264 – How to balance your music career and your 9-5

There’s no doubt that one of the biggest challenges of being a “nights and weekends” player (someone who has a day job) is trying to balance your time so you’re effective at both your 9-5 and your music career; not to mention family commitments, exercise, relaxation, time with friends, etc.  There are ways to get it all done as long as you have a good plan to integrate everything into your life. Throw away the idea of “balance” and embrace the idea of “integration.”


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  1. Joe Quick
    Joe Quick says:

    Hey Nick I really liked this podcast. I am a 56 yr. old drummer who works a 9-5 and plays on the weekends. Thanks for all you do.

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