It’s always said that you should “take every gig” because it gives you experience and you “never know who’s going to be at the show.” While I agree with this if you’re a beginner drummer or band, I disagree if you’re more of an established band trying to build your career.
It’s based on the principles of what’s known as the Eisenhower Decision Matrix (sounds more complicated than it is) to determine if something is worth your time.
“Plans are nothing, but planning is indispensable.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower (Tweet this)
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