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How To Get Addicted To Blogging

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Addiction can be an ugly thing.

Cigarettes for example.  They cost a lot of money, they cause the body pain, they can even make a mess of your relationships.  People still smoke.  I imagine they smoke for more reason than one but one of those reasons could be because they are addicted.  I’m not recommending a cigarette addiction because of the many downsides.  I am recommending becoming addicted to habits that serve you and others.  I believe blogging does this.  This is why I believe being addicted to blogging is a good thing.  I’m going to outline 4 ways you can become addicted to blogging.  But first I would like to go over some reasons why you might love the idea of being addicted to a thing like blogging.

You may want to become addicted to blogging so that you can be sure you’ll master blogging within a given time frame.  To be sure that your going to get your 10,000 hours.  If you are addicted, then you’ll be sure to do it everyday, and doing it everyday will lead you to your 10,000 hours.

You may want to become addicted to blogging because you want to earn an income off of it, and you know that the only way to get massive results is to take massive action.  By being addicted to blogging you will take massive action, because your addicted to doing so.  Addiction to blogging can be highly attractive to those who wish to earn an income from their blogs.  Addiction to blogging is helpful in building a blogging business as your always working everyday.

You may want to become addicted to blogging because of the personal development benefits.  When you blog you become more aware of yourself, thereby increasing the choices you have on a daily basis.  Do I behave in this way that isn’t serving me?, OR Do I behave in this way that is my highest calling?  When you blog, the answer that benefits you most becomes obvious.  At that point it is only up to you to take action on those empowering answers and live a better life.  As far as personal development goes blogging is one of the most powerful tools you have in your arsenal so being addicted to blogging will serve you in better improving yourself, for yourself and for others.  Being addicted to blogging will supercharge your personal development.

Also, you may want to become addicted to blogging because it will help you serve others better, by helping you to refine your craft.  When your always writing with the question in mind “How do I serve others with this post?” then you’ll always be looking for ways to serve people, and service to others leads to ultimate happiness and fulfillment.  If you serve people better and faster because you were addicted to the act of blogging, and did it so much that you became masterful at it, wouldn’t your addiction have served you in achieving your highest aim?  Wouldn’t that blogging addiction be serving you in a very meaningful way?

Being addicted to blogging can serve you in many ways.  Here are 4 ways you can become addicted.

How To Get Addicted To Blogging

1. Push Yourself

If you get through an 8 hour day at work, and then have to go pick the kids up, then take them home and put them to bed, and on top of that you have dishes and laundry to do, then take care of your responsibilities.  That will take most of your day.  But if you want to become addicted to blogging and reap the benefits, then your going to have to push yourself on days like those and stay up late and blog.

You’ll be building your habit by not neglecting blogging on this day, and you do so by pushing yourself to blog.

A tip I use to make it easier to blog when the time comes is to go through you day asking yourself what blog titles you could expand on.  Keep a note on your phone (your phone because that’s easier than lugging a journal around with you all day) and when you get a break in your day, think up a few ideas on what you could blog about.  Expand the title into subtitles for that post.  Before you even sit down to blog you’ll already have an idea for a great post.  Hopefully that will make it easier on you when your busy, and keep your creative juices flowing all day, even before you type a single word.

When you’ve established a habit of writing, you won’t feel as if your pushing yourself, it will feel totally natural.  Until the habit is established though, push yourself to blog everyday.  You don’t necessarily have to publish a post everyday, you can take a long as you’d like to do that.  What’s important is the everyday habit of writing and that’s going to take work to put into place.  Push yourself to write everyday until you are addicted to the results, and you’ll work to continually improve.

2. Set Goals

If you want to get the benefits of being addicted to blogging, it’s a good idea to set goals for yourself.

You’ll be giving yourself something to shoot for, and whether they are astronomical goals, or just baby step goals, you’ll be working with the end in mind.

Your goal could be to simply write for an hour everyday.  That’s a very real goal you could achieve each and every day.  I recently read that one should be thankful for what they have created, even if it’s not yielding results.  The action of you creating something is a miracle in itself, and to be grateful for the miracles of life, no matter how small, is to be in touch with God (in my humble opinion).  I am saying that creating a blog and writing on it everyday is a miracle in action.  We don’t have to write, we get to write.  That is a miracle in itself.  Set a goal, any goal, and work towards that goal.  In that way you will become addicted to blogging.

3. Measure Your Results

If you would like to become a better writer, and therefore a better blogger you may find that the process comes easier if you are addicted to blogging.  My idea here is to measure your results so that you can get a little more excited about what blogging could really do for you.

Get a traffic monitor, I use Monster Insights.  I found it by searching for it on WordPress.  Here is a screen shot of the tool.

Jesse Creel Monster Insights Blog Traffic Screenshot

Monster Insights Screenshot From Blog Traffic on JesseCreel.com on January 25th, 2018.

My best day was 20 pageviews in a day.  It used to be that my best day was five, or I received mostly no visitors at all.  So although I’m not yet getting massive numbers, I’m still seeing growth and progress equals happiness.

