MY FIRST TIME HEADLINING!
Yesterday was my first time headlining and I had a blast. Headlining at Second Chance Saloon is considered 20 minutes. So no I didn't do an hour but I did do 24 minutes. I've just started doing more 15 and 20 minute sets recently so I am really happy to have the opportunity and I am excited to do more and more long sets. Eventually I want to have an hour of material but I think that'll be awhile from now. Once I get an hour of material then I think I'll record a "special" and see where that goes. Praise JAH!
Worked on this flyer all afternoon. Ordered 500 of them!
Turning our dreams into reality requires a lot effort, but once you’re on the right track it’s really more about staying the course... But, what does “the right track” look like? See, you need to visualize what a successful day looks like for you. What does your successful day look like? This is something you’ll need to think about. It’s also not a permanent thing, it’s fluid and ever changing.
As a stay at home dad this is what my, “ideal typical day” looks like...
First, I wake up at 6 am and I do the “Five Tibetan Rites,” to warm up my body and to help keep me limber… There’s no excuse for not spending 10 minutes a day just stretching out your body... Next, a few cardio kettlebell circuits followed by some wind sprints, light stretching, (I don’t want to pull a hammy now do I?) a steam (15 minutes a day is ideal), and finally the powerful shit, shave, shower combo.
Once I’m a dapper don, I write and edit my 750 words writing assignment for my daily blog.
Then I have breakfast (a ketogenic meal) and then watch the news, check emails, work on my calendar, to do list, and planning.
After all of that I review my most recent sets take notes and then rehearse my set a few times listening back to it after each run through. Again I write for another hour, this time for a specific reason such as; a book, a future blog, a podcast, my act.
Then lunch (finally)! After that Grace, Chico and I will usually go for a walk to look at all the nice houses in our neighborhood. I like having visual examples of things I can aspire towards.
Now, if my daughter takes a nap I always try to do something that sharpens my sword, I may stretch or meditate. I may clean, or work on an art project. I may rehearse my act, edit a podcast, read, or work on my business (I am very concerned with paying my bills and building wealth).
Well, everyday I strive for perfection knowing at my very best I'm still a little dysfunctional.
Being a comedian often involves juggling many different, often unrelated, things everyday, all while trying to maintain your sanity. (no joke)
So here are some tips that I hope will help you on your way.
Make sure that you’re getting in as many quality sets as possible. And remember, you’re branding... You want people visiting your website and coming to your shows.
Become a planner, comedy, and life both involve a lot of planning.
Keep your finances in order, most comics don’t have a lot of $, and I am no different.
Write. Writing is most of what I do.
If you’re blogging, vlogging, or youtubing... Keep stuff in the can for a rainy day... Have a lot of stuff in pre-production before you start anything new so your content can continue to come out despite any unforeseen situations that may occur.
Remember, you’re trying to create and build momentum and opportunities. You must be constantly creating the best content you can! Try doing something that if you found out someone else was doing it you’d be jealous.