Health and Wellness as a Music School Owner [7FMS Ep. #88]

by Daniel Patterson


We took a break from talking about business, retention, marketing, and hiring…

To talk about living a balanced, healthy life as a school owner.

In this episode, Nate and Daniel get personal and talk about health challenges they’ve experienced…

Healthy habits that have served them well…

As well as food, exercise, and recommendations that they would give other school owners (see below for a list of apps, books, and resources that Daniel and Nate recommend).

This is a bit of a departure from our “normal” episode…

But it is one of the most important topics on which to focus!

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Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • Crafting an effective daily routine, time management strategies, and balancing commitments
  • Practical stress management techniques to combat anxiety and overwhelm
  • Navigating mental health challenges, ADHD, maintaining focus, and cultivating peace of mind
  • Exploring health-conscious diets, tracking nutrition, and recommended resources
  • Personal journey through exercise phases, bodyweight, weightlifting, cardio, and motivation
  • Group exercise, accountability, prioritizing physical and mental well-being

Show Notes

During the episode, a number of resources were mentioned…


Naval’s Live Video on Meditation. An excerpt from a live video that Naval made nearly five years ago… it’s a simple instruction on how to start your own meditation practice. It’s no longer publicly available, I just happened to get the link before it got hidden.

Oak, Calm, Headspace. Three apps you can use to jump-start a meditation practice. My favorite of the three is Oak. It’s free and very simple. If you want a “training” on how to begin a meditation practice, I recommend starting Headspace’s free trial. It has a great instructional course for beginners.

LoseIt. An app Daniel used to track macro-nutrients and calories. Highly recommended.

The Alt-Shift Diet by Jason Seib. Daniel mentioned this ebook during the episode. Unfortunately, it looks as if it is no longer available for sale, but ambitious listeners could use Google to find a download of it. 😏  

Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe. A book designed for people who are intimidated by the idea of starting an exercise/strength routine. It’s a program designed to help people live stronger, healthier lives into their 70’s and 80’s.

Jeff Nippard’s YouTube channel. This guy takes a science based approach to gaining muscle. Daniel really found his videos to be quite helpful in his fitness journey.


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See you next week!


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Daniel Patterson is a private teacher, writer, and marketing consultant for music schools. He began teaching in 2004. He co-founded and led marketing operations for a summer music camp that sees over 200 children each summer.

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