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Gratitude, Gratitude, and More Gratitude

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It is Well

Everything all good here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A List Of 100 Things One Could Be Grateful For

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

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

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

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

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

 

The Prospect Jumps For Joy When You Tell Them Why Your There

That’s the way it goes when you’re giving away free food.

At least, people are grateful the majority of the time.

Today I was out on sales calls working for the store to generate repeat and new business.  Today I took out cookie trays and gave them to folks that have ordered before, and a couple places that haven’t ordered yet but that I had already visited with box lunches.  I stopped at 9 different places and at all nine places, the people there were ready to accept the cookies.  Some were short with me, and others wanted more information.  You take the good with the bad.

At one particular stop- I won’t name any names for the sake of protecting my prospects- I stopped in to give them the free cookies.  I recognized the receptionist as she was the one there when I came last to give them two free box lunches.  As she was last time, she was brief with me, accepted but behaved as if she didn’t have time to chat.  There was however, 3 other people standing in the room.  They overheard that I was dropping off cookies and when I looked around the room, their faces were delighted, and they all started cheering!  I smiled and told them that I was happy to make their day a little bit better.  In hindsight, I should have taken that opportunity to talk to them a little bit more, as they seemed excited to see me.  That’s something I will do better next time.

What I wanted to highlight here is that as a struggling salesperson, who is only beginning to have success at the right job after 7 years of selling, it’s nice to have the experience of transforming someone’s day with what you do.  Maybe it won’t make their entire day better, but it did make that moment better by bringing cheer, happiness, and joking into the place.  As someone who is quitting cigarettes, was told by a psychic that I should work with my hands instead of being in sales, and have been back and forth between whether I should move on somewhere new or stay where I am, that experience was priceless.  It’s not as good as someone calling you after you’ve been there telling you they want to place a 40 box lunch order, but it’s still good.  It makes me believe I’m doing the right thing.  Food is good.  We need food to live.  I am supporting life by doing what I’m doing, and not only is it just any food, it’s good food.

So I just wanted to come to you today with that brief story about how my day was a little better because I got up this morning and did something that takes courage.  As a schizophrenic it’s not easy to sell, nor is it for anyone, but those moments make it worth while when everyone is cheering because you did your job.  I give the company all of the credit because they are the ones giving me the product to distribute for free.  All I have to do is smile, give, followup and ask questions.   Really I do have a lot to do, but the company makes it easy on me.  Most people want the gift of free food.  When your in sales, have been doing it a long time with limited success, it’s a blessing to have the kind of job I have.  I just hope that I can keep doing my job.

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Write you soon,

Jesse Creel

The Power Of A Great Company With A System In Place

For me, sales has been a rough ride.

I’ve tried to sell many things, insurance, 2 network marketing companies, credit card processing machines, cell phones, cars… the most success I had with my other jobs was in credit card processing, where I traveled from city to city closing deals.  I found it wasn’t for me because I missed my wife too much and wanted to work close to home so that I could see her everyday.

After trying to sell Empower Network online, my second attempt at selling network marketing, I threw in the towel on sales and tucked my tail in between my legs and decided to get an hourly job.

I’m a schizophrenic and have been since 2010, as far as I can remember, and I tried to use the schizophrenia to sell.  By and large my efforts to control my mind and my actions didn’t work.  I did many things that would be considered failures and had to learn some hard lessons.  I don’t regret it though, as it has helped shape who I am today.  I’m still learning, and I’m not 100% where I want to be (and I don’t know if I ever will be) but I’m much better off today than I was 7 years ago.  It all started with me accepting an hourly job at my current employer.

I started at a low wage, working hourly in the store and driving deliveries.  A year and a half later I was promoted to “Local Store Marketing Rep.” and doing what’s known as sales calls for all three stores in the company.  The business is a franchise and the owner has been doing it for over 30 years, and he has 3 stores.  I sell for all of them, one day a week per store.  I’m doing sales activities three days a week, and working in the store and driving the 10 foot box truck for the other two days of the week.

