Too many people want a shortcut. An easy button.

As someone who loves efficiency and keyboard shortcuts, I get it. Why use six moves when you can accomplish the task in two?

But this is something entirely different.

Have you ever looked at a fireplace and said, “First give me some heat, then I’ll throw on some logs!” (Read that in a Tony Robbins book recently.)

Of course not. It’s ridiculous.

But that’s what so many home studio folks do.

“First give me some better plugins, then I’ll learn how to use them.”

“First give me everything on my Sweetwater wish list, then I’ll start my first album project.”

“I need my first recording to sound amazing before I’m willing to invest the time to REALLY practice.”

Most people would agree that investing money every month in the stock market is better than spending that money on lottery tickets. Even though you COULD hit the jackpot, the odds aren’t in your favor.

It’s the same with creative work like writing songs or making records. You could wait around for the stars to align, hoping you’ll effortless produce a Grammy-winning album on your first try. Or you could get to work releasing your next project. And then the next, and the next. Getting slightly better each time.

Slow growth.

Gather the tree limbs. Chop up the firewood. THEN expect a fire.

’Tis the way of the world.

(And if we’re being honest, it’s the way we want it to work anyway.)

Joe Gilder
Home Studio Corner

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