The J.O.B. abbreviation is true, unless you are lucky enough to have a high paying job

The J.O.B. abbreviation is true, unless you are lucky enough to have a high paying job. Plan for book how you intend to launch that and change everything, inspired by voogd simple phrase too much information, lack of implementation. In theory of everything is a numbers game, this is what I need get everything sorted

Karen opens the door and CARLIN (tall, strong) walks into the doorway. David emphasizes his calls for help, but remains ignored.
CARLIN: What’s that?
KAREN: [awkward] Nothing, uh, come in.
Carlin enters the apartment.
CARLIN: So, how’re things?
KAREN: Um, you should talk to J.R. about that…
CARLIN: Yeah… Alright then?
J.R. stops Carlin before he gets too far into the place and spots Elmar.
J.R.: Hey buddy, how’s it going?
CARLIN: I’m fine, everything okay?

J.R.: Well yes, why wouldn’t it be?
CARLIN: You requested I bring my van out of the blue and wouldn’t tell me why over the phone. You said you wanted it for two days which means I had to get someone to cover for me tomorrow and… Now Karen’s all weird and shit. That’s why.
J.R.: Yeah, well..
Carlin walks past J.R. into the living room and sees Elmar slumped and bound to chair. David’s muffled cries continue from the closet.
CARLIN: [disturbingly calm but curious] So. What’s this?
J.R.: That’s for the van.
CARLIN: THAT’s for the van?
J.R.: Yes.
CARLIN: And the explanation?
J.R.: For the van too.
CARLIN: Is it bad for me to be here right now?
J.R.: Definitely not.
CARLIN: It seems like it is.

J.R.: No, I need your help. I really need you here helping right now.
Carlin’s lost.
CARLIN: So what do I do?
J.R.: Right, where’s the van?
CARLIN: It’s parked in your parking spot.
J.R.: I need you to move it beside the garbage dumpsters and recycling. There’s no camera there.
CARLIN: You realize this is fucking me up right now, right? What’s going on?
J.R. tenses up and deeply exhales a sigh.
J.R.: All will be explained. Just listen for now. Firstly, have my number lined up on your phone and ready to be dialled instantly if you see anyone —
CARLIN: — okay, explain what this is. Is this a joke?
KAREN: Just listen.
CARLIN: Don’t tell me what to do! Tell me what’s going on. Now.

The 1 Page Principle

The 1 Page Principle

The one page per day principle is a very sound one…

Once you get started it’s easy to keep going…

Great minimums and the effort adds up. Compounding

[beat)] tonight.
[beat] No, it’s not that late. How old are you?
[chuckling] Okay buddy, see you then. Call me if there’s any problems. Okay? [beat] Bye.
J.R.: He’s bringing the van.
KAREN: And you’re just going to explain this all when he gets here?

J.R.: Sounds like my only option doesn’t it?
KAREN: Where to then?
J.R.: Away. Far away. I’d say at least 5 hours away. I’m just going to drive until we reach an area of water I’ve never seen before and then there lies our robber.
Karen sighs and consciously looks at Elmar for the first time since they realized he had died.
KAREN: And David?
J.R.: I’m not killing him.
KAREN: Well I’m not either.

J.R.: Then he lives.
KAREN: But how to we get him to keep quiet?
J.R.: No idea.
There’s a knock at the door which catches the couple extremely off guard. David begins yelling.
KAREN: Who’s that?
J.R.: I don’t know… [beat] Actually, shit, it’s Carlin. It has to be.

KAREN: So go and answer.
J.R.: No, you. Look through the peep hole, I’ll move Elmar.
J.R. drags Elmar on his chair out of the line of sight of the hallway.
Karen moves towards the peep hole and peeks.
KAREN: It’s Carlin.
J.R.: Let him in then.

Compounding – how vital it is in all aspects of life

Compounding – how vital it is in all aspects of life. Health and exercise



A bit each day, writing a bit each day amasses

J.R.: [irate, but less loud) — on you? No, it’s not your fault at all. Never. How could it be? We’re done Karen, done! Prison’s our next home. Say “adios” to our dream lives. That’s done now.
KAREN: This isn’t the time J.R.! [beat] I’m sorry, you know I am. But you know I didn’t plan this.
J.R.: How the fuck is that relevant?
KAREN: [knocking on J.R.’s head] Solutions! Solutions! Find a solution!
J.R.: Don’t push your luck.
KAREN: Get away from me then.
J.R.: Gladly.
J.R. heads to the bedroom.
Karen remains still and begins quietly weeping.

