Procrastination is a never-ending battle that many people deal with. Using some simple strategies and hacks, it’s not only impossible but even enjoyable to get music tasks done.

We all have music tasks we loathe doing but getting these tasks done (and staying consistent) is what will help us make progress and grow in our music career. Today we will talk about ways to hold yourself accountable and stay consistent so you can conquer music tasks you hate.

Reward System

  • Only do X while doing Y
  • Attach something you love to something you don’t love.
  • Bribe yourself

Immediate Consequences

  • Accountability – Peer or Mentor
  • Use accountability shame as a positive force
  • Positive Gambling

Procrastination Hacks for Music Tasks

  • Stay consistent
  • 2 minute rule – if you can do something in just two minutes, just do it
  • Break it down – break tasks down into bite sized tasks
  • Develops a sense of momentum – allows you to accomplish a lot
  • Do the things you hate when you have energy

Ultimately, this content breaks down to understanding how your mind works and using that knowledge to your advantage. If you respond better to rewards, then allowing yourself to enjoy your favorite snack while working on a task you hate is going to work better than having an accountability partner. Test out which ways make you more productive and do what’s best for you. Tackling the things you hate is what will really allow you to make big strides in your music career.


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Bree Noble Female Entrepreneur MusicianBree Noble is an entrepreneur, musician and speaker. She founded Women of Substance Radio, an online radio station that promotes quality female artists in all genres, in 2007.  She launched the Women of Substance Music Podcast in November 2014, a 5 day per week show which promotes Independent female artists. Her podcast has hit #1 in New & Noteworthy for the Music, Arts and Society & Culture categories and #4 Audio Podcast on all of iTunes. She draws on her extensive experience running her own music business, both as a solo musician and as an Industry professional, to train and mentor other female musicians. Learn more about the station, the show and the artists Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram @breenoblemusic