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Slamming Your Fists Onto The Keyboard Until The Words Come Out

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for reading.

I love you.

How We Can Bring More Love Into Our World

If we were to love just a little more each day, wouldn’t that make our lives better?  Wouldn’t it make the lives of those around us better?

If your like me, bringing more love into the world is a hard thing to do.  There’s judgement, anger, and attitudes that fight us on our path to bringing more love into the world.  But again, if your like me, you will find it a worthwhile pursuit.

In this post I’m going to share some thoughts on how we can bring more love into our world in order to make earth a better place to live.  My hope is that you find at least one gem in this post that you can apply to your life everyday that brings you more fulfillment and more happiness.

Here it goes.

Ask Strangers How They Are Doing

If you want to show the world that you love and care about it, then you may want to consider asking a caring question to the people you see as you walk down the streets of your neighborhood.  That question is of course, “How are you doing”.

This could improve your day.  It could be that that person is having a bad day and they either say nothing to you and snub you, or they could give you a good answer like “good” or “great”.  If the person you talk to gives you a negative answer you can just keep on walking.  If the person you talk to gives you a positive answer that could lead to a conversation that could make both of your days better.  Talking with positive people about positive things can be an uplifting experience.  It might even make your day having that conversation.  If all that happens is you exchange a “I’m good”, or “I’m great”  then you are still on the up and up.  You’re letting your neighborhood know you care, and your making it a positive place to be.

This is just one way I think we can start to create more love in our world.

Read Books About Uplifting Stories

What happens in your mind is going to effect what happens when you leave the house.  I find it good practice to read inspiring and uplifting books as it helps me stay optimistic (some could say overly optimistic, which I believe is a good thing) about life.  This will lead you to having uplifting conversations with your friends and family, and the strangers you meet on the streets of your neighborhood.  Good, uplifting stories can really be a catalyst in setting the mood for a positive day.

The books you read are up to you, but it could be a religious or spiritual book, or a collection of stories of success in the area in which you want to achieve your success.  I really like “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.  That’s a good starting point if your looking for success in business and it’s full of success stories.  If you would like to buy the book, click the link below and you can purchase it from Amazon.com (I will receive a commission from your purchase through this link).

I read many many books on the subject of personal development, Napoleon Hill’s classic is one that I found many years ago when I was trying to start a network marketing business.  I found it to be extremely inspiring and it helped me persevere until I reached the point where the cost of running the business wasn’t adding up anymore.  I have to admit, I was a failure in network marketing, but that failure (and my many others) have not detracted me from continuing the pursuits of an entrepreneur.  Books really have been great friends of mine on the path of becoming a success.  Studying people who have done what I want and need to do has been extremely helpful.  Learning those things about how to be successful have helped me have positive conversations with family, friends, and coworkers, and those positive conversations I believe have brought more love into the world.  So I say, go on and read those positive books, and have the conversations and take the ACTIONS that will accompany the reading of them.  You’ll be sharing wisdom with the people you care about and helping be a light in their lives and you’ll also be taking action in the direction of your dreams.  In this way you’ll be adding more love into the world.

Serve Your Spouse And Your Children

I realize that not everyone is married with children, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be at some point.  So really this point could serve both those who are married with children, and those that will be in the future.

Today for instance, my wife Megan went out to brunch with her friends.  It was my job to watch the kids.  By watching the kids I was serving my wife.  She was out for a while and so I had to feed the kids lunch.  It was a simple task but one that I did and loved to do.  The smiles on their faces as they ate their chicken nuggets satisfied me.  Really, as I was serving them I was also serving myself as I got to spend quality time with them just dad and the kids.

Simple things like doing the dishes and the laundry can also take some stress off your spouse and make their life a little easier.  Personally, again, I can find doing the dishes and the laundry to be a kind of stress relief so by serving my wife, I’m also serving myself.  It’s a win win, and that’s the kind of deal I love to love.

Give To The Homeless

When a homeless person asks you if you can spare any change, happily give them a dollar or two.  If your reading this, I know you are likely in a position where giving a couple dollars can only help you.

I know myself that sometimes after giving a homeless man money I question whether I did the right thing or not.  Am I only feeding their dependence on other people to survive, further crippling them, or am I helping them?  These questions no longer arise in my mind as I know that I am more fortunate then they are and I have a responsibility to help other people who aren’t as good off as I am.  I care for more than just myself and my own family.  I care for all the people of the world and homelessness is a problem for these people.  The very least I can do is give them a dollar when they ask me.

I believe that by giving to the homeless, and helping those who are less fortunate than we are, we are adding more love into the world.  By caring enough about a perfect stranger to help finance their lives, we are contributing to the overall health of our society.  Whether you agree or disagree with me on this point, I would love to hear what you think in the comments of this post.  Be sure to leave one.

Always Tip Your Delivery Driver

When your ordering food to your house, be sure to always tip.

You don’t have to tip like your wealthy if your not.  But something is always better than nothing.  Your pizza delivery driver works hard to get you fresh hot pizza as fast as possible so reward him with a tip.  I believe tipping shows you care.  If you show you care I believe you are adding more love into this world.  It’s something simple, maybe you already tip well every time you get pizza delivered or have someone make a sub for you, but the practice of giving includes giving to those that are providing a valuable service to you (even if that service is merely delivering a pizza it’s still valuable).  Go ahead and start tipping whenever it’s applicable, and again it’s going to be also a self serving discipline.  What you get is equal to what you give so if you want more, give more.

When You’re Doing Things You Don’t Like, Instead Of Hating It, Practice Gratitude

Practicing gratitude could help you with anything from your job to doing housework.  You can’t be grateful and angry at the same time.  When your doing something you don’t like to do, instead of hating it and cursing the reasons why you have to do it, instead look for things about it that you can be grateful for.

When I’m at work, doing something that I don’t want to do, I simply tell myself “This is what I MUST do, I’m getting paid, so I might as well be happy about doing it”.  In addition to getting paid to do things I don’t like to do, I also get valuable work experience, working with others to get the job done.

Another instance from my life where I practiced gratitude was in doing the dishes.  Instead of thinking, “Well, my wife has been off all day and instead of doing the dishes she went out and ran around”, I think “I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve my family, I don’t have to do these dishes, I GET TO”.

Each day is a blessing and one we should be grateful for.  Instead of thinking that you have to do something, instead think that you “get to” do something.  Not everyone can do what you do, so be grateful your in the unique position to live your life to it’s fullest potential.

Cut Back Or Eliminate The Things That Aren’t Serving Your Greater Purpose

If you want to bring more love into the world, then you can start by loving yourself a little more.  Try and try again to cut back or eliminate the things that aren’t serving your greater purpose.  For me, identifying those things has been easy, but eliminating them has been a real challenge but one worth doing.

I used to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day.  I smoked American Spirits and they cost me about $8.18 a day.  I realized that feeling the way I was feeling because of the smoking wasn’t serving me.  Neither was spending almost $10 a day on the addiction.  So in late November of 2017 I decided again, that it was time to finally quit and replace it with something new.  That new thing was the vaporizer.

