George, a new customer of mine, sent me an email that seems to describe a lot of my subscribers. Perhaps you’re in the same boat?
Check it out:
“My biggest problem has always been time. I recently stumbled upon Graham’s website as well as your podcast. Both are very informative. All this led me to the Production Club [www.HSCProductionClub.com]. I like the idea so I decided to join. It’s funny because the first thing you ask on the site is ‘Do you have a hard drive full of unfinished songs?’ Why yes, yes I do. That seems to be the joke between my singer and me. So I’m determined to finish one of them!”
Ah, the old hard drive full of unfinished songs. It’s a double-edged sword.
On the one hand, you feel like you HAVE to finish all of the songs, and the longer they go unfinished, the bigger the burden on your shoulders. (The good news is you don’t HAVE to finish any of those. Sometimes songs just aren’t that great and don’t need to be finished.)
But on the other hand, selecting a few songs to REALLY finish can seem daunting or time-consuming, but it’s completely worth it.
Time is probably the biggest obstacle my readers and customers tell me about.
I get that.
I personally have a lot of time to record, but I still struggle with not MAKING time to do it.
It’s like I heard on a podcast recently, one guy kept asking all these professionals in a particular field how they got so much accomplished, how they had the time to do all the amazing things they were doing.
He said he kept getting the same answer:
If you want something bad enough, you make time for it.
Be like George.
Go make time for your passion.