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Have You Ever Thought Of Starting Your Own Business?

Have you ever thought of starting your own business?

It’s done!

(Note:  There is affiliate links that if you click on and buy thru, I will get paid.  This comes at no extra charge to you.)

Have you?

I know I have.

I best I can come up with at this point is a Convertkit business.

They pay you $8 a month for every new person you sign up.  If you buy Convertkit from me, I will hope for your success with it.  The beautiful thing about having a list is that you can sell them anything you want.  Be it an eBook, music, or poetry.  Artists can have a list and make their living off of it.  Have you ever thought of starting a business off your art?

You can do it with Convertkit.  One of the nice things about it is when you send out a broadcast, it tells you how many people open the email.  It also tells you how many people click on the link.  When you are trying to make a living off of your online work, you’ll be working all the time to plant as many seeds as you can, and to make the most of each planting.

I really believe I can make money online.  I really believe I can help people.  I believe you can help people too.  Together we can create an unstoppable money making machine.  Convertkit is one of the products that is the foundation of our online business.  If you’re like me and want to sell the business to others, you can go ahead and market a Convertkit business just like I am.  Go and find your people that want to start their own businesses.  I know my 500 Convertkit customers are out there and that would give me a $4,000 a month income.  Enough to retire from my job happily.  Although I might quit at $1,000 a month and go full time on the blog and see what I can really do with it.  The latter is more likely the outcome.  How much I end up making is in God’s department, but I am praying for sales.

You should pray for sales too.  Why not?  It’s not a bad thing to wish for more good to come into your life.  I wish it for you, why not wish it for yourself.  If you’re going to be doing the work of blogging, you may as well imagine success with it.  Why think yourself a failure?  Leave it up to God.

That’s not to say you should just wish for success.  You should imagine yourself a success and then work everyday to attain that success you imagine.  I imagine having 112 Convertkit buyers that I refer and having a $1,000 a month income just from Convertkit.  I imagine that for you as well.

I also imagine for you that you will be better than me at selling Convertkit.  I’ve been selling it for a few months now and I am still working for my first sale.  You might be able to get your first sale in your first week.  I want you to surpass me in earnings one day.  That way the student does better with their life than the teacher did in his life.  I believe that is the sign of a good teacher.

So go ahead, click on the Convertkit link and buy your list.  When you’ve outdone me and you, you’ll be happy I signed you up.

Cheers!

My Quit Day Was On July 15th, 2017, Here’s What’s Happened So Far…

On that Saturday, the 15th of July, 2017, I lit up a black and mild on my way to my therapist.  I smoked half before and half after.  Then when I got home, I put on the patch.  It’s kept me from buying cigarettes.

I admit, I had a slip today.  I smoked 2 black and milds.  In the morning.  I took the patch off to smoke them, because my mom said that could cause problems, but I put the patch back on after I was done.

That’s it, I quit and I’ve only smoked 2 black and milds since I put on the patch.  I don’t even like the taste of tobacco anymore.  I’m over it.  I only smoke because I want to be bad, and the easiest way for me to be bad is to smoke.

But I don’t want to be bad, I want to be more good.  So I’ve been using the patch and chewing nicotine gum.  They sent it to me free of charge from the Maryland Quit Line.  I told them I was a schizophrenic, and they noted that in my file, that the voices told me to smoke, but I don’t mind.  It’s not like the internet doesn’t already know.

I was listening to some of my music today.  I recorded a new song, and then I listened to it, and other things I had recorded.  It was fun.  It also made me think that smoking really played a role in making my mind a bad place to live.  In one of the songs I quote “Probably going to die at an early age, put me right in my grave.” Smoking was making me think some awful things.

I hated myself when I was smoking.  I knew that it was no good, and I was only doing it because I was addicted.  In some of the songs you can hear me coughing over my guitar playing.  I really must be done with that.

I quit on July 15th, 2017 and I had a slip, but I want to keep stopping smoking.

I’m chewing the gum right now.

It’s not really that you chew it, you only chew it 5 times or so, and then you “park” it in between your lips and your gum.  It gives you a tingle when it’s there just to let you know it’s still poison and you could do without it.  But it’s better than smoking, that’s for sure.

There’s no good reason to smoke, and I don’t want to be bad.  I want to be good.

I’m working my way out of this hole, and it feels good to be getting free.

I slipped, but I’m still on the way out, and I’m going to get there, God help me.

And I hope He helps you too.

I hope we can do this together, and get set free for the rest of our lives.