From experience I can say that the vaporizer is a lot better for my health and is much much less expensive then buying cigarettes.  So I’m saving my health and I’m keeping more of my hard earned money, and on top of it all I’m still not really sacrificing anything because I still have my nicotine.  The vape helps me get out of the bed in the morning, helps get me through the day, and it helps me sleep.  It has completely taken the place of cigarettes, and I’m very grateful for it.  It’s been a triumph for me eliminating cigarettes, and I give the vape the credit for that.  It’s been really really great using the vape instead of smoking, because it tastes and smells better, I can do it inside, it helps me feel healthier, and I save A LOT of money.  Smoking cigarettes wasn’t serving my greater purpose so I’m glad that I was able to stop.  What could you stop that isn’t serving your greater purpose?

When you start taking better care of yourself, you’ll be better able to take better care of others, hence bringing more love into the world.  So go for it, and cut back or eliminate those things that are causing you pain and misery, and embrace a more empowering life.

Pick Up An Additional Stream Of Income

I read in “Reinvent Yourself” that the average multi-millionaire has an average of 7 different streams of income.  If you want to love yourself, and therefore be able to love your family and others better, it’s time to add another source of income to your life.

By adding another source of income to your life you’ll be better securing yourself and your family in the lean and fat times.  You’ll have more money for yourself and for your family, and you’ll have more money to give to charity.  My grandfather has told me that charity starts at home, so the better you can take care of your family, the better you’re loving them.  The more you do, the more the universe can do for you so don’t delay and pick up those multiple streams of income as fast as you can.  Once you begin to give your family more money, you can look into giving more to charity.  Again, what you get is equal to what you give, so if you want more, give more.

For me, picking up additional streams of income means not only working my day job, but also picking up a second job that I can work nights and weekends.  Along with picking up a second job, having multiple streams of income also means working on this website, commenting on other blogs, writing articles for other sites that link back to my site, and networking with other online entrepreneurs.  From what I understand, that’s what you need to keep doing if you want to earn incomes from your blog.  So that’s what I’m going to do, what are you going to do to earn other streams of income?

Conclusion

If you want to bring more love into the world, start first by loving yourself better.  The more you can love yourself, the better you will be at being able to love others.  Once you’ve got a foundation of self love in place, then you’ll be able to branch out into helping your family better, and then from there you can really start to make an impact on the world.

I’m sure there are many ways you can bring more love into the world, I’ve just listed a few.  Feel free to brainstorm your own ideas and put them into practice in your life.  By loving more, you can start to help change the world for the better.

Here’s to a better world for you, me, our children, and everyone on the planet.

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Blogging For Fun

When you talk about happiness, passion, and joy, one of the things that really lights me up is blogging.

I love to blog.  It gives me something constructive to do.  It helps me pass the time in a way that could lead me to more money.  More importantly it helps me pass the time in a way that could help other people.

So this post is about blogging for fun.  It’s my take on blogging for fun and how it can help you in all areas of your life.

Holiday Work

So I’ve just finished my second year working the holidays at my day job.  They worked me 60 hours a week, and I worked 2 weeks with only one day off which was Christmas day.  That gives me something to blog about.

I did get 2 bonuses, one for Thanksgiving, and one for Christmas, and I’m deeply grateful for them, even though they weren’t really large bonuses.  They were something though, so I’m grateful.

Working the holiday is part of why I haven’t been blogging regularly.  I would get up at 8 am and have to be at work by 9, and I wouldn’t get off until 7 or 8pm.  This left me only enough time to drink 3 beers, have something to eat, and take a shower before going straight to bed.  So the blogging, because of the holiday has suffered.

At this point it’s not going to suffer anymore.  I’m going to make the time to work on my blog everyday so I can increase my traffic and get Adsense up on my site so I can start collecting my first few dollars from this website.  Really, that’s my starting point in creating an income from this site, so there’s no time like the present to get to writing.

The holiday work was great, although a little challenging.  I’m going to get my best paycheck of the year really soon, and I’ll be happy I put in all those hours.  Right now I’m enjoying the first day of a 4 day weekend, my first real break from the store in two weeks.  I’m grateful that I can ring in the New Year at home with my family and I can relax and be at ease for a time.  It’s going to get really busy for me, as I’m on the verge of picking up a second job, so it’s going to take a lot of discipline to keep blogging but I’m going to do it.

Christmas 2017

Working so many hours during Thanksgiving and Christmas really take all the fun out of the holidays.  I worked 10 days straight and got a day off on Christmas that I spent running around to relatives’ houses.  I did get some gifts which was nice and I’m grateful for that, not to mention the kids got a lot of stuff, but I was exhausted and just wanted to be at home sleeping.  So I was extremely busy leading up to Christmas, and I spent Christmas day running around so I got no rest.  As I mentioned I’m currently on a 4 day weekend, so this is my first break where I can get some real rest.  I’m grateful for this 4 day weekend.

All in all, Christmas was great, work and all.  We had enough money to buy each other some gifts, although I felt like I didn’t give enough to other family members, and I want to make it a point to give everyone a gift next year, no matter what it takes.  It just doesn’t feel good at Christmas unless you have a gift to give to your family.  So I’m going to make that change next year.

Family Life At Home

Things are good with my family at home.  My wife, Meg and our kids, Cali and Charlie are happy.  I’m happy.  I get to have a few beers everyday, I’ve ditched my smoking habit for vaping which is working out, I’m in the process of picking up a second job, I’m reading books and keeping my journal, today I’ve started drawing in a sketch book my grandmother gave me for Christmas, and I’m eating lots of food.  Really, because of Christmas, I’ll have more money than I can spend before I get paid again.  So things are going very nicely in the present, and the future is only going to make my life even better (by leaps and bounds).  Really, as far as family life goes, I don’t really get to see them often.  Either I’m working, or they are out doing things.  That’s just the way the story goes right now.  Really, I’m better off working anyways as I’ve got a sizeable debt to pay (which will get paid in full).

Picking Up A Second Job

As it turns out, there is a pizza place that is hiring and in order to get the job, all I need to do is furnish my driving record.  When I talked to the hiring manager and told him my background at the ham store, he spoke like I would be a good fit for the place.  I’m sure I could get at least another 20 hours a week or more working there.  That would really help me out.  Not to mention it would be a great experience working two jobs for the first time in my life.  I would do it for my family, I would do it so I could get out of debt in a timely manner, and I would do it so I could save more money so we could get serious about moving into a house that would be big enough for all of us.  Not that a second job is the only way to get more money, but it’s one way, and one way that I’m getting serious about.

