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When you sign up now for my email list, you’ll get the old book “Different Ways to Love Your Blog” and you’ll get my new and secret e book, of which the title I won’t disclose to you at this point.  Let’s just say that it’s about how valuable you are.

When you sign up for my email list today, you’ll get the free book, and then shortly I’ll be emailing you another free book, as my subscribers get all my best work.

I don’t have much to say other than subscribe to my list, and you’ll get e book after e book until you want to buy something from me.  I’m a simple man with a simple plan, and I aim to please.

Don’t hold back, go ahead and subscribe!  If worst comes to worst, and you don’t like the emails, you can always unsubscribe and it never cost you anything.  Unlike with the lottery, you can’t lose.  Go ahead and do it, you have nothing to do but gain.

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Here is a short poem to get you started:

Write, write, you know you can do it

You have valuable things to say

No one and nothing can stop you from writing

Go forth and command your empire from your home

It’s a solo deal

You are on your own a lot

That’s okay, because you network at events

At least, you go to events, and see who you talk to

Maybe they’ll one day be subscribers

Maybe one day you’ll have 1,000 people on your list

The chances of that happening are better than winning the lottery

Thank God for our day jobs

Even though we want to be our own boss

That’s what pays for our lives

Thank God for good days at work

And Thank God for blogging and all of it’s wonders

It’s a beautiful thing to be a blogger

And do creative work

Any creative work will do, it doesn’t have to be blogging

 

That’s it for the poem.

I just wanted to write this short post to let you know that there will be another e book coming out that’s going to top the one I already have, but you can get both by signing up for my email list now.  We talking all free content, about some of life’s greatest things.  Your welcome to join anytime.  Do so now!

Why Entrepreneurs Who Love Blogging Should Have An Email List

From what I’ve learned, the best way to start a business online is to build an email list.  Once you have your list of 2,000 people you can start a business of any kind that you like.  And you’ll have warm leads (your list) that already like you.  I’ve experienced sales and I can tell you it’s a lot easier to sell to people that already like you.

Any really, you could sell anything.  By the time you’ve reached the landmark of 2,000 subscribers and are ready to start a business, you’ll have just learned everything you need to know to create a product of your own.  The experience of building the list gives you the learning you need to be able to coach or teach someone else, with no list, how to do the same thing.  You could write a $10 ebook (or several) on the subject.

Or maybe you want to build a list around your passion for saving money and being thrifty.  Maybe fashion?  Maybe sports?  Maybe food and dining?  Maybe travel?

Whatever it is your writing about, having a list of people that subscribe to your blog is a massive asset and should be treated like gold once you have them.  Your best treatment.  Like all you want to do is make their day better by serving them in an excellent way.  That really is the point of the list, so you can be of better service to the people on your list.  I find that I personally get the best results with service to others in the forefront of my mind.

That said, here are “7 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Who Love Blogging Should Have An Email List”.

Email List

Why Entrepreneurs Who Love Blogging Should Have An Email List.

7 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Who Love Blogging Should Have An Email List

1. It’s A Good Act Of Service

When your in business for yourself your not going to make any money unless your of service to people, but it’s not about the money.  It’s about what it feels like to help people.  It makes you feel good, it has health benefits that you can feel, and it makes you a contributor to the evolution of humanity.  When we are being of service we are co-evolving with the people we’re around.  Like co-creation co-evolving includes other people and even the universe to assist humanity in evolving and I say having an email list with subscribers is included in the ways one could aid humanity in the process of evolving.

2. It’s Like A Second Job: It Gives You Something Constructive To Do With Your Time

When your building a list, it’s going to take time, constructive time.  In May of 2016 I started this blog.  I started an email list maybe a year in.  I have 8 subscribers and it took a lot of hard work to get every one of them.  I love them.  Sometimes I only wrote once a month (though those days are over) which might explain why my growth has been so slow.  I however have gone through periods where I’ve posted everyday, and a lot of periods where I would just work on a post every couple days.  Still I have only 8 subscribers.  It takes the effort of a second job to build a list.  But through personal development, and actually picking up a second job, I’ve learned that blogging is my highest calling for work and worst case scenario I will leave a massive legacy of creative work behind and that is (in my humble opinion) still a great accomplishment.  Though if your blogging like it is a second job, and build your list with vigor, you could end up with a real business on your hands.

3. Keeping A Relationship With Your List Is Fun

It’s fun to write an email to your list.  Personally, and in the name of personal development, I like to write a new piece of writing just for the list each time I mail it to them.  I get to explain like never before and only to the people on my list what my blog posts are all about.  I think it’s best that we are totally in love with our blogs and therefore our lists.  We should love our lists the best we can.  That’s what I do, and so far it’s working great for me, and I’m even getting feedback from them.  If every subscriber is worth 1 dollar a month on average, I’d be making 8 dollars a month!  That’s real work from home income.  And my list is going to pay me at some point in the future because I’ve earned their trust in me to deliver.  And we should deliver by writing a post every two days until you reach about 10 solid posts you can be proud of.  Then update your free incentive ebook to reflect your best writing.  Then market the hell out of your website.  See what kinds of conversion rates you get with your traffic.  How many subscribers did you get, how many sales?  Improve until it’s perfect, and you are exactly where you want to be.  That’s fun.

4. Email Lists Drive Traffic To Your Website

Say you’ve written 3 blog posts, and you really love two of them, send the two out of three blog posts to your list, even if you only have a couple of subscribers.  This way your sending them only your best content and it’s in a unique message.  By unique message I mean something you haven’t already written.  Something fresh just for your list.  That way they are getting treated better than someone who isn’t on your list.  All in all, you are going to get some clicks in your emails, and there will be people that read what you’ve written.  Isn’t that cool?  It’ll be even better when you’re getting paid for it.  Still, just having a list is a cool thing, and one of the beauties is that you can have you’re blog and your list for about $40 a month.  The expensive part is the list as that’s $30 a month if your just starting out.  But running a business costs money, just think how much McDonalds pays to keep it’s doors open on the stores that are 24/7.  Gotta pay employees.  If you think about it 40 dollars isn’t much to have a business for yourself.  I myself am even getting ready to buy some ads for this site to boost sales, and earn me subscribers so I’m going to spending a little more than $40 a month on this site.  First I’m going to get some coaching, so there’s going to be a lot of excitement coming up for this blog.  But every time you email your list, you have the opportunity to bring traffic to your site, and an opportunity for growth.

5. Seeing Your Subscriber Count Grow Is Motivating

Knowing that when you reach 2,000 subscribers you will know what you need to know to launch a business to the world.  Growing towards that can be difficult but it can also be motivating.  Motivating to get the next few subscribers.  You’ll eventually get there.  Just got to keep taking action.  And seeing results is motivating.  Then you further have something to work on, which is maintaining and improving the relationship with those people that are on your list.  As I mentioned above I’ll be buying some ads this year, but not before I get coached.  I’m going to go through Tony Robbins.  I heard you could get coached for 200 dollars.  I’ll keep you updated on how it goes on my email list, with getting coached, buying ads, selling Convertkit, getting subscribers, and selling ebooks.  These are the plans I have laid for building an email list.  I figure with 112 Convertkit buyers I’ll be making as much off my blog as I make at my job.  When I’m making 10X what I make at my job, then I’ll quit and take the Holidays off every year.  Currently, I work my longest, hardest hours during the Holidays every year.  I know when I see my subscriber count go from 2 to 5 to 8 I get happy, and I get motivated to keep it coming in.

6. You Get To Know What Those Closest To You Think About Your Website

When your first starting your list, what I recommend you do, to build the list, and to gain some confidence, is to ask you close friends and family to join the list.  It can only help.  I’m not saying you have to ask everyone, but start to work the question into your conversations with people, especially the people your comfortable with and get some subscribers.  Easy subscribers.  This prepares you for the more challenging asks, maybe even more fun, is asking the guy you buy gas from to visit your website and giving him your business card.  When your asking your promoting, and we have to promote out in the world as well as from home.  Word of mouth can be powerful advertising but in order for that to work, you have to work.  So there’s work involved in creating buzz and getting word of mouth advertising.  It also happens on Facebook.  Still, when you ask a friend to be on, and he’s your first man, that’s a landmark.  Blogging and building an email list makes me personally happy.  My mission is to show how happy blogging can make somebody with the world.  That said I need to get off my island and get a coach.  But that said, having a close friend on your list, by simply asking them to do so, can only help you.