J.R. emerges, looking awful, but less aggressive. Elmar remains the first thing he notices whenever he enters. Each time he becomes a little more desensitized.
KAREN: Have you calmed down?
J.R.: What time is it?
Karen pulls out her cell phone.
KAREN: 9:40.
J.R.: So soon enough the car rental places will open… Or we could get Carlin’s van.
KAREN: You want to involve Carlin?
J.R.: There’s nobody I’d trust more.

KAREN: Yeah but —
J.R.: We could use his van… I could call Carlin, he could help us drive Elmar far away. He’ll never be seen again. No need to worry anymore. Plus he has the strength to carry him any significant distance.
KAREN: Fine. Call him.
J.R. pulls out his own cell phone, and speed dials Carlin from his contacts.
J.R.: [into the phone] Hey man, I need your van for tonight. You’re not busy are you?
[beat] Okay, yeah, don’t worry. I’ll pay for it.
[beat] Don’t worry about that, I’ll explain tonight when I see you.

[beat] Yeah, I’ll explain everything tonight.
[awkward laughter to have everything appear normal beat)
Yup, yup. Yup.
[beat] Two days should do it.
[beat] Yes, two days… I’m paying for it. I already said so. Don’t worry.

Understanding the basics of online businesses

Understanding the basics of online businesses

KAREN: Why wouldn’t I have told you already?
J.R.: Okay, fine. Tonight we get rid of him. Drive him to wherever and dump the body. Somewhere with deep water. I’ll attach the dumbbell you hit him with for sentimental purposes.
KAREN: Funny.

J.R.: No, really, we need to get rid of any trace. We need to clean the dumbbell very well and get rid of it.
KAREN: And how do we get this body out of here?
J.R.: You work it out, I’m doing every fucking thing else here.
J.R. storms off to the hallway.
J.R. stares the door handle again.

He heads into his bedroom and returns with clothing and thick packing tape.
Rapidly J.R. opens the door, the light assaults David’s eyes.
David then cowers doing his best to cover his face and prepare his body for a beating.
Instead, J.R. grabs David’s hands and wraps them in t-shirts, creating tight knots, and weaving David’s hands into an incapable state. He then repeatedly wraps the packing tape, restricting any possibility of dexterity.

J.R.: Fuck you for doing this.
J.R. motions as if he’s about to say something personal or spit on David, but he stops himself mid motion.
J.R.: Really, fuck you.
He slams the door shut. David cries.
As he enters the room, J.R. keeps his focus on Elmar.
J.R.: You should have just called 9-11.
KAREN: But you told me —
J.R.: Fuck what I told you, when do you ever listen to me anyways?
He turns to face Karen and moves right in front her face, almost close enough to kiss.
J.R.: [shouting] Why now? Huh? Why? [beat] Why at this fucking point in time?
KAREN: [yelling back] Don’t take this out on —

How to manage debt versus time for an existentialist

Debt vs time. Job to slowly pay away

Investments and taxes factored, % of connection too

Working out exactly what you owe, how that will grow over years and what you’ll have to make in order to pay the taxes on it. You may not have considered this on the way down (when you acquired the debt), but in order to skip bankruptcy efficiently, you should have this all mapped and understood.

Start by paying the lowest cards and debts you have off first.

Ramit sethi talks about earning more rather than scrimping by, and I agree whole heartedly, but in the short term you may have to make some sacrifices in order to accelerate your exit from being in debt.

David spots Karen coming with their first aid kit in her hand. He smiles, wounded in more ways than one, but touched by her sensitivity.
She kneels by his side and looks at his scraped cheek.
KAREN: Ouch…

Examining the wound, Karen continues into her kit looking for a band-aid.
KAREN: I know it’s not much, but also the scrape isn’t that severe.
She applies the band-aid to his face to cover the scrape. David’s eyes smile for him, partially tearing up.
KAREN: Now, please talk softly, does anything else hurt?
Gently, she removes the gag.

