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A Pause From My New Book, Reflections, And A Poem

I’ve started a new book.  It’s called “Love, Sex, Marriage, Babies, and Schizophrenia”.  It’s no coincidence that those things all happened in that order.

I started it yesterday, and I’m going to write like I have the fury in me, over the course of the next few weeks.  I’ll be drinking and writing, and having the time of my life.

I just wanted to write this for you to let you know I’ve been doing something.  I haven’t really been paying much attention to this blog, and it’s a disservice to you and me.  That’s why I wanted to come to you to write today to let you know what’s happening with Jesse Creel.

A lot of what’s been covered on my blog has been about employment and working even though you have schizophrenia.  Although I will always be writing about what it’s like to have schizophrenia, I may not continue to write about work.  Not for someone else at any rate.  I like to think of myself as a businessman, and I’m in business for myself.

In all reality though, I am a worker.  That’s what allows me to try and start a business.  If I couldn’t pay what I needed to pay, this blog, my book, my rock and roll songs, wouldn’t be possible.  The point though is to work my way out of working, and live an abundant and joyful life with my family.

I’ve been trying for many months to make a business out of this blog and I’m not getting the results I’m looking for.  I’ve been reading and trying to refine my idea so that I can see “Will It Fly”.  I might take the focus off working an hourly job, because you know that working an hourly job isn’t as good as barely working and having stacks of cash.  I think I may take a try at writing for entertainment purposes only, instead of self help.  See what kinds of results I can get when I’m writing about say for instance, marriage or sex.

All I know is that I have to keep the action going.  I’ve been visualizing, but the zest really comes from the action of writing, so I’ve got to keep it going there.

The reflections are that work is work, and really, I’d rather be doing something else.  I’d rather be writing.

I’ve written about my expectation of winning a massive jackpot, and my new and further expectation is that my new book will be a New York Times Bestseller.  I talk a big game, and I don’t know anything else to do but die or do it and I’m still alive.  So I must be doing it.  I just say one should dream big.

So I’m going to keep this blog, and I’m going to keep my email list, and if you haven’t yet signed up for it, do that now.

I don’t know when the next post is going to be, but I want you to know that this won’t be the last time I write you.  I’m keeping you in mind, and I want to help, if only just to entertain you.

So I leave you with a poem I’m writing just right now…

Ode To Work

Oh work, how you make me live

Oh work, how you allow me to give

Oh work, you give me my money

Oh work, I think of you even when your not there

 

Oh boss, I love you

Oh boss, You’ve given me a chance

Oh boss, I want to do right by you

Oh boss, thank you for a job

 

Oh worker, do your job

Oh worker, I respect you

Oh worker, would you like a cigarette

Oh worker, will you come back next year

 

Oh job, I’m going to retire you

Oh job, I’m going to be a millionaire

Oh job, thank you for all you’ve done for me

Oh job, I’ll be back as a customer because I’m NOT burning this bridge

 

 

Thanks for reading, I really love you for doing that.

Please do sign up for my email list, you be doing you and me both a favor.

Take Care,

Jesse Creel

I Expect To Win A Massive Jackpot

Yes, I expect to win a massive jackpot playing the lottery.

I’ve just bought my second book by a guy named Eddie Coronado.  He writes to help people use the law of attraction to win the lottery.  So far I’ve read it one time, although I’m almost through with my second reading of the book.  Today I was even taking quotes down from the book into my journal.

What I’m saying is that I’m committed to using the Law of Attraction to MAN-IFEST a massive lottery jackpot win.  I’m starting to get the expectation that I’ll win.  I’m starting, through creative visualization to BELIEVE that I AM holding a giant check, and the check is for a massive jackpot win.

The point is that I’m feeling like a multi millionaire.  I feel like my debt is paid off, and that I’m moving my family into a better house.

What this is going to do, in case you are wondering, is it’s going to be proof, LIVE on the internet that one can MANIFEST a massive lottery win.  One can WIN a massive jackpot.  Writing this post a reporter could write about how I stated my expectation and THEN WON.  I’ve visualized it, and I think I’m going to lay low after the win and take the money anonymously.  Another of my favorite visualizations is holding the oversized check they give you when you win a big lottery prize.  I have just started though and in the new Eddie Coronado book I bought it says that 6 months of committed work is what you should expect when your talking about seeing results from affirmations, visualizations, thoughts, words, and feelings.

So as with my last free blog on blogger, I’m going to write about my expectation with winning the lottery.  I know I’m going to do it, and I’m working through the reservations through my practice of affirmation and visualization.

There really is a lot more to it than just affirmation and visualization.  I come with a journal.  Pen and paper in hand, and a book of my choosing.  As of late it’s been the book of winning the lottery through the Law of Attraction.  I’ve just started two days ago, committed spiritual practice, but I’m already feeling excited about it!  I’ve written in my journal many times about my belief that I was a jackpot winner, and now I’ve committed so I expect it will happen fast, and I know that now I’ve committed to winning a massive jackpot and will visualize it everyday, it will Happen.

This blog will be the testimony.  I will log my progress in working with the Law of Attraction, and now at this point in time you know that it is real, and that it works in the world.  That ANYONE can win a massive jackpot playing the lottery, or doing anything else that could make them a multi millionaire, and AMEN to freedom.

So thanks for reading, I know that when I win, and post a picture of the giant anonymous check you’ll finally believe me, that it’s real, and that maybe even you can do it too.  Here’s to Law of Attraction lottery winners!

Jesse Creel

Schizophrenic Sells Deal Number 10

Success

This picture is my personal approval of journaling and writing to grow your life.

The point of this post though is to inform you that I’ve made another sale.

This brings my count to 10 that I know of.  It’s possible there have been sales even though they didn’t say my name when they ordered.  In some ways it’s difficult to track what’s your sale.

But I’ve been keeping a count of my sales, and so far it looks like after I found out from one of the managers I had made another sale, I’m up to 10 now.  She said that they called and wanted to place a $200 order, but in working with the customer, the manager said she was a little crazy.

The manager said that she clearly took the order for a veggie tray, and the woman said she thought she had ordered a fruit tray.  The manager said the customer was just a little off. I figure the quality of the customer will increase over time, as I get better.

So it’s a celebration.  I’m having green tea and writing this blog post.

Really I can’t tell you what it’s like to be on the phone with a customer actually taking the order, the people at the stores do that.  I just send them to the store and they are served by the associate.  I can tell you what it’s like to do the work.

I was out today for instance.  Selling.  One of them told me no, they didn’t want the food, and on the way out there were wasps blocking me.  I had to proceed slowly with caution.

There were also dragonflies.

I just walk in and offer them lunch.  Two box lunches to be exact, one ham and one turkey.  Both made that morning.  On top of the sandwich they get a side, a drink, a cookie, and a pickle.  They get two of those, and a fold with some ordering forms, lunch specials, and coupons if they want to come into the store.

I park at a large office building or business park.  Today it was a business park.  I took 4 bags and 4 folders and started walking.  I went into the first place.

They wanted the lunches.  They were nice.  I went to the next place, they didn’t eat meat.  Then I gave away the 2nd.  And so on.

A couple people told me they didn’t want it, but for the most part everyone accepted and was friendly and happy to see me.

One particular place, a skin therapy place, the people were very friendly and happy to see me.  They were both women, and we got along great.

On top of getting delivery orders I’m also getting foot traffic.

Just today, I did a followup to a real estate agent, and he said he was going to come in for lunch today.  It just so happened I was in the store he was in, and I got to thank him on his way out.  It was great.

I did hear something like his voice after I was off.  I was outside.  I couldn’t make out what he was saying but his message seemed like it was saying I was good.

I love it when the schizophrenia makes me feel good.  Like I’m good.  Schizophrenia can really be a blessing.

And you can stay thankful for your blessings everyday when the voices start telling you you are going to die.  Thankful for another day you can live life. Another day you can raise your family, you can work your job, you can work on your goals, you can try and get a little better, another day.

What I’ve learned is that we are all going to die.  You can be certain that you only have so much time left.  That being said, with respect to that, it makes you want to live more fully today.  It’s a special trick you can learn from schizophrenia, a deep gratitude for life. You’ll need that gratitude when your selling.

For me it comes easy because I’ve landed a job that pays me whether I sell or not.  I do sell, and I will probably be getting bonuses, but right now it’s my hourly.  Not everything I do is sales activity, I do work in the store helping the customers or doing prep work.  I enjoy working with the food in the store, and I enjoy doing the sales work.  I enjoy getting results.  Sales.  More sales.  Many sales.

That’s where I’m going, many sales.  Who knows, I might even be able to drastically increase my income in my current job.  I’d like a 6 figure a year job, but considering my inability to work for several years, I think staying where I am is a good move.

They like me where I work.  They’ve promoted me.  I do things no other associate in our 3 store company does.  My advice to you if you hear voices, is get a job with people you can work with.  People who will love working with you, and that you can love working with.  I know it’s possible, because I’ve found such a place.

Even if you don’t make that much money, you hear voices and you can do your job.  You bring home SOME bacon.  Being a productive member of society is much better than just staying at home only working on your dreams.  It’s much better to work and then have your side hustle, that is IF you CAN work.

So my message to you, if or if you don’t hear voices everyday, is to work.  If you want your line of work to be in sales, then sell.  It’s hard for normal people to sell, your going to have to work extra hard and extra smart just to do the same job a normal person would do, but you can do it!  Just find that right place for you, and work your tail off.

