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3 Feelings You Can Use To Blog

Feelings

Feelings

You may ask yourself, how do you blog?  How do you keep it going month after month, year after year?

Well I can tell you that I’ve been blogging for almost 2 years now and there were some times where I would just puke onto the internet.  Those days are long since over and now I’m in the business of providing value.  Things to help bloggers blog.  That’s why I wanted to write this post on 3 feelings you can use to help you blog.  It’s a short list, but I think it highlights some of the best feelings you can have when your blogging.

Here goes.

1. Knowing That Your Going To Make Money

For me this is a big one.  The feeling that your going to make money off your blog motivates you to write.  Being in business for yourself is something to be proud of and us as professional bloggers can say we are.  We are our own bosses.  We make our own schedules.  One of the many beauties of blogging is that we are working from home.  So we are more available to lead our children instead of someone else leading them.  When every word you write is so valuable that it pays you money, you will put the work in to put bread on the table and beer in the fridge.  Knowing your going to make money will put your work ethic into overdrive and you’ll become driven.  If driven people are the ones who succeed, then be succeed.  When your your own boss, you’ve got to have the discipline to work on your business everyday.  You’ve got to be working 24/7 in everything you do.  You may ask who wants to work those hours, but when your talking about creative work that is fulfilling I think if your reading this, you and I both are willing to do the work.  Plus it’s fun work.  It doesn’t even really feel like work.  So if your blogging with the feeling that it’s going to lead to money, you’ll be motivated to treat your blog like a business, which in turn will lead you to the money.

2. Knowing Your Going To Build Relationships

I always have read that the money is “in the list”.  That’s why I am a Convertkit affiliate.  Because I believe in the service, and want to help other people with their blogging businesses.  I’m working on building a list of 1,000 people, because at 1,000 people I’m going to write and sell an ebook for my list.  Over 1,000 people the price for Convertkit goes up, so I figured I may as well be making something off my list at that point.  The point though is not to make money off the list, as much as you love the money.  The point is to build a relationship with your list where you are the one serving up valuable information.  You are a trusted resource they come to when they have questions about your topic.  Even when your list is small, it’s still an achievement to be able to send emails to them.  Heck, at first your list could come from people you just know out there in the world.  It doesn’t even have to be from the internet.  Get a few people on your list and their word of mouth might attract a few more people to your list.  Then you’d be growing in the real world and I can tell you from personal experience that when your growing it feels really really good.  On top of all that your building relationships with more people, via your list, and your maintaining that relationship by emailing them on a regular basis.  By the time you have 1,000 subscribers and are ready to sell an ebook, you’ll be well tempered with a clear mission and message.  Building your relationships with the people on your list is so rewarding in more ways than money can pay you.  It’s so worth it.

3. Knowing That Your Doing Good In The World

When you have a mission in life, a purpose, and it’s for the greater good, there again, is a real sense of fulfillment.  Doing good is the paramount reason you should have a blog, or in other words to be valuable to other people.  To help them change their lives for the better.  What more a reward could you want?  Other than doing it so well you reach the mountaintop of making a million dollars a year.  At that point you’d have your own podcast.  I guess I don’t have too much to say about doing good in the world other than it’s a high aspiration.  But really I have to write something on doing good in the ways of blogging because this post would just not be completed if I didn’t, so here: Blogging is one of the best ways to develop personally and professionally.  There I said it.  My message.  I really believe this could help the world.  I really believe the world would be a better place if everyone had a blog.  And there are A LOT of people without blogs.  I’m sure you could argue my view.  You could say that blogging does nothing for somebody, but that argument is oh so shot down in my mind that it doesn’t even stop me for more than a second.  Blogging is a personal development gold mine and people really can grow because of it,  I know I have.  I have the sneaking suspicion that other people grow as a result of their own blogs.  I’m going to Dad 2.0 in 2019 to see if I’m right.  I’m going to spread my mission and my message and do good in the world.  The world always could use another good guy.  Another hero.  As far as I’m concerned.  So I’m spreading my message to do good in the world, and I know that if you came up with your own message it would be as unique as a snowflake.  And people would remember you by the way you flew.  Know that your doing good in the world, and blog.

 

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3 Reasons Why People Who Don’t Have Blogs Should Start One

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Blogging is like this beautiful sky. Gorgeous.

Dear Valued Reader,

I wanted to write this to you today because I’m not giving up on you.  I know that one day you will read this and it will inspire you to take action on your own blog.  My mission is simple: help people blog.  My message could be argued: Blogging is one of the best ways to develop personally and professionally.  Other than going back to college I think blogging IS one of the best ways to develop in all areas of your life.  So I wanted to write this to you today to share with you some reasons why if you don’t have a blog it would be a good idea to start one now.

Reason 1: Personal Development

The sheer personal development it would take to go from nothing to a professional blogger would be immense.  You’d grow so much!  Even when God robs you of an experience, you’ll be that much more inclined to blog.  Your massive action will be of even greater proportions, and you’ll be growing like you’ve never grown before.  I’m not trying to sell blogging to people that don’t like to read, but if you’ve made it this far in this post I know that’s not you.  You like to read so you can write even better.  What would you get done if you put in 4 hours a day into your business?  What would you get if you put an hour a day into your business?  Do you think you would develop personally and professionally?  Do you think you would have your own business card?  Do you think you could build business relationships with the people you already know?  These are just questions, and you can answer them in the comments.  My opinion on these matters is that you definitely can become a professional blogger.

It’s just a matter of personal development when blogging.  Granted you’ve got to blog with a mission and a message, one that’s not limp wrist-ed, I’ll tell you it’s okay just to blog.  If your personal story is all you’ve got at the time, then that shouldn’t stop you from blogging.  It’s going to be embarrassing, but it will be a learning journey, and you’ll grow in the process.

The point however is to create a business.  One that pays you money every month.  In order to do that you have to have a world view.  You should be able to communicate your message like every _____ should have a ______.

