As you know, I’m a big fan of “Dream it, Plan it, Do it”. Success truly requires all three. In my opinion, planning is a step that is often overlooked, which can lead to feeling disorganized, overworked, dispersed and potentially not getting any closer to your dreams. It is, however, possible to OVER-Plan. It’s a very easy trap to fall into, being very busy “getting your ducks in a row” creating plans, setting up this, setting up that, but not really DOING anything. So while I’m a big fan of planning, I’m also a big, BIG fan of ‘tweaking as you go!”. Example: want a CD to sell at your shows, but don’t have the money or time for a full on production? Record 4-5 high quality but simple acoustic versions of your songs and sell those CDs at your shows. Then use that money to record a full length/fully produced CD. Same thing for websites. You don’t need an elaborate multi-paged site right away (if ever). Start with a simple one page site. You can always add to it or change it later on.
The point is, dreaming and planning are important, BUT there comes a point when it’s time to stop planning and time to start DOING. Ok, so maybe you’ll have a few rogue ducks, but you can always corral them later.