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.

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.

Dear Dumb Candy,

Two candies lived side by side.

One candy was very stupid.

The other candy was very dumb.

The stupid candy often thought he could forge ahead.

The dumb candy would follow him.

How silly these two candies were.

But ignorance is bliss,

And at least they had each other.

The End.

Inspired by my one and only Sweetie – my candy, my wrapper, and the mouth who loves me most. I love you dearly. The bitter and the sweet.

Love,

Stupid Candy

 

Lift ’em Up

Hot Air Balloon InventorHe wanted to help them look down on the tallest rooftop.

So he cut back on sleep and used his bedsheets to construct a balloon.

He didn’t waste any hot air promising the people. It was all put into the balloon.

After decades of crashes and complaints, he finally created the first hot air balloon safe enough for others to ride.

Watching from the ground, he never felt higher.

 

 

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