Winning The Lottery On Christmas Day

My wife bought me 6 scratch off tickets for Christmas and hung them on a tiny Christmas tree and gave them to me.  The beauty is that I won on 4 out of 6.  If you take into account the odds of winning that much, I can confidently say I beat the odds.  In the end I won $22 but I celebrated winning on those tickets like it was a massive jackpot.  I was very pleased to win so much and I know it’s because of what I’ve been doing with my free time that allowed the universe to deliver to me those wins.  Never mind what those things I’ve been doing are, just know that I’m doing something and I’m starting to see positive results.  It’s only a matter of time before I win that massive jackpot and enjoy all the wonderful things that come along with it.  For now though, I’m happy even without a massive jackpot win.  I have food and drink, a job, a family, books, a journal, a blog, guitars, a computer, the internet, and air to breathe.  The list of things I’m grateful for RIGHT NOW goes on and on and on and on.

Blogging For Fun

To be honest, I’ve been struggling with ideas on how I can help people with my blog.  At first I thought it would be about personal development, then I wanted to make it a happiness blog, and then I wanted it to be about how one can get more money.  Now I’ve settled back on a personal development blog, and this post and the ones to come will be me just writing for fun.

I love writing.  The creative power of words fascinates me.  How one can write one’s own story and then try to live it is amazing.  It’s great for self improvement, goal setting, and gives one something constructive to do with free time.  It beats just sitting on the couch drinking.  The busier you are, as Mike Dooley says, the more opportunity you give the universe the chance to deliver to you what you want.  So I do my absolute best to try and stay as busy as possible.  Part of that busyness is blogging for fun.

When I get enough traffic through my daily posts to earn an Adsense account, where Google recognizes my blog as a blog worth putting advertisements on, I will begin to collect the money that I desire.  More than that, by writing everyday, I will improve myself.  More than that, by writing useful content, I will help others to improve their lives as well.  It’s a win win win.

I have a little email list that currently has 8 subscribers that I’m going to mail this little gem out to.  If they want to participate, I would encourage them to leave a comment.  If you would like to join the list so you can get my posts delivered right to your inbox when I have a new one, then please do join.  It’s totally free and you have nothing to lose.  You can only win by being on my email list, so join here now.  You’ll also get a free ebook!  Blogging for fun can also be about building a business from scratch.

I’ve been at this blogging business for a while now and with the results I get, I wouldn’t keep doing it unless I loved it.  I love writing.  I love the power of words.  Writing about my life excites me because I get to write the truth of how things are going, which is phenomenal.  Everyday, every breath is a miracle, and miracles in my life never cease.  Everyday I have the chance to make more of myself than I was yesterday and I seize that opportunity with power and confidence.  Things are great and they are only going to get better, it doesn’t matter who’s the president.

Blogging is a passion of mine, and I do it to help other people.  Sure, there are some things I want to improve upon (like my income), but writing for free to help other people is something that I know is going to move me in the direction of getting more of what I want.  I encourage you to leave in the comments of this post what it is you want, and what you are going to do TODAY that is going to be your baby step in the direction of making that a reality.  One of my goals is to live in a mansion with it’s own pool and the baby step I took today in that direction was to write this post.  I hope it’s served you in helping you to realize that blogging can be fun, and if you follow your heart, you can successfully work on your dreams.

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A Review Of 2018

Hello good people of the world.

This post is about what happened in 2018, written as if it’s already happened.  I will outline all of the things that I will do that will reflect my best year ever.  This post was written before 2018 even started, and when I look back on the year after it’s over, I would like to say that I’ve done these things.  I’m highly optimistic that 2018 will be the best year I’ve ever had, and these are the reasons why.

Lots and Lots of Hugs and Kisses From My Wife and Children

Yes, I’m married with children.  Though sometimes it can be stressful, they are a great blessing in my life.  When looking back on my life though, there are times when my wife and I, not to mention the kids, got out the door without a good bye hug and kiss.  Now that 2018 has past I can say that in this year, I got the most hugs and kisses from my wife and kids that I have ever received.  This was the foundation of making 2018 my best year ever.  As far as hugs and kisses from my family goes, 2018 was my best year to date.  It’s only going to get better from here on out.

I Went The Entire Year Without Calling Out Of Work Once

Suiting up and showing up, I think, is one of the most important things you can do when your working on your dream life.  In 2018, never once did I call out of work.  I suited up and showed up everyday, and my paychecks reflected that.  I was more respected at work, and at home, I was better able to take care of my responsibilities, and I felt better about life.  Part of making 2018 my best year ever was to mature, and suiting up and showing up everyday, reliably, was a big step on my path to growth.  I’m so happy that I did my job without fail, and capitalized on the opportunity to earn more money.  By never calling out of work in 2018, I helped make that year by best year to date.

I Picked Up A Second Job

I was doing well at my job in 2017, but in 2018 it was time for me to use some of my free time to earn more money.  I picked up a second job.  I worked my first job 5 days a week, and when I was done working my first job, I went to my second job.  I was doing about 30 hours a week at my first job, and another 20 hours a week at my second job.  The work experience fortified me and taught me how to earn more.  I had more opportunity to communicate with people, and this led me to capitalizing on more opportunity to pass out my website’s business cards.  This led to more traffic to my website, and more subscribers to my email list.  Getting a second job in 2018 has taught me how to be a responsible adult, and how to pay my debts.  Getting a second job is part of what made 2018 my best year ever.

I Saved Over $2,400 Dollars That I Kept All Year

In 2018 I faithfully put $200 a month into my savings account.  I never touched that money.  It was holy money.  Now that it’s 2019 I have over $2,400 in my savings accounts.  It’s a great feeling to know that I was able to stick to a budget, and never had to dip into my savings accounts to just get bye.  I am so much richer now that I’ve learned those valuable life lessons in saving money.  It’s only a matter of time before I knock it out of the park and can say I live life in wealth and abundance.  I can say that in 2018 I learned the principles that will serve me for the rest of my life, and will lead me to that dreamed of life of wealth and abundance.  Saving over $2,400 in 2018 was part of making it the best year I’ve ever had.

I Reduced My Credit Card Balance By Over $7,000

Working my day job, and working a second job allowed me to pay $800 towards my credit card bill every month.  After I took into account interest, I reduced my bill by $600 a month, every month.  By the end of 2018 my credit card balance was reduced from $16,600 to $9,600.  That’s real progress!  Now that I’ve laid the principles down in 2018 for getting out of debt and building real wealth, I’m more than confident I will be able to get my credit card balance to $0.00 in less than 2 years.  Reducing my credit card balance by $7,000 was a real triumph for me, and it’s part of what made 2018 my best year ever.

I Made My First Dollar Off My Website

I couldn’t be happier that in 2018 I made my first dollar off my website.  I’ve been running my blog for 2.5 years and in 2018 I made my first dollar.  Earning money on the internet has been a long time dream of mine and now I can say that I’ve done it.  I’ve made my first dollar off being an internet entrepreneur!  Now that I’ve added this to my list of accomplishments, I know that there’s nothing stopping me from creating a 6 figure business and living the life of my dreams.  By earning my first dollar online in 2018 I broke thru, and that’s part of what made 2018 my best year to date.