Also if you want to get a free ebook on how to sell when you hear voices you can get it on the home page.  www.jessecreel.com

Thanks for reading, here’s to your success,

Jesse Creel

40 Ways For A Schizophrenic To Get And Hold A Job

Hello internet world.  This is Jesse Creel and I’m writing to you today to let you know I care.  I want to help.  So if your a schizophrenic who wants to work, I figured these tips might help you on your way.  Drink deeply of them, and soak it up.  I’ve been working for 2 years now at the same job and I’ve been a schizophrenic the entire time.  I had a really hard time at first when things first went haywire.  Now I’m back to working, and I’m happy to be paying taxes and contributing to society.  The same can be with you.  If your a schizophrenic and want to work, then this is for you.  I hope you gain some insight from this post, and can put one or two things to work in your life and that you benefit from reading this post.  Here’s to your success even though you hear voices!

  1. Love Your Job- Even if you hate working, love your work.  It will take discipline to do this, but it will be well worth it, and you may even get promoted for doing such a good job.  Not only should you love the hands on work you do, you should also love your customers.  Put love into your work with the product, and love your customers for paying your check to you.  Love your job, even if it’s a conscious choice.
  2. Do Something You Can Love-  Yes again, it’s all about the love.  If you can’t stand working a cash register then get a job where you get to work more with your hands.  I’ve found, as a schizophrenic, it really helps to have hands on work.  The voices can’t chase away your work ethic, so if you can be a hard worker everyday, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to get and hold a job.  That would be a good thing for all things that are right in the world.  At least until you win that lottery drawing.
  3. Find Reasons To Work-  Maybe you’ve applied for disability and it’s taking too long.  Maybe you have a family and need the money to support them.  Maybe you just need to pay your bills so you don’t have to rely on your family to support you, and you can be free of being a burden to them… at least partly depending on how much money you make.  Find many, many, many, many reasons to work.  Money can definitely be a motivator so use that motivation to get you out of bed in the morning and get into work.  Use that motivation to swallow your pride and take a job that you think maybe is beneath you.  You may find that it’s the perfect fit and they want to give you everything you want in a job.
  4. Work With A Family Member-  For me, working with my younger brother really helped me.  He got me my current job, the one I’ve had for the past 2 years.  He has since moved on, but I count the times I worked with him as precious, even though he was an incredible pain to me.  For me, working with my younger brother required that I swallow my pride and take HIS advice.  That was very difficult for me, but it landed me the second best job I’ve ever had.  Where I CAN do the job, and my bosses like me.  If you can get a job with a brother, sister, parent, cousin, anyone, you may find the opportunity your looking for.  Take their advice, snap out of your delusions about money just coming to you, and take action and work!  You can have all the dreams you want as long as your working and contributing something.  That’s the way I look at it and I’m a schizophrenic who makes a living working a job!
  5. Love Your Bosses-  Again, and I can’t say it enough, you gotta put love into it.  Everything will turn out better.  So love your bosses too.  That may or may not be difficult, but it will result in a better relationship with your company.  If you love your bosses, you will do everything you need to do, in your power, to make their lives easier.  And if their life is easier because of what you do, then you’re going to have a good time about it.  They most likely will be kind to you, and treat you with respect for your wishes.  They will make you work, but your getting paid anyways, so you might as well do the job the best you can do it.  So love your bosses, do your work with love, and collect your paycheck.  If you keep it up, chances are those paychecks are going to be getting bigger.
  6. Don’t Complain-  Once you’ve gotten your job, you’re going to have to work.  So there’s no sense in complaining about it.  You have to work, and there’s going to be pains you experience as a result, but why fuss?   Your getting paid, and your contributing, so you might as well suck it up and do what they ask you to do, without reservation.  If you don’t complain when your bosses ask you to do things that the average employee would complain about you’ll get brownie points, and that could lead to a raise.  So don’t complain, and reap the rewards!
  7. Sleep Enough-  Work and the voices will wear you down.  Make sure you get plenty of rest.  You work hard, and you have a hand in life that you MUST play.  Make the most of it.  Don’t get me wrong, you shouldn’t sleep so much you don’t get anything done in your personal life, but make sure you’re sleeping enough so that your not miserable at your job.  Part of my success I attribute to getting enough sleep at night.  So sleep enough, and get your rest, you deserve it as a schizophrenic who works.
  8. Make Work A Priority-  Yes, work should be a priority.  Again, you have to come up with reasons to work if you want to do it.  For me it’s my family, and it’s living a better life than just sitting on the couch and being a house cat.  You are going to be of more value if your working while you work on these crazy dreams of yours that are going to make you rich someday.  So find the motivation to work, and make working a priority, above all other things you have to do that day.  Unless of course your family needs you.  Family first, that’s what I say… but for me my children are taken care of during the day, everyday, so I have nothing better to do than work.  Make work a priority, and reap the rewards!
  9. Please Your Boss’s Voice That’s In Your Head-  As a schizophrenic, hearing voices, you may hear your boss’s voice in your head.  For me, it’s been a blessing, because she tells me things that are going to benefit me, for instance that I should “work!”.  To be honest I have heard once or twice that my boss is sick and tired of me, but that doesn’t bother me, because I am not sick or tired of her.  I just want to make her life easier, we all have to live with each other, and sometimes we want somebody to leave when they’re doing things we don’t like.  Sometimes I smoke too many cigarettes and the people I work with seem to know how I feel, and it’s not good and they don’t like it.  What I recommend you do, is talk to your voices, give them your point of view, and do it with love.  Try to make your head a better place to live in for the voices, especially for your bosses voice.  If you ever get enough money to quit, then you’ll have other voices that you’ll have to live with.  At any rate, as a successful schizophrenic, I believe we have to be civil with our voices, so that means no fighting.  Just go with it, make the best of it, put your filters in place (meaning don’t let the voices make you think what they say is reality), and do the best you can.  Take care of your boss, and your boss’s voice, and be happy you have a job!
  10. Shower Everyday-  Hygiene is important.  You want to be a clean schizophrenic.  It helps you be more normal.  You CAN take a shower everyday, there is nothing stopping you from doing that.  And you’ll be a better, cleaner person because of it.  You don’t want to go without showering.  Don’t let yourself go.  Take control, and promote cleanliness.
  11. Pray For Jobs You Can Do-  When I first started I prayed, and thanked God that I had a job I COULD do.  I was very happy that I could do SOME things around the store that would contribute to it’s running smoothly and growing.  I would not count out the power of prayer to help you in your life.  So ask God to help you, and you never know, he just might!
  12. Do Your Job With Confidence-  If something needs to get done, be the man or woman who CAN do it!  You don’t need to know any more to get the job done, you just need to have the confidence that you can serve and do the job well.  You’ll figure out the rest as you go along.  And each day you will get better.  The more time you have in, the better, more seasoned you will be.  And that will lead to even more confidence in your ability to do the job.  Do the job with confidence, and be a better leader.
  13. Treat Each Day Like It’s Going To Be A Good Experience-  My boss said to someone else, I overheard the conversation, that all the hours and the people over the holidays would be a good experience for them.  I heard that and took it to heart.  All the hours during the holidays were going to be good for me, and each day I work, even when it’s not the holiday, are going to be good experiences for me.  I recommend you look at it the same way.  Each day is going to be a good experience for you.  Even if you hear voices, it’s not all bad, and you can still do your job, so it IS a good experience, your getting paid!
  14. Ask Yourself The Question, How Do I Improve?-  This is the basis for what I believe has led me to several promotions.  I am always asking myself “How do I improve?”.  And I get answers from my voices.  A lot of the time it’s helpful and I just do my job better.  Think of what you could do for your own life if you were constantly asking yourself how you could improve.  Give it a try for a week and see what happens.  Keep it up and you may be surprised at the positive experience you have.
  15. Swallow Your Pride And Take Advice-  This one has already been touched on but it’s important and bears repeating.  If your hard headed like me, you won’t want to work for your money, and you’ll try to do things that would land you on easy street for no work at all.  I’ve been there, and it took a serious attitude adjustment to do what I do now.  And that attitude adjustment wouldn’t have come without me sucking it up and taking advice from my younger brother.  He told me to work, not to hate it, to act like I liked my life, and to stop playing the lottery.  I’ve done it all, except for the lottery, I still play that.  But I’m working and that’s a big step up for me.  As it could be for you as well.  Keep trying, and take advice, even if it means you may not be the miracle making lottery winner just yet.  You can do it!  You can work!
  16. Exercise Plenty-  For me, this means walking 2 to 3 miles a day.  I also do yoga, and crunches, and some pushups, and I stretch.  Exercise will do you good.  It’s one of those physical things that the voices can’t control.  You CAN exercise and become stronger.  You can do it even if you hear voices.  It will help you work your job, and you’ll be healthier.  So exercise!  It’s good for you.
  17. Drink A Lot Of Water And Eat Healthy-  This is common sense, but it’s still important.  You want to be mindful of what your putting into your body.  It could make you or break you.  Water is the giver of life, and we are made up of mostly fluid as human beings, so we had better be refreshing ourselves each day.  Eat well along with drinking plenty of water and you’ll feel good and be better prepared to deal with the voices and the work you have to do to contribute to your family and to society.
  18. Take Your Medication Everyday-  This is so important it can’t be overstated.  You have to stay on your medication if you want to be stable.  Don’t play with doses, don’t skip days.  Take it religiously, everyday, and do your self a favor and control your hallucinations.  Take your medication everyday, that is all.
  19. See A Therapist On A Regular Basis-  For me, therapy has helped me work.  My therapist helps me to discern reality just a bit more clearly, and he gives me insight as to how a smart human being would look at my life.  I’m not doing that bad.  I just have to keep working.  And seeing my therapist once a month helps me to stay on track and making my life better each day.  I highly recommend talk therapy for schizophrenics as mandatory, to help you out with the false beliefs that can be caused by the voices.
