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How To Bring Home $40 On A Rainy Day

$40 on a rainy day

“How To Bring Home $40 On A Rainy Day”

Today was day 2 of my 2 day weekend and my wife and I were discussing our future this morning.  We live in a 2 bedroom townhouse, and we have 2 kids, a boy and a girl.  They are going to need their own rooms in the future, so my wife and I were breaking down what we need to do to get into a bigger house.

Part of my responsibility is to get out of credit card debt.  So far I’ve paid it off by $2,000 but I still have another $15,000 to go.  When my wife and I were finished discussing the house, I decided I could wait no longer to take some kind of action to move us closer to that new home.  I went out to Doordash, and it was busy.

No sooner did I arrive at the Annapolis mall, at the Cheesecake Factory (a Doordash hotspot) did I get my first order.  I had four orders in two and a half hours and brought in over $40.  I did use $10 in gas, so after expenses I brought in $30.

I could have gone for longer, the orders were still coming in.  Next time, I won’t make the mistake of ending the dash early.  Today was Sunday, and the weekends are big with Doordash, so next time I’m going to maximize and work longer, harder hours.  Not that doing Doordash is hard.  It’s not, it’s actually pretty simple.

Today the orders came in to go to Subway, Miss Shirley’s, Firehouse Subs, and KFC.  Those were my 4 deliveries.  At all of them except for Miss Shirley’s I used the red card Doordash supplied me with to pay for the food.  When you go in to use the red card, you place the order yourself, at the direction of the Doordash app, and you pay with their money.  The only out of pocket expense you have is gas.  When it comes to making some extra money, Doordash is the best way I’ve found without having to pick up work at a brick and mortar business.

Doordash doesn’t pay a lot, but it does pay and I make about as much on a busy day working Doordash as I do at my part time job.  Not that I would leave my part time job to do Doordash full time, because I’m getting a steady paycheck that I’ve been pulling in for over 2 years now.  That can stay right where it is, it’s going to help me pay off my credit card bill and get into a bigger house.  But doing the Doordashing on top of my part time job is going to be a tremendous help in getting me out of debt quickly.  I’m going to develop a laser focus on zero debt and work 7 days a week until I get there (hopefully).  When I’m not working I’m going to be working.  When I’m sleeping I’m going to be working.  When I’m eating I’m going to be working.  When I’m vaping I’m going to be working.  I’m going to be earning income 24/7.  This website your on right now is going to help me earn when I’m not directly working, hence I will be working 24/7, thanks to the power of blogging, the internet, and Google.

Right now I’m drinking lemonade instead of wine and I’m vaping instead of smoking cigarettes.  Those are the sacrifices I’m making so I can get out of debt faster.  One of the books I’m reading right now is “The Total Money Makeover” and the slogan of the book is “Live like no one else, so later you can live like no one else.”  I think of that slogan as I sacrifice alcohol and cigarettes.

Another thing I’m doing for extra money is writing on Textbroker.com.  I want to get my rating up so I get paid more per article, but that is a work in progress.  For now I bring in a few quarters for every piece, but it’s better than nothing and helps me refine my writing craft.  I get paid for writing by my blog and by Textbroker.  So far my writing income is only trickling in, but seeing some money come in is motivating and moves me forward with the writing in a more positive way.  I also like that when it comes to my blog it’s on 24/7.  I could earn money from it at any time.  I love writing so earning money off it is great for me, even if right now it’s not a lot.

Writing is creative work and I get to use my mind to work.  I’ve read in a prosperity book that working with your mind has the potential to pay you a lot more than working with your hands, so I’m going to keep working it to see if that will hold true for me.  I certainly hope it does.

Now that I’m done Doordashing for the day and I’ve made my $40 on a rainy day, I’m home and ready to write.  Writing is paying me something and that something I hope is going to turn into a lot and help me to get out of debt quickly.  Although I’m not going to rely on my painfully slow coming income from writing to get out of debt.  I’m going to work more on the things that are paying me more money like my part time job (which on some weeks is more like a full time job) and Doordash.  If I put the time into Doordash that I put into this website that would be a big chunk (if not the whole thing) off my credit card.  In other words, don’t expect my sole focus to be on writing at this point.

Although if the personal development works and I stop drinking then I have more energy at home and I might want to work on this blog even after my job and then Doordash.  I do afterall have a laser focus on paying off my debt.  I do like the sound of daily massive action.  I think I’ll probably end up doing the whole thing with a smile on my face.  I think I will and I’ll further do it with prosperous thoughts.

I like to keep my affirmations simple when I’m saying them to myself.  One affirmation I was just using was simply “I am prosperous”.  After you’ve just made $40 out of the blue you do feel prosperous.  I had no plans to make any money today when I woke up.  By 12:30 I was out the door to go to work!

