Positivity Effect by Dr. Tom 049: The Talent Monster - Ryan Guth
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The Talent Monster

Since age 17, choral director Ryan Guth has stepped up to the stage with purpose. With a true passion and fire for choral music, his purpose is use that energy and love to motivate and inspire others to find their forte and step up to the podium of life on their terms. Over the years, Ryan has taught countless kids achieve results in their singing beyond what they ever imagined by constantly raising the bar and teaching them how to work smarter. Some of Ryan’s projects have been featured in media outlets such as The Huffington Post, MSNBC & PBS. Through his digital platform and the “Find Your Forte” podcast, Ryan has used those teachings and mindset to help not only choral directors but individuals who are in need of some advice on they too can “Find Their Forte”. Ryan is a personal friend and I’m honored to have him on the show.

CLICK HERE to check out Ryan’s website

CLICK HERE for more information about Ryan’s upcoming book: The Talent Monster

On today’s episode we discuss: 

  • The word rehearsal
  • How to serve correctly
  • How intimately personal music is
  • Why classical music gets a bad “rap”
  • How classical music is arranged
  • His upcoming book: The Talent Monster
  • How we all have hidden talents waiting to be unlocked
  • Gaining awareness of your childhood conditioning
  • If your parent, raising your awareness of your kids teachers
  • Why do we use the label “talented” or “not talented”
  • Why as a parent, you should be careful how you use the word “talented” with your kids
  • Parents who push their insecurities onto their children


 Wisdom Nuggets:

“Good music is good music whether it’s Jay-Z, Justin Bieber or Bach” – Ryan Guth

“You’re not even unlocking your true potential, until you make some inner changes to your self talk and you realize how to make these gifts for good, not evil” – Ryan Guth

“Your kids spend more time at school than at home” – Ryan Guth

“No one ever became poor by giving” – Anne Frank

Book Recommendations:

The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Talent Is Never Enough by John C Maxwell

Tomorrow my beautiful fiancee Jen joins me where we are going to announce something NEW and EXCITING which will be coming to The Positivity Effect – stay tuned!!

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