For me that message is simple.  Everybody should blog.  It’s one of the best ways to develop personally and professionally.  That’s how I’ve grown from a personal blog about schizophrenia to a blog about blogging business.  How are you going to grow?

Reason 2: The Money

Who doesn’t want more money.  Now I’m going to be honest with you.  The average successful blog is about 3 years old.  You’re going to have to put some time into it without ever seeing a cent.  Don’t we do things for the payoff?  Wouldn’t it be sweet if we earned a residual income and could just sit on our asses and collect money every month?

Not that we’d be sitting on our asses, but you know what I mean.

The best part about some ways you could make money off your blog is that they are free.  Some affiliate marketing is free to join, and you can sell their products.  You can also request an Adsense account and let Google pay you.

I sell Convertkit and I’m working on selling GoDaddy, two services that I use myself.  The beauty about being a Convertkit affiliate is that they pay a reoccurring monthly payment for each referral.  Get 112 of them and you’ll have a $1,000 a month income. I’m not saying you have to start a blog, get Convertkit and then sell Convertkit, but you could.  You could also sell ebooks.

With 1,000 subscribers you could definitely see an income by selling your first ebook.  You just have to get the 1,000 subscribers, and the only way I know how to get subscribers is to hone the craft of writing by doing it, and engaging on the internet.  Two almost free ways to build your blog.

Because the way I figure it is if you want to make money blogging your going to have to be a helpful writer.  You are going to have to add value to people’s lives.  That is part of the mission of this website.  To help you be helpful.

Which leads me into…

Reason 3: To Help Other People

I saved the best for last, to help other people.  That’s where the money is going to be coming from anyways so you had better make sure you’re good at it.

You’ll get to be a service to the community and that will make you feel good.  You’ll have relationships with other people and that will make you feel good.  You’ll be making money and that will make you feel good.  There are a lot of feel good reasons for blogging, also feeling like your providing for your family.

This will all come in time, as long as you keep taking action and keep the faith, but it’s still good to do even when you’re not getting paid.  It’s going to be a while before that happens so you had better get used to waiting.  You could be waiting a while to help your first person.

The Privilege of Being of Service

The Privilege of Being of Service

The Privilege of Being of Service

Suiting up to show up.

The privilege of being of service, on the internet, has a lot to do with God.

I’m talking more about the way it makes you feel inside and what it does for you and the people you are serving.

I’m talking about the benefit you get from being of service, that being the fulfillment you get.

I believe it is a privilege to be of service in this world.  When you serve somebody, they are trusting that you’re going to do your best job at giving them what they want.  That’s really what’s happening when your building your email list.

One of the benefits (or beauties) of being of service is that it can be fun.  I recently updated my squeeze page with a new video.  I wanted to make the video the best video I have shot to date, so I put on a nice shirt and a tie (both matching colors) and I shaved for the video.  I also put on sunglasses to add to the effect, and because sometimes I just don’t know what to do with my eyes and just look weird.  Wearing sunglasses is something I’ll probably amend in the future, but I had to get the video done and I thought for it sunglasses would be better.  At any rate I got the video done and up, and I believe it’s my best squeeze page to date, and I had a lot of fun putting it together.

The point of the squeeze page is for me to be of better service to the person/blogger by giving them a free ebook about some different ways you could love your blog.  My target audience really is bloggers, because that’s what I’m always writing about.  If I’ve done my job, the video will peak interest, and people will take action and put their email addresses into the form.  I’ll let you know how it goes, I have plans to buy an ad, but not before I get some coaching.  I’m going to have a lot of valuable things to write about.  Either way, people subscribing to my email list creates this privilege for me that I am able to serve them.

I’m super excited that I’ve just finished the squeeze page, and the new free ebook.  I’m so excited that it’s finally up there.  I had been working on it for a while.  Doing experimental research.  I can tell you this, as I wrote the book, I got more traffic on my blog from doing what I tell people to do in the ebook.  What I can say is that you can really make a name for yourself blogging and it’s a privilege to do it.

I plan on making lots and lots of sales from this website.  It will be my privilege to earn those commissions.  I do not take my ability to do creative work for profit for granted.  Only because there is such a thing as the internet, and only because I have a working brain that can create, and working fingers that can type, can I blog, not to mention all the other things that have to happen in order for me to make sales.  Really, to live in this day in age is a privilege alone, let alone being able to blog.

For me, part of the privilege of being of service is working my day job.  I get to serve the customer something they want.  It is my pleasure to make their sandwiches with love.  It is my privilege to be able to work in a place where I am valued, by my bosses, and by the customer.  The customer wouldn’t be paying for our products unless they valued them.  The customer valuing the products that I’m serving makes me feel valued that I am able to serve it to them.  So really, you could say that being of service is not only a privilege, it’s valuable.

Being of service is really a win win for everybody.  For me, at my job, I am of service and the people I’m serving get something good to eat, and I get to be a useful member of society who is contributing (although I have much higher aspirations for contribution than just serving people ham).  Not only am I being of value to society, I’m also being compensated.  It’s a win win!  Also, being of service at your day job is valuable experience in supporting a team.  I always make attempts to support my coworkers.  I do little parts of their jobs to help them.  I find they are appreciative when I try to support them.  In my humility (as I have yet to make my first dollar off this website) I ask why wouldn’t bloggers appreciate the best help I can give about blogging?  There’s no reason why they wouldn’t!  I think because I’m doing my best at being of service to bloggers, I’m going to get good results.  It may seem impossible for a schizophrenic to earn a blogging income (because there is so much crap in their heads) but I saw on the Tony Robbins Results Coaching website that you should always imagine the impossible a reality.  The impossible you want to create in your life.  For me, that’s a blogging income.