7.  You Can Build A Business Around A List

Anything becomes possible around content marketing.  I’m talking reaching status quo would be 7 different streams of income just off one’s blog.  Maybe they only make a million a year between all of them.  But your working and making a million a year.  Granted you’ve got to be really really good with people.  Really, you could sell anything you wanted to your list once you had 2,000 people’s attention [though it would probably take a lot more than 2,000 subscribers to earn a million a year].  Books, courses, membership sites (where you get a monthly passive income), all these things you could create all from your imagination and taking the right massive actions.  Conscious on a spiritual as well as a business level.  Being helpful.  Building a list. You could even sell network marketing if you wanted to.  As for me, I’m thinking I’ll go with selling my own ebooks, and eventually get a published physical book.  Granted it’s ONLY my imagination, but that said I am taking massive action everyday.  I call it massive anyways.

Conclusion

In my estimation, one could build a very profitable business with an email list.  I can’t yet explain the details to you of how to make money with it, but I can tell you that I happily pay $40 every month for the privilege to be able to blog and build a business.

If you would like to sign up for my email list, you can do so anywhere on this site.

 

Sales And Pouring Out Two Blue Tailed Skinks From The Ashtray

Because I did both today.

At my job, and at home while I was drinking and smoking.

The sales calls were good.  A couple of people said they would buy.  Considering I only went to 5 places that’s pretty good.

I got off early at my request and then went home and had a friend stop over.  We drank a beer together and then he left.

When he was gone I saw a Blue Tailed Skink in the ashtray.

Well, what I was using as an ashtray.

It was actually my wife’s mother’s day present she was given by I think my mom and my daughter.

I didn’t have anywhere else to put the butts.

But there was a lizard in there a few days ago, and I tried to set him free by tipping the flower pot over.

He only went further into the cigarette butts.

So I let him be.

Today when I threw a lit cigarette butt in there I saw him again.  He sat there right next to the lit butt and the smoke at one point went into his eyes and he shut them.

Otherwise it looked like he was looking and blinking at me.

I couldn’t stand it so I took the flower pot out back to the woods.

I pour the cigarettes out and the lizard went deeper.

I poured more cigarettes out, ones that were stuck in there, and two lizards came out.  Black with blue stripes.

One looked like a baby!

There were two lizards in my ashtray and I set them free today.

When I dumped them out they took a bit of coaching to scurry off but the big one took off first.

Straight into the woods.

Then the little one was curled up on a cigarette butt and just laying there.

When he took a look at me I could see him breathing more.  His belly was moving.  It wasn’t long after that, as I was picking up the last cigarette butts, he scurried under the middle of my shoe.

I got the feeling that he thought I was his shelter.  I was talking to him afterall.

But I put an end to that and told him he could make it even without his mother.  And he scurried off underneath our shed.

I hope he makes it.

And then there was the sales.

I talked to my wife about getting a commission job and by the looks of it, she wouldn’t mind if I tried making $100,000.00 dollars dollars a year.  I might be able to do it finally.

But really I think I might be better off just writing and trying to sell Empower Network to my list, once it gets big enough.  And if I think Empower Network is the way I want to go.

All I know is that if I keep writing I’m going to get more comments and that engagement COULD turn into email subscribers.  I think my chances will be better if I give something away for free in exchange for them taking the time and energy to put their name and email address into this website.

So I think that I’ve got to do.

Because I WANT to send my list the most valuable content on the planet right to their email address.  I want to get in the business of building long term relationships with the people on the internet.

And I want to do this using this blog and my writing.

Give it away freely, and see what happens.

I hear good things happen, especially when it’s really valuable stuff.

I’m not much on links or headings or that kind of thing, but I think I might start  on trying to improve there.  I think it would do this blog good.

I think that might be for another day though.

Although I thought yesterdays post was really the cats pajamas.  You can read it here.

I’m listening to the rolling stones on repeat.

They talk to me.  They tell me to live.  I like them.

That’s the thing music can do for people.  It can help them live.

I write music.  I’m working on it now.  I’ve got three songs done.  I might even publish it.  Maybe I’ll make it free at first, and then learn and then maybe get something up for sale.  That way by the end of this ten year stunt blogging I’ll have a real business on my hands.

God help me this post was supposed to be about sales and lizards.

But I just write, and I hope you enjoy it!

I’m optimistic and I think most people will.

I have hope for the future.

But if you have a family you need a job, even if your a schizophrenic like me.

And hopefully you can make blogging your job… but until that day comes,  you have to work for someone else who will pay you.

The more I think about it the more commission sales seems attractive.  And I like being on the road.

So maybe I can find another sales job that will pay me more money than I’m making now.

I’d say after another few months working the sales job at my current job will put me into a pretty good position to get another sales job, building on my current success.

I think I can do it.  I think I can make $100,000.00 dollars a year or something selling cars or something.

That would be only if I could find my way to being a hero of sales.

Hard to do, easy to say.

Easy to say your quitting cigarettes.

So on, it goes.

I just keep writing.

On and on it goes, and it will for as long as I live, and I plan to stick around for a while.

I’ll probably improve.  That’s what the writing leads us to.

I’m drinking plenty and eating good so really I’m living pretty high on the hog.  I do love my job and I love my life.  I play to win the jackpot.  I know I’m going to win.

I’ve even entertained hitting the jackpot more than once, maybe even three times.

Most likely I’ll never even win one, but I hold out hope.

It’s a possibility.

And that’s only one thing I’m doing.

I’m also working and keeping this blog.

Who knows what’s going to happen to it.

Hopefully it’s get read, and I improve by writing it.

And write better stuff.

And I think I do.

Yesterdays post might have been my best post to date, and I can only see it getting better with my love and commitment to it.

Not to mention the drinking and smoking.  That must do something to the writing.  Sauce it up.

I do drink all the time, but some people would think that’s healthy.

I think I’d be better off quitting, but I’m having a hard time quitting.

That’s my personal struggle I’m going through right now, but I could just get stronger and just smoke and drink.

But I think the times coming to an end, what are you going to do?

I would say I’m going to live a better life with my family.

Or who knows, maybe I’ll learn how to drink in moderation.

And not smoke.

And then the writing would suffer.  It just wouldn’t come like it does now.

That’s probably mistake one.  Depending on drinking to write.

Though I don’t have to drink to write.  Sometimes it’s coffee.

I like to drink coffee and write in the morning.

I’ll probably do more of that tomorrow.

I have the day off.

My family won’t be home.  I have plans to go out and eat over at a friends house.  It should be a good time.

And I’ll be back in time to see my family before their off to bed.

Then back to work the next day.

All while writing everyday.

And telling the world about my experience, good and bad.

And it’s going great!

But in all reality, I’m probably NOT going to get another sales commission job any time soon.  I’m going to first PROVE myself at my current sales job, that way I have a golden foot in the door at the next place.  Coming from sales success already.  I have the ticket.

I have the stuff it takes to sell stuff.

And I don’t.

I’m the yin and the yang.  Something good about both parts of them.  People like you rocking it.  Even if you feel like you might be dying and the voices are telling you you are, and encouraging you to die.  It’s like the universe is trying to kill you.

That’s part of the life of a schizophrenic.

And I wrote a book about it called “The Schizophrenic Lives On”.  And it’s just about that.  It’s about living.  And it’s about supporting life.

Really it’s about me drinking and smoking and playing the lottery.

Everyday, I’m going to win, and each day just repeats the last.  And it ends with me successfully completing my first Christmas with my job.  That Holiday will really work you.  I couldn’t do it the first time around.

But now I can, and I do, and it’s a good experience for me, and I get paid a lot more than I do for the average week of the year.

And on and on it goes.

I do this for fun and profit.

I have fun, and I’m looking to profit.

And I hope you have the same spirit.

I’m sure some people would spit on me for the things I write about, but that’s going to happen no matter who you are.  If your being honest, there are going to be people who don’t like you.  That’s just the way it goes.  It doesn’t bother me.

Sales, what this post is supposed to be about.

Some people don’t like salespeople and they make it obvious by putting “NO SOLICITING” signs on their doors.  For a door to door salesperson that’s a blow.  But what are you going to do?

For me it’s a non issue because I’m giving them two free box lunches.  One ham sandwich and one turkey sandwich.  Both of them have chips, a drink, a cookie and a pickle.  It’s really not a bad deal for a little more than ten dollars.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s expensive, but you get your monies worth.  A lot of hard work goes into making that ham and turkey, and people’s love.

And there’s some sex in there too.

Like anything else that sells, there’s some sizzle and some sex.

On the holidays we don’t go without a pretty girl or two in front pulling hams out for people.

And we have some cute people that work for us.

Maybe we don’t have THAT much sex, but we definitely have hustle.  And our organization is getting better.  Coming into the store for me has really seen an improvement, a new staff, and building a community.

We smile.

It’s better.

We do a good job with reviews.

People like our stuff.

Sure we get some complaints, but even when people complain they are civil and no one is going to fight you.  Although after they’ve finished putting on that show you may want to fight them.  But you don’t because your better than that.

You have your job to think of.

