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What I Learned From Failing To Win A $445 Million Dollar Jackpot

So last night someone won $445,000,000 and it wasn’t me.

I take it as a failure.

From all failures one can learn, so I look at it as an opportunity to learn.

What did I learn?  I’ll outline that for you in this post.

Not To Worry About When It’s Going To Happen

When I see the jackpot at such a high number I get all excited and think that this is it.  I tell myself every time I play that this is the time, tonight is the night.  I think that’s worrying about when it’s going to happen.  I’ve always read, in book after book, that you shouldn’t worry about when it’s going to happen.  Instead you should focus on the end result at all times, for me that being living a life of wealth and abundance.  In the future, I’m not going to worry about when it’s going to happen and instead just keep visualizing and knowing it’s going to happen and let the Universe take care of the details.

Not To Worry About How It’s Going To Happen

This fits nicely in with not worrying about when it’s going to happen.  The lottery could give me a life of wealth and abundance, but it’s not the only way it could happen.  Instead of worrying about winning the lottery to achieve my dreams, I’m going to open up the avenues of expression to include my wealth and abundance coming from anything I’m doing.  Granted, one must be doing something (or taking massive action) to get somewhere (wealth and abundance), but that almost goes without saying.  The way I figure it is my wealth and abundance could just as easily come from working on this blog as it could from winning the lottery.  Only time will tell which avenue of expression the Universe uses to deliver to me my dreams and goals, but I rest in knowing that it’s going to happen, and I take massive action in all areas of my life to ensure that I’m doing all I can in order to help the Universe deliver to me what I want.

Not Winning Makes Me Hungrier For Success

I’ve read that in order to win you’ve got to be hungry.  Not winning that massive jackpot makes me very, very hungry.  I’m that much hungrier.  That hunger I can use to fuel massive action to take my life to the next level.  I was visualizing today after my failure and I set the bar lower.  Now instead of wealth and abundance on the scale of multi millions I’m visualizing to just save $1,000.   I need $700 more to reach that goal.  That’s something I can do just by working my jobs.  It’s going to take a little time, but it’s going to be an easy goal to reach.  I’ve read that in order to train gunman, the trainer would set the target a yard out and they would shoot the bullseye.  Each time they would move the target out another yard and the shooter would keep shooting bullseyes.  In this way one can build confidence that they can reach their goals, by setting the target close and slowly moving it further out until the desired goal is met.

I’m as hungry as I have ever been, and it’s only going to fuel massive action in the direction of my dreams.  I’m setting the target close, and by hitting the bullseye I’m going to build confidence that I can reach bigger goals.  And yard by yard I’m going to set the target out a little farther until I’m hitting the bullseye for millions and millions of dollars.

The Pain Of Failing On A Massive Scale Gives Me Something Good To Write About

Pain can lead to great writing.  Just take the story of Jesus Christ.  He was crucified and died, all for God’s love of humanity, and people made an epic book about it.  You may have heard of the New Testament?

To me, the pain of knowing I’m going to win a massive jackpot, finding out it’s been won and that it wasn’t me, is a little annoying.  I always think I’m going to win big and then I don’t and it annoys me or at worst causes depression.  I however am not going to let this failure (or any failure) get me down.  I’m on the up and up in most all ways and I’m not going to be stopped by one massive failure (or by many).  I’m going to keep taking massive action and I’m going to live the life beyond my wildest dreams.

It’s a lesson learned when one feels so good about something, so excited, and then it doesn’t work out.  At that point I say it’s either time to move onto something else, or to keep trying until you’re a success.  Or do two things at once (as I am with writing and playing to win big).  When I don’t win I just think to myself that I’m going to get to studying more and writing more, and I’m going to buy this next ticket and eventually, one day, I’m going to get my massive winner.

Failure can be learned from.  One can also write about what’s been learned as a service to others.  I know there are many many people out there that want to win big playing the lottery, so maybe this post can shed some light on losing.  I certainly am trying.

Never Give Up

I’ve read that when playing the lottery you should stick to a budget, so I do.  I only buy one ticket at a time.  When the Universe chooses someone to win the jackpot (after they’ve set their intention) it only takes one ticket to win.  There’s no reason to ever quit.  I’m not really losing anything.  I can afford to throw away eight dollars a week when it means that one day I’ll be a multi millionaire.  The gains I’m going to receive will immeasurably outweigh the losses, so the way I figure it is when you want to win big, you’ve got to put your money down.

I’m not really losing any money, I have the potential to win big, and I’ve been at it for this long, so there’s no sense in stopping now.  A lot of winners don’t hit it big until they’re advanced in years and I figure that’s just how long it takes for some people to get their minds’ right.  Personally, I’m visualizing everyday for about an hour, with presence of mind and clarity, so I figure that there’s the possibility I won’t have to wait that long.  I say that everything comes at the perfect time, under Grace, so I can relax and just work, knowing that what I want is going to come to me at the perfect time for me, my family, my friends, and the charities I support.  Besides, when one wins that big jackpot (or gets wealth and abundance in any way) I would think that for them, they would have waited 10 times longer, and that it was well worth the wait.

Don’t go broke, but don’t give up either.  If you’re only spending 2 dollars a time on your dream, then what’s the downside?  Even if you only make a little more than minimum wage, you can get that two dollars in 15 minutes.  The rest of the hours you work that week can go to your responsibilities.  You have nothing to lose by staying in the game, so don’t quit, keep visualizing, and keep taking massive action in others ways that could result in your multi millions, the lottery aside.  Anything positive is possible!

I Learn To Ask Myself Empowering Questions

“Why do I never win?” is not an empowering question.  When finding out I lost I like to ask myself questions like “How do I win the next time?”  or “How do I benefit from this failure?”  Questions like these will lead one to examine themselves in an empowering way.  If you can learn to become empowered when you fail, as when you succeed, you will become unstoppable.

When you become unstoppable in one area of your life, all other areas of your life will follow suit.  When you can play with passion and enthusiasm, even after failure after failure, you are getting closer to that “Yes!” that you so desire in your heart.  I went from place to place looking for a second job and there were many “no’s” I heard along the way.  I kept plugging away.  A week later I got a second job.  It’s not a miracle (although miracles are all around us), it’s a matter of work, effort, and action.  The more you put into it, the more you will get out of it.  Getting a second job (which I have done), or attracting massive wealth and abundance (as I will do) is only a matter of action.  Put in the action, ask empowering questions, and let the Universe work out the details for you.

Conclusion

There is a lot to be learned from failure, whether it’s with your job, your family, or the lottery.  I’m sure there’s more to it than what I’ve covered here, but this is a start.  If your not sure whether to continue or not, I urge you to press on and keep working to live your dream life.  It might only be one action away…

As for me, I’m already a massive winner in my mind and heart, so I know that it’s only a matter of time before I’m living a life of wealth and abundance.  If you would like to come along with me on this journey, join my email list and leave a comment on this post.

Thanks for reading, have a Great day.

Getting Paid, And Knowing Your Going To Get The Sale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jesse Creel

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