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Sales Work And 10 Affirmations For Hourly Salespeople

Sales Work

I put in hours and hours in the car, driving around to different places, collecting mileage money, and my hourly pay, and I get paid that money whether they buy or not!

It’s really the least stressful sales job I’ve ever had.  And I’ve had plenty.

Really though I don’t want to digress into my failures.  I want to focus this post around what’s working in my life.  What’s working in my sales life.

So far I’m up to 12 sales that I know of.  I’m racking up the business and it only looks like I’m going to be bringing in more.  There’s talk of moving me to the office and not work in the store anymore.  That would be a bittersweet day as I really do love working in the store.  It’s easy!

Working in the store is also easy to improve.  What I should be thinking about is how I can improve the sales calls so I can make good use of my time in the office.  Expanding business.

The depressing thing is that when I looked up art by schizophrenics I saw a man in a business suit holding a noose.  Really it’s not depressing because I personally can’t stop working and my reason why is my family.  So there’s no need for a noose for this schizophrenic business man.

I drive around and I do the sales work, and I talk to people.  I’m always smiling for an introduction.  I think it helps set people at ease, they can tell by looking at me that I’m doing the right thing.  And I am doing the right thing by selling food.  It helps support life.

I heard a voice that said what I should do to serve God is to write things that will bring people “peace” of mind.

So I wanted to write some affirmations for salespeople, when they are getting paid hourly and it really doesn’t matter whether they make the sale or not, so that they may make the sale and grow.

Affirmations For Hourly Salespeople

  1. You move effortlessly through each interaction, enjoying the value in each.
  2. You set yourself up for a win each day with your morning routine.
  3. It’s possible you could win the lottery tonight, and you’d be rich beyond your wildest dreams.
  4. You are a joyous creator.
  5. You are grateful for all the good God has worked in your life.
  6. Thank you God for allowing me to become a great sales success.
  7. May the paychecks get bigger and bigger as I get better and better.
  8. May I bring the win/win to the table each and everyday.
  9. May the company be rewarded for employing me.
  10. May I grow finer each day as a great bottle of wine.

2 More Deals Down, And That Makes 12 Career Sales

Part of me wants to write something different, something less about me, but I don’t want to disappoint on the title, so this post is about me scoring 2 more deals.

It came today when I looked at the deliveries.  There were three.  2 of them I had dropped lunches off to previously.  Free lunches, 2 of them, for them to be loved by.  Then they ending up ordering again.  It’s a beautiful process.

Right now I’m focusing on schools and I’m selling fundraising for the schools, for the students to sell our gift cards for the school to make money.  All I can say is that I do the work, I get paid, and I just pray that I’ll get the deal, that everything will work out.

I really am set up to do something epic right now.  I’ve got the school fundraising I’m selling, and I’ve got Christmas.  I hope to get a deal for each.  Really it doesn’t matter because I get paid whether I sell or not, I get paid to do the sales work, not for the sale.

So I’ve got a good job.  I’m happy.  The voices get worse the more I get involved with selling, but I figure that just comes with the territory and I’m in for an interesting ride.

I just wanted to report another one of my successes, a magical moment, for you so that you could trust me in the future when your on my email list.  I want to build this thing up for you, so that you become a raving fan of mine and buy everything I sell.

I’m working on an album now, and I’m going to give it to my wife first.  It’s really about her, as I write love songs, so I want to know what she thinks about it.  I’m pretty excited about the feedback as I’ve been working really hard on it.

Although I can’t kid myself.  Playing guitar and writing songs and singing them is easy.  I do it for fun.  I figure I might even be able to make a living at it.

So there’s a lot more to it than just making sales and earning a reputation as a great salesperson at my work.  It’s also about my hobbies, my personal life, my family, and the list goes on and on and on.

I got these two more sales, and it makes me feel better because they are investing a lot of money into me to get sales.  Hearing that it’s working is GREAT news.

I want to do more.  I want instead of visualizing that I’ll win the lottery to visualize being a “great sales success” at my job.  I figure it couldn’t hurt.  It would only take me out of one delusion into another, but one I might be able to actually do.

I don’t know if I ‘ll be able to actually do “great sales success”.  I’m addicted to cigarettes, drink alcohol, and party.  I don’t know that people with those problems can live their lives in balance enough to really have massive long term success.  I could be wrong.  I never thought I would ever make it this far with a sales job.

