When is the right time to make changes?
Weekly Report CW50
When you have a crystal clear and written plan about your life vision, making a change is always possible because it doesn't affect your direction.
Our creative muscle is taken away very early in childhood. So part of my life vision is to strengthen this muscle because creativity affects almost every area in our lives. For me, it's creating daily creative exercises—a routine I'm following through in nearly 1000 days.
Before I started, I had a huge creative block because of competition and the thoughts of "not being good enough." I never finished personal creative work. And I never showed it. The goal was and still is to create and post every day a little artwork on instagram.com/ottinzky.
Last week, I wondered how my work looks in frames and first thought I should wait until I'm on day 1000. But why wait? My goal is to strengthen my creative muscle and feel free about my creations. So I started to add the frames on some posts to create variation in my Instagram feed.
This is how it looks
I create these visuals with the software Touchdesigner. This changed about two months ago, and I'm grateful that Alessia Wiss showed me this new playground. After I've worked in Cinema4d for almost half a year, I needed a change. It has render times of sometimes six hours for an eight seconds artwork. I didn't want to wait or touch my creative task twice a day. How likely would you go twice a day to the gym?
The significant part about exercising every day for thirty minutes up to two hours on sharpening skills, you can use them later. They go into your skills pocket. I had a Motion Design project where I could use my acquired skills in the 3D-Software. I delivered a complete animated video of 2.5 minutes from writing the script until final rendering within 60 productive hours. It's not too different from making the daily artworks, only that it's connecting scene after scene after scene until you have a whole movie. Of course, you need a clear script and storyboard. I'm happy to share these two scenes with you:
Currently, I prefer to work with Live-Visuals.
But for my current daily exercises, I keep working with Touchdesigner. It's just amazing to see results without render times. It's all live, of course, except for putting it into a frame. But that's a quick thing to do:
OnSaPa™ Tracking Sheets
Time goes by fast, but it's possible to keep track of direction with tracking sheets. This was an A/Me-Test, and I used these tracking sheets the first time this quarter. I'm going to create new ones for the next quarter, according to my yearly and quarterly OKRs.
These two tracking sheets support different Key Results of 21Q4:
- Create and stick to a weekly performance rhythm for work
- Track ~1 hour of learning every weekday (read+notes)
- Read 3 selected books about selling
It supported my goals like a charm. I can recommend it to you if you are someone who starts and stops routines. It's important to print it out and hang it next to the computer or place you work every day. Also essential to have an accountability partner you respect and who watches you.
Now the holiday starts, and I'll take a few weeks off to zoom out on all my projects. I need some distance to reflect on new OKRs and decide what I'm going to attack in 2022 to move closer to my 5-years plan. I have an idea what it will be, but I'm sure I won't make the right choice without a break. So holiday-time! Enjoy some distance, too, and I'll be back in January.
The Five Friday Questions (CW50)
I end every week with a Friday Report and five questions, as we implemented it at OnSaPa GmbH to keep a consistent feedback relation.
What was good?
- Stakeholders and their team are all happy about their new video
- Created new digital AD's for action painting
- Discussed NFTs with action painting
- The meeting where I supported my partner to get a yearly partnership with a development company
- I had two great meetings with my cultural association
- Created a solid financial plan for an upcoming event in February
- Have new projects for January
- Created new ways of presenting my daily artworks
- The Team-Dinner was nice
What to look at in the future?
- Create an investment plan for the long-term
- Check and learn about the facebook-ad-manager.
What was shitty?
- I feel moody and numb at the same time
What should stay as it is?
- The learning curve
What was neglected?
- Admin work/paper stuff
- Personal life
- I procrastinated on two freelance projects, so I'll have to finish them before the holiday starts.
I will be back next week with new updates. Now it's Birthday-Time: Looking forward to meeting my brother 😍
Enjoy a wonderful holiday!