  20. Give Money To Family And Charity, And Pay Your Bills-  You can do this now that your working!  Help yourself out by helping your family out, and don’t forget about the poor people out there once you’ve made a steady income.  They need you.  Pay your bills, or do the best you can do, and get out of debt.  Do everything you can do each day to get your butt into work so that you can do these things, and make a difference in the lives of those you love most, and in the lives of perfect strangers.  What goes around comes around.  So be good, and do good.  You’ll be happy you did.
  21. Pay Taxes-  It’s better than being on disability.  You not relying on the government to do your work for you.  It’s better for society IF you can work.  Not discouraging anyone from being on disability.  If you need that then there’s a reason it’s there.  But IF you CAN work, I say it’s better that you do.  That’s just this schizophrenic.  You can support all the things that your taxes pay for, like schools, firefighters, and police.  Not to mention the military.  If you are working your helping to support our hero’s, and that’s a good thing if you ask me.  I’m a working schizophrenic, and my view matters.  Work, and pay taxes.  You’ll be happy you did.  God help us all.
  22. Have Something You Can Work On In Your Free Time-  Yes, you want to work, and you want to contribute, but as Jim Rohn put it “Work harder on yourself than you do at your job” so you want to put some work in, in your free time.  There are endless ways you could do this, for me it’s blogging and writing e books.  For me, that’s the best way I can do it in my free time.  Besides, I really love doing it.  So pick something you can love, maybe it’s reading, and do that thing when your not working or taking care of your family.  Work it, and work it good.  Even better than you do at your job.  Because you CAN get and hold a job, and work it there.  Then you can come home and work it even harder on yourself!  Do something with your free time because your not wholly someone else’s slave.  You are a person with a passion, and you can unleash that passion onto the world.  See what happens, learn as you go along, course correct… work on something in your free time.
  23. Do What Your Told To Do-  Without complaining.  Said it before, say it again.  Make your boss’s job easier.  Just do what your told to do.
  24. Be Open To New Opportunity-  This is geared towards those folks who don’t yet have a job, or are not where they want to be.  Give yourself the opportunity to go somewhere, maybe with a family member, and submit to an hourly position.  You’re a schizophrenic and high paying commission sales jobs haven’t worked out.  You need to work with your hands and leave the people alone.  You are screwed up.  You need to work with your body.  This is just your hand in life.  Hopefully the blessing is that you work well with your hands.  So taking another hourly job, starting from the bottom again, is the right thing to do.  So be open to new opportunity, and maybe work with a family member.
  25. W0rk On Being Better Each Day-  This goes along with asking yourself the question… “how do I improve?”.  Work on being a little better today than you were yesterday.  Stay on a steady progression upwards, just like the stock market does over the long term.  Things grow, that’s just the nature of it.  So if the country is growing, you should be too… and you can help contribute to that growth.  By working.  And if you work on getting better each day you MUST ALSO increase your chances of getting a raise.  I really think it could be done at McDonald’s or anywhere else.  Being a good employee and getting raises over time.  EVEN IF your a schizophrenic.  Work on getting better each and every day, day in day out… and those improvements that you make little by little, will add up to big change in your life.
  26. Stay Close To Your Family And Listen To Them-  My family pulled us through when I was thinking of divorce.  The voices were just so crazy.  If it wasn’t for my family, professional help, and medication, I wouldn’t be working where I’m working today, or married, with 2 beautiful kids.  My parents really helped me out.  I’m in debt to them.  I owe them.  And I’m working my way to paying them all back.  My credit card, my parents… at one point I was thinking of going homeless.  My parents kept me sheltered. For a schizophrenic not having to worry about anything is a relief.  And if it weren’t for my brother I wouldn’t have my job, so not only am I indebted to my parents, I’m also indebted to my brother.  In my experience, if you lean on your family, they will get you through tough times.  I do not recommend chronically leaning on them.  The idea is to become independent of the family.  To make enough money to even SUPPORT a family.  But I say if your a schizophrenic and you can make over $1,000 a month, and you can give your family some money… you ARE doing something.  And giving back wouldn’t have been possible without the people you are giving it to.  Stay close to your family and listen to them.  Family is important for schizophrenics, or anyone for that matter.
  27. Calmly Fulfill Your Responsibilities-  Those days where I feel like I’m dying probably because of too many cigarettes, and the voices are telling me to die, and that I’m dying, and what I do is simply work.  If you can work when you feel like your dying, for the good of all concerned, you are certainly doing something.  It CAN BE a good experience.  Calmly fulfill your responsibilities and you will be a lady or a gentleman.  It won’t matter that you have schizophrenia and hear voices everyday.  No one can tell.  No one cares.  You do your job well.  You are weird, don’t lie to yourself, but that doesn’t mean you can do a hands on job very well.  Even if the voices are telling you to die, you can go into work and do the job, and everything will be fine.  You’re not going to die, it’s only a hallucination, and you can improve.  Instead of imagining yourself dying when the voices tell you to die, imagine how you can improve your life.  See what kind of results you get.
  28. Think Of Your Family As You Make Your Hourly Pay-  If you don’t have a wife and kids, maybe think of your parents, or who ever supported you when you were at your lowest.  Work and think of them that your doing your best for them and that will make you feel good.  It will make you feel useful.  What better a thing can a man or woman be?  Serve, because you were served and even if you were a multimillionaire, you may never be able to repay what has been given to you.  You sure could do something though.  Something good.  But seeing as you have to work an hourly job, and are not yet a multimillionaire, think of your family as you make your hourly pay, and know your doing the right thing.
  29. Breathe!- Don’t forget to breathe.  It can really get you through the other side of the pain.  You can come out alive by breathing.  Can’t say it enough… breathe!
  30. Don’t Let Your Disability Define You-  Sure you may be a schizophrenic, but all that means is you hear voices everyday.  That doesn’t make you, you.  What you do, your actions, your work, the present defines you.  This may sound a little crazy as your reading about a schizophrenic, but looking only at the disease is not getting the whole picture.  You can also be a family man or woman, a musician, a writer, a poet, a worker, a salesperson, a marketer, a closer, a leader, the list can be endless.
  31. TELL Your Bosses Your A Schizophrenic Trying To Get Your Life Together- One of two things will happen.  They will either look down on you because you have a disability, or they will trust you because you were honest with them.  If you are heartfelt in your confession, it’s more likely they will trust you.  Let me know in the comments how that goes for you, I would really like to know.  I don’t think they are allowed to fire you, and you can feel better that you were honest about why you didn’t have the best attendance at first.
  32. Be Honest-  That goes hand in hand with telling your bosses your a schizophrenic.  Don’t do anything stupid and tell them anything that would get you fired, but be honest about your intentions, and if they are good you are going to do well.  Tell them about how things are going, and don’t be afraid to share work you are proud of.  Do the right thing, so honesty comes naturally to you.  Be honest.
  33. Treat Your Coworkers Like The Ladies And Gentlemen They Are-  This for me and my coworkers, holding the door for each other and calling each other “sir” or “miss”.  It means having respect for your coworkers.  What you do will rub off on them, so rub them the right way, to the best of your ability.
  34. Work More Than You Want To IF You Have To-  The holidays at my place means 50 or 55 hours a week.  That time is necessary to get the job done.  My bosses need me there for that period of time to make sure the job goes smoothly.  So I work a lot more than I really want to.  The paychecks are nice, and I gladly work the hours, and part of me wishes that I could get those kinds of hours all year long, but it is a lot of work.  I do it though, and my bosses appreciate it.  So if they need you, stay and do the work.  Do the hours, you’re getting paid anyways.
  35. Work With Long Term Success In Mind-  I read somewhere that it takes 10 years to master any given subject.  So I figure if you want to master a job, it’s going to take 10 years of your life.  If you’ve found a good job, you may want to devote 10 years of your working life to that cause.  If you do, good things may come of it.  If your a schizophrenic like me, holding it down for 2 years is an accomplishment.  I say go for another 8, meanwhile working on your business that’s going to pull you in 6 figures a year.
  36. Tell Your Voices In Your Head “I Must Live”-  You have a say.  What the voices say isn’t necessarily what’s going to happen.  You have some control.  Tell your voices what you think and influence the conversation in your head.  Tell them, when they tell you to die, that you MUST live.  Silence the voices that tell you to die by breathing.  You can live, you MUST live.
  37. Be Special-  If your a schizophrenic, your not normal.  There are only about 3.5 million schizophrenics in the U.S.A. according to Quora.  So if your working a job, chances are you might be the only schizophrenic who works there.  Especially if it’s a small company.  So really, you ARE special.  You hear voices, you may even hear your coworkers.  That makes you special.  Embrace it.  You are different.  You are part of the flavor of the world.  Take pride that you hear voices and can still work.  That makes you some of the most special of the special.
  38. Take Care Of Yourself When Your Off-  As I already mentioned, sleep enough, get good food, and drink plenty of water.  Don’t drink too much alcohol, and try not to smoke too many cigarettes.
  39. Do What You Do And Don’t Mind If You Die Doing It, Nothing Is Going To Stop You-  You could die at any time, young or old.  So life can at times be fragile.  If you feel like your dying, and you hear voices encouraging you to die, maybe you will die.  Still, that won’t stop you from doing what you are doing.  If you’re going to die, your going to die with your bootstraps on.  NOTHING will stop you from doing your job.  Not the feelings, not the voices, not the cigarettes, not the alcohol you drank last night.  You consistently do your job, because that’s what you have to do and you want to make the most of it.  Take that attitude and see where it takes you if your a working schizophrenic.
  40. Be Grateful For Every Penny You Get-  I’ve been fired from a job before and now that I’ve been holding another one I won’t make the same mistake.  That mistake was not being grateful for my job.  I now embrace the attitude of gratitude and I am happy to do my job because that’s what God has given me to do.   And it’s work I CAN do.  So be grateful for every penny, every minute you get at work.  Some people don’t have jobs.

