A buddy of mine came up with this idea to justify her upcoming amp purchase. It's such a great idea I thought I'd post it here. Check it out: You pay yourself to practice. She's paying herself $10 an hour everytime she sits down to practice (actually practicing, not just goofing off). By the time she has enough money saved up for her new amp, not only will she have earned it, but she'll also have improved to the point that she deserves the new amp. What an amazing concept! Absolutely brilliant. I wish I had thought of this myself - but even if I didn't, I'm putting into practice immediately. Since I discovered this new idea (last night), I've paid myself $30!! I'll have that new Warr guitar in no time flat!