Summing up 2018

To sum it up, 2018 has been my best year to date.  I loved my family, I worked hard and reaped the benefits, I kept the most money I’ve ever managed to keep, I made substantial progress in paying off my debt, and I broke thru as an internet entrepreneur.  It’s been my best year to date, and I have no doubts that in 2019 I’m going to do even better.

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How Do I Improve When I Have Schizophrenia?

The simple answer is instead of visualizing yourself dying, visualize yourself getting better.

The simple question “how do I improve?” is a powerful one.

It will take your mind away from killing yourself and put it to use doing something constructive.

That all depends on your answers to the question “how do I improve?”.

For me I would like to stop smoking and drinking, maybe limit myself to one glass of red a day, and quit cigarettes.  But right now that seems like a far off dream.

But I want to make it happen rapidly so that I can save enough money to start selling on commission again.

You see, that’s where I made a mistake in my past.  I sold while paying my expenses with a credit card.  This time I don’t want to repeat that mistake, so I’m going to save three months of pay and when I have that I’m going to make the jump into commission.  It could really make this blog come alive!

I no doubt would be working more, but I really would have the opportunity to make a lot more.

I read today on a Craigslist ad that one of this companies top earners made $200,000 last year.  And being the way I am I want to be a top earner too.  So I figure that’s the kind of money I’m looking at if I’m successful in my next commission job.

That would be way up from $20,000.

That would be the kind of money I’m talking about.

Once you’ve made that kind of money, you have GOT to know how to improve and make it even better.  On your way to being a multi millionaire.

All through smarts.

And I think books are vital.

I don’t read enough.

I’m always writing.

But I’m going to get back into it, and order some more books on sales.  I want to learn more and become better.  Filled with MORE knowledge.

I just think that’s the way it should be done.

And I’m a successful schizophrenic.  Successful in the way that I earn an income working an hourly job.  And I get promoted at this job.  I am now their salesperson.

I really am making the most of my time at my job.  I doing well.  And I hear voices everyday.  When I try to stop smoking the voices and the visions of people talking to me become more intense.

So I smoke because it’s easier to live.

But I know it’s not good for me, so I’m trying to stop.

I’m only 32 so I figure with modern medicine I should still have a pretty long life ahead of me.

With my own self, taking care of myself, I should be fine.  And so will my family.  They will be fine.

I think I got these promotions at my job by asking myself the question how do I improve?.  And I even told my bosses I was schizophrenic and was trying to stop smoking and drinking.  They liked talking to me.  They say they trust me.

And they must because they send me out with no leads and 16 box lunches to deliver to local businesses.  For free!  I’m giving away two free box lunches to each place I stop at.  That’s my job.

But I figure this blog can only help me develop myself and become a better salesman and ultimately make more money and help more people.

Because in all honesty I’ve thought about it, and I have ways I could make money off this blog, but they are just going to take time.  And I could probably make more money working a commission sales job in a short period of time, then trying to sell ebooks and rock and roll albums.

Although I want to do both.

Really I just have to get incredibly busy.  I’ve got my ebook that needs editing, I’ve got rock and roll songs to write.  I’ve got this blog to keep up with.  I STILL am trying to write for 90 days straight.  So far I’ve taken quite a few days off.

But I’m still writing and I will try to write everyday until the end of July.  That would be something like doing it for 90 days.  I say that would be good for anyone.  I know it’s good for me and this blog.

More content the better.

Even if it’s not your best stuff, your still doing something.  Your still TRYING to add value.  Your working on your masterpiece.  And some of your posts really hit the nail on the head.  You’ve just got to keep doing it.  You’ve just got to keep rocking it.

But my boss told me that if we make more money then we’re supposed to this summer, as a result of my sales calls, I might be looking at another promotion.  At least that’s what I got out of it.  All I know is that I just want to do my job well and do it better than the best I can do it.

I told my boss today, that I just tried to enjoy the ride.  I figure if I’m enjoying talking to people and giving away free lunches, then that will rub off on the people I talk to.  And they will have a better experience.  A free lunch and a good feeling.

And that kind of work pays off.  People buy and tip when you do those kinds of things.  And some of them don’t just buy once, they buy several times.

But selling again on commission, well I could fall flat on my face again.  The way I see it is, that won’t matter.  What does matter is that I did it the right way.  I saved enough money to not work for 3 months, and try commission selling again, and if it didn’t work after 3 months then I could go back to my old job.  Because I gave them notice of course.

So really there would be nothing to lose and everything to gain.  The next step for me is to save diligently until I get to the point where I can do something like that.

And you bet I would buy some nice clothes, maybe even a couple new suits.  If I stopped smoking and drinking I would save an incredible amount of money and could afford to do this much more easily.

That’s the trick.  I’m a schizophrenic and the voices disturb me when I’m not smoking so I smoke.  It’s really very screwy.  Relying on something to make you happy.  I would probably learn a lot if I could ever get myself to quit.  God help me, at some point I will.

And live my life more in balance.

But I figure the best thing I can do in the meantime is to blog.  People are reading my work and commenting on it.  I’m doing a good job with this blog.  I want to keep putting the good work into it so it blossoms into something beautiful.  What that will be at this point I don’t know.  It could just be a mission of personal development.

But I could really stand to make a profit off of my work.  I’ve just got to figure out a way to do that.  I guess I’m going to have to start writing another ebook.  Another one, and one I could sell. Whether it be a commission sales job or this blog I’m going to make a lot of money doing something.  My $20,000.00 a year gig is not all there is for me.

I’m not afraid of hard work.  I’ll write until I bleed if I have to.  In fact that’s the only way I want it.  I WANT it to be a labor of love.  So I’ve just got to keep doing it and make a masterpiece of it.

Some folks say I write about nothing.  But I think I write for you to take action and improve your life.  I think my writing could be the catalyst for you to take a walk or a run and that would make your life better.  Either run out what you just read or savor the material and let it make you rich.

Either way I’m a busy guy.

So how do you improve when your a schizophrenic?

I say when your voices start telling you to die, you simply change your focus to how you can improve your life right now and take action on those thoughts.

Work, blog, spend time with your family, do housework, clean, write in your journal, read a book, exercise, eat something that’s good for you.  Do something right in your life.

And if you are a schizophrenic, don’t forget to shower and shave.  It will be good for you to keep up on your hygiene.  And don’t forget to floss.

How do you take action and improve?

Ask yourself that question for the next 24 hours and see what happens to you.

See if you want to keep asking yourself that question.

I do, and I hope you will too.

When I ask myself that question it leads me to how I can improve this blog…

Get my picture up, offer a freebee for getting on my list, editing my ebook, writing another e book, one I could sell, and that’s a lot for starters.  I could also get off my blog and start commenting on other blogs and putting my website on other websites.

All things I plan to do now that I’m going to reel back the drinking and smoking.

You’ll be getting a better quality of work from me, I’m sure, as each day that passes I get better.  I really think I can make it blogging.  I’m going to keep doing it for the rest of my life and see what happens.