I am making it, despite my struggles in my personal life.  I am successfully earning a steady paycheck and helping to support my family.  As a schizophrenic, even though only mild and never hospitalized, I see that as an accomplishment.

I am accomplishing things.  I’m doing the right things and I’m getting better results everyday.  It’s a beautiful thing.

Hopefully the next post will be less about me and more about how I can help you, and I hope that I can.

Here’s to Your success,

Jesse Creel

Getting Paid, And Knowing Your Going To Get The Sale

That’s the beauty of an hourly sales job.  They pay you by the hour, whether you sell or not, and you do the work.  Sure it may not pay as much as a commission sales job, but that’s also harder to do.

When the company has invested in you, the sale comes naturally.  You find your people.  They will talk to you.  They will have you a little longer than most of the people you talk to.  You find them a few times, maybe if your lucky 4, throughout the day.  I try to make their day a little better.  Sometimes it’s like it’s working.

All I know is that I haven’t even been working there 2 years and I’m already doing what the owner was doing.  Food presentations.  Lunch and learns.

And I really think I gave a great presentation at my last meeting.  It was with a dozen people and I did 5 minutes.  I almost want to do longer.  Really get my presentation skills up there with the best of them.  I made my audience laugh a couple of times, and at one point I had to stop to answer a question from the audience.

She wanted to know if her sandwich came on lettuce instead of bread, to which she found the answer was yes.  She didn’t eat bread.  She’s a special customer and we cater to her.  God help the people who work there when the special orders come in.

It really is work fulfilling orders.  There’s a lot that goes on with it that the customer might not be thinking of.  If I had a longer presentation i would fill them in on things.  Things like the torch.

The torch is used to glaze the hams and turkeys, and the people, when they are using the torches  are really sweating.  That’s work.  I did it for a little while, but I really wasn’t any good at it, and I got a terrible blister on my left hand from holding the torch.  They found other things for me to do, but they use those things in our stores… it’s amazing what they do to the meat!  Fire and sugar and spice, down into the meat.  Makes for a great flavor.  It’s special to me and it’s what I’m selling.  It’s a good product.

People love it.  They will stand in line for it for an hour over the holidays.  Three times a year, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, it’s all hands on deck.  They stand in line, and we work, and they get their hams, and we get their company, and their money.  It’s a fine place if you like ham or turkey, or even vegetarian if you eat that way.  We do it all.

So if you ever need ham, I’m your man.

Especially if your reading this from Baltimore, MD, I love you.  Just reach out to me on the contact page, and maybe we could set up a deal.

Because that’s really what I’ve been doing, is working on becoming a great sales success…

That’s not to say this thing with the lottery is over.  Really it’s only just begun.  I won $50 yesterday, and $1 today.  I did not win the Mega Millions jackpot, even though after I won $50 on the scratch off, I bought 2 tickets for the Mega Millions.

The point is I must have spent over 5 years visualizing for the lottery win, and having dreams about it happening, and did not win the jackpot.

I just thought that the time I could spend visualizing winning the lottery I spend on making my job work.  What’s the worst that could happen if I did that?  It’s either going to work out, or it’s not.  The visualizing isn’t going to hurt anything.  Or will it?

Should I just leave it alone and try not to think about it?  Should I occupy my time with doing housework or reading?  The answer to these questions must come from within me.  I say onward, and lifeward.  If that means visualizing yourself getting a big deal, even though it makes your symptoms worse, keep visualizing getting a big deal.  When you get it, it might even come as a surprise you’ve waited so long for it to come.

And it will come.  You’ve done the work.  You wear the sales uniform.  They have your phone number.  All it is is dropping the information off with the secretary.  I don’t actually talk to the people in charge of doing the fundraising.  It would be good if I could meet those people right there when I’m giving out the information.  They however are not in, so I have to work with the secretary.  They usually like me to just say hello, drop off the information and leave.  I don’t stay very long, unless they let me.

What I should say to them is I’ll give them $100 if they don’t buy what I’m about to sell them.  I heard that on a Tim Ferriss podcast.  There was a guy who sold credit card processing on transparency, and service and outsold everyone else in the company.  That’s what he would say to them when he walked in the door, he said he would always have their attention.