I think I learned that one from Tony Robbins, who by the way I love and think that his books can help anyone who seeks improvement.  You can buy one of my favorites “Awaken The Giant Within” by clicking the picture below.

 

Back to measuring your results.  One thing you’ll learn from reading the Tony Robbins book is that progress equals happiness.  You don’t necessarily have to reach a goal to be happy.  Progressing towards reaching that goal does make you happy.  There is a sense of accomplishment even before you complete the task.  That’s why when you want to become addicted to blogging, you should measure your results as you go.  It will be a good indicator of how your doing, and even if your not doing well yet, those little spikes in activity on your blog will be inspiring and further cement your habit.

4. Make Progress

Yes, we’ve been lead here with on our path to becoming addicted to blogging: progress.

When your addicted, or developing a blogging addiction you’re going to inevitably make progress in the direction of your goals.  This is what your habit is all about.  If you get a spike of 20 pageviews in a day, in the near future set your goal to hit 40 pageviews in a day.  When you reach 40, make it 80, and so on.

When you talk about pageviews, what is another example and what I think is really important is your mailing list.  I’ve heard it over and over again from high paid internet marketers that the “money is in the list”.  If you want to earn an income from your blog, you need an email list.  You can get one here.  It’s a great way to hone your relationship building skills emailing those people on your list.

I can tell you that there is nothing like sending out an email to my list, and getting an email back from one of them telling me that they liked what I sent them.  It’s a good feeling because it makes you feel like you’ve done a good job.  When your working on becoming self employed there is a lot of noise about your endeavors from the people in your life, so it’s good to be acknowledged by one of the people you are serving.  It’s a rewarding experience.

The link above is for Convertkit.  I’ve been using them for about a year now and I really like them.  They also offer extras for members at no cost, and they help you grow your business.  It’s a great product.  I highly recommend it.

At any rate, making progress on your blog can be very rewarding and addicting.  You can be thankful to God or whatever you believe in that you created something that is valuable to other people.  You’re doing a good job.  And nothing is going to stop you from continuing, and not only just continuing, but also improving as you go.  Being addicted to blogging will serve you in improving your life, both personal and professional.

The Wrap Up

I hope you have enjoyed this post about how to become addicted to blogging.  I hope that you are inspired to take action right now on writing your blog post for the day.  I hope that you take action and begin to build an email list, the rewards are great.  If you can’t tell I dwell in feelings of hope and optimism and I hope that that rubs off on you and serves you as you strive to lead a better life.

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5 Tips For Productivity Blogging

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Have you ever felt like you were just floating along, without ever getting anything done?  Have you been living in your dream world even when your awake?

I’m not saying you should totally lose your subconscious mind, I’m asking you to think of ways you could become a more productive blogger.  To produce more.

They say that you need 10,000 hours to become a master.  I think with anything (something like blogging) it’s a worthwhile endeavor even if you never get paid.

That said, we all want to get paid even before we reach the time required to become a master!  A lot sooner in fact.  Some of us want results in 3 months!

That said, we’re going to have to work hard on our blogs, putting in the time even when we could be just living in our dream world on the couch.

What’s better than taking action!  When your producing, your taking action.  That’s why I wanted to break down production into 5 tasks of blogging.  I hope this process serves you in writing your best content.  I know that it helps me, write more and write better, so I encourage you to give it try and see what works for you.

Without further a due here are the 5 steps:

5 Tasks For Productivity With Your Blog

1. Keep Another Income Open

Don’t close the door to your day job.  Keep it open and bringing home the bacon.  Even if you don’t make a lot, at least your earning, and you can keep working on your blogging.  If at all possible try to get as close to a stress free job as possible, one where you work only part time so you have plenty of free time to blog.  What’s important here is your taking the stress off blogging being your only income, and if your just starting bloggging, you’ll want an income in place to keep your blog up and running until your in the black with your blog.  Working a part time day job is a good idea.

Another good thing about working outside of what you do for your blog is that it gives you something to do other than work on your blogging career.  Another thing that pays you.  For me, I work in a ham store and drive a lot of the deliveries.  I love being out of the store.  Nothing to do but drive.  It’s a great feeling and I love getting paid for it.  I hope as it is with me, so it is with you as well, and you can love your day job.  It will make blogging so much easier.

Keep that income open, you’ll have something to  do other than blog that gets you out of the house and into the world, and you’ll gain another opportunity to be of service.  You’ll be doing all this while becoming a professional blogger.

2. Visualize Before Blogging

I’m fresh off of 20 minutes + of visualization impressing love into my imaginary ideal life.  When you visualize before blogging your blogging can take on more life, and it can be of more service to you, and hopefully serve others better.  When you visualize living your dream life, doing your dream work (maybe it could be blogging), it makes you want to take action and get to creating the thing you desire.  This is why visualization is so helpful.

When you set into your mind “I earn more than enough money to buy a house by blogging”  you are placing the work ethic needed to get that house.  If it comes down to blogging everyday, writing comments everyday, becoming a better photographer, networking more, you’re going to take massive action when your desire is so great you have to do something about it.  Visualization can make you even hungrier for your desired end result, so that hunger can translate into the action needed to get it done.

