Being accountable as EDM producers might be one of the biggest issues we face.
How do you go from being an unproductive, procrastinating producer, to a hyper focused, well oiled machine?
Being Accoutable as EDM Producers by Scheduling Time for Writing
Have you tried scheduling out a block of time either daily, or weekly for you to just focus on writing?
Maybe you have but you seem to fall through with your schedule.
Either way, the most important part about scheduling out some time is all about actually doing the work.
There’s some truth behind the fact that just because you schedule something, doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to do it. But, if you don’t do the work, you won’t make yourself accountable.
Staying accountable means creating a schedule and sticking with it.
If friends invite you out during your booked time, tell them you can meet them afterwards. Your music should always come first when scheduling time!
Being Accountable as EDM Producers by Creating a Mastermind Group
A mastermind group is a collaboration of no more than 7 people. Every week you get together via Skype, Zoom, Discord, or any other service to video chat in. In these groups you discuss things you’re working on, what you’ve learned, and sharing ideas!
This can be a MASSIVE help for a lot of you producers out there.
It’s a great way for being accountable as EDM producers, while sharing ideas, helping each other grow, and staying supportive of one another.
It’s important to think about the people you want in your mastermind group. If you’re in the US, you wouldn’t want someone from Russia in your group. Not due to miscommunication, but because of the time difference.
Mastermind groups only work when every single person is able to put in the same amount of effort.
This means that you need to stay on track. Don’t put sessions off and think, “Oh I’ll go next week.” Next week turns into 2 weeks, 2 weeks turns into 4, and so on and so forth.
When there are massive time differences, it can be tough to make sessions work.
Create a schedule and stick to the schedule.
Spend the valuable time you have to ask the tough questions, get feedback, and don’t be afraid to ask for help!
Being Accountable as EDM Producers by Creating a Local Meetup Group
Local meetup groups are similar to mastermind groups, except that they are in person.
This allows for a more personal connection and you’re able to frequently meet new people.
With meetups, it’s more of an open forum, rather than a private group. You should encourage as many people in your local scene to come as possible.
Not only are you able to discuss what you’re working on and learn new things, but you’re also able to network in person!
I like to create Facebook events every month for my personal meetup groups. These usually last about 2 hours and I make reservations at a different restaurant every time.
I always schedule the same time, 2:00 PM CST – 4:00 PM CST, and the same day, the second Saturday of every month. This allows people to remember that this event goes on at this time every month. But the food is always something new and changing at a new local restaurant.
If you want to stay accountable, you need other people to help stay accountable with. Mastermind and Meetup groups are the perfect concoction for stimulating growth, relationships, and success.
If you aren’t scheduling your production sessions, you may start to fall off the wagon of maintaining consistent production. Consistency is key, and nothing is more consistent than a schedule!
Interested in learning about more productivity tips? Check out this episode of my podcast!