[Writing Base]

February 27 2018


The stronger your values, the more process-oriented it is.

Being effective and efficient at work, to build a business, to improve a craft, to exude honesty about artistic and personal expression, to exude humbleness in acts, to practice unconditional generosity, to maintain productivity in focus, all these values require process.

A set values tied to acts requires you to continuously question and doubt yourself. Any habits that seems to threaten or shake your past identity(of what you used to believe is okay) is inherently shocking, even though it makes you a better person.

Strong values require you to shift your purpose, all because these things are more realistic, needed to be worked for and not wished for. They demand every waking second, every single day of interaction to be true. Like tasks, simple things are like that, you won't have to think about it, you just do it.

Also, little things like making your bed before you leave for work or making decent omelette or acceptable Adobo builds character. I suggest if you want to know someone, let them cook or clean for you upfront or simply work with them because results will show.

When you meet a friend, work with a colleague, do a side project, submit a craft, all of these require you to pull up strong values and put them into work, and when you do finish something important, it's immensely fulfilling. Every day is new, so there's more and more opportunities that are naturally laid out, it's simply there, just feels so right.

Credits: Timelapse - Jordan Elgie

February 26 2018


Hustle for sales because cash is oxygen. Make relationships that matter by providing awesome results and outstanding value, they build trust and referrals. Keeping things real nice.

Credits: Good Evening - Outasight

February 25 2018


From the movie Glengarry Glen Ross

SCENE THREE The restaurant. Roma is seated alone at the booth. Lingk is at the booth next to him. Roma is talking to him.

ROMA ...all train compartments smell vaguely of shit. It gets so you don't mind it. That's the worst thing that I can confess. You know how long it took me to get there? A long time. When you die you're going to regret the things you don't do. You think you're queer...? I'm going to tell you something: we're all queer. You think that you're a thief? So what? You get befuddled by a middle-class morality...? Get shut of it. Shut it out. You cheated on your wife...? You did it, live with it.

You fuck little girls, so be it. There's an absolute morality? May be. And then what? If you think there is, then be that thing. Bad people go to hell? I don't think so. If you think that, act that way. A hell exists on earth? Yes. I won't live in it. That's me. You ever take a dump made you feel you'd just slept for twelve hours...?

LINGK Did I...? ROMA Yes. LINGK I don't know.

ROMA Or a piss...? A great meal fades in reflection. Everything else gains. You know why? 'Cause it's only food. This shit we eat, it keeps us going. But it's only food. The great fucks that you may have had. What do you remember about them? LINGK What do I...? ROMA Yes. LINGK Mmmm... ROMA I don't know. For me, I'm saying, what is is, it's probably not the orgasm. Some broads, forearms on your neck, something her eyes did. There was a sound she made...or, me, lying, in the, I'll tell you: me lying in bed; the next day she brought me café au lait. She gives me a cigarette, my balls feel like concrete. Eh? What I'm saying, what is our life?

It's looking forward or it's looking back. And that's our life. That's it.

Where is the moment? And what is it that we're afraid of? Loss. What else? The bank closes. We get sick, my wife died on a plane, the stock market collapsed...the house burnt down...what of these happen...? None on 'em. We worry anyway. What does this mean? I'm not secure. How can I be secure? Through amassing wealth beyond all measure? No. And what's beyond all measure? That's a sickness. That's a trap. There is no measure. Only greed. How can we act?

ROMA The right way, we would say, to deal with this: "There is a one-in- a-million chance that so and so will happen...Fuck it, it won't happen to me..." No. We know that's not the right way I think. We say the correct way to deal with this is "There is a one-in-so-and- so chance this will happen...God protect me. I am powerless, let it not happen to me..." But no to that. I say. There's something else. What is it? "If it happens, AS IT MAY for that is not within our powers, I will deal with it, just as I do today with what draws my concern today." I say this is how we must act. I do those things which seem correct to me today. I trust myself. And if security concerns me, I do that which today I think will make me secure. And every day I do that, when that day arrives that I need a reserve, [a] odds are that I have it, and [b] the true reserve that I have is the strength that I have of acting each day without fear. According to the dictates of my mind.

Stocks, bonds, objects of art, real estate. Now: what are they? An opportunity. To what? To make money? Perhaps. To lose money? Perhaps. To "indulge" and to "learn" about ourselves? Perhaps. So fucking what? What isn't? They're an opportunity. That's all. They're an event. A guy comes up to you, you make a call, you send in a brochure, it doesn't matter, "There're these properties I'd like for you to see." What does it mean? What you want it to mean.

ROMA Money? If that's what it signifies to you. Security? Comfort? All it is is THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO YOU. That's all it is. How are they different? Some poor newly married guy gets run down by a cab. Some busboy wins the lottery. All it is, it's a carnival. What's special...what draws us? We're all different. We're not the same. We are not the same.


It's been a long day. What are you drinking? LINGK Gimlet. ROMA Well, let's have a couple more. My name is Richard Roma, what's yours? LINGK Lingk. James Lingk. ROMA James. I'm glad to meet you. (they shake hands) I'm glad to meet you, James. (pause) I want to show you something.

Credits: Lust - Todd Siesel