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Tips for Productivity (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)

5 Tips for Finding Your Musical Voice  --Blooming Prejippie Zine

(This post accompanies Gab & Jam 92 Tips for Productivity (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)

This episode is a part of our Blog-vember 2019 trifecta of three posts a day—a video, a podcast, and a blog post. This year the focus is tips for the D.I.Y. Rock Star. We developed these methods through our own decades worth of experiences.

Take into account these tips for productivity:

The BIG Take-Aways:

These are our tips for staying productive:

Keeping a list is critical—the HUGE list is the vision (Here’s our vision post: )—then, there are goals associated with your vision. Those are the ones you track monthly, weekly, and daily. I spend a chunk of time doing monthly planning (Here’s our latest “Plan with Me” video: ), where I take those vision goals and figure out what can be done in the month to move that vision forward. Things don’t just happen; you HAVE to invest this time to keep your focus and to guide your path. (—We’re in the middle of building our social media following and working on producing a new newsletter and I have to make sure that I include actions that can make those things happen.) Those steps help make the planning yield results.

Then, I go back to our monthly plan and break down each week. I try to be realistic and choose about 5 goals and plan at least one good hour a day for each of those goals. Though this seems like too little a time to do anything, it really does work. (Here’s our weekly planner download: )

If you are going to achieve anything within the music business, you will need to attend to the business needs of producing, distributing, and promoting your work. (Here’s our advice about D.I.Y. Rock Star branding: )

Your music cannot just stay with you, you need to find places to share or to connect with people who are potential fans and/or particular partners. Start by sharing with your friends and family, and then finding more places to share your art, like live shows, etc.,

In the book we recently purchased, The Beautiful Ones, we realized how much Prince was concerned with his image and how he would present himself live. That is a critical component of growing your creative empire. You have to work on having the music, but on then to building your business empire. (Here’s the Prince Countdown: )

Vision Board Cheat Sheet  --Blooming Prejippie

Speaking of getting out and about and purchasing gear,

For more on our Song-a-Week commitment, check out our “19 for 2019” episode.

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Check Your Brand Cheat Sheet --Blooming Prejippie Zine

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Your turn!

What do you think?What do you think?

What other ways should be added to our next list for tips for the D.I.Y. Rock Star?

Please share your ideas in the comments below.

(Don’t forget that by sharing, you are contributing to supporting ALL D.I.Y. Rock Stars in pursuing their vision and that nothing but good karma can come from it.)

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How to Be More Productive  --Blooming Prejippie Zine

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