Taking on More Tasks Just Because You Can

Slow down. You’ve already accomplished everything you set out to do today. Keep in mind that you came up with the yearly, quarterly, monthly, and weekly goals to keep the momentum. The worse thing you can do is burnout and have to work 5X harder to get back to where you’re supposed to be.

Besides, are the tasks that you are trying to take on right now getting you where you’re supposed to be?

Or are you just trying to be, busy?

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Nothing like seeing your name in the metadata. To some it’s a small thing but to you it’s your resume. It’s the one piece of content that proves you are who you say you are. No matter how small the single or album is, you are the accredited producer. As someone with a catalog of over 40 records produced I can tell you that having those records on your CV is great for your brand.

Nothing like showing an artist what you can do and that the artists you’ve worked with.

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A leader should always strive to be an example of the lessons he/she are trying to pass down to their team(s). A team should also know the WHY behind the lessons.

As I grow my production team with more producers, songwriters, musicians, and engineers I have to be cognizant of how I represent myself. Instead of focusing on becoming a caricature and create a role that I have to play every single night. I’ve put my focus into becoming the type of person that is that very example. An uncomfortable process as I have to take in constant information and figure out how to apply it to grow.

A pulpit of lies can become your own personal hell.

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The Secret Sauce No One Talks About

It’s not just the 10,000 hours, equipment, tours, merchandise, organized teams, and execution of your ten year plan. It’s not just the talent, the constant networking, traveling, spending your budget on the right things, and being dedicated to your goal. There’s something else there working for you that you notice but never mention.

Like being on an elevator ride up at right time to meet the executive, or coming out of a show and running into your city’s biggest DJ. Being added to a playlist that the hottest producer frequents or may be even being on the same plane as that A&R that signed that one K-Pop band.

You’ll never say it, but we all know.

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Would it be such a bad thing to buy a bunch of plugins on sale during such a holiday? Instead of a box of chocolates you are investing in your craft. The plugin will bring value later down the road on a project or opportunity. However, the box of chocolates would be an investment in your relationships.

To the normal person, this is an easy answer. To the creative, it’s a conundrum which usually dampens the relationship.

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