That’s my 40 tips for schizophrenics who want to work, or do better and get promoted.  I sincerely hope you enjoyed it and can pull at least one or two nuggets out of there that will change your life for the better.  Make sure you subscribe to my list as you will get the best content that you can’t get anywhere else.  I’m working on getting my subscriber count up so that I can build relationships with you folks out there on the internet.  If your interested, please put your name and email address into the form. You’ll be happy you did.

Thanks for reading, here’s to all of us getting a promotion,

Jesse Creel

How Do I Make $20,000 A Year When I’m A Schizophrenic

I’m not a doctor, but I will say take your medication everyday.

I’ve had a revelation.

I’ve discovered my audience.

I am writing for schizophrenics who want to work.

I am a schizophrenic, and I make $20,000 a year.

From basically nothing.

I am a story of success.

I hear voices everyday that tell me I’m dying.

I must live and I tell them so.

Today was my daughters dance recital.  She was a crayon.

But let me not get off topic.  It’s hard because I’m a worker, but I’m also a family man.

I tell you even if your schizophrenic and think you can’t work, you can, and you can make an honest living off of your own sweat and blood.

Though chances are, if your like me, cutting yourself will rarely happen.  Most of the time it will just be sweat your putting into it.

So how do you, when your a schizophrenic, work and make more than you can make to get disability?

My answer came in swallowing my pride and taking my younger brother’s advice and I took a job with him.

He was hell to work with because he was constantly scrutinizing me and he was my senior in the company so I just had to do what he was telling me.  And when that’s coming from your younger brother it really takes hard work to just work harder and faster so he will stop complaining.

My brother no longer works with me, but it was a good experience with him while we had it.

The point is he landed me a job, and I didn’t even have to have an interview.  They just took me in on my brothers word.  Which I needed because I didn’t really have any good references.  I was afterall fired from the best job I’ve ever had in my life, when I lost it and asked some guy to fight, thinking it would earn me some respect.

It was an upheaval of epic proportions.  I couldn’t stand to work there anymore.  I was becoming a schizophrenic and I was about to get married.  I wanted to be a rockstar and not the guy who was making the guitars for the rockstar.  I wanted to be in the game.  I wanted a band.  I wanted to travel.

At the same time I didn’t want to give up the 18.50 an hour and the benefits.  So I stayed and hated it and eventually blew up.

And it got me fired.

That’s a hard thing to come back from.

I was making almost $40,000 a year!  Back to nothing.  It was a huge loss.  I still haven’t completely recovered from that.

I now make half of what I used to make.  I’m at $12 dollars an hour now.

Which really is good if your thinking about what a fast food employee makes.

I have gotten a couple of raises, one of them ironically came on my birthday.  I got paid an extra two dollars and the check came on my birthday.  Pretty cool.  I think God has blessed me with this job.

And I definitely don’t want to screw it up.

I’ve learned my lesson and now I have an attitude of gratitude and I thank God for my job.  It’s something I can do and not hate, so it’s easy for me to do my job.

And it’s easy to ask yourself how you can improve.  I do it all the time and I look for ways to be a better employee.  And it pays off.  I get raises.  I’m growing.  And on top of it all I’m a schizophrenic.

So if your a schizophrenic, and you want to work.  If you want to make more money than disability is going to pay you, then work.  It’s so amazingly good for you.  I get paid to wash dishes and talk to customers.  I can’t believe I get paid to do such easy work.  And when your working with your hands, it’s a lot easier for a schizophrenic.

But I do both, I work with my hands, and I work with customers, or potential customers.

I’m grateful for the hands on work, because it’s less stressful.  Talking to people is harder than doing Manuel labor.  At least for this schizophrenic.

But I do both and I really love talking to people.  It’s what my raises have led me to.  So I happily take on more stress, and with the voices it’s like people don’t like me because I’m a schizophrenic.

It’s like they know I hear voices that are telling me to die, or that they want to murder me, mostly just to die from smoking, but I just keep on keeping on, and improving, and so far I’ve woken up everyday.

It’s really a trip.

Sometimes not a good one, sometimes a very sexy one.  Sometimes a positive one.  I take the good with the bad.  But I am still working a job.  And I’m helping to support my family in a little way.  Gotta start somewhere.  I figure supporting them in a little way is better than nothing, and it’s a good start to doing a better job.

Because I’m not stopping with my job.  I’m moving on towards blogging.  I’m going to kick ass and make a 6 figure business and then ladder up to a 7 figure business.

That’s my plan.

Because I’ve got nothing else to do with my free time, other then spend it with my family and clean the house.

I’ve got plenty of time to start a business in my free time.

So I’m keeping my options open.

But that’s not going to stop me from working my job.

I’m a schizophrenic, and I work.  That’s what I do.  I’m okay.  I’m good to go.  I’m diseased, but I can still do my job.  And I can do the job well.

On top of it all I can write!

And write I will.

As it could be with you too.  If your a schizophrenic and work a job, that’s something worth writing about.  You could write all about your voices and what it takes to contribute to society.

Something I read on blogtyrant.com said you should write long form content if you want to be successful.  That means 3,000 words or more.  I’ve been writing 2,000.

But my audience is schizophrenics who don’t have a job and want to work.  Or work better at their job.  So I have to write for my audience.

The truth is part of the way I live my life is to deal with the voices by drinking and smoking.  It’s a rock and roll lifestyle and it could land me in my grave if I don’t play my piss poor hand right.  I am afterall, a schizophrenic.  My doctor told me I just had to deal with the cards I was dealt with in life.  I blamed my failure in business on the voices telling me I had cancer.

I of course am healthy, and there is nothing wrong with me.  Except I hear voices that other people don’t hear.

It is interesting because sometimes it seems like other people CAN hear my voices.  And they say things out loud about it to other people.  Like the people I work with.  They are always talking to themselves out loud.

I also heard in a Pat Flynn’s podcast recently about how if you wouldn’t tell your grandmother what you were doing, then should you really be doing it?

As far as starting a business goes.

But the problem is hating work when your a schizophrenic.

So what do you do?

I say you find a job that you can do.  Let the Lord bless you with an opportunity, by being humble and taking good advice.  Do the hands on work you have to do, because you hear voices and think that scares sales away.

Because I’ve been in the sales game for 7 years now, and I can tell you it’s not easy.

I failed more than I have succeeded, and now God has given me the opportunity to sell again, this time I get paid whether I sell or not.  So it’s really a win.

And that’s my new job.

Go out, drive around to local businesses, give them a taste of our product, and follow up the next day.  It’s so simple anyone could do it.

But I AM the only person in the 3 store company who does it.  They chose me.

And I do a superb job.  I got 6 sales in one month.

And I took some time off and worked in the store for the holiday, but now I’m back on the road, and I’m marketing.

Because that’s really what I would call it.  It’s not sales.  It’s too soft for that.  All I do is drop off two box lunches, a ham sandwich and a turkey sandwich…. with a bag of chips, a soda, a cookie, and a pickle, so they get the whole deal, and then I tell them to make sure they pass my name along IF they order.

That way my company knows I’m doing something.

I’m a smart salesman, and i also smoke, which makes me so just stupid sexy.

For most of the day I’m smoking, in the car, in between businesses.

It’s probably not the best way to pass the time, but I’m addicted and I do it, and I’m still alive.

And I figure even if i die early, I’ll still have another 20 or 30 years in me.  Human beings can stand pain for decades.

Or I could change my life and shoot to live to 100.

Maybe I can live to 100 and drink and smoke.  People do it.

But how do you work when your schizophrenic?

You find a good boss who will call you babe, and your willing to do whatever they ask you to do.  Your very easy going and want to make your bosses life easier.

That kind of attitude will get you raises.

And they are sweet as candy when you talk to them.

How do you make $20,000 a year even if your schizophrenic?

Work hard and do a job you can love.  Personally, I work for all women and I think that’s the way to go for this schizophrenic.  The managers of all 3 stores are women.  And the president is a woman.  I know all of them.  Most or all of them know I hear voices.  It’s like they are giving me a second chance.

And I can tell you it’s better writing than tapping out.  I’m feeling pretty drunk and hungry but it’s not dinner time and I’m waiting for my family to get home.

