Dear Constant Reader,
Happy Friday! Here’s your tip!
Meet your deadlines.
Even better, beat your deadlines!
Nobody likes having deadlines hanging over their head! Unfortunately, sometimes the reaction is to panic and ignore them, which is the worst thing one could do.
Deadlines are a cascading thing. You need to send your music to the producer. The producer needs to get the music it to the audio person. The audio tech needs to check the music file and get everything properly set up for the show. One break in the chain causes failures down the line. Scrambling at the last minute is no fun for anyone.
Do what you need to do to make sure those deadlines aren’t forgotten. Maybe that’s a reminder on your phone (there’s plenty of apps out there to help with scheduling). Maybe it’s a big note on the calendar hanging over your desk. You know how fond I am of appointment books.
Whatever method you use, meet those deadlines. It feels so good to mark that item as “done”!
Like this tip? There are lots more in Miss Mina Murray’s Little Book of Better Burlesque.
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