I used to think being an interesting person was having the wittiest remarks, intriguing stories and some kind of showman ship.

But none of this mattered if you weren’t listening to the other person in a conversation.

As musicians, when we focus on our selves at the expense of an ensemble, we really suffer from detachment.

But when we demonstrate we listen to one another, it opens up beautiful avenues of harmony and connection.

If you want a deeper connection with people, don’t try and impress them.