Kick bookings into high gear with a two-year planning cycle and give your career a big boost!
Widen the picture. Expand your overview. Always looking ahead two years affords you the great luxury of giving your career the momentum necessary to succeed. The fact is, that if you only look out as far as the very next booking, your calendar may seem pretty empty two months from now.
The solution is really very easy though.
Think about it. Whether you work with a team, like agents, managers, publicists or not, two years of planning allows the team to be more strategic in setting their promotions and vision for you in motion. They can schedule tour routing to take advantage of future promotional events, conferences and release dates.
Whether you perform solo or in a group, planning two years out, gives your group members more security knowing they’ve got future gigs and can plan accordingly in their own lives.
Whether you work with a team or manage your own career, widening your future-view gives you greater control as you direct your support team. It makes meetings and planning sessions easier since now you have something to plan towards rather than question, “What’s next?”
Kick Bookings Into High Gear with a Two Year Planning Cycle
In your life there are events that happen yearly, so why not use some of those events to help set business plans in motion. Personal events like holidays, anniversaries, birthdays and vacations along with business events like conferences or showcases will help you plan further in advance. Use these as anchor dates to plan tours. You don’t always have to have a performance date to anchor a tour, get creative.
If you are more comfortable old school, as one year winds to its end, get another wall calendar for the year after and continue to view two years out. Get some color markers and start entering anything you already have on the calendar and you’ll begin to see your two years unfold. Or, if you’ve found the perfect digital planning tool, make sure you can look two years out. Once you get the hang of this, you will never look back. More importantly, your calendar will be filled with great dates further into the future. You’ll feel set and secure in the knowledge that you’ve got money coming in and your team members, band mates and ensemble members are happy and committed to your endeavors.
This is the perfect time of year to expand your future-vision and if you are not already planning two years out, start with this new year. This strategy will change your career and change your life.
So, are you ready to kick bookings into high gear with a two year planning cycle?
If you already use this career-boosting strategy, how has it been influential in driving your bookings?
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I can’t wait to hear about your success.
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