Being a musician is tough. Starting a business is tough. Being a musician who is starting a business is doubly tough. We could all use a little help. Ask for help. If you don’t know what to do, ask someone who might. For me, the best form of help comes with an accountability buddy, someone who has similar goals to you and can help you establish habits that lead to success (just as you help them). The ask: “Would you be open to meeting once a week (or everyday) to come up with a plan to achieve these similar goals?” Not only do you have to meet and tell someone whether you did what you said you would, you have someone who can help you understand what went wrong if you didn’t. In helping someone else, you also might get a few ideas, too.