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The Privilege of Being of Service

The Privilege of Being of Service

The Privilege of Being of Service

Suiting up to show up.

The privilege of being of service, on the internet, has a lot to do with God.

I’m talking more about the way it makes you feel inside and what it does for you and the people you are serving.

I’m talking about the benefit you get from being of service, that being the fulfillment you get.

I believe it is a privilege to be of service in this world.  When you serve somebody, they are trusting that you’re going to do your best job at giving them what they want.  That’s really what’s happening when your building your email list.

One of the benefits (or beauties) of being of service is that it can be fun.  I recently updated my squeeze page with a new video.  I wanted to make the video the best video I have shot to date, so I put on a nice shirt and a tie (both matching colors) and I shaved for the video.  I also put on sunglasses to add to the effect, and because sometimes I just don’t know what to do with my eyes and just look weird.  Wearing sunglasses is something I’ll probably amend in the future, but I had to get the video done and I thought for it sunglasses would be better.  At any rate I got the video done and up, and I believe it’s my best squeeze page to date, and I had a lot of fun putting it together.

The point of the squeeze page is for me to be of better service to the person/blogger by giving them a free ebook about some different ways you could love your blog.  My target audience really is bloggers, because that’s what I’m always writing about.  If I’ve done my job, the video will peak interest, and people will take action and put their email addresses into the form.  I’ll let you know how it goes, I have plans to buy an ad, but not before I get some coaching.  I’m going to have a lot of valuable things to write about.  Either way, people subscribing to my email list creates this privilege for me that I am able to serve them.

I’m super excited that I’ve just finished the squeeze page, and the new free ebook.  I’m so excited that it’s finally up there.  I had been working on it for a while.  Doing experimental research.  I can tell you this, as I wrote the book, I got more traffic on my blog from doing what I tell people to do in the ebook.  What I can say is that you can really make a name for yourself blogging and it’s a privilege to do it.

I plan on making lots and lots of sales from this website.  It will be my privilege to earn those commissions.  I do not take my ability to do creative work for profit for granted.  Only because there is such a thing as the internet, and only because I have a working brain that can create, and working fingers that can type, can I blog, not to mention all the other things that have to happen in order for me to make sales.  Really, to live in this day in age is a privilege alone, let alone being able to blog.

For me, part of the privilege of being of service is working my day job.  I get to serve the customer something they want.  It is my pleasure to make their sandwiches with love.  It is my privilege to be able to work in a place where I am valued, by my bosses, and by the customer.  The customer wouldn’t be paying for our products unless they valued them.  The customer valuing the products that I’m serving makes me feel valued that I am able to serve it to them.  So really, you could say that being of service is not only a privilege, it’s valuable.

Being of service is really a win win for everybody.  For me, at my job, I am of service and the people I’m serving get something good to eat, and I get to be a useful member of society who is contributing (although I have much higher aspirations for contribution than just serving people ham).  Not only am I being of value to society, I’m also being compensated.  It’s a win win!  Also, being of service at your day job is valuable experience in supporting a team.  I always make attempts to support my coworkers.  I do little parts of their jobs to help them.  I find they are appreciative when I try to support them.  In my humility (as I have yet to make my first dollar off this website) I ask why wouldn’t bloggers appreciate the best help I can give about blogging?  There’s no reason why they wouldn’t!  I think because I’m doing my best at being of service to bloggers, I’m going to get good results.  It may seem impossible for a schizophrenic to earn a blogging income (because there is so much crap in their heads) but I saw on the Tony Robbins Results Coaching website that you should always imagine the impossible a reality.  The impossible you want to create in your life.  For me, that’s a blogging income.

Wouldn’t it be sweet to have a blogging income.  What that would mean is you’re being of service to people and they are paying you for that service.  I believe that being paid by people for your entrepreneurial efforts and service is a privilege.  A privilege we should be grateful for.  Just the process of becoming paid for blogging is a privilege before you even make any money at all.  It’s a privilege for us to blog.  Why not take your blogging efforts and try to monetize them?  Why not try to build an email list?  Could it be like throwing $30 out of the car window every month, or could it be the best move you ever make for your blogging business and something you’ll be glad you did a little further on down the road?  For me, another $30 every month in the name of building a business is a small price to pay.  For me, my mission, is to really make this blogging business thing a real income for us.  I earn more money, you earn more money and it all happens (in part) because of our blogs.

That’s just my fantasy.  To be of service to A LOT of people.  My fantasy is the privilege of being of service.  Actually being of service, with readers, and customers, and customer service.  It’s a big undertaking.  I’ve been trying to get up earlier in the morning so I can work on my blogging business before I have to go into my day job.  What I’m interested in is consistently getting up early and having an hour to write.  The material/content is going to add up over time, and because I’m getting better and not worse with time, my value is improving.  Right now it’s happening little by little, but there is still growth.  Now I’m in the process of speeding the growth up, so I can be of more service to people.  The whole process is a privilege.

With the privilege I have found (the hard way) that there is responsibility.  People are going to watch your videos so they had better not be hurting anyone.  Same goes with all your content.  If your scared to make a move because you think someone might get hurt, I think the best move to make is to just try and be of service, and give real value.  Be helpful.  When your trying to be helpful, I don’t think you can go wrong.  When your working with healthy energy everyday to be helpful, I believe businesses that profit as a result are inevitable.

Because service is a privilege, I think part of our responsibility is to become better.  That’s part of my obsession with personal development.  You want to become a little better with each passing day.  I think with exercise, reading and journaling, we can do the things we need to do to become more valuable with each passing day.  The important thing here is we work on our personal development on a daily basis.  Consistently, over time, I believe our work on ourselves takes us to new heights in our ability to best serve people.

It is a privilege and a responsibility to be of service to people.  They are depending on you to help them.  They put their faith in you, and give you their money and expect to get what they want.  You have got to deliver.  I’m talking about really delivering the goods and selling things you believe in.  When it comes to practical advice on what you’re putting your time in effort into, your own products, or affiliate products that you really believe in are the way to go.  There’s going to be stress and there’s going to be pressure so you really want your products to be a good reflection of you and your mission.  In the business of blogging, anyone can do it, but there’s going to be some embarrassment in the beginning when your content still needs work.  Have faith you’ll get there and keep writing everyday, and clarifying your work.  You’ll be better serving your list each time you email them, because of the personal development you’ve been doing to make yourself better by the day.  To be alive, and to do that, is a privilege in itself.  You could say it is a privilege some of the people in the military over the centuries have fought and died for.  The privilege of being alive and blogging commands respect.

There is a price for the privilege of being of service.  Some people will judge you harshly and try to convince you that you have issues.  Your weaknesses aren’t going to stop you from succeeding, they are just things that make you human.  Being human can come with some criticism especially if you are a blogger.  The judgement of others should never stop you from blogging everyday.  The price is paid with your feelings and your job after you’ve been blogging for a while, is to keep your feelings in check.  It’s not all going wrong, it’s never too late, and you’re daily actions are serving your personal development.  Blogging and building an email list is real work, never let anyone convince you any different.  Your commitment to blogging no matter what is one of the prices you have to pay if you want to be a blogger.

It’s a privilege to be of service, so I personally want to do my best work.  When I write I’m thinking of how I can better serve the bloggers of the internet.  My purpose is to help them blog and build their email lists.  I give practical advice to help bloggers blog everyday.  I give the most useful content I can produce to help bloggers blog.  It’s a privilege to work to serve.

That about wraps up what I think about the privilege of being of service.  If you liked this post and would like to receive even more posts that will be even better than this one, then join my email list.  You’ll get a free ebook and bi-monthly updates to this blog.  There’s no cost to join (it’s free to be on my list) and you can unsubscribe at any time if it’s not for you.  What I can tell you is that if you are a blogger who wants to blog better and build an email list, then joining my free email list will help you to do just that, blog!

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

Gratitude, Gratitude, and More Gratitude

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It is Well

Everything all good here.

I’ve read that gratitude is really really good for you.

When your on a low, or angry, just think of all the good things you have in your life and it helps to snap you out of that negative place to a place of more positivity.

Gratitude is suggested in a lot of law of attraction books I’ve read, and I’ve heard about other successful people that practiced gratitude exercises in the morning each day.  They would actually write down the things they were grateful for and that’s how they started their day.

