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Creative Work Might Pay You In The Future

Yes, Work On Your Creative Business

Creative Work Might Pay You In The Future

Passion, Pleasure and Pain

Maybe you paint pictures.  Maybe you build growth rulers.  Maybe you work on cars, maybe you write children’s books.  Perhaps you write songs, poetry, and novels.  Maybe you could get an album together and put it up for sale for $10.  Maybe you could get a book together and put it up for sale for $20.  Maybe you could sell your paintings for $50.  Either way your creative work could be paying you.

I say, YES! Work on your creative business.  I’m setting a goal today to work on mine, everyday, not for money but just for practice.  So I get better at my creative work.  I’ve worked on it here and there, but I haven’t really been blogging daily.

From what I was reading, there is something that happens when you work on it daily for a year.  Things in you change, and you become what you want to become.  The beauty of me starting this daily blogging (which is a promise I probably won’t be able to keep EVERYDAY) is that I already have a head start.  As of this writing I have 17 email subscribers and I’m growing.  All from doing what I’ve already done.  And if I never did anything else, it would probably still grow because of the system I have in place.  But I want it to grow faster, so I’m continuing to work on it.

And yeah, I’m sure one day I will make money with blogging, but I’m fine with working my passion with enthusiasm in the meantime.  The only problem is knowing what to say, and we can solve that problem right now.

If you in a position where you don’t know what to write about meditate on how you are valuable to other people.  Many ideas should spring up to you in the ways you are of service to other people.  Keep in mind your thinking of valuable things you do in life that way when you write, you will already be bringing value to the table.  The more you can act on your values, the better you will be able to write in a way that serves others.

And when you want to make money off your blog, service is the name of the game.  You provide an  e book, they provide $20.  Simple as that.  An exchange of service.  But no one is going to pay you if your not valuable.  That’s why personal development is so important, because you want to be living by your values everyday.  Personal AND professional of course.  We all have day jobs.

When you’ve really got it nailed down in your personal and professional life, then your writing will automatically take on that value that you bring to the equation by living your life the right way.  The way you feel is right.  On a side note you shouldn’t let other people think for you, you should think for yourself (to as much of a degree as you can, we all have our programming). When your living your personal and professional life-what you do outside of blogging- the best way you can, it’s going to make everything else you do in your life better too.

Just remember to meditate on some of what the bible says on a regular if not daily basis.  I remember a story about Job from the bible, about how he was an afflicted man.  Even though he was in despair, he loved God.  I read something about how even when there is no harvest you should glorify God.  Something to think about as your putting your value into the artwork your creating.  Even if it’s not paying you, you should glorify God.  You are still able to follow your passions and achieving bliss by acting and that is still something great to be thankful for.  Your creative work will be an achievement whether you ever get paid for it or not (and I believe when you do it the right way, it’s inevitable your going to get paid for it).

We all just have to do it the right way, and let the harvest come to us.  We have to first write our blogs, then we have to write things for other people, we have to put articles out there on other websites, we even have to go so far as getting on other people’s podcasts.  But let’s take it one step at a time.  If we are talking about blogging, the first thing we have to do is blog everyday for a year.  Going for at least 500 words a day.  Not for profit, but for practice.  At the end of the year we are going to be a lot better at writers, because we as writers age like wine.  The longer we practice our craft, the better we are going to get at it.

But blogging everyday shouldn’t stop you from doing other things to help your blog everyday, like commenting on other blogs, and posting your blog posts (and others work) on your social media accounts.  With time our blogs will tend to grow and it’s like the old saying “the more you put into it, the more you get out of it”.  The more you put into your blog, the faster you’ll get to your 1,000 subscribers so you can launch your first e book.

What I say we do, and you can let me know what you think about my approach in the comments below, is to write free e books to give to our subscribers, updating every so often with new and better e books and giving it all away to the people on your list as you go.  As you update your current free offer, you send a copy of the new free e book to your current subscribers, thereby adding value to their inbox.  With each free e book you send them, you be building the relationship.  By the time you have 1,000 subscribers you should have a list that is eager to buy your $20 book.

This is what I wanted to do with this post.  Lay it all out there.  My exact plan for building a business.  In the name of authenticity.

If your not already on my list, do join anywhere on this site.  I promise you will have no regrets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I say everyone should play regularly, you could win!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How do I improve my writing and my blogging?

How can this be done?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I say you just have to read and write.

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

Law of attraction baby, it works!

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

Jesse Creel

Taking What God Gives You And Making The Best Of It

And today, that bad news is I didn’t do the sales calls.

The good news is I got to work in the store for the same hourly wage I get to sell!  And really it’s easy work.  Anyone could do it.  It’s a low paying, hourly, American job.  You can grow, but it doesn’t come easy.  It takes a lot of hard work, and suiting up and showing up, and even more than that, being more valuable.  But if you get that chance to grow, no matter what pay grade your at, it’s awesome.

It really makes you want to work harder and be a better employee.  For me it makes me want to continue to improve so I can make even more!

But i wanted to come to you today to write this and to let you know that even though the sales calls may be winding down, I’m still advancing in the company and collecting my hours and giving to the community.

