Finding your frequency is the process of defining who you are at your core, so you can fully bring that to bear on every aspect of your life.
After all, the core of your business is not your customer, it’s not your product, it’s not your numbers, it’s not your company, and it’s not your team…it’s you.
That’s not self-centeredness or egotism; it’s simply the truth (in that it is simple and it is undeniably true): you have no business, no money, and no life without yourself right at the center.
Determining who you are–finding your frequency–is, therefore, critical to your success in any and all endeavors.
My old friend, Mick Berry, actor, comedian, musician and co-author of The Drummer’s Bible (an absolute must-have for anyone who owns a drum kit, by the way), took my thoughts from The Radical Edge about finding frequency to heart and shared his experience with me in an email. Your own process may or may not resemble Mick’s, but there’s always something to be learned from “listening in” on another’s thoughts. Be warned, though. You’re about to look into the mind of an artist:
“I figured out a name for what I’m all about: Spark. I like to serve as a spark in people’s lives. I also like to dazzle, and that’s included in the word. So far the fit feels good. I’ll see how it continues to pan out. Interesting how it came about…
“When I read [about finding my frequency], I thought OK, let’s go: What am I about? Right away, ‘delight’ entered my mind. And I thought, that’s surprising. But kind of wimpy. Not a whole lot of depth to it. I want to do more than delight. Then I thought, OK. JOLT! I want to jolt people. Yeah, that’s better. But wait….that’s still not quite it: Jolt has connotations of making it all about me, and of hurting people a little in the process.
“Then…I got it: Aha! Spark! Yeah, that’s it. We live such short lives in the course of the Universe. I’m hardly more than a spark. But in the microsecond that spark exists it’s all that can be noticed. So there’s the ego involved, but in a humble way. And beyond that…a spark ignites things with much greater power than the spark. But the spark is vital to ignite. Without the spark, the engine that powers the ship can’t even run. It’s the little tiny and incredibly temporary spark that pushes the whole machine into action.
“So there ya go. I’m a spark!
“As I said, we’ll see how it continues to wear. And I surer than shit ain’t changing my name to ‘Sparky’.”
See? That’s the process thus far for Spar…uh…Mickey. Care to give us a glimpse into your brain?