The best of the best of them, when they receive their abundance, are humble about it.  It humbles them.  But hey, this isn’t based on science, it’s just a feeling.  The humble ones are the best ones.  I think you can be one of the best of the best, and just be humbly gracious about it.

I know I’m not there yet, but I’m working on it by writing this blog about blogging, and personal development.  Not to mention all the faith.  I’ve written a good deal  on this blog and I think it’s improving.  I encourage you to keep your own blog, and write!  I am getting some results right now.  It’s just so little and no money.  I’m actually paying for domain, hosting, and my email list.  It’s not much, but it’s not bringing in any money either.  I think I’m going to include in some of my work what it’s like to use Adsense.  Buy some ads, send them to my squeeze page, and see how many subscribers I get.  That would be a business minded way to spend some money.

Just wanted to write a bit to prepare you for this list.  It’s of 100 things you could be grateful for.  It’s written from my own perspective so you may want to take what you read with a grain of salt, and feel free to be inspired to think of your own unique ways you can be grateful.

A List Of 100 Things One Could Be Grateful For

      1. Air
      2. Water
      3. Food/Good Food
      4. Shelter
      5. Air Conditioning for the summer and heat in the winter
      6. Family
      7. Money/Incomes
      8. Iphones
      9. Superpowers
      10. Deals at stores
      11. Occasionally winning a little money on the lottery
      12. Slurpees
      13. Vapes
      14. Computers
      15. Printers (Even if we don’t have one, we can still be thankful for them because they influence our lives)
      16. Life in general
      17. Trail Mix
      18. Spagehetti
      19. Our Jobs
      20. Books
      21. Our Skills
      22. Sales Skills
      23. Reading and journaling skills
      24. Video Skills
      25. Podcasting Skills (I don’t have one of these yet, but I’m thinking about what it would be like to interview someone, if maybe this sparks the inspiration to start your own podcast, do it!)
      26. Blogging Skills
      27. Writing in general skills
      28. You can be grateful that you have a blog and an email list on it, with at least a few subscribers.
      29. This list has really gotten personal, that said you could also be grateful for your car, that it’s reliable, and that you have the money to change the oil and the brakes when those times come.
      30. The money you have in your savings account, and that you can put away at least 10% of your income in there without touching it.
      31. The intimacy you have with your spouse.
      32. For podcasts.
      33. For the potential to earn money off the internet and writing.
      34. For trips to the park on a nice day with your family.
      35. For the liquor store.
      36. For pizza.
      37. For soda.
      38. For water.
      39. For our incomes.
      40. For the ability to do those things we can do that can produce income.
      41. For the love of God.
      42. For the self love.
      43. For the fun games.  Especially those in building our email lists.
      44. For the opportunity to freelance write.  Which we all have, especially as bloggers already.
      45. For another good day at work.
      46. For more hours at work.
      47. For ad money, and hopefully therefore for subscribers, and more importantly readers that have read my free ebook.
      48. For money to fix the house.
      49. For children, especially your own.
      50. For neighbors.
      51. For a walking, sometimes talking body.
      52. For living in the United States of America.
      53. For the military.  They do a job we don’t.
      54. For the opportunity to get better by the day.
      55. Dear Universe, Thank You for this list of 10,000 subscribers.
      56. Dear Universe, Thank You for this 6 figure a year business.
      57. I’m just getting chubby here with you, how about gratitude for the blog you’ve already created, income or not.
      58. How about gratitude for dogs?
      59. How about gratitude for cats?
      60. Try gratitude for the green grass.
      61. Gratitude for the snow, it is beautiful.
      62. For coming up with a list of 100 things you can be grateful for.
      63. For books and journals.  For the hours spent with them.
      64. For Facebook, and Instagram, and Twitter, and all the other social media sites.
      65. For books on blogging, and how to blog for profit.
      66. For the internet.
      67. For other people.
      68. For sales.
      69. For affiliate opportunities.
      70. For second jobs.
      71. For rock and roll music, and blues.
      72. For classical music.
      73. For dancing at weddings.
      74. For our in-laws.
      75. For pen and paper.
      76. For campfires.
      77. For the ocean and the beach.
      78. For perfect cars.
      79. For What You Have Right In Front Of You.
      80. For art.
      81. For guitars.
      82. For the recording app on the phone.
      83. For other blogs.
      84. For the opportunity to earn a living off the blog that we are afforded in this day in age.
      85. For massive action, day in day out for years.
      86. For the highest dreams come true.
      87. For Convertkit.  Which I personally use and can say is great, and their affiliate program pays passive income which is great because you only have to get the customer once, and it pays you every month for the life of their subscription.
      88. For creating the best masterpiece you can make.
      89. For improving on your masterpiece everyday.
      90. For beers at the bar with friends.
      91. For backyard barbecues.
      92. For being paid what you’re worth.
      93. For extra money coming in from different streams of income.
      94. For the knowledge of what to do in difficult times.
      95. For God’s protection.
      96. For a little of God, a little of science, and a whole lot of massive action.
      97. For learning, and evolution.
      98. For hope and progress.
      99. For support.
      100. For service.

There it is, 100 things one could be grateful for.  I hope it inspired some things in you from the list that you can be grateful for, and maybe even some others of your own that you can be grateful for.

Now I encourage you to take action!  Write your next blog post, network on social media, leave a another comment on someone else’s blog.  Click the links above and buy the book and the email service.  Read a book that’s going to change your life forever.  Write in your journal and plan the ways you are going to escape your job.  Become a photographer and take a picture.  Record a blues song.  Draw a picture.  Do anything but sit on the couch and think.

I encourage you to take action now that you’ve read something.  What action is that going to be?  Leave a comment (if you catch this post in thirty days you can still leave one).  And if you like this site you’ll LOVE being on my email list, you’ll get the best updates to this site, and you’ll get a free ebook.  Join Here.

Thanks for reading.  I hope this was of service to you.

 

Jesse Creel Monster Insights Blog Traffic Screenshot

How To Get Addicted To Blogging

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Addiction can be an ugly thing.

Cigarettes for example.  They cost a lot of money, they cause the body pain, they can even make a mess of your relationships.  People still smoke.  I imagine they smoke for more reason than one but one of those reasons could be because they are addicted.  I’m not recommending a cigarette addiction because of the many downsides.  I am recommending becoming addicted to habits that serve you and others.  I believe blogging does this.  This is why I believe being addicted to blogging is a good thing.  I’m going to outline 4 ways you can become addicted to blogging.  But first I would like to go over some reasons why you might love the idea of being addicted to a thing like blogging.

You may want to become addicted to blogging so that you can be sure you’ll master blogging within a given time frame.  To be sure that your going to get your 10,000 hours.  If you are addicted, then you’ll be sure to do it everyday, and doing it everyday will lead you to your 10,000 hours.

You may want to become addicted to blogging because you want to earn an income off of it, and you know that the only way to get massive results is to take massive action.  By being addicted to blogging you will take massive action, because your addicted to doing so.  Addiction to blogging can be highly attractive to those who wish to earn an income from their blogs.  Addiction to blogging is helpful in building a blogging business as your always working everyday.

You may want to become addicted to blogging because of the personal development benefits.  When you blog you become more aware of yourself, thereby increasing the choices you have on a daily basis.  Do I behave in this way that isn’t serving me?, OR Do I behave in this way that is my highest calling?  When you blog, the answer that benefits you most becomes obvious.  At that point it is only up to you to take action on those empowering answers and live a better life.  As far as personal development goes blogging is one of the most powerful tools you have in your arsenal so being addicted to blogging will serve you in better improving yourself, for yourself and for others.  Being addicted to blogging will supercharge your personal development.

Also, you may want to become addicted to blogging because it will help you serve others better, by helping you to refine your craft.  When your always writing with the question in mind “How do I serve others with this post?” then you’ll always be looking for ways to serve people, and service to others leads to ultimate happiness and fulfillment.  If you serve people better and faster because you were addicted to the act of blogging, and did it so much that you became masterful at it, wouldn’t your addiction have served you in achieving your highest aim?  Wouldn’t that blogging addiction be serving you in a very meaningful way?

Being addicted to blogging can serve you in many ways.  Here are 4 ways you can become addicted.

