My wife came across this video a few weeks ago and showed it to me. I couldn’t help but smile. I mean, I like a good cello as much as the next guy, but this is simply amazing.

Here’s what stood out to me about these two guys.

  1. They totally hacked their instruments. The did something very different from what was expected. They pushed the boundaries of things that have been done with cellos and created something new. I’d assume that they’ve drawn in people who would never be drawn to a cello concert. Good for them, they’ve done great work.
  2. These guys aren’t hacks. Meaning, they disciplined musicians. They know their craft and the years they’ve invested into study and practice game them a platform to reinvent. There are a lot of people could have hacked the instrument without being as familiar with the cello. I think it says something about these guys being so proficient in what they know.

Relating back to my post about Thomas Edison a week ago, what is the one thing you’re pouring your life into? What is that one thing you’re becoming better than anyone else at. Lastly, how are you reinventing? What are you hacking? How are you making something better, seeing something in a way that no one else has before you?