You have multiple tasks to do, projects to complete, and opportunities to pursue.
Which one should you prioritize?
As I’ve discovered, this is not an easy question. You need to determine the why behind every action, or your time will be swallowed up by less important tasks.
Talking with others is helpful. Sharing your challenges with a trusted mentor, or other creatives, can help you gain much needed clarity.
But there are two questions that should guide the entire discussion:
- Where does the greatest opportunity lie?
- What next action leaves you feeling the most touched, moved, and inspired?
Shiny object syndrome has less of a chance in a scenario where you’re clear on the opportunity, and inspiration is present.
I’ve course corrected in my business many times because of conversations I’ve had with my collaborators, teammates, and partners.
It’s easy to get distracted when what you’re working on doesn’t look like an opportunity, and you aren’t inspired to work on it in the first place.
Additionally, when creating a plan for our eventual success, we must order our steps. When we don’t, we end up jumping ahead to something that can’t be accomplished right now.
I see a studio, record label, magazine, and music venue in my future. But these steps must be ordered. And they work best in the order I’ve listed them off in.
Once I have a studio, setting up a record label is a logical next step. Once I have a record label, I’m going to want to promote our artists. So, a magazine starts to make more sense. Then, the music venue initiative begins to look like more of a feasible opportunity when I have the resources and financial outlay to make it a reality.
There’s a sequence to every version of success you want to create. It takes some intellectual work to identify what that sequence might be. And I won’t lie – sometimes it takes some trial and error, and experience too. But it’s worth putting the work in upfront to identify the most workable sequence.
With that, here’s what I created with you this week.
New Value-Packed Blog Posts & Podcast Episodes
Here’s what I created for you this week. Click on the headlines that pique your interest.
- 47 Questions You Must Ask if You Want to Turn Pro
- How to Tell Your Money Where to Go
- When You Need to Convince Someone That You Can Play Fuzion Jazz [Guitar Short]
- Abundance Attraction
- 245 – Is Organic Reach Dead?
- Be, Have, Do
- Elite Players: All Access Pass Update – September 17, 2021
Music Entrepreneur HQ on Social Media
Here’s a unique, value-adding piece we shared on social media this week:
There’s a personal development program I’ve been through three times, and each time I go through it, I learn more about myself and what matters most to me. I’ve also been able to improve my health, grow my business, and challenge myself intellectually.
The name of the program is The Gold Within.
Any artist looking to get clear on the impact and difference they want to make in the world (their brand) should go through The Gold Within program at least once.
Thank you for your creativity and generosity. I’m rooting for you.