I did learn a lot from a Pat Flynn podcast.  It was all about laddering up.  Going from zero to a six figure business to a seven figure business.

He talked about how you had to reply to every comment, and be mindful of telling people to get on your list.  Each and everyday.

For a while I was just approving comments and letting them fly.  Now I respond to each one and let them know I’m here for them.

And that’s just for comments.  Imagine how I would treat the people on my list.  They are going to get my best stuff!

For now I write to you on this blog.

I consider it rock and roll art.  Poetry from the heart.

And I do it all writing and maintaining this website.

But the question is still, how do you get $20,000 a year working as a schizophrenic.

That would be doing a lot better than being on disability.  You would be paying taxes and contributing to society.

And the way I work it is simple.  I just do what my bosses tell me to do, and I put in a little pizaazz of improvement in there with my comments.

At one point the president of the company was telling other employees that I was her favorite associate.

So if your a schizophrenic and want to work, take heart, I’m doing it.  And I’m a pretty stupid person for all the smoking and drinking I do.  I’m a schizophrenic, I do all this stuff, and I still hold a job and support my family.  If I can get this done, I know others can be inspired to do the same, and screw disability and get a job and make MORE money than they would on disability.

Just work with your hands, and screw the voices, and make your bosses job easier, and pray things go smoothly.  You’ll be fine.  I really sincerely wish the best for you.

Here’s to happy job hunting,

Jesse Creel

Playing To Win 25 Million

It’s a thrill.

Buying 4 tickets.

Two of them being powerball number 4’s.  Bought at the same time.  On my trip with the kids to get cigarettes and m&m’s.

I bought other tickets earlier when I was out taking the kids to the park.  Today I had to take the day off to watch the kids.  No one else could do it.

Tomorrow I get back to work, and I do my sales thing.  That will be regardless if I win or not.  But hopefully it will be WITH me winning and I’ll be a multimillionaire driving around selling ham.

Because I definitely wouldn’t leave my company hanging.  They have done a lot for me.  I would work until they didn’t need me anymore.  Until they’ve found my replacement.

Then I would probably travel the world.

I’ll give you a taste of what I would do.

I’ll share with you what I wrote under my first entry into a new note in my Iphone.

It’s entitled “Dream Dialogue”

“5/9/17

I’ve won the Jackpot.  I feel great.  I made 15 million in cash overnight! My family and I are moving into a bigger house and we’re going to get two puppies.  I’m going to give 10% to a church.  I’m going to give $1,000 to each of my coworkers.  I’m going to buy a $500,000 house and make $250,000 of improvements to it and make it worth a million dollars.  I’m going to retire my wife so she can be a bigger part of raising our family.  I feel splendid.  I’m going to keep my job for as long as I can.  I’m going to get drunk and write rock and roll poetry.  I’m going to keep my blog.  When I retire I’m going to start a world class blues band.  My wife is going to retire.  I’m going to write a book on winning (the jackpot).  I’m going to go public ad in the press interview I’m going to plug my website.  The more readers I have the better”.

That was what I wrote.

I’m planning on keeping my dream dialogue going until I hit the jackpot.  Write one for every time I play.  If something happens, something happens.

I would say that what I do wouldn’t ever hurt your chances of winning.  Writing it down can only help.

Then again, like my counselor would say, writing it down isn’t going to do anything.

For now all I can say is that I have 4 tickets and the cash option for this drawing is 15 million, and that’s what I need to retire.

Although I wouldn’t get all 15 million because I would have to pay taxes.  But I still would get several million dollars.  Enough to make my dreams come true.

You gotta figure it.  If I take my website to the masses on that press interview I’ll get a lot of exposure.  More and more and more and more people would read my work.  I would have a better shot at getting email list subscribers.  And once you have subscribers your on your way to your own business that pays you profits!

And I could make the transition into profits from wages.  Not to mention I would have a fat nest egg to do what I want with.

I discussed it with my daughter today and the first thing we both would do is to buy a bigger house so we call could live comfortably together.  And that would lead us to getting two dogs.  The two go together.  New house, two dogs.  That’s the dream.

But if I do win and this does go public then I’ll have an instant following ready to read my work.  And some of them may even pay me money for it.

I would sell an ebook, maybe even get a real publisher to publish one of my books.  Something on how I won the lottery.  A how to letter from a winner to the public to help them discover how to win.  I’ve heard to two stories of people who knew they were going to win and won.  One young guy and one middle aged woman.

The young guy heard voices in his head telling him numbers and when he told his family and friends they told him to play the lottery.  When he put the numbers in the voices stopped.  He said that experience lead him to know he was going to win.  He won that night.

The other woman who won lost her brother in an accident and took on his 4 kids to raise.  She must be a good person.  Karma must have liked her because she won 112 million.  She wrote out 112,000,000 on a piece of paper and put it under her pillow.  As the story goes a few weeks later the jackpot was at 112 million and she won.  She was all smiles.

I figure if I win it will be unheard of.  A blogger who wrote about winning hours before it happening.  More likely I won’t win and this will all be a bad joke.  But I don’t think about things in those terms.  I’m constantly positive.  I COULD win.  And not only COULD I win, but I work myself into a state of winning.  I did win a dollar or two 6 or 7 times in a row.  That was about a year ago.  I must have been doing something right.  I think it’s possible I become rich tonight.

And take that ride.

And if I win I could do my best to lead other people to winning the jackpot too.  In the USA there’s a drawing 4 times a week.  That’s a lot of chances to win.  That’s more than half the week.  And people could read my work and be inspired to start a journal and write about all the things they would do if they won the jackpot.  And it’s a possibility that some of them would win the jackpot too!  I’m talking the two big games.  Mega Millions and the Powerball.  Win one of them.  Make yourself a multimillionaire overnight.

Well, it probably wouldn’t happen overnight.  Really it’s taken me years to get to my current level.  But at this point I think I’m about to pop and the jackpot simply MUST be waiting for me on the other side.  That or maybe I’ll just die.  I hope I live though, and I hope I win the jackpot.  For my family, friends, and people I don’t know.

My dad however was telling me he has been reading the bible.  He said that in it he read that when you publicize your good deeds and do them on a mass scale, for your own glory, then your not doing the right thing.  And I guess to some degree I do have some of that in me.  I want to be rich so I can give more to the world.  From what my dad told me that’s a bad thing.  He’s probably right.

But when your giving to the church, and to schizophrenics, and to teachers, I don’t think your doing the wrong thing.  I don’t think there is anything wrong with that.  And that’s just what I want to do.  I want to give.  I don’t want to keep all the money.  I want the money I get to also work on making the world a better place.

So this will most definitely not be the last you hear from me.  Whether I win tonight, tomorrow, Friday, or Saturday the 13th… I’m playing to win now.  And you’ll know if I win, you can be sure of that.  So make sure you check back and read the new posts and subscribe to my list.  I’ll send you primo content, the best of Jesse Creel.  And I’m worth over 100 million dollars, so you can be sure your getting good stuff.

Thanks for reading, here’s to your health.

Jesse Creel

Sales And Pouring Out Two Blue Tailed Skinks From The Ashtray

Because I did both today.

At my job, and at home while I was drinking and smoking.

The sales calls were good.  A couple of people said they would buy.  Considering I only went to 5 places that’s pretty good.

I got off early at my request and then went home and had a friend stop over.  We drank a beer together and then he left.

When he was gone I saw a Blue Tailed Skink in the ashtray.

Well, what I was using as an ashtray.

It was actually my wife’s mother’s day present she was given by I think my mom and my daughter.

I didn’t have anywhere else to put the butts.

But there was a lizard in there a few days ago, and I tried to set him free by tipping the flower pot over.

He only went further into the cigarette butts.

So I let him be.

Today when I threw a lit cigarette butt in there I saw him again.  He sat there right next to the lit butt and the smoke at one point went into his eyes and he shut them.

Otherwise it looked like he was looking and blinking at me.

I couldn’t stand it so I took the flower pot out back to the woods.

I pour the cigarettes out and the lizard went deeper.

I poured more cigarettes out, ones that were stuck in there, and two lizards came out.  Black with blue stripes.

One looked like a baby!

There were two lizards in my ashtray and I set them free today.

When I dumped them out they took a bit of coaching to scurry off but the big one took off first.

Straight into the woods.

Then the little one was curled up on a cigarette butt and just laying there.

When he took a look at me I could see him breathing more.  His belly was moving.  It wasn’t long after that, as I was picking up the last cigarette butts, he scurried under the middle of my shoe.

I got the feeling that he thought I was his shelter.  I was talking to him afterall.

But I put an end to that and told him he could make it even without his mother.  And he scurried off underneath our shed.

I hope he makes it.

And then there was the sales.

I talked to my wife about getting a commission job and by the looks of it, she wouldn’t mind if I tried making $100,000.00 dollars dollars a year.  I might be able to do it finally.

But really I think I might be better off just writing and trying to sell Empower Network to my list, once it gets big enough.  And if I think Empower Network is the way I want to go.

All I know is that if I keep writing I’m going to get more comments and that engagement COULD turn into email subscribers.  I think my chances will be better if I give something away for free in exchange for them taking the time and energy to put their name and email address into this website.

So I think that I’ve got to do.

Because I WANT to send my list the most valuable content on the planet right to their email address.  I want to get in the business of building long term relationships with the people on the internet.

And I want to do this using this blog and my writing.

Give it away freely, and see what happens.