Thanks for listening,

Jesse Creel

The Silence In Between The Voices Is Enlightenment

Hello,

My name is Jesse Creel.  I heard in a podcast that you should write as if someone has never read any of your other work.  So I’m writing this to you to tell you I’m a schizophrenic, and I was diagnosed at Christmas 2014.   I had done all kinds of sales jobs after the voices first started to mess with my day, and I lost control and asked some guy to fight at my work, because I thought they were all disrespecting me. That’s when the music really started to turn against me.  That’s went all the drinking and smoking and living my life out of balance really kicked me in the ass.

I had the best job I have ever had in my life, or maybe the second best considering where I now am, but it was a good job that paid me a good living.  And I was making guitars!  I was contributing to rock and roll!  Really what got me was my lack of interpersonal effectiveness.  I had a primo job, and I asked to be moved to a different, less prestigious department.  It was all because of the group of people I was working with, and it made me want to leave.  I was delusional, and the schizophrenia-which I didn’t know I had at the time, I thought I was psychic- was feeding into the delusions.  The delusion was they didn’t want me there.  The music was confirming my feelings.

I remember the stark contrast between the voices and reality when I heard a song, right after I had asked to be moved- that said “Your making my dreams come true”.  When I overheard my boss tell one of my coworkers I was moving I heard his reply that that was not the best idea.  Hindsight tells me my coworker was right.

I should have stayed where I was, and tried better to live with my coworkers, one in particular.  Gotten along with the grab-assing, and did my job, and eventually manage them all.  That’s not the way history played out though.

In the end, I enjoy the work I do more than I ever did making guitars.  I get paid less than what I made at the guitar factory, but I get more time off.  Really, if you take what I make by the hour now, I’m making more than what I made at the guitar factory.  What it comes down to now, is just making more deals.

Because the schizophrenia, to you schizophrenics out there wondering, is not what is actually going to happen.  The voices have a lot to say.  That doesn’t mean you should believe what they are saying.

Here’s another tip.  If you’re thinking of something you want to do, and you know that you’re going to be unhappy until you get it, and your choosing carefully what you want to be unhappy about until you get it, then it won’t matter if the voices tell you no.  You’ll be able to accept rejection and move on to the sale.  If you can get shaky like me, don’t worry, the shakes will pass.  You are unstoppable, and if you take that attitude, and do the work, shakes or not, you will be happy you did it.  Especially when you’re getting results.

So it doesn’t matter what the voices say.  Take the good with the bad.  And you don’t have to take the bad, and believe in some f*cked up future outcome if that’s not what you want.  You can offer them tea in your mind, and let them know “I hear you”.  Acknowledge them, and they may even leave after a while.

This, my friends, leads me to the point of this article.  Short and sweet, but it’s here for your pleasure.  And that is, enlightenment, for a schizophrenic, is the sound between the voices, when there is no sound.  Things are clear, you know what you have to do.  I read it in a book that that’s the way it is for meditation.  When your own thoughts stop and there is just silence.  For schizophrenics, even if your mild like me, when the voices stop, and your not thinking anymore, that’s when the enlightenment comes.  At least that’s what it feels like to me.

For me what I have to do is sell.  I have a sales job.  I am a schizophrenic, my bosses know I’m a schizophrenic, and they knew I wanted to sell, and they made me a salesman.  I have a great company behind me, and it’s really easy to sell.  I don’t even have any quotas!  I just sell what I sell and they pay me by the hour.

So far I have 9 sales that I know of, and most likely more I don’t know of.  My plan is to stick it out through Christmas and see if I can land a Christmas deal.  My company has a gifting program, where companies can buy gift cards, hams, or turkeys for their employee’s for that special time of the year.  I’m collecting the leads for gifting now, in the summertime, so when September comes around I’ll have some places I can go to.

I would like to land a 6 figure a year sales job, and I don’t think that it’s unrealistic to think I could do that.  Sure it would be 5 times what I’m making now, sure it would be more pressure, and sure the voices would probably get worse at times… but my job now is giving me a great deal of confidence that I CAN sell.

Then again, you never know.

My quit date is tomorrow, July 15, 2017.  I’m going to save a lot of money, and more importantly my health.  There won’t be this unnecessary suffering.  I’ll be tobacco free.  If I just quit cigarettes I’ll save $200 dollars a month, and I won’t need to get a better job to pay my bills.  I won’t need money for anything but wine.  And of course food, to pay my credit card bill, to save, and to give my wife some money.  And maybe take the kids out to the carnival.

We all need money.  And I’m making it.  And I’m a schizophrenic.  A mild schizophrenic, but a schizophrenic non the less.  On top of that I’m selling and getting results!  It doesn’t matter what the voices say!  You can have success, you just have to do the work!  So do the work!

I really appreciate you reading.

Here’s to your success,

Jesse Creel

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