Okay well I’ve just done the important job that needs to be done, sorted out all my accounts, and seen where my numbers are at and I have been very surprised to see that for the first time every my projection were to conservative, and I’ve saved over $1500 more that I would have in 2 months.
This changes things hugely because by several vectors we have arrived at point where we just don’t have to be concerned about our income. Like I’ve been saying, I’ve bought my overheads right down, I’ve narrowed and specialized on services that are the most profitable and straightforward to execute.
I would expect there to be drastic shifts before I am forced to look at other sources to fun my lifestyle, I am just living so lean now, and I’m secure as.
Which means lots of time for my projects for me, which can still retain a business like footing because we want to promote, and if it works it works, even if I using the fact that I am finacially secure to leverage me into situations where I can pursue my creative goals.
Right now I am moving to a point where I feel I need to start establishing more relationships and so I have to reach out I have to foster a profile.
Right here on this blog I will very soon be getting stuck into a new plan to promote my youtube videos.
I want to start asking the questions, doing the research and reporting back on how the hell you get people to watch your youtube videos!
I am coming up with more material and more content now, so it follows I will be more confident in promotion.
I will eventually be going for a poster campaign. I might just lead with my artist brand but I need some other qualifying concepts or else it will just be fired into a blank void where it can be ignored.
Auckland. Humour. Models. Bass.
Auckland. Thought. Bass. Models. Laugh.
I like it. Now we’re getting somewhere. It seems that’s the campaign I should be pushing.
But what is this all about – this image that you are making a professional appeal to be available to the fans?
Remember I have two equal targets – punters, and then the superfans, the cohorts, the ones who will aid me, and expect the lines to blur and crossing over to appear as fans come in support, and star now people, models and musicians etc start to come around us.
I am still blogging hard right now because I am excited about the new ideas coming up.
This is about new thinking. Old thinking was about how we could get better off with money. It was an assumption that money was something magical that could fix everything.
Now we are levelling up to a more holistic approach, because money only represents labour and expertise, and value that can be applied to certain problems that are tangible or comprehensible at least! But the bigger problems in life aren’t tangible or comprehensible.
How does one simply be? Is that a question for auckland entrepreneurs interested in dvd duplication and dvd printing?
Well I am making gains in considering how I can use innovation to slash my costs so my vulnerablity in the market is drastically reduced, and the viability equation is also rocked sideways, it’s a different affair when you no longer have to work so hard to simply cover your costs because you have brought your costs down drastically by being innovative about how we fulfill your own needs.
What was that quote about forethought being about avoiding an unnecessary action before it’s taken?
This is the vision that I’m offering myself.
I like to observe the way in which my thinking has been effective so that I can leverage that skill to make further improvements.
I have been really effective this year in streamlining my overheads, I know that if I can take this further, I know there are so many different ways to make $500 that I shouldn’t have a problem and so I free up all this brain power to consider what other actions I can take that appeal to more intangible value.
I want to envision a point where buzzing and new beats, a music video and a tutorial video production I am working on are complete.
Sometimes that’s amazing. I would have finally caught up with my music videos with my songs I would have finally arrived there. But it only means more video, more shoots, except one thing. Not only will I be caught up with my music videos, but I will also be caught up with my concepts.
So every new music video is a new concept, and every skit or piece we do is also a new concept. Fresh, we dont let the thing get stale as is what happens to many of our ideas we wait for the opportunity to arrive and it never does, and the idea gets just too damn old and dusty, it’s no longer relevant and pithy.
Because I have RC and Pirates and Drunksploitation ready to go. The moment I say that I see the 2 segments of my future show right there, and you’re adding a 3rd with the musician adventures, and a 4th with misogynist matt who could alternate with make up matt. Then god and other characters, the power master etc, are ready to enter the fray.
We understand this is the picture of these elements tied and working together.
So we also need to be thinking about all the steps a long the way, we might discover things moving faster, or much much slower, we may decide that doing some big youtube show isn’t really what I want to do at all.
That I’m just happy to upload a video now and again, if a few hundred people watch it and think it’s funny then great.
So how do we get to the next modest stage? Well we start poking around, we start asking some questions and we start getting it to happen. There’s the cohort, our team members, we want them in behind it, but we also want the fans in behind it.
I just want to get to the stage where you have more fans who are behind it. But your material has to be better that’s part of the deal, you can’t just demand people like your stuff.
And so there is a time for things to slowly get better and for me to recognise where I am going right and to do more. I can hire more actresses, and I will get the good ones in soon enough. But then what? We have to keep the ideas coming I guess and it might reach the same point as the music where we get a few thousand hits and that’s nice and all but then . . . you’re stagnating.
That’s where it connects with what else we will be doing. The pirate thing.
Do I want to do this, have to be places and do things? I don’t know I just want to keep going forward on the creative vibe. I feel it will get easier now. I can do the pirate parties. I can do the funny skit videos and music videos. And we will come up with better ideas.
It will happen, we will do it, but where is it leading? How many pirate parties do we want to do? What is that to be?
I’d rather go straight for doing the school. And shows. I mean if you could pull off that school show. Remember about the food truck? It all seems so complicated. We need something much simpler. Like just a fold out table with whatever. But we don’t want to sell food and drinks. We want to crack it as entertainers.
That should be our angle. Front up completely. We were trying to milk some practical purpose out of this by making money out of pirate shows one way or the other, but the reality is I don’t want to make money. I want to build my profile so that the doors open for further creative expression, what would you do with unlimited resources?
I would make these superheroes of insanity, guys and girls like me who can create these characters that are just a crazy mess, these gervais type characters that are flawed but sympathetic.
Well I would need a crew to do the mockumentary style stuff, and I would just do my thing. And then we’d have editors, we could do it, we could make it happen, to film scenes, where I improvise through and then we edit it down.
It’s making me think that what we need is a technical person who I can pay like $200 to film and edit, so that I can just go hard.
It’s about always making, always filming, always music, always gigs and touring.
We need something we can tour. That’s a big part of making the road missions viable we need something was can tour, and so we need to have different shaped shows.
You could almost do it through a crowdfunding thing, now we’re talking let’s cut to it!!