A new year has just begun and we are all so excited for a new beginning. Most of us have made some serious decisions about the goals we want to achieve this year. Some of you have set health goals, family goals, personal goals, but what about your music? What about your home studio? Have you thought about it seriously? You want to make more music this year, don’t you? Have you set your goals? Have you set deadlines for the unfinished projects that you have left behind?
I know what you’re thinking! That with all these things happening in your life you can’t find any time for you. That’s life! You know something? Even if you had 18 hours at your disposal for your music , I bet that you would skip a couple of hours to do something different! And don’t try to deny it! I will tell you something and I want you to trust me on that. Do you know what is the secret for making more music this year? The answer is deadlines.Yes , exactly this empowering procedure for setting deadlines to every single goal that you set or a project that you want to finish is the key to success.It’s the key to accomplishing more things in your life.Let’s start setting goals.
Brian Tracy , a worldwide well known author , public speaker,time management expert, said that 1 minute of planning saves us from 10 minutes of execution. It’s so true! You will see the difference ,once you apply this habit to your life. Did you know that only the 3% of the population on earth writes down it’s goals? The rest 97% just works for that 3%! Everything is on planning. I want you to do something this weekend or even better today if that’s possible. I want you to take a blank piece of paper and write down everything you want to achieve this year in your life. I assume that making music is one of your big goals for this year,isn’t it? Ok,write down what you want to achieve this year in your home studio. You have to write down what you really want.For example, you want to release an album or an ep or a single.You have to be specific when you are going to do this. You are not writing some thoughts or ideas that just come to your head.You plan everything you want.
Let’s say that you want to release an ep by 30th of June .Now you have set a goal that is measurable and you have set a deadline.The next step is to plan every step you have to take for moving towards that goal. And here my friend comes a very handful tool that is invented for this purpose. The calendar. A very effective tool for those who use it regularly. Being musicians , we have this theory that creativity is something that we can’t program ,it needs to be spontaneous and we must wait for this moment where inspiration strikes. No , forget about these old fashioned believes! Creativity is a gift that you have to share to the world. You have to create!
Now let’s schedule the whole process from writing the songs until you upload and release your ep. It’s a big project ,and it needs to be divided to smaller tasks that you can manage. And the best way to do this, is going backwards from the rel