Joey and I were having a conversation the other day about when we really got into calling. We talked about the different strategies we had for practice and what made us fall in love with learning to call as much like ducks and geese as we could. Throughout the conversation, we sort of had this epiphany that made us realize that we shared a common moment of inspiration…our first nice call. Following a timeline, we both realized that we became far more interested in practicing and calling after we bought our first nice calls.
This was the case both for goose and duck calling.
MAKING THE INVESTMENT:
Based on this realization, we talked about when someone should buy an expensive call. Our whole thing has really been that you don’t need an expensive call. And it’s true that you don’t. Some of our mentors are guys that will never blow a call that costs more than $25 and that’s just the way they like it. However, knowing what we know now, we can almost promise that the minute you buy your first expensive call will be the first time you truly fall in love with learning to call. Buying an expensive call not only can help you sound better, but it makes you want to commit to calling more. That thing is your baby now. Not only do you love the way it looks and sounds, but you’ve invested money into it and you better start getting your money out.
The cycle begins here. Once you’re invested, committed, and like calling more, you start getting better. BECAUSE YOU’RE CALLING MORE. It’s a cycle that starts to take care of itself. So, go buy a cheap call that you can learn on. Once you feel really comfortable with all of the important calls to know, don’t spend time or money investing in a mid-range call, head to the expensive section. Go find your dream call. Budget and save until you can buy it. Once you do, you’ll smile for a week every time you see it hanging in your truck. And you’ll never stop wanting to use it.
Once you’re invested, committed, and like calling more, you start getting better. BECAUSE YOU’RE CALLING MORE.