DAVID: [whispering] No. Please let me go, I promise I —
J.R. bellows from the other room.
J.R. (O.S.): There’s no other sounds! I’m not deaf! Put the gag back Karen.
She picks up the gag and moves towards David’s mouth.
KAREN: [tenderly] I’m sorry, but I…
DAVID: I understand.
Slightly rolling his eyes, David opens his mouth.
Karen fills his mouth with the cloth.
KAREN: Thank you?
David nods.

Karen enters the living room, J.R. is seated on the couch. She puts her hand up to act as a wall blinding her from Elmar.
KAREN: Found a solution?
J.R.: Nope. You?

You are never too old, well, in most circumstances. The same applies to youth though…

Targeting audiences and demographics. You are never too old, well, in most circumstances. The same applies to youth though…

the desire to get better and improve and working hard at it. The will and desire to change it.

J.R. removes the gag.
DAVID: [begging] Please let me go. Please. [beat] Look I am so, so, so sorry. I never meant to hurt you. We never meant to hurt you. Elmar would never hurt anybody, neither would I —
J.R.: — Enough, enough, it’s too early in the morning for this shit!
DAVID: I’m so sorry. Please let me go. I won’t say a word.
J.R.: You hungry?
DAVID: Yes, very.

J.R.: I’ll get you another shake.
DAVID: Thank you, thank you, thank you. A thousand times, thank you.
As J.R. leaves David’s sight, with the door wide open, David notices a brief window of opportunity and convinces himself to rise to his feet. He tries to be as quiet as possible. But failing to properly balance he slams back and forth.
J.R. returns with a protein shake to see David standing, inching towards the door. Noticing J.R., David freezes.
J.R.: What the fuck is this David?

DAVID: I… I just need to get out of this closet…
J.R.: No, you’re not going anywhere.
J.R. angrily thumps down the protein shake and viciously tackles David back into the closet. David screams pleas while J.R. moves. During the tackle, David scrapes his cheek on the wall.
DAVID: No… No! I…
J.R. picks the gag back up and rams it into David’s mouth.
David, still confined tries to fight back. He yells, muffled, but determined.
J.R. slams the closet door shut.
J.R.: Prick.
We hear COMMOTION outside as DRUNK RESIDENTS fumble down the apartment hallway to their homes. They come close to J.R. and Karen’s front door and continue along. Paranoid, J.R. pauses until their voices fade.

KAREN: What the hell happened?
J.R.: He tried to escape.
KAREN: [mystified] How?
J.R.: Fucker stood up and started going for the door.
KAREN: [solemn] Baby, we have to.
J.R.: He’s too frightened he won’t say a word.
KAREN: He will.
J.R.: He’s losing it. Its been three days. He won’t do anything.
KAREN: Because traumatized people don’t panic and blurt things out?
J.R.: We must deal with Elmar today. The smell is getting to me.
KAREN: You know my view.
Karen gets up and leaves the room.

J.R.: Where are you going?
KAREN: To assess the damage, that sounded pretty hard. If you’ve damaged my door.
J.R.: Nice. Good priorities, great.
She leaves the room.
Karen enters and searches the cupboards for a first aid kit. She finds it and continues out.

Getting in the black, by the numbers

Getting in the black, by the numbers

Exercises to help you determine how to get back on track.

J.R.: Where are you going then?
KAREN: Somewhere else.
J.R.: And us? And me?
KAREN: Nothing has changed. I just need to get out of this place and away from this for now. We’re fine. Call me when you’re done.
J.R.: This isn’t like I’m watching a movie or going to the gym, how can you put this all on me?
KAREN: I’m not. I know I’m just not helping though.
J.R. pretends to have reached an epiphany.
J.R.: Want a couple of drinks to calm down?
KAREN: I’m going babes.
J.R.: [angry] Do what you want.
He storms out of the room.

J.R. nurses a whiskey glass. He’s now on his fourth. A Playstation controller sits in his lap as he exhales, deeply staring at the screen.
Karen emerges, empty handed. Noticing Elmar she seizes up, fixated on him before forcing herself to make contact with J.R.
J.R.: All packed up?
KAREN: Yes, but no.
J.R.: Not now Karen, just get to your point.
KAREN: It’s not fair for me just to leave you like this.
J.R.: Cool. Whatever.
J.R. leans forward nonchalantly and turns to connect with Karen’s gaze.
J.R.: Want a drink?
KAREN: Just “cool”?