I hear good things happen, especially when it’s really valuable stuff.

I’m not much on links or headings or that kind of thing, but I think I might start  on trying to improve there.  I think it would do this blog good.

I think that might be for another day though.

Although I thought yesterdays post was really the cats pajamas.  You can read it here.

I’m listening to the rolling stones on repeat.

They talk to me.  They tell me to live.  I like them.

That’s the thing music can do for people.  It can help them live.

I write music.  I’m working on it now.  I’ve got three songs done.  I might even publish it.  Maybe I’ll make it free at first, and then learn and then maybe get something up for sale.  That way by the end of this ten year stunt blogging I’ll have a real business on my hands.

God help me this post was supposed to be about sales and lizards.

But I just write, and I hope you enjoy it!

I’m optimistic and I think most people will.

I have hope for the future.

But if you have a family you need a job, even if your a schizophrenic like me.

And hopefully you can make blogging your job… but until that day comes,  you have to work for someone else who will pay you.

The more I think about it the more commission sales seems attractive.  And I like being on the road.

So maybe I can find another sales job that will pay me more money than I’m making now.

I’d say after another few months working the sales job at my current job will put me into a pretty good position to get another sales job, building on my current success.

I think I can do it.  I think I can make $100,000.00 dollars a year or something selling cars or something.

That would be only if I could find my way to being a hero of sales.

Hard to do, easy to say.

Easy to say your quitting cigarettes.

So on, it goes.

I just keep writing.

On and on it goes, and it will for as long as I live, and I plan to stick around for a while.

I’ll probably improve.  That’s what the writing leads us to.

I’m drinking plenty and eating good so really I’m living pretty high on the hog.  I do love my job and I love my life.  I play to win the jackpot.  I know I’m going to win.

I’ve even entertained hitting the jackpot more than once, maybe even three times.

Most likely I’ll never even win one, but I hold out hope.

It’s a possibility.

And that’s only one thing I’m doing.

I’m also working and keeping this blog.

Who knows what’s going to happen to it.

Hopefully it’s get read, and I improve by writing it.

And write better stuff.

And I think I do.

Yesterdays post might have been my best post to date, and I can only see it getting better with my love and commitment to it.

Not to mention the drinking and smoking.  That must do something to the writing.  Sauce it up.

I do drink all the time, but some people would think that’s healthy.

I think I’d be better off quitting, but I’m having a hard time quitting.

That’s my personal struggle I’m going through right now, but I could just get stronger and just smoke and drink.

But I think the times coming to an end, what are you going to do?

I would say I’m going to live a better life with my family.

Or who knows, maybe I’ll learn how to drink in moderation.

And not smoke.

And then the writing would suffer.  It just wouldn’t come like it does now.

That’s probably mistake one.  Depending on drinking to write.

Though I don’t have to drink to write.  Sometimes it’s coffee.

I like to drink coffee and write in the morning.

I’ll probably do more of that tomorrow.

I have the day off.

My family won’t be home.  I have plans to go out and eat over at a friends house.  It should be a good time.

And I’ll be back in time to see my family before their off to bed.

Then back to work the next day.

All while writing everyday.

And telling the world about my experience, good and bad.

And it’s going great!

But in all reality, I’m probably NOT going to get another sales commission job any time soon.  I’m going to first PROVE myself at my current sales job, that way I have a golden foot in the door at the next place.  Coming from sales success already.  I have the ticket.

I have the stuff it takes to sell stuff.

And I don’t.

I’m the yin and the yang.  Something good about both parts of them.  People like you rocking it.  Even if you feel like you might be dying and the voices are telling you you are, and encouraging you to die.  It’s like the universe is trying to kill you.

That’s part of the life of a schizophrenic.

And I wrote a book about it called “The Schizophrenic Lives On”.  And it’s just about that.  It’s about living.  And it’s about supporting life.

Really it’s about me drinking and smoking and playing the lottery.

Everyday, I’m going to win, and each day just repeats the last.  And it ends with me successfully completing my first Christmas with my job.  That Holiday will really work you.  I couldn’t do it the first time around.

But now I can, and I do, and it’s a good experience for me, and I get paid a lot more than I do for the average week of the year.

And on and on it goes.

I do this for fun and profit.

I have fun, and I’m looking to profit.

And I hope you have the same spirit.

I’m sure some people would spit on me for the things I write about, but that’s going to happen no matter who you are.  If your being honest, there are going to be people who don’t like you.  That’s just the way it goes.  It doesn’t bother me.

Sales, what this post is supposed to be about.

Some people don’t like salespeople and they make it obvious by putting “NO SOLICITING” signs on their doors.  For a door to door salesperson that’s a blow.  But what are you going to do?

For me it’s a non issue because I’m giving them two free box lunches.  One ham sandwich and one turkey sandwich.  Both of them have chips, a drink, a cookie and a pickle.  It’s really not a bad deal for a little more than ten dollars.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s expensive, but you get your monies worth.  A lot of hard work goes into making that ham and turkey, and people’s love.

And there’s some sex in there too.

Like anything else that sells, there’s some sizzle and some sex.

On the holidays we don’t go without a pretty girl or two in front pulling hams out for people.

And we have some cute people that work for us.

Maybe we don’t have THAT much sex, but we definitely have hustle.  And our organization is getting better.  Coming into the store for me has really seen an improvement, a new staff, and building a community.

We smile.

It’s better.

We do a good job with reviews.

People like our stuff.

Sure we get some complaints, but even when people complain they are civil and no one is going to fight you.  Although after they’ve finished putting on that show you may want to fight them.  But you don’t because your better than that.

You have your job to think of.

People can be mean, and not want you… even if you are good.

But most people will so take heart, your in good hands.

Because I do believe people are good.  And that they are improving, and getting better each day.  That’s what evolution is all about!  We are doing it with our ideas.  With our reading and writing.  It’s glorious!

But the glory really goes to God, because he’s the one that made this all possible.

Thank You God.  Thank You Jesus.

I am a believer in Jesus.

He stands for forgiveness.

Not that I care to need that.

But I do.

And I want to be better so that I have to answer for less.

I think that’s a better way.

Maybe still going to hell.

Won’t know until we get there.

But I think that if I do enough good stuff maybe I will pass the test.  Who knows, maybe I can make enough money to give enough money to make up for all the stuff I’ve done in my life.

Maybe just maybe I’ll hit the jackpot tonight.

I’ll let you know.

Check on back, or sign up for the email list.

Leave a comment, let me know your out there…. I know you are.

Thank you,

Jesse Creel

Back To The Routine Of Working And Writing Everyday

Today I did 5 hours.

When I got off I bought a 12 pack of Miller Lite cans.

I’ve had 2.

And I’m still smoking even though I asked my subconscious mind to help me stop last night.  I slept in and then bought a pack on my way to work.

There are two ways you could look at the way I live my life.

Either you could say that I just need to be stronger and it’s fine to live the way I do.

Or you could say that my life would be a lot better if I stopped drinking and smoking.  I would say my health, my money, it would be better for my kids, a number of reasons.

All I can say is that I’m trying to stop, and it’s not working.

Maybe you can help me by leaving an insightful comment.

I’ve been reading the web about how to make money off of your blog.

I read a post on yesterday when I was hanging out with my family that made me think that maybe I don’t have it in me to make $100,000.00 dollars dollars a month off this blog.  They do it, but they have several products for sale, all of varying prices.  And the top price is $10,000.00.

You can read it all by going here.  They do it, and they want to teach you how to do the same thing.  Go here and read it now, and then you’ll know what I’m talking about.

That blog, along with another I’ve read makes over $100,000.00 dollars dollars a month.

If you ask me, why NOT be obsessed with money.  It’s a good thing.  It helps you get to where you want to be.  It makes you feel good.

That’s why I write dollars dollars.

The crazy thing is that after reading that post, I don’t know if I CAN make a product that I could sell for $10,000.00, or $5,000.00, or $2,500.00.

I’m working on an ebook that I was thinking of putting up for sale for $4.99.  That’s all I’ve got!

So what in God’s name do I do.

Considering I thought by writing this blog everyday I was bringing myself closer to quitting my job and being an entrepreneur by profession.

Granted I did need some rest.  If you haven’t been reading everyday, the new posts, I wrote for about a month and took 5 days off during that month.  3 at the very end of it, all in a row.

I was drinking too much and wanting to quit cigarettes and heaven help me I didn’t want to write.

I tried one of the three nights to write, but I wanted to write about the Powerball and it just wasn’t doing it for me.

But this stuff has to be useful for people.  Even if I make no money at all…

I don’t want to write shit everyday.

I want to be a man of value.

I guess it comes down to my personal life, and how I live.

Because I’ve talked about work.  I’ve talked about my income at my job, and doing sales there and getting raises and bonuses.  Even though I’m not getting much, I’m getting more than the average worker there, and there are only a few people like that.  Besides me, the rest of the people making more money is managers with years into the company.

Anyways, I’m doing great at my job and the future is bright.

The point is how I’m living my personal life.

The point is the drinking and smoking is influencing me, even controlling me.

The voices have said I need to get help.

I HAVE help.  I have a therapist.

Really, my life is going great, it’s just that I don’t FEEL good.

Everyday there’s something about my body that makes me feel like I’m dying and the voices then tell me to die.  It’s ugly.  My customers voices say I have a coffin.

Really, sometimes, I don’t know what they mean.

