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.
For a proven, step-by-step framework in cracking the code to independent music career success, and additional in-depth insights into making your passion sustainable and profitable, be sure to pick up my best-selling guide, The Music Entrepreneur Code.