle into a nice smooth, clear patch of lake. Most of the lakes in Oklahoma are man made and many of the shores are riddled with rocks. My brothers would always like to pick up the flat smooth ones and skip them as far as they could, seeing how many bounces they could muster.
My game was different. I always looked for the biggest, baddest rock in the bunch that I could lift above my head and chunk into that smooth patch of water. I liked making waves.
Today I'm still trying to make waves. Leave an impression on that lake bed, make an impact and affect everything in it's wake.
If you don't take something away from my performing, I've done you a disservice. I've failed you and I've failed my goal. When I perform for you, I'm not there to collect a pay check or to get my jollies, I'm there to make an impression. SPLASH. I'm trying to imprint memories into your brain. My goal with Maurrant was for people to fear and understand him. Check and check. My goal for Giovanni was for him to ooze sex and make a big freaking scene. Double Check. Jud will be feared, but you will pity and sympathize for him.
The same can be said about my training. If I work with you, I'm not looking to make a marginal improvement to your life, I'm looking to transform it. I'm not skipping rocks, I'm dropping boulders, and making waves. I'm looking to give you a body you love and you can maintain for the rest of your life.
I could throw a handful of pebbles all across the water, little tiny splashes everywhere. Neat. Cool Trick. No, I'm gonna drop that big boulder. Then I'm going to help you drop a big boulder. Then I'm going to help you help others pick up the biggest rocks we can hold. You, me, the whole damn team are going to make a rock island in the middle of that lake and drop boulders from the top to see how big of a splash we can make. We're leaving our mark in this world, we're making something special, something new and different, and really really freaking epic.
Until next time,
make big waves...and as always.
Lift Big, Sing Big, and Look Great Doing It.
The Opera Bro