I’m doing my work.  I’m doing my good.  I didn’t walk today, and that’s no good because health is number one on my values list.  And I have to get a daily walk in for my health.  I’ll get there.

But God gives me hours and I make the best of them and hopefully after this sales thing is through I still have a job.  My boss was talking like I wasn’t going to be doing any more of it.  But I still got my 8 hours in today!

It was good because I drove the box truck and ate lifesavers instead of smoking.  I did something good for myself.  I bought a pack before the drive was over but I went a good few hours without any.

But I personally am making the best of what I have.  I have a job and I get as many hours as I can.  Though I’m only really getting 30 hours a week.  I would like more hours.  But the time I have off I use creatively and make something of myself.

I’m at work on a new e book called “Take Action And Improve!”. It will probably take me a few months to write.  I think I may charge for this one.  It’s all about improvement in 13 different areas of life.  And inspiring you to take action in those areas.  I’m really excited about it.

But God also gave me a family, which has supported me and given me a line to love that I will never forget.  I know not everybody has somebody and I do thank God for my wife.  She saved me and continues to save my ass everyday.

But I’m pulling through.  I’m working.  I’m starting to pull weight.  I’m starting to make a difference.  I want to do more.  That’s why I’m writing.

And I thank God for writing.  And reading.  But writing.

Because anybody can do it.  If you can read, you can write.  All you need to learn is the English language.  Not that it wouldn’t be cool to know other languages…

Anyone can write.  I myself have a high school education.  I did some work at the community college, but didn’t make it out of there with anything.  Mostly I just played around with my social groups.  It didn’t get me anywhere and I definitely recommend if your in the position to go to school you definitely do it.

But I’m just talking 32 years experience on this earth.  That’s not much, but it’s enough to know how to get a raise at your job.  And how to be valuable.  And how to work.  And how to get along with the voices in your head.

They might say your not going to live through this year.  What do you do?

Do you see yourself going downhill and dying in some accident or from some illness…. or do you ask yourself the question… “How do I improve?”.

Which one would better serve you?

I say thank God for everyday because really it’s up to him how long you’ve lived here, and I can say that as a salesman and as a person, knowingly and unknowingly I’ve done some things to people.  I’ve never killed anyone, I’ll just say that.

I imagine my dreams would be about killing people if I killed people.  But I don’t want to kill people because I’m not a murderer.  In fact I love people and want to help them achieve their dreams.  Financial freedom.  That’s a big one.

I have had dreams about winning the lottery.  Probably four or five of them.  I have done much to program my mind that I am a lottery jackpot winner.  So far, it hasn’t worked out.  Sometimes I still pray to win the jackpot… but I have my work to fall back on if it doesn’t work out.  I say there’s no harm in it.  If you really want to win the jackpot why not pray for it?!

And if you want sales, then pray for sales.  God will give you what you deserve.  I made 4 sales in a month.  A couple of them were pretty big orders too.  All I can say is there is a lot of room for improvement.  At work and at home.  Not to mention on myself..

I really need to commit to reading a half hour a night.  I want to be the leading learner I dream about.  And that means reading.  I work yes, and that’s great experience, but I also need books for  intellectual stimulation.

And if you read that’s great.  Read more, the more you read the better off you’ll be.  That’s what I say.  You can make a fortune with this stuff.  At least that’s what I’m proposing.

I could be wrong, I could make no money at all.

Or I could over the next 8 years master the art of blogging and get readers reading my stuff, and wanting more because I of course do a great job and add more value than anyone else they’ve ever read.  At least that’s what kind of job I would hope to do.  With the blog and with the e books I’ve written and am writing.

You should check out my first published e book here.  It’s called “Success Hourly” and it’s written to help you get a raise at your job.  I would love to hear success stories from people who’ve read it, applied the three step process and had success getting an hourly raise.  That would be just great.  And a blessing.

Because I thank God it’s really all a blessing and you can learn from everything, good and bad.  I wanted to write this for you to let you know you can get an hourly job and it doesn’t matter if your karma’s bad and can’t be a great salesman.  You can still work in the store and drive the box truck!

But all I can say is that you CAN change your ways and BECOME a good person.  You can do good works in this world.  Let’s just hope that you haven’t done so much bad shit that God’s going to cut you down early in life.  All I know is that I know nothing and just thank God for another day.  I figure as a 32 year old that will give me the best chance of more days to come.  The power of gratitude.

So God has given me a good job, one that I’ve grown in, and a wonderful family, and a couple friends.  I am very grateful, especially as a schizophrenic, to have had the support I did.  I love my children and I love my wife.  That’s just a little hat’s off to my family for putting something in me that wasn’t there before.  Something good.

But I just wanted to write something to you to keep this blog healthy and growing, and to give me something to do.  This could be valuable to somebody out there in the world, and I hope that it is.  I hope even more than that.

