So I turned 30 a week ago.
Yeah, that happened.
I’m officially an old fart.
I ended up taking the week off last thing from almost all HSC-related activities. I needed a break, and I wanted to work on my album.
But also, I was in a bit of a funk. I don’t know if turning 30 had anything to do with it (I suspect it might have), but I wanted to take a break from work and focus on creativity for a bit.
I’m glad I did.
Do you ever get into a “funk” in your home studio?
Yeah, me too. (It took me 2 weeks to make any progress on my album after the initial tracking session.)
I was reading a great book by a guy named Ken McCarthy recently. He proposed three questions to help break you out of your productivity funk.
Here they are:
* What’s working?
* What’s missing?
* What’s next?
It may seem super simple, but those six words pack a pretty big punch. If you find yourself spinning your wheels in your studio, ask yourself these questions.
Maybe it’ll go like this:
“What’s working? Well, I’ve got a good ear for mixing. I know what I want the final mix of this song to sound like. I can almost hear it in my head.
What’s missing? I can’t seem to make the mix in my head come out of the speakers, no matter what I try. So I haven’t tried in a loooong time. I could use more reps, more practice…and maybe some guidance.
What’s next? Maybe I need to finally join Dueling Mixes. I’ve been avoiding it for a while. I’m afraid it won’t really make me better, but I’m not getting better on my own, so I really have nothing to lose.
Maybe I’ll give it a shot.”
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