When I was out there today it was busy.  I did have about 10 minutes in between my 2nd and 3rd order where I read a “The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity” by Catherine Ponder.  It was cool when it got me thinking prosperous affirmations and then shortly into reading the book there was another order.  I think if I can maintain a prosperous thinking while doing Doordash, I’ll have better results.

Here’s a tip for you if you want to do Doordash in your town.

Because seeing the Doordash customer is a wham bam thank you sir or maim thing, you only have the chance to say a couple sentences.  I usually start by saying hi, and after I give them their food I tell them thanks for ordering and (my favorite part) ENJOY your food.

That’s another thing I like about Doordash.  We are delivering food.  As human beings we need food to live, so by doing Doordash, you are helping people to live and getting paid for it.  It’s a nice way to exchange service for money.  Really, you could look at it as fulfilling work.  I have to admit I like feeding people, as my day job is at a restaurant and it feels good when you make food people enjoy.  Really, when I think about it, I wouldn’t trade my life for anyone else’s.  I live a rocking life and everyday I love my life more and more.  Makes me think about how much time I really have left, and only God knows that.  I could be gone tomorrow, I could last for another 6 decades.  I hope I last.  I hope that we all last.

I know some people don’t last.  Not everyone can last.  That doesn’t mean we have to think we won’t last.  The opposite is true.  We have to think we will last.  At least that way it gives us a fighting chance out there in the world, and we can get out of God’s way and let His miraculous plan work out in our lives.  We don’t have time to entertain negative thoughts.  At least I don’t.

I don’t really watch the news because of all the fear it creates.  In my opinion, the news creates a distrust among people, and that distrust is bad for business.  I realize that bad things do happen but that shouldn’t make us trust our fellow citizens any less.  I have had to recuperate my trust in humanity because of some of the people I have been in contact with.  Getting ripped off can happen to anyone.  Once I even had my car door slammed against my leg by a thug who wanted to steal my engraved lighter.  That doesn’t mean I don’t still talk to the people who bum cigarettes off me.  God wanted me to have that experience, and if he wants me to have it again then it’s going to happen.  If he wants me to use the shield he’s given me, then I’ll use the shield.  If he wants me to use the sword he’s given me… that’s for another post.

I will say that it was sweet to not expect to make any income, and then make some.  Especially on a rainy day.  Doordash was good to me today, and I have ambitions to have my first $100 day this month.  Things were going good, and then they got better.  Do you think that Doordash could have a positive impact on your own life?  Would you like to at least try it and see how you like it?

If you like the idea of Doordashing for extra income and would like to read my stories about my own experiences (you can leave comments on this blog about your own experiences and we can talk) then bookmark this website and check back every once in a while and read what’s new.  Or you could do one better and sign up for my email list.  On top of the new and best posts, you’ll also get a free eBook to give you something to read.  Stay on my list and you’ll have a front row seat in my progress on prosperity.  Getting out of debt and into a new house. Ending up a millionaire.  Who knows where it’s going to come from, but my story here on this blog is about the action, the chase, and cashing in.  It’s also about exponential increases.  If that sounds like your sort of thing (things I’ve actually done), consider subscribing.

Maybe if you decide to try Doordash, bring a book on prosperity with you to read in the down time (if there is any).  When you dash, you have to have orders to get paid, and it feels good when your thinking prosperously and then you get an order.

One of the benefits of Doordash is that you don’t have to wait years to get paid like you do with blogging.  On top of that, I’ve earned a lot more with Doordash than I have off the ads on this site.  That doesn’t mean this won’t change.  What it does mean is that when I play it smart, I’ll invest my time into the things that are paying me the most money, and then work business like hobbies when I’m not with the wife and kids.  I don’t want to be that far away from my family.  I have a debt to repay, yes.  But I can pay that debt and still spend time with my children when I’m not working.

On top of that I still find the time to write, which COULD end up paying me more than all my other jobs combined.  The thing is I really enjoy writing.  Even though my blog has paid me the least for the most work, I enjoy keeping it.  It’s a labor of love.  I love writing and blogging.  I love the written word.  I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.  Just the potential of that happening is enough for me to do the work and enjoy it.  It’s really a beautiful process even without the money.

And I have to be honest, I’m not even considering the money it would take to take blogging into a full time profession.  Not right now.  I’m doing it purely for the sake of taking action on creating my dream life.  How do you think you would feel if you wanted to be a writer and then you started writing?  How do you think you would feel if you started a collection of public writings on a blog?  Would you be scared?  Would you be excited?  Would you be thrilled?

I can tell you there’s nothing like doing it.  Maybe something will come from it, maybe something won’t.  But at least give it ten years before you decide whether you want to keep doing it or not.  By that time you should have a pretty good grip on blogging mastery, no matter what pace your going.  10 years is 10 years.  A decade of your life spent working your best on something.  That is a respectable amount of time to be writing in public.  Money aside, think of the sheer personal (and perhaps even professional) development you’d experience if you made that commitment.  I can tell you with two years experience blogging that I’ve definitely grown personally and even professionally over the course of that time. I believe a major reason I’m doing well right now is because I’ve been recording my learning experiences and my successes here on this blog.   Your blog can be a tool to help you increase your personal and professional (income) development.

