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.
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