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I just started a yearlong leadership and management program last weekend, and I’m already staring to look at everything I’ve been creating in the world a little differently.
Now, I want to be clear that, this week, my priorities have basically been:
- Fulfilling my program responsibilities and coursework
- Being in communication with my coaches, collaborators, classmates, and friends
- Cleaning up and getting organized
- Doing my income taxes
- Carrying out my staff writing duties
- Publishing daily
Beyond that, I haven’t had much time or energy to tackle much of anything.
If I’m inside my email, it’s only to answer and delete a few emails. There’s no way I could possibly 100 per day right now. If you’ve been waiting for a response from me, I promise I will get back to you, but it may take me a week or two to figure out what my expanded life looks like. Thanks in advance for your patience.
I have not scheduled tweets either. This has obviously made its way down the priority list, along with a lot of things I now see as being not as important as the key responsibilities articulated above.
I also haven’t even touched anything Music Entrepreneur HQ related in a while. It has been on my mind, but it just hasn’t been feasible for me to tackle content and product development in the capacity I used to. I have at least two – maybe three – podcast episodes forthcoming, but as noted, it’s very much dependent on the space and time available after tackling key priorities.
The good news is, next week, I won’t have to spend as much time on sorting files or working on my taxes. That’ll free up quite a bit more time.
I’m not making any of this wrong, nor do I see it as a permanent condition. If anything, I can see new, exciting possibilities for partnership and collaboration, and some of this has already started forming around me.
For the next quarter, though, I am planning to work on a membership at Content Marketing Musician. I’ve developed a lot of resources for musicians over the years, and our catalog has grown to the point where we feel we can offer greater support through a centralized space where committed, growing musicians gather for coaching and training.
Most importantly, I’m planning to do this in honor of my father and grandparents (my dad’s parents), who were all passionate about education. My dad passed when I was 13, my grandfather a little under 10 years ago, and my grandmother earlier this year.
The general plan is to give 50% of proceeds from the new membership to an organization supporting education for underprivileged children.
I am actively looking for leaders and team members in making this a reality by August 27. If you’re reading this now, and you’d like to participate in any capacity (even if it’s just to offer input and ideas), I would love to welcome you to the team. Get in touch right away and I’d be happy to have a conversation with you about the project.
That is mainly what I wanted to articulate for today. Thanks for reading!
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