Time is like money. It has to be budgeted so that we get the most out what we have. Here are some tips that will help musician’s focus on how to make the most of the time they have. Also included are tips on what to avoid that take away the precious time that you have and threaten to make you unsuccessful.
- The truth is that you have relatively few hours and a ton of work to do if you want to make it as an indie artist, so you need ways to operate at peak efficiency.
- Budgeting time is not as clear-cut as budgeting money. Unless you pay for everything in cash, you can calculate your regular monthly expenses simply by looking at your recent transaction history.
- You just need to know how many hours are “externally controlled,” meaning formally committed to something.
“The truth is that you have relatively few hours and a ton of work to do if you want to make it as an indie artist, so you need ways to operate at peak efficiency. There will inevitably be mistakes and circumstances that end up costing you time; a certain amount of that is unavoidable. But what you do with the rest of your time—how you streamline, systematize, and prioritize—could add up to the difference between the career you want and one you’re stuck with.”