I don’t know if I would say that to someone in a school, which is what I’m focusing on this month of August 2017.   But that might be a good line for a business person.

The point is, I don’t visualize for the lottery, I visualize for great sales success.  What it looks like so far is reading and journaling.  And I want to get this work done for my family.  I have a son, and a daughter.  I have reasons to work.  Not to say you can’t have reasons to work if you don’t have kids.  I’m saying that having kids can’t hurt your reasons to work.

Those are my sentiments for this day, I hope that your days are great, and that you have many more ahead of you,

Jesse Creel

My New Quit Day Is Today, August 2nd, 2017

And I’m really going to go for it this time.

I just bought a vape and I’m going to stay true to being tobacco free.

I figured by telling this to the world via my blog, it will only help my chances of breaking free of tobacco and living a better quality of life.

In all honesty I’m very excited.

I’m excited about the money I’m going to save, and I’m excited about feeling better everyday.

I’ve got this goal of getting 2,000 email subscribers by 2018.  It’s a big goal, considering I’ve only got 2 email subscribers, one of them being myself.

But I think with the money I save from quitting smoking I’ll be able to buy some ads, and really get my home page some much needed attention from the internet.

I just wanted to write this to you to mark the day I officially stopped smoking for good, and see how long-hopefully for life, I can quit this time.

Rest assured, I’ll keep you updated and hopefully I can help other smokers stop smoking.

For now I’m going to get back to my personal development by reading and journaling.  I’ve got to do the work so I can get a business up and running on the internet.  I’ve got to keep putting the work in, day in day out, to get the job done.  And the job is to help schizophrenics work.  I really should buy another course and find out if my idea is going to work.  Maybe you could leave a comment and let me know if YOU think helping schizophrenics work could ever become a business that paid me.

So there’s a lot more to it that just quitting smoking.  It’s a lot of things.  Family, money, work/life balance, personal life balance, blogging… the list could go on and on.

I really just want to be of service.  I don’t know if any of this is going to work.  I’m just working on it.  I’ve got to figure it out.  I’ve got to see if my plan can work.

The only way I can do that is to work.  Right now I’m writing about schizophrenia and work, or schizophrenia and selling, and I think that that could really be helpful to people, or at least entertaining/inspiring.  What would be inspiring is if I had $100,000 in the bank from my work online.

But for now I have my job, that pays me a steady paycheck, and I’m not on disability.  That’s an accomplishment for a schizophrenic, and one I think is worth writing about.

So I can only go up from here, and quitting smoking is the smartest move I can make for long term gains.  I think you will like that I’m writing about quitting, as it’s healthy and will probably cut back on the number of unnecessary problems I have.

So if your in the business of personal development, like I am, you may want to quit smoking so you can be a better example for people, namely your children.  Here’s to your success in eliminating the source of suffering in your life, so that you can break free and be happier, and healthier.

Thanks for reading, and subscribe to my list for the free ebook “Schizophrenic Sales Success”,

Jesse Creel

Awarded At The Company Picnic As Outstanding Associate Of 2016

Today, July 30th, 2017, was the day of our company picnic.

There were games, face painting, toys, food, soda, water, and the good people of my company.  I brought my family.  It was after all a family affair.  Workers and their families all gathered at the state park, and enjoyed an afternoon together.

At the beginning of the party, there were awards given out to all the stores, and to individuals.  All of the managers received an award, for what is outstanding about them, and a few of the associates also received awards.  I was one of those few associates who was recognized.

In the beginning of the awards I received a notable mention for my sales work, and it was said that I really busted my rear end out there doing the work.  Then all of the stores got their awards, and then they did the individual awards.  I got one of them!

She said a brief thing about me, that I worked hard and was the best associate of the year, and then they gave me the award.  When I came up and accepted it, the president of the company said that I shouldn’t act like I didn’t deserve it.  I smiled for the picture.

I got this award to commemorate my service to the company in 2016.

Proof Of Success

My award honoring me for my work at the company.

It made me feel good that I was one of the few people honored at the awards.  I know that a lot of people put a lot of sweat and tears into the place, and I know that I won’t go around bragging about how I got an award, as anyone working at my company should get an award.

I just wanted to share this with you to further cement my authority as a success, and so that I have credibility when it comes time for me to advise you on how you can improve your work life.