How To Get Addicted To Blogging

1. Push Yourself

If you get through an 8 hour day at work, and then have to go pick the kids up, then take them home and put them to bed, and on top of that you have dishes and laundry to do, then take care of your responsibilities.  That will take most of your day.  But if you want to become addicted to blogging and reap the benefits, then your going to have to push yourself on days like those and stay up late and blog.

You’ll be building your habit by not neglecting blogging on this day, and you do so by pushing yourself to blog.

A tip I use to make it easier to blog when the time comes is to go through you day asking yourself what blog titles you could expand on.  Keep a note on your phone (your phone because that’s easier than lugging a journal around with you all day) and when you get a break in your day, think up a few ideas on what you could blog about.  Expand the title into subtitles for that post.  Before you even sit down to blog you’ll already have an idea for a great post.  Hopefully that will make it easier on you when your busy, and keep your creative juices flowing all day, even before you type a single word.

When you’ve established a habit of writing, you won’t feel as if your pushing yourself, it will feel totally natural.  Until the habit is established though, push yourself to blog everyday.  You don’t necessarily have to publish a post everyday, you can take a long as you’d like to do that.  What’s important is the everyday habit of writing and that’s going to take work to put into place.  Push yourself to write everyday until you are addicted to the results, and you’ll work to continually improve.

2. Set Goals

If you want to get the benefits of being addicted to blogging, it’s a good idea to set goals for yourself.

You’ll be giving yourself something to shoot for, and whether they are astronomical goals, or just baby step goals, you’ll be working with the end in mind.

Your goal could be to simply write for an hour everyday.  That’s a very real goal you could achieve each and every day.  I recently read that one should be thankful for what they have created, even if it’s not yielding results.  The action of you creating something is a miracle in itself, and to be grateful for the miracles of life, no matter how small, is to be in touch with God (in my humble opinion).  I am saying that creating a blog and writing on it everyday is a miracle in action.  We don’t have to write, we get to write.  That is a miracle in itself.  Set a goal, any goal, and work towards that goal.  In that way you will become addicted to blogging.

3. Measure Your Results

If you would like to become a better writer, and therefore a better blogger you may find that the process comes easier if you are addicted to blogging.  My idea here is to measure your results so that you can get a little more excited about what blogging could really do for you.

Get a traffic monitor, I use Monster Insights.  I found it by searching for it on WordPress.  Here is a screen shot of the tool.

Jesse Creel Monster Insights Blog Traffic Screenshot

Monster Insights Screenshot From Blog Traffic on JesseCreel.com on January 25th, 2018.

My best day was 20 pageviews in a day.  It used to be that my best day was five, or I received mostly no visitors at all.  So although I’m not yet getting massive numbers, I’m still seeing growth and progress equals happiness.

I think I learned that one from Tony Robbins, who by the way I love and think that his books can help anyone who seeks improvement.  You can buy one of my favorites “Awaken The Giant Within” by clicking the picture below.

 

Back to measuring your results.  One thing you’ll learn from reading the Tony Robbins book is that progress equals happiness.  You don’t necessarily have to reach a goal to be happy.  Progressing towards reaching that goal does make you happy.  There is a sense of accomplishment even before you complete the task.  That’s why when you want to become addicted to blogging, you should measure your results as you go.  It will be a good indicator of how your doing, and even if your not doing well yet, those little spikes in activity on your blog will be inspiring and further cement your habit.

4. Make Progress

Yes, we’ve been lead here with on our path to becoming addicted to blogging: progress.

When your addicted, or developing a blogging addiction you’re going to inevitably make progress in the direction of your goals.  This is what your habit is all about.  If you get a spike of 20 pageviews in a day, in the near future set your goal to hit 40 pageviews in a day.  When you reach 40, make it 80, and so on.

When you talk about pageviews, what is another example and what I think is really important is your mailing list.  I’ve heard it over and over again from high paid internet marketers that the “money is in the list”.  If you want to earn an income from your blog, you need an email list.  You can get one here.  It’s a great way to hone your relationship building skills emailing those people on your list.

I can tell you that there is nothing like sending out an email to my list, and getting an email back from one of them telling me that they liked what I sent them.  It’s a good feeling because it makes you feel like you’ve done a good job.  When your working on becoming self employed there is a lot of noise about your endeavors from the people in your life, so it’s good to be acknowledged by one of the people you are serving.  It’s a rewarding experience.

The link above is for Convertkit.  I’ve been using them for about a year now and I really like them.  They also offer extras for members at no cost, and they help you grow your business.  It’s a great product.  I highly recommend it.

At any rate, making progress on your blog can be very rewarding and addicting.  You can be thankful to God or whatever you believe in that you created something that is valuable to other people.  You’re doing a good job.  And nothing is going to stop you from continuing, and not only just continuing, but also improving as you go.  Being addicted to blogging will serve you in improving your life, both personal and professional.

The Wrap Up

I hope you have enjoyed this post about how to become addicted to blogging.  I hope that you are inspired to take action right now on writing your blog post for the day.  I hope that you take action and begin to build an email list, the rewards are great.  If you can’t tell I dwell in feelings of hope and optimism and I hope that that rubs off on you and serves you as you strive to lead a better life.

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5 Tips For Productivity Blogging

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Have you ever felt like you were just floating along, without ever getting anything done?  Have you been living in your dream world even when your awake?

I’m not saying you should totally lose your subconscious mind, I’m asking you to think of ways you could become a more productive blogger.  To produce more.

They say that you need 10,000 hours to become a master.  I think with anything (something like blogging) it’s a worthwhile endeavor even if you never get paid.

That said, we all want to get paid even before we reach the time required to become a master!  A lot sooner in fact.  Some of us want results in 3 months!

That said, we’re going to have to work hard on our blogs, putting in the time even when we could be just living in our dream world on the couch.

What’s better than taking action!  When your producing, your taking action.  That’s why I wanted to break down production into 5 tasks of blogging.  I hope this process serves you in writing your best content.  I know that it helps me, write more and write better, so I encourage you to give it try and see what works for you.

Without further a due here are the 5 steps:

5 Tasks For Productivity With Your Blog

1. Keep Another Income Open

Don’t close the door to your day job.  Keep it open and bringing home the bacon.  Even if you don’t make a lot, at least your earning, and you can keep working on your blogging.  If at all possible try to get as close to a stress free job as possible, one where you work only part time so you have plenty of free time to blog.  What’s important here is your taking the stress off blogging being your only income, and if your just starting bloggging, you’ll want an income in place to keep your blog up and running until your in the black with your blog.  Working a part time day job is a good idea.

Another good thing about working outside of what you do for your blog is that it gives you something to do other than work on your blogging career.  Another thing that pays you.  For me, I work in a ham store and drive a lot of the deliveries.  I love being out of the store.  Nothing to do but drive.  It’s a great feeling and I love getting paid for it.  I hope as it is with me, so it is with you as well, and you can love your day job.  It will make blogging so much easier.

Keep that income open, you’ll have something to  do other than blog that gets you out of the house and into the world, and you’ll gain another opportunity to be of service.  You’ll be doing all this while becoming a professional blogger.

2. Visualize Before Blogging

I’m fresh off of 20 minutes + of visualization impressing love into my imaginary ideal life.  When you visualize before blogging your blogging can take on more life, and it can be of more service to you, and hopefully serve others better.  When you visualize living your dream life, doing your dream work (maybe it could be blogging), it makes you want to take action and get to creating the thing you desire.  This is why visualization is so helpful.

When you set into your mind “I earn more than enough money to buy a house by blogging”  you are placing the work ethic needed to get that house.  If it comes down to blogging everyday, writing comments everyday, becoming a better photographer, networking more, you’re going to take massive action when your desire is so great you have to do something about it.  Visualization can make you even hungrier for your desired end result, so that hunger can translate into the action needed to get it done.

Don’t forget to call God to help you.  I’ve read that it’s not arrogant to command God to come help you with something.  I like that sentiment.  But be sure as your calling God, your visualizing your end result as a completed fact and your injecting into that fact love.

3. Journal Before Writing

I have always found that journals help me with a lot of things.  One of them is writing blog posts.  If you sketch out a blog post in your journal before you write it, the journaling will help clear your mind and focus your thoughts.  That thought should be to serve (if you aim to earn money from blogging).  What kinds of blog posts could you write that would serve your audience?  Who is your audience to begin with?  What can you do for them that will lead to relationships and sales?