That’s my post for today, and again, I hope you enjoyed it.

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Why Writing Is An Art

Writing and Art

Write like your life depends on it!

Writing is an art for the main reason that it’s your brain creating something.  Even if you make it up as you go, you are still creating something.  Your master plan will be revealed, so that you can make your millions, and live your life happily.  As long as you blog.

Oh yes! Writing is where it’s at.  There is a power in words (although you should take that with a grain of salt) and you can use your words to shape your life.  Some things will work, some things will not.  You’ll never know until you try.

If you’re a writer you’ll probably be excited at the idea of making money with your writing.  I can tell you that you really don’t need to do much other than write a bunch of posts and put Adsense up on your site.  The pennies will start coming in.  It’s free to join, as long as you have a blog, you can set it up.  And there is no time limit for how many clicks you need to get to make your first money.

The beauty of this is that your earning can exponentially grow with each day.  It took me about 3 months to make 50 cents.  Just last week I had a day where I made $5.02 in that single day.  Talk about percentage increases.  Just imagine what you could do if you made $100 in a single day off adsense.  If you could do it everyday, you be making a part time income.  When your writing is an art, making a part time income off it is a blessing.

But I’m not making $100 a day.  I’ve had a good day where I made $5 off of doing no more work, and it was all off my art.  If you want to do that, I’m your man.  And it’s only going to get bigger from here.

I have a Convertkit business in the works.  I’m going to switch domain names.  Take all the stuff about the schizophrenia out.  Just have a strictly business blog.  And sell Convertkit.  See if God will allow me to have that.  He’s allowed me an Adsense income.  I think I’ll have better luck on a new domain.

With blogging, maybe you’ll have an income, maybe you won’t, but you do it more for the action of writing.  Writing your art in a public place.  You might rub off on people, and I mean in the best way possible.  Your influence could grow.   Really there is nothing stopping you but yourself.  Take action now and write your next blog post.

So I’m going to make this website about personal development, the law of attraction, and affirmations, along with whatever else I want to write.

Here are some affirmations for a professional blogger.  Feel free to use these examples and craft your own.  I have read that making affirmations your own increases their power.

  1. I am swimming in money from my blog.
  2. I make $4,000 a month from blogging and I’m moving my family into a bigger house.
  3. I will be debt free.
  4. This has the makings of a beautiful story.
  5. My art prospers me now.
  6. I have my home office.
  7. My home office is clean and my vision board is clear.
  8. I keep up on the housework.
  9. I do things with my family.
  10. I work my part time job, but I don’t have to, it’s just extra income.
  11.  I love my life.
  12. I have all the money I need.
  13. I help other people get all the money they need.
  14. I help a lot of people.
  15. Writing is art, and I feel good about my pursuit.
  16. My perfect business is coming to me now.
  17. I perfect the art the writing.
  18. I now have all the money I need.
  19. I prosper in all things that I do, especially writing.
  20. I am a best selling author.

I hope this post and these affirmations helped you.  Thanks, and God Bless.

Grow

Grow

Grow

Grow

I keep updating the headline and the tagline to this site.  I just started the habit of looking at the headline and tagline before starting a post.  With the headline and the tagline in mind, I’m going to write these posts.

This post is designed to help you grow.  Both personally and professionally.  It’s also designed to show you that blogging is the best way to grow personally and professionally.  Let me show you.

(Note:  There is an affiliate link in this post that if you buy, I will get paid.  This comes at no extra cost to you. )

2 Years Experience Blogging

I’ve been blogging here at JesseCreel.com for 2 years now.  I’ll admit, at first I was blogging about triumphs over personal problems like schizophrenia.  I think that can be a little scary for Google to embrace, as I had trouble getting Adsense on my site in the early stages.  I wasn’t approved.  I tried again, after making my site about the business of blogging, with lots of fresh posts about email marketing and how literally anyone could get in the game and build a work from home business.  I had success and was approved for Adsense.

Adsense is my only form of monetization for this site, as of 5/20/2018.  I definitely have plans to expand into other forms of monetization but for now I’m just writing for practice.  I want to further hone my craft.  I’ve already written 143 posts, some of them good length posts.  Really, I have to do a lot better than 143 if I really want to get my writing up to speed.  Makes me think I really should be blogging daily.  Admittedly, my speed is slow.

I do however get the work done.  Week by week.  I’m going to get my post count up and then see where my Adsense earning are.  I plan to do a post when I get my first payout of $100.  It’s really too early  to predict where my lifetime blog earnings are going to land.  I’m will say though that I’m going to plant the seeds on the internet, and let God take care of the rest.