But I don’t want to waste your time with my dreams.  Now that I’ve told you a little about what I’m thankful for, what are you thankful for?  What makes your heart sing?  Leave a comment and let me know.  Also tell me if you want a book on improvement.  Covering different areas of your life.  And giving you my personal experience in each of the topics.  Would you part with some of your hard earned dollars for a piece of action?  For an e book?

Let me know.  I’d love to hear from you.  If you ask me a question I will definitely reply.  I just recently did that for another commentator.

Peace and Love, and take care of yourself…

Jesse Creel

Selling and Getting 20 Dollars An Hour

Because that’s what I got paid to do it today.  11 dollars hourly for 4 hours, and 35 dollars in mileage.  You figure I spent some gas driving, but 35 dollars more than pays for that.  But you figure I made 44 dollars hourly and the 35 comes to 79 dollars for 4 hours, that’s almost 20 dollars an hour!

This is why I recommend hourly sales jobs.  I landed one, as jobs have in the past just fell in my lap… able to get promoted just because they needed someone to do the job.  More skills, more money.  That’s part of where the voices come in though.

It’s not bad, or as bad as I’ve heard before, but I’ve been getting some.  The voices call it bad energy.  Maybe it’s from living the way I do, with the drinking and the smoking, and the coffee.  I really need to quit the drinking and the smoking though… something I’m working on.

But I ended up landing 3 deals last week, and they’ve sent me out on two more days this week.  Tomorrow will be my third and final sales calls of the week.  For the last day of the week, until the weekend when I have two days off, I’ll be working in the store.  Cutting the meat, cutting the bones, and helping the customers.  There’s more to it than that, but working in the store is easy compared to the sales calls.

The sales calls are a lot more fun though.  You get told no sometimes but most people are welcome to get two free box lunches.  I really have the easiest sales job I’ve ever had because my product is food and they give me samples to give to the prospects.  And who doesn’t want free food!

But I really recommend an hourly sales job for those suffering from schizophrenia, because really, their going to get paid either way!  It takes all the pressure off the sale.  There’s no money involved in the human interaction when I drop off a free lunch.  So if you hear voices that tell you your a bad human being, it’s a lot easier to sell when you know that it’s all up to God… and you can probably go back to working in the store if it doesn’t work out.  That is, as long as you stay reliable.

Along with being a salesperson, and working in the store, I also drive the box truck on the holidays to the Army base.  It’s a good gig because it gets me out of the store, and it requires me to move boxes around, which as a schizophrenic… some manual labor is good for me.  I also like sales because I get to walk around.

But really, it’s all up to God.  I get paid hourly and mileage for doing it, but they said that bonuses are on the way when I sell, so I could get paid even more!  But still, to work 4 hours and get paid 79 dollars is a good deal.  It could be better, but I am now recovering the wage I lost when I had a mental and emotional breakdown.  I lost my job that was paying me 18 dollars an hour, full time and I hadn’t recovered until I started this sales job.  Now I can get back to that wage I was earning, and have the possibility to earn even more.

And not just at my job.  I’m working on an e-book now… one that I’m going to write for an imaginary character in my head, John.

You can make a lot of money off e-books.  Pat Flynn of SmartPassiveIncome.com made 200,000 dollars off his e-book.  And he does a lot more than e-books.  He’s great, I recommend his email list.  He really gives value.  Click the link and check him out!

But to stick to the topic, this post is about making 20 dollars an hour as a salesperson.  And that doesn’t count bonuses!  It’s good work, and I’m happy to do it.  It makes a man out of me.  Now I just need to work on paying off my credit card and giving my wife more money.  But that’s a post I don’t want to write until I have a zero balance, and can pay at least half of the bills.

I could always win the lottery, that’s a possibility.  One that I’ve often entertained.  Often visualized about.  A while ago I picked the number 397 as a size jackpot I’d like to win.  It hasn’t come about yet, so I’m playing to win 310.  That’s the jackpot size tonight and seeing as I only really need 15 million to retire with a lifestyle of freedom, I’d be in pretty good shape.  And wouldn’t we all want that?  I hope that you and I both hit it, and we can split it.  I don’t need a 7 million dollar house.

As for the rest of those people out there that haven’t won yet, maybe there will come a time.  For a few of you, you will win the lottery.  I can’t say who, but you’ll win.

But that’s probably crazy talk.

I just think if your visualizations are strong enough, and you’ve done enough good in the world, and you pray and thank God… you can win the jackpot.

Because that’s the day in age we live in.  One can visualize their way to a jackpot!  And do good works!  I heard Matthew McConaughey say on a music award show that the more we are thankful for, the more there is to be thankful for.  And I believe that is the absolute truth.  So I’m thankful to God everyday, especially just for another day!  I am also thankful for many sales that I tell myself I have already made.  Even though I haven’t… I pray in the future tense.

And I have a set of prayer beads.  They really help me to know what I’m praying for.  Sometimes the prayer changes while I’m doing it.  It takes 108 repetitions to complete.  It’s really a great exercise.  I highly recommend prayer beads.  And I’ll let you know about any future successes in this sales job, where I am currently making money, so you can be inspired to act in your own life so that you can better enjoy the ride.