Wouldn’t it be sweet to have a blogging income.  What that would mean is you’re being of service to people and they are paying you for that service.  I believe that being paid by people for your entrepreneurial efforts and service is a privilege.  A privilege we should be grateful for.  Just the process of becoming paid for blogging is a privilege before you even make any money at all.  It’s a privilege for us to blog.  Why not take your blogging efforts and try to monetize them?  Why not try to build an email list?  Could it be like throwing $30 out of the car window every month, or could it be the best move you ever make for your blogging business and something you’ll be glad you did a little further on down the road?  For me, another $30 every month in the name of building a business is a small price to pay.  For me, my mission, is to really make this blogging business thing a real income for us.  I earn more money, you earn more money and it all happens (in part) because of our blogs.

That’s just my fantasy.  To be of service to A LOT of people.  My fantasy is the privilege of being of service.  Actually being of service, with readers, and customers, and customer service.  It’s a big undertaking.  I’ve been trying to get up earlier in the morning so I can work on my blogging business before I have to go into my day job.  What I’m interested in is consistently getting up early and having an hour to write.  The material/content is going to add up over time, and because I’m getting better and not worse with time, my value is improving.  Right now it’s happening little by little, but there is still growth.  Now I’m in the process of speeding the growth up, so I can be of more service to people.  The whole process is a privilege.

With the privilege I have found (the hard way) that there is responsibility.  People are going to watch your videos so they had better not be hurting anyone.  Same goes with all your content.  If your scared to make a move because you think someone might get hurt, I think the best move to make is to just try and be of service, and give real value.  Be helpful.  When your trying to be helpful, I don’t think you can go wrong.  When your working with healthy energy everyday to be helpful, I believe businesses that profit as a result are inevitable.

Because service is a privilege, I think part of our responsibility is to become better.  That’s part of my obsession with personal development.  You want to become a little better with each passing day.  I think with exercise, reading and journaling, we can do the things we need to do to become more valuable with each passing day.  The important thing here is we work on our personal development on a daily basis.  Consistently, over time, I believe our work on ourselves takes us to new heights in our ability to best serve people.

It is a privilege and a responsibility to be of service to people.  They are depending on you to help them.  They put their faith in you, and give you their money and expect to get what they want.  You have got to deliver.  I’m talking about really delivering the goods and selling things you believe in.  When it comes to practical advice on what you’re putting your time in effort into, your own products, or affiliate products that you really believe in are the way to go.  There’s going to be stress and there’s going to be pressure so you really want your products to be a good reflection of you and your mission.  In the business of blogging, anyone can do it, but there’s going to be some embarrassment in the beginning when your content still needs work.  Have faith you’ll get there and keep writing everyday, and clarifying your work.  You’ll be better serving your list each time you email them, because of the personal development you’ve been doing to make yourself better by the day.  To be alive, and to do that, is a privilege in itself.  You could say it is a privilege some of the people in the military over the centuries have fought and died for.  The privilege of being alive and blogging commands respect.

There is a price for the privilege of being of service.  Some people will judge you harshly and try to convince you that you have issues.  Your weaknesses aren’t going to stop you from succeeding, they are just things that make you human.  Being human can come with some criticism especially if you are a blogger.  The judgement of others should never stop you from blogging everyday.  The price is paid with your feelings and your job after you’ve been blogging for a while, is to keep your feelings in check.  It’s not all going wrong, it’s never too late, and you’re daily actions are serving your personal development.  Blogging and building an email list is real work, never let anyone convince you any different.  Your commitment to blogging no matter what is one of the prices you have to pay if you want to be a blogger.

It’s a privilege to be of service, so I personally want to do my best work.  When I write I’m thinking of how I can better serve the bloggers of the internet.  My purpose is to help them blog and build their email lists.  I give practical advice to help bloggers blog everyday.  I give the most useful content I can produce to help bloggers blog.  It’s a privilege to work to serve.

That about wraps up what I think about the privilege of being of service.  If you liked this post and would like to receive even more posts that will be even better than this one, then join my email list.  You’ll get a free ebook and bi-monthly updates to this blog.  There’s no cost to join (it’s free to be on my list) and you can unsubscribe at any time if it’s not for you.  What I can tell you is that if you are a blogger who wants to blog better and build an email list, then joining my free email list will help you to do just that, blog!

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

Living And Working And Kicking Ass With Schizophrenia

Yes, that’s what I’m doing… I’m kicking ass.

I’m a schizophrenic and I’m holding a job, and I have been for the last 2 years.  I’ve even been promoted several times and now hold a sales job for 3 of the 5 days a week I work.

Not to mention my job, I also am kicking ass at visualizing, running this blog, creating rock and rolls songs, taking care of my family, and being an overall respectable member of the community.

All this with the schizophrenia wishing I would die.

I won’t die.  I’m going to live to 100.  I’m only 33, so I’ve got a long ways to go.

In that time I plan on becoming rich and famous, living in a better house with a free schedule, and creating a rock and roll band.

If this so far interests you I highly recommend signing up for my email list.  You’ll get updates to see how I’m doing as time goes on.

What I’ve discovered though, is that helping schizophrenics work is a charity cause.  I want to create income.  I don’t think it’s going to happen leading schizophrenics to work a job.  I need something else.  A new business idea.

So it’s writing for fun at this point.

I just ordered Mike Dooley’s new book “Playing the Matrix”.  I pre-ordered it so it doesn’t come out until October 31st, 2017.  I’m looking forward to reading it though because I really enjoy his “Notes From The Universe“.  By the way, I don’t get anything from putting that website link on my site.  It’s just because I believe in it and want to share it.

What Mike Dooley says in his notes from the universe is that you have to suit up and show up.  That’s why I’m writing this post today.  In order to suit up and show up, with my blog.  This blog is in my heart and it’s a part of who I am, so I want to keep writing it, no matter what happens, as a possible avenue to riches and freedom.

I’ve started a vision board.  The first thing I put on it was how much money I wanted to make per year.  First I went for $100,000 and then didn’t think that was thinking big enough so then I put $15,000,000 on there and thought that was thinking too big and I should take the wealth in stepping stones so finally I decided on $200,000.  That’s whats there now, and we’ll see how it works out.