Don’t forget to call God to help you.  I’ve read that it’s not arrogant to command God to come help you with something.  I like that sentiment.  But be sure as your calling God, your visualizing your end result as a completed fact and your injecting into that fact love.

3. Journal Before Writing

I have always found that journals help me with a lot of things.  One of them is writing blog posts.  If you sketch out a blog post in your journal before you write it, the journaling will help clear your mind and focus your thoughts.  That thought should be to serve (if you aim to earn money from blogging).  What kinds of blog posts could you write that would serve your audience?  Who is your audience to begin with?  What can you do for them that will lead to relationships and sales?

Answer these questions in your journal.  I love personal development, and I believe the journal is a key tool in personal development.  When your journal daily you can do many things.  One of them you can do is “bitch” to your journal.  Get all those annoying thoughts out of your head.  It’s a relief to put them on paper and I recommended it to a friend of mine when he broke up with his girlfriend.  He said that writing all his feelings down helped him get over her.  This is the power of the journal.

More specifically than keeping a daily journal, journal about your blog posts before you write them.  It will add clarity to your ideas so your not just pounding the keys until the words come out- although that can be valuable at times.  Come up with a plan for your blog posts and put it all on paper.  As you write your blog post you can refer to your notes as you write!

4. Focus

I had a network marketing leader once teach me that your results come from your focus, and although I didn’t get 2 sales a day that he was teaching me to focus on, I did come to realize that I love blogging.

The pitch was selling blogs to other people, and then try to upsell them to the more expensive products.  I really like the idea of selling blogs to people who want to blog, because you inspired them to do so, and become bloggers of their own.  With their own affiliate links and ebooks and products of their own.  Maybe they even sell their own bumper sticker.  One could wrap their bumper sticker in red ribbon with a bow in the front.  Like it’s a present.  It might cost more money to do all that, but you might have a true fan for life.  Just some ideas.  That one fan could quickly turn into 1,000 and then you’d have enough fans buying all your stuff that you could make a living off it.

So you could say my focus has gone from selling 2 deals a day, to just trying to help people blog.  It’s my mission:  to help people blog.  It’s what I write about.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of mistakes in blogging of the past but I don’t ever want to go back there again.  The past is the past, and it’s time to focus.  Do you think that if you could burn the past memories that don’t serve you forever, you’d be better able to focus on blogging?

Focus on the action you have to take now.  You’ve been reading a lot of books, and your ready to blog.  Visualize, journal (or prewrite), focus your mind, and then:

5. Take Massive Action

You’ve done it all by this point.  Your focus is on your audience and how you are going to make their day better.  You’re taking massive action by blogging everyday!  Even if you don’t write enough in one day to consider it a publishable post, you can finish it the next day, because your still writing everyday, and a post every two days is good in my book.  God is good and so is the action of posting a new post every two days.

The beauty of it is, that blogging isn’t really all that hard.  In fact, it’s easy!  It even has multiple beauties and another one is it all comes from you.  It’s Your Word.  It’s also a potent personal development tool.  Blogging has dramatically helped me think thoughts that serve me better.  It’s all because I wrote it down on my blog that I function better in the world.  Expression is powerful.  It’s like I’m manifesting my life the way I want it to be, and I’m keeping a public account of it at all here at this website.  I am taking massive action, and the universe is aligned so that we can reach our highest calling.  Only take massive action with blogging seriously, another beauty being that you can get serious with only 2 hours a day.  You CAN do it much more than 2 hours a day if you want to, the point is you do it for a minimum of two hours a day, and you do that everyday.  All money aside, the personal development benefits you get from blogging are stupendous.  They are miraculous.  Another beauty being you get to share it with the whole world, and form meaningful relationships with other people, all over the world!

You get all this and more, more than I could put down on one blog post (maybe a book) with taking massive action blogging.  And the beauty of the beauty of taking action with your blog is that you can do it in just 2 hours a day!  So you really have a lot of free time to devote to reading and journaling to make your blog even better, working your day job, or spending time with your family.

5 Tips For Productivity Blogging Wrap Up

I hope this has inspired you to look at blogging from a vantage point of love.  It’s not about the money.  It’s about art, and it’s about serving others.  It’s about positioning yourself so that you are of value to other people.  It’s about building relationships with other bloggers.  It’s about seeing your traffic get a spike upwards.   It’s about getting that next email subscriber, whether face to face or over the internet.  It’s about building your brand, building your business.

Productivity blogging is about doing it for the love of it first, and then doing your best to see that you earn money from it.

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Also, if you liked what I’ve wrote, you may like to read Ruth Soukup’s book “How To Blog For Profit: Without Selling Your Soul”…

Blogging Is For Me

I started a second job yesterday.  It was at a pizza and sub place.  I fried fries and other fried things.  It wasn’t that busy, but busy enough.  I did a good enough job that they invited me back to come to work today, but I didn’t go.

I realized that blogging was for me.  I only work part time at my day job and it was getting me down that I didn’t get enough work during the year to pay my debt, so I took a second job.  I worked the first day and realized that it was time to get serious about blogging, so here I am, blogging.  I didn’t go to work.