Answer these questions in your journal.  I love personal development, and I believe the journal is a key tool in personal development.  When your journal daily you can do many things.  One of them you can do is “bitch” to your journal.  Get all those annoying thoughts out of your head.  It’s a relief to put them on paper and I recommended it to a friend of mine when he broke up with his girlfriend.  He said that writing all his feelings down helped him get over her.  This is the power of the journal.

More specifically than keeping a daily journal, journal about your blog posts before you write them.  It will add clarity to your ideas so your not just pounding the keys until the words come out- although that can be valuable at times.  Come up with a plan for your blog posts and put it all on paper.  As you write your blog post you can refer to your notes as you write!

4. Focus

I had a network marketing leader once teach me that your results come from your focus, and although I didn’t get 2 sales a day that he was teaching me to focus on, I did come to realize that I love blogging.

The pitch was selling blogs to other people, and then try to upsell them to the more expensive products.  I really like the idea of selling blogs to people who want to blog, because you inspired them to do so, and become bloggers of their own.  With their own affiliate links and ebooks and products of their own.  Maybe they even sell their own bumper sticker.  One could wrap their bumper sticker in red ribbon with a bow in the front.  Like it’s a present.  It might cost more money to do all that, but you might have a true fan for life.  Just some ideas.  That one fan could quickly turn into 1,000 and then you’d have enough fans buying all your stuff that you could make a living off it.

So you could say my focus has gone from selling 2 deals a day, to just trying to help people blog.  It’s my mission:  to help people blog.  It’s what I write about.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of mistakes in blogging of the past but I don’t ever want to go back there again.  The past is the past, and it’s time to focus.  Do you think that if you could burn the past memories that don’t serve you forever, you’d be better able to focus on blogging?

Focus on the action you have to take now.  You’ve been reading a lot of books, and your ready to blog.  Visualize, journal (or prewrite), focus your mind, and then:

5. Take Massive Action

You’ve done it all by this point.  Your focus is on your audience and how you are going to make their day better.  You’re taking massive action by blogging everyday!  Even if you don’t write enough in one day to consider it a publishable post, you can finish it the next day, because your still writing everyday, and a post every two days is good in my book.  God is good and so is the action of posting a new post every two days.

The beauty of it is, that blogging isn’t really all that hard.  In fact, it’s easy!  It even has multiple beauties and another one is it all comes from you.  It’s Your Word.  It’s also a potent personal development tool.  Blogging has dramatically helped me think thoughts that serve me better.  It’s all because I wrote it down on my blog that I function better in the world.  Expression is powerful.  It’s like I’m manifesting my life the way I want it to be, and I’m keeping a public account of it at all here at this website.  I am taking massive action, and the universe is aligned so that we can reach our highest calling.  Only take massive action with blogging seriously, another beauty being that you can get serious with only 2 hours a day.  You CAN do it much more than 2 hours a day if you want to, the point is you do it for a minimum of two hours a day, and you do that everyday.  All money aside, the personal development benefits you get from blogging are stupendous.  They are miraculous.  Another beauty being you get to share it with the whole world, and form meaningful relationships with other people, all over the world!

You get all this and more, more than I could put down on one blog post (maybe a book) with taking massive action blogging.  And the beauty of the beauty of taking action with your blog is that you can do it in just 2 hours a day!  So you really have a lot of free time to devote to reading and journaling to make your blog even better, working your day job, or spending time with your family.

5 Tips For Productivity Blogging Wrap Up

I hope this has inspired you to look at blogging from a vantage point of love.  It’s not about the money.  It’s about art, and it’s about serving others.  It’s about positioning yourself so that you are of value to other people.  It’s about building relationships with other bloggers.  It’s about seeing your traffic get a spike upwards.   It’s about getting that next email subscriber, whether face to face or over the internet.  It’s about building your brand, building your business.

Productivity blogging is about doing it for the love of it first, and then doing your best to see that you earn money from it.

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Tips To Be More Peaceful For Bloggers

In reading “Wishes Fulfilled” by Dr. Wayne Dyer I find a great book.

In it he calls for one to embrace oneness with God.  To be God.  He suggests you use powerful, positive descriptors when saying “I am” about yourself.

In some instances, I like to say “I am Peace”.

In light of these thoughts I wanted to blog about what you can do to become more peaceful yourself.  These are my insights.

State That You Are Peace

By saying to yourself “I am peace” you are tapping into feelings that will manifest peace in your life.  The books say that your feeling is your destiny.  When you feel peaceful by repeating the mantra “I am peace”, the chance of you having a good day will be better.

Peaceful moments that turn into your life are rays of sunshine.  Without that ball of energy we call the sun, we wouldn’t exist.  I encourage you to bring more of those rays of sunshine into your life by practicing feeling at peace.

Maybe you have difficult moments or don’t want to think you’re compartmentalizing so that prevents you from stating that you are peace.  Well I’m a man of solutions so I want to get you over that hump by suggesting to you that you…

State That You Are Love

Just say this to yourself.  I don’t recommend telling your coworkers what you think you are because that may trigger their ego and they could try to stop you from thinking that you ARE indeed love.  Especially at first, just say it to yourself.

What would love do to the pain your in?

Would love get you through the pain?

I know love has gotten me through at lot of things, and is getting me through it still.

I like feeling God’s love.  When I state that I am God, or I am Love, I feel love.  When I feel love, I do better.  Really, I’m grateful to be a blogger, because that’s such an easy thing to love.  When I blog thinking I am a problogger, I work harder.  I play harder.

Maybe if you can be love, and feel love, you’ll be more open to becoming more peaceful.  To feel the healing of love work within you.  Is that maybe the solution to your pain?

I encourage you to take action and try it.  Try stating (to yourself) that you ARE love.  Then state that you ARE peace.  Feel the feelings of love and peace.  Dwell in them.  Soak in Love.  I guarantee your going to feel good.

 Act As If You Are Already Peaceful

When someone asks how your doing, if your not busy, respond to them by telling them you are good.  When you say your good, your opening yourself to that which is good.  And as they say God is good.

A lot of what I might be saying I hope puts you in touch with your divine nature.  I believe when we are acting as if we were God, or love, we are capable of so much more.

When someone refutes what you say you must be able to go within and replace that doubt (someone eles’s doubt), with your affirmation that you are indeed peaceful.

Gratitude might be helpful when trying to release anger and depression.  Be thankful for what you have, even if all you have right now is very little.

Start A Blog And Write Your Successes Of Living A Peaceful Life

When you align yourself with peace, you’ll no doubt have experiences that reflect a new found sense of peace.

You may find an employer where the people you work with are kind and understanding.  You may have more intimacy with your spouse.  You may form better bonds with your children.  You may be able to start a business and become self employed.  These things lead to fulfillment and happiness and wouldn’t that make you more peaceful?

I remember the days I was in sales.  I would blog about it.  Driving around and going to businesses and talking with the people there.  I had some success with it.  I blogged about my successes.  Getting business.

I found that sales wasn’t for me, at least not selling for somebody else.  For my day job, I prefer physical labor.  It just melts the stress away.  Being in sales isn’t easy for anyone, but for a schizophrenic, it’s even harder.  That’s why I’ve found I’m best at providing cheap labor, and just working my best on my blog in my free time (which I have plenty of).

What you can learn from my story is that you’ve got to do what’s going to help you sleep at night.  Something that gives you peace.  I’ve found it at my day job and with this blog, and of course with my family and friends.  I log it all on this blog, and I have a personal brand that has the mission of helping people to blog.  That’s only a taste of how I feel about blogging.

Conclusion

I hope you have gained some insight into how you can become more peaceful.  I know that I’m working on these methods and they are working great for me.  That coming from a schizophrenic should say something to you.  It works for everybody!

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Here’s to You,

Jesse Creel

Blogging Is Far Superior To Winning The Lottery

With blogging you can make a million dollars a year.

That’s as much as the lottery would pay you if you matched 6 numbers on a single ticket for one of the baseline jackpots of 40 million dollars.

And just think, if you want that extra hour of blogging because you want to take massive action in the direction of your dream, you are working by putting hours and hours into the action of typing.  Of creating art.  Of creating business.  Of staying consistent.  I’ve been reading some interesting books and they talk a lot about feelings.

Neville Goddard was the main inspiration, in my opinion, for Wayne Dyer’s book “Wishes Fulfilled”.  Neville’s teachings are based around imagination and feeling, and God, which is documented in the book I’m loving reading right now “Wishes Fulfilled.

