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Trying to Take Five to Plan My Day

Monday, November 14, 2011

I woke up in better spirits and a little more motivated. I decided I would take a few minutes to plan my day out. I've got an overall plan lined out in my planner, but I'm already running a little behind. I always seem to take longer at some things than I anticipate or I get sidetracked and do something that's not on the list. At least today I can say that the things I've done so far that weren't on the main list actually were things that I know need to be done before next Tuesday night. (That's D-Day - the day my daughter and son-in-law get into town.)

So, I am going to make this blog short. I am going to see if I can make up some time. I really want to see if I can actually accomplish the major things that I have designated to do today. I've never been able to do that, or at least it's been a long, long time. So, I am off to get the lead out!

  
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SLIMLILA 11/14/2011 1:41PM

    Have a good day, and don't put yourself down if you don't get it all done. it will probably still be there tomorrow... Great you have Thanksgiving Day to look forward to and keep you motivated...

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Great Ideas on What To Do, But...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Yesterday and today, I've come up with some pretty good ideas on what I want to do with my Avon business and in my life right now. I've set some of them in motion already. I've come up with ways to entice more people to buy Avon from me. I've changed my website around and wrote up and printed something to stick in Christmas cards for some of my clients. I've thought of some places to go to see if I can leave books and will be offering gift wrapping as an added bonus. I hit a few Walgreen's yesterday as they had a coupon for ten gift bags for $1.00.

Now, I'm hoping that I have the ambition and drive tomorrow to follow up with a lot of these ideas. I will try today to have more things in place for my adventures. But, as of right now, I'm feeling a little melancholy and less than 100% motivated. Time to take a break from the computer and go do a good deed. I'm hoping the combination of fresh air and making someone feel good will spur me on to get moving.

I'm hoping today will be the last of my mid-November blahs. Thanksgiving is closing in on me and I want to be upbeat and ready for it.

  
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SLIMLILA 11/13/2011 10:53PM

    emoticonGood thinking on the wrapping.. hope it does help. I went to the gym alone today and did treadmill and elliptical and then some upper body. And I cooked and vacuumed and was all motivated today, wish I could share some with you.

I'm gonna go read the email you sent me... Have a good week! emoticon

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Busy Week With Ups and Downs

Saturday, November 12, 2011

This past week was a busy week. I didn't really get a lot accomplished that I wanted to do, but I did stay busy. This helped me not think too much about the things that didn't really go as I had wanted them to.

I had a couple job interviews. One told me right then that I wouldn't be hired. Another told me that it would take up to two weeks to find out if I can be re-hired. I was told it depends on what the person wrote down on the report when I left the company 5 years ago. (That was the first time I broke my back.) I went on a third interview that I thought went okay, but then found a posting for the same position on a jobsite yesterday.

I really don't know what to do anymore to get a job. There have been hundreds of applications that I have filled out in the last few months. I've been turned down for disability because "although you have problems, you should be able to at least work part time". I realize I'm not in my 20s anymore, but I am a hard worker and can be a dedicated employee. I'm at a loss at this point in time.

I'm working hard at selling Avon. I can honestly say that I've had my first good order this past week. But, it's a hit and miss business. I've met a lot of great people though, made some friends, and it's given me a little confidence that I didn't have before. But, I'm not making enough to pay the bills. I have people working under me, but they're not working very hard at it. They either don't place orders or they don't pay for them. How do I get others motivated when it's often a struggle to keep myself motivated? It's something I have to work hard at right now, though. It's all I have right now. I've got some ideas that I'm going to try this week to see if I can get another good order. And I know I want to go onto the Avon site to get some training in. Maybe what I try and learn will work.

I am looking forward to Thanksgiving. My oldest will be coming in from Alabama. I haven't seen her since last Thanksgiving. I'm really excited. I've been so busy this week doing other things that I'm not ready to have everyone over. I need to kick butt and get a lot done today and tomorrow. I guess that my not working right now is a good thing in that respect. I can get the place in order and enjoy the holiday with my family without having to worry about going to work.

So, I've got some goals set for myself for the following week. Number one is no feeling sorry for myself. Keep applying for jobs and practicing my job skills. Work on my Avon business. Get the condo in order - getting rid of some stuff that is just collecting dust should be something to help me feel better and like I've accomplished something. I have to start wrapping my daughters' Christmas presents because they must get in the mail soon. I'm looking forward to getting this all done this week.