Really though, I’m good.

But a lifestyle change of becoming a non smoker, sober, runner, would probably dramatically change my life for the better.

Except the suffering of eliminating those problems gets to me and I break down and drink and smoke.  It’s really a weakness.

This is the brutal truth people.  I wouldn’t be telling you this if it didn’t matter.  This is what’s happening to me right now, and I’m happy to report that overall things are going great.  Really if I am a drunk, I’m only an amateur drunk that could easily be out drinken by Hemingway or Bukowski.  They would probably boast that they could out drink me.

But I do drink enough that I don’t easily get drunk.  For me to get drunk it would take a lot of alcohol and the better part of the night.

At any rate, I hope this serves you and you can crack a beer and enjoy yourself, because your not me and you don’t have these problems.  Most of the world can drink moderately and enjoy themselves.  They don’t go through this misery.

But they say the cure is worse than the disease.  And trying to stop I can see what they are talking about.  But really I’ve got to be stronger and give it another go, for myself, for my family, for the rest of the world.

Because I’m a schizophrenic, and I think the voices may not effect the whole world, but they do affect my neighborhood, my country.  That could just be a delusion, but when your smoking too much and you start hearing other people coughing, it makes you think you might be making them sick by proximity.

I know that could be bullshit too, but it gets me thinking.  And I think I really would like to give it a try.  Try not smoking or drinking and see what happens.  It would probably be a lot of hell for a while, but then I think I would stand a better chance at being a better person.

Living more by my values.

Alas, the cigarettes help me cope with the voices.   The statistic is that 90% of schizophrenics smoke.  That’s part of why they attribute shorter lifespans for schizophrenics.  They smoke.

I could be in the 10%.

I want to be.

And I don’t.

It’s screwed.

What are you going to do.

I guess tonight I’m going to ask my subconscious again how I can quit smoking.  See what happens.

For now I just want you to take something from this.  And what you should take from it is that even if your drinking and smoking you can still work a job and support your family.  And you can still blog.

Whether or not you make any money off your blog will probably depend on whether or not you can get sober.  But who knows?

Most likely I will never make any substantial income from this blog.  That’s what the statistics say.  I read somewhere that the average writer only makes a few hundred dollars off each ebook if that.

That’s not going to cut it for me.

I need about 15 million.

So I’ve either got to be an outstanding success and sell a million copies of several different ebooks.  OR I’ve got to make a $10,000.00 product and others go along with it.

The problem I have, as I imagine many people do, is I don’t know how to make something that’s worth $10,000.00.  I learned a lot at the Empower Network, and one of their products cost $3,500, but I don’t know how I would make one of my own.

And I might not even put my first ebook up for sale.  I might give it away as a freebie for my email list.  I thought by the comments I was getting that I was going to get subscribers right away, but it must be over a month now and I still have zero.

But I’m not giving away anything for free.

So really I think I just have to do a better job.

I’m still waiting for my friend to review my first ebook so I can edit it AGAIN and rewrite some of it, so that it’s good for public consumption.

So maybe I’ll make that my freebie and then go from there.  I AM still a leading learner, and this is where I am, so this is what I’m teaching you.

And I can teach you to write 6 days a week for a month.  I’ve done that.

And I plan to write 6 days a week for 3 months.  Today is starting fresh.  Once I do that, I will be able to teach anyone how to blog for 90 days with passion and value.

But you tell me if it’s valuable.  Leave a comment.

What I can tell you is that you can be successful, even if your a schizophrenic married with children.  You don’t have to be a house dad.  You can go out there and work.  And you can sell!

I sold 6 deals in a month.  That’s better than one a week.  And I only do it for three days in a week.  So really, I’m maximizing what I do for them in shorter periods of time.

Which is fine, because it gives me time to work on my personal life.

Though part of me wants to work 40 hours a week, with the Holidays off, at a better pay rate.

Part of me wants to go into commission sales again, where I could make 6 figures a year.  Pre-set appointments.  All I have to do is sell.

But I don’t think I’ll be getting into commission any time soon because of my habits of drinking and smoking.  I need hourly to compensate for my failings personally.  If I lived my life in balance, I would probably have a better chance for success in commission sales.  So I really have a lot of work to do.

I will be sure to keep you updated on this blog so if your interested definitely check back and read some new posts.  I will do my best, better than my best, to make sure there is world class value in there for you to read and be entertained by.

But I still haven’t lost the fire.  I haven’t lost the enthusiasm.  People make $100,000.00 dollars dollars a month off of this stuff.  Well maybe not my stuff, but they do it blogging!  Why can’t we shoot to do the same thing!  Maybe the writing is just trying to improve us and lead us to sober nonsmoking…

I don’t know.

What I do know is that I do enjoy drinking and writing.  They seem to go together well.  I’ve got to break this habit though because it could lead to the destruction of my life.

Then again, who knows how long I could live as a drinker and a smoker.  I could never stop and just keep working and writing and do my thing.  And people would love it.

Or I could go for stopping, and deal with the pain for a couple weeks of not drinking or smoking, and then live my life more in balance and maybe get into commission sales.  We’ll see what happens.

I’ll tell you about it if you come back and read more…

For now I tell you I’m doing well at my hourly sales job and I’m expanding the companies sales.  And I’m doing it all while drinking and smoking in my personal life.

For the longest time I thought it was the drinking and the smoking that was holding me back from making it in sales.  Now that I’m successfully performing I think it’s only a matter of getting a sales job that will pay you a sum hourly.  So there’s no pressure.  Your getting paid whether they buy or not.  It’s a good place to be, and it’s a good place to learn.

So really I’m rocking it, and I don’t want you to be worried.  Worry never serves anyone.  Just look forward to a better future, like I do, and check back on this blog to see what I’ve accomplished.

Thanks for reading, here’s to your success,

Jesse Creel

 

How To Rebuild Your Life After You’ve Been Fired From Your Job

Because it happened to me in 2010.  And I’m just now starting to build it back up again.  I took a huge loss, but really I’m in a lot better spot now then I was then.

It would take a special kind of person to drive over the bridge everyday for the rest of their working life.

I really wasn’t ready for the commitment.  Which was bad news because I was about to get ready to get married and start a family.

But I lost it all.  $18.00 an hour, I worked up from $10.00 over 2 years.  It was the biggest rise in income I’ve ever had, and up to this point that’s all I knew how to do.  Was work.

But I was really good at working.  All the bosses loved me.  I didn’t talk or mess around, I just did my job, and I did an excellent job.

That’s why I got all those raises.

But in the end I had long hair and was TRYING to be a rockstar and I wanted out of there.

I wanted to be the one PLAYING the guitar.  Not making them.

I gotta say though, it is a cool place, and still must be to this day.

I really did love working there.

But I’m lucky, and I got a second chance at this new job.  So far they’ve given me another $3.25 an hour.  And I did that in under 2 years.

So it’s not as much as the guitar factory, but it’s still good and I’m serving good food so that’s a plus.

You need food to live.  Even guitar players.

So really, the story is good.  I’m in a better place now.  I not only like but love the people I work with.  Although all that could be changing in just a short time.

The story goes on and I don’t want to get too deep into the drama, but suffice to say the person they pick up as the next assistant manager, that I’ll be working closely with may not be as nice as the person they have now.

But one things for sure, no matter who’s there it’s not going to stop me from working there.  And we sure do get a lot of people in there during the Holidays.

I told my boss on the phone when I started doing the sales calls that in two of the places I was visibly shaking to the point one guy was staring.  I gave them the free lunches and then I was on my way.

It’s not really free because you have to talk to me.  But it’s free.

And really so far it’s been enjoyable for some people so much they want to order!  And I am eternally grateful for all the sales I’ve had so far.  I’m so blessed to have them and I am grateful.  And I’ve only got 6.  Just think if I could get 100.

Really I don’t know how to approach it.  But I’m doing it!  I just look up the businesses on Google, get their addresses and phone numbers and make a list for the day of all the places I’m going to visit.  I usually have to do 8 in a day.

And I just do the work.

What I can tell you has helped me is personal development.  I haven’t yet been able to duplicate my hourly work success as an entrepreneur with my own business but I’m working on it.  And I know the personal development I do TODAY is going to help my writing, which is really the way I want to do it.  And really the simplest way for anyone to do it.

Because going from being fired to getting another good job took 5 years.  In those 5 years I spent my time trying to make it in commission sales, buying into network marketing companies, blogging at the Empower Network, doing all kinds of crazy things to sell and make money.

For a while I would sell credit card processing machines out of hotels.  I would spend a month and a half on the road and then I would be out again for another month and a half.

I quit about the end of my second go at it.  I was making money, but I really wanted to be home with my wife.  So that was that.

But I was thinking about getting back into selling credit card processing machines, before they gave me the sales job at my work.  I decided one sales job was enough so I stopped going after businesses to sell the Flashbanc.  The processor in Florida.

But if you want to know how you can go from being fired to becoming successful at things, just know it’s going to be slow.  It took me 5 years before I started really earning an income again, so you gotta figure, like blogging, finding another job will be slow.

But hopefully you can shorten the time you’re not working by going after those hourly jobs.  Because when your struggling, commission can really kill you. I’ve been there.  I sold nothing and put it on my credit card.  Thinking I could sell.  I went into debt and I’m just now starting to pull myself out of it.  By working an hourly job.