So for now that’s what I tell you.  Work!  Hard work, smarts, and dependability pay off.  They landed me a sales job where they bought me my own business cards, 4 shirts, and a jacket!  All starting at 8.75 an hour as a delivery driver.  Progress is possible!

And for the love of God, write a blog.  Improvement is the only thing that is possible with a blog.  As long as your really bringing value to a massive number of people.  So really the value here is that even if your schizophrenic, you can work a job, get promoted, and even sell 3 deals!  That’s exactly what I’ve done, and the future looks even brighter.  I hope to live to 100.

But God’s got his own ideas on what happens, and as far as I can tell you have to work hard, read books, and keep a journal.  That way you can research how your going to bring value to people.   And according to Tony Robbins, the way to long term wealth is to add value to a massive number of people.  So I believe that God does everything for me, and that he makes the sales, but I also believe in order to be deserving you have to be doing your part by learning.  And if you deserve it, you’ll get it.

I guess the question is how can we be deserving of one of those jackpots?

Here’s to us splitting it,

Jesse Creel

P.S.  I’ll let you know if I get any more sales.  Right now I have 3 to my name.  Thank God for sales.

P.P.S.  If you think me writing a book on sales, giving you my experience and advice, do you think it would go over well considering what you’ve read here?  Something for schizophrenics and those not, about sales, what it’s like, and how you can get there and make 3 sales doing it.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think, I am writing outlines for the book now, and would love to hear your feedback.  Thank you.

 

 

The Advantages Of Living With A Mild Case Of Schizophrenia

Yes, I am a schizophrenic, but I think you could call my particular case mild.  I still hear voices everyday, and a lot of times they tell me to die or they just scream the word “cancer” at me, but at times the voices are an aide and they become useful.

Don’t get me wrong, there are limitations imposed upon any schizophrenic’s thinking.  To me what that means is that as a schizophrenic I just have to work harder than the average person for success.  One of the advantages the schizophrenia has taught me is the strength to focus.  If the voices go off in different directions, I just have to work harder to maintain my focus so I can get done what I need to get done.

But my case of schizophrenia is mild.  It really doesn’t effect my own thinking, and my own emotions, and my own actions.  At least it doesn’t anymore.  I’ve made many big mistakes as I was learning to cope with my schizophrenia.  They’ve told me to lie, cheat, and steal and I’ve had to come to terms with my own values and learn to say NO!

So one big advantage of schizophrenia is that you learn what you value and what you will and will not do.  You learn, or re-learn from experience the difference between right and wrong.  And sometimes the schizophrenia acts as the voice of the conscious.  Letting you know about all the wrongs you’ve done in your life and the advantage of that is to learn from them, and begin again to do the right thing.

Another advantage of schizophrenia is that it sometimes aides in visualization.  I’ve heard stories of very successful people practicing positive self talk before a big presentation and hearing the voices of the crowd say YES!  It’s much like that in that when I’m visualizing, with enough focus and effort I can hear the sounds of success from the voices.  They tell me I’m famous, that my work is good, that I’ll make lots of money, that I have a good family, and that I overall am the greatest human being on planet earth.  And I can feel those words in my body.  I can feel more powerful because I have the reinforcement of voices that seem to be coming from a place other than my own mind.  And that is valuable in the respect that it gives me hope for a better future.

Another advantage of having a mild case of schizophrenia is it increases creativity.  It gives you things to write about.  I’ve written an entire book on a year of my life that without the schizophrenia it wouldn’t be much of a story at all.  This blog is also host to many posts on schizophrenia, so really the problem I have has given me a lot to write about.  I was just reading some other schizophrenic’s poetry online when I was searching for the title “schizophrenic writes about love”.  His poetry was dark though.  I just can’t do that.  I have to stay positive and optimistic about the present and the future.  And I have to share my stuff with the world… for better or worse.  Although when asking myself the question “How do I add value for a massive number of people” I think that the majority of my work is going to be positive.  And really not only do I want it to be positive, but I want it to be the best in the world.  The best on the internet.  I want to be the greatest schizophrenic alive.  And I think I can do that through creative writing.  And I think you can do that too!

And finally, yet another advantage of schizophrenia is that, for me at least, it’s taught me how to thank God for everyday.  There’s very few days that go bye that I don’t thank God for another day.  Any of us could die at any time from any reason and my schizophrenia is a constant daily reminder of that.  I thank God for another day, each day and I am daily being taught how to live my life to the fullest.  That is probably the greatest advantage of the schizophrenia that I have noticed.

I hope that you have gained some valuable insights from this post.  Feel free to write me at any time if you feel the need and let me know what you think of this whole thing.  You can reach me at creel.jesse@gmail.com.  Thank you, I love you, and God Bless!

Create A Wealthy Life, Create Great Wealth Along With Great Health And Wisdom

What more could you ask for… health, wealth, and wisdom.  I tried to cheers to that at family events and my grandfather only wanted the health.  But I have a dream.

And my dreams are turning into reality.  I have a plan.  One I can make public which would make it all the better.  Document the road to riches.  The road to great wealth.  That’s the end game.  Die wealthy.