People can be mean, and not want you… even if you are good.

But most people will so take heart, your in good hands.

Because I do believe people are good.  And that they are improving, and getting better each day.  That’s what evolution is all about!  We are doing it with our ideas.  With our reading and writing.  It’s glorious!

But the glory really goes to God, because he’s the one that made this all possible.

Thank You God.  Thank You Jesus.

I am a believer in Jesus.

He stands for forgiveness.

Not that I care to need that.

But I do.

And I want to be better so that I have to answer for less.

I think that’s a better way.

Maybe still going to hell.

Won’t know until we get there.

But I think that if I do enough good stuff maybe I will pass the test.  Who knows, maybe I can make enough money to give enough money to make up for all the stuff I’ve done in my life.

Maybe just maybe I’ll hit the jackpot tonight.

I’ll let you know.

Check on back, or sign up for the email list.

Leave a comment, let me know your out there…. I know you are.

Thank you,

Jesse Creel

Back To The Routine Of Working And Writing Everyday

Today I did 5 hours.

When I got off I bought a 12 pack of Miller Lite cans.

I’ve had 2.

And I’m still smoking even though I asked my subconscious mind to help me stop last night.  I slept in and then bought a pack on my way to work.

There are two ways you could look at the way I live my life.

Either you could say that I just need to be stronger and it’s fine to live the way I do.

Or you could say that my life would be a lot better if I stopped drinking and smoking.  I would say my health, my money, it would be better for my kids, a number of reasons.

All I can say is that I’m trying to stop, and it’s not working.

Maybe you can help me by leaving an insightful comment.

I’ve been reading the web about how to make money off of your blog.

I read a post on yesterday when I was hanging out with my family that made me think that maybe I don’t have it in me to make $100,000.00 dollars dollars a month off this blog.  They do it, but they have several products for sale, all of varying prices.  And the top price is $10,000.00.

You can read it all by going here.  They do it, and they want to teach you how to do the same thing.  Go here and read it now, and then you’ll know what I’m talking about.

That blog, along with another I’ve read makes over $100,000.00 dollars dollars a month.

If you ask me, why NOT be obsessed with money.  It’s a good thing.  It helps you get to where you want to be.  It makes you feel good.

That’s why I write dollars dollars.

The crazy thing is that after reading that post, I don’t know if I CAN make a product that I could sell for $10,000.00, or $5,000.00, or $2,500.00.

I’m working on an ebook that I was thinking of putting up for sale for $4.99.  That’s all I’ve got!

So what in God’s name do I do.

Considering I thought by writing this blog everyday I was bringing myself closer to quitting my job and being an entrepreneur by profession.

Granted I did need some rest.  If you haven’t been reading everyday, the new posts, I wrote for about a month and took 5 days off during that month.  3 at the very end of it, all in a row.

I was drinking too much and wanting to quit cigarettes and heaven help me I didn’t want to write.

I tried one of the three nights to write, but I wanted to write about the Powerball and it just wasn’t doing it for me.

But this stuff has to be useful for people.  Even if I make no money at all…

I don’t want to write shit everyday.

I want to be a man of value.

I guess it comes down to my personal life, and how I live.

Because I’ve talked about work.  I’ve talked about my income at my job, and doing sales there and getting raises and bonuses.  Even though I’m not getting much, I’m getting more than the average worker there, and there are only a few people like that.  Besides me, the rest of the people making more money is managers with years into the company.

Anyways, I’m doing great at my job and the future is bright.

The point is how I’m living my personal life.

The point is the drinking and smoking is influencing me, even controlling me.

The voices have said I need to get help.

I HAVE help.  I have a therapist.

Really, my life is going great, it’s just that I don’t FEEL good.

Everyday there’s something about my body that makes me feel like I’m dying and the voices then tell me to die.  It’s ugly.  My customers voices say I have a coffin.

Really, sometimes, I don’t know what they mean.

Really though, I’m good.

But a lifestyle change of becoming a non smoker, sober, runner, would probably dramatically change my life for the better.

Except the suffering of eliminating those problems gets to me and I break down and drink and smoke.  It’s really a weakness.

This is the brutal truth people.  I wouldn’t be telling you this if it didn’t matter.  This is what’s happening to me right now, and I’m happy to report that overall things are going great.  Really if I am a drunk, I’m only an amateur drunk that could easily be out drinken by Hemingway or Bukowski.  They would probably boast that they could out drink me.

But I do drink enough that I don’t easily get drunk.  For me to get drunk it would take a lot of alcohol and the better part of the night.

At any rate, I hope this serves you and you can crack a beer and enjoy yourself, because your not me and you don’t have these problems.  Most of the world can drink moderately and enjoy themselves.  They don’t go through this misery.

But they say the cure is worse than the disease.  And trying to stop I can see what they are talking about.  But really I’ve got to be stronger and give it another go, for myself, for my family, for the rest of the world.

Because I’m a schizophrenic, and I think the voices may not effect the whole world, but they do affect my neighborhood, my country.  That could just be a delusion, but when your smoking too much and you start hearing other people coughing, it makes you think you might be making them sick by proximity.

I know that could be bullshit too, but it gets me thinking.  And I think I really would like to give it a try.  Try not smoking or drinking and see what happens.  It would probably be a lot of hell for a while, but then I think I would stand a better chance at being a better person.

Living more by my values.

Alas, the cigarettes help me cope with the voices.   The statistic is that 90% of schizophrenics smoke.  That’s part of why they attribute shorter lifespans for schizophrenics.  They smoke.

I could be in the 10%.

I want to be.

And I don’t.

It’s screwed.

What are you going to do.

I guess tonight I’m going to ask my subconscious again how I can quit smoking.  See what happens.

For now I just want you to take something from this.  And what you should take from it is that even if your drinking and smoking you can still work a job and support your family.  And you can still blog.

Whether or not you make any money off your blog will probably depend on whether or not you can get sober.  But who knows?

Most likely I will never make any substantial income from this blog.  That’s what the statistics say.  I read somewhere that the average writer only makes a few hundred dollars off each ebook if that.

That’s not going to cut it for me.

I need about 15 million.

So I’ve either got to be an outstanding success and sell a million copies of several different ebooks.  OR I’ve got to make a $10,000.00 product and others go along with it.

The problem I have, as I imagine many people do, is I don’t know how to make something that’s worth $10,000.00.  I learned a lot at the Empower Network, and one of their products cost $3,500, but I don’t know how I would make one of my own.

And I might not even put my first ebook up for sale.  I might give it away as a freebie for my email list.  I thought by the comments I was getting that I was going to get subscribers right away, but it must be over a month now and I still have zero.

But I’m not giving away anything for free.

So really I think I just have to do a better job.

I’m still waiting for my friend to review my first ebook so I can edit it AGAIN and rewrite some of it, so that it’s good for public consumption.

So maybe I’ll make that my freebie and then go from there.  I AM still a leading learner, and this is where I am, so this is what I’m teaching you.

And I can teach you to write 6 days a week for a month.  I’ve done that.

And I plan to write 6 days a week for 3 months.  Today is starting fresh.  Once I do that, I will be able to teach anyone how to blog for 90 days with passion and value.

But you tell me if it’s valuable.  Leave a comment.

What I can tell you is that you can be successful, even if your a schizophrenic married with children.  You don’t have to be a house dad.  You can go out there and work.  And you can sell!

I sold 6 deals in a month.  That’s better than one a week.  And I only do it for three days in a week.  So really, I’m maximizing what I do for them in shorter periods of time.

Which is fine, because it gives me time to work on my personal life.

Though part of me wants to work 40 hours a week, with the Holidays off, at a better pay rate.

Part of me wants to go into commission sales again, where I could make 6 figures a year.  Pre-set appointments.  All I have to do is sell.

But I don’t think I’ll be getting into commission any time soon because of my habits of drinking and smoking.  I need hourly to compensate for my failings personally.  If I lived my life in balance, I would probably have a better chance for success in commission sales.  So I really have a lot of work to do.

I will be sure to keep you updated on this blog so if your interested definitely check back and read some new posts.  I will do my best, better than my best, to make sure there is world class value in there for you to read and be entertained by.

But I still haven’t lost the fire.  I haven’t lost the enthusiasm.  People make $100,000.00 dollars dollars a month off of this stuff.  Well maybe not my stuff, but they do it blogging!  Why can’t we shoot to do the same thing!  Maybe the writing is just trying to improve us and lead us to sober nonsmoking…

I don’t know.

What I do know is that I do enjoy drinking and writing.  They seem to go together well.  I’ve got to break this habit though because it could lead to the destruction of my life.

Then again, who knows how long I could live as a drinker and a smoker.  I could never stop and just keep working and writing and do my thing.  And people would love it.

