No More 50 Hour Work Weeks! [7FMS Ep. #36]

by Daniel Patterson


Have you ever had to put in a 50 hour work week in your studio?

60? Or even 70?

In the early days of Brooklyn Music Factory, Nate found himself working long hours every week.

Unsustainable hours.

In today’s episode, we examine the causes of “out of control hours” that both Nate and Daniel worked while building their businesses.

These long work weeks are avoidable!

Learn from our mistakes so that you can work a sensible work week!

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Here’s what we cover in the episode:

  • Why are we working 70-hour work weeks?! 
  • The two disciplined approaches Nate took to find his own solution to happiness
  • Everything needs to get done as soon as possible… right??
  • What you actually need to do with your time for your studio to run seamlessly… and to save yourself time
  • Daniel gets a wake up call… and learns a really hard lesson
  • Are you putting your family and personal life in second place?
  • How do you decide on and organize your priorities in your studio and your personal life?
  • How can you be an agent of change for yourself? Nate shares what he would’ve done differently in his early years
  • A high-level summary of the overworking “traps” studio owners can fall into… and how to avoid them
  • What was it that finally allowed Nate to take control of his studio & life?

We’d love to hear from you… what was your big takeaway this episode? What questions do you have?

We won’t know unless you reach out and tell us!

You can do so by contacting us here.

Have a great week!

Very best,
Daniel and Nate


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Daniel Patterson is a private teacher, writer, and marketing consultant for music schools. He began teaching in 2004. He co-founded and led marketing operations for a summer music camp that sees over 200 children each summer.

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