The music business is notorious for favors and promises. But how far will those good intentions go?
Recently I’ve learned the hard way that you can’t really rely on anyone to do anything for you. You’ve got to do it yourself.
A friend of yours may truly be intending on helping you out, but you can’t always take that to the bank. Set limits on how long you will wait for those favors to come through. It may be a few days or a few weeks. But if those weeks turn into months then it’s time to reassess the situation.
When you do things for yourself (book a tour, fix your amp, fix your webpage, etc) you learn things that you won’t forget. Probably because you’ll screw it up enough that you can’t afford to forget the lesson.
Although friends with good intent can help you out, they can also become a crutch. If you find yourself say “If only ______ would get back to me about _____ , I would be set,” then it’s time to stop lying to yourself and get it done yourself.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBJmyrx26Gc]
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