I have 2 years experience blogging, and I can tell you it’s been a slow ride.  If you are a blogger you know what I’m talking about.  All you can do is hone your craft and pray something sticks.  I can tell you how to do it slowly.

10 Thick Spiral Bound Notebooks Filled

I am almost at a completed 10 journals.  At 300 pages per journal that’s 3,000 pages of journal entries.  You could say I’ve been practicing for years.  A lot of it is about personal development.  It’s about quitting smoking and drinking.  It’s about exercising.  It’s about building a business.  It’s about personal struggles with questions on how I can solve the problems.  So far it’s landed me an income of over $1,000 a month.  That’s after taxes.  My personal development is working for me.  It’s an even more powerful statement when you consider that I’m a schizophrenic who has held a part time job for over 2 years now.  I’m working, I’m paying taxes, contributing to society, raising a family (with the help of my darling wife), I’m journaling my personal development, I’m blogging, I’m playing rock and roll blues songs, I’m writing poetry, and I’m keeping up with the housework.  I do all these things and I pay my credit card bill down slowly over time.  After the credit card bill I will be working on the mortgage and time keeps ticking and I still don’t have a 401K plan for my retirement.  I’m not worried because I’m not the one in control.  God is in control.  If I make righteous choices God is going to take care of me.  Not to mention my family of a wife and two kids.  Not to mention the rest of my family like parents, brother, and inlaws.  Not to mention my friends and the rest of the world.

Sometimes my blog posts get into talking like I was talking to the Lord, and I’m not going to run from me.

I’ve written all kinds of letters to myself and to God.  I have a relationship with God.  It’s in my journals.

I’ve written 10 journals so far and I’m still writing today.  Just the sheer volume of work speaks.  I love the directions it takes me.

Why Blogging?

So I’ve written all these journals.  Why not just keep journaling and hone the craft of writing that way?

I’ll tell you.  It’s because it’s not public.

When it’s out in the public something changes.  You change.  And you change more than if you were keeping it all to yourself.  You learn to not just write for yourself, but to write for an audience.  You start asking yourself the questions “what problems can I solve for my audience?” and “What are my audience’s pain points?”.

Then you come up with a solution that will help your audience.

For me my audience is people who want to develop personally and professionally, especially when they are facing other challenges in their life that have nothing to do with work.  When a schizophrenic can make over $1,000 a month every month for 2 years running he’s doing something good, and you might be able to learn something.

But with my job I’ve only just begun.  The job is just a springboard for the blog, giving me what I need every month to maintain a business, keep my doors open, and plant seeds regularly in the hopes for a harvest.  I realize earning an income from blogging takes time, and that’s all right with me.  I am in it for the long haul and plan to do it for as long as 10 years to get it right.  To take it a step further, as long as no one stops me, I’m going to be living and blogging to 100.  In other words my work is in it’s infancy and I’ve already made more than half a dollar.  Just imagine what my (and your) blog could look like in 10 years if we’ve stuck with it regularly.  It could be an empire of posts!  Wouldn’t it feel good to know you’ve accomplished massive public works that potentially the whole world could see and learn from.  Wouldn’t it make you feel good that you did that?  I revel in my 2 years of blogging, my $.58, my 143 posts, and my 400 visitors a month.  Now I just work to better my results.

It’s incredibly fun blogging.  Seeing the results and adjusting your efforts so that they become more of what you want.  YOU become more of what you want to be.  That’s the power of blogging.  You become more of you and you want to do it your way, don’t you?

So blog.

If you want to take it the next logical step and build a business then:

Build An Email List

If you’ve done any research at all into how to make money with a blog then you’ll already know that “the money is in the list”.  By people giving you their email address you are getting intimate access to them.  They want more of what you have.  They are your potential customers.  If you want to make money with your blog you are going to have to have customers. The best way to get in touch with potential customers is to collect their email addresses and mail them your work and your offers.  On that note, it’s never to early to sell to them.  I only have 18 subscribers as of today and I’m already selling to them.  It’s good practice for when you have a bigger list with more potential buyers.  It’s good to get comfortable with potentially collecting money from your list.  A good way to do that is to start selling.

Again my blog is in it’s infancy, and I’m really only selling one affiliate product at this point.  It’s an email list provider called Convertkit.  When you have a blog and want to start an email list, I’m your man.  Apart from the service itself, I have found Convertkit to have a helpful blog, and that the extra bonuses they offer members really goes the extra mile to help you convert your subscribers into raving super customers.

If you want to talk about growing, growing an email list is a very exciting (although slow in the beginning) adventure.  Nurturing your list is also exciting as you get to further your people and sales skills and potentially increase your income.  This also goes with furthering your ability to solve problems for your audience, really the most important part in the equation of earning money with your blog.

