Because that’s what I got paid to do it today. 11 dollars hourly for 4 hours, and 35 dollars in mileage. You figure I spent some gas driving, but 35 dollars more than pays for that. But you figure I made 44 dollars hourly and the 35 comes to 79 dollars for 4 hours, that’s almost 20 dollars an hour!
This is why I recommend hourly sales jobs. I landed one, as jobs have in the past just fell in my lap… able to get promoted just because they needed someone to do the job. More skills, more money. That’s part of where the voices come in though.
It’s not bad, or as bad as I’ve heard before, but I’ve been getting some. The voices call it bad energy. Maybe it’s from living the way I do, with the drinking and the smoking, and the coffee. I really need to quit the drinking and the smoking though… something I’m working on.
But I ended up landing 3 deals last week, and they’ve sent me out on two more days this week. Tomorrow will be my third and final sales calls of the week. For the last day of the week, until the weekend when I have two days off, I’ll be working in the store. Cutting the meat, cutting the bones, and helping the customers. There’s more to it than that, but working in the store is easy compared to the sales calls.
The sales calls are a lot more fun though. You get told no sometimes but most people are welcome to get two free box lunches. I really have the easiest sales job I’ve ever had because my product is food and they give me samples to give to the prospects. And who doesn’t want free food!
But I really recommend an hourly sales job for those suffering from schizophrenia, because really, their going to get paid either way! It takes all the pressure off the sale. There’s no money involved in the human interaction when I drop off a free lunch. So if you hear voices that tell you your a bad human being, it’s a lot easier to sell when you know that it’s all up to God… and you can probably go back to working in the store if it doesn’t work out. That is, as long as you stay reliable.
Along with being a salesperson, and working in the store, I also drive the box truck on the holidays to the Army base. It’s a good gig because it gets me out of the store, and it requires me to move boxes around, which as a schizophrenic… some manual labor is good for me. I also like sales because I get to walk around.
But really, it’s all up to God. I get paid hourly and mileage for doing it, but they said that bonuses are on the way when I sell, so I could get paid even more! But still, to work 4 hours and get paid 79 dollars is a good deal. It could be better, but I am now recovering the wage I lost when I had a mental and emotional breakdown. I lost my job that was paying me 18 dollars an hour, full time and I hadn’t recovered until I started this sales job. Now I can get back to that wage I was earning, and have the possibility to earn even more.
And not just at my job. I’m working on an e-book now… one that I’m going to write for an imaginary character in my head, John.
You can make a lot of money off e-books. Pat Flynn of SmartPassiveIncome.com made 200,000 dollars off his e-book. And he does a lot more than e-books. He’s great, I recommend his email list. He really gives value. Click the link and check him out!
But to stick to the topic, this post is about making 20 dollars an hour as a salesperson. And that doesn’t count bonuses! It’s good work, and I’m happy to do it. It makes a man out of me. Now I just need to work on paying off my credit card and giving my wife more money. But that’s a post I don’t want to write until I have a zero balance, and can pay at least half of the bills.
I could always win the lottery, that’s a possibility. One that I’ve often entertained. Often visualized about. A while ago I picked the number 397 as a size jackpot I’d like to win. It hasn’t come about yet, so I’m playing to win 310. That’s the jackpot size tonight and seeing as I only really need 15 million to retire with a lifestyle of freedom, I’d be in pretty good shape. And wouldn’t we all want that? I hope that you and I both hit it, and we can split it. I don’t need a 7 million dollar house.
As for the rest of those people out there that haven’t won yet, maybe there will come a time. For a few of you, you will win the lottery. I can’t say who, but you’ll win.
But that’s probably crazy talk.
I just think if your visualizations are strong enough, and you’ve done enough good in the world, and you pray and thank God… you can win the jackpot.
Because that’s the day in age we live in. One can visualize their way to a jackpot! And do good works! I heard Matthew McConaughey say on a music award show that the more we are thankful for, the more there is to be thankful for. And I believe that is the absolute truth. So I’m thankful to God everyday, especially just for another day! I am also thankful for many sales that I tell myself I have already made. Even though I haven’t… I pray in the future tense.
And I have a set of prayer beads. They really help me to know what I’m praying for. Sometimes the prayer changes while I’m doing it. It takes 108 repetitions to complete. It’s really a great exercise. I highly recommend prayer beads. And I’ll let you know about any future successes in this sales job, where I am currently making money, so you can be inspired to act in your own life so that you can better enjoy the ride.
So for now that’s what I tell you. Work! Hard work, smarts, and dependability pay off. They landed me a sales job where they bought me my own business cards, 4 shirts, and a jacket! All starting at 8.75 an hour as a delivery driver. Progress is possible!
And for the love of God, write a blog. Improvement is the only thing that is possible with a blog. As long as your really bringing value to a massive number of people. So really the value here is that even if your schizophrenic, you can work a job, get promoted, and even sell 3 deals! That’s exactly what I’ve done, and the future looks even brighter. I hope to live to 100.
But God’s got his own ideas on what happens, and as far as I can tell you have to work hard, read books, and keep a journal. That way you can research how your going to bring value to people. And according to Tony Robbins, the way to long term wealth is to add value to a massive number of people. So I believe that God does everything for me, and that he makes the sales, but I also believe in order to be deserving you have to be doing your part by learning. And if you deserve it, you’ll get it.
I guess the question is how can we be deserving of one of those jackpots?
Here’s to us splitting it,
P.S. I’ll let you know if I get any more sales. Right now I have 3 to my name. Thank God for sales.
P.P.S. If you think me writing a book on sales, giving you my experience and advice, do you think it would go over well considering what you’ve read here? Something for schizophrenics and those not, about sales, what it’s like, and how you can get there and make 3 sales doing it. Leave a comment and let me know what you think, I am writing outlines for the book now, and would love to hear your feedback. Thank you.