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Once again I find that in spite of my best intentions to write in this blog at least once a week, there simply is not enough time in any one of my days to take that 2 or 3 minutes and focus so that I can. This seeming lack of time starts before I even get out of bed as I begin to hyperventilate and it follows me as I pack my breakfast and lunch (we moved to a new building too far from my home to go home for lunch now), make more coffee, check my internet sales for any issues and get in the truck to head to the 8-5 job IN FRONT of the school bus and not behind it. Work is a never ending flow of paperwork demands by people who did not plan well and figure that our Department should make up their time deficit… I can’t make up my own. So it’s non-stop there, working for “The Man” - a large International Conglomerate that recently bought our small company and is turning it into the expected Corporate vision of good little workers obediently and precisely obeying the time clock, each and every procedure to the letter, ratting on each other to find management favor, and working in a new open environment designed to strip away any possibility of privacy and the ability to take care of even the simplest personal matter. We are reminded now several times a week that we are on the “Company” time. It’s very difficult not to cut bait and run. The drive home is a complicated maze of choices depending on the traffic flow. I live 7 miles away and it takes ½ hr to get home. I left right at 5pm tonight, stopped for gas and it took me 1 full hour to get home. It didn't take me that long to get home when I lived 28 miles away from my workplace and had to drive a steep mountan pass. I don’t even live in a big city. I stop at any stores necessary on my way home, pick up the mail, lock myself in the garage, hit the head and get started on my other life within about 15 minutes and I stay pretty much in that chair sourcing and listing product, and marketing the Corporate items that I sell until about midnight except to briefly cook and try to figure out what I am taking tomorrow for breakfast and lunch. 2 or 3 nights a week I make myself watch 1 hr. of prerecorded TV series for a little break, try to be in bed by 12:30 a.m. and then it starts all over again. Weekends are not much different. In front of the computer by 9:00 a.m. and off at midnight trying to catch up on details that I just could not address during the week, any emergencies, customer issues or returns and to take a little training and work with a new exciting stress management tool that I have found. So…. Posting here will continue to be intermittent in spite of my best intentions.
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I'm not sure what exactly I was looking for this morning when I ran across this video. I opened the tab, did many other things and finally got around to watch it about 4 hrs. later.
I really have no idea where the time went, what I did for four hours or why I didn't just open it up and watch it to begin with. This amazing story may have some insight into my morning, maybe not however this is one heck of a story and one heck of an interesting point of view about our realities and our existence. She is brain scientist who suffered a stroke. You have to watch the whole thing... really... you do. One heck of a story!
This product found me rather than me finding it, and I'm very glad that it did. If I had had it over the many years that I drove many miles a day to and from work in addition to the long drives to town and back, I would have saved quite a bit of money. I admit that it took a couple of exposures to it before I took the plunge. Looking back, I'm not sure why I didn't just jump on it when it was casually introduced to me the first time.... well, now that I put that thought into writing I realize that I do know why I didn't jump on it... I no longer drive crazy miles every day. At the time I started my 6 tank challenge, I was driving approx. 7 miles a day. My office has moved across town now so that has increased to 12-14 miles a day. I just didn't think that XFT would make a difference in my mileage if I was only putting around town. Boy was I wrong! My truck only recalibrates actual fluctuations in MPG at certain points known only to "it" (I've never been able to figure it out), however I can say that at the end of the 1st tank there was a .2 mpg increase, the 2nd tank went from telling me at gas fill that I had 320 miles before empty to it telling me I had 345 miles before empty (actual was 340) and the 3rd tank at fill went from 325 miles to 365 miles before empty (I'm still working on it, about 2/3 of a tank left). I'm not much of a math person so I'm oblivious to the actual mpg, however the dramatic increase in miles before empty just tickles me pink! So far, I'm very happy with this and recommend it highly! It's made by Syntek Global. If you're curious, have a look at the tab "Be My Gas Savings" or just click here: be.mysyntek.com $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Selling on eBay is quite the challenge. Rules change seemingly daily. Your listings get taken down for no reason that the eBay reps can really explain other than a run away computer that they can't control and no one has figured out how to stop, You get drive by negative feedback shooters that get their order in 2 days, don't contact you with any problems and 2 or 3 days later when you notice your feedback score looks a little off, lo and behold that great item that you may have actually taken a loss to sell has somehow became the scourge of the earth and earned you a "negative" or "neutral" feedback... No reason given, the buyer didn't shoot you a message saying "hey, I want my $199.99 back, tell me where to return this thing!" . Instead, they just shoot you a "negative" or a "neutral", are very happy to NOT ask for a refund and happier still to be out their money while your eBay rating tanks. For the next 2 weeks this will just remain a mystery while somehow I manage to hold on to my "Power Seller" rating, however the rules change again and as far as I can tell there won't be anybody left to sell on eBay but Sears... really. Only the BIG and BIGGER Businesses with thousands of transactions will have enough to balance out their negatives and neutrals. So while I ponder this "lack of communication, questions and answers" , I am reminded that there are a multitude of product questions that we get asked that I have no idea how these folks come up with. Answering their questions can be tricky, just like walking in a mine field... so I saw this button and just "knew" that I had to have it for sale in my Store.... If only I could figure out the price point!