Get your copy by clicking this picture (I’ll get paid):

In it he says a lot about how you should think that you’re God, because that’s what Jesus taught us to do.  “The kingdom of God is within” He said.  Dyer says that when you believe you are God, you can live the life you want to live.  That’s my short and skinny of it.  That’s just to put it into my own words.

To be honest I’ve been putting what I’ve been reading in “Wishes Fulfilled” into action in my thoughts.  I’ve been thinking thoughts about how “I am Love” and sometimes “I am God”  and sometimes “I am a problogger”.  And sometimes “I am healthy wealthy and wise”.  Dyer says that by using the “I Am” which is what God said to Moses in the burning bush “I am that I Am.  Dyer says to use your I am’s with responsibility to the loving light that you are.  I far prefer writing about this than writing about what I would do with the money when I win the lottery.  Or just visualizing it, which is what I would do often instead of writing.

There’s been a few things that have set me off on this path of evolution to love blogging.    One being Schizophrenia, one being personal development, and one being just blogging itself.  This is what I have come to discover about  my blog and my business.  What I’ve really been doing though is imagining and feeling like I’m healthy, wealthy, happy, and wise.

Here’s a sample of the affirmations:

I am healthy.

I am wealthy.

I am wise.

I am a problogger.

I am a lottery winner (just in case)

I am happy.

I am fulfilled.

I am Love.

All things can be done with God.

I am healed.

 

These are just a few of the affirmations I use everyday.  When it comes to visualization time these days, I visualize and feel what it feels like to be healthy, wealthy, and wise, and Happy!

When your a schizophrenic and the voices tell you “YOUR NOT!” when you affirm your healthy you have to learn to embrace your superpower.  That superpower is to be the ultimate guardian of your imagination and your feelings.  There is a large “NO INTRUDERS!” sign on the door of your consciousness.  No one else is allowed into your mind.  Not even the voices that come from it.

When they shout “YOUR NOT!” at me I have several tools that I would like to share with you on how a schizophrenic, or anyone else for that matter who has their own self doubts, could harness the power of their own thinking, and use it to benefit their lives.

Nonsense

When you have a voice, or a thought if your normal, that tells you your not healthy I recommend you say one word.  That word is”nonsense”.

There are other words you could use, and I will mention some here, but think about nonsense for a moment.  Imagine what would happen if when you had a self doubt about whether you could do something or not you just repeated the word nonsense when the thought, image or feeling came up, what would happen next?

Maybe you would ask yourself the question, “How do I benefit from this?” or maybe, if your proclaiming to your mind and body that you are indeed “Love” by saying “I AM LOVE” maybe you would hear a new voice, or have a new thought, that was empowering.

To be honest I’m now drawing a blank on what other words you could use to combat self doubt, but in my mind I no doubt use them.  “Nonsense” is just my favorite and is also used by others to combat their own inner negativity.

This is a little about all three things, the schizophrenia, personal development, and blogging.  That’s my story, and it’s one of beauty and magnificence.

This is what I’m really really good at, and if your thinking about starting a blog, rest easy, because your going to be nothing when you start.  You’ll be an unheard of nobody, like everybody else who started with nothing and got everything.  This is why I like blogging so much better than playing the lottery.  You can put hours and hours of typing (actually producing something, instead of just visualizing your hours away) about things you really care about in your life.  Like helping people, or serving others.  You could be writing about how you value everyone like they are a family member, and just do your best to be of service to people.  If you put the hours in, in a God ordained profession, success will come without fail.  God cannot fail.  You just have to find your calling.  When you think blogging is your calling, I’m your man.

If your thinking that I said I was going to win a massive jackpot and then changed my mind to being a problogger, then you might be thinking I’ll have about as much success getting a million dollars a year blogging as I would at matching 6 numbers on a 40 million dollar jackpot.  To that I would say nonsense.

Switching my affirmations from lottery winner to professional blogger is a wise decision because I’m don’t spend my all my free time visualizing a lottery win.  Instead I’m writing and I find that to be a more productive activity than visualization alone.  That settles that objection, what’s next?

I don’t think there is anything next.  There’s no downside to switching your thinking from being a lottery winner to being a professional blogger.  A problogger.  The I am that I am that God said he was.  The manifesting of problogging.

” I am a problogger.”

What’s the harm in saying that to yourself as you visualize?  And try to feel what it feels like to be a problogger.  Feel the feelings of being a problogger.  They say that your destiny is in your feelings.  I would say the benefit of spending all that time visualizing and feeling like a lottery winner did me good (even though I didn’t win a big jackpot) because it taught me how to visualize, and how to feel good.  I can easily use my powers to visualize and feel what it’s like to be a problogger to manifest money using my blog.  Really, to Earn money off my blog.  When your putting hours and hours into it, your earning it.  But I would say that mastery of blogging is a worthwhile pursuit even if you don’t get paid for it.

I believe that if you would do it even if you didn’t get paid, you’ll get better results.  Sure, we can work to get paid, but we do it for much more than the money.  That’s why blogging is superior to winning the lottery.  With the lottery you don’t get the connections with other people in a work related way.  You do with blogging.  And once you start to build your email list, you’ll be growing and it’s never going to stop.  You’ll always be bigger today than you we’re yesterday.

The downside is there’s no immediate payoff.

That said, with blogging, a lot of experts will tell you that you can start to earn money from it by the six month mark.  I was in a network marketing company that trained their people to do it in 90 days.  It can be fast!

That would definitely entail a lot of hours, work ethic, wisdom, and health.  You don’t need a lot of money to start a blog so I don’t include money in that list.  Although you can pay big like I did and join a network marketing company for $5,000 and get their “masters course”.  Now instead of network marketing, blogging has chosen me and I’ve chosen it, so there’s no need to buy all the expensive products.

Now if you had an email list of 2,000 buyers then it might make sense to join the $5,000 opportunity.  You could stand to earn a lot of money with your resources.  But just starting, with no blog, no traffic, no comments, and no list I would recommend you just buy the domain, the hosting, and the email list and get to writing.  That’s how the big people did it, they had the blog first, and then they bought the expensive product they could re sell.  They already had a list of buyers!

Just think how exciting that first sale is going to be.  It is going to feel like you won the jackpot.  Just think how much more your capable of and take action.  Maybe that action is to read on and then join my email list.  Maybe that action is to ask yourself the question “what does it feel like to be a problogger?”.  Is that action to get your own blog and start on your own 90 journey to results?  Is that action to write your first blog post or leave your first long comment on someone else’s blog?  Is that action to start your email list?  Whatever it is, take action.

Put hours and hours into the writing.  You’ll be spending more time taking action than you could ever visualize with presence of mind for.  At a certain point with visualization you’re just sitting there daydreaming or in misery that you can’t do anything else to get what you want.  That is again why the action of blogging is better than the action of playing to win the lottery.

And as I started with in the beginning, I believe it is possible to earn a million dollars a year off of one’s blog.  Sure that’s a big goal, but you can’t get big without big goals.  Besides even if you fall short you’ll still have made SOME money off your blog, and some is better than none.  I shot for a jackpot win and didn’t get it, but I did win $50 off of a dollar scratch off ticket.  I imagine your chances of making a lot more than $50 off blogging are better than making it off playing the lottery.  And if you do have the big goal you have the potential to earn as much as you could win.

This is why blogging is better than playing the lottery.

I hope this has inspired you to blog harder than you play the lottery.  I know the change has been good for me and I hope that this serves you as well.

Feel free to check back for new posts.

 

Blogging Is For Me

I started a second job yesterday.  It was at a pizza and sub place.  I fried fries and other fried things.  It wasn’t that busy, but busy enough.  I did a good enough job that they invited me back to come to work today, but I didn’t go.

I realized that blogging was for me.  I only work part time at my day job and it was getting me down that I didn’t get enough work during the year to pay my debt, so I took a second job.  I worked the first day and realized that it was time to get serious about blogging, so here I am, blogging.  I didn’t go to work.

You could say that this was a mistake.  I have a debt to repay.  You could also say that I don’t earn any money from my blog, so why do I focus on something that’s not paying me?  The answer is that I believe it will pay me, and I love to do it, and I had a teacher at some point in my life that said “do what you love and the money will follow”.  I have a day job and I’m not losing that, so with my free time I can either work another job or work the life into this blog.  I choose to work the life into my writing.