As I’m visualizing I can see the board and it helps me concentrate.  I do find it helpful.

Mike Dooley also says you should manifest in general terms and not worry about the “cursed how’s”.  So my vision board is all set on end results… a lot of cash, a new house….and there’s more to come.  I haven’t even started.

Suffice to say I’m working as hard as I possibly can to create what I want in my life.  I am doing everything I can, everyday, to bring myself closer to my goals.  It IS working, one day at a time.  Just last month I got my first internet subscriber to my email list.  I had been working for almost 2 years just to get one subscriber, but I finally got him, and now he’s on my list.  I’m really looking forward to having many many many many more subscribers and starting a business somehow with my email list.

But don’t let that stop you from subscribing, because my email list is my treasured gold that I treat to the best of what I have to offer.  If you are indeed a fan, then you absolutely have a place on my email list.

Don’t shame me for selling the list either.  It in all likelihood will be a positive experience for both you and me.  If you don’t like it you can always unsubscribe for free and it will be like it never happened.  So really you have nothing to lose.

You can subscribe here.

Yes, oh yes, I am kicking ass.  I’m doing it the best I know how and it’s successfully paying me every two weeks, and resulting in traffic and subscribers.  Although I only have 1 internet subscriber, I have asked several friends to subscribe and a few of the have, and confirmed their subscription.  The beauty is in the numbers.

Right now I have 4 subscribers, including myself.  I figure if a president votes for himself on election day, I had better be on my own list.  From what I hear, the presidents, before they are presidents, do indeed vote for themselves.

I know that’s not a lot of subscribers but Mike Dooley only started out with 30 some, and now he has over 750,000.  If he says the trick is to suit up and show up, then I’m going to do it with things I love, like blues guitar, and blogging, and writing books, and reading, and walking, and the list really does go on and on and on and on.

The point:  This is coming to you for a reason.  It’s because I, Jesse Creel, must do it.  I have a vision and I have goals.  Part of making that happen is showing up in life.  So that’s what I’m doing.  That’s also what I recommend you do in your own life.

Do the job you hate, even if you hate it, for as long as you have to until your passions set you free from that work.  You will live to see this through.  You will live to be a millionaire.  You will live to live in your dream house.  You will see your family grow up.  You will be everything your heart desires you to be, and it will be better than you could possibly imagine.  I just know this in my heart.

Nothing can stop you.  You won’t be held back by negativity.  You are your own champion.  You can do this.  Suit up and show up and reap the rewards.  It may come slowly and imperceptibly at first, but it will come and you, if you pay attention, will be overjoyed at your results even when at first they are not paying you.

 

Schizophrenia And Starting A Business Online

Some of the voices call me a faggot.  Sometimes I feel like I’m walking and talking like I’m gay.  I don’t think it’s a bad thing to be gay, my uncle is gay.  I do think that I’m not gay, I just may sometimes look like I’m gay.  Like today when I was doing a lunch delivery.

You see, I’ve been doing these sales calls and when I do the regular work in the store I feel like the sales calls effect me.  They effect how I look and speak.  Sometimes I think in business you might be better off queer as a schizophrenic.

Nevermind that, I have a wife and 2 kids.  I’m not gay.  I’ve entertained the idea of gay sex, but I’ve never really been able to jerk off to it, if that tells you anything.  I will say that jerking off is doctor recommended.  I’ve read it in a book my counselor recommended I buy.  I did buy it and I’ve read more than half of it, and it helps.  So does talk therapy and medication.

The jist of it is it isn’t easy.

If your working on personal issues when your trying to sell it becomes even more difficult.  That’s why personal development is so recommended for salespeople.  They say if you don’t have a daily program your in trouble.

I do have a daily program.  I try, oh I try, to make it happen everyday.  I fail miserably.  I smoke cigarettes at 5 in the morning and fail to go to work because I feel so sick from not sleeping and smoking.  This is a terrible disservice to me and my family, not to mention all that’s good in the world.

So as far as personal development goes, this schizophrenic is trying and suffering and failing.  When I make a decision to stop smoking, something gets in the way.  Today it was my car making noises.

Today I was driving around seeking sales at neighborhood schools and towards the end of it my car started making a machine gun sound coming out of the driver side front wheel well.  My car is old and it’s got over 215,000 miles on it, I don’t know how much longer it’s going to last.  I wasn’t thinking about the future spending all that money on alcohol, and cigarettes, and now I have a problem that I hope doesn’t exceed my $2,500 credit card limit.  That would take me up to $17,500, because I need a car to drive for my job.  That is, if it took that much.

The problem is I made a decision to quit smoking and start saving money and paying my credit card off in January of 2017.  It’s now September 7th, and I’m still smoking.  This is the life of a schizophrenic.

This blog will be my testament that I did it, that is if I ever do.  That I quit smoking, and don’t drink to excess, and paid my credit card bill off, and I’m exercising, and I’m making more money, and my life has gotten amazingly better, because I made those decisions.  I just have to keep holding out that I have it in me to do it, although the chest pains are almost becoming comfortable.

My mind is fucked up, and my writing shows it.  I hope only that you can get something out of this, from my first hand experience of schizophrenia and starting an online business.

I know this hasn’t been about online business.  It’s been about my day. But I seek to deliver the goods so this is the story about a schizophrenic who tries to start an online business.

You see (and they tell me to “see” often) it’s become apparent to me that starting an online business isn’t easy.

I would think it takes hard work, but I’ve been working hard, and I still am not seeing any money.  It’s been over a year since I started this website.  How do you start a business online?

My original thought, which is still my thought today, is you create quality, valuable content and you get people to subscribe to your email list because they like what you write so much.  This is my 108th post and I have 2 subscribers to date, myself and a close friend of mine who I asked personally to subscribe.  I figured that presidents vote for themselves so I should be subscribed to my own email list.  At any rate, I have only 2 subscribers to show for all the work I’ve put into this blog.  No one wants to subscribe.