I’ll leave you with one tip I can give you that might earn you an award:

Suit up and show up.

The rest is hard smart work, loving your customers, working in harmony with your coworkers, among other things that I could go on and on about.

Just wanted to let you know that I’m continuing to have success, and I’m being recognized for it.

Here’s to success of Your own,

Jesse Creel

A Tip If Your Schizophrenic And Love Personal Development

That tip is simple.

Put What The Voices Say Into Your Own Words

I’ve been experimenting with this for a while, and it just came to light that I should put it down into words, so that other people might benefit from it as well.

As a schizophrenic myself, I know what it’s like to live daily with voices in your head.  I’ve been dealing with it for years.  It was so mild at first that I simply thought I was gifted and in tune with the universe.  When things went badly and then got worse and worse, until finally I had to admit to a doctor that I heard voices, I was diagnosed and received treatment.

Over the course of the last 7 years I’ve been through a whirlwind.  I finally, over the course of the last 2 years been able to stabilize my work situation.  I would say that my success is attributed to God above all else, but that therapy and medication have also leveled me out a good deal.  I don’t know that I could have done what I have done without the aide of doctors and therapists.

What I have done is to realize that work is just a part of life, and that I shouldn’t invest all of my energy in playing the lottery.  When I left the job I was diagnosed as a schizophrenic at, I prayed I would finally win the jackpot, and I wouldn’t have to worry about trying to work when I was hearing all these voices telling me they wanted me to die.  Whether it be of Cancer, or murder.  Once I realized that work was just a part of life, that I could go on playing the lottery but it would be even better if I liked my job, then I was not seeking, but was given an opportunity at a new job where I would get more hours.

The truth of the matter was I didn’t want to work.  I hated work.  I dreaded the day, everyday, would sleep as much as possible (I thought that was the best part of my day) and would do nothing with my time but listen to the voices.  That was at one of my lowest points.  At this point in time I’ve been holding a job for almost two years, and I like it, and they keep promoting me.  I’ve even been made a salesman-the only one in the company- and I sell for 3 different stores.

One of the tricks I’ve developed is to make what the voices say my own when I’m explaining it to myself or someone else.  When it’s just a bunch of emotional blabber I don’t think much about it.  When they tell me I’m a loser, I replace what they say with my own idea of myself (that I’m a winner) and visualize what that looks like.  It happens all throughout the day.  The truth is I’m really only mildly schizophrenic, the voices don’t consume my existence.  Sometimes, at points in the day I may go a while without even hearing any voices at all but I still do hear some hallucination everyday, without fail.  When the voices get deep, soul-less, and scary, that’s when I know that I have a condition, and that I’m not imagining I’m a schizophrenic.  I really am a schizophrenic.  No one else hears these things.  Although the voices would have me believe that other people CAN hear what’s going on in my head and the freaky part of it is that sometimes other people’s body language confirms that idea.

Maybe it’s just my own feelings influencing what other people are experiencing, and that would explain the body language.  They can’t hear what’s going on in my head, even though it might seem like they can.  I find that on my sales work, when I talk to people, they really have no clue whats going on in my head, they are just happy to serve.

The point of this post was to get you to think about what the voices are telling you, and how you can put your own spin on it, and make it positive.  If they are telling you to kill yourself, well maybe that should lead you to question whether or not your living your life in balance.  Maybe you need to make some changes in your behavior that’s going to support a healthier life.  If your in the personal development niche like me, your going to want to make positive changes in your life, and your going to want to be a little better today than you were yesterday.  So maybe your voices can help you to improve your life?

Whatever they tell you, make sure you make the story your own.  Put your own take on what the voices are telling you and shed some light on it.  In this way you can take control of your mind and feed it positive messages that will help you to persevere and create the life you want to live.  Personal development (i.e. reading self improvement books, and journaling) will help you to put that positive direction on what the voices are telling you and really, will help you to become unstoppable in everything you do.  Because we are positive people, we are going to have a positive effect on the world.

I just wanted to take the time today to write this and let you know how I have managed to cope and prosper with hearing voices everyday.  I hope that my work serves you to help you better cope and prosper in your own life.

