We take the gift of time for granted. Every day is a gift. Do you feel like you don’t have enough time in a day? Overwhelmed with your schedule?

Are you performing to your full potential? Maybe you make excuses that your time is limited.

Do you have an extra 5 minutes? Really that’s all you need to get started on anything.

Want to be a rockstar then you need to make every minute count. If you spend 5 minutes each day promoting your music and working on your craft you will be shocked where you end up in a year.

They didn’t build Rome in a day. They built it brick by brick.

The Gift of Time Key Points

  • Each day is a Gift – don’t take it for granted.
  • Rich or Poor – Everyone gets only 24 hours each day.
  • No one can steal your time. They can steal your stuff but each day you get a new replenished supply of time.
  • Everyone receives the same amount. There is no advantage. Use your time wisely.

Are you wasting your time on YouTube each night? How many hours per night?

How about Instagram or Facebook? How many hours are wasted there?

What are you doing with your time?

If you want to be a professional musician you need to use your time better than most. You have to juggle a lot of balls and be efficient.

Personally, are you spending your time working on becoming a better person?

How to Manage Your Time as a Musician

The first thing you need to do is find out where you are spending your time. Keep a diary of what you’re doing with your time. For the next week record all of your activities including YouTube, TV, Instagram, etc.  This will tell you exactly where all of you time is being spent.

Look at your time log. Where do you have an extra hour every day? What can you cut back on or cut out completely?

Make it a point to optimize your time management. Scrap the bad for the good. Replace the bad habits with good habits.

Finally, every day you put your feet on the ground be thankful you have another 24 hours to do your very best.

How GigFaster Can Help

We understand — making great music is your passion. It’s all about getting your music out there and sharing it with the world. However, trying to promote your music, find a label, or even just finding a place to play a gig can be daunting.

With GigFaster, you can get help booking gigs and promoting your music. GigFaster’s database has thousands of contacts across over one hundred music genres. It’s easy for you to get connected with a venue or promoter. We have low monthly rates and even offer a free trial. Start yours today.

Work hard, be focused and use your time wisely!

Most importantly, never quit!


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Craig Kelley

About Craig Kelley

Craig helps indie artists book more gigs, promote their music and submit to record labels @ GigFaster and GigFaster University . His latest release is his 7th album, Not So Blue. His band has supported Grammy artists including Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Rick Derringer, Gary Hoey, Joan Jett, Fuel and many more. http://craigkelley.com He is also the host of The 5 Minute Podcast For Musicians.

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