Leave a legacy.  Something the world can live off of after your gone.  That’s doing a service to the world.  And Tony Robbin’s books will still be around after he’s dead.  Hopefully that won’t be for many years.

But in “Money, Master the Game” Robbins says ” The secret to wealth is simple: Find a way to do more for others than anyone else does.  Become more valuable.  Do more.  Give more.  Be more.  Serve more.  And you will have the opportunity to earn more.”

And that’s exactly what I wanted to make this blog post about.  Becoming more valuable.  And translating that value into the written word.

I’m valuable at my job.  I make 10 dollars an hour there.  Not bad considering I don’t really have to do much.  There’s not much heavy lifting involved.  It’s a pretty easy job.  And I love it it’s so easy.  And I get paid to do it so I love it even more.  Even if they don’t pay much.  They are flexible with time, so I can take time off to see my therapist or write, or spend time with my family.

But I can give more.  I’m taking my family to church tomorrow and I’m going to give the church 40 dollars.  I could and really should give more, but I want to give at least two twenties to them to get the karma wheel going in the right direction.

Because I’m going to invest and I want my investments to mostly work out.  It won’t bother me if some of them don’t work out, but by and large I want the vast majority of them to work out.  Consistently and on the long term.

But isn’t that every investors dream?

Really I have no idea what I’m doing as an investor.  My plan for tomorrow is after church I take my family over to the community college and I sign up for the winter class which is basic investing.  My wife was helping do the research on the class and wants to go with me.  She is excited I’m going to be taking a class.  I’m exciting I’m reading and writing again.  I really took some time off there doing nothing and listening to the voices and playing the lottery.  I definately want to get back into it in a big way and I’m doing it everyday now.  I don’t have enough hours in the day to do all the things I want to do.  I miss reading one night and the next night I miss writing.  I’m writing a new book, don’t you know and it’s about quitting cigarettes.  It’s going to be good.  I’m giving myself all of 2017 to write it.  Write everything.

The goal is to write 2 pages a day but I don’t get nearly that much, maybe half of that.  If that.  But I still write on a regular basis and I do that for a year and then find out what I have.  I have to put on my to do list to print out my last book from 2016 that I haven’t re-read yet.  I want to edit it and maybe even sell it on this site!  Wouldn’t that be fun!  Content is king, and baby I got that.

I think the main answer to my question of how I can become more valuable is to read more books.  I read some, but I read slow and I buy books and they sit on the shelf.  I only read when I get really jazzed up about something… like money, or God.

And aren’t they really the two ultimate things? That and family.  And friends, and work, and life all together…

And my question is why can’t you have both money and God in your life.  What’s wrong with having a lot of money and loving God at the same time?

The voice tells me there’s nothing wrong with that.  It tells that to me now as I’m writing this.  It speaks to me as I write.

Sometimes I write down what it says, sometimes I don’t.  It all depends on how it’s going.  Schizophrenia is not something I share with people right off the bat.  It takes a few conversations before someone knows that and knows I have a blog and a book.  And that I’m writing another book.  It’s on the way.  There will be many if I live to 100 like I plan to.

But how long I live will depend on my quality of life I think.  And that’s part of the reason why I want to quit cigarettes.  So I feel better.  And I’m doing it now.  I haven’t had a cigarette since 9 am this morning.

I have been hitting the vape a lot though.  What purpose does this serve you you may ask?  It’s to tell you there are alternatives to smoking.  Smoking is bad but there are alternatives that are less bad that you can use until your ready to go cold turkey. Just don’t smoke, and don’t do drugs, and don’t drink.  Some would say let them do those things but I want you to get wealthy so I think you should avoid anything that is going to waste your money.  All you need to live is food and water.  And shelter and clothes.  Things like that.  You don’t need cigarettes, or pot, or alcohol…

Even though I bought a 16 dollar bottle of port that is just sweet and hard to drink.  My wife got the idea to get a bottle so I went out and bought one and I don’t think I’ll ever buy port again.  I just got it because I heard about a couple famous writers who drank it and liked it, so I thought I would try it to.

I did not like it.

I’m still drinking it though, for the feeling.  Even though it’s sweet it still gives you the feeling.

That and I have the vape.

What value is this to you?  Well, I guess I’m telling you that you can vape and drink one bottle of wine and be fine and enjoy yourself because that’s what life is for, just don’t smoke.

Really, I feel like I’ve already achieved the success I want in my life.  I’m just happy to spend time with my family and grow old with them.  This is really going to be an amazing journey with money and not smoking and being sober.  I have a sober friend that supports me so that’s awesome.  Really all things are an outstanding success in my life right now and it’s only getting better.

Why am I telling you all this…?  Because I’m a schizophrenic who is not supporting myself completely right now but I’m supporting myself and my family some and desire to support them more now.  And if I can go from not working to working and saving money and taking care of my responsibilities then I think that anyone will a strong will could do the same thing.

So the question is for me, and for anyone else who desires… can a strong will be developed?  Can the weak become strong?  Can one turn one’s life around completely and become wealthy?