As you build an email list you grow personally and professionally.  You refine your personal life so you get better results in your professional life.  You build your list and then nurture a relationship with them.  When your blogging, the older you get, the better your blog becomes.  It’s fulfilling when you know that the post you send your list today is going to be better then the post you sent out a week ago.   Not to mention that all this personal and professional development could lead to the lifestyle you want to live.  I know that so far for me, personal development has taken me leaps and bounds further along the road to success, and there is no end in sight.  Don’t you want a business in your life where the sun never sets?

 

Work Produces Income, Therefore I Speak About Work

This post will be about the last two days I was at work in the store.  I wasn’t performing sales operations.  I did what needed to be done for the company.  This post is simply to inspire you to know schizophrenics can work.  Although I’m not like schizophrenics you may see on YouTube, I do hear voices everyday, and they tell me anything from the bad to the good.  I influence what their talking about with my thoughts and actions.  I’ve learned to cope with the voices that tell me to die, and am making some changes in my life that I think will really benefit me in the future.  I think we as workers in the USA or anywhere need to take a minute to acknowledge that by working we ARE really heros.  We are supporting our families, contributing to society, and if your anything like me, giving to help the less fortunate.  That’s part of the reason I keep this blog, and that purpose is to serve schizophrenics valuable knowledge they can take action on.  If you like what you read, consider subscribing to my email list, you’ll even get a free ebook.

Day 1 Speaking About Work

They had me take the day off sales calls because the company truck needed to be picked up.  It had just been worked on to fix the refrigeration in the back and something to do with a brake line.  We tried to pick the truck up earlier in the week but it wasn’t ready yet, the part hadn’t come in.

First thing in the morning I go with a coworker, him driving, to the truck yard.  We talked about him getting a better paying job, and a new opportunity he had to do something exciting.  I talked about my blog, and shared with him what I was doing online.  We talked about learning finances even when we didn’t have the money to invest.  It doesn’t go without saying that I write for schizophrenics, so when I told him I had a book called “Schizophrenic Sales Success” I didn’t know what he would think about it.  It didn’t occur to me to ask him to join my list, as I have with another one of the people I know.  We got to the truck yard.

The guys weren’t there yet, and we pulled up on the owner who was about to open up the gate.  I thought I was meeting with the guy I’m used to dealing with, but this was the owner of the yard.  He said we could “absolutely” park our car in the yard while we figured this whole thing out.  I didn’t know if we could take the truck until the guys showed up at 10am, which was about 10 minutes away.

Turns out the keys were in it, and the owner, seeing as the account was already settled, just let us take off.  I like dealing with the business owners, those are the people I like dealing with, not that I don’t like talking to receptionists. At any rate, I was back to the store in a half hour.

Originally I was under the assumption that someone would be going with me to help me move the 60 cases of water I was going to pick up.  When I finished picking the truck up and got back to the store they told me I was flying solo for this trip.

So off I went.  I went to the store, picked up the 60 cases of water, and drove to the 2 other stores and then back to my home store.  I dropped off 20 cases of water to each store.  I really didn’t even mind doing it on my own, it just takes a little longer.

And I’m in for the long haul, everyday.  That’s part of my philosophy.  In my sales capacity I want to build long term relationships, where they order every year.  This day though, was about driving, and then after I lifted 60 cases of water worked with the meat at the store doing sandwich portions.  It took from from about 10am to 2pm to deliver the water.  I got off around 4 so it really wasn’t too bad, I got in at 9.  I got some hours!  And that’s what I need to exist right now.

Really I could use a lot more, but my job is a blessing.  There’s a lot I can build on as evidence in this blog.  This was day 1.

Day 2 Speaking About Work

Friday is TryDay Friday at my work.  Recently they started doing free samples, a summer thing, every Friday.  For a while we were sampling ribs, but now we’ve moved on to our meats, cheeses, and cookies.  It’s my job on Friday to host the TryDay Friday.

It’s really pretty easy.  First thing I do some house maintenance, and help out my coworkers.  I chat with them.  I go to the bank for my boss.  I come back from the bank and start the session.

It’s 3 hours long and today it was eased by my blog, which I reread and thought about.  I reread Success Hourly and it made me think that I really need to wrap my head around not smoking.

That’s what writing does for you, it helps you get your life together.  At any rate, I did the TryDay Friday and talked to some nice people, and that’s my job.  I’m giving away free product, and people love that.  Sure, some won’t take it, but some take even more than they should.  It all evens out.  And they buy!

We sold a good amount of sandwiches considering it was raining heavily for some of the day.  Really it was a slow day.  That’s our summertime.  It’s time for sales work, and generating more business.  The store doesn’t do much. It’s the holidays that’s the reason my company is in business.  It’s 50 hour weeks, 7 days straight.  But it’s okay, because the rest of the year is easy, and it’s a fun job with good people.  Granted we don’t make much.