Or I could go for stopping, and deal with the pain for a couple weeks of not drinking or smoking, and then live my life more in balance and maybe get into commission sales.  We’ll see what happens.

I’ll tell you about it if you come back and read more…

For now I tell you I’m doing well at my hourly sales job and I’m expanding the companies sales.  And I’m doing it all while drinking and smoking in my personal life.

For the longest time I thought it was the drinking and the smoking that was holding me back from making it in sales.  Now that I’m successfully performing I think it’s only a matter of getting a sales job that will pay you a sum hourly.  So there’s no pressure.  Your getting paid whether they buy or not.  It’s a good place to be, and it’s a good place to learn.

So really I’m rocking it, and I don’t want you to be worried.  Worry never serves anyone.  Just look forward to a better future, like I do, and check back on this blog to see what I’ve accomplished.

Thanks for reading, here’s to your success,

Jesse Creel

 

The Day In Day Out Work Of Writing

And that work is to write the most valuable content on the internet.

How are we going to do this as bloggers and ebook authors?

I say we have to read books that are going to help us achieve out short term goals.  If we work on our short term goals and consistently meet them then we will be closer to our long term goals.

But I do think we should always be thinking long term.  People are living a lot longer these days.

So really we need to do both.  The Yin and the Yang.

I am a schizophrenic and at one point when I was having trouble working I thought I was Jesus and was telling my wife all about it.

She was going along with me on it, and that made me even more crazy.  I think I was drinking a lot at the time.  And I was trying to sell Aflac insurance.

I really was a crazy man.

So maybe you can’t be like me, but I say you might be highly entertained by me.

The best part is I’ve made myself a success again at an hourly job and now I’m swinging for the fences everyday, on every blog post, to write the most valuable content in the world.

How do I, how do WE do this?

I say we just ask ourselves the question, how do I write the most valuable content in the world?

See what answers we get.

It all leads to writing, good and bad.

But I say you make BOTH the good and bad stuff spectacular.  Make it the most entertaining thing the reader has ever read.  I think that’s how we can really improve this blogging movement.

Some people make a lot of money writing books, e books or paper books.  How do we become one of them?

I say the first step is to write everyday.

I say the second step is to make sure your reading at least a half hour everyday.  Which truthfully I don’t get everyday.  But when I do read it’s for hours.

Again, don’t be like me.  I’m a sick person.  But what I do have in common with you is if you can read and type you can have a blog.  And we can both be bloggers.

And YOU could come up with the most valuable content on the planet, and join the club.

And we could do it together.

Because I’m not there yet.

My friend is editing my e book and he tells me I have a lot of work to do.  I’m probably going to have to take out some pages and re write some of it.  Maybe put another 10 hours into it.  I’ve already logged 40.  So that would be 50 hours of my work that at my job I get paid $12 dollars an hour for.  You can figure out how much I would have made if I put that time into an hourly job.

And if figure the work I do with my mind will pay a lot more than the work I do with my hands.  Sales is a good example of how you can make more money.  And it takes more brains!

So I must have that going for me.

Because they did promote me to doing sales calls, so I must be showing improvement.  And I do sell!

They pay me hourly so I get paid whether they buy or not.  Which is a blessing.  I love sales but because of the drinking and smoking it makes it difficult to work on commission.  So when your getting paid hourly and working for a company who’s food people love, it’s easy to drop off a free lunch, say your spreading around some love and letting people know my company cares about them.  It’s the easiest sales job in the world.  I only see people for a minute, maybe two and then I’m off to the next place.  I can get 8 sales calls done in 4 hours or less.

And in one month I made 6 sales!  So people are buying because of the work I’m doing.  And it doesn’t matter that the voices say they are calling me as I’m doing the sales calls.  People love the ham and turkey!  And they love that I’m being called to die and still working!  I am friendly and only want to make the most of my day.

Enjoy the ride.

So that’s what I do.

So far I’ve been smoking cigarettes for the sales calls and I think that’s going to stop.  But even with the cigarettes people still buy.  My company really has a gold mine.  Ham.  People love it.

But I am working for someone else.  I want to be working for myself.  I want my e book to sell and become a millionaire.  And then a multi millionaire.  And then I’ll be living the life of my dreams.  How is this of value to you?

To know there’s another person out there who is crazy enough to think they can get rich and become a multimillionaire.  No matter where they are in life.  So long as they had a decade or two to spare.  That really might be asking quiet a lot.  But when your doing something you love, something that’s going to help you grow, you shouldn’t be looking at it in terms of decades anyways.  You should be looking at it as your life’s work.

And BE THE MOST VALUABLE PERSON ON THE PLANET.

Do and write really good stuff.  The best stuff.  Think what you’ll have in ten years?

Think what you’ll have in one year.

GET IT DONE!

I’ve got to make sure I get my half hour of reading today after I’ve written this blog.  Get back on track.

And I will, because I want to keep providing more valuable content each day.  Just because you may be producing the most valuable content on the planet doesn’t mean you can’t make it better.

Really you MUST make it better because that’s how it’s meant to be done.  You could make a song out of it, and I do.  You might even be able to get your hands on it for a price.

Because really, we all gotta eat.

And I WILL have products for sale up on this website at some point and I hope you buy and enjoy them.  I will sell them no matter what my friends tell me about them after I share it with them.

I may edit my ebook a lot before I put it up for sale, but I’m still going to take my 40 hours of work and make something of it.  Something that I can profit from.  Why shouldn’t we profit.  It’s not a crime.

In fact the government encourages us to profit.  They get more money!  And that’s what governments need.  Along with great leaders.

But I really wanted to write hard for the purpose of providing you the most valuable stuff you’ve ever read.  Let me know in the comments whether or not you think I’ve accomplished this task.  And maybe how you think I might be able to improve.

Because really, this blog is alive.  There are people that comment on it everyday.  Today I had something like 11 comments.  Yesterday I had something like 8.  And it just keeps coming.

My most popular posts are Value Based Writing For Those Who Want To Improve and Selling And Getting 20 Dollars An Hour.

The comments come in everyday and have been for a while now.  It must have started about 2 months ago and now I’ve got many comments.

But what I want to do is keep improving and write even more posts that get as much traffic and are of better quality.

We all can travel this path.  The path of self improvement.  And I think we can increase our incomes dramatically because of it.

That we can get more friends too.  And effect the lives of more people.

And for the most part I think most of them will be happy they found us.  Sure their will be a couple of complaints but for the most part it will be good.

That’s just what I see based on experience working at other businesses.

So you may have to field a couple complaints, but you’ll be EARNING money and you’ll be working towards living the lifestyle of your dreams.

Don’t worry folks, the ebook “Take Action and Improve!” is coming.  Consider it en-route.

For now I’m focusing on just providing you with as much free content as possible.  That way IF you do want to buy something it will be easy.  I’ve already earned your money!

Well not really, your going to get the product, but really this is valuable stuff isn’t it, let me know in the comments.

Because really I don’t know if it’s like this for everybody, but at this point I seemed destined for success.  A success with what I want to do.  And to ride the wave high.

Right now I’m riding high on the hog, in more ways than one, but I intend to make this blog my income.  You can blog too.  I suggest you go for 90 days and see what happens.

I’ve still got another 2 months + to go.  But I’ve been pretty faithful in my dedication to writing the blog everyday.  I think so far I’ve only taken 2 days off.  In a month.

God is resting more than I am.

I should really take more time off, at least one day a week, but I figure it’s only 3 months, what harm can it do to do something you love each day for those three months for your benefit and the benefit of the people who read your work.

But if you can only give them a 1,000 words one day, then just give them 1,000 words.  At least you got that in.  I know, when your working a job and taking care of a family you can get tired.  But I say for the most part, go the extra mile and try to get a good 2,000 words in.  You can do it!  And think just how much more valuable that post will be!

Your writing hard for the purpose of making the world a better place.

I don’t see any downside to writing.  Your only going to become better at what your doing now.  For me I see everything in my life getting better because I’m writing.

That’s just the way it goes.

I hope your better for reading this.  I want to be of value by relying my experiences to you so you can be entertained. Because God help me I’m not very scholarly.  But I am alive, I am a human being, I am part of the world, I am creating new human beings to be the future, and I’m highly optimistic about the future.

But I am living in the present, so for now I’m just thankful for my job and for my family, and for food, and for shelter, and for everything I have that is good in life.  And I’m thankful for all the lessons the failures and bad things have taught me over the years.  They have helped me become the person I am today.  And today I am a valuable member of the community.  I feed people.

If I didn’t work I’d have to write about something else, and that’s going to be the reality at some point in my life if I can do it.  And because I’m so optimistic about the future I’ve already decided that success at blogging and selling ebooks is my destiny, and I will have it good bad and ugly.

But really it will, like my company, be mostly good.  And worth doing.

