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The Secret to Making More Time

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“If there were only more hours in the day…” “I have too much I want to do, I’ll sleep when I’m dead.”

These statements are as common in the music industry as open mic nights and 360 deals. They are usually said either at times of pure exhaustion or pure mania, with no sense of focus or strategic thinking.

The truth is, there are more hours in the day than we think and we don’t need to sacrifice sleep to find them. However, there’s no magic bullet, either. We can’t rewind the clock or slow down the Earth’s rotation. The secret to making more time for things that matter requires three things.

25 Quick and Easy Social Media Prompts to Post in a Pinch

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One of the things musicians dread the most is keeping up with social media. With so much cluttering up our newsfeeds, it can become very easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of content and underwhelmed by the value of it all.

It’s also easy to fall down the rabbit hole of comparisons and fear-based-paralysis  you see another musician killing it online and you convince yourself you have nothing to say. Or you did, but someone else already said it, so why bother?

Any of this sound familiar?

5 Questions to Ask on Social Media That Will Increase Fan Engagement

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One of the most common responses I get from musicians when I ask them about the roadblocks they face on social media is, “I never know what to post!” What you may not realize is that a lot of the content can be provided by your fans and followers — all you have to do is prime your audience with a discussion topic.

3 Easy Steps to Determine Your Next Steps (With Examples)

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"Now what?" That question is asked by every musician at least once every other day it seems. You’ve finished recording a new song  now what? You planned out your next three months of newsletters – now what? You finally hit your first 10,000 followers on Instagram  now what?

Reaching a goal is great, but what’s next? It’s important to always be thinking of your next steps while you work at completing the goal in front of you. It can feel daunting. (As if you don’t already have enough on your plate, amirite?)

Luckily, I’ve broken down this process into three easy-to-follow steps when it comes determining what to do next. They may seem obvious or basic, but when you’re knee-deep in deadlines and completely stressed out with a lack of confidence, you’d be surprised how powerful “procrastination paralysis” can be.

5 Ways to Combat Post-Tour Depression

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For anyone who’s ever been on the road for more than a few days, it is known fact that Post-Tour Depression (PTD) is real. Coming back from being on the road can feel like never-ending jet lag for some, while others can experience a serious case of mood changes, increased anxiety, stomach issues, and even severe withdrawal from the outside world.