change-or-die-book555Let’s stay with the music example. There are a thousand tiny steps you can take.

  • Introduce one new song.
  • Introduce guitar on one song.
  • Introduce subtle drums on one song. Make sure they are subtle. Read: not loud.
  • Introduce backing tracks on one song. (More on this later.)
  • Try two songs.
  • Try a set.
  • Jazz up some old hymns.
  • Push the edge just a bit.
  • Back off.
  • Push the edge just a bit more.
  • Talk. Get feedback. Pray. Rinse. Repeat.

We will talk in detail about this in the chapter on music, but I think you get the idea.