This is an accomplishment.  I worked 9 hours at my job today and wrote until I had 2,000 words.  And I really tried to pack the value in there.  The value being that I love you and if I can do it, a schizophrenic, you can certainly work your hourly job to help support your family.

I care about the world and want to see it get better.

Thanks for reading this post,

Jesse Creel

 

Writing Harder Then The Rest Of The World

Because that’s what I think you have to do if you want to reach the masses.

I don’t know though.  I’m not an expert at selling ebooks at this point in time.  I plan to be, but only time will tell if I sell a million copies of one or more of my ebooks.

But I think that selling a million copies of one of your ebooks is a worthwhile goal.  It would free you from your job, and you could better support your family, and your charities.

But when your writing for 90 days straight, trying to put 1,000 to 2,000 words down a day, your writing harder then most of the world.  The only people that must be writing harder than you are college professors or students in fine universities.

But really I want something entertaining.  School bores me.  I want to read what I want to read.  Part of me makes me think that makes me a little stupid, seeing as I could have a better paying job with an education, but I’m unconventional, and I think I can do it with my high school education and the little bit I learned at community college.

Not to mention all the books I read in my free time.  And Thank You Jesus I do have spare time when I’m not at my hourly job or helping to raise my family.

The Easter holiday is over and I’m back to 30 hours a week.  I think on Monday, tomorrow, I only have to work 4 hours.  I’m going to come home and read.

My family won’t be home for several hours so I have the house to myself to study and self educate.  That’s really what I’m in the process of doing again, right now.

I put myself through a great deal of study when I was trying to sell network marketing, and it’s really paid off in the job I have now.  I put the product I bought for 5,000 dollars to use in the real world.  And I’m getting raises and bonuses.

Not that I didn’t get raises and bonuses before I bought the product.  I did.  But I think the network marketing product helped me in sales and that’s my new job.  And I’ve been selling so it’s working out.

So really I don’t have any regrets.  I’m happy I bought the product and went through the journey of trying to sell it.  What happened is that as a newbie I jumped into the deep end of the pool not knowing how to swim.  Really I needed to get out of the pool and do more that would cost me less, and at the time I had to realize how to work hourly again.

Well, I’ve figured out how to work hourly again, and I’ve better learned how to swim, so I’m back in the pool with a net, ready to scoop money out and bring it back home.

Not to mention make some new friends in the process.  I think the people will love my work and that it will work for them.  So I’m actually looking forward to selling a lot of ebooks.  I think the feedback will be overwhelmingly good.

But I can’t without mentioning the reality of the haters.  I know if I’m ever successful like I want to be I will have plenty of them.  And everyday I will have to deal with knowing people hate me and probably want to kill me.

Like the president.

If I ever sell a million ebooks I’ll probably get a security system for my house that would keep my family safe.

But really I’m not worried, because I know that most of my worrys won’t come true.  I think Mark Twain said something to that effect.

“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened”.

So why worry.

I could be down right now because I didn’t win the Powerball last night.

But I’m not.  There’s always another drawing and besides I have this blog.  And it takes real work to write it.  Something that could pay me in the future, and it gives me something to do.  And I love helping people.  Even if it’s only entertainment.

But I’m writing this to you in the morning, shortly after I got up.

I have an outing planned to visit my Grandmother for her birthday.  My uncle is in from Florida.  So I’ve got a few hours with the family planned today.  I wanted to make sure I got my blog post in for the day.

So here I am, writing hard, hopefully rivaling the hardest writers in the world, and I’m attempting to provide world class value to you in every post, every day I write.

And I hear clicking sounds on the computer screen.  I’m a schizophrenic and that’s part of the problem.  Cracking sounds in the house like the house is moving.  I think other people hear it too, and that they would hear the computer screen cracking as if it’s adjusting, and that’s different from the voices.

Really the whole thing is very interesting.

What’s the value here me telling you I hear all kinds of crazy things happening around me?

It’s that with hard work you can overcome your distractions and focus.  And you can take action that’s going to improve your life.  For me, as a schizophrenic, I just have to work harder than the normal person to get the same results.

It’s taken me 5 years to go from getting fired to finding another good job.  I was really in a hard place there for a while.  And I was thinking I was going to win the jackpot jobless!

All I can say is Thank God for my job.

And Thank God for writing.

And Thank God for the lottery.

All of which I think can and are working out in my favor.

You could argue that I’m delusional, but I think that I’m just highly optimistic.

And I’m going to get busy reading books because I think that’s the best place I could put my married nose, to stay out of trouble, and to become a better person.

And the more I learn the more the voices have to talk about.  It makes their conversation interesting when I’m reading, and they feed into my optimism when they tell me I’m going to be successful, or than I’m going to make $100,000.00 dollars dollars.  Or when they tell me they want to have sex with me, that’s a whole different thing.

Really that’s one thing I could live without.  Other people wanting to have sex with you.  I’m married and I don’t want to cheat, and really I have two kids so the sex at this point comes second to everything else.

Which is fine, you really don’t need it to get along.

But we do all have it.  Or can have it.  Sex appeal.

You could even say that sex appeal is good for you.

Just as long as your not actually cheating on your spouse, have all the sex appeal you want.  For me though, the voices tell me dirty things, they talk dirty to me, they talk sexy talk.  Part of me likes it, another part is just annoyed that I have to hear it when I can’t do anything about it.

But sex outside of my marriage is just a sacrifice I make.  It’s definitely a loss, but you take the good with the bad with everything.

Besides, I really love my wife.  I’ve known her since we were in high school.  We have a special bond.  Like I’m sure it is with all couples.  But we go back.

I used to have a job that pays me twice as much as I make right now.  That’s when I was writing the checks and paying all the bills.  Since then she’s taken over paying the bills and I give her as much money as I can.  Which is hardly enough.

But as with the lottery and not winning last night, I’m not going to get down because I make half of what I used to make.  I’m going to use this energy to fuel action and I’m going to make my life better.  For myself and for my wife.

And for my children, and for the people I don’t know that I give money to.

And what I can do is write with passion and love and commitment.  I can tell you all about what’s going on in my life, and the small successes I’m having so that you can have your own successes in your own life.

Yes, I got fired and am now  making half of what I used to make, but that doesn’t mean I can’t do more.  That doesn’t mean I can’t use what I’ve learned since I lost my job and create an additional income stream.

But I am not going to be a wanna be.  I’m going to write the most valuable stuff on the planet.  Things people thirst for.  I’m going to be a story of success, and I’m going to shine my light on the world.  I am going to expand and create and EARN more income.  I’m going to be a sensation.  And if I can do it, I know ANYONE can do it.  So go do it online.

Get your blog.

One of my commentors noted that I should get an affiliate link for my web hosting.  I could make money if someone read one of my posts and decided right then and there they were going to start a blog.  I would be doing a service to the world, and I would be getting paid for it.  I think this is some of the most exciting stuff in the world!

And this is to living the life of our dreams.  We can do it.  We can sell a million copies.  I think there is a way.  And when I make it I’ll make sure I let everyone know about it, so they can duplicate my success.

People have already done it.  One story of Amanda Hocking, sold over 1.5 million books.   Sure that’s not the norm, but it’s possible.

And the best part is you have to be a hero to do it.

So you’ve really got to increase you skills and become a better person so you can lead.

And I could really start by improving my blog.  Maybe getting a picture of me up there.

I have made some videos but I got out of the habit of doing that.  It’s hard to do.  But I’m sure I’ll make more videos.  Especially once I have the book up for sale.

I know people are reading this, and I know they are benefiting from it, unless they’re just pulling my chain, but I take the good with the bad.  And I love the good.

Maybe I’m just a fool.  But I think I really have a great idea.  And people all over the place are making money off of blogging.  I guess I had better start doing more web research on how I can do it myself.  Model some other blogs that are getting good results.

I hope that’s of value to you.  Maybe there’s something in this post that you can DO that will help you improve your life.  Maybe it’s writing that blog post, or commenting on another blog, or reading another blog, or signing up for an email list.  Maybe you should be writing your ebook.

Because I know we can do this, we just have to write.

Sure some of us will fail and we won’t sell a million copies.  And the reality is that the vast majority of people will never sell a million copies.  But you risk very little, and even if you make no money at all, there is a lot of growing.

So really there’s no downside to blogging.

And you may as well dream big and go for a million copies sold.

Thanks for reading, Take Care,

Jesse Creel

How To Get 178 Good For Approval Comments On Your Blog

And the short answer to that question is to blog everyday for a year and a half, and you’ll eventually hit the nail on the head a one or two of your posts will take off and get other people writing on your website about it.

And I have been blogging for a year and a half on this domain and I haven’t even been blogging everyday.  This is my first go at doing it everyday for 90 days.  I only have something like 74 posts as of right now.  For a while I was only writing once a week.