Or maybe not the rest of my life, maybe just for the next 8 years.  I’ve already got 2 years into it, I figure I’ll go another 8 and make it 10 and see what I have then.  If I don’t have a successful business by then, maybe I’ll just hang it up or just blog for fun.

But the way I see it is, I’ll probably have a six figure income from this blog in the time it takes to save enough to start a commission sales job.  And I’ll have plenty of money to start with another network marketing company if I want.  The future does look pretty good.

All because I found a job, thanks to my brother, who I love and am grateful for.

And that job lets me do everything I do.  Without it I would have nothing.  So suiting up and showing up is no problem for me.

And if more mild schizophrenics like me, took the attitude of positivity and made the most of what they were doing, the world would be a better place for schizophrenics and others alike.  I’m just an example of ONE mild schizophrenic who is becoming part of the community.

Not just laying on the couch listening to the voices.

But actively contributing to society.  Earning an income and paying taxes.

Helping to keep everything running.

And I know not all schizophrenics can do that.  But to those of you who WANT to work, just know you can.  You CAN find a job where your boss likes you and wants you to succeed.  You CAN find a job where you can get promotions and feel like your growing in your professional life.  You CAN WRITE! and keep a list of all the things that are happening to you, to let the world know you are alive and kicking and things are getting better.

This can be done.  I know you and I can do this.  We can work, we can blog, we can take care of ourselves and help to take care of our families.  It can be a very beautiful life.  Take action and take control of your life now and start writing.

You will be happy you did.

Thanks for reading,

As always, take care,

Jesse Creel

How Can I Support My Family The Best That I Know How…

Family…

It can drive us, it can push us to succeed.  It can unravel us.  It can hold us together.  We can weather the storms with our families and take comfort in their presence.  We love them.  They are the most important people in the world to us.  And we have to work for them so that they have everything they need to be a success.

Family can make us.  If we can adjust to having sex with just one woman for the rest of our lives, we can really do some good in the world.  Just imagine, that when you jerk off, you only jerk off to your wife.  Images of your wife and what she COULD do to you.  For you.  I say that would make for a healthy ride.

Why visualize other women?

In my experience that only leads to nightmares.  Nightmares of asses and roast beef.  So I say stay clean.  Have sex with your wife and when you jerk off think of her.

But this post is about supporting your family the best you know how.  I am a schizophrenic, and I was diagnosed as a result of my inability to function in the workplace.  I thought I had cancer.

As it turns out I do not have cancer, and I hear voices in my head.  Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it bad, but any way it comes, I’ve learned to love it.

And because I’ve had so much trouble in the workplace at one point I was a pretty sorry excuse for a husband and a dad.  I was contributing nothing and taking money from my wife.  I’ve since got my act somewhat together and am now giving my wife money.

But it hadn’t always been that way.

The way I see it, my wife has had it pretty good with me being an influence on her life.  And she took on the burden of having me go on a sales/debt/network marketing binge after I lost my job, not knowing what to do, and she loved me the whole way through.

I didn’t think she was loving me, but she was.

And now it’s time to repay the debt.  It’s time for me to make something of myself.  How do you contribute to your family?  By doing the very best that you can.  You can do it!

And I have been repaying the debt.  I’ve given her 150 a few times, 200 once, and 100.  Not much but it was enough to buy her tires and insurance for the tires, and an alignment, without her having to do anything.

Anything but wait.

She came with me and the wait for them to put the tires on and do the alignment was 3 hours.  They said it was going to be an hour and a half, so it was a long wait.

But we got it done, the tires are on there, and I paid for it.

And I’m going to keep giving her money.

I just got a bonus that after taxes I got 415 dollars, and I could have kept that money to myself, but I told her, celebrated, and gave her 100 dollars.  I put 200 on my credit card.  The rest I saved for her birthday present, and I bought a book.

But really, I’m barely making it through.  The problem is cigarettes, and if I didn’t buy cigarettes I would probably be able to live within my means.  But the credit card is there and I fell to the temptation to spend on it, when I didn’t have the money to back it up.

It was so freeing to spend that money.  And I learned a lot from doing that.  Probably one of the biggest lessons of my life.  Credit should be used to make more money, and you should never just lose money.

For instance, if I bought a list on my credit card, say from Aweber, that would be a good investment in myself, that could return a profit.  I could make money from having a list!  That would be an instance where the credit card would serve you well.

But buying cigarettes and alcohol on credit is when your losing money.  Sure, you may be having a good time, but you gotta ask yourself… is it worth it?

How many hours would I have to work to pay off that debt?

How does that feel?  Still want to do the same thing?

I’ve done it, and let me tell you, it doesn’t feel good.  Nor does it help you support your family.  So really, I guess that’s an example of what NOT to do.

I do think a glass of wine a day is good for you, maybe even two.  And that a cigarette a day isn’t going to hurt you.  You could save money by not buying either, but don’t you want to enjoy yourself a little?

All I know is that me personally, I could really use a break.  Some sort of financial windfall that helped me get out of debt, and into a better place with my family.

I’m supporting my family to some degree, but I definitely want to improve and earn more.  I think that’s going above and beyond doing the best you can for your family.

Work on yourself harder than you do at your job, and you’ll be fine.  That’s what I say.

So you may do what you can for your family with what you’ve been given, but you want more and so what?  What are you going to do about it?

I propose we blog and write ebooks.  Maybe come up with a series of videos we sell.  Get into the information market and provide more value there than anyone else is giving.

If your doing well at your hourly job, be hungry for God’s sake, and want to do more.  More for your family.  Buy them a house and a college education.  Do well for them, get them off to a good start.  The rest is up to them, but they better do good.

But I say that the best we can do is be a great example for our children.  To help lead them up the path of life.  So don’t you want to become more valuable?  Don’t you want to create something that provides more value to the reader than anything they’ve ever read?  Or at least in the league with the best they’ve ever read.

Because of the few, there are many who are good examples.  You just have to become one of those people.  And I propose you can do that by reading good or great books and writing a blog and e books.

It’s simple really.  If you want to support your family in a way that realizes your dreams, you’ve just got to become more valuable.  And the best way I’ve found to become more valuable is to READ.

So that’s what I suggest.  You READ.  And read fast.  Read as much as you can, as fast as you can.  Even if that means taking notes on what you’ve read, and slowing yourself down a little to absorb more.

This may come as common sense, but I think it bears an exclamation point.  Read!  I try to read as much as I can.  I read for 2 hours today.  It’s the weekend so I have more time, but I try to read at least a half hour a day.

And I think the world would be a better place if more people read a half hour a day.  At least that’s what I propose.  Even the average hourly worker.

I think they would move up in the company, and be more valuable, and live better personal lives as a result of them reading just a half hour a day.

That is, of course, as long as they were reading books on personal development and self improvement.

Because, I propose that is what you have to read if you want to become more valuable.  And when you have a family, money is important.  And the more valuable you can become, the more the opportunity for you to increase your income.

So I focus on improvement, and it’s working, even though I’m a schizophrenic.  That’s part of the reason I believe this stuff can be done by anyone anywhere in the world.