You could say that this was a mistake.  I have a debt to repay.  You could also say that I don’t earn any money from my blog, so why do I focus on something that’s not paying me?  The answer is that I believe it will pay me, and I love to do it, and I had a teacher at some point in my life that said “do what you love and the money will follow”.  I have a day job and I’m not losing that, so with my free time I can either work another job or work the life into this blog.  I choose to work the life into my writing.

I will earn a living writing, blah blah blah.  It takes the walk to walk it.  I intend to walk the walk.  I’m not just talking the talk.  I’m taking action by writing, and that’s walking the walk.  I’m in love with this blogging thing.

The question is, how do I make a million dollars?

I’ve been thinking about writing a romance novel.  Different from my blogging, but still I think I could do it, and I think it could be a hit.  I’m not going to give anything away here, but just know that it’s in the works and I’m going to make writing a part time gig, so there’s going to be plenty of it flowing from the basement of my little townhouse.

Soon to big a bigger house.

I’m not going to stop until my family is taken care of.  I don’t care what it takes, I’m going to be of service.  I know that I’m valuable.  I know that I can be of service.  I’m going to make it happen for me and for them, and it’s going to be a win win for everybody.

I have to pound the keys until the words come out.  I will do this over and over again until I have a blog post, and a novel, and a personal development book, and everything I want to have.  Words are powerful, they have a creative nature.  I have a creative nature.

Are your words prophetic or pathetic?  Are they positive or negative?  The choices you make will effect your life.  Are you ready for a better life, or are you just waiting on the sidelines?  I encourage you to get in there and get the job done.

I’m going to be writing a lot in the future, from this point forward, because I’ve decided that blogging is for me, writing is for me.  I want to master it, for the love of it, for more than money.  So I’m going to keep working on this thing.  I’m going to write for a living.

This blogging thing is for me.  I know I can do it.  I know I can earn $100,000 a year off my blog.  I’ve already been at it for a while, so I figure the payoff is near.  I’m not going to stop until I’ve reached my goals, and then I’m going to press on for the love of it.

How can I be of value to you?

I can tell you that I am Love.  I am God as sure as if God was the ocean, I am a bucket of water.  I’m not saying I’m above anyone.  I’m only saying that we all are God, and I’m a piece of that.  I am divine.  How does that serve you?  To let you in on a little secret, that you are divine as well.

We are all God.  We are Love.  Love is what keeps the world going.  Without it there would be no order, harmony, or peace.  Sure there is some strife in the world, but rest easy, Love is God, and you are Love.

Jesus said with God all things are possible.  In other words, if you embrace the Love that you are, you are capable of anything.  Even if that thing is winning the lottery.  There are many many people who will try to win and fail for their entire lives, but because You are God, You will find a way (even if it’s the lottery) to ensure that your family lives a good life.  That is the Word, that is Holy.

This writing thing is going to be a part time job for me.  I work my day job from 10-2 and I have plenty of free time to write.  I’m going to make it happen for all that is good in the world.  I’m going to make it happen for you and me.  I’m going to make it happen for my family.  More than that, I’m going to make it happen for the world.

For the Love of blogging I write these words.  How can this serve you?  It can serve to empower you to know that you can write too, even if it’s not paying you.  Home based business can be a rough ride, so I’m here to help you stay the course.  Keep on blogging, keep on writing, keep on taking action.  I’m doing it so there’s no reason you can’t.

If you are an aspiring writer I would say to you, write like the fury.  The fury you have within you to be a success.  Write that way.  Let nothing stop you.  You won’t be stopped.  It’s better than working too many jobs.  Go on with your bad self and let the world know you care.

This blogging thing is for me.  I don’t care what happens.  I could work my part time job for the rest of my life and take 10 years to pay off my measly $16,000 in credit card debt and then live a painfully comfortable lifestyle in our little townhouse for the rest of our lives.  Put my son in the basement when he gets too old to sleep in the same room as his older sister.

He wouldn’t have his own room, but he would be sleeping in a different room, and we could do that in our little townhouse.  So I would never have to have the stress of hitting the lottery and moving us into a bigger house.  We could live comfortably, and poorly, in our little townhouse in Pasadena, MD.

I have other plans though.

The question is how can I serve you?

I frequently ask the question to myself: how can I be of service?

I have a hard time answering that question.

But that’s just the story I’ve been telling myself.

Instead I could ask the question, or state the answer as I have a million ideas on what I could write.  Even if I have no ideas on what I could write.

This leads me to answers.  Inside of myself.  These questions.

Ideas on what to write.

I’m going to keep this writing thing going and see where it takes me.  I’d like to make a profession out of it, and I think I will.  What’s the value here?  Note this: I’ve been working on this blog since May of 2016.  I’m still working on it.  It’s not because I’m getting paid to do it (although I treat it as if I am), I do it for the love of it, because it feels right to do.  The value for you?  If you really love something, you can at least keep doing it for a year and and 7 months, even without pay.  If you really want to cook with fire do it everyday for at least 4 hours a day and you’ll have it mastered in 11 years.  I’d say long before you have it mastered you’ll have a million dollar income.

