Objective 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.
Another day passed. It was lovely. I spent quality time with my family.
Sometimes you gotta put your dreams aside and just play Captain Couch Potato.
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.
I collaborated on a music video today and then we went to eat Chinese food.
I’m a little drunk so, I hope I don’t forget my fortune.
***See yesterday’s post on Taoism & Creative Management***
“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.
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.
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.
He would fight to make life better.
The winnings paid the bills.
The boxer beat the devil,
because he never lost his will.
He 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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Publishing these posts, even though I don’t publicize them, still places them in the World Wild Web.
So even on days when I don’t feel like writing, the fact that you could be reading forces me to craft and polish a piece of work.