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July 12, 2012

Top 3 Goal-Setting Tips for Musicians

I just ran across a good review of Brian Tracy's book Goals! It was written by Trent Hamm on his Simple Dollar site.

Here are some of my favorite nuggets from the review:

1) Associate with the Right People

"The people you most closely associate with often set the standard for what you want out of life ... Surround yourself with people who embody what you want to achieve.”

Yes! Attitudes are contagious. That's why it’s a great idea to attend music conferences, networking events, songwriter nights, etc. To reach your goals you should regularly rub elbows with other proactive music people, interact, share resources, and inspire one another.

2) Make a Plan of Action

"Write your goal down, then write a detailed plan for achieving it. The more detail, the better. Can you boil it down to daily steps or individual actions? The smaller the pieces, the easier it is to grab hold of and pull yourself towards your goal, one bit at a time.”

Here's one more ...

3) Review Your Goals Daily

"Take time every day to review the goals you’re working on. I do this by writing in a journal and keeping tabs on a few key goals every single day. I have a section where I write 'Goal #1' followed by a sentence on my progress, then 'Goal #2' ... It forces me to think about each goal every day.”

Great advice from Brian Tracy via Trent Hamm. Put these into practice and you will make progress!

What other goal setting tips do you recommend? What has helped you reach your goals? I welcome your comments.

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posted by Bob Baker @ 11:51 AM   1 comments


At Jul 13, 2012, 12:58:00 AM, Anonymous Jamie Leger said...

Good tips Bob.

It's helpful for me to SEE my goals, so i have the 3 main goals im working on hung up on my wall. I see it right when i get up in the morning, and right when i go to bed at night, so im always thinking about them, along with steps and actionable to-do's which are printed underneath as well.

For me, it's not enough to make a goal without a plan.


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