Write books, that’s what I say.  This really is for writers.  For those that want to write because that’s what they love to do.  The way I figure it is, you can work in sweat pants and a hoodie and you can still do your best work!  It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing.  I think I’m going to get back into affiliate marketing.  All this writing makes me hungry for more money.  I’ve heard good things about Wealthy Affiliate.

I have to get a refresher on Wealthy Affiliate before I say anything more about it.  But just know that this blogging thing, this writing thing, is for me.  What are you about?  I encourage you to leave a comment on this post about what you are about.  If it’s writing we are kindred spirits.  If it’s not we are still both people and we are alive because of Love.  So we have at least that in common.  That’s just the way I see things, so if you disagree, leave a comment about that as well.  Love it or hate it, leave a comment.  Do you like to write too?

I like to write about personal development, Schizophrenia, working my day job, drinking alcohol and vaping, drinking coffee and writing and vaping, and I’ve recently discovered ideas on what a fictional novel could be like to write.  The point is I love writing, and I am determined to be of service to you.

If your on my list and you don’t like writing, then maybe you should unsubscribe.  But if your curious about writing, or am already in love with it, maybe you should hang in there and get to my best stuff that I’m writing with each passing day.  If your reading this I’m guessing that you may be like me, and if your like me, as you continue to do something, you get better at it.  Granted, somethings you might be able to do and other things you may not be able to do.  But I know that everybody has something they CAN do, and do well, so we may as write if we think we write well.

That’s the thing about thinking.  I think it was Henry Ford that said “If you think you can, or you think you can’t, either way you’re right”.  If you think you’re a great writer then your chances of becoming a great writer I think are way better.

You may suck, you may suck at first, and you may still suck the day you die, but there’s one thing for sure:  You’ll suck less by the time you die if you keep working on it everyday.

On the other hand, you may be great.  And again, for sure, you’ll be greater by the time you die if you keep working on it everyday.

The choice is yours.  Do you want to think you suck?

Or

Do you want to think you are Great.

Personally, I think that choice is an easy one.

Or maybe we all suck and are Great at the same time.

Personally, as I think it should be with all writers, is to aim to be Great.  Be determined to be Great.  Take on a massive challenge: the challenge to earn big money with Your Writing, and Make Something Great.

Are you up to that challenge?

Leave your answer in the comments below, and subscribe to my email list.  It’s all about blogging and the quest to earn well more than a full time living off of it, and your writing.

You can always respond to one of the emails you get from me, and I’ll get it sent right to my inbox, and we could talk about how I could better serve you, or whatever it is you’d like to talk about.  I’ll do my best to serve you.

Thanks for reading, I’ll write again soon.

Slamming Your Fists Onto The Keyboard Until The Words Come Out

When I’m having a hard time thinking of what to write, slamming my fists onto the keyboard is a common visualization I have.

They say it takes 10,000 hours to master something.  If you put in an hour a day it’s going to take you over 27 years to master it.  We’ve, you and me, got to put more time in than an hour a day because I know that 27 years is too long a time to wait for mastery.

But all you can do is all you can do.  I only have an hour to write this before I have to go to bed for my job in the morning.  At least I am making the time to get creative today.  I MUST write.  I must create.  I am a visionary, and my vision leads me to serving people.  I don’t know how I’m going to do it, but I’m going to do it, and step 1 is to just write.

Today I put in some applications for a second job.  On one particular application I had to explain why I was terminated from a job.  A painful explanation, but an honest one.  I simply state because of the schizophrenia (which I now consider a superpower) I was in the wrong state of mind and made a bad decision.  I will probably never be hired by that particular employer.  Still, I’m going to pick up a second job for more reasons than I can state, and it’s going to happen quickly.

Soon I’ll have very little free time.  I’m still going to blog though.  I’m still going to metaphorically slam my fists upon the keyboard until the words come out.  I’m going to cry and sweat and bleed until I have great writing.  I’m never going to stop blogging, because it is a passion, and although sometimes I don’t like blogging because of my issues with myself, I still love it.

I’m going to be one of the Greats.  I’m going to have best selling books.  My blog is a training ground for writing my best writing.  I’m going to come up with some really great ideas and make many many books out of them.  I’m speaking my world into existence.

Blogging is not just a hobby for me, it’s a lifestyle.  The pain and the agony of coming up with a good title, something that I hope will serve people, takes me a while to get to.  Sure enough, I always come up with something.  I’m doing the right thing by expressing myself, which is why I believe that blogging is so powerful.  Granted, it’s not the only way to express yourself (I’m well aware there are many ways) but it’s my way, and I love my ways.  I’ve made a lot of mistakes in the past but the person those mistakes has caused me to become satisfies me and makes me feel like I am right in the head after all.  I’m a schizophrenic so you may disagree with my prior statement, but I know that the schizophrenia isn’t a disease, it’s actually a superpower.  I know my own mind better because of it, and I can call out the nonsense as it arises and find super empowering ways to think.  These thoughts lead me to taking empowering actions, and these actions (although small but daily) help to improve my overall life.