So really, that’s for now, how it goes when your a schizophrenic and want to start a business online.

I think it’s time I spend some time doing housework and serving my family so I’m going to wrap this up.  For now  I want you to know that I believe I can do it, just that the road is rough.  I heard it in a song and I think it’s accurate.  I’m going to keep going and if you check back on this blog, or subscribe to the email list you’ll get updates and you’ll get to better know this schizophrenic’s story.

Thanks for reading and have a Great Day,

Jesse Creel

Jesse Creel Makes Sale Number 9 On His Path To $100K A Year

Hell Yes!  I made another sale.

I wouldn’t have even known I made it if I weren’t for the fact that I was the delivery person today.  I asked to leave early and had 45 minutes until I was going to leave, after doing my sales work and followups for the day, and there was a delivery that needed to be done.

So they sent me out to do it.  And upon arriving, I recognized the place as a place where I had dropped off a couple box lunches about a month ago, and cookies last week.  We really do our best to make sure that our prospects know about us, and we give them a little free product to wet their whistles.  That was the case with this sale.

I went in to do the delivery and there were two people in there.  One of them had me place the bag on a table and signed the credit card receipt.  On the way out I told the other one that we really appreciated their business and we are happy to serve them.  I also told them that I hoped they would really enjoy the food.

In my head, on the way back to the store, I saw myself spitting on a sandwich.  I’m a mild schizophrenic, so I’m always seeing and hearing things in my head, some of which I don’t want- like the spitting, and some of which I do want- like I love this.  In my head my own vision of me encouraged me to hock a loogie onto the sandwich, to really get some mucus on it.  I found myself actually wanting to clear my throat of mucus.  I have to fight not to have those visions, but they come consistently and it takes work.  I DO NOT spit on the sandwiches, and I think it’s disgusting to even imagine it.  So it’s constant work, but it’s the work I want to do.  It takes work to fight off negative visualizations and come to a place that’s peaceful and harmonious.  That’s part of the job for this schizophrenic.

Working for my company that I work for now is a great experience.  They have taken me from a broke deadbeat to someone who can contribute a little to my family and to the world.  Just yesterday I gave a homeless person a five dollar bill.  I like to do that, it makes me feel like I’m giving back.  And it’s easy to do, because there are a lot of homeless people begging for money, but it’s more than just to give, although that’s one of the main reasons.  Another big reason is that it’s helping to teach me how to sell again, something I’ve tried doing for years, without any consistent success. Now with my current job, I make money whether I sell or not, which is a blessing because at first I didn’t know if I had it in me to sell or not.  I had failed so much that all I wanted to do was work hourly.  As the universe would have it, an taking an hourly job was not the end of my sales career.

I recently saw an ad on Craigslist, for a sales job, selling solar panels, that claimed to pay $100-150K a year.  With that kind of money I could do a tremendous amount of giving, especially to my family.  I do after all have a wife and two kids.  Right now I’m paying some money to help support them, but I’m not even coming close to what it takes to support a household.  The only reason we are afloat is because of my wife’s work. That doesn’t feel good to me.  I, even though I am a mild schizophrenic, want to be the breadwinner.  Even if my wife were to keep her job, I should be able, and want to be able, to put my family into a bigger house, where both kids would have their own rooms.  Right now we live in a 2 bedroom townhouse, and don’t get me wrong, we’re blessed to have a roof over our head, but if I keep working on this sales thing, we could have a better roof over our head.

The way I figure it is, each sale is a sale closer to a job that pays me 6 figures a year.  Right now I make a 5th of that, if that, working the hours I work.  But I am learning, and I am growing.  My job is giving me the confidence I need that I CAN sell a great product.  I’m going to give it some time, and let the sales come in, and keep track the best I can-which is difficult because when the prospect becomes a customer, they don’t always tell the store that I was the one who peaked their interest.  Nevertheless I’m keeping track the best I can, and so far I’ve sold 9, with the prospect of getting 10 in a few weeks.  Right now my goal is to earn 2 sales each time I go out with 8-10 stops.  I think that’s a good goal, realistic, and will put me in a position of confidence with my sales job.

So, in short, I’m working on it.  I know at the perfect time, with the due amount of work, my dreams will come true.  My goals will manifest, I will be the success that I deserve to be, schizophrenia or not.  My hope for you is that no matter what you’re going through you can gain some insight from my story and maybe find the inspiration you need to continue working in sales, no matter what your body, your mind, or the world is telling you.  I had to suck it up and get an hourly job after failing for 5 years in sales, and I would give you the same advice, if sales doesn’t work for you, then get an hourly job.  You never know where it might take you, it might take you to where you wanted to be in the first place!

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Here’s to your success!

Jesse Creel

A Story About The Benefit Of An Act Of Kindness

So I worked in the store today.  I had to be there at 7:30am which is an hour and a half earlier than usual.  I had to take a breakfast delivery into the city.  I did the delivery and then I came back to the store.  It took me about an hour and a half.

When I got back one of the women I work with, who tells everyone she is my girlfriend, asked me to pick up her some Dirty potato chips from the other store I was going to be working at for the rest of the day.  I had to pick up some tape for the pricing guns and bring it back to my home store so I would be coming back anyways.  So my coworker asked me to bring her the chips back with the tape when I returned.

I worked the rest of the day at the other store and then left.  I realized I had forgot to get her the bag of chips and I took a second to debate on whether I should turn around now that I was already on the road.  I could have told my coworker that I had forgotten about the chips and left it at that, but I decided to be kind and do her the favor she had asked me to do so I turned around and went back to the store.

They gave me an 80% discount so the chips only cost me about 30 cents.  I bought them and on the way out they came after me calling my name.  They said there was a delivery that needed to be done that they had forgotten about until just now.  As it turns out this was a special kind of delivery which pays $30 cash when you do it.  So as a result of me turning around to do a friend a favor, I ended up being rewarded by the universe by receiving more money.  I didn’t do it for more money, I did it to be kind to a coworker.  It just so happens that my kindness opened me up to receiving more money.  Go figure!