The answers to the questions must be a resounding yes!  You need hope, you need a future to look forward to.  You need improvement.

We can do this together.  I know it.  We can write and read, and read and write, and go to college and invest in the market 10 percent of what we earn and we can get rich writing by providing the best value with our writing known to the world.  Something different, something new, something better.  I give a lot of credit to Tony Robbins for setting these ideas into motion in my life, but I think I always knew the right things to do, it just took Tony telling me to do them to get me into action.

And I want to take what I learned, and I want to take my art of writing and turn it into an empire.  Write everyday, write every week, write, every month, write, every year.  Until I die.  Die with my boots on.  David Bowie did.

But hopefully I won’t die for many years… I’m only 32.  I have a family to support and the better part of my life to live.  And with books as my aide and writing as my tool I think I will be able to accomplish anything with this life.  I am so happy I started this blog under my name so that every one knows exactly what I’m about….

Improvement.

That’s exactly why I’m vaping right now instead of smoking.  Hope you think it’s funny.  I still relate.  People are fucked up.  We’re each our own brand of insane.  And other people bring it out in us.  This is just my philosophy and the value it brings to you is to let you know that it’s all ok.  Like in the Micheal Franti song… “all the freaky people make the beauty of the world” and aren’t people a lot like art.  You don’t have to have a college education but it helps.  Tony Robbins only has a high school diploma, like me.  I went to Severna Park High School.   I would go so far as to say that’s the best high school in Maryland.  And I screwed around at college.  Didn’t take it seriously.  Didn’t want to be there.  Thought 12 years of school was enough.  Boy was I wrong.  The more school the better.  Now, I value education, that’s why I’m going back.  I’m going back to school to learn how to invest.

And the trillion dollar value in this for you is that there’s nothing stopping you from going back to school either.  Just save a little money and go back one class at a time… get your associates.  Then take your bachelors online.  Go back for your masters and before you know it your a therapist.  And wouldn’t that be better than working for 10 dollars an hour.

As a therapist you could probably get 50 dollars an hour or better if your good.  And the best I would have to be.  The best you have to be.  That’s my trillion dollar value.  Is that I mean for you the be the best… put your passion into it.  All of it, your heart and soul.  But don’t cut yourself.

Now, I could be wrong, but I think that the way to wealth is through words.  It’s through creating content.  Creating something of great value.  For other people it could be a song or a painting.  For me it’s blog posts and books, and every once in a while freestyle blues guitar playing.

But I just started this thing and I hope you’ll join me for the long haul.  To see how it goes and to improve along the way.  I will let you know if I make it with this blog and with my books and I’ll keep you up to date on how things are going at my job, as a worker and as a salesperson… and I’ll let you know if I win the lottery.  I’ll let you know if I’ve been drinking or smoking and hopefully that’s to a bear minimum.  I’ll provide blog posts and books that are worth trillions of dollars everyday in every way because I love you.  I want you to read and write and live life and enjoy.  And improve along in your hard times.  I hope you’ve immensely enjoyed the read and wish you a wealthy day and night.  If you want me go to the support page and write me.  I might arrange for you to purchase my book.  If you like the blog you will love the book.  Thanks for reading.  I love you.

Jesse Creel

Writing is Work and I Have Hours And Hours

To do nothing but write.

My wife is taking care of the kids.  I want to provide for her and them.  I can do that I think by writing.

And what I can tell you is to work hard and be lucky and just do what they ask you to do and you will find love.  I am a testament to that.

And find God.

If you ask God to help you he will.  If you ask God to do it all for you he will.

God does everything for me so I can’t imagine why he wouldn’t do it for anybody else.

And I want to win the lottery in the next 5 years.  Or write so much that it pays me 2 million dollars.

Be at some point a multimillionaire.  Live a wealthy life.  That’s what the blog is about.  Creating a wealthy life.  I could, and have written a book about it.  No rather I wrote a  book about working at Honeybaked Ham.  Not working the Christmas because I was a schizophrenic, and then working the Christmas all the way through… It was a triumph.

And something that simple as working one Christmas at Honeybaked changes my life.  I turn into a hard worker.  Someone who can do 55 hours a week.  Someone who can do their part to make sure Honeybaked makes it through the holiday season.

And I got treated well!  What goes around comes around and I think I’m going to hit the lottery!

But I could write a book for a publisher.  No problem.  Just tell me what to write it on.  Tell me what to do, because I can do it, no problem.

And I write.  I write for glory, I write for the voices, the voices say it’s medicine.   I write for my family who I dearly love.  I write for my bosses, I write for you.  Improve your life, that’s what I say, I’m a friendly schizophrenic.

And make it.. I say if you write enough you’ll have enough to give to people that they will publish you.  That’s what I say.  I have it in me and I believe you do too.  And if your going to make money at it why not make a lot.  If that’s the way you can create it then why not live a wealthy life.  Family, kids, money, friends, work, life, challenges, solutions, future.  I love my life and I am eager for more of it.

But I’ve been thinking about direction and I just finished a book I was writing.  Half assed finished it but still finished it.  I want to start another memoirs chronicling quitting cigarettes.  I think that would be a fine topic to write about.  It could be my time without cigarettes, or pot, or wine.

