Man, I love that TV show “The Profit.” Have you seen it?

It’s about this bazillionaire business guy named Marcus Lemonis. He fixes failing businesses.

He comes in to a failing business, analyzes everything, and then decides whether or not he will invest his own money into the company and save it.

The catch, of course, is that if he’s in charge. If the business owners accept his help, they have to let him make decisions.

Most episodes have a similar theme. Marcus will make a bunch of changes, then the business owners will whine and complain that, “You can’t do that. We’ve always done it this way.”

It’s almost comical.

Here’s this ultra-successful millionaire giving advice to failing business owners, and the failing business owners want to tell the millionaire “what works.”

That would be like a morbidly obese person telling a fit professional trainer how to lose weight.

You got it backwards, pilgrim.

And I’ve seen this over and over again with home studio folks.

Many of them would rather spend more time debating the finer points of audio theory on a forum somewhere than in their studio making great music. They can very quickly tell you why any piece of advice you give them “won’t work.”

If you find yourself with that kind of attitude towards your studio, you will forever be stuck making mediocre recordings.

You and I both have so much to learn about making great music in our home studios, but we can’t learn if we don’t admit that perhaps we don’t know everything. That perhaps someone else knows something we don’t know and can teach us something valuable.

When you’re ready to step it up and start churning out impressive mixes, come learn along with the rest of us at:

Joe Gilder
Home Studio Corner

  • ironman2819

    The hardest part of change is the unknown. When someone comes in and starts making decisions that affect you, two things happen. First is you lose the control you thought you had, second you can no longer anticipate what happens next.

    People only embrace change when it is their own idea to do so or they see the immediate benefits before hand in others.

    When change occurs at the hands of someone else it is very much like you being an excellent driver of your own car and then suddenly finding yourself as a passenger in a strange car with someone whom you have never met. They may have a reputation as a performance driver but you still sit in anxious anticipation flinching at every turn and acceleration and braking maneuver they make…. because you no longer have your hands on the wheel or pedals nor can you see in the mirrors and even your visual perspective through the windshield has changed.

    You don’t know what they are going to do and you feel helpless because you are forced you give up control. People fear change because they fear the unknown.