I’ve read that high paid salespeople and CEO’s can be the most miserable people.  It’s the poor who are just happy to be alive and take great joy in living.  I don’t believe it for a second.  I think that you simply have more choices when your rich.  Really compared to alot of the world, I have alot of choices, and I’m poor compared to a wealthy American.  I set aside the time I’m spending now to live that life.  Of making it.  Granted I have a lot of help.

I am impossible at staying focused at this point, but I was speaking about my Day 2 at work, and I did the TryDay Friday.  Afterwards it was just working with the team until there were only 2 of us, and we closed it down at 6.

I got there at 10, left at 6, did 8 hours.  And it was fun, it felt good, I like working with the people I’m working with, there’s growth opportunities, I get the best jobs which is driving and I love driving.  I can really zone out and getting paid to do it is great!  I also like working in the store as I did on this day, with coworkers, some of which I would also consider friends.

So I like producing an income, and working those hours, whether I’m selling or I’m working in the store, is giving me that income.  And I’m a schizophrenic.  I can tell you that talking to people helps to relieve the schizophrenia.  Instead of imagined voices I hear their REAL voices and it’s a relief that someone doesn’t know what’s going on inside of my head.

Ending Speaking About Work

 

The end is that there will be another post about work, because it’s never ending.  With continued work is continued opportunity to improve and become MORE of a success.  I hope my work inspires you to work yourself, and if you like it and would like my free ebook “Schizophrenic Sales Success”  get on my email list, and you’ll get the book and updates to this blog.  This is a win win.

To Your Success,

Jesse Creel

Working For Almost 12 Hours And Then Playing For The Jackpot

I spent 5 dollars.

One on a 43 million dollar jackpot, and 4 on a 228 million dollar jackpot.

I hope I win.

But I also delivered over 6,000 box lunches to the race track over the last two days.  That was an accomplishment.

And I got to work with my brother.  We delivered together.

It was nice of them to put us two together for the delivery.

But we did it.

For about 5 hours I spent my time putting the box lunches into bags, marking the bags, and stacking them up.

Then putting them onto the truck, which was running to keep the cooling on.  It ran for hours.

And the team I was working on was kicking ass.  We were doing double what the other team was doing, and they really had me working.

When I walked in this morning I was told my team was going to be the best because I was on it.  I said they were too nice.  I’m just a regular guy.  That’s what I told them.

On the first trip, yesterday to deliver 100 bags or so, the GPS took us through the city, when we could have just gone around the beltway.  But I didn’t know how to get there so I was at the mercy of the GPS.  My brother was with me, and he sort of lost his mind over the traffic on the way back yesterday.

So today we got the directions from the president of the company and it took us right there.  It was a lot easier.

Today when we were there I was noticing a particularly attractive woman, who was wearing high heeled shoes and a tight dress and she had some very attractive legs.

There was another woman after I had my look who was standing in front of her, and then another woman came out of nowhere and starting walking right up to the truck to where I was sitting.

She looked at me and I looked at her and she kind of mimicked my gesture to her and then she looked at me again and grabbed her crotch.  Like I was a rockstar and I was being given attention by whores.

I did have two rockstar energy drinks today, one on the way to the first delivery.

I drove there twice today.

And I drove a larger box truck then I was used to driving.

8 feet longer.

And 18 footer.

And I don’t know how we would have delivered all 6,000 box lunches in our little 10 foot truck.  We would have had to made 3 trips.

But we had an 18 footer, so we only had to make 2 trips and there was plenty of room.

When I delivered the first delivery though there was 366 bags.  It took up almost all of the 18 feet.  It was by far the biggest of the sections we had to do.

If you figure there are 9 box lunches in each bag, that’s a lot of box lunches.

And I, my brother, and one other guy got them all there.  It was just me and my brother on that last trip.  It was nice because he didn’t complain much.

But all in all it was a good thing.

I got plenty of hours this week, and that’s a good thing for me and my family.

And I want to do more for them, as much as I can do, to help support them.

That’s why I write this blog.  For them.  So that I can be a better father by earning income from my writing.

It is much harder than it seems though.

At least that’s the way it’s been for me.

I feel like some of the commentors on this site are yanking my chain.  Telling me it’s good and not being genuine.  I would rather they come right out and say they don’t like me.  Instead of being nice and leaving trash in their comments.

I still have no subscribers to my list, so that’s a failure.  An ongoing one.  But I really need to spend some sober time editing my ebook so I can give that away as a freebie.  Something to get people to put their email address in.

Because I would love to start a business online and sell products to people.  I just need readers, and that comes with writing.

So I gotta write.  And write I will.  Write until the cows come home.

And that’s what I say we all could do.  Write.  Write like our lives depended on it.  Write and put blood, sweat, and tears into it.  I say that’s the way we get it done.

And we may never make any money at all off of our work.  But 10 years down the line that won’t matter, because we will have grown.  We will have accomplished something.

