1.2 What Is Your Purpose?

“Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.”
― Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

Finding your why and purpose (for some) feels like being in a maze without a map – you just want to know the shortest way home!

Don’t fret! We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 key questions for you to ask specifically in relation to your pursuit toward becoming an established and capable music producer. We encourage you to go through the questions listed below when thinking about your why in music production and write down your answers. You may also wish to come back and go through these same questions at the end of the course and see how your answers may have changed. If your answers have indeed changed, it will be a sign of growth!

Top 10 Key Questions (to help you find your purpose and start with why)

  1. What kickstarted your interest in music production?
  2. What is your reason for pursuing music production? (What specifics about music production drives your interest?)
  3. How can you summarise this in one sentence?
  4. What kind of music producer do you wish to become? (Eg. Style, work capacity, location, songwriting input, music capabilities and input, relationships with artists and culture, etc.) (Use as much detail as you can)
  5. What is it about music production specifically that is different to anything else you can pursue?
  6. What would be the very first small goal you wish to achieve?
  7. What would be a great ‘middle’ goal you wish to achieve? (Something halfway between the first small goal and a major big goal)
  8. What is your ultimate goal in music production?
  9. What is your ultimate purpose in life?
  10. How does music production fit into that?
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