Set Your Goals Like Dominos


Brent is a hit songwriter with cuts by Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Lady Antebellum, Joe Nichols, Gord Bamford, Ray Stevens, and more.  He’s written a top 5 hit in the US and a #1 in Canada… so far.


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Per Michael Hyatt, prioritize your goals like you’re setting up dominos. Which of your goals, when you accomplish it, will make it easier to accomplish your OTHER goals? Like toppling dominos, which goal, when met, will help to knock over your next goal, then the next, then the next?

Look at your goals and how they interrelate. Pick the goal which can really kickstart the others, and go after that goal FIRST.

I thought it was a cool idea, and I wanted to share it with you.

God Bless,



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One thought on “Set Your Goals Like Dominos”

  1. The brilliance of that is in its simplicity and common sense. It is also something we all should be doing but don’t on a regular basis. I’m including myself here. As a songwriter it’s easy to get caught up in one thing. And that one thing is writing or trying to write great songs continually. While writing great songs is what you have to do to get a major label cut, the fact is you could very well be writing the wrong great song at a particular point in time to enhance your chances of getting a cut in a reasonable time frame. Also, have you done what’s necessary to allow you to get that song heard by the decision makers? Did you line up the right demo singer to do the vocals? Etc etc.

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