Thursday, June 30, 2011

Q: How many stand-ins to change a light bulb?
A: One, if he can get past all the extras who think they should have been asked.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Q: How many producers does it take to put in a light bulb?
A: I’ll get back to you.

Friday, June 24, 2011



Monday, with great trepidation, I downloaded my email for the first time since Friday. In less than 2 hours (which included some PC errands), my Inbox was back down to 7 emails.
The rest of the week, it took less than an hour each night to deal with my Inbox. Total average of emails still in my Inbox at end of each day - 3. Sweet!
I’m habitually still waiting for the explosion of email, because I’m so used to living in my Inbox, or ignoring it and dealing with the build up later. This is bliss.

Didn’t have time to investigate VAs (Virtual Assistants) as planned, because I was working on a few movies instead. As this is my goal anyway, I didn’t mind. Actually, it’s a good thing, because as I’m rereading select pages from THE FOUR HOUR WORK WEEK, I see it’s worth taking time to set up rules before test-driving some VAs, which prevents wasted time and money.
But I’ve been thinking about my rules and tests. Thinking is free, easy to reorganize, and usually results in a quick, defined, easy to implement plan, so I’m content to wait until next week.

This week, I edited a few scripts, fundraising business plan for KickStarter, and helped a friend finish finding crew for MINE GAMES, resulting in a bunch of great guys I know working together. Always a pleasure helping talented friends make money and get to enjoy each other’s company.

I also, after two years, took the remaining jewelry I inherited, but won’t wear, from my grandma, and took it to a professional antique jewelry seller. I’ve sold some things on my own, made $800, and it’s worth losing a bit of money to gain a LOT of time, while still making money from the sales. (This decision was reached while reading the book.)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

If the Dec. of Ind. was written today, in Word, as the writers IMed.
Writer - Robert Prestridge

Monday, June 20, 2011

Yesterday, I replaced Dad's dying pepper grinder. Easy to use, and adjusts the grind - "Best pepper grinder ever!" he phoned today. :-)

Friday, June 17, 2011


While on vacation, read “The Four Hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferriss and tabbed the heck out of it. Looks like a rainbow exploded on the book. Here’s how I tabbed it:
Yellow - Do as soon as I get home
Blue - Work on over the next month or so. Some involves waiting until my freshly filmed Dr. Seuss Stories are edited and online (so there’s a “demo” for people to look at).
Green - Summary pages
Purple - Take note
Pink or Red - Good stuff on these pages.

Trying to use online networking groups hasn’t actually landed me a gig and resulted in too much time in email. The book gave me another method, and talked about ways to spend 10-30 minutes a day on email. Sounds glorious!
I came home to 2000 emails. This was a combination of:
1 - The usual
2 - Result of sending my Newsletter while on vacation
3 - Email from networking sites, news, and updates.

I started Monday afternoon. By the end of Thursday night I had 22, and about half of those were a few “post-Newsletter-sending” items.

Cool. So far, so good. Next week, I plan to test the Virtual Assistant.