It’s the end of the year 2015, which means it’s performance review season for many of us. For 2016 , give yourself a self-review so you’ll have all the information you need to respond to criticism and suggest improvements long before your fans and peers confront you. Create a self-review —not just for this year, but for your whole career.
Self-reviews are usually the worst part of your performance review.
Once you have a good complete picture of all of the things you do, make a separate list of the things that are actually part of your career as advertised on your official websites and social networks.
Once you’ve finished your two lists, arrange them so your most important and career-critical responsibilities are at the top. The first is how important and interesting the career responsibility is to you. The second is how important you think the task is to your fans and peers. If you see anything you hate doing but know is important to your career, make a note of it. If you see anything you love doing but you know it’s not important to your role as an artist, songwriter etc, make a note of that as well.
You can use your self-review responses to identify those critical areas that hold you back—not just in your life, but your career as a whole.
Editor In Chief ~ Randy Lockhart