Here’s To Your Success,

Jesse Creel

Work Produces Income, Therefore I Speak About Work

This post will be about the last two days I was at work in the store.  I wasn’t performing sales operations.  I did what needed to be done for the company.  This post is simply to inspire you to know schizophrenics can work.  Although I’m not like schizophrenics you may see on YouTube, I do hear voices everyday, and they tell me anything from the bad to the good.  I influence what their talking about with my thoughts and actions.  I’ve learned to cope with the voices that tell me to die, and am making some changes in my life that I think will really benefit me in the future.  I think we as workers in the USA or anywhere need to take a minute to acknowledge that by working we ARE really heros.  We are supporting our families, contributing to society, and if your anything like me, giving to help the less fortunate.  That’s part of the reason I keep this blog, and that purpose is to serve schizophrenics valuable knowledge they can take action on.  If you like what you read, consider subscribing to my email list, you’ll even get a free ebook.

Day 1 Speaking About Work

They had me take the day off sales calls because the company truck needed to be picked up.  It had just been worked on to fix the refrigeration in the back and something to do with a brake line.  We tried to pick the truck up earlier in the week but it wasn’t ready yet, the part hadn’t come in.

First thing in the morning I go with a coworker, him driving, to the truck yard.  We talked about him getting a better paying job, and a new opportunity he had to do something exciting.  I talked about my blog, and shared with him what I was doing online.  We talked about learning finances even when we didn’t have the money to invest.  It doesn’t go without saying that I write for schizophrenics, so when I told him I had a book called “Schizophrenic Sales Success” I didn’t know what he would think about it.  It didn’t occur to me to ask him to join my list, as I have with another one of the people I know.  We got to the truck yard.

The guys weren’t there yet, and we pulled up on the owner who was about to open up the gate.  I thought I was meeting with the guy I’m used to dealing with, but this was the owner of the yard.  He said we could “absolutely” park our car in the yard while we figured this whole thing out.  I didn’t know if we could take the truck until the guys showed up at 10am, which was about 10 minutes away.

Turns out the keys were in it, and the owner, seeing as the account was already settled, just let us take off.  I like dealing with the business owners, those are the people I like dealing with, not that I don’t like talking to receptionists. At any rate, I was back to the store in a half hour.

Originally I was under the assumption that someone would be going with me to help me move the 60 cases of water I was going to pick up.  When I finished picking the truck up and got back to the store they told me I was flying solo for this trip.

So off I went.  I went to the store, picked up the 60 cases of water, and drove to the 2 other stores and then back to my home store.  I dropped off 20 cases of water to each store.  I really didn’t even mind doing it on my own, it just takes a little longer.

And I’m in for the long haul, everyday.  That’s part of my philosophy.  In my sales capacity I want to build long term relationships, where they order every year.  This day though, was about driving, and then after I lifted 60 cases of water worked with the meat at the store doing sandwich portions.  It took from from about 10am to 2pm to deliver the water.  I got off around 4 so it really wasn’t too bad, I got in at 9.  I got some hours!  And that’s what I need to exist right now.

Really I could use a lot more, but my job is a blessing.  There’s a lot I can build on as evidence in this blog.  This was day 1.

Day 2 Speaking About Work

Friday is TryDay Friday at my work.  Recently they started doing free samples, a summer thing, every Friday.  For a while we were sampling ribs, but now we’ve moved on to our meats, cheeses, and cookies.  It’s my job on Friday to host the TryDay Friday.

It’s really pretty easy.  First thing I do some house maintenance, and help out my coworkers.  I chat with them.  I go to the bank for my boss.  I come back from the bank and start the session.

It’s 3 hours long and today it was eased by my blog, which I reread and thought about.  I reread Success Hourly and it made me think that I really need to wrap my head around not smoking.

That’s what writing does for you, it helps you get your life together.  At any rate, I did the TryDay Friday and talked to some nice people, and that’s my job.  I’m giving away free product, and people love that.  Sure, some won’t take it, but some take even more than they should.  It all evens out.  And they buy!

We sold a good amount of sandwiches considering it was raining heavily for some of the day.  Really it was a slow day.  That’s our summertime.  It’s time for sales work, and generating more business.  The store doesn’t do much. It’s the holidays that’s the reason my company is in business.  It’s 50 hour weeks, 7 days straight.  But it’s okay, because the rest of the year is easy, and it’s a fun job with good people.  Granted we don’t make much.