And that’s what I do.  I’m back on track.  At a job where I’m getting raises.  And a bonus check too.  Plus a little extra on Thanksgiving and Christmas.  It’s really nice.

I almost don’t even want to leave there.  If I make enough money blogging I might still keep my job.  It’s that good.

It is hard work though, so I would like to make enough money so I don’t have to do it when I get really old.  It’s not a place for older people.

It’s super busy, and hot.

At least that’s the way it is during the holidays.

The rest of the year I work 30 hours a week.  So you know I like those Holiday paychecks.

It’s not for the weak though.  You have to be STRONG if you want to do it day in day out.  And strong people work where I work.

So I’m in good company.  I do love the people I work with and that’s a conscious choice.  I’m also grateful to have the experiences they bring into this world be a part of my world.

That’s all I’m trying to do.  Add a little love in to the world.  And really, I’m trying to add a lot of love to a lot of different people.

But I figure you have to start somewhere so it might as well be at my hourly job.  And I think that’s another thing you can learn from doing all the personal development you can do in 5 years is.  Small results can turn into massive results.

But I can’t tell you to do anything other than what I’ve already done.  And if you want to make it in sales and you can’t work on comission, just get a job that will pay you hourly to sell it.  Your making more than the average worker, and you do a different job.  You’re out of the store.

I can’t be grateful enough.

Still, I seek improvement and I want more.  For my family and for the rest of the people I would support if I had more funds.  Doesn’t everybody?

Don’t at least schizophrenics who want to work again?

Don’t you think that if you were schizophrenic you would benefit by reading books on sales and then getting a sales job.  Don’t you think that would be an adventure?

I don’t know, sales probably isn’t for your average schizophrenic, but I’m not assuming you reading this are average.  I’m assuming your a possibly or already a multimillion dollar miracle maker.  Like me.  Like attracts like right?

I say you’ve got at least a few million dollars inside of you considering you were born and have genitalia.  What you make of the rest of it is up to you.  Maybe you want more than a few million dollars… Maybe you want a billion?

All I know is if you want to make it back you’ve got to be open to new opportunities and seize them when they come.  You are unstoppable, nothing is going to stop you from doing it.  Yes!  This is the ticket!

You can do it.  I’m going to make it blogging for you so I can tell you all about that on this blog.  For now I’m an hourly worker, and I’m going to write about my experience as an hourly worker, but I’m going to keep reading books.

And I’m going to educate myself so I have not only the emotion to help you but the knowledge.

And don’t get all hot an heavy because it’s going to take me years to do this.  You can get on the email list and get updates on how I’m doing, and I might even be able to do it in another year, and that would be awesome.

I love my list and would do my best to serve you.

And considering the ramifications I think it would be in everyone’s best interest if it were the most valuable content in the world.

I think we could start an army of bloggers who write the world’s most valuable stuff.  Write the worlds most valuable stuff and you can be in the club.

It must be done.

We have to do it.

I read an ebook about how to get started in less than a year and he cited references of artists who make a small living on their artwork online.  It’s enough where they don’t have to work a job and can pursue their passions.

That WOULD be cool if you were making enough money blogging that you didn’t have to work a job.

I think there is an army of people out there doing this thing right now, and I want to join the party.  I am definitely here, but it’s time to make this thing into a money making machine, because that’s what I really want to be blogging about.

Making money from blogging.  And selling ebooks.  I don’t think it could ever get old.  When you’ve made some money off of the first e book, you write another one and go through the editing process and then put that one up for sale too.

Or maybe you don’t.  Maybe you die in your own vomit.  The Johnny Cash song comes to mind “Sooner or later God’s going to cut you down”.

Maybe I’ll die before I ever make a dollar off any ebook I put up for sale.  Although that seems unlikely.

What’s more likely is that I’ll sell a few copies and if it was good, people would buy more.

That’s why after having a friend read it I want to heavily edit and rewrite some portions of it to really whip it into shape.  Because I’m not going to let 40 hours of my time go to waste.

I’m not going to stop.  I’m going to keep going.  I’m going to keep writing.  No matter what the voices say.  I’m going to live a good life.  I’m going to capitalize on my failures.  I’m going to keep learning.  I’m going to keep writing.

You never know, my wife could divorce me and take half of my blogging money.  I could become such a success she couldn’t handle it anymore and she took our kids and left.

But like imagining dying, this way of thinking does nothing for you.  What I SHOULD and WILL focus on is how I can improve my current relationships so we can have a better quality of life.  NOT what the voices say.  But a life of my OWN design.

I suppose that’s what I’m leaving you with.  Sign up for the email list because if you do I’ll treat you good.  I’m a writer, what else can I say.

Thanks for reading,

Jesse Creel

Living Each Day To The Fullest And Making It A Masterpiece

Because that’s what I do.

Today I worked a four hour shift.

Not much to it.  Some work, then two deliveries and some more work and then I was done!  Nothing to it!

After I got off work I proceeded to write a rock and roll song for the album I’m getting together.  It’s going to be 12 songs long.  They will all be different but they will also all be the same.  I’m certain I’m going to turn some people off.

But that’s okay.  I think what I’m going to get in return will be far worth the trouble.

Then again, I may never release it.  The voices in my head get me thinking twice about it.  Do I really want to release that onto the world, knowing my family could get wind of it.

Because really, I’m not much of a guitar player.  The words are my instrument.  I love composing them.  I love writing them with a pen.  And I also do love the free style guitar in E that I play all day long.

And solo too.

I really make masterpieces with the guitar.  I think.  And I also think I’m going to find out how valuable it really is.

It’s probably not that valuable, then again it could be a million dollar miracle.  Only time will tell.

But I think it’s good and I definitely think it’s good enough to sell, so I might just do it.  You can find out what happens by checking back to this blog or signing up for my email list.

If I really wow you, you may want to.

And I think I can do that by telling you I’m kicking ass, and you can kick ass too.

I’m a schizophrenic AND I’m holding down a job.  Even better this job gives out promotions for more than just manager and assistant manager.  You can be a salesman.

And I am doing remarkably well at it.  I sold 6 sales in a month and at least one of them has ordered more than twice.

That’s one of my goals.  Repeat business.  Long term relationships.

Work, my sales life at my job, really does teach me a great deal about how to be successful.

You can really model your companies success and launch a business of your own.  At least get a blog going at least.

Really I could completely change my life, and my families life if I quit drinking and smoking.  There would be more energy and a lot more money.

But then again I am in the habit of drinking and smoking everyday.  It’s not good.  I’ve been doing it since my twenties, getting blacked out drunk at my 21st birthday, I really took my liberty.

And I’m grateful for it, but really it’s about time I moved my habits to something more constructive like running, pushups, crunches, walking, whatever.  Anything but smoke.  I will for the first time in my adult life be really in shape, which is a great thing but also kinda sad it took me so long to do.

I guess I had to go through the drinking and the smoking.

I wasn’t very frugal.  And now I have an addiction to break and I know that it’s going to be hard.  But it will be alright, and I’ll get better.

And that will be living my life to the fullest.  I’m sure I’ll get more reading done.  I’m sure my skills will skyrocket.  I’m sure that I’ll be better able to serve people.  All of those things are great things.  All because I didn’t smoke.

Or drink.

Sober, non smoker, runner.  That’s what I should be.  I could write about running.

But I think I’ll always write about income.  It’s just so interesting to me.  Right now I’m making almost $20,000.00 dollars working at my job a year.  I plan on creating additional income through this website, but I think I’ll keep my day job all throughout the whole thing.  Even if I have to work Holidays.

It’s a good income and it’s a job I like to have.  Plus it gives me time to work on my writing throughout the year.  I only have to work 60 hour weeks 3 times a year.

So really it’s not bad.  I have a lot of work to do on myself, and my job allows me the time to do it.  It’s a good job and if it weren’t for the cigarettes and alcohol it would give me all the money I needed.

So it’s really an exciting time for me, knowing I could change my life any day now.  I could quit cigarettes and be free of the addiction and all the bad things that come with it.  Maybe I just will.  I know I will.  I’m going to have to.

And another thing I know is that I’ve got to keep typing.  If I’m going to make something of myself, I had better get my words down.  And get really valuable words down so I can make even more money.  More so so I can build long term relationships, but also for the money.

I guess I’ll learn as I go.  They say an expert is someone who has made all the mistakes there is to make in a given field.  That comes paraphrased from a source I don’t know, something a college professor would hate about me.

But that makes sense, no matter if you have the source or not.  And if I’m going to make mistakes, at least I’m making them in the name of supporting my family and giving to charity.  I’m really trying to be of service to world!

And if your like me, I know you are too!  Trying to be of better service to the world.  And I say we can do it all blogging.

You gotta figure you have gotta write some ebooks too.  But you can make it on the internet in a year they say, I say maybe you may want to put a decade into it.  Really master the art.  That’s what I’m going for and this 90 days straight blogging will be one of many throughout the years.  At least that’s what I think I’m going to do.  Everything is subject to change.

You’ll find out what happens if you subscribe to my list.  It will just be one voice in your inbox that lets you know what’s happening in the world.  How one schizophrenic is making it.  And doing it at a job and online.  You’ll come to find out how I improve my life, so that you can duplicate that success in your life.  God help you, you will.

Or I could simply be here to entertain you.

Whatever the case, I’m writing and I’m not going to stop.

Talk to you tomorrow,

Jesse Creel

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