One thing I’ve got to improve upon in my life is exercise.  Today I went for a mile walk in the cold.  It’s January 2nd, 2018 so it’s cold outside in Maryland.  Not as cold as Boston, but cold.  I went for the walk anyways.  It felt good to move.  I could really use some weight training or running, but I like walking and can easily handle it.  My plan is to start doing pushups, squats, and crunches first thing in the morning when I get up at 6 am.  I’ve never been an early riser, but I have gone through periods where I’ve gotten up at 6am.  I want to get up at 6am everyday and exercise first thing.  When I do this I know I will be starting my day in a positive way that will set the tone for the entire day.  It may make me more tired but I don’t care.  There is the chance that it will further energize me, and make my overall life easier.  So I’m going to try and if I have to try and try again to make exercise a priority and do it first thing in the early morning, I’m going to do it.

One thing about my blogging that crosses my mind is that no one will ever read what I write.  When I think those thoughts I have to tell myself that I’m doing this for more than one reason.  Besides, when I become a great writer and have multiple best selling books then people will be able to come back to my blog and read what I’ve written here.  They will be able to read all the works I’ve written that lead me up to becoming a best selling author.  My blog will be a case study on how writers can be a zero and then earn something really great for themselves.  On top of that, I plan to keep the money I earn from writing, and live a life of wealth and abundance, for myself, for my family, for my friends, and for the entire world.

I have passion.  I have enthusiasm.  I have love.  I have energy.  I’m going to be a multi millionaire.  I’m going to keep going even after I’ve achieved my goals because it’s not about the money or fame.  It’s about doing what you love.  It’ about helping people.

I applied to a job today that was about selling life insurance.  I got as far as an email back inviting me in for an interview.  I replied by saying that I was excited to meet but I was very busy and couldn’t stay long.  That must have been a turn off because I never got another response to detail where I was to meet them.  As I continued to think about the prospect I thought that selling life insurance might not be for me.  The reason being that I read on Forbes that although life insurance was a topic worthy of consideration for almost any household, if you already had enough money where your family never had worry, then insurance would be pointless.  Although I’m not there yet, I will be, so selling insurance for me would be like selling ice to Eskimos.  There’s no need for it.  So when I got the message from the local pizza place about me dropping my name and phone number off for a part time job, I called them back.  I have an interview with them tomorrow.

I say if you can’t think of anything to write, just pound your fists on the keyboard until you come up with something to write.  Bleed, sweat, and cry over the keyboard.  Let the keyboard be your outlet.  Don’t actually destroy your keyboard, but keep the sentiment of banging on it until the words come out.  In this way you’ll be on your way to your 10,000 hours of mastery, and you’ll be a more fulfilled person because you followed your bliss.  At any rate you’ll probably become wildly successful beyond your wildest dreams and live the life you’ve always dreamed of.  It can happen.

The beauty of working everyday on your bliss is that you are like a fine wine.  That wine gets better with age, so with each piece of writing, you get better.  Today’s post is going to be better than yesterdays, and tomorrow’s post is going to be better than today’s.  That’s part of the beauty of personal development.  You can actually see yourself growing and becoming better, when your paying close attention.

So I’m going to work, and then work more, and then finally I’m going to blog.  I know my millions are on the way.  It could come from expected and unexpected channels.  I’m not limiting myself.  I’m limitless.  I’m powerful.  I’m a winner on a massive scale.  I don’t settle.  I feel wealthy.  These feelings translate into little actions I take everyday that WILL add up to a massive life change.  I’m ready and I know if your reading this, you’re ready too.  What little actions can you take TODAY that can add up to a massive life change?

I know I’ve said this already, but it bears repeating.  Once I’ve reached my goals, I will continue.  I’m never going to stop.  I’m never going to stop because there are people out there to be served.  Mike Dooley (who I love) said if you want to be happy for a year, inherit a fortune.  If you want to be happy for life, serve somebody.  This rings true in my soul.  So I’m going to continue, without end, writing.  I know that slamming my fists on the keyboard until the words come out will benefit people, if not just me.  So I’ve got to say that this is a somewhat self serving journey, but one that I want to take you on as a reader, to a better life.  It can’t be said enough that a better life equals a better you and to make a better you you’ve got to change your habits.

Maybe that habit is to write everyday.  EVERYDAY.  Maybe that habit is to visualize everyday.  EVERYDAY.  Maybe that habit is to show up to work without ever calling out.  EVERYDAY.  Maybe that habit is to quit smoking and take up vaping.  EVERYDAY.  Whatever it is, I know that you know what it is and it’s up to you to make those changes so your life becomes better.  So you too can be happy and fulfilled.

Get creative.  Make a work of art.  Do your job.  Just do SOMETHING and do it with MASSIVE ACTION.  You don’t have to be smart to be successful.  You just have to take ACTION.

I’ve said enough.  It’s time for me to go to sleep.  I’ve done my job at creating a work of art today by slamming my fists onto the keyboard until the words came out.  I hope that my blood, sweat, and tears have served you.  If you liked this post I encourage you to sign up for my email list.  You’ll get a free ebook and updates to new posts on this site.