That’s just a short story that I wanted to share with you about how kindness can pay.  I hope you enjoyed it.  If you would subscribe to my list I will send you updates to this blog.  Make sure you subscribe!

Thanks for reading and have a blessed day!

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

How Do I Walk For An Hour Around The Neighborhood With My 1 Year Old Son

I say you just do it!

Even if your a schizophrenic like me.  And hear voices.  And hear the neighbors talking out loud, and sometimes it seems like their talking about your thoughts.

I drank 9 beers yesterday starting at 9 o’clock in the morning.  So I figured that it would be good to get out for a walk.  Sometimes I think if I weren’t drinking and smoking maybe I wouldn’t hear voices.  Or maybe the voices would be better to me.

I’m going to try and sober up for a while.  At least until I get paid again.  I’ve got a week to go, so that’s a good while for me to dry up.

And I can write about being sober.

And walking, or running.

But an hour around the sidewalk loop in my neighborhood is a good 2.5 miles.  And I walk it fast so I probably did it in under an hour.  But it takes roughly an hour to do that.

And I brought my son along with me because my wife and daughter were out at a party and I was watching him.  He sat in his chair for about an hour after my wife left, and watched Youtube videos on monster trucks during that time.

I was busy reading Tim Ferriss’s “Tools Of Titans”.  I just started it.

But after the walk we ate yogurt and it was time to put my son down for a nap.  He didn’t go quietly.  He calmed down quickly though.  I sat and did some thinking for a while and had a couple cigarettes, and now I’m busy writing.

So far the day has been great. I love walking.  It’s purifying.  At some point, eventually I’m going to make the transition into running, and start doing crunches 6 days a week and see if I can get a six pack.  Reading the section on health in “Tools of Titans” makes me want to get into better shape, and be more mindful of what I’m putting into my body.  There’s a lot of talk about fasting and that’s something I’m pretty used to.  Not eating much.

Don’t get me wrong, I can eat, but sometimes I go on very little for whatever reason.  I have a little on my midsection to keep me going on those lean times.  I almost want to get fat so I have the reserves if I don’t have the money for food.

Really if I were better at saving my money I wouldn’t have to worry about going without food because I would have plenty to eat whatever I want whenever I want.

But I drink and smoke too much and spend more than I make.  It’s really pretty screwy.  But I do things with my time during those periods of excess that lead me to believe I’m not wasting anything.

I would very much like to get rich.  And that way if I wanted to drink and smoke I could do so guilt free.  It pisses me off a little bit when I don’t win the Mega Millions or the Powerball.  I played 4 dollars for last nights drawing and I didn’t win.  It pisses me off.

There has got to be an effective way to use that anger, or transform it into something positive that I can use.

I like blogging and I think you could blog about whatever you want and get people to like it.  So I could do that.  My son and I had a great time walking today.

We were going to stop by the play ground but my son said he didn’t want to swing right then.  He said he wanted yogurt.

But we did go two loops.  Instead of the one we do when my wife and daughter go.  They can’t last for two.

And my son wanted to get out upon finishing the first loop, but I just kept on going and he sat quietly and enjoyed the ride.  I was talking to him for some of it too.  My grandmother asked me one time when he was just born if I talked to him.  That really wasn’t one thing I was particularly good at.  I’m good at being quiet.  It did make me think I should make a good effort to talk to him though.  Just another good thing I got from my grandmother who I am blessed to still have in my life.  For that, and for many other things I am very grateful.

I’m grateful for everything I have, good and bad or both.  So when I was hearing the voices of the neighborhood out on the walk, sometimes getting scary, I just keep on walking and find the courage to be out.  It’s so worth it.  Better than being trapped in the house by fear of the voices.

And I think it’s high time I quit drinking.  I’ve done enough of it.  I’ll have water and let my body recover from all the abuse.  And help the process by walking and maybe even running.  I really need to tackle smoking, but one thing at a time.

I can tell you all about my sobriety when you check back on this blog.  Keep reading, you might find something you like.  Subscribe to my list and I’ll send you primo content you can’t get anywhere else on the web.  I’m thinking write ups and poetry to help you improve and succeed and be inspired.  I really am going to pack value into the mail you get from me.  So it’s going to be worth it for you to join my email list.  You can do so now, by putting your name and email address into the sidebar at the top of this page.  Take a minute and do this now.

You of course, don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do.  But getting stuff from me is an option for you, and I would love to serve you if you ever have the need.  If you ever need motivation that you can do it, or you want to be inspired, or you just want to be entertained, then I’m your man.  And I can do a lot more than just motivate, inspire, and entertain you.  You might even change you life because of what you learn from me.

You might become a blogger and make 6 figures a year on the internet, working minimal hours and spending more time traveling and raising your family.  Just like I plan to.

In fact, I plan to make my first million dollars off this blog.  Unless I win the lottery first, that’s how I plan on getting the money.  Writing a blog, and selling products to the people on my list.  I’m not in a position to even offer a product right now, but it’s in the works, and I’m really working on it.

Maybe it’s a mistake to try and blog everyday for 90 days, but if it is, that’s a mistake I’m making.  And I’m betting my bottom dollar that I’m going to grow because of it.  And I’m also betting that this process is going to get me more traffic.

It’s really taking me a long time to even get close to making my first dollar off of this website, and it’s not because I’m not blogging.  I need to get a freebie for people who join my list and I think it’s going to be my first ebook “Take Action and Improve!”.  I’ve got to get busy editing it.  I had a friend read it and he wrote all over it.  So I’m going to get to it, and get busy editing after I finish this post.  I will probably be working until I go to bed at 10pm.  That’s my bedtime.  Early to bed early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise, or so Benjamin Franklin said.    So I do the thing and I have the power.  And so can anyone else.