And I would be about my job at Honeybaked, selling ham and turkey, and working in the store, and driving… and I would be about playing the lottery, and I would be about saving money so I can invest in the stock market.  And paying off my debt.  Those are all major themes in my writing.  I can do this, I know I can do this.  I am a rockstar, and so are you.  We can do this together.  We all are brilliant.  We can do this.  I know this for a fact.  It doesn’t matter if we fail.  We are a success.  We will win.  This is a fact.  It’s just the way it works in The United States Of America. I have great visions for the future.

Peace and Harmony and Heaven on Earth.  Those are my dreams.  And making sure everyone has enough to eat.  Because you need to eat to live.  That’s a fact.  Take care of yourself, people love you and want you to be around.

So what value can I bring to you.  How about a faith in humanity.  To boldly do the right thing.  To do good and to give and receive love. And to sell the shit out of whatever your selling so you can take care of your family and the other people that are around you.

So what do you want to sell?  Can you write a book and sell it on your blog?  Can you do that?  Do you want to do that?  I say go for it.  I’m doing it and it’s awesome and I haven’t even made any money yet.  I’m just syked for the process.  And the creative process is indeed amazing.

Even if your just writing the first things that come to your mind.  I say you can do it.  I say I can do it.  I want you.  I want to write for you.  To give you something you want to read.  Something good.  And something exciting that keeps you turning the pages.  I love you and I want to write exceptionally good for you.

So I ask you, what food did you eat today?  Was is it good for you or could it have been better?  How is your diet effecting you?  Could you use more water in your day and less energy drinks?  Believe me I struggle with the same things.  One day during the holiday I drank 4 energy drinks in one day.  I felt terrible.  I made it through the day though, only by God’s grace.  I’m only 32 and as a schizophrenic I already feel like I’m dying.  I think I could recover but I need to stop smoking and that’s hard.

I love you and I want you to know I believe your mostly good.

But the question is how do you and I deliver content that’s worth 2 million dollars?

Provide content that’s worth 100 million dollars.  And how do you do that?  Write well.

I almost wish I could just win the lottery so I wouldn’t have to go thru this writing bullshit.  But I have to because there is nothing else for me to do.  I haven’t won yet and I don’t even have  a ticket for tonight, and I just don’t care.  I want to win the lottery like a drowning man wants air but I’ve got to write and I’ve got to give you value.  Things I’ve learned.

And what I’ve learned is to not use credit cards to live off of, and don’t buy into network marketing companies because you probably won’t resell anything and it will just waste your money.

But there are stories of people making it.  I want to make it writing after all of that.  I think that would be a good dream.  I tried music but didn’t make any money at it.  That was my first dream, music.

But I’m 32 and I’m still creating my life as I go.  The best way to predict the future is to invent it or so a quote said from a book I read.  I don’t remember the author and I don’t remember the book but you can trust that I read it somewhere and have passes it on to you.

But I say bleed on the keys.  Whatever you have to do to write, just write.  I don’t know how you could even sweat on the keys but figuratively you know you could do it.  Bleed on the keys.

But as time passes I get richer, you know why?  I save 10% of my income.  I want to read Money, the book by Tony Robbins so I can learn how to invest.  I want to take my savings and invest it.  Get rich.  Live a wealthy life.  And I say you can do the same thing!

In a nutshell, I want you to succeed.  And what I can tell you is what I’ve learned along the way.  And that is that you should work a job and then play the the lottery.  That way you have an income along with your dream.  You can’t quit your job thinking that you’ll win the lottery because you need an income.  It’s where your everything happens.  I’ve been through a lot of shit with the voices and what I can say is that anything can be overcome with God’s help.  And help you I believe he will.   If you ask and if you do the right things and if you give.

Because He’s blessed me in my life and if you want Him to bless you in your life you’ve got to forgive yourself and sin no more.  That’s the way to redemption.  Love yourself and you will be loved.  Love your neighbor because it’s the right thing to do.  Even if the world hates you for it.  Because life isn’t without suffering and the right thing to do isn’t without pain.  But it’s a good pain.

Life really isn’t good or evil, it’s just grey.  Not bad and not good.  Somewhere in between.  And then you die and have to pay your maker for all the bad things you did.  At least that’s what I think,  but who am I but your poet, your writer, your worker, your family man, your friend.

Your salesman.

And I could be, and I will be, with God’s help I will sell Honeybaked like every American in the country has ham fever and needs Honeybaked in their life.  And I will sell this blog and my book and it will be good times for all family and friends.  And I have that dream for you too.  To improve, to become better, to live a better life.  I love you and I want you to know that.

How can I demonstrate my love for you?

Write, and give you something to read…. that’s what I say, and you can do it to.  Use my material as fuel for your own writing.  Write a book, write a blog, do both, sell everything.  You can be successful.  If I only had someone that could read my blog and tell me how to improve it, how I could make money off of it, that would be awesome.  I would love to have Tony Robbins review my blog.  That would be a dream come true.  Life coach stepping in to help improve things.  Beauty.

