So apparently Santa has a big list he keeps of all the stuff he has to do around Christmas.

Good kids, naughty kids, etc.

My question for you is…do YOU have a list?

Specifically, a list of things you want to achieve in your studio?

If you don’t, you should.

Make a simple list of all the stuff you’ve been wanting to do in the studio. It could be as simple as “Edit the vocal on that one song” or as complex as “Write and record an instrumental polka/death metal rock opera.”

Whatever it is, get it down on a list somewhere.

That’s Step 1.

Step 2 is easy. Pick the one you most want to do and…

…ready for this?…


Do that thing and nothing else. If you’re in your studio, you’re working on that until it’s done.

Then when it’s done, pick another item from the list and do that until it’s done.

It’s silly and elementary, doesn’t it, but I dare you to try it.

We think we’re being productive if we have lots of balls in the air, constantly juggling all of our commitments, trying to “multi-task” and get ‘em all done.

News flash, cowboy, you likely won’t get ANY of them done if you try to do ‘em all at the same time.

Focus on one. Get it done. Then notice how you’ll feel like you have a teensie bit more focus. A tiny weight has been lifted from your shoulders.

Then you do another task, and another. Suddenly there’s this huge amount of momentum building up, and you’re finishing things you’ve been “meaning to” finish all year.

Give it a shot. Wouldn’t it be great to have a ton of momentum heading into the New Year, instead of trying to come up with a New Years resolution?

I think so.

Joe Gilder
Home Studio Corner

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P.P.S. And while you’re at it, check out the big 2-for-1 sale. Sing it with me…”It’s the most…wonderful saaaaaaaale…of the yeeeeear.”