Have spent the better part of 3 hours trying to get a post with it's link to a landing page right in FaceBook. I really should have stopped after about 15 min. and gone on to something else, however it had me in it's death grip and I honestly could not move away from it. For some reason any personalized landing page that I chose just would not load up. It would show in the preview, however when I actually posted, it would all go away but the words. If I clicked on the words it would redirect me to the landing page but folks just looking at it would not have been able to tell that you could do that. I went through every landing page choice and every shortened version and finally came back to the one I had that I was trying to replace in the first place.... this is a great example of my internet follies. There is probably a very good reason, something simple that I am not doing however I cannot figure it out and usually I just can't let go of it... wasting time that I really don't have. So I've had my Sunday bone, hopefully I can move on. If you're stuck in one right now... take a deep breath, count to 0, exhale and laugh! Go do something else and take my advice cuz I sure am not using it!
Today has been a total buzz kill in pretty much every thing that I have tried to accomplish. Total meltdown in one of the program groups that I am in over new direction and the new Admin that goes with it. Let's just say that communication skills went right out the window starting with the Admin a couple of nights ago. I'm not sure there ever was resolution today as I finally gave up, however lots of folks put up a valiant stand. Whatever direction the program is going, I will likely follow one offshoot and stay out of the rest. If change is going to happen, that's fine however it would be really helpful for everyone to clearly state what it is and not talk ring around the rosie until everyone is so confused that there is nearly a brawl. Just this one situation took 1/2 the day.
There were others that were just as time consuming and ultimately pointless, however it would be time consuming and pointless to recount them! I'm just blowing the steam off the top of my head before it settles in for good!.
About a bizzillion times a day in every media I go to, I see that in order to be successful you have to "find your Niche". That's supposed to be pretty much all that you can talk about in a blog or a regular website. They have statistics up the wazoo to prove that that is the correct way to go about "putting yourself out there". Well, I want to know who came up with this "rule" and why does everyone buy into it? Life just is not that cut and dry. There is only so much "stuff" you can say about one subject... and most of the time I can do it in about 2 paragraphs. Well, maybe 3 or 4 depending on the subject and how close I am to it and also on how long the paragraphs are.
I'm not really sure how to just focus on one particular subject (I thought Niche was Nietzsche until a few months ago.. really. My brain just would not do the math to separate the two) seeing as how I've been afflicted with Squirrel most of my life and I have the fine dirt of a Western Ranch running through my veins.
That dirt... it's all encompassing, it looks at the broad view and yet hones in on the immediate need and how it plays into the broad view. There is no "niche" in the dirt. You might excel at roping one day and fencing the next. Irrigating has it's special place and so does spreading manure. It's cyclical in nature, depends on the season and the need and just because you rode a good bronc yesterday and brought home the buckle does not mean that you forego baling hay at dusk or chasing rock chucks up a pipe or fishing with no pole. Additionally, withdrawing your focus from the big picture and shutting off your surroundings can get you dead in heart beat.
I've had a difficult time in what others would call the "real world" ... because they couldn't be further from my truth. Mostly their reality is whatever someone chooses to blow up their proverbial rear end today.
So Chris pretty much has it figured out as far as I can tell. Don't need no niche's, just the Highway.