If you want to walk around your neighborhood for an hour for your health, you can do it, assuming you have legs that work.  I know it’s not the case for everyone, but I would say that some people may need a push to get out there an succeed.  If your one of those people I’m hear for you to tell you that I hear voices and I do my thing everyday and am not bothered.  When I stop smoking I’m sure I’m going to suffer, but it will probably be worth it.  I’ll be more on my way to being wealthy.  I’ll be on my way to saving money instead of spending more than I make.  I still am not looking forward to it.

I didn’t smoke on my walk though.  I waited until I got back.

Really I’m addicted and it will be nothing short of a miracle if I can stop it.  And LIVE.

But I think long walks or long runs will help.  It may just be a matter of choice every moment of the day.  I’m going to find out.

But just like this blog post, I want to crank out my life at high speed.  Get it done.  Do the thing.  There will be more time for other things.  Like editing my ebook.  And writing another one.  A good one.  Worth 25 or 30 dollars each.  Maybe I can look into professional publishing as well and maybe get hard copies of my book sold all over the world.

Considering I don’t even have a marketable book at this point, I’m a ways off, but I know I can do it, and I’m going to keep working until I get what I want.

As it can be with anyone.

Just keep working on it.  Something that you can control.  Don’t spend your entire life working on the lottery alone.  I did that for 5 years and I just have had enough.  I need other things too that are going to support me and my family.  Working a job really helps even if it’s at a low hourly rate.  That’s what they are paying me, because that’s what I’m worth to society at this occupation.  And I’m fine with that.  It doesn’t mean I’m  not going to find other ways to make MORE  MONEY.

So I’m working my tail off on this blog, trying to write it everyday, and get the thing done.  Treat it like I AM being paid to do it.  Get the job done so the business can run smoothly.   That’s what I do at my job and I figure it could work on my own website as well.  It works at work, so why not apply it to my other work.

And if you want to blog about what you do, then blog about what you do.  Your only a few steps and a few dollars away from starting your own blog.  You can do it!  Anyone can do it!  You may not be good at it, but your going to grow.  And if you are good at it, you might be able to make a couple dollars.  You might be able to a make a million.  And then once you’ve earned your first million, don’t you think it will be a lot easier to make the next 14?  I just want to get to the first million mark because at that point I would feel like I’ve arrived.  I’m where I want to be.  I don’t have to work hourly anymore.  I’m free.  My family and I can travel.  We can spend more time together.  I could make some more friends and travel places to meet them.  I would go to events and meet other bloggers who are also earning money and learn from them and become better.  I would add value to the mastermind of people earning money from blogging and selling e books.  It’s really a fantastic vision.  And to live the lifestyle of a multimillionaire.  That would be amazing.  Complete freedom.  Live where you want to live, travel where you want to travel, do the work you love doing and get paid fantastically to do it.  Is it all a dream?

Or could it come true?

You tell me what you think in the comments, and if your feeling a little bold, share your own vision and dream for what you could do blogging or otherwise.

Thanks for reading, I really appreciate you,

Jesse Creel

The Blog Post To Help YOU Write The Next Best Blog Post

With this post I want to inspire you to take action and write your own blog post.  And if your reading this, and you’ll want to, you’ll want to write the best blog post on the planet.

One day at a time.  One blog post at a time.  Take over the planet.  Set your information free.  Get paid.  I say that’s what it’s all about.

And you can do it and feel good at the same time.

I’m feeling good off of the three beers I had leftover from a six pack I bought yesterday off of my sales mileage money.

Bad habit.

My work doesn’t have the best salespeople.  They drink and smoke, and don’t live balanced lives.  They definitely eat though.

And some times, during the holidays, work buys the food.  Yesterday they bought chicken, and today they bought pizza.  And they bought a lot of it.  The workers were taking home 4 slices a piece.  And donuts too.  I should have eaten more…

But I had three slices of pizza.  Two thin crust, chicken BBQ.  And one piece of cheese.  It felt good, especially since I had already had a turkey sandwich, a banana, and grapes for lunch.  That didn’t really fill me up though, I wanted more.  Especially after not smoking a lot.

I only had 3 cigarettes when I started work this morning, and that lasted me to almost 1 pm.  That was pretty good considering I did a lot of driving.  And when I’m driving I tend to smoke a lot.

I got bye though until about 4 o’clock and I heard my boss bought a pack of cigarettes even though she doesn’t smoke, just to give them out to the holiday help.

It’s not really a holiday, but these workers come in and help us do massive quantities of product, and without their help we wouldn’t be able to do the job.

So they feed them.  And talk nice to them.  Mostly.

They tell you to hurry up, or not to toss the tomatoes so hard on to the foil.  So as not to spray another worker with juice, especially when it’s your boss.

And I had that experience today.

Really I love working.

There is one woman there who says I’m one of her work husbands.  She says she has a lot of them, but I’m one.

And when my boss was telling the story today to 5 or 6 people about how a customer told me my eyes were beautiful, and she was in her 70’s and said she wasn’t flirting with me.

My boss overheard the whole thing and told the story about it today in front of all the holiday help.  And the rest of my bosses at that.

She was also remarking about how I was doing an excellent job doing everything.  Putting the foil down, laying out 2 tomatoes on each foil, wrapping the foil.  I was doing everything.  As it was needed.

When some foil needed to be laid down, I laid the foil down.  When it was better I wrapped the tomatoes, I wrapped the tomatoes, and so on.

I worked with the rest of the team.

And in that factory sort of setting I can really get into a groove.

Do it really fast, with a high quality.

And at the end of the day, my bosses always tell me I did a good job.

And I’m paying taxes.

I’m contributing to society.

And that’s more than some schizophrenics can say.

To be honest it’s a little much for me to take on making money off this blog.  To say that I’m working 30 hours a week and 50 hours on holidays is a miracle. I’m lucky to have my boss who helped me by giving me a job through my brother.  It really is a miracle I’m even working considering I got fired 7 years ago.

Now I’m suffering making half of what I used to make.

But it’s better than it was considering two years ago I had nothing and wasn’t really working at all.

