In the context of the “Leadership Check Basic” by TTI Success Insights that I did in summer 2016 (read the full story and learn what it is in detail here), I came in contact with interesting literature as recommended readings during the coaching sessions that resulted from the above-mentioned test. One of the books was “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” written by American psychologist and mediator Dr Marshall B. Rosenberg, which I have read several times in total and just recently. In the following article, I want to familiarise you with Rosenberg’s book and the concept of nonviolent communication.Continue reading →
Months ago, we already talked about researcher and professor at Stanford University Dr Carol Dweck and her excellent speech about developing a growth mindset and the therewith connected researches. We introduced to you the idea of the two different mindsets, the fixed and the growth mindset, in more detail. Today we want to take a look at her actual book “Mindset – Changing The The Way You Think To Fulfil Your Potential” so maybe we can motivate some of you to read it.Continue reading →
Like in the music business, people are commonly familiar with polished, radio-ready tracks. No one wants to listen to an unmixed draft version of your song on Spotify. In the same way, the social media community expects high-quality images that are edited to look beautiful and professional – especially if you represent a music brand or label. In today’s world, an image without a “cinematic” filter is quite unusual and is probably not so valued by the Instagram community. We show you our top five apps to take your content and therefore, your Instagram profile to the next level!Continue reading →
Today I want to talk about the topic “developing a growth mindset” that is more closely related to previously released articles as “Working In Periods Of Sprint And Rest” and “Make Time – Optimise Yourself & Work On Your Someday Project” that reveal you opportunities to optimise your handling of work, increase your efficiency as well as motivate you to develop and get better steadily. Developing a growth mindset allows people to achieve even higher levels of satisfaction and performance in both their personal and professional lives. In this article, you will learn how to grow and embrace the growth process. And how your personal growth can benefit you and your organisation.Continue reading →
The two articles about Hackintosh, my first more general one from 2017 introducing the concept of “Hackintosh”, and my latest one from late 2018 about my music studio Hackintosh running with the latest Thunderbolt 3 version in combination with different generations of Universal Audio Apollo audio interfaces, were a big success. The present article focuses more on hardware and software/operation system optimisations regarding your already built or for the near future planned Hackintosh to get the best possible out of your audio workstation.Continue reading →
Doing international business by having customers or business partners from all over the world is always exciting, but also can be tricky sometimes. Different time zones, currencies, languages and connectivity can complicate the daily work. By using the right professional tools, you can control those constraints, and you can handle your international business without further headaches. In the music industry and the associated creative industries, we usually do not know borders and frequently collaborate with people from everywhere on the globe. Let me show you five handy tools that facilitate your international business!Continue reading →
Simply everybody has the wish deep inside oneself to do something particular but never find time to realise it in everyday life. Let us call it the “someday project” that will never come true if you do not change something from now on. Usually, the main missing resource is not money or something else but time. We all face the same situation as well as the New York Times bestselling authors of “Sprint” (already presented on albrechtproductions.net), Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky, both former Google designers and Google Ventures employees. Their latest book “Make Time – How to Focus on what matters every day” shall help us with its more than 80 tactics to “achieve more (without going nuts)” and to finally find time to start (and complete) our someday projects and spend time on other activities we always looked after but never found time to begin or do them regularly. I will summarise their central concept shortly that acts as the fundament of all explained tips and tricks and present some of my favourite tactics of this book afterwards. Continue reading →
The topics of health and wellness are quite foreign in the arts sector, especially in the performing arts community. Previously working in the live music but also in the studio production environment, I experienced it first-hand. The daily combination of pizza, burgers and other heavy, fatty meals, along with sugary soft or energy drinks was asked to keep our human engines running in the exhausting working environment. I quickly experienced that this lifestyle can be utterly damaging on a long-term basis and that my energy was steadily decreasing with that nutrition habits. Therefore, I realised that a fundamental change of the nutrition and a general lifestyle needed to be implemented as soon as possible. Soon, I switched to healthy food and beverage and a rigorous and regular gym training that immediately resulted in a lot more energy during the day, a better personal feeling and a way healthier everyday life with significantly fewer days of illness and total fatigue.