Work your hourly job, do the best for your family that you can at the time, write your blog, work on your e books.  Be stable and work towards a better future.  It will take time no doubt, and I almost want to tell you you could do it in 90 days.

But really it takes years, if you haven’t started yet, to make any money at all on the internet.  You have to establish yourself, and create an audience.  That’s about the stage I’m at now, but I’m a leading learner, and I’m reporting on how I’m doing as I go.  I think it could help people improve.

And how I’m doing now is that I’m getting a lot of comments on 2 of my posts, and I’m creating some engagement with the beginnings of my audience.

The comments, a lot are trash, just to be honest.  There are some that approve of what I do and encourage it, there are one or two haters, and there is a lot of spam.  I love it all.  I’m in love with doing this.  With being a part of the internet.  God Bless America and God Bless the World.

But you can only do what’s best for you and your family.  We can’t control when the world is going to end.  We can only seek to improve.  And with reading and writing, I think we are well equipped to do just that.  Improve.

That and a lot of hard work.

But I propose that if your smart you can work now and get paid later, and then you can relax.  Enjoy the profits.  That’s what I say.

I do however live by the principle that one should die with their boots on.  Never stop doing what you do.  Do it to your dying day.  David Bowie died just last year, and he had just made a new album!  He died with his boots on.  I plan to write until I’m dead.  See what comes of it.  See if I make an impression.  I propose that YOU can make an impression.  I propose that YOU can be one of the few who succeeds and makes millions of dollars.  Maybe there’s even a potential billionaire out there reading this right now.  Whatever your goals, just know that I support you in living a better quality of life.  I support you in improving.  I support you in reading and writing.  I believe it’s good for the human race.  For the world.  Just do your best to be the most valuable you can be, and see where it takes you.

Why don’t you see if you can become the most valuable person in the world?

That’s what I propose, and a few of you, I believe will do it.  You WILL BE the most valuable person in the world to a lot of different people.  To many, many, many, many people.  Just self educate, and write your blog, and write your books.  I believe the rest will follow.  The wealth.  Become the most valuable person in the world, and receive the money.  As the most valuable person in the world, you will probably give away most of your fortune to good causes, that is of course, after your family is taken care of.

So just do the best you can for your family now, and strive to do more for them in the future.  That’s the lesson I’ve learned from being in a bad place and doing the wrong things with mine.  Fortunately for you, now that you’ve read this post, you don’t have to take money from your family because you have no motivation to work.  You can skip that part, and build your future, not waste any time, and improve and become more valuable now, instead of wasting your twenties trying to figure it out.

So my advice to you is to go buy your name as a domain and start your first blog post today.  Then build.  Then improve.  Then become more valuable.  Make a career out of it.  Make it on the internet.  You can do it!

The point is now that you’ve read this to go TAKE ACTION and provide a better life for your family.  Sure, do the best that you can, but work to make your best a little better each day.  You can do it!  I believe in you!  Just for God’s sake, do the right thing.  Don’t cheat, and don’t steal.  Do good and have good done to you.

Thanks for reading.

Jesse Creel

Value Based Writing For Those Who Want To Improve

And isn’t that all of us… Those who want to improve.

I say the way to improvement is to read books and keep a journal, and most importantly to experience everyday life.

Right now I work hourly and collect my pay.  I’m moving up and becoming a salesperson, and that’s great but as Jim Rohn put it “Work harder on yourself than you do at your job”.

So that’s what I do.  I read and write and keep notes.  It’s hard to put into words how that learning can help you, but I believe it does.  You just have to keep the faith.  Your learning will help you.  So that’s what I do, I learn.

But as they say, experience is the best teacher.  And I get experience at my hourly job.  So that is my best teacher right now.  I hope that this blog becomes my best teacher and that I have an impact on millions of people, but that is yet to come.  Right now the best I can do is work hourly and collect my pay, and learn and read and write in my free time.  So that’s what I do.  It’s simple really, do the thing and you will have the power, so Ralph Waldo Emerson says.

The value here is to tell you, you can do it!  You can be a success at your hourly job and you can be a success writing a blog.  It can be done!  And you can do it too!  You just have to try and try harder and work towards your dreams.  I don’t know that I will ever make a million dollars off of one of my ebooks, but I can try!  I can write it and let the words do the work for me!  And you can do it too!  You just have to try!  And like my boss says at my hourly job, you have to do MORE than just try! You have to DO IT!  So that’s my plan, and that’s what I’m doing right now as your reading this, I’m making it happen.

And you can do it too!  Be inspired to take action in your life and become a success in whatever your doing.  Whether that be working your hourly job, whether that be becoming a success in sales, whether that be becoming a success with your blog and ebook, I’m here to help you.  I want you to succeed.  Take your coffee and drink it, and feel good that your in good company that is really interested in your success.

And if you really want to go over the top, and become a public speaker, then make a video and put it on your blog.  That’s one thing I learned from going “all in” at the Empower Network.  Make videos and put them on your blog.  You’ll learn from them and they will make you into a good public speaker.  You may not please everybody from the start, in fact you may have a very rocky road, but you will learn and you will become better.  So just do it.  You will have the power.  I trust you.  I want you to learn.  Become better, and have a better impact on the world.  You can do it!

Right now I’m writing this and I’ve had a couple of beers and now I’m drinking a glass of wine.  I’m also struggling with quitting cigarettes.  Sometimes they make me feel great, other times they make me feel terrible.  But I figure that with enough income I can live whatever lifestyle I want, whether that be a lifestyle of drinking and smoking or not.  I would be able to do it if I made enough money.  So I’ve got to make more money if I want to drink and smoke.  Otherwise, I’ll have to quit and just work my hourly job and pay my bills.  Pay my bills over time and get debt free.  That’s my ticket, or my ticket is to write this blog, add value to a massive number of people and then make my money that way.  Chances are I would make a lot more money that way than just working an hourly job.  So I’m going for it.  And I want you to know that if your doing it too, I’m in it with you.  I’m in it for the long haul.  I know success doesn’t happen overnight, so I’m willing to work for it.  And work hard I will.  It just takes time.  So time I will give it.  And I know that if I keep learning, and keep working on my blog, that if I keep adding value, people will be attracted to me and want to buy things from me.  That’s my ticket and that’s what I’m working towards.  I hope the same for you.

Because with the age of the internet, anything is possible.  Yes the climate is getting warmer and it’s nice but it’s also scary… are we effecting things in a way we can’t reverse?  Are we doing something wrong as a whole?  All I know is that you can only do what YOU can do, and you can’t put the whole of society on your shoulders and say it’s my fault.  Because it’s not, it’s just our evolution.  And if our evolution is to destroy our planet and everything in it, then so be it.  We’ve had a good run and can’t expect to live forever.  On the other hand we can learn to improve and become better, which is what I’m striving towards.  We can eat less meat, smoke less cigarettes, drink less wine, and live a better life.  That’s what I say, become better.

