I’ve never been much of a collector (apart from collecting guitars!).

As a kid, I used to watch TV and be in awe when I’d see people talking about collecting baseball cards.

…And I was shocked when I saw some were worth a fortune!


I love baseball (even though I think I’m the only person I know in England who does. I do wish it was played over here more).

Anyway, Archie decided to collect some football cards (as in soccer) for the Premier League.









It all started about 6 months ago when Archie came home from visiting a family member with a pack of these football cards.

Since then, we’ve been on a mission, buying, selling, trading, and sourcing out rare cards.

I feel like we’re in the Temple of Doom – I’m Indiana Jones and Archie is “Shorty” – the kid in the movie.

Archie would probably say he is Indy though, and I’m the little chap. Haha.

Helping him collect them has been fun.

Not so much fun for the old wallet though – good ol’ Thorpe doesn’t like to buy “stuff” like this all that often.

…BUT we were determined if he begins, then he will finish collecting them.


Like most kids, Archie often has a tendency to jump from one thing to another.

I had to train myself to stop being that way (still, a work in progress).

It’s not unlike most guitarists.

Many guitarists start one thing and jump to another.

They don’t finish thing A. They jump on to thing C. Totally forgetting about thing B.

You get the picture.


So, I thought I’d share this little reminder.

…Please finish what you begin.

Choose what you learn carefully (i.e. songs, technique, lessons, etc.)

Then commit to them and see them through.

After teaching this instrument for a long time now…

I can safely say that those who see things through are the ones who…

Tend to get the best out of the guitar and themselves.


You’ve got this.

Just like Indiana Jones once said…

“Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory.”


Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


P.S. If you want something fun in your life and you want a song that will give you a lot of joy and new techniques, check this out below. If you learn it and see it through, you’ll be very pleased you did.

Tom Dooley – Travis Picking Mini Masterclass

P.P.S. …And if you’ve already started the Tom Dooley course, but not finished it, hopefully, this will be a good reminder to get back to it!


P.P.P.S. This post was originally taken from Dan Thorpe’s private email list. To get blog posts like this sent to you which are full of great tips to make fingerpicking, strumming, and learning guitar more enjoyable (especially if you are over 40) join Dan’s list. It’s 100% free, HERE.

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