Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Time Management

I know we've all heard the saying "Time is money". This is so true especially in the music industry. The most important skill one can learn is time management. The music industry is all about timing and those that waste time usually end up settling for a day job talking about what they coulda, woulda, shoulda, done. You have to start investing your time as if it were money. Every minute is valuable. Take a second and truly asess how you spend your time. In this business hype rules the day but I can't tell you how many wasted conversations I've had with people trying to sell me hype. This was and still is a colossal waste of time because these people are usually not telling the truth and they don't mean you any good at all. It's all about the hustle or carrot chasing. I mean people will dangle dreams in front of you like a carrot and have you chasing them to no avail. Once you know what you want, you have to be sure that every conversation, meeting and association contributes to YOUR goals. Don't fall prey to trying to save the world. You know "I've got to help my crew or my boys". Use your time helping yourself first and once you've achieved a certain amount of status and monetary placement then you can help but until then DON'T LET PEOPLE WASTE YOUR TIME! Meetings should never be more than an hour and phone calls should be even less. Talk is truly cheap but time is a valuable commodity that once you waste it you can't get it back. So from this moment forward, take stock of your schedule and be sure that you are investing your time to best serve your goals and always make sure to have down time. This will give you a chance to rebuild your energy and see clearly. I know people in the biz will say "Man I will rest or sleep when I'm dead". That too is hype. The body, mind and soul need to rest to sustain. Yes we have to work hard well let's say we have to work smart. The first step to doing so is trimming the fat by managing your time wisely. Also, always include time to study something new. This is one of the best investments you can make because it keeps you sharp and on your game. Remember time IS money.

The Truth
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1 comment:

  1. If you’d like a tool for managing your time and projects, you can use this web-application inspired by David Allen’s GTD:


    You can use it to manage and prioritize your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
    Comes with a mobile version too, and with an Android app.