Thanks for reading.

I love you.

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.

 

Getting Paid, And Knowing Your Going To Get The Sale

That’s the beauty of an hourly sales job.  They pay you by the hour, whether you sell or not, and you do the work.  Sure it may not pay as much as a commission sales job, but that’s also harder to do.

When the company has invested in you, the sale comes naturally.  You find your people.  They will talk to you.  They will have you a little longer than most of the people you talk to.  You find them a few times, maybe if your lucky 4, throughout the day.  I try to make their day a little better.  Sometimes it’s like it’s working.

All I know is that I haven’t even been working there 2 years and I’m already doing what the owner was doing.  Food presentations.  Lunch and learns.

And I really think I gave a great presentation at my last meeting.  It was with a dozen people and I did 5 minutes.  I almost want to do longer.  Really get my presentation skills up there with the best of them.  I made my audience laugh a couple of times, and at one point I had to stop to answer a question from the audience.

She wanted to know if her sandwich came on lettuce instead of bread, to which she found the answer was yes.  She didn’t eat bread.  She’s a special customer and we cater to her.  God help the people who work there when the special orders come in.

It really is work fulfilling orders.  There’s a lot that goes on with it that the customer might not be thinking of.  If I had a longer presentation i would fill them in on things.  Things like the torch.

The torch is used to glaze the hams and turkeys, and the people, when they are using the torches  are really sweating.  That’s work.  I did it for a little while, but I really wasn’t any good at it, and I got a terrible blister on my left hand from holding the torch.  They found other things for me to do, but they use those things in our stores… it’s amazing what they do to the meat!  Fire and sugar and spice, down into the meat.  Makes for a great flavor.  It’s special to me and it’s what I’m selling.  It’s a good product.

People love it.  They will stand in line for it for an hour over the holidays.  Three times a year, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, it’s all hands on deck.  They stand in line, and we work, and they get their hams, and we get their company, and their money.  It’s a fine place if you like ham or turkey, or even vegetarian if you eat that way.  We do it all.

So if you ever need ham, I’m your man.

Especially if your reading this from Baltimore, MD, I love you.  Just reach out to me on the contact page, and maybe we could set up a deal.

Because that’s really what I’ve been doing, is working on becoming a great sales success…

That’s not to say this thing with the lottery is over.  Really it’s only just begun.  I won $50 yesterday, and $1 today.  I did not win the Mega Millions jackpot, even though after I won $50 on the scratch off, I bought 2 tickets for the Mega Millions.

The point is I must have spent over 5 years visualizing for the lottery win, and having dreams about it happening, and did not win the jackpot.

I just thought that the time I could spend visualizing winning the lottery I spend on making my job work.  What’s the worst that could happen if I did that?  It’s either going to work out, or it’s not.  The visualizing isn’t going to hurt anything.  Or will it?

Should I just leave it alone and try not to think about it?  Should I occupy my time with doing housework or reading?  The answer to these questions must come from within me.  I say onward, and lifeward.  If that means visualizing yourself getting a big deal, even though it makes your symptoms worse, keep visualizing getting a big deal.  When you get it, it might even come as a surprise you’ve waited so long for it to come.

And it will come.  You’ve done the work.  You wear the sales uniform.  They have your phone number.  All it is is dropping the information off with the secretary.  I don’t actually talk to the people in charge of doing the fundraising.  It would be good if I could meet those people right there when I’m giving out the information.  They however are not in, so I have to work with the secretary.  They usually like me to just say hello, drop off the information and leave.  I don’t stay very long, unless they let me.

What I should say to them is I’ll give them $100 if they don’t buy what I’m about to sell them.  I heard that on a Tim Ferriss podcast.  There was a guy who sold credit card processing on transparency, and service and outsold everyone else in the company.  That’s what he would say to them when he walked in the door, he said he would always have their attention.

I don’t know if I would say that to someone in a school, which is what I’m focusing on this month of August 2017.   But that might be a good line for a business person.

The point is, I don’t visualize for the lottery, I visualize for great sales success.  What it looks like so far is reading and journaling.  And I want to get this work done for my family.  I have a son, and a daughter.  I have reasons to work.  Not to say you can’t have reasons to work if you don’t have kids.  I’m saying that having kids can’t hurt your reasons to work.

Those are my sentiments for this day, I hope that your days are great, and that you have many more ahead of you,

Jesse Creel

Awarded At The Company Picnic As Outstanding Associate Of 2016

Today, July 30th, 2017, was the day of our company picnic.

There were games, face painting, toys, food, soda, water, and the good people of my company.  I brought my family.  It was after all a family affair.  Workers and their families all gathered at the state park, and enjoyed an afternoon together.

At the beginning of the party, there were awards given out to all the stores, and to individuals.  All of the managers received an award, for what is outstanding about them, and a few of the associates also received awards.  I was one of those few associates who was recognized.

In the beginning of the awards I received a notable mention for my sales work, and it was said that I really busted my rear end out there doing the work.  Then all of the stores got their awards, and then they did the individual awards.  I got one of them!

