Friday, December 14, 2007
Tying it together
It is Sunday morning and the sky is bright and blue as I see it from my window.
I had a good night sleep. Yesterday, I dug deeper into the pile of disorganization that was in box. Full of papers, it did not seem so bad. However, when I remove the papers, I pulled out things that saved that accumulated all year. Most of them were old Downtown News editions that I felt I must read in order to get up to speed with the real estate market. I had to start somewhere when I landed downtown. Real estate might as well be the place. I know more about that than I do other things.
I looked through the papers and occasionally I found a picture of someone that I have recently met or found the name of a company that I have recently discovered.
It is important to clear away the old, keep what is necessary-organize it and store it so I no longer have to wonder what is in those boxes that remind me of a time that required painful adjustment and a never ending and ongoing search for equilibrium.
Man was it tough. It is still tough but things are molding themselves.
Yesterday afternoon, I received a call from Garza. He told me to get myself together quickly and meet him at the Los Angeles Theatre. I did that and spent another day experiencing a new adventure in this journey of new adventure.
I went to the Jules Verne Film Festival on Broadway. More on that in the next blog.
Afterwards, I returned home. I still had not uploaded pictures into the editor of the Christmas tree lighting. It bothered me as the pace of events has quickened and I must keep pace with the events as they come on my blog.
I missed the Downtown Shoot earlier in the morning. I asked Ed Fuentes when it was going to be and he informed me that it was earlier in the day. "Dam, another chance gone to meet everyone," was what I thought. I guess it was not meant to be. I was pulling out papers and files out of a box and getting things straight. I had to find a milk crate or two so I can store things in an orderly fashion just so I do not miss things like what I missed this morning.
Upstairs, the room is scattered with everything pulled apart and in apparent disarray
but looks are sometimes deceiving. I have created piles of things to be put back piece by piece into categories that can be accessed on demand. It is a slow process but I broke through the barriers that prevented me from doing this. It is a painstaking process and the quickness with which I go through it reflects the quality of my stamina, emotional health, focus of purpose and clarity of mind. My intent is to finish this today as I desire to experience a difference in perspective of myself and my relative position in this world and what I can accomplish in it.
I mentioned in the past, that I started utilizing Monster.com. As I am building a much more comprehensible resume with the help of the Chrysalis staff, I am doing the same on monster. I noticed where they recommended a job for me. It was a first and I did not know they did that type of thing. It was with Walt Disney. I chuckled for several reasons: the first name is the same as mine: Roy Disney went to my school and Michael Eisner, the former CEO of Disney, had a kid that went to the school. Moreover, I mentioned that I read in the old Downtown News Editions of people I have since met or things I have since learned about.
I learned about Veoh TV earlier this summer. It was one of the things I learned about when I first opened up a Youtube account. I read about it on the Net when I was researching internet television channels and the growth of user created content options on the internet. I learned that Michael Eisner was an investor in that company as well as starting up another venture capitol company that concentrated on internet media companies. It was interesting to open up an old Downtown News and see the company Veoh in headlines. I guess I was not ready a few months ago to read about it or to absorb it. It is good to know that at least I am getting more up to speed as the days and months go on.
speaking of venues for displaying user created content, I wanted to find about about a website that I think is very interesting. I scrolled to the bottom of the page and looked for their "jobs" tab. I do that every day now. Something that started out as something that I did occasionally has become part of a daily regimentation. If you recall, I stated a few weeks ago that I wanted to develop the discipline and focus, enabled through organization, to enhance my opportunities for employment by doing this activity every day.
I have done so. I have increased my awareness of the marketplace. I knew that e companies are the growth companies. They constantly are hiring. I was not able to respond because I was not organized mentally or settled emotionally.
That has changed and today, I intend to have both displayed in the manifestation of a clean and orderly room with updated "finished" files of things that had to be done in order to progress.
This company, of which I am speaking, is an internet company. It is hiring and this is what I like about it. It is hiring people who do not have a highly technical background in internet technology and it is downtown. It would fit my "needs and wants" very well. I believe I can fit into their "needs and wants" as well. Perhaps everything is coming together at the right time for me to give myself a chance at this opportunity. If it were not for disciplined activity I would not have found out about it. IF it were not for steady research about and industry and study of a new passion, blogging, I would not have developed to the point to even know about the company or be ready emotionally and in various other ways to put my bid in. It is a process and one that is opening up my eyes to new things every day.
I must further myself along the road of "increase my odds", today. I believe I have capsulized where things are for right now. Let me get to work. I have a room in disarray that can be put together so I can make a quantum leap and actualize everything that I just told you about.
No point in procrastinating. I can organize some more and then go upload some more photos with luck. The more I do, the more I see. The more I see, the more chances I have. I have a chance to capitalize on everything I have learned and experienced thus far. Let me get to it.
I also believe, for some reason, that my growth, across the board, is reflected in how I present material in my blog--the quality of it, how I lay it out, etc. I am anxious to get to the next level.
This is where I am at today in building myself. Good morning world, I love you.