Did you know that if music creators develop their business skills they are more likely to succeed in music and be happy? As we share this month, the plans you have for your music career may not be achievable alone.
Every year most people set their new year’s resolution:
- I’m going to eat better
- I’m going to see the inside of a gym
- I want to read more books
- I want to change or improve my career
But did you know that by February 1st most people have already given up on them? Last time I checked a year was 12 months, not 1.
Resolutions like these don’t have anything tangible to achieve. They are very abstract and need some additional meat in order to be achievable.
This year, instead of a resolution, try setting one goal for the year and then break it down into smaller goals. This gives you little wins throughout the year and provides positive reinforcement so you stay motivated to reach the big goal at the end.
Setting goals and taking aim at them is easier, but most people still need accountability of some kind. When setting goals, people usually fall into one of three categories:
- Ready Aim Fire (set, plan, then tackle)
- Ready Fire Aim (set, tackle, then plan)
- Ready Aim Aim Aim…. (set, plan, plan, plan…. zzzzzz)
Great ideas and good intentions are all well and fine, but what sets those who intend apart from those who succeed is action. Taking action can be the hardest part, even if it’s the most obvious.
Sometimes we lack confidence in ourselves and think we need to wait for everything to be perfect before we can tackle our goals.
We have to do things poorly first to get better and eventually do them well.
And if you can’t get started on your own, that may mean you need to find an accountability partner of some kind:
- Someone who will ask the right questions.
- Someone who will support you when times get tough.
- Someone who can give you a framework to make the journey seem less daunting.
This is where a music career coach comes in.