But I was still moving.  Now I intend to pick up the pace, and get more traffic and more subscribers, and more buyers to this site.  And I intend on doing that by creating valuable content.

So here’s my story.

I’m a family man, a worker, a salesman, a rock and roller, and I’m a wannabe millionaire off of ebooks.  That’s what my first ebook was about, upon reflecting on it.

It’s the story about how you can blog and create income.  And that it’s possible for ANYONE to do it.  The way I see it, I’m a writer first and then a business owner second.  The part of me that makes the money comes after the work itself.  Really though time will tell all.

All I know is that I MUST keep writing.  No matter what.  Wine or not.  Cigarettes or not.  I must keep writing.  That’s my ticket to freedom.  At least that’s what I believe I can free myself from my job with.  And after I finally do it, I’m going to tell everyone exactly how I did it, and how they can do it too.  And I’m going to create products people can buy that will put me into profit, but more importantly bless people.

Because I think you can bless people if you adopt the attitude that all human life is valuable.

And so far I’m making it.  Considering I’m a schizophrenic, just holding down an hourly job is an accomplishment, no matter how much I’m making.

Getting raises at that hourly job is even more of an accomplishment.

Now really my focus should be on HOLDING that hourly job and continuing to grow there. Because that is what is paying me right now.  That’s what I’m living off of.

But Lord is there room for improvement.

But even if I make no money at all off of my writing I still wouldn’t regret doing it.  I think it’s valuable and serves a purpose no matter what level of involvement in the economy I’m in with it.  But at the same time I’m highly optimistic.  I really believe I can make a million dollars writing, maybe I’m wrong.

But I don’t care and I’m not going to be reasonable on that.  I’m going to be UNREASONABLE and believe that I will make a million dollars and more off of my writing, songs, and network marketing. Doesn’t it make you want to get in and go for a ride?

Because writing for me is living my dream life.  You can escape to anywhere or anything you want with writing.  And your TAKING ACTION.  I say you can really go places with writing.  Definitely for me.  Definitely for us.

Plus you can get really good comments even if your not making any money off of it yet.  Like I’m getting.  They say nice things to me, and it makes you feel good that your brightening people’s days.  I love it.  I love my commentors.

And I can’t wait to get a few people on my list so that I can start loving and writing those people.  I think that’s a fun way to build a relationship.  Through email.

I am going to get this business off the ground and start selling a million copies of one or more than one of my ebooks.  I’m just going to write until I have that much value.  I’m going to write until I die or reach the masses.  Most likely though, I will just write and die, and not sell a million copies.

But you never know.  I’m keeping my options open.  I’m leaving myself open to the possibility of success, no matter how slim the chance.  That’s the way I think everyone should look at it.  Take the chance and do what you want to do.  It might work!

For me it must work.  I must free myself from the slavery of an hourly job and working for someone else.  But I’m not going to quit my job or anything.  Not until I’m making what I made in a year, in a month.  Once I’m at that spot, I can quit my job and find more effective ways to profit on my work from home.

I suppose there are a lot of ways you could make money online, but I think blogging is what I support the most.  I think it’s the gateway to all the abundance you could ever desire.  Is that valuable?  Does that make you want to write a blog?

I hope it does, and you can write about whatever you want, even if that’s video games.  I personally myself am not a gamer, I’m a reader and a guitar player.  But I know there are a lot of people that are gamers and I know it’s popular.

So if you can find a way to make money off of the games, go for it.  Maybe you can use some of the ideas on this blog to help you become more profitable.  Because that’s really my job.  That’s what I’m taking on.  EARNING PROFITS.

And slowly but surely I think I will get there.  It’s just gonna take blogging everyday, and eventually writing more ebooks.

But I do have one ebook that I think I could sell.  And the only way I think I can put it is that it’s “good shit”.

It’s shit, but it’s good shit.  It might even have the power to get you high.

Ever think about a reading high?

I get one when I think about all the things I could do to live the life of my dreams.

And when I’m talking about the life of my dreams I definitely am talking about taking a lot of vacations.  And living in a bigger house.

I figure I can have the home base and my family and I can travel the world, and then come back home.  I think that would be ideal.  That would be a masterpiece.

I would probably only need one or two million to get started.  Get the house and take the first vacation.

The dream life is really one that I’m living right now though.  And I think that’s valuable.  I’m writing my blog!  And this COULD turn into an income producing activity.

And I would probably write 10 books a year if I knew I could sell them for a profit.

I think this tells me I really just need to start on a new ebook, the next one I’m going to put up for sale after the one I’ve already finished and am having peer reviewed.

I can’t wait for the feedback.

I COULD site examples of bloggers that have made an impact and are PROFITING.  Intuition tells me that this can be done, and my counselor tells me that I have as good of a chance as anyone else would.

I say I have to work harder to overcome the voices, so I can just live and work.

But their not so bad.  I’ve never been restrained before, mostly because I don’t talk like a crazy person, but I’ve heard about other schizophrenics who have been.

It doesn’t seem like a pleasant experience.  That and being force fed medication.

I take my medication happily.  Antipyschotic.

The voices tell me I’m handsome or that I’m beautiful.  Sometimes I wish they were real people.  Other times when they tell me they want to kill me I would rather avoid that in a real person.

I’m sure at times my boss has wanted to kill me.  Or my wife.  Or my inlaws.  I’m sure this is the case for a lot of people.  Really though, I think overall everyone is pleased.  I’m succeeding at selling my product, and I’m suiting up and showing up.  I’m EARNING an income.  And for the most part it’s easy!

But it’s even easier to write, and I simply love to do it.

What’s the value here for you?  What’s the million dollar value?

Love what you do.  Even if your working for someone else.  It could really come in other ways and you could love what you do even more and make a masterpiece of a life.

And if you took what I wrote here and ran with it, and started blogging everyday for 90 days, nonstop, then you COULD make some money selling ebooks, and that COULD be worth a million dollars to you.

For me it doesn’t come fast enough so I just went out and bought a Powerball ticket.  I don’t know if it’s good news or bad news but when I folded the ticket and put it in my wallet, and then pulled it back out when I got home, the ticket was stuck together.  Some of the numbers stuck to the other side of the paper.  If I were to win I don’t even know if they could redeem the ticket!

It’s for 90 million dollars.  Plenty to retire my wife and I.  I would never have to work another holiday again?

What’s the value here?

What’s the million dollar value?

If you do play the lottery and you do keep a blog, you could write about playing the lottery on your blog.  That way if you won you could go public with your website at the press interview and your traffic would skyrocket!  The masses would read your work!  Wouldn’t that be lovely.

But people would also hate it, and I would have to deal with that.

I guess it’s give and take.  I’m ready for the responsibility.

Well, the powerball number is 17, and I think I have a 3 and a 7 in there as well as a 66.  We’ll find out tomorrow if I won the jackpot because I probably won’t stay up and check it tonight.

Then again, I might.  This would be the second time in a week I’ve stayed up to check the numbers the night of the drawing.

But the most I can lose tonight is 2 dollars so it’s not that bad.  But I’m optimistic, and I’m holding out hope that I’ll win.  That my sticky ticket is the jackpot winner.

And the way I see it is there is no other choice than for me to believe it is.

This could be the road to madness.

Or it could be the ticket to millions of dollars.

Only time will tell.

But really I don’t have to win the jackpot.  I still have this blog, and at minimum, even without ebook sales, I still have an hourly job.  So I’m working, but I’m also enjoying the weekend, and it could really lead to more money.  I’m working so that it does.  Time will tell what results I get.  I think they are going to be good all around.

But what if I win the jackpot tonight?

That means on Monday I put my two weeks in.  Not that I don’t like the job.  I just don’t want to work for anyone if I don’t have to.  I would go from the worker to the boss.  The one writing the checks.

And the voices entertain bad things that would happen to my marriage if I ever was a millionaire.  I fight those voices.  I love my wife, I love our family together.  I love what we do for each other.  I cherish her.  And that’s the way I’m going to be, or better, for the rest of my life.

And if I DO WIN THE JACKPOT tonight, I’m going to celebrate tomorrow and make sure I write about it on this blog.  Maybe people can learn from me and manifest their own lottery jackpot wins.  That’s my hope for the future, or one of them at least.

Here’s to you having a great day, I thank you for reading.  Take care.

Jesse Creel

Working 9 And A Half Hours For 7 Days Straight

That’s what I’m working now, I’m in the middle of it.  It’s Wednesday and my next day off is Easter Sunday.  We are very busy this time of year, a lot of work to be done, for long hours, and for days on end.

It really will be a ten day stretch for me.  And this probably isn’t even a big deal for a lot of you who just work your jobs during the Holidays, and get your hours.

