How to Show Your Music Career Team How to do Anything

How to Show Your Music Career Team How to do Anything

We’ve talked about how your music career team can take any shape.

But how exactly do you a show a new team member how to complete a task?

Do you just leave them to their own devices to figure it all out?

This process is easy to overcomplicate, but it can be quite simple.

What I’m about to share with you is something I learned from SuperFastBusiness founder and CEO James Schramko. I can’t take credit for any of it, but having used it with my own team, I can tell you right now that it does work!

Schramko summarizes it like this:

I do, we do, you do.

And all it takes is a quick 15-minute video conference (longer depending on the task) to show your team member how something is done your way.

Here’s what you do once you’re both on the call:

Step #1 – I Do

If it’s a task you’ve become intimately familiar with, you should be able to show someone else how to do it, right?

So, the first thing you need to do is show your team member your process. Take them through each step in the task, from start to finish.

Once you’ve completed this step, ask them if they have any questions.

Step #2 – We Do

Now it’s time to go through the task together. Ask questions as you go and try to get your team member to remember the steps as you’re doing them. But don’t make them wrong if they don’t remember all the steps. You’ve only shown them once, remember? Plus, you’re supposed to be working together.

Once you’ve completed this step, confirm that they’ve understood the steps involved. Ask them if they have any questions and answer them.

Step #3 – You Do

It’s time for your team member to demonstrate whether they were paying attention and if they can do the task all on their own. Have them show you that they know how to complete the task in the expected manner.

If they do everything right, they’re ready to take over the task for good (really!).

If they miss a step or still aren’t quite sure, repeat step #2 until all the key details sink in, and have them go through step #3 again.

Now You Can Teach Your Music Career Team to do Anything!

That’s all there is to it! Sound too easy? Well, just be grateful that someone went to the trouble of figuring this out, so you didn’t have to, because this process works.

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Commit to Process Rather Than Outcome

Commit to Process Rather Than Outcome

Process is action. Doing.

Doing creates results.

But results are often outside of our control.

We begin by figuring out where we want to go – our destination. Then we chart a course based on where we are. Then we begin moving in that direction.

If we have a map, then we have some sense of the route we’re going to take to get to that destination.

The map is the “how-to.” So, it doesn’t tell the full story. Virtually all the details are missing.

You might know there are roads leading to your destination. But what you may not know is there’s a piece of glass on the road that’s going to give you a flat.

You might know you’ll be driving through the mountains. But what you may not know is just how beautiful and relieving the sights are going to be.

You might know approximately how long it’s going to take you to get to your goal. But what you may not know is what’s going to happen between when you start and when you ultimately arrive.

All that messiness and uncertainty is what we call process. It’s not exactly like walking blindly into a dark room, but close.

It’s because of that adventure that anything is worth doing.

Sure, it’s fun to achieve outcomes. I have outcomes I’m trying to achieve, and at times the process has been frustrating.

But the fun part ends up being the process. The journey.

And if you can enjoy the journey, the battle is more than half won. If you can find the reward in the journey, the battle is fully won.

I’ve often thought of the process of learning an instrument the same way.

If you commit to process rather than outcome, you’ll practice hard and improve. You won’t even notice the hours you put into it.

But if you commit to the outcome, you will easily get frustrated because you just want to be able to do something on your instrument (e.g. play a certain scale, lick, or solo) . You’re not committed to the process.

Committing to the process will ultimately take you further.

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