I will earn a living writing, blah blah blah.  It takes the walk to walk it.  I intend to walk the walk.  I’m not just talking the talk.  I’m taking action by writing, and that’s walking the walk.  I’m in love with this blogging thing.

The question is, how do I make a million dollars?

I’ve been thinking about writing a romance novel.  Different from my blogging, but still I think I could do it, and I think it could be a hit.  I’m not going to give anything away here, but just know that it’s in the works and I’m going to make writing a part time gig, so there’s going to be plenty of it flowing from the basement of my little townhouse.

Soon to big a bigger house.

I’m not going to stop until my family is taken care of.  I don’t care what it takes, I’m going to be of service.  I know that I’m valuable.  I know that I can be of service.  I’m going to make it happen for me and for them, and it’s going to be a win win for everybody.

I have to pound the keys until the words come out.  I will do this over and over again until I have a blog post, and a novel, and a personal development book, and everything I want to have.  Words are powerful, they have a creative nature.  I have a creative nature.

Are your words prophetic or pathetic?  Are they positive or negative?  The choices you make will effect your life.  Are you ready for a better life, or are you just waiting on the sidelines?  I encourage you to get in there and get the job done.

I’m going to be writing a lot in the future, from this point forward, because I’ve decided that blogging is for me, writing is for me.  I want to master it, for the love of it, for more than money.  So I’m going to keep working on this thing.  I’m going to write for a living.

This blogging thing is for me.  I know I can do it.  I know I can earn $100,000 a year off my blog.  I’ve already been at it for a while, so I figure the payoff is near.  I’m not going to stop until I’ve reached my goals, and then I’m going to press on for the love of it.

How can I be of value to you?

I can tell you that I am Love.  I am God as sure as if God was the ocean, I am a bucket of water.  I’m not saying I’m above anyone.  I’m only saying that we all are God, and I’m a piece of that.  I am divine.  How does that serve you?  To let you in on a little secret, that you are divine as well.

We are all God.  We are Love.  Love is what keeps the world going.  Without it there would be no order, harmony, or peace.  Sure there is some strife in the world, but rest easy, Love is God, and you are Love.

Jesus said with God all things are possible.  In other words, if you embrace the Love that you are, you are capable of anything.  Even if that thing is winning the lottery.  There are many many people who will try to win and fail for their entire lives, but because You are God, You will find a way (even if it’s the lottery) to ensure that your family lives a good life.  That is the Word, that is Holy.

This writing thing is going to be a part time job for me.  I work my day job from 10-2 and I have plenty of free time to write.  I’m going to make it happen for all that is good in the world.  I’m going to make it happen for you and me.  I’m going to make it happen for my family.  More than that, I’m going to make it happen for the world.

For the Love of blogging I write these words.  How can this serve you?  It can serve to empower you to know that you can write too, even if it’s not paying you.  Home based business can be a rough ride, so I’m here to help you stay the course.  Keep on blogging, keep on writing, keep on taking action.  I’m doing it so there’s no reason you can’t.

If you are an aspiring writer I would say to you, write like the fury.  The fury you have within you to be a success.  Write that way.  Let nothing stop you.  You won’t be stopped.  It’s better than working too many jobs.  Go on with your bad self and let the world know you care.

This blogging thing is for me.  I don’t care what happens.  I could work my part time job for the rest of my life and take 10 years to pay off my measly $16,000 in credit card debt and then live a painfully comfortable lifestyle in our little townhouse for the rest of our lives.  Put my son in the basement when he gets too old to sleep in the same room as his older sister.

He wouldn’t have his own room, but he would be sleeping in a different room, and we could do that in our little townhouse.  So I would never have to have the stress of hitting the lottery and moving us into a bigger house.  We could live comfortably, and poorly, in our little townhouse in Pasadena, MD.

I have other plans though.

The question is how can I serve you?

I frequently ask the question to myself: how can I be of service?

I have a hard time answering that question.

But that’s just the story I’ve been telling myself.

Instead I could ask the question, or state the answer as I have a million ideas on what I could write.  Even if I have no ideas on what I could write.

This leads me to answers.  Inside of myself.  These questions.

Ideas on what to write.

I’m going to keep this writing thing going and see where it takes me.  I’d like to make a profession out of it, and I think I will.  What’s the value here?  Note this: I’ve been working on this blog since May of 2016.  I’m still working on it.  It’s not because I’m getting paid to do it (although I treat it as if I am), I do it for the love of it, because it feels right to do.  The value for you?  If you really love something, you can at least keep doing it for a year and and 7 months, even without pay.  If you really want to cook with fire do it everyday for at least 4 hours a day and you’ll have it mastered in 11 years.  I’d say long before you have it mastered you’ll have a million dollar income.

Write books, that’s what I say.  This really is for writers.  For those that want to write because that’s what they love to do.  The way I figure it is, you can work in sweat pants and a hoodie and you can still do your best work!  It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing.  I think I’m going to get back into affiliate marketing.  All this writing makes me hungry for more money.  I’ve heard good things about Wealthy Affiliate.

I have to get a refresher on Wealthy Affiliate before I say anything more about it.  But just know that this blogging thing, this writing thing, is for me.  What are you about?  I encourage you to leave a comment on this post about what you are about.  If it’s writing we are kindred spirits.  If it’s not we are still both people and we are alive because of Love.  So we have at least that in common.  That’s just the way I see things, so if you disagree, leave a comment about that as well.  Love it or hate it, leave a comment.  Do you like to write too?

I like to write about personal development, Schizophrenia, working my day job, drinking alcohol and vaping, drinking coffee and writing and vaping, and I’ve recently discovered ideas on what a fictional novel could be like to write.  The point is I love writing, and I am determined to be of service to you.

If your on my list and you don’t like writing, then maybe you should unsubscribe.  But if your curious about writing, or am already in love with it, maybe you should hang in there and get to my best stuff that I’m writing with each passing day.  If your reading this I’m guessing that you may be like me, and if your like me, as you continue to do something, you get better at it.  Granted, somethings you might be able to do and other things you may not be able to do.  But I know that everybody has something they CAN do, and do well, so we may as write if we think we write well.

That’s the thing about thinking.  I think it was Henry Ford that said “If you think you can, or you think you can’t, either way you’re right”.  If you think you’re a great writer then your chances of becoming a great writer I think are way better.

You may suck, you may suck at first, and you may still suck the day you die, but there’s one thing for sure:  You’ll suck less by the time you die if you keep working on it everyday.

On the other hand, you may be great.  And again, for sure, you’ll be greater by the time you die if you keep working on it everyday.

The choice is yours.  Do you want to think you suck?

Or

Do you want to think you are Great.

Personally, I think that choice is an easy one.

Or maybe we all suck and are Great at the same time.

Personally, as I think it should be with all writers, is to aim to be Great.  Be determined to be Great.  Take on a massive challenge: the challenge to earn big money with Your Writing, and Make Something Great.

Are you up to that challenge?

Leave your answer in the comments below, and subscribe to my email list.  It’s all about blogging and the quest to earn well more than a full time living off of it, and your writing.

You can always respond to one of the emails you get from me, and I’ll get it sent right to my inbox, and we could talk about how I could better serve you, or whatever it is you’d like to talk about.  I’ll do my best to serve you.

Thanks for reading, I’ll write again soon.

Slamming Your Fists Onto The Keyboard Until The Words Come Out

When I’m having a hard time thinking of what to write, slamming my fists onto the keyboard is a common visualization I have.

They say it takes 10,000 hours to master something.  If you put in an hour a day it’s going to take you over 27 years to master it.  We’ve, you and me, got to put more time in than an hour a day because I know that 27 years is too long a time to wait for mastery.

But all you can do is all you can do.  I only have an hour to write this before I have to go to bed for my job in the morning.  At least I am making the time to get creative today.  I MUST write.  I must create.  I am a visionary, and my vision leads me to serving people.  I don’t know how I’m going to do it, but I’m going to do it, and step 1 is to just write.

Today I put in some applications for a second job.  On one particular application I had to explain why I was terminated from a job.  A painful explanation, but an honest one.  I simply state because of the schizophrenia (which I now consider a superpower) I was in the wrong state of mind and made a bad decision.  I will probably never be hired by that particular employer.  Still, I’m going to pick up a second job for more reasons than I can state, and it’s going to happen quickly.

