As musicians, we sometimes get caught up in what to buy, what not to buy, whether to avoid spending completely, and similar thought processes that keep us in analysis paralysis rather than action.
Here’s a formula that works every time:
Buy tools and resources that increase your belief level.
I have never regretted purchasing tools or resources that increased my belief level in achieving my goals. These decisions have always paid off.
Want to buy that book, try that course, pay for some coaching, or join a members-only forum for musicians?
If it increases your belief level, it’s the right move every time. Whatever you see in front of you is the answer you’ve been looking for.
When you want things to be done a certain way but don’t provide the empowerment or resources necessary for it to occur, you’re putting the cart before the horse. And you’re confusing people.
If you want to be powerful in management, you must show people the dartboard. “Here’s the bull’s eye, the target to aim for.” If you are not talking about the bull’s eye, or at least the dartboard, you’re wasting your breath.
Most managers over-explain obvious facts everyone knows and spend no time on the crucial details that move a project. Details they should be revisiting and re-presenting for their team repeatedly. Then they blame project managers for not doing their job. Is it your project manager, or is it your lack of leadership? Consider that it’s your lack of leadership.
Your opinions also don’t matter. In other words, if you set a goal for your team to generate $50,000 in sales in three months, and they reach the $50,000 figure in three months, but not in the way you wanted it to be done, it’s because you did not tell them how it was to be done. They still met the goal and you must fulfill on your promises, whatever they were. If you have a problem with how things were done, either throw out your preferences or get in the practice of generating the entire dartboard, not just the bull’s eye.
👉 Friendly reminder… Your week is what you make of it. It doesn’t matter what you’ve encountered this past week, you can get something from everything if you have the right mindset. Just look at me. I’ve felt fatigued and exhausted most of the week.
💪 Here’s my productivity tool stack for 2022.
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And there’s always more where this came from…
💪 Thank you for your creativity and generosity. I’m rooting for you.