J.R.: Yes. I’m having whiskey, it’s good.
Karen puts her tongue to the roof of her mouth and rolls her eyes. She had expected more of a thankful response.
KAREN: I’ll get us both some more.
J.R.: [downing the remaining] Cool.
Karen grabs his glass and turns around, she can’t help but pay attention to Elmar. The mere sight of him steals her breath, paralyzing her movements.

She regains her composure and continues with speed to place the glass in the kitchen. She then heads to the bathroom.
Walking down the hallway, she hears the murmurs muffled by David through his gag and winces.
Karen and J.R. both lie passed out on the couch, exhausted and drunk. Hungover, J.R. wakes up, he carefully passes Karen trying to fight through the strong pain he’s enduring. Impossible to avoid, Elmar attracts his attention which for a few short seconds is unbearable.
With his head down, he reaches a semi-upright position, trudging towards the kitchen.

O.S. David lets out a large yell, muffled, but loud enough for J.R. to notice.
J.R.: Shit. Yeah. Great.
Gripping the wall, J.R. heads to the closet and opens the door.
David reacts again to the light, his face is reddened from the tears cried the previous night.

J.R.: Shit man, you must be hungry.
David nods, and grimaces.
J.R. turns, but while doing so, David’s repeated attempts at speech draw him back.
J.R.: If the gag is removed, no shouting right? I’ve got a headache right now…
David nods.
J.R. removes the gag.

Know what your strategy is. Take a few days to plan

Know what your strategy is. Take a few days to plan. You need a path to change the situation you’re in. Yes, the journey to start somewhere and end up somewhere else can be thrilling, but do you want to remain thrilled or out of this situation? The short answer is to be conscious of your goal and allocate steps. They may need repeated revisions, but it’s better to have to regroup than to just stumble around and hope.

Improvisation is fantastic, but not foolproof. I’ve intermittently improvised over the years on everything I’ve done with relatively okay results, but strategy and planning with a map to guide what I’m intending on doing has more often than not proved beneficial.

Corny as it seems my motivation finally dawned after a miscellaneous spousal argument and the epiphany finally dawning. A strategy is necessary. As the movie trope went, I looked into my own eyes and told myself, “I’m going to change my life today for the next year and my future.” That audible pronouncement prompted me to take things further.

J.R.: [demonstrating] Now look, this powder is fine.
He opens the lid and angles it forward to reveal to David.
J.R.: And this milk is too.
Turning off the lid, he tilts the bottle to David’s viewpoint.
J.R. mixes the two and takes a sip.
J.R.: If anything were wrong, I just committed suicide. Now do you trust me or not? If you want some, nod. If not stay still.

David meekly nods.
J.R.: But if I hear a word out of you when the gag is removed, the gag goes back in. I’m not fucking around.
With great apprehension, J.R. removes the gag.
David remains silent.
J.R. angles the nozzle to gently allow David to drink. Within seconds the entire shake has gone.
DAVID: Thank you.

J.R. awkwardly smirks and looks away. He then reluctantly places the gag back into David’s mouth, who doesn’t struggle.
J.R., unable to look at David closes the closet door. David’s eyes whimper, he’s thankful but still extremely afraid.
Sighing, J.R. slowly turns around, heading back into the bedroom.
KAREN: [seated] Baby I can’t do this. I’ve got to leave.
J.R. pauses and tilts his head in question.
J.R.: Where?

KAREN: I don’t have a clue. [beat] I just can’t handle this. I’m not going to jail.
J.R.: Okay…
KAREN: Yeah, so… That’s it.
J.R.: And?
KAREN: And nothing. I’ve got to go.
J.R.: That’s kind of bullshit.
KAREN: I’m sorry.
J.R.: Look, if we properly dispose of Elmar, I’m sure we can sweep this away.

KAREN: Dispose of him?
J.R.: He can’t stay in the living room much longer.
KAREN: This is the worst week of my life.
J.R.: What am I going to do then?
KAREN: You’re the man, you’re supposed to keep cool and handle things.
J.R.: Yup, okay. So I will. Of course.
Karen goes into her bedroom closet and pulls out a suitcase. She puts it onto the bed and opens it up.

