9.25.2016

I Have Not Found a Good Live Streaming App Yet

Live streaming things is pretty easy, but all the apps suck. They are either too advertisement heavy or totally user unfriendly or impractical. Facebook's LIVESTREAM app is awful. I am kind of disappointed in Facebook's livestream team and hope they all get fired. I am back to using Ustream for most of my live streams, because it is the simplest and quickest, but pretty much nobody is willing to sit through the 30 second ad on the front end. That being said, thanks to all the somebodies who do tune in here and there. If it took more than two minutes to set up the livestream gear, I probably wouldn't bother. But since I can usually set it and forget it, the cost/benefit ratio is very minimal. Who knows, some day a million people might tune in as the ritual goat sacrifice that blesses the start of all my live streams goes viral.

100 Day Challenge


My Mastermind accountability group is rounding out the last 27.4% of the year with a mad dash to the finish line we are calling our 100 Day Challenge. It's kind of like Masterminding on steroids. The last 100 days of the year through December 31 are broken into 10 day blocks and each block has ambitious but achievable goals.

The challenge has forced me to really focus on my primary goals and structure my daily activities toward the end of achieving them using a Deep Work strategy (RE: Cal Newport). I can definitely feel the pressure now, so I can tell the Challenge is having some good effect on me. There is a noticeable ramping up of work intensity, requiring good time management.

9.21.2016

Things Are Afoot

Today at my weekly Mastermind accountability group meeting, my free agent colleague Wendy and I prepared to launch our 100 Day Goals calendar. It's beyond the scope of this post but it's basically 10 structured blocks of 10 days focusing on achieving important primary life goals - kind of like Masterminding on steroids, but not literally...or at least that was not discussed. It kicks off tomorrow and ends on December 31, a mad push to conquer some goals by year's end. In fact, I need to prep my first 10 day block tonight after I finish this post.

Some music opportunities are opening up for me soon. With GUPPY EFFECT on indefinite hiatus for reasons discussed in prior posts, I'm whoring out my musical talents to other worthy bands. I have several gigs lined up with these bands over the next few weeks and months, with more to come, I'm sure. I need to learn and hone some songs to prep for these and I'm quite thrilled about that.

We've been having some crazy stormy weather this week. Meteorologically, it seems more like Spring. Deborah and I are leaning toward Hawaii for our winter vacation this year.

We went to the gym tonight and did weight machines and some swimming. I like going to the gym. I didn't think I would but the pools are a strong selling point for me. It feels great to swim and I can pretend I am on vacation. Honestly, my life right now is like one big vacation, pretty effing perfect. I'm doing a decent job of avoiding drama, including political. I accept that America is phucked, not because Donald Trump may win the election, but because he is even running at all. How is Hillary not trouncing him, and if she's unable to...is she the right person for the job? I'm hoping the media is just hyping it as a close race to win ratings and please corporate advertisers. I have to believe that to cling to sanity. But that's more than I even wanted to say on that topic.

Alright, I'd better go. Bye.