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better” -Jim Rohn

Because that’s what you’ve got to do, and by God we will do it.  We will become better, we will succeed.  We will be the best versions of ourselves.  And that’s what this website is about.  It’s about improving people’s lives.  It’s about making the best of what we have.  It’s about taking that best of what we have and making it better.  It’s about taking more from life than life has initially given you.  And it’s about giving.  It’s about giving more of yourself, and doing everything you can to have an impact on people in a positive way.  To influence people to TAKE ACTION and make positive change in their lives.  Please TAKE ACTION NOW.

It’s all about making your life better.  If that means doing the dishes, then do the dishes.  If you have laundry to do, do the laundry.  If you have to take the trash out, don’t hesitate or wait, take the trash out now.  If it means you have to go to work and do your hourly job, then go to work on time and do your hourly job.  If it means you have to write a blog post to inspire the world, the write the God blessed blog post that is going to inspire the world.  Just do the thing.  You will be happy you did.  You will leave a legacy for the rest of the world to know who you were and what you stood for.  I just went on a walk today and this is what I found.

I was thinking about my values because I want to live a value based lifestyle.  I want my values to guide my actions.  I don’t want to act on my impulses anymore.  So I wanted to think of the top 4 values in my life.  This is what I came up with:

  1. Health
  2. Love
  3. Growth
  4. Success

I think these are good values to live by and want to live by them myself.  So that means little to no smoking, and continuing self education until I succeed.

These are just the values I want to live by, you can come up with your own.  You may want adventure, freedom, security, or whatever.  There are alot of values you could come up with, you have to choose your own.  I just thought that for me, this was a good starting point.

The point here is you’ve got to read good books on personal development to get these kinds of lessons.  You’ve got to think and keep a journal so you can write down your own list of values and know what they are so you can live by them.  And not just your values, but how you can work hourly, how you can sell, and how you can blog… and how you can write ebooks.  Because that’s what were after right?  We want to make a million dollars selling our first ebook.  And God help me I will show you the way.  I’ve just got to do it first.  But I believe it can be done, and I’m here to be a leading learner, and show you my results as I go.  Right now, I’m getting comments and getting twitter followers.  I know that anyone else can do the same.  Now I’m set on selling an ebook and making millions of dollars, and when that happens the blog posts I make will be of a different tune.  For now, they are for inspiration, they are for your enlightenment, they are for your pleasure.  As I think they will be after I make my first million.  And trust me, I will make a million dollars on the internet, or much much more.  It’s coming the time when this is going to happen.  Trust me, I’m going to make it happen.  Just wait and see.  Like Jack White said in his “ball and a biscuit” song…. I’m the seventh son, and you might not care about me now, but you will by the time I’m done.

So I leave you with that.

Take care of yourself, and good luck in life,

Jesse Creel

Flashbanc, The Credit Card Processing Sales Job

So I have the plan of using this website to attract buyers to go in with me on their credit card processing needs.  Their not in a rush to make a decision, they have my card which has the name of this website on it.  Here they can find out all about me who I am and what I stand for.  Basically what the customer needs to know is that their GOING to save money and their GOING to feel good doing it.

Like the blues songs I play, I only know one progression so I play the same thing over and over again and do it just to rant lyrics off at the top of my head because well I enjoy doing that.  It’s my passion.  Or one of them.  Sales is another.  Especially the sale, gets you excited.  I’m talking about lots of sales…. a career’s worth of them.  I can do it part time marketing with Flashbanc.  If I get to making enough money I might even be able to quit my day job and go full time marketing.  Expand and grow.  Spend the nite in a hotel and write it off on the taxes.  Travel.  That’d be fun.  And isn’t that part of the reason we’re all in this, for fun.

I only know one joke.  Why does snoop dogg have an umbrella?

Fo Drizzle.

But I can spin that joke of perfectly.  I did it just the other day.  He laughed a little, not really into it though, he’s my brother and he got me the job i currently have so he’s not really into anything I do but working and not thinking about the lottery.  Working has been going pretty good though.  I’m earning a steady paycheck and paying off my credit card.  I’m worth it to you to buy from because I’ve paid my dues.  Because I market myself, because you get value from me.  Or this could be a pile of shit to you, that all depends on how you apprechiate your works. And my works are these writings, my recordings, my job, now sales, I’m adding to the things I’m doing so I have more to do with my time.  And I think I’ll enjoy going out to business parks and malls to meet with business owners.  No matter who they are though, their getting my card and my website.  Not to mention my phone number if they want to set up a meeting.

But I could let it get me down that I’m schizophrenic, and that I hear voices that tell me to die, that I don’t make much money,  that we don’t have a house big enough for our family, and my wife has to work.  But instead I’m going to pull the positive from my situations and make the best of it the best way I know how.  Get out there and use my other 15 hours to make cold calls and visit shopping malls and the severna park plaza where I work.  I think I’ll start there and work my way around the world.  At least the US.  Big dream.  I need a nice hunk of cash for the house I’m dreaming about living in.  That a few other things and some charity and I’d be good.  I think I would still do something to make more money even if I did win the lottery.  Selling something.  I tried writing a book but it became too personal and really just became a day by day diary.  Here I have a purpose, and that is to gain your trust so that you will be comfortable putting your credit card processing needs in my hands and in the competent hands of my boss Ron.  Get in touch with me, I can get you in touch with Ron, and Ron will work his magic.  Save you some money, make sure your up to date on everything, and provide a feel good experience.  He really knows how to listen to people, Ron.  He’d chat with you all day if you wanted.  He is a busy guy though so sometimes he’s got to go.  That’s been my experience so far.

But I told him all about how I was a schizophrenic.  He told me he was sorry about that how I heard voices that were telling me to die.  That didn’t deter him from encouraging me though.  And encouraging he was.  He wants to make some money. Make a lot of money.  And improve the quality of lives of the people who give you the money.  Ron said that was the name of the game and you better believe it.  And I could be the one to help you put more money in your wallet.  Who doesn’t want that?

Someone who’s busy… can’t get ahold of the business owners.  They don’t have time.  When can I come back.  When would be a better time… The thoughts go through my head.  The marketing.  How am I going to get business owners on the phone with Ron.  The answer to that question I think is simple…. Go in, ask if their there… be wearing a suit, if their there ask to speak with them, if their not leave a message, or promise to come back, and leave a card.  Repeat.  Over and over again.  Until the sale comes.  Break the ice, first one.  Maybe it’ll be Honeybaked Ham where I work now.  I plan on asking them.  It’s a secret.   I don’t know if my work will want to buy credit card processing machines from me knowing I’m a schizophrenic.  Just like you… I don’t know if your going to discriminate on me or not.  It happens, but most people are nice about it.  They mostly don’t mind or think that it’s interesting.  But I work for you.  I work for your readership.  I work for the sales.  I work for the music.  I work for the creativity.  I love sales, it really gets me in the mood to write.  The promise of a better life.  I still haven’t given up on the dream of making it on my own.  Ron said full time average sales rep makes 50,000 dollars a year.  If I got to really closing some deals, I mean, really getting in front of people, getting them to my stuff, convincing them they want to work with me, because I put in the work… I might be able to do this full time.  And that would be a step up in pay, a step up in work discipline a step up in status… it would be a win win.