J.R.: What if we fake a suicide for Elmar? Write a note or something? What then?
KAREN: Far too sick — [beat] — and complicated. I want out.
J.R. restrains himself from yelling “But you’re the one who fucking killed him!” He internalizes the resentment of the position she has put him in.
Karen begins packing clothes.

You need a product and a good one at that

You need a product and a good one at that

Pipedreams about things just going your way or that lottery ticket that you’ve purchased 400 weeks running coming up are just naive. You need a business and a product. It can be a service or something tangible, but in today’s economy, it isn’t limited to just those two parameters. What you must ensure though, is that whatever you’re selling, it’s worth buying.



My goal is to have myself leap out of debt and see every country this world has. It may never happen, but I’ll try for it to become a reality.

J.R.: Karen, if we lose our heads, we’re over with. No more life, we either face imprisonment or kill ourselves. So if you’d be so kind as to ease up, maybe we can find a way of getting our way out of this mess.
KAREN: I know, I know, I know. Look, I’m sorry. [beat, teary] I love you with all my heart and I didn’t do this on purpose, I’m just beside myself.

J.R. brings Karen in for a hug, he strokes the back of her head.
J.R.: We’ll get through this, we will.
KAREN: Promise?
J.R.: Yes.
J.R. comes in from the balcony and picks up the bottle, he then heads back towards David, bottle in hand.

J.R. stares at the handle. There isn’t a sound coming from the closet.
He continues on into the living room and sits on the couch, placing the bottle on the table. After looking around for a while and wondering, he gets up, taking the bottle off of the table.
J.R. empties the bottle’s contents into a glass, grabs the protein powder and milk again from the fridge, and also grabbing the bottle he heads back to the closet.

Putting the objects on the floor, J.R. stares the handle again.
Apprehensively he opens the door.
David is over the moon, excited to see J.R. He remains fixated on the bottle, but quickly notices the ingredients before him. David grunts and smiles. His eyes welling up.

Take 5 months off for leisure or because of injury

Take 5 months off for leisure or because of injury

In our younger years we like to assume we’re invincible and we also like to take all advice with a pinch of “Yeah, right, old man.”

But what if you got injured

You need a real and smart contingency plan, especially if you’re in any form of debt!

6 months. Could easily take that to recover from some broken bones and issues

KAREN: So he wouldn’t take it?
J.R.: He’ll starve if we don’t sort this out.
KAREN: So go back and feed him.
J.R.: Fuck, it’s —
He continues in thought “– you that should be doing this.”
J.R. heads out onto the balcony and beckons for Karen to follow.
The two look out at the view, appearing to barely recognize the other’s presence.

J.R.: [calmly] Why do I always have to be the one who sucks everything up? You want us to be equal but do you? I’m having to endure this, you started all our drinking, but I feed him? We can’t just escape this now… We have to see it through.
KAREN: [offended] You honestly think I wanted all of whats happened to happen?
J.R.: No, but, you’re not dealing with reality. David is how he is, but we don’t need to do something drastic.
KAREN: I think we do, I don’t see any other option.
J.R.: We’re not killing him, we’re not murderers. Well I’m not anyway.

KAREN: Lovely. What a way with words you have.
J.R.: I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to say that like that.
KAREN: What did you mean to say?
J.R.: That we need to deal with David, and killing him isn’t us. That’s not how we do things, we’re better than that.
KAREN: So solve it David, I promise I won’t use my “natural” talent and off him myself, what will you do to make this all hunky dory?
J.R.: Blackmail, bribe, ask? Get him to sign something… Something else?
KAREN: Sounds pretty feeble.

J.R.: Fuck, well you go on and find one. Have a helpful idea, just one. You’re more creative than this…
KAREN: What if they were responsible for the other break-in’s? Huh? They could have been living off our shit for ages. And that’s fine, that’s acceptable? You said what you’d do J.R. You said.
J.R.: I was upset. And they said it had to do with Sam.

KAREN: Like I care if it did or not, she’ll get hers. But don’t change the subject, you said if anyone did that to us again you’d, and I quote [making inverted commas] “Fucking kill those thieving assholes!”
J.R.: It was a figure of speech.
KAREN: Everything with you is, year in, year out. Empty words. Now I’m meant to rely on you.