But I really do love the holiday.  I work long hours and I get huge paychecks.  Huge in comparison to what I get the rest of the year.  And because they’ve given me raises since last year, this Holiday should be my best check yet.

But I’m sure it will all balance out, and even though I’ll be making more then when I started, I will not be making it like I did at my first good job.  One that was a terrible loss to take.

I increased my hourly pay from 10 dollars an hour to 18.50 an hour in 2 years.  That was a great success of mine.  I really know how to work hourly.  But I lost it all because of interpersonal ineffectiveness, and I couldn’t get along with the group.  But more than anything I was being driven into rock and roll and business.

So really, I want to focus on my strengths of getting promoted rapidly and I can worry about keeping the job after I get the raises.  I think now, looking back on it, an attitude of gratitude could have really helped me.  I was hating what I was doing.

Now I love what I do, and I love the people I work with, and it almost seems like a accident that it all happened like this.  I’m being promoted along with another friend of mine that also works there, and she started not long after I did.  She’s already an assistant manager!  So it’s the two of us going up together and it’s pretty cool.  Her as a manager and me as a salesperson.  Really, their only salesperson.

But I really think that anyone could get it, though something tells me that not everyone could do what I do.  But I think everyone has that potential, and really there’s only one way to find out if you can do something, and that is to DO IT!

I have a pretty long list of things I cannot do.  A lot of sales jobs.  I give all the credit to God for my current success, and when I look at it that way I can’t help but think that God just wasn’t with me when I was failing.  Maybe I should look at like God is always with us, and we merely have to be valuable people to make it in the world.

For me, because of my massive failure at my first really good job, I almost want to take a class on interpersonal effectiveness.  Although I do have a therapist, and he helps me with some of those things.  So it’s not like I haven’t really done anything about my problem with interpersonal effectiveness.  I’m working on it.

But as I mentioned earlier, I really think being grateful for my first job would have helped me get through and improve on those rough days with the people.  You can only keep your head down and work for so long before you have to take notice of what’s going on around you.  And the sooner you do, the better off you’ll be.

In fact, that should really be the first thing you attend to when you get in.  Interpersonal effectiveness.  I’m not good at it.  It’s gotten me fired before.  I am lucky to have another chance at growth at a different job, but it was a long hard road getting from the first to second job.  And a lot of sales jobs and failures along the way.

Thank God I now get paid hourly to sell.  I’m not making 18.50 an hour but I am making more than when I started.  Three dollars and twenty five cents more.  It’s taken me almost two years to do that.  So not as good as the first job, but still good, still advancing.  Something to keep you interested.

But what I do right now is make almost $20,000 dollars a year, working at my hourly job.  I want to be able to take that and make it my MONTHLY income.  That would definitely be an achievement.  Something worth writing about.  So I’m set out to do it.  And I’m going to write my way there.

At least that’s the plan.  I also want to get an album together.  Something I could put up for sale.  I’m really going to give this internet thing a shot and see if I can make a million dollars.  Really I need 15 million, but a million is a start.  You gotta figure, after you make your first million, the other 14 have got to come easier.  At least that’s the way I see it.

But the way I see it, if you do it with passion, the money will come.  If you make something valuable, people are going to buy it.  If you are a good salesman, who lives your life in balance, you will sell things.  If you are a good worker, and do your job well, your boss will take care of you.  Maybe I’m right, maybe I’m wrong, but that’s just the way I CHOOSE to look at things.

And I think that choice effects my reality.  It makes my life better.  I am taken care of because I am a good person who gives and takes care of other people.  Not that bad things won’t happen, and less bad things will happen then you think they will, but life is not without it’s struggles.

Take Jesus Christ for example.  His life was filled with suffering, and the way he died was no exception.  You gotta figure good people suffer everyday.

So if your good and your suffering, my heart goes out to you.  I wish I could give you twenty dollars.  My money goes to the church and to my family, and to my cigarettes and wine, and to gas and food.  And of course to my credit card.  Which the good news is I’m paying off.

But I do plan to give more to my church, so that people who are suffering can live a little bit better of a life.  If I really make it, I might look into other donations of charity.

For now, I want to sell ebooks and rock and roll so that I can buy a bigger house.  So I’m writing everyday.  I hope you have enjoyed this days post, I know I have enjoyed writing it.  Thanks for reading, take great care of yourself.

Peace and Love,

Jesse Creel

The Voice Just Said “Give Us Something To Talk About”

The voices also said I could sell 500,000,000 copies.  That’s a big thinker, and so am I, but really past a certain point, it wouldn’t matter how many copies you sold.

All I really need is 15 million, I counted it up one day.  All my expenses for life.  With some left over to give to my children.  And to the church.

Because afterall, I have a family.  I have to provide for them, and giving 40 dollars to the church every two weeks helps me.  It makes me feel like there’s enough.

And I always get by, even though I’m smoking.

I buy cigarettes still.  Even though I should SAVE the money for food for the next week and a half.

But I’ve been living this way for a while, and I always get by.  I’m relying on my wife a lot, and she really is what keeps our family together, and I love her for giving me the gift of children to help raise.

But in all reality, my wife raises our children.  Get’s them where they need to be, and then home again for bedtime.  I can’t imagine life without my wife.

So I take the bad things the schizophrenia sends to me and take my energy and set it to improving my life.  IMPROVING my relationship, job, writing, money, living circumstances, vacation possibilities, and so on.

It could even come with the lottery!  THAT’S A POSSIBILITY!

I say everyone should play regularly, you could win!

But really you shouldn’t get to wrapped up in it and buy more than a couple tickets at a time.  The jackpot gets real big and people spend 20 dollars playing and don’t hit a thing.

I say take a little risk for a big reward.  Spending 2 dollars on the powerball isn’t going to make or break you.  And you could WIN BIG!

I say visualize it, and that’s what I’ll tell people to do if they want to win, if and when I win.

I’ll write an e book on it, and put it up for sale, as it’s valuable information and there’s a price to pay.  Some may not like that I win the lottery and then put information up for more profit.  I say it’s better to DO something, and EARN money than to do nothing at all.  WRITE!

I say it can be done, and it’s being done right now by other people.  David Wood and David Sharpe of the Empower Network are good examples of blogging and paid advertising combined.  Wood the blogger, Sharpe the advertiser.

But really, I think it all starts with an hourly job.  Because your going to have to work your way up, and it’s going to take money to get going.

But you can do it, I believe it can be done by ANYONE.  Anyone that can read, write, and work hourly can do what I do.  And I do, as you can see from the comments I get, have people talking.

Maybe this post will have a lot of comments, maybe it won’t.  It doesn’t matter.  I’m doing it for the writing in me, and I’m trying to put as much passion as I can into it.  To really write like the fever of riches.

And I say you can calm yourself down by giving.  Spend your first half of your life making all your money and spend the second half of your life giving it away.  That’s what I say.  I say you can be good, and give, and be spiritual with your money.

They say, someone said, that money is a God force.  I don’t know if I believe money is God, but I say it can do a lot of good.  Think education.  What could your money do for your church, but what could it do for the kids of your community being educated?

More libraries, more schools, more good in the world.  Because education is a great thing!  It makes you smarter and better able to earn money!  And if you have a family, your going to need money.  And if you live in an affluent area your going to need a lot of money.

So the task is set, earn as much money as possible.  Enough to buy a house, and cars for the rest of our lives, and buy college educations, and weddings, and so on.  With the family and the world.  Be good and give.  It will help.  The rest really is up to them.  You can’t control what their going to do.

I said the Empower Network was going to be the last Network Marketing company I would ever join.  I learned a lot from doing it, but I didn’t make any sales in about 2 years of doing it.  So I turned my membership off and stopped paying the $125.00 to keep the business going.  I might turn it back on, and try to start the business again.  I did afterall, buy a $3,500 product I could resell and make $3,000 dollars a pop off it.

And anyone could do it.  I would say if your even considering joining Empower Network or any other network marketing company whatsoever, write your own blog first, on your own domain.

And get a good sized list going.  People you could sell to.  You may not like selling but I love it because you have to be good to be successful.  I propose you could not only be good, but that you could be GREAT and IMPACT THE MASSES.

And I propose it can be done in about an hour a day, writing your blog.

But that’s just me.  I guess you could really do it any way you could think of.  Maybe winning the jackpot would do.  But I propose you could win the jackpot AND write, so that other people benefit.

Because writing and keeping a blog can really be a lifestyle.  You can put your life down and people can read it if they want, and you could help to improve and wouldn’t that support life?

“I believe life supports what supports more life. In other words, motivation does matter.  If your just trying to take care of yourself, you’re part of life and I believe life steps in and gives you a certain level of insight.”  -Tony Robbins

And last I checked Tony Robbins was worth 500 million dollars.  That’s an achievement!  All I think I need is $15 million.