I’ve read that high paid salespeople and CEO’s can be the most miserable people.  It’s the poor who are just happy to be alive and take great joy in living.  I don’t believe it for a second.  I think that you simply have more choices when your rich.  Really compared to alot of the world, I have alot of choices, and I’m poor compared to a wealthy American.  I set aside the time I’m spending now to live that life.  Of making it.  Granted I have a lot of help.

I am impossible at staying focused at this point, but I was speaking about my Day 2 at work, and I did the TryDay Friday.  Afterwards it was just working with the team until there were only 2 of us, and we closed it down at 6.

I got there at 10, left at 6, did 8 hours.  And it was fun, it felt good, I like working with the people I’m working with, there’s growth opportunities, I get the best jobs which is driving and I love driving.  I can really zone out and getting paid to do it is great!  I also like working in the store as I did on this day, with coworkers, some of which I would also consider friends.

So I like producing an income, and working those hours, whether I’m selling or I’m working in the store, is giving me that income.  And I’m a schizophrenic.  I can tell you that talking to people helps to relieve the schizophrenia.  Instead of imagined voices I hear their REAL voices and it’s a relief that someone doesn’t know what’s going on inside of my head.

Ending Speaking About Work

 

The end is that there will be another post about work, because it’s never ending.  With continued work is continued opportunity to improve and become MORE of a success.  I hope my work inspires you to work yourself, and if you like it and would like my free ebook “Schizophrenic Sales Success”  get on my email list, and you’ll get the book and updates to this blog.  This is a win win.

To Your Success,

Jesse Creel

Schizophrenic Sells Deal Number 10

Success

This picture is my personal approval of journaling and writing to grow your life.

The point of this post though is to inform you that I’ve made another sale.

This brings my count to 10 that I know of.  It’s possible there have been sales even though they didn’t say my name when they ordered.  In some ways it’s difficult to track what’s your sale.

But I’ve been keeping a count of my sales, and so far it looks like after I found out from one of the managers I had made another sale, I’m up to 10 now.  She said that they called and wanted to place a $200 order, but in working with the customer, the manager said she was a little crazy.

The manager said that she clearly took the order for a veggie tray, and the woman said she thought she had ordered a fruit tray.  The manager said the customer was just a little off. I figure the quality of the customer will increase over time, as I get better.

So it’s a celebration.  I’m having green tea and writing this blog post.

Really I can’t tell you what it’s like to be on the phone with a customer actually taking the order, the people at the stores do that.  I just send them to the store and they are served by the associate.  I can tell you what it’s like to do the work.

I was out today for instance.  Selling.  One of them told me no, they didn’t want the food, and on the way out there were wasps blocking me.  I had to proceed slowly with caution.

There were also dragonflies.

I just walk in and offer them lunch.  Two box lunches to be exact, one ham and one turkey.  Both made that morning.  On top of the sandwich they get a side, a drink, a cookie, and a pickle.  They get two of those, and a fold with some ordering forms, lunch specials, and coupons if they want to come into the store.

I park at a large office building or business park.  Today it was a business park.  I took 4 bags and 4 folders and started walking.  I went into the first place.

They wanted the lunches.  They were nice.  I went to the next place, they didn’t eat meat.  Then I gave away the 2nd.  And so on.

A couple people told me they didn’t want it, but for the most part everyone accepted and was friendly and happy to see me.

One particular place, a skin therapy place, the people were very friendly and happy to see me.  They were both women, and we got along great.

On top of getting delivery orders I’m also getting foot traffic.

Just today, I did a followup to a real estate agent, and he said he was going to come in for lunch today.  It just so happened I was in the store he was in, and I got to thank him on his way out.  It was great.

I did hear something like his voice after I was off.  I was outside.  I couldn’t make out what he was saying but his message seemed like it was saying I was good.

I love it when the schizophrenia makes me feel good.  Like I’m good.  Schizophrenia can really be a blessing.

And you can stay thankful for your blessings everyday when the voices start telling you you are going to die.  Thankful for another day you can live life. Another day you can raise your family, you can work your job, you can work on your goals, you can try and get a little better, another day.