Soon I’ll have very little free time.  I’m still going to blog though.  I’m still going to metaphorically slam my fists upon the keyboard until the words come out.  I’m going to cry and sweat and bleed until I have great writing.  I’m never going to stop blogging, because it is a passion, and although sometimes I don’t like blogging because of my issues with myself, I still love it.

I’m going to be one of the Greats.  I’m going to have best selling books.  My blog is a training ground for writing my best writing.  I’m going to come up with some really great ideas and make many many books out of them.  I’m speaking my world into existence.

Blogging is not just a hobby for me, it’s a lifestyle.  The pain and the agony of coming up with a good title, something that I hope will serve people, takes me a while to get to.  Sure enough, I always come up with something.  I’m doing the right thing by expressing myself, which is why I believe that blogging is so powerful.  Granted, it’s not the only way to express yourself (I’m well aware there are many ways) but it’s my way, and I love my ways.  I’ve made a lot of mistakes in the past but the person those mistakes has caused me to become satisfies me and makes me feel like I am right in the head after all.  I’m a schizophrenic so you may disagree with my prior statement, but I know that the schizophrenia isn’t a disease, it’s actually a superpower.  I know my own mind better because of it, and I can call out the nonsense as it arises and find super empowering ways to think.  These thoughts lead me to taking empowering actions, and these actions (although small but daily) help to improve my overall life.

One thing I’ve got to improve upon in my life is exercise.  Today I went for a mile walk in the cold.  It’s January 2nd, 2018 so it’s cold outside in Maryland.  Not as cold as Boston, but cold.  I went for the walk anyways.  It felt good to move.  I could really use some weight training or running, but I like walking and can easily handle it.  My plan is to start doing pushups, squats, and crunches first thing in the morning when I get up at 6 am.  I’ve never been an early riser, but I have gone through periods where I’ve gotten up at 6am.  I want to get up at 6am everyday and exercise first thing.  When I do this I know I will be starting my day in a positive way that will set the tone for the entire day.  It may make me more tired but I don’t care.  There is the chance that it will further energize me, and make my overall life easier.  So I’m going to try and if I have to try and try again to make exercise a priority and do it first thing in the early morning, I’m going to do it.

One thing about my blogging that crosses my mind is that no one will ever read what I write.  When I think those thoughts I have to tell myself that I’m doing this for more than one reason.  Besides, when I become a great writer and have multiple best selling books then people will be able to come back to my blog and read what I’ve written here.  They will be able to read all the works I’ve written that lead me up to becoming a best selling author.  My blog will be a case study on how writers can be a zero and then earn something really great for themselves.  On top of that, I plan to keep the money I earn from writing, and live a life of wealth and abundance, for myself, for my family, for my friends, and for the entire world.

I have passion.  I have enthusiasm.  I have love.  I have energy.  I’m going to be a multi millionaire.  I’m going to keep going even after I’ve achieved my goals because it’s not about the money or fame.  It’s about doing what you love.  It’ about helping people.

I applied to a job today that was about selling life insurance.  I got as far as an email back inviting me in for an interview.  I replied by saying that I was excited to meet but I was very busy and couldn’t stay long.  That must have been a turn off because I never got another response to detail where I was to meet them.  As I continued to think about the prospect I thought that selling life insurance might not be for me.  The reason being that I read on Forbes that although life insurance was a topic worthy of consideration for almost any household, if you already had enough money where your family never had worry, then insurance would be pointless.  Although I’m not there yet, I will be, so selling insurance for me would be like selling ice to Eskimos.  There’s no need for it.  So when I got the message from the local pizza place about me dropping my name and phone number off for a part time job, I called them back.  I have an interview with them tomorrow.

I say if you can’t think of anything to write, just pound your fists on the keyboard until you come up with something to write.  Bleed, sweat, and cry over the keyboard.  Let the keyboard be your outlet.  Don’t actually destroy your keyboard, but keep the sentiment of banging on it until the words come out.  In this way you’ll be on your way to your 10,000 hours of mastery, and you’ll be a more fulfilled person because you followed your bliss.  At any rate you’ll probably become wildly successful beyond your wildest dreams and live the life you’ve always dreamed of.  It can happen.

The beauty of working everyday on your bliss is that you are like a fine wine.  That wine gets better with age, so with each piece of writing, you get better.  Today’s post is going to be better than yesterdays, and tomorrow’s post is going to be better than today’s.  That’s part of the beauty of personal development.  You can actually see yourself growing and becoming better, when your paying close attention.

So I’m going to work, and then work more, and then finally I’m going to blog.  I know my millions are on the way.  It could come from expected and unexpected channels.  I’m not limiting myself.  I’m limitless.  I’m powerful.  I’m a winner on a massive scale.  I don’t settle.  I feel wealthy.  These feelings translate into little actions I take everyday that WILL add up to a massive life change.  I’m ready and I know if your reading this, you’re ready too.  What little actions can you take TODAY that can add up to a massive life change?

I know I’ve said this already, but it bears repeating.  Once I’ve reached my goals, I will continue.  I’m never going to stop.  I’m never going to stop because there are people out there to be served.  Mike Dooley (who I love) said if you want to be happy for a year, inherit a fortune.  If you want to be happy for life, serve somebody.  This rings true in my soul.  So I’m going to continue, without end, writing.  I know that slamming my fists on the keyboard until the words come out will benefit people, if not just me.  So I’ve got to say that this is a somewhat self serving journey, but one that I want to take you on as a reader, to a better life.  It can’t be said enough that a better life equals a better you and to make a better you you’ve got to change your habits.

Maybe that habit is to write everyday.  EVERYDAY.  Maybe that habit is to visualize everyday.  EVERYDAY.  Maybe that habit is to show up to work without ever calling out.  EVERYDAY.  Maybe that habit is to quit smoking and take up vaping.  EVERYDAY.  Whatever it is, I know that you know what it is and it’s up to you to make those changes so your life becomes better.  So you too can be happy and fulfilled.

Get creative.  Make a work of art.  Do your job.  Just do SOMETHING and do it with MASSIVE ACTION.  You don’t have to be smart to be successful.  You just have to take ACTION.

I’ve said enough.  It’s time for me to go to sleep.  I’ve done my job at creating a work of art today by slamming my fists onto the keyboard until the words came out.  I hope that my blood, sweat, and tears have served you.  If you liked this post I encourage you to sign up for my email list.  You’ll get a free ebook and updates to new posts on this site.

Thanks for reading.

I love you.

The Benefits Of Working While Your Trying To Start A Blogging Business

Working On The Computer For Income Would Be Sweet!

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could make thousands of dollars a month, from home, in our pajamas…

I have a list of 7 reasons why working while your starting your blogging business is a good idea.  I wanted to share them here with you now.  I myself and successfully working and blogging, and even have an email subscriber, so I wanted to let you know I’m right there in the trenches with you.  If you are working and trying to build a business around blogging then maybe this might be just the inspiration you need to write that next outstanding blog post and keep going on your adventure.  I’ve been playing with the idea of visualizing while I’m working to kill two birds with one stone.  So as I’m writing this I’m visualizing making thousands of dollars in my pajamas at home.  It could be this post that does it for me.  If you like it, maybe you should subscribe.  I promise it’s going to be a win win for the both of us.

Without further adue, here are the reasons:

1. Income to Live

We all need money to live.  Money for ourselves, money for our family, money for charity, money for bills.  It’s not easy to start a blogging business so you had better have some income in place to pay the rent.  Granted, it’s not much to start and maintain a blogging business, something like $40 a month, with an email list and the website.  Your going to have to get that money from somewhere, and that place should have no limit to how long you can work there.  The result:  money comes in on a regular basis and you can pay to have your business, and to live.  I don’t think money is everything, I do think that it helps.

 

2. Blogging Sometimes Comes At It’s Own Pace

You could get all excited when you first start your blog and blog everyday for a month and then stop for 3 weeks.  You should strive to write on a regular basis with consistency but sometimes it’s hard.  When your on that learning curve it’s best to have something in place, a place you have to go to 5 days a week that gives you a break from your blogging business.  You may not get much in terms of results at first and it could kill your motivation to press on and continue forward.  It’s so important that you press on and reach your peak performance with posting on a regular basis and putting real work into your website.  Just know that it’s good to have something to fall back on when your not quite making money yet.

