Personal OKRs Q1 2019

2019 Q1 OKRsObjective 1: Take steps toward financial independence by generating multiple revenue streams

  • Key Result 1: Write 10 blog posts and/or Vlogs on zeroandcounting.com that contain affiliate links
  • Key Result 2: End Q1 actively employed at a day job that pays (censored) salary
  • Key Result 3: Kickstart the Ukulele Book

Objective 2: Feed my soul with creative projects

  • Key Result 1: Complete 1 professional quality music video
  • Key Result 2: Complete 5 professional quality songs
  • Key Result 3: Complete at least 50 blog posts on this site 🙂

Objective 3: Improve personal and professional skills

  • Key Result 1: Actively complete 2 online courses
  • Key Result 2: Improve Zen collaboration – work out harmonies and accompaniments to 2 Miss songs.

Objective 4: Keep spontaneity

Key Result: Wild card. Write something in here that you are proud of at the end of the quarter.

 

Captain Couch Potato

 

Couch Potato Captain

Unfortunately, we can’t pause time. So progress is always happening. Even if we decide to sit on the couch, we are progressing toward being a couch potato.

We’re not pushing forward, but rather captaining a moving ship. We can’t speed it up or slow it down. We can only change its course. The hard part is, we don’t know exactly where we’re going. There isn’t an exact address for our GPS, only an internal compass.

So the trick is to find your true north and live each day in a way that will steer your ship in that general direction.

Digital Detection

Lie Detection

Int. Chic modern apartment. CARRY sits down at her computer with a coffee in hand. She brings up a video conference app and hesitantly dials a contact, DAN <3.

DAN answers. It’s late. He is in a different time zone. Travelling for business.

DAN

Hey Baby. How are you?

CARRY

I’m good. Just calling to say hi. See what you’re up to.

DAN (leaving his hotel room, phone in hand)

Sorry, gimme one second.

CARRY with a skeptical look, goes to the settings in the video conferencing app and clicks “Detect lies.” Dan’s face is quickly mapped in a set of green nodes that disappear. The “detect lies” feature is on.

DAN (continued)

Just want to get some fresh air. I’ve been cooped up in doors all day.

CARRY

Aww, I’m sorry. You haven’t been able to explore the city much?

DAN

Not a bit. (The nodes mapped to his face quickly flash red) Just meetings and stuff.

CARRY

Meetings. That doesn’t sound fun. You should go out and explore a bit. Immerse yourself in the culture.

DAN

Haha, we’ll see. To be honest, I don’t really like it here. (The nodes flash red.) It’s cold and lonely (The nodes flash red) I really wish you were here.

CARRY

Oh. Well. You’ll be home soon enough.

Female voices and noise in the background on Dan’s end seem to be getting closer.

DAN

I can’t wait. (Flashes red.) Hey baby, I gotta go – but I love you so much. I’ll see you soon ok?

CARRY

Bye. Love you too… try to have a little fun…

The two blow kisses good bye. CARRY drops her phone on the counter and sips her coffee. Sad… wondering what to do next.

Taoism and Creativity

Hold On Loosely

“Hold on loosely
But don’t let go
If you cling to tightly
You’re gonna lose control” -38 special

I’m not that into 80s music, but I’m very into Taoism as a creative management style.

We want our creative visions to manifest exactly as we imagine, but the world is filled with variables outside of our control.

Creating is not ‘Que será será.’ You should try to shape what flows through your vessel, but don’t cling too tightly or you’ll close off the flow and be left with nothing.

VC Investing Time

Wrote Course, No Blog

We all have a limited amount of time to invest. Sometimes I pretend I’m a Venture Capitalist and have to focus on the ROI of my time.

Rather than this blog, today’s free writing time was used to craft lesson 1 of an online course I’ll release shortly.

Do what makes you happy, but also do what is wise.