We’ll probably end up giving up the cigarettes.  So we can be wealthy.

Or we’ll just keep smoking and smoke our money.  We might have so much of it that it won’t matter, and we’ll still be able to leave our children money when we die.

That’s what I’m going for…. health, wealth, and wisdom.

And I figure you can have all three and still drink and smoke.

Probably would be better if you didn’t, but you want to enjoy yourself, so here’s to you.

But after working 12 hours, and driving a big box truck all day I was tired.

So tired I passed out.  I couldn’t drink anymore.  It was making me feel sick.

Tonight my wife and I are going out to eat.  I’m really looking forward to it as we haven’t been out in a while.  I’m going to eat a lot and drink a little.  I’m really looking forward to it.

But I’ve got to get my stuff together.  And I don’t curse on purpose, because I want everyone to be comfortable.  But I really do.

I’ve got to stop spending all my money on cigarettes and alcohol, and then buying groceries and gas on my credit card.  I’ve paid it off a thousand dollars, but now I’m spending on it again, and I’m really losing control.

Internet, if I can ever get my habits under control, and not buy alcohol and cigarettes when I don’t have the money, I’ll be in a lot better place.

And I think that’s what my writing is leading me to.  That’s where it’s leading us to.  Sober, non smoker, exerciser.

But really that would be no fun, and I’m really at my best when I’m smoking and drinking.

So it’s going to be hard to stop.

I’ve been trying since the beginning of this year.  We’re almost 6 months into it and I’m still smoking.

But back to the work.

The work of writing.

And work it is.

I go for 2,000 words each post.  I don’t always get there but often times I do.

I’ve still got a ways to go before I reach that word count, but I’ve already told you about my day.

So what do I blog about next?

How do I make this blog post worth it for you?

I could tell you I’m going to win 228 million dollars tonight, and become a multimillionaire overnight.

But what good would that do you?

I’m looking for the real value here.

What can I give to you?

I can give you my love.

And I do.

I can tell you that woman grabbing her crotch while I was looking at the pretty girl was an encounter.

She wasn’t bad looking either.  Not exceptionally pretty, but good looking.

The one woman though, she had legs forever.  A real nice looking body.  I like being around those kinds of people.  They get my motor going.

I guess you could say that I’m one of those attractive people.  Although my addictions are pretty ugly, I’m not bad looking on the outside.  Older women are always telling me how beautiful my eyes are.

Not to brag, but the ladies are attracted to me in a bad kinda way.  They like me smoking and drinking.  And I like them smoking and drinking.  Not that I would ever do anything about it, I’m married.  But I like seeing them.  I like talking to them.  I like being around them.  Especially when I’m working.

Although really when I was working there was an attractive manager that kept telling me how good I was and because I didn’t turn on my member and get it going with her there seemed to be a disconnect working with her.

I’m married and I don’t play games.  I don’t have the energy.  I just do my job, that’s what I need to do.  And I write this blog.  I almost do want to write dirty things.

Like what I want to do to my wife tonight while our daughter is out sleeping over my parents house.

But I try to be a gentleman so really I can’t go into that.

What I can tell you is that I sometimes try not to even look at other woman.  Don’t want to get the thoughts about doing them in my head.  But that makes it so when I do look, I look to much or I’m too much of a creep and I weird people out.  I should probably just look more.

I don’t think it makes you a bad person if you look at other women when your married to a perfectly good woman already.  Your only looking.  I like it.

I don’t want to like it too much though.  I don’t want to get started doing things I shouldn’t be doing.  Maybe if I ever made a million dollars off this blog it would be easier to have a girlfriend, but that doesn’t mean I WOULD have one.

What I would do if I had a million dollars is travel all the time.  And write about my experiences on this website.  That would be the life.

I want to do it.  Let me know how I can better serve you in the comments.  Or sign up for my list.  I’ll send you primo content.  Right to your inbox.

This is the way it is done.  You write your content until it’s done.  You write until you meet your quota.  Do this thing.  Do this thing now.  You can do it.  Write your blog post.

I worked for 12 hours, and I’m a schizophrenic.  That’s an accomplishment.  Even if I’m only getting paid $20,000 a year.  I definitely want to find out how I can make more money, but I think it all starts with me doing what I’m doing now.  Which is writing.

I do rely quite a bit on intuition so it may piss you off I do have any evidence for what I “think”.  That’s okay with me.  I’m still going to go with my gut.  I’m going to make the right call for myself and for my family.  I’m going to do the thing and have the power.

That’s all I can do, or anyone can do.  You have to write from the heart.  What comes to you.  This is the way it is done.  I can say because I write all the time.  I know how to write.  And it can be done by anyone who can write.  And that would be a lot of people.

But working at my job for 12 hours at 12 dollars an hour is a good day for me.  I used to try to sell and I sucked at being a business man so I had to take a low paying hourly job just to create an income.  It sucks, but it’s also a blessing because so far I haven’t found any other job I can DO.