 

3.  Work Can Give You Something To Write About

I’ve written quite a lot about work and the challenges of schizophrenia.  Blogging can be a personal growth tool.  Write what’s on your mind until you figure out how you want to help people.  It might be slow coming, but just know by you visualizing and taking action your creating a better life for yourself, your family, and the world.  The point here is just to write.  Work can be something good to write about.  Especially if you love what you do.  Work does allow us to live, and what’s better than talking about what’s keeping you alive.  It’s a blessing and we should be making an attempt to talk about and feel the good things in life.  So if work is a passion of yours, write a helpful blog post about your job and teach us all the things you’ve learned.  Writing about work can be a great tool for personal development.

 

4. Work Can Give You Successful Experiences You Can Translate To Success With Your Blog

By writing about your experiences at work, you’ll free yourself to new levels of enthusiasm about blogging.  You’ll find, yes you would rather work in your pajamas with coffee in the morning.  Work on your blog!  Doing the grind work can be beneficial in getting to know people and how you can work better with them.

If you have nothing else to talk about, why not talk about your successes at work.  Write about it.  Get that email list up there and starting writing “Pillar content”  which as Ruth Soukup describes in her book “How To Blog For Profit Without Selling Your Soul” is any content that draws traffic.  Write awesome posts that get traffic.  As you write your business will unfold.

 

5.  It Takes Time To Build Your List

Yes, my friends, it takes time.  How much time it takes I believe is relative to how much action you take on blogging and building your website.  When your working a job you’ve got to be really inspired and dedicated to working on your website and blogging or your just going to lay on the couch on your hours off.  I think it’s best we work until we get where we want to be, so I say work at home when your done working your job.  Do it until the job is done.  If you want to make $200,000 a year from your blog, then don’t stop until it’s there.  Even if it takes you over a year to get your first subscriber, you are still in it for the long haul because you believe that blogging takes life to the next level.  Do it for me, do it for you, and take the time necessary to build your 2,000 subscriber list.  It’s going to take time, so that’s why it’s a good idea to be working, in case it takes a while for it to work out.

 

6.  Your Free Time Is Plenty Of Time To Build A Business

If you work 40 hours a week, you should still, even if you didn’t work weekends, be able to devote 5 hours a week to your blogging business.  That’s only an hour a day.  I don’t know if you have heard but there’s a book called “The 4 Hour Workweek” by Tim Ferriss and it’s about how you can run a business with very little time.  The rest of your time, because your business isn’t off the ground yet, is spent working, raising your family, doing housework, and living a healthy life but you can’t say you don’t have 5 hours a week to build a business.  That should be plenty of time to get even a post 5 times a week!  Or one long form content post a week.  We are looking for those traffic bringers so whatever gets you the most traffic and ultimately, subscribers and sales.  So even if you work it for only 5 hours a week after 10 years that’s going to be alot of posts, and you’ll be a master writer at that point… after doing it for 10 years.  Just invest the time when your not working, and it’s going to pay off in personal growth, that much I can promise you.

 

7.  Working For Someone Else Will Make Working In Your Pajamas That Much Better

Just think of sipping your coffee in your pajamas, writing your next Pillar piece.  One you know will get you subscribers, and one you know will eventually result in sales.  Having spent that time working from someone else, taking someone elses orders,  being afraid of them because they could take your job away from you…. all that will be over.  You spent quality time working with people, an experience no one could ever take away from you.  You are a better person for working that good experience in the industry.  As Mike Dooley says, you’ll look on those days you struggled with fondness.  We all just have to keep writing.

 

Conclusion

So considering you have plenty of free time, and want to earn more money, I say blogging is for you.  You don’t have to take my word for it, just try it and see how you like it.  When your starting a business, like I am, you might want to keep your day job, until you start making money.  There are a lot of advantages to doing it this way.  If you liked this post, please subscribe to my email list.  You will be happy you did!

Living And Working And Kicking Ass With Schizophrenia

Yes, that’s what I’m doing… I’m kicking ass.

I’m a schizophrenic and I’m holding a job, and I have been for the last 2 years.  I’ve even been promoted several times and now hold a sales job for 3 of the 5 days a week I work.

Not to mention my job, I also am kicking ass at visualizing, running this blog, creating rock and rolls songs, taking care of my family, and being an overall respectable member of the community.

All this with the schizophrenia wishing I would die.

I won’t die.  I’m going to live to 100.  I’m only 33, so I’ve got a long ways to go.

In that time I plan on becoming rich and famous, living in a better house with a free schedule, and creating a rock and roll band.

If this so far interests you I highly recommend signing up for my email list.  You’ll get updates to see how I’m doing as time goes on.

What I’ve discovered though, is that helping schizophrenics work is a charity cause.  I want to create income.  I don’t think it’s going to happen leading schizophrenics to work a job.  I need something else.  A new business idea.

So it’s writing for fun at this point.

I just ordered Mike Dooley’s new book “Playing the Matrix”.  I pre-ordered it so it doesn’t come out until October 31st, 2017.  I’m looking forward to reading it though because I really enjoy his “Notes From The Universe“.  By the way, I don’t get anything from putting that website link on my site.  It’s just because I believe in it and want to share it.

What Mike Dooley says in his notes from the universe is that you have to suit up and show up.  That’s why I’m writing this post today.  In order to suit up and show up, with my blog.  This blog is in my heart and it’s a part of who I am, so I want to keep writing it, no matter what happens, as a possible avenue to riches and freedom.

I’ve started a vision board.  The first thing I put on it was how much money I wanted to make per year.  First I went for $100,000 and then didn’t think that was thinking big enough so then I put $15,000,000 on there and thought that was thinking too big and I should take the wealth in stepping stones so finally I decided on $200,000.  That’s whats there now, and we’ll see how it works out.

As I’m visualizing I can see the board and it helps me concentrate.  I do find it helpful.

Mike Dooley also says you should manifest in general terms and not worry about the “cursed how’s”.  So my vision board is all set on end results… a lot of cash, a new house….and there’s more to come.  I haven’t even started.

Suffice to say I’m working as hard as I possibly can to create what I want in my life.  I am doing everything I can, everyday, to bring myself closer to my goals.  It IS working, one day at a time.  Just last month I got my first internet subscriber to my email list.  I had been working for almost 2 years just to get one subscriber, but I finally got him, and now he’s on my list.  I’m really looking forward to having many many many many more subscribers and starting a business somehow with my email list.

But don’t let that stop you from subscribing, because my email list is my treasured gold that I treat to the best of what I have to offer.  If you are indeed a fan, then you absolutely have a place on my email list.

Don’t shame me for selling the list either.  It in all likelihood will be a positive experience for both you and me.  If you don’t like it you can always unsubscribe for free and it will be like it never happened.  So really you have nothing to lose.

You can subscribe here.

Yes, oh yes, I am kicking ass.  I’m doing it the best I know how and it’s successfully paying me every two weeks, and resulting in traffic and subscribers.  Although I only have 1 internet subscriber, I have asked several friends to subscribe and a few of the have, and confirmed their subscription.  The beauty is in the numbers.

Right now I have 4 subscribers, including myself.  I figure if a president votes for himself on election day, I had better be on my own list.  From what I hear, the presidents, before they are presidents, do indeed vote for themselves.

I know that’s not a lot of subscribers but Mike Dooley only started out with 30 some, and now he has over 750,000.  If he says the trick is to suit up and show up, then I’m going to do it with things I love, like blues guitar, and blogging, and writing books, and reading, and walking, and the list really does go on and on and on and on.

The point:  This is coming to you for a reason.  It’s because I, Jesse Creel, must do it.  I have a vision and I have goals.  Part of making that happen is showing up in life.  So that’s what I’m doing.  That’s also what I recommend you do in your own life.

Do the job you hate, even if you hate it, for as long as you have to until your passions set you free from that work.  You will live to see this through.  You will live to be a millionaire.  You will live to live in your dream house.  You will see your family grow up.  You will be everything your heart desires you to be, and it will be better than you could possibly imagine.  I just know this in my heart.

Nothing can stop you.  You won’t be held back by negativity.  You are your own champion.  You can do this.  Suit up and show up and reap the rewards.  It may come slowly and imperceptibly at first, but it will come and you, if you pay attention, will be overjoyed at your results even when at first they are not paying you.

 

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