Mike Rayburn is a Hall of Fame Speaker, a keynote artist who teaches innovation, possibility thinking and performance to organizations world wide. He is also an author, world class guitarist, comedian and adventurer.

Excellence Is Not Linear, It’s Exponential. The Simple Math Behind Luck and Becoming A Virtuoso

Excellence Is Not Linear, It’s Exponential… The Simple Math Behind Luck and Becoming a Virtuoso. Back when I played more than 1400 bar gigs for $60-90/night, and later more than 1800 college shows, I refused to relegate myself to being background music. Night after night, honing my skills, I made it a challenge to pull…

A hug from George Foreman

Write Bad Songs

Write Bad Songs I used to get horrible #writersblock. Like, write-one-song-in-a-year writer’s block.  This was bad considering my career relies completely on creating regularly.  There was a reason I was a “struggling” songwriter in Nashville.  Writer’s block (and all procrastination) ultimately comes down to one word: FEAR… usually of failure, success, or rejection.  I developed…