What I’ve learned is that we are all going to die.  You can be certain that you only have so much time left.  That being said, with respect to that, it makes you want to live more fully today.  It’s a special trick you can learn from schizophrenia, a deep gratitude for life. You’ll need that gratitude when your selling.

For me it comes easy because I’ve landed a job that pays me whether I sell or not.  I do sell, and I will probably be getting bonuses, but right now it’s my hourly.  Not everything I do is sales activity, I do work in the store helping the customers or doing prep work.  I enjoy working with the food in the store, and I enjoy doing the sales work.  I enjoy getting results.  Sales.  More sales.  Many sales.

That’s where I’m going, many sales.  Who knows, I might even be able to drastically increase my income in my current job.  I’d like a 6 figure a year job, but considering my inability to work for several years, I think staying where I am is a good move.

They like me where I work.  They’ve promoted me.  I do things no other associate in our 3 store company does.  My advice to you if you hear voices, is get a job with people you can work with.  People who will love working with you, and that you can love working with.  I know it’s possible, because I’ve found such a place.

Even if you don’t make that much money, you hear voices and you can do your job.  You bring home SOME bacon.  Being a productive member of society is much better than just staying at home only working on your dreams.  It’s much better to work and then have your side hustle, that is IF you CAN work.

So my message to you, if or if you don’t hear voices everyday, is to work.  If you want your line of work to be in sales, then sell.  It’s hard for normal people to sell, your going to have to work extra hard and extra smart just to do the same job a normal person would do, but you can do it!  Just find that right place for you, and work your tail off.

Also if you want to get a free ebook on how to sell when you hear voices you can get it on the home page.  www.jessecreel.com

Thanks for reading, here’s to your success,

Jesse Creel

My Quit Day Was On July 15th, 2017, Here’s What’s Happened So Far…

On that Saturday, the 15th of July, 2017, I lit up a black and mild on my way to my therapist.  I smoked half before and half after.  Then when I got home, I put on the patch.  It’s kept me from buying cigarettes.

I admit, I had a slip today.  I smoked 2 black and milds.  In the morning.  I took the patch off to smoke them, because my mom said that could cause problems, but I put the patch back on after I was done.

That’s it, I quit and I’ve only smoked 2 black and milds since I put on the patch.  I don’t even like the taste of tobacco anymore.  I’m over it.  I only smoke because I want to be bad, and the easiest way for me to be bad is to smoke.

But I don’t want to be bad, I want to be more good.  So I’ve been using the patch and chewing nicotine gum.  They sent it to me free of charge from the Maryland Quit Line.  I told them I was a schizophrenic, and they noted that in my file, that the voices told me to smoke, but I don’t mind.  It’s not like the internet doesn’t already know.

I was listening to some of my music today.  I recorded a new song, and then I listened to it, and other things I had recorded.  It was fun.  It also made me think that smoking really played a role in making my mind a bad place to live.  In one of the songs I quote “Probably going to die at an early age, put me right in my grave.” Smoking was making me think some awful things.

I hated myself when I was smoking.  I knew that it was no good, and I was only doing it because I was addicted.  In some of the songs you can hear me coughing over my guitar playing.  I really must be done with that.

I quit on July 15th, 2017 and I had a slip, but I want to keep stopping smoking.

I’m chewing the gum right now.

It’s not really that you chew it, you only chew it 5 times or so, and then you “park” it in between your lips and your gum.  It gives you a tingle when it’s there just to let you know it’s still poison and you could do without it.  But it’s better than smoking, that’s for sure.

There’s no good reason to smoke, and I don’t want to be bad.  I want to be good.

I’m working my way out of this hole, and it feels good to be getting free.

I slipped, but I’m still on the way out, and I’m going to get there, God help me.

And I hope He helps you too.

I hope we can do this together, and get set free for the rest of our lives.

Thanks for listening,

Jesse Creel

The Silence In Between The Voices Is Enlightenment

Hello,

My name is Jesse Creel.  I heard in a podcast that you should write as if someone has never read any of your other work.  So I’m writing this to you to tell you I’m a schizophrenic, and I was diagnosed at Christmas 2014.   I had done all kinds of sales jobs after the voices first started to mess with my day, and I lost control and asked some guy to fight at my work, because I thought they were all disrespecting me. That’s when the music really started to turn against me.  That’s went all the drinking and smoking and living my life out of balance really kicked me in the ass.