What’s really good about this job, is even though I had to make an adjustment in my attitude, to take on a sales position again, and CONTINUE to do it week in week out, despite my growing doubt about whether sales was really for me or not, I have grown.  That wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the companies system that they have in place for their salespeople.

The sales calls are simple.  Go to a business park or a business building, and go into every business there until you have given away all of your product.  That’s right, I give them free product.  Two box lunches to be exact, and in each box lunch they get a sandwich, a drink, a bag of chips, a cookie, and a pickle.  They get one of our turkey sandwiches, and one of our ham sandwiches.  Most people know of us for holiday ham and turkey at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, but very few people are aware that we also use the same quality meats for our sandwiches that they can get year round.  Not to mention we deliver.

If someone were to want 40 or 50 box lunches, as some of my sales have ( I have 7 so far that I’ve been able to keep track of, although my work may have resulted in more and I just don’t know about it…) they can get those lunches with 24 hours notice, delivered right to their office.  Even if they have a smaller office, they can still get delivery service as long as it’s at least 5 box lunches.  We also do meat, cheese and bread platters so that customers can make their own sandwiches.  Not to mention we have some tasty sides, and we do fruit platters.  That’s not all we do, but it gives you an idea.

So I go to the business park, or office building, and I talk to each of the businesses there and give them 2 box lunches and a folder with an insert detailing our products, order forms, and coupons if they ever want to come into the store to eat.  After I drop off the lunches and get a business card, my job is to follow up with them the next day and see how everything was, ask them to keep us in mind if they ever want to order a lunch delivery, and ask them if they receive gifts from their employer during the holidays.  Come September my job transitions to “gifting” sales and selling to get big deals for the company at the holidays.  I just started doing this so I don’t know that I have any gifting sales yet, but I can tell you that I am sure I will get whatever I deserve.

The point here is that with a system in place, with a great product, rejection can be minimized.  On some days there is not a single person that tells me no.  They all want the free lunch.  They all are happy to see me and thankful for what I am doing for them.  That is the power of a company with a system in place.

I feel very grateful to have this position selling ham and turkey, and the 7 sales I have to my name wouldn’t have been possible without the companies help.  They also have an ongoing training system to help me grow, become a better salesperson, and sell more deals.  If you’ve been struggling in sales it may just be time for you to swallow your pride and take an hourly job.  It’s possible that the hourly job could lead you to more opportunity, and you’ll be earning a steady paycheck not having to worry about whether your ever going to get that commission check.

With the job I have now, I get paid whether I sell or not, because I’m on the clock and they pay me for the work and not the sale.  It’s very fair, and it’s a great opportunity to grow and learn how better to sell.  Really, sales is one of my weaknesses partly because I have such a hard time remembering people’s names.  However, I have read that working on your weaknesses makes you more human, so I definitely am human working this sales job.  To my credit I have a lot of balls and am not afraid to ask for things, which is a strength of mine that serves me in sales.  “No Soliciting” signs do not deter me.  I have the company to thank for that boldness because they are giving me product to give away for free, and most people don’t consider you a solicitor when your giving them a little good food for free.  This is the power of a company who has a great system in place.

I just wanted to write to you to let you know that as my reader, I love you.  I am not here to brag or boast.  I simply want to tell you my story so that you can learn from it and perhaps apply some of my strategies to your own life so that you can have more success either working hourly, or in sales.  One tip I can give you is that if your given the opportunity to move up into a sales position (even if your a schizophrenic) take it.  It will be harder, that’s the nature of the game, but when you take on opportunity you will have the chance to become more than you were before.  It’s going to take love, commitment, hard and smart work, but with those things and some personal development and gratitude, you’ll create a better life for yourself.

Thanks for reading, remember to subscribe to my list to get updates to this blog, and here’s to your success!

Jesse Creel

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