And I want to do a job.  I want to work hourly.  It’s good for me.  I like it. I want to do more.  I have the weekend off and then I’m back to work.  But I’ve really got to get something going on this website because I’m going back to 30 hours a week and I’m going to have plenty of time to work on my business.

So here’s to working when your off, so that you have the chance to enjoy the benefits of your work later.  There’s always the possibility.

Thanks for reading,

Jesse Creel

Schizophrenia, Healing, and Empowerment

Yes, I am a schizophrenic.

And I have been for about 7 years.  Since I lost my job in 2010.  That’s a landmark for me.  I’ve since recovered and have another job.

But it wasn’t always this way.  At one point I had to heavily rely on my family to stay with them and get by.  They helped me pay my debts when I didn’t have the motivation to pay them myself.  At one point I hated working and wasn’t able to like the things I had to do.  So I didn’t do them.  I would just sit around and listen to the voices tell me to die, and at one point they had me convinced I was going to die.  That this was it.  That it was over.  Tears came down my eyes.

And they still tell me to die.  But I haven’t yet, and I’m recovered and working.  And I’m in the process of improving.  Of living life again.  Of solving problems, or at least working on them… and I’ve come to a conclusion.

If I have schizophrenia all that means is that I have to work harder than a normal person to achieve success.  So that’s exactly what I’m doing.

I have some serious issues to tackle, like my credit card debt.  Which is almost more than I can handle… but I’ve got to stay committed to paying it off to a zero balance in the shortest amount of time possible.  And I can do it.  Tied into my problem of debt is my problem of not getting enough hours at my job.  I’m working and that’s a success, but I’m not consistently getting 40 hour work weeks.  I’ve got to increase my income, and get full time work… so I’m working on finding another job.

I do love the one I’m working now though.  I’ve met some great people working there and the job is practically easy.  But it’s something you do when you can’t do anything else.  And at the time I took the job, I really couldn’t do anything else.

But now I’m getting it together and I’d like to work at a place that offered benefits like a 401k.  I’m looking forward to the future now.  For my family.  You see, I have a wife and two kids.

And I’ve really got to start looking out for myself, for them.  Rock and roll, sales, and network marketing really took their tolls on my working life and I lost far more than I gained.  At the same time those were some of my most valuable life lessons.  I learned later that you should only seeks gains when there’s little or no risk.  Otherwise you could end up losing it all.  And that’s exactly what I did.

And although I’m working successfully I still haven’t recovered from the losses I took when I was finding my path.  My path now is not to rely on social security for disability but to work 40 or 50 hours every week and pay off my debt as fast as possible.

And there are millions of jobs out there so I’m optimistic.  I’m thinking I’ll will eventually find the right job for me and I’ll be able to work full time, and I will have improved my life again.

And I must keep those improvements coming.

So now that I’ve healed parts of my life of the schizophrenia and I can still work in spite of it… I’m ready to move on to other parts of my life and heal and become empowered in them as well.  And if you want to take that journey with me as well, my friend, you are more than welcome to.  The way I see it is we are in for a lot of hard work, and a lot of blessings too.  May they come in avalanches of abundance.

So I’m empowered to make progress, and the faster it is the better.  We’ve got to find ways to speed things up because you do know that our time is one of our most valuable resources.  Only so much of it, and then it’s over so better make the best of it.

I know for certain that hard work is a good thing and it amounts to something.  What it amounts to depends on how well you do it, but no matter what your capacity hard work is a good value.  I have learned to like hard work.  And I love putting hard work into my creativity because that’s just so much fun.  So as we work, we can have fun, and doesn’t that make your day just so much better?!

If we could only get our creativity to lead to income, now then we’d really be talking.  And walking.  Walking the walk.  That’s what we want to do so it’s time to take massive action right now.  Think of something you can do that will add value to a massive number of people, and do that thing right now!  Stop reading this and go do it, the blog will be here when you’ve finished.  Take massive action!

I hope that empowered you to take the first step, or the next step… if you didn’t yet stop and take massive action toward one of your goals, then go do it now!  I’m writing this to tell you I believe in you and I know you can live the life of your dreams.  Get on with it!

And if your a schizophrenic and your say, waiting to get on disability, and you need money now, go out and find a job!  You can do it!  And you can work and recover and get your life in better shape.  I did it, you can too!

And you know there’s going to be haters out there, hating on you for doing you.  You just got to “Shake it off” as Taylor Swift says.

And work your tail off.  You can do it!

So if your schizophrenic, or suffering from any other problem… heal! and be empowered!  Share your story with others once you’ve got a better hold on your life and help others to avoid the same mistakes you made.  A few will learn from you and put into action what they’ve learned.  And those few people who become better because you helped them are benefited by your contribution.  Become a better person and have a more positive impact on the world!

I love you, thanks for reading.

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