I see a new photographer that I like.
The following image was used without asking first. It’s the Internet, c’mon. All credit and rights to the following image belong to Jake Hicks Photography.
Image courtesy: Jake Hicks Photography
This is my … blog. A place to write and be candid, and sometimes ferociously modern. Life began, not as a box of chocolates. But, closer resembling a variety box of donuts. Not all of them are cut the same way and others are rather spendid.
This is the concept of a social sharing network… the Internet.
I was told long ago to capitalize the letter ‘I’ in the word Internet.
Spell check wanted me to take the z out of capitalize…. ooooh.
It’s time for some Script and Chill.
Readers read, musicians play, and all of the others rhyme away.
Commercials provided by Grand Cross Media.
All other entertainment supplied by notTV.
Brought to you by the not Media Network.
(A cooperative network.)
Give solace where there is pain.
Hold to innocence, sincerity and openness.
Meet everyone with tolerance and gentle goodwill.
Look for the good in others.
Put forth an effort that is innocent, sincere and balanced.
If fears or doubt intrude, remain quietly focused on the activity at hand.
Restore inner balance.
Return to equanimity.
Cultivate inner independence.
Trust the leadership of the Sage.
Quiet your ego.
Make humility and acceptance your primary goals.
By persevering in what is true and good you build the foundation upon which good fortune can come to rest.
Achieve true inner calm.
and what you have
that you become
all you are meant to be.
And therein lies true happiness.
I need somewhere to share the progression and development of the businesses I am working on. It’s no longer good enough to work in silo. And 2016 is the year that I face my fears and move forward with the hopes, visions and dreams I’ve been dancing with for the past 8 years.
What I really want is for work to be effective and efficient.
I want the systems to flow smoothly and easily.
I want everything to be logical and sensible.
I want to successfully and momentously fulfill our mission.
The mission of Grand Cross Media is to create media for a new paradigm, films, tv, games while supporting small businesses to grow and thrive.
The mission of Not.Global is to empower artists and creators to work together and prosper.
Cashflow is the next step.
Having a clear set of financial statements and a clear reporting system is next. The first decision is whether to store our books on our local computer or on Intuit’s servers. Each has its pros and cons. However, in this moment I think it would be beneficial if we stored it on Intuit’s servers for ease of access… although, if traveling abroad what’s to stop someone from seeing the books if we access them? Although if we lost a laptop or maybe even the file stored in Dropbox isn’t a secure solution?
Intuit it is (higher self).
I’ve got my personal books on Quicken, and Grand Cross Media on Intuit.
Now, we need to figure out the operating costs for the next 6-12 months so we will attract the income necessary to stay in business. Income streams include:
Assets (Movies, TV Shows, Sell-able Products)
So next is communication… of course, next week I’m working on the product. But the product is sort of a tool for communication… hmm.. okay, not really.. not in the sense of communicating to the team and the world.. at least not yet.
Communications is NotNow.tv and NotRadio. Along with our newsletter and social media.
Systems… ah, okay… this is sort of built into the product, actually… yes, if done properly the product is a system that allows us to create our communications easier. And it allows others to communicate easier.
Legal, this needs some finessing and guidance. This is where our agreements and legal structure come into play. Along with the foundation to raise money and exit the venture in due time.
Product, the tip of the iceberg.
Finally Team and Leadership. These are the key support pillars. And in order to empower a team to have great leadership we need to have incentives and rewards, and clear communication along with a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities and who is accountable to which decision making rights.
Well… I seem to begin a lot of my journal entries with well.
It’s 8:38am.. I woke up at 1:30pm yesterday. I have just sat down with a cup of Salt Spring Island coffee in this beautiful downtown Kelowna condo that I am very grateful to be in as I write this on this wonderful, yet crisp November morning with a light dusting of fresh white snow covering the vehicles parked outside the window.
I’ve hesitated many times actually writing in a blog. Maybe I just hadn’t found my voice yet. Part of it simply felt too similar to a journal and I hesitated at the thought of boring you with every minute detail.
It was Saturday, and there was a distant hum in the air of the computer in the other room. I had left it on the night before after…
Oh how I digress… and from what? My thoughts? Oh, ouch. How could I?
Oh great, what have I done… I actually resorted to an animated GIF… too easy, too easy.
Well, in this day and age of Internet memes and …. that other thing…. it’s simply a matter of finding one’s own voice.. and having a fairly decent web server to rely on. As I type this the cursor lags behind. Maybe it’s that laughing meme. Dangit! Oh, how the Internet weaves its tricky web.
I’m writing this less as an outlet, more as a foundation for routine.. a challenge I guess. See, the best part about a blog like this is that it doesn’t have to be perfect. Of course, part of the learning curve has been to be aware of what I say… publicly anyway. And well, anytime really. It goes a loooong way when we have control over our thoughts and consciously use that power. That’s a rambling for another day, however.
At this point, I am simply starting a journal. A public journal mind you. And it may seem weird, it may seem quirky, but if anything I hope it seems the least bit creative. I’m not as worried or concerned about what other people think… I’ve got a Universe of reasons to no longer care, and really… it’s none of my business what other people are thinking anyways.
So, onward and upward I say! To the great unknown, but with the compass set on positive intentions.
And today is a new day filled with possibility.
I began to write this because it is a new day, although it’s a long continuation of yesterday for those who have not yet retired to slumber city. There has been much change in the world, and there will continue to be much change in the world, so, there will be time to sleep when the ebb begins to flow. But, at in this moment it’s prime ebbing time and there is work to be done!
But first, meditation… and then… clear and focused work fueled by intention.
Have an inspiring day.
Wary is the morning step, it comes and goes without regret.
In the dawn’s early light, my sight grows near,
as I remind myself why I’m here.
It’s moments that pass, sure as stone,
that nothing stays the same, not in this home.
The gift of life comes with a price,
the shifting of time will have to suffice.
Every moment is a continuous moment for those who practice steadfast mindfulness. It is here that we gain a clarity of the true peace of eternity and the ultimately truth that all is and ever will be a vibration of love.
When you throw a pebble into the pond the water ripples until it returns to it’s peaceful resting state. Patiently, the water waits for every last ripple to have its moment.
Every once in a while I remember I have a blog. Actually, I don’t remember. It’s not some grand thought in my head that says, “Oh Ya! You have a blog!” In fact, it’s quite the opposite. I don’t think of it at all. I stumble upon it.
Today I was at Social Media Breakfast Calgary volunteering as the audio-visual technician. One of the attendees, Emily, re-tweeted a thank you to the sponsors of the event, I’m one of those sponsors. Emily is image shaping. She is a content provider, deep thinker and pursuer, with great impetus, of the extraordinary. At least that’s what it says in her Twitter description. Intrigued I clicked the link to her About.me page and suddenly I remembered I also have an About.me page! Curious if any of the links are still valid I click over (yes, I just switched from past to present tense) to my page and see a link to my Word Press site. Oh ya, I have a blog!
And here we are.
My last post was July 20, 2012. Five days more than two years ago.
And how the world has changed. Or more accurately, how my perception of the reality that we experience as “our world” has changed.
It’s 4:20pm MST. My summary of the last two years in one sentence is: The discovery of an excellent fried egg sandwich has changed everything.
That’s not only one of the worst sentences I’ve ever written, it’s a terrible summary and an awful way to end this blog post. Oh well, I take solace in the fact every one of us has a shadow.
Peace, Love, Happiness and Harmony.