As a sound engineer I have never considered specifying a New Years Resolution but lately I have been thinking about ways that I can break bad habits and ultimately be a better sound engineer.
- Be Ready for Taxes. I plan on making an Excel spreadsheet that includes all of the gigs I have worked including under the table gigs. This spreadsheet would include miles, parking and the total pay of the gig. I have a total dread for Excel but part of this resolution is to conquer my fears and dive in.
- Trust in My Ears. I am too eager to trust Smaart or another RTA. RTA’s have their place in certain applications but it is wrong to mix off of a RTA. My hope for the new year is to keep trusting in my ears which so far haven’t failed me.
- Be on Time. If you know me personally this is an area that I struggle with. I have eager hopes to be 10 minutes early to every gig. Ultimately this shows a respect for the people that are hiring me but I think long term this will be better for personal development.
Do you have any new years resolutions this year? Comment them below!