259 - Aaron Bielert
Aaron Bielert is the Network President & Founder of Sparkk TV.
One thing that a lot of people don’t know is that he works on the network as a sole person with no one else and does everything from trailers, promotion of shows, movies and even building the website and testing new features.
He takes a lot of pride in his work because others must trust him with their works of shows & films and his job is to help bring their creative work to a new or larger audience.
Twitter → twitter.com/ABielert
- MacBook Pro 13” (2020, M1)
- LG Ultrafine 4K (27UP80B-W)
- HumanCentric Desk Shelf
- HumanCentric Vertical Laptop Stand (Space Gray)
- iPad Pro 11” (2021 - M1)- Quiizlab Magnetic Stand Holder for iPad Pro
- Anker 525 Charging Station (Phantom Black)
- Creative Pebble Pro Speakers
- Satechi Desk Mat
- Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
- Apple Magic Trackpad
- Desk is Ikea Lagkapten (Gray Top) with White Alex Drawer and Legs
- Satechi Thunderbolt 4 Slim Hub
- Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q 2TB Thunderbolt External Drive
What is your favorite item in your workspace?
My MacBook because without it I wouldn’t be able to do the work that I do, I couldn’t create videos and/or our website, test new features and more… It is what I call the brain-child of my set-up.
How do you spark creativity?
I like a solid workflow and stay within the Apple eco-system. I use Notes & Reminders almost every minute of my day which helps keep my flow going. I like my setup to keep my brain peaceful.
And as soon as I get an idea for our site, I always go right to Mamp to test it before anything hits our live site.
How do you manage work-life balance?
Very easily, the best thing is to never rush and get thing right. When someone submits us a series or movie they would like us to air or feature on Sparkk TV, I set the premiere date ahead in the future in order to give time to promote and do things the right way so I am not rushing or feel rushed.
Another key thing is to work for a few hours and then take a break. I have my PS4 hooked up in my living room so I go out there and disconnect myself from my workspace for an hour or so between doing work.
One mistake many people make in my opinion is also having different to-do apps, I use Apple Reminders for both Personal & Work. This way my life is blended and I have a good mix and how much time I can spend on personal & on business in each day.