I had the best job I have ever had in my life, or maybe the second best considering where I now am, but it was a good job that paid me a good living.  And I was making guitars!  I was contributing to rock and roll!  Really what got me was my lack of interpersonal effectiveness.  I had a primo job, and I asked to be moved to a different, less prestigious department.  It was all because of the group of people I was working with, and it made me want to leave.  I was delusional, and the schizophrenia-which I didn’t know I had at the time, I thought I was psychic- was feeding into the delusions.  The delusion was they didn’t want me there.  The music was confirming my feelings.

I remember the stark contrast between the voices and reality when I heard a song, right after I had asked to be moved- that said “Your making my dreams come true”.  When I overheard my boss tell one of my coworkers I was moving I heard his reply that that was not the best idea.  Hindsight tells me my coworker was right.

I should have stayed where I was, and tried better to live with my coworkers, one in particular.  Gotten along with the grab-assing, and did my job, and eventually manage them all.  That’s not the way history played out though.

In the end, I enjoy the work I do more than I ever did making guitars.  I get paid less than what I made at the guitar factory, but I get more time off.  Really, if you take what I make by the hour now, I’m making more than what I made at the guitar factory.  What it comes down to now, is just making more deals.

Because the schizophrenia, to you schizophrenics out there wondering, is not what is actually going to happen.  The voices have a lot to say.  That doesn’t mean you should believe what they are saying.

Here’s another tip.  If you’re thinking of something you want to do, and you know that you’re going to be unhappy until you get it, and your choosing carefully what you want to be unhappy about until you get it, then it won’t matter if the voices tell you no.  You’ll be able to accept rejection and move on to the sale.  If you can get shaky like me, don’t worry, the shakes will pass.  You are unstoppable, and if you take that attitude, and do the work, shakes or not, you will be happy you did it.  Especially when you’re getting results.

So it doesn’t matter what the voices say.  Take the good with the bad.  And you don’t have to take the bad, and believe in some f*cked up future outcome if that’s not what you want.  You can offer them tea in your mind, and let them know “I hear you”.  Acknowledge them, and they may even leave after a while.

This, my friends, leads me to the point of this article.  Short and sweet, but it’s here for your pleasure.  And that is, enlightenment, for a schizophrenic, is the sound between the voices, when there is no sound.  Things are clear, you know what you have to do.  I read it in a book that that’s the way it is for meditation.  When your own thoughts stop and there is just silence.  For schizophrenics, even if your mild like me, when the voices stop, and your not thinking anymore, that’s when the enlightenment comes.  At least that’s what it feels like to me.

For me what I have to do is sell.  I have a sales job.  I am a schizophrenic, my bosses know I’m a schizophrenic, and they knew I wanted to sell, and they made me a salesman.  I have a great company behind me, and it’s really easy to sell.  I don’t even have any quotas!  I just sell what I sell and they pay me by the hour.

So far I have 9 sales that I know of, and most likely more I don’t know of.  My plan is to stick it out through Christmas and see if I can land a Christmas deal.  My company has a gifting program, where companies can buy gift cards, hams, or turkeys for their employee’s for that special time of the year.  I’m collecting the leads for gifting now, in the summertime, so when September comes around I’ll have some places I can go to.

I would like to land a 6 figure a year sales job, and I don’t think that it’s unrealistic to think I could do that.  Sure it would be 5 times what I’m making now, sure it would be more pressure, and sure the voices would probably get worse at times… but my job now is giving me a great deal of confidence that I CAN sell.

Then again, you never know.

My quit date is tomorrow, July 15, 2017.  I’m going to save a lot of money, and more importantly my health.  There won’t be this unnecessary suffering.  I’ll be tobacco free.  If I just quit cigarettes I’ll save $200 dollars a month, and I won’t need to get a better job to pay my bills.  I won’t need money for anything but wine.  And of course food, to pay my credit card bill, to save, and to give my wife some money.  And maybe take the kids out to the carnival.

We all need money.  And I’m making it.  And I’m a schizophrenic.  A mild schizophrenic, but a schizophrenic non the less.  On top of that I’m selling and getting results!  It doesn’t matter what the voices say!  You can have success, you just have to do the work!  So do the work!

I really appreciate you reading.

Here’s to your success,

Jesse Creel

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