But it can be done and it’s being done all over the world, right now, and I propose we can be a part of it.  We just need to get people interested in us by blogging and putting our best, and better than our best, out there for everyone to enjoy!

If they take action and improve their lives all the better!

Because I believe everyone is of value, and can do what I have already done.  And what I’ve done is write for 2 years on a blog of my own domain and I’m getting comments like crazy!  There is a lot of “noise” as Tim Ferriss put it.  But there are also some really great comments!  And it further inspires me to write more.  To be of more value, to read more and to live more so that I can give more in the way of my money and my writing.

So the question becomes… how do I better serve my audience?

How do I improve my writing and my blogging?

How can this be done?

And I propose you will become a better writer the more books you have read.  So it’s easy to work on your dreams.  All you have to do is read and write!

Because it doesn’t matter where your starting from.  The last I checked I only had 113 books!  That’s nothing!  Tony Robbins has read over 700 books from what he said.  Now I’m sure I’ve read more than 113 books, but that’s all I have in my library!  I really need to improve my situation!

So I should buy another book with my next paycheck.  Or my tax return money.  MORE INFORMATION PLEASE!

And I am a provider of information.  Some of my information will be for sale.  And I propose that you could make it with time and money freedom, so you wouldn’t have to work a job, and you could just run a business from your home.

That really WOULD be a dream life, at least for me.  I propose that there are many many many many people out there that share my dream.  And I propose that we can do it together, blogging.

I got the idea from David Wood, co-founder of the Empower Network.  He really inspired me.  And I learned a lot about network marekting, selling on the internet, time freedom, and life from David Wood.  He’s a valuable person and his worth reflects that.  Last I checked he’d made $7 million from his personal sales of his Empower Network product.

My brother told me at one point that I should be the David Wood and I should sell MY OWN product.  And get other people selling it for me.  Then I would be making it.  That’s just what my brother said.

I say you can do it selling other people’s products, and David Wood just so happened to make a product I really enjoyed.  It was worth the $5,000 dollars I paid over time, maybe more than that, to have my business opportunity at the Empower Network.

Because I went ALL IN.  I went all the way with it.  I wasn’t a wussy. I had a $3,500 dollar product for sale!

But I didn’t sell any, that doesn’t mean I won’t in the future.  And whatever I do, I’ll make sure I report it on this blog so you know what’s happening.  If I do make 15 million dollars, and have enough to quit my job, I’ll be sure to share my success.

And that’s what I propose you do.  Share you little successes along the way as you go.  Little habits can add up to big change in your life over time.  So go do the thing everyday, for the foreseeable future.  I’m sure you will be happy you did.  I know I am.

But I really want to be of value to you so I guess the value here is the inspiration to write.  You should take action and write after reading this blog.  Even if you don’t quote me, or you don’t even think about this post as you write, at least you’ll be writing, and that I believe is of value.

But hey, what do I know.  I just work for 12 dollars an hour and write this blog and get comments.  For sure I’m doing something, but I’m not yet a millionaire.

So do your research, and don’t take my word for it, you can make money blogging and selling e books.

I say you just have to read and write.

And if you can do that, you’ll have as good of a chance as anyone.  Believe that!

Law of attraction baby, it works!

Here’s to your good fortune, may God Bless You, now and forever!

Jesse Creel

Create The Most Valuable Work You’ve Ever Created In Your Life

You can do this by improving everyday.  Day in, day out.  Improvement.

Your work today will be better than it was yesterday and your work tomorrow will be better than it is today.  You can do this.  Be strong!

I just finished a 75 page e book entitled “Take Action And Improve!”.  I re-read it and edited it.  I think I’m going to put it up for sale on this website.  See what I can do.

I think big, and I think selling a million copies of an ebook, on your own website would be a great accomplishment.  Right now though, to put it into perspective, I only have 56 visitors a month to my site.  I’m going to really have to up that number if I want to reach my goal of a million sales.  I to be quiet honest, I don’t know that “Take Action And Improve!” is going to be that book.

But i propose my writing will improve as the days pass.  That I will get better with age, as I believe anyone could.  Simply by choosing a craft and sticking to it, day in and day out.

But I wanted to give you something new to read, being it’s been a week or so since my last blog post.  I wanted to update this site with new information.  Current information.  And my blog should be someplace you can keep coming back to for inspiration.  Take that inspiration and TAKE ACTION.

If your like me, you’ll write.  Because writing IS an action you can take, and a powerful one in more than one way.

Because I believe if you write a blog under your own name, and put your conscious stuff out there, then things will come back to you based on what you put out there.  Like the law of attraction.  “You create your own universe as you go along” -Winston Churchill.

I propose you could create a universe filled with money and love by blogging on a regular basis.  And writing e books.  Coming up with your own product.

I should have a list soon.  There have been some comments about joining a feed to get updates on this site.  I will soon have one.  I’m simply waiting to be approved by the provider and then you’ll be able to get the new blog posts sent to your email address.  Along with whatever other content I want to provide to you that’s going to take care of you.

Because being on my list, your going to be my most loved people on the internet.  I’m going to go above an beyond my best to give you things no one else gets, because your on my list.  I’ve even considered writing poems about improvement and sending them out ONLY to my list.  Something to brighten your day.

It’s coming soon, it’s not up yet.  But it should be very soon.  And you could do the very same thing!

Start a blog, then a list.  Make your money online.  With your writing.  Wouldn’t that be lovely?  If your like me you are obsessed with the idea.  You want more, you want to work more, you want to do more, you want to GIVE more.

And that’s the thing.  You’ve got to give for free to get peoples attention.  The people who are going to buy from you are going to buy from you.  That’s the bottom line.  What you should be concerned with is doing your job by writing the most valuable content on the internet.  Let the rest fall into place.

But it’s no easy task coming up with the most valuable stuff on the planet.  It takes a lot of hard work, it takes experience, it takes the knowledge from books.  It takes your life to become valuable.  And I’m talking about GREAT value here.  And reaching massive amounts of people.  Why not?  Why not go big?

You have to figure if you go big and want to sell a million copies of your e book, and you only end up selling 100,000 copies, that would still be an achievement.  And there’s no reason to think that if you sold 100,000 copies you couldn’t sell another 100,000 copies.  And then on and on, and improvement.

Perhaps you’ll update you e book, or make a whole new one altogether.  I propose you would do better if you just kept writing them.  Write e book after e book.  Think of the journey.  Think of the adventure!

Especially if you have one done already and are ready to market it.  That will be exciting.  The hard part is done!

But I just wanted to come to you to write this today to let you know that I believe in you.  I believe ANYONE can come up with the most valuable content in the world, and have their opportunity to make a living off it.  Maybe you’ll sell a million copies, maybe you’ll make 50,000 dollars a year.  But if you’re striving to provide the best content in the world, the most valuable stuff, I say your destined for success.  It takes faith, because afterall, it takes years to develop a blog, but it CAN be done.  David Wood of the Empower Network did it!  We can do it too!

But I wanted to really give you something of value here so I would tell you, from my own experience, that you should get out there and work an hourly job.  And improve there until there is no way your not going to get a raise.  Because that’s what I did, and it’s making my life a lot better.  It gave me the confidence and money to start this blog and start blogging again, after I failed at the Empower Network.  I say work your hourly job with love, until you’ve worked so hard on yourself that you can retire from working it.  That’s my dream, and I think that’s a shared dream I have with many other people.

And it takes hard work!  It takes going into your hourly job and doing the job well, and improving!  Because you still want those raises that are going to come if your more valuable!  So do it!

But I know, it isn’t easy.  I’ve had two really good jobs in my life.  I’m working the second one now.  I got fired from the first.  Couldn’t handle it anymore and I lashed out at my coworkers.  Which got me fired.  Thankfully there are second chances.  I’m working with more opportunity than I ever had at my first job, and I’m doing more fulfilling work.

Because my life, as with many other people, has been partly shaped by my work.  So I love talking about my work.  It’s what gives me income.  And I’m happy to say I’m doing well and increasing my pay on a consistent basis.  The sky is the limit from here, especially with this blog and the e book I just finished writing.

And I intend on showing people how to make it with time and money freedom.  That’s my plan.  That’s what I intend to do.  And I’ve got to get there to be a better teacher!  I’m starting small, but small is still something.  I get comments!  I figure if somebody is going to comment there are going to be people who join the list.  And the more people join the list, the more I’ve earned as a writer.  The more people love my work.

I propose we could really create a movement of people moving from their hourly jobs, to working businesses online, selling e books, and other goods and services.  This is already happening, but I think we could add to the number of people who are successfully doing it by adding value to people’s lives.

Here’s to you, your e books and your blog, and your health, wealth and wisdom,

Jesse Creel

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