Really what I’ve been up to is spending my money on alcohol and cigarettes and living it up.

Enjoying myself.

Bad example, but fun.

Now I’m winding down.

On Mother’s day I drank 10 beers, and I drank another 10 beers the Monday after that.  I drank 6 the day after, and now I’ve only had 3.

I think it’s about time I change my ways.

Quit smoking and drinking.

Makes me want to smoke just thinking about it.

I fight through it.  I have to wait.  I have to do what I’m doing.  I have a purpose I need to fulfill.  And so do you.  So write that blog post about that.  And do it with passion.  Write the best blog post on the planet.  And then try to do that everyday for 90 days.  I’m trying but I did 6 days a week for a month, and after that I’ve probably only written 3 times a week.

But I’m still keeping up with it.  And I think it’s only a good thing.  I think it would help any human being on the planet.  Become a better person.

For me it’s made me realize that I drink too much and I shouldn’t smoke.  Now I just really need to take action and quit the habit.

I had a meditation tool that I used called Centerpointe.  It was a product that you sat there for an hour with headphones on and it made the two lobes of your brain work together to get whole brain functioning.

It was like meditating for 30 years and then meditating.  All through technology.

One of my sales trainers in my head told me that I shouldn’t use that stuff.  It’s supposed to change your awareness forever.  For me all that happens is the grass is greener.  The sky bluer, my wife’s love deeper.

I’m happy I did it.  I think it may have had something to do with the schizophrenia?  I don’t know.

I certainly didn’t consider myself a schizophrenic when I was using the product.

That was years later that I was finally broken and admitted to a doctor that I heard voices.

After that it was medication and therapy, and has been ever since.

I’ve read in Elyn Saks book “The Center Cannot Hold” about how she would go off her medication because she was taught in a rehab that drugs are bad, and she didn’t want to be taking anything.

But she would always go crazy when she stopped taking her meds.

So I say stick on your medication, no matter what your taking, whether it be medication for schizophrenia, or high blood pressure.

The miracle of modern medicine.  Keeps us alive.

How do you write the greatest post on the planet?

Write about you.  You are original.  There is only one of you out there, and there will only ever be one of you out there.  You have the opportunity to make a masterpiece.  Make a masterpiece.

And who knows.  Maybe if you write good enough stuff for long enough, you ‘ll have enough readers that want to buy something from you and you can sell them things and make money.

Sounds stupid.  But so is drinking and smoking.

I figure I would give the blog a try sober and smoke free and maybe running.

I think I may really go for it.

I think I can do it.

I want to do it pretty badly.

I’m just so ugly.

People tell me I’m attractive, and so do the voices, but my cigarette addiction does make me feel a little less attractive.

The voices tell me I’m sick.  And a lot of times I do feel sick.  Not right.  Just making it.  In pain.  Can’t smoke any more.  Wanting to smoke anyways.  I almost want to go to cigarette rehab.

I try to smoke less and I smoke more.  It’s ridiculous.  At least it gives me something to write about.  Although I could be writing about more constructive things like working out, or running.

That would be better for me.  Healthier.  I would be a more fit person.  I already eat.  So I’m good there.  I just need to exercise and stop smoking and do the thing the best I can do it.

I say all this shit and then I smoke.  I’m addicted.  It’s ridiculous.

I really need to clean up my act and be a better worker.  The only problem with that is that I’m doing great at the job drinking and smoking.

Well I don’t drink on the job, but I do drink after.  And sometimes I do feel it the next morning.  Makes you feel like you don’t want to work.  But I always do.  I go to work.

I just got to quit the cigarettes.  Say it once, say it a thousand times.  Eventually I’ll walk the walk.  And I’ll be a better salesman because of it.  And my works salespeople will get better, and there may even be another promotion in store for me.

How do YOU write the blog post to begin all blog posts?

Write like your life depended on it.  Write like someone was holding a gun to your head.

Or write like you want to get the thing done so you can have a cigarette.

And if you really want to smoke then that could really get you writing.

Give you motivation.

To get the job done.

Not saying you should smoke.  I would never encourage anyone to do that to themselves.

But I do it.

And I say you should be sober too.

Except maybe on special occasions, with family or friends for parties.

There are not enough parties to have a problem as long as your not drinking by yourself excessive quantities.

The point though, especially if you want to write the greatest blog post in the world, is to make money.

I have a family, I need money. The more money the better.  So I’m all about increasing my income.  At my job, at this blog, and at the lottery.

If figure playing THOSE games will leave me rich at some point.  Especially if I can STOP spending my money on destructive things like alcohol and cigarettes.

I think sober I might even write better.

I’m sure it would be harder at first, but I don’t think that would last.  I think it would be better that I could take my wife out every month to eat somewhere, because I had an extra 200 dollars that month from not smoking.

We could go out to eat twice for that much.

And eat and drink and enjoy.  Out in public.  Playing the game.

When I go out and the voices of the other people start talking to me in my head, I don’t really say much back to them in my head.  I just let it ride and listen to them all.  Occasionally I’ll chime in for balance.

Really I like it when I go out and hear their voices.  Sometimes they tell me sexy things, and if it’s a girl it’s pleasing.  Men like talking too.  Sometimes they say murderous things, like they hate people.  All I know is there is no reason to fight and every reason to be civil with one another.

That’s what you learn when you’ve been fired from the best job you ever had in your life.

You learn your lesson.

Don’t fight.

It’s not the right thing to do.

Maybe you could scream at one another for a while, or maybe talk it out.

Or maybe just let it be.  And let someone go off angry and let them decide on how they are going to take it.

Hopefully they make the most of their anger and learn to become better.

That’s all I’m talking about so when you write your next blog post, the one that’s going to begin your journey on writing the greatest blog post on the internet, and write them everyday, think of how YOU can become better.

Write that all down.

That will be a journey for your reader to take with you, and you both will learn as a result.

So here’s to your successful post,

Happy writing,

Jesse Creel

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