But really, I think it’s time to get back into the game and sell.  Sell credit card processing services.  Save people money and make them feel good.  Work part time at Honeybaked Ham… Been there for a year next month.  Ready to do something else with my spare time.  Tried playing guitar, couldn’t do it in front of a crowd anymore… I forget all the words to the songs and have a hard time playing covers.  So I just do a blues improv thing at home on my iphone.  It gets my messages out there.  My feelings, and my soul.  It does it in a way that only music can.  Even though you could argue that what I do isn’t music.  Really it’s more like poetry.  Just sang over a never ending blues track.

But there is guitar in there.  I play it, and I play it well.  I can really solo.  I learned how.  I could stand to learn more, but I can pass for a song.  It’s pretty cool.  So I’m a rock and roller and that’s not going to stop me from selling credit card processing services.  In fact it should attract customers!  People who like to let it out.  And let it out I do.  And I’m confident it’s art. Really it should be up for sale.  But for now it’s free.  Until I attract a record producers attention that’s probably be the way it will remain.  Hopefully you like the recordings enough to buy the credit card machines from me.  And hopefully I talk to enough of you that I can make the 50,000 a year selling machines full time.  Really though I could keep working at Honeybaked Ham, my job now at 25 hours a week and be fine.  Just quit the smoking and drinking and I would have plenty of money.  At least enough to get by and not spend on my credit card.  It is hard to stop smoking.  I almost want to just make more money so I could smoke.  I want to quit though.  More badly I want success.  Success with the lottery, success in sales, success in working 40 hours a week. Or even 50, success with paying my credit card to a zero balance, success with buying a bigger house for my family to grow up in.  For charity.  All visions, all dreams,  all a possibility with God.  He has a plan for everything and I don’t know what his plan is so I’ve got to keep trying until I get wealthy.  And give more to people, help more people, give to more people.

So my best to you, I’ve hope you’ve enjoyed this ride, for a September night in 2016 it sure has been an exciting one.  Join me and let me help you, so you can help yourself do whatever you want with the money you save.

A Story About A Schizophrenic Who Became Successful

This is a story about a schizophrenic who became successful.

I was in sales for 5 years.  I went from job to job eating the pavement all the way along.  I did make some money selling credit card processing machines but that was sketchy and the company I was working for I don’t think was that ethical.

But now for the story about a schizophrenic who became successful.

I work now at Honey Ham.  I am a delivery driver and a kitchen helper.  I tried glazing with a torch and the ham and the sugar but I wasn’t any good at it so they have me doing other things.  So I’m not a total success but I’m working on becoming more than I am right now and that’s a story about a schizophrenic who became successful.

A story about a schizophrenic who became successful starts at home.  I have a lovely wife and 2 kids and they help motivate me when I don’t feel like doing anything.  I’m lucky to have them and I know it and the story about a schizophrenic who became successful I think starts with them.

I have a great support system with my family and I love them for helping me the way they do.  I would love them even if they didn’t help me but they do and I am forever grateful to them for their service to me.

But this is a story about a schizophrenic who became successful.  And I am a success.  I am working about 30 hours a week and I am happy to have those hours.  And I am successful in working those hours.  I get sick often because I am a smoker and don’t take that great of care of myself and they hate it when I call out, my brother especially but I am usually at work.

My story, or the story about a schizophrenic who became successful is the story of a man who wants to provide for his family by paying off his credit card to a zero balance and then using the extra money he was paying off his credit card with and help with the bills around the house.  It’s embarrassing but my wife pays all the bills.  She pays the mortgage, the phone bills, the car insurance, the water bill, the electricity bill.  She makes ok money as a teacher, but she makes a hell of a lot more than me.  I wanted to get a phone job for 15 dollars an hour but they wouldn’t hire me I think because I told them I was hospitalized at the last call center job I had.  That’s what  my counselor told me to tell them so that’s what I said, but I didn’t get the job.  They love me at Honey Ham though and I have a good thing going and that’s a story about the schizophrenic who became successful.

A story about a schizophrenic who became successful would not be complete until they got rich.  Because they wanted to get rich, for themselves and their families.  So this is an incomplete story.  I am not rich yet.  I hope to be.  I hope this blog, or the lottery, or a donation, or a check of any kind sets me free.  I would only need 100 million and I’d be fine.  A billionaire could do that.  and I hope they do.  Or I hope I win the lottery.  I would still keep this blog but I wouldn’t have to do this SEO bullshit that always has me writing a story about a schizophrenic who became successful.

I hear the voices say somethings I couldn’t understand and the voices say the word hate.  I live with this.  A story about a schizophrenic who became successful would also not be complete without some adversity.  Yes! the voices say.  Drink the voices say.  I’m having a glass of wine and I just finished it and I’m think about pouring another.  Do the voices say.  I also have a cigarette that’s waiting to be smoked sitting on the computer desk.  I have my challenges in a story about a schizophrenic who became successful but I am holding a job so that’s a serious accomplishment.

But anyways, back to a story about a schizophrenic who became successful.  I am successful.  I have cultivated an energy of wealth within myself.  I know I will receive 100 million dollars, one way or the other.  I shouldn’t even be telling you this because your supposed to keep your manifestations a secret until they happen but I just have to think, speak and act as if it’s already happened.  I give 10 % to God.

The word count on that last paragraph was 777 so I must be doing something right.

I love you the voices say, they are helpful sometimes.  The only time they are not helpful is when I’m smoking too much or drinking too much wine.

But this is a story about a schizophrenic who became successful.  It’s not the time to talk about how I’m quitting my vices.  Now is the time to talk about how I am successful in working a job.  It took a while and I had to go through some jobs.  But I found one that loves me and at work I see the number 777 all the time too.  I think the place is lucky.  The storage units number is 7F.  Everything there works around 7’s.  I was late one day and my manager called me and I told them I was 7 minutes away.  I think I’ll win the lottery there.  The time is now.

I’m going to buy a ticket.

I love you, more peace and love into the universe now.

Thank You,

Jesse Creel

Intentions

My intention with this blog is that it helps people.

I would like to earn money off of it.

If I genuinely help by working hard enough I think it’s a given I’ll make money.

And I need a lot of money, so I really need to be working hard, putting a lot of time into this blog.

I aim to help people improve.

Improve their personal lives so that they can make more money.

I think I can do it, I’m a very positive person.

So really my intention with this blog, as of right now, is to EARN $100,000.00 by helping people so much they are happy to pay.

I am confident I can accomplish this feat, along with much much more, but this is a starting point where I can launch from.

I am extremely excited about this blog and the future possibilities.

I hope only the best for YOU, as you will be buying from me.  I am here to serve you.

Thank you, and I look forward to working with you,

Jesse Creel

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