If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a million times.

“But Joe, I just don’t have time to devote to music!”

I’ve got good news and bad news.

The good news? You’re absolutely right. You don’t have time.

The bad news: YOU NEVER WILL.

It’s never going to happen for you.

Imagine trying to save some money. Maybe you’re a big Dave Ramsey fan, and you’ve set a goal to build up your emergency fund.

You get excited about it. Heck, you might even write out the benefits of having a fully-funded emergency fund. Maybe you nerd out like me and work up a fancy spreadsheet to show exactly how long it will take to get there.

But then the paycheck comes in, and you do eeeeeverything you want to do with your money first, then you take a quick peek to see if there’s any left over to throw in savings.

And there never is.

If your savings plan involves only using “leftover money,” it’s never going to happen.

Same with recording. If your plan is to use your “spare time” to work on music, you’ll never have spare time.

Week after week will go by.

Dust will start to gather on your equipment.

When you do make time for it, you find your skills are rusty, making it hard to do anything quickly.

It’s a painful, unnecessary process.

When you look at your week, set aside some time for music. Even just one hour per week could make a world of difference.

I recommend signing up for Dueling Mixes, and dedicating one hour per week to working on that month’s mix and/or watching Graham’s or my mixing video.

It’s a small commitment, but it could make a HUGE impact.

You may discover that you’re suddenly “finding” more time to work on music.

Get rolling here:


Joe Gilder
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