She said a brief thing about me, that I worked hard and was the best associate of the year, and then they gave me the award.  When I came up and accepted it, the president of the company said that I shouldn’t act like I didn’t deserve it.  I smiled for the picture.

I got this award to commemorate my service to the company in 2016.

Proof Of Success

My award honoring me for my work at the company.

It made me feel good that I was one of the few people honored at the awards.  I know that a lot of people put a lot of sweat and tears into the place, and I know that I won’t go around bragging about how I got an award, as anyone working at my company should get an award.

I just wanted to share this with you to further cement my authority as a success, and so that I have credibility when it comes time for me to advise you on how you can improve your work life.

I’ll leave you with one tip I can give you that might earn you an award:

Suit up and show up.

The rest is hard smart work, loving your customers, working in harmony with your coworkers, among other things that I could go on and on about.

Just wanted to let you know that I’m continuing to have success, and I’m being recognized for it.

Here’s to success of Your own,

Jesse Creel

A Tip If Your Schizophrenic And Love Personal Development

That tip is simple.

Put What The Voices Say Into Your Own Words

I’ve been experimenting with this for a while, and it just came to light that I should put it down into words, so that other people might benefit from it as well.

As a schizophrenic myself, I know what it’s like to live daily with voices in your head.  I’ve been dealing with it for years.  It was so mild at first that I simply thought I was gifted and in tune with the universe.  When things went badly and then got worse and worse, until finally I had to admit to a doctor that I heard voices, I was diagnosed and received treatment.

Over the course of the last 7 years I’ve been through a whirlwind.  I finally, over the course of the last 2 years been able to stabilize my work situation.  I would say that my success is attributed to God above all else, but that therapy and medication have also leveled me out a good deal.  I don’t know that I could have done what I have done without the aide of doctors and therapists.

What I have done is to realize that work is just a part of life, and that I shouldn’t invest all of my energy in playing the lottery.  When I left the job I was diagnosed as a schizophrenic at, I prayed I would finally win the jackpot, and I wouldn’t have to worry about trying to work when I was hearing all these voices telling me they wanted me to die.  Whether it be of Cancer, or murder.  Once I realized that work was just a part of life, that I could go on playing the lottery but it would be even better if I liked my job, then I was not seeking, but was given an opportunity at a new job where I would get more hours.

The truth of the matter was I didn’t want to work.  I hated work.  I dreaded the day, everyday, would sleep as much as possible (I thought that was the best part of my day) and would do nothing with my time but listen to the voices.  That was at one of my lowest points.  At this point in time I’ve been holding a job for almost two years, and I like it, and they keep promoting me.  I’ve even been made a salesman-the only one in the company- and I sell for 3 different stores.

One of the tricks I’ve developed is to make what the voices say my own when I’m explaining it to myself or someone else.  When it’s just a bunch of emotional blabber I don’t think much about it.  When they tell me I’m a loser, I replace what they say with my own idea of myself (that I’m a winner) and visualize what that looks like.  It happens all throughout the day.  The truth is I’m really only mildly schizophrenic, the voices don’t consume my existence.  Sometimes, at points in the day I may go a while without even hearing any voices at all but I still do hear some hallucination everyday, without fail.  When the voices get deep, soul-less, and scary, that’s when I know that I have a condition, and that I’m not imagining I’m a schizophrenic.  I really am a schizophrenic.  No one else hears these things.  Although the voices would have me believe that other people CAN hear what’s going on in my head and the freaky part of it is that sometimes other people’s body language confirms that idea.

Maybe it’s just my own feelings influencing what other people are experiencing, and that would explain the body language.  They can’t hear what’s going on in my head, even though it might seem like they can.  I find that on my sales work, when I talk to people, they really have no clue whats going on in my head, they are just happy to serve.

The point of this post was to get you to think about what the voices are telling you, and how you can put your own spin on it, and make it positive.  If they are telling you to kill yourself, well maybe that should lead you to question whether or not your living your life in balance.  Maybe you need to make some changes in your behavior that’s going to support a healthier life.  If your in the personal development niche like me, your going to want to make positive changes in your life, and your going to want to be a little better today than you were yesterday.  So maybe your voices can help you to improve your life?

Whatever they tell you, make sure you make the story your own.  Put your own take on what the voices are telling you and shed some light on it.  In this way you can take control of your mind and feed it positive messages that will help you to persevere and create the life you want to live.  Personal development (i.e. reading self improvement books, and journaling) will help you to put that positive direction on what the voices are telling you and really, will help you to become unstoppable in everything you do.  Because we are positive people, we are going to have a positive effect on the world.

I just wanted to take the time today to write this and let you know how I have managed to cope and prosper with hearing voices everyday.  I hope that my work serves you to help you better cope and prosper in your own life.

Here’s To Your Success,

Jesse Creel

Work Produces Income, Therefore I Speak About Work

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

Day 1 Speaking About Work

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 2 Speaking About Work

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ending Speaking About Work

 

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

To Your Success,

Jesse Creel

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

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