Maybe that will happen and maybe it won’t.  The point is to keep writing, because with every word I’m leaving a legacy for the world.  You know who I am, because I write, you know me.  Without ever having to meet me.  You know me.  I tell you everything.  At least all the important stuff. The rest is bullshit.  At least not shareable.  I love you and I share deeply with you because I love you.

How can I show you I love you?  By telling you that you can do it.  I know you can.  If other people can do it, you can do it too.  And don’t stop on your first try either.  Keep at it,it will pay off in more ways than you can count.  I know it has for me and I thank God for more and more everyday.  I give and I receive.  The blessings don’t stop, and I thank God for them and more of them everyday.

Let’s make it our goal to make money writing, no matter what and see what happens.  I have the goal of 2 million dollars in 5 years.  What is your goal?  Write me and tell me.  creel.jesse@gmail.com

I would love to hear from you.  I say write on and write I will.  I will write until I’m dead.  I don’t care what happens, and people will have something to read.  It doesn’t matter.  I don’t care if it never gets read at all. I want to write, because it helps me.  I want you to live and do well, I want you to live an outstanding success of a life, I want you to love and be loved.  I want you to do well.  To have everything you want, within God’s rules… but I say it’s within God’s rules to be wealthy, and live a wealthy life.  I say he wants us to enjoy it.  He wants us to be wealthy, so be wealthy we must!  Now is the time, write my friends, write!

This is all for now.  I love you if I haven’t said it enough.  One more time.  It bears repeating.  I love you.  Good luck.

 

Sales Stuff From Honeybaked Ham, And Playing For The 198 Million Dollar Jackpot

So I did my second day of sales operations at Honeybaked Ham where I work hourly.  They pay my mileage and I still get hourly.  I’ll get a bonus if I sell anything.  I’m leaving it in God’s hands.  I’ll love God either way, whether I sell or I don’t, whether I win the jackpot or I don’t.

But I hope I sell and I hope I win.  I would have to sell alot of Honeybaked Ham to move my family out of our small townhouse and into one that they could each have their own rooms.  I was thinking just now as I was smoking a cigarette, my third since I’ve been off…. that my son could set up shop in the basement of our townhouse if worse comes to worse.

But I hope I win.  I hope that we can move into a 500,000 dollar house.  That would be big enough for everyone.  We could all have our own rooms.  My wife and I could share a room, Cali my daughter could have her own room and Charlie my son could have his own room.  And we could live a great life off of the money that I hope I win.

It’s not out of the question.  Some people win big.  It’s happened to seven people already this year of 2016.  I could be the 8th.  The jackpot is for 198 million and that would be plenty to sustain us for the rest of our lives.  I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win.

But I’m leaving that up to God and just trusting in him that he will take care of me and my family.  The voices have been going nonstop for several days now and they only rest when I’m sleeping, and I’ve been having disturbing dreams.  Dreams where my wife dies and I yell fuck and slam my fist on the dining room table in front of her father.  Dreams where I get robbed by a mechanic and then he beats the shit out of my wife with his goons and I figure that I have to go save her so I decide to get out of the car and go die with her.  At least we would have been together.  I can’t help but feel I bring bad situations onto my family.  I have problems with drinking and smoking and it effects my health, my body, my mind and the schizophrenia.  I just can’t stop.  That’s what I’ve been saying to myself.  I can’t stop.  I hate soberity.  That’s what I say to myself.  I wish I could be sober and happy but it just hasn’t happened yet.  I hope that it does and that I’m a better example for my daughter and son.

But the voices have been telling me to die, that I’m going to die, and that this is my last year.  That I’ll die at 32 like Jesus did.  They also tell me that I’m high.  They also tell me that my wife is the reason my life is so fucked up.

They tell me that I’ve already won the lottery, and that I love.

But I’ve got to go into work tomorrow and I’ll probably won’t be doing any sales stuff.  Back to cutting ham, making salads, and helping the customers.  I work two more 8 hour days and then I have the weekend off.  I actually am doing the best I have in years with work, getting promoted and being well liked by my bosses.  My hope is that I sell well and win the lottery.  But like the bumper stickers that were all over the truck I saw today as I finished up my sales work…. “Real men love Jesus”.  That’s all there is to it.  I have to love God and be happy with what he gives me.  I’m still going to repeatedly ask to win the jackpot because I need that to get a bigger house.  Tonight I’ll get down on my knees and pray to God that he lets me win the jackpot.  I’ll ask again and hope that he will deliver.  The voices say he will and he won’t so I’ve made up my mind to assume that he will and my life will be made to be enjoyed.  At least that’s what I’m hoping for.

So here’s to God, and here’s to the Universe and here’s to winning the jackpot now.  May I win tonight and drink champagne tomorrow.  And may I hit my sales numbers at Honeybaked Ham, because that’s important too.  And may I have good dreams about my family and may I be a better man.  And may I live a 100 years in good health and may my family do the same.  Healthy, Wealthy and Wise for me, my family and all the rest of the world.  Thank You and be well.

Jesse Creel

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