  
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SLIMLILA 11/13/2011 2:12AM

    Hi Patty,
Missed seeing you around, but noticed you on the mesage board and knew everything was ok. I feel for you and wish I knew what to do to get a job as well. In the city I live in there are supposed to be lots of jobs, just not for me it seems sometimes... All you can do is keep trying. Your are so encouraging,

I hope we provide you with encouragement as well. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANGIEINTRAINING 11/12/2011 2:54PM

    Hang in there girl! Something good will come your way! When I sold Pampered Chef as a part-time job, I loved it! I made money and met so many more people. I did find that motivating others was really hard for me as well. You can't MAKE others want to do better. Lead by example is my only suggestion for that.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving! I'm so happy for you that your daughter is going to come see you. I really hope all of my kids can come home as well.

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RR1_RR1 11/12/2011 1:29PM

    Something is bound to come through with the job thing, just keep on truckin! Do you have a website where you sell avon? I hear online business can be profitable.

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Busy Week With Ups and Downs

Saturday, November 12, 2011

This past week was a busy week. I didn't really get a lot accomplished that I wanted to do, but I did stay busy. This helped me not think too much about the things that didn't really go as I had wanted them to.

I had a couple job interviews. One told me right then that I wouldn't be hired. Another told me that it would take up to two weeks to find out if I can be re-hired. I was told it depends on what the person wrote down on the report when I left the company 5 years ago. (That was the first time I broke my back.) I went on a third interview that I thought went okay, but then found a posting for the same position on a jobsite yesterday.

I really don't know what to do anymore to get a job. There have been hundreds of applications that I have filled out in the last few months. I've been turned down for disability because "although you have problems, you should be able to at least work part time". I realize I'm not in my 20s anymore, but I am a hard worker and can be a dedicated employee. I'm at a loss at this point in time.

I'm working hard at selling Avon. I can honestly say that I've had my first good order this past week. But, it's a hit and miss business. I've met a lot of great people though, made some friends, and it's given me a little confidence that I didn't have before. But, I'm not making enough to pay the bills. I have people working under me, but they're not working very hard at it. They either don't place orders or they don't pay for them. How do I get others motivated when it's often a struggle to keep myself motivated? It's something I have to work hard at right now, though. It's all I have right now. I've got some ideas that I'm going to try this week to see if I can get another good order. And I know I want to go onto the Avon site to get some training in. Maybe what I try and learn will work.

I am looking forward to Thanksgiving. My oldest will be coming in from Alabama. I haven't seen her since last Thanksgiving. I'm really excited. I've been so busy this week doing other things that I'm not ready to have everyone over. I need to kick butt and get a lot done today and tomorrow. I guess that my not working right now is a good thing in that respect. I can get the place in order and enjoy the holiday with my family without having to worry about going to work.

So, I've got some goals set for myself for the following week. Number one is no feeling sorry for myself. Keep applying for jobs and practicing my job skills. Work on my Avon business. Get the condo in order - getting rid of some stuff that is just collecting dust should be something to help me feel better and like I've accomplished something. I have to start wrapping my daughters' Christmas presents because they must get in the mail soon. I'm looking forward to getting this all done this week.

  
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MONKEYJO3 11/12/2011 11:50AM

    Sounds so frustrating, but it sounds like your daughter coming to vistit will be that much needed light at the end of the tunnel. Family can make the tough times so much easier to bear. Take care!! emoticon

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FITMARY 11/12/2011 9:59AM

    It's great that you will have your daughter with you for Thanksgiving. Sometimes things like that are all we have to keep us going. Keep going!
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Small Miracles

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

I was sitting here on the SP site, thinking about how my lovely boss never called me to come in and do the payroll. Sounds like that job is now a hopeless thing in my past. So, that leaves me to kick up my job-search efforts and my Avon business just to get some money coming in. Lo and behold, I got a call from one of my employment agencies that I'm registered with. The place that I usually fill in for needs me again today. Hooray! A little bit of money I can count on this week! Now I just hope that it doesn't rain too hard as my Avon order will be sitting on my porch when I get home. Busy day again today, but I'll take it.

  
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SLIMLILA 11/9/2011 5:53PM

    Hi Patty!
Well certainly think of that other job as "no news is good news"...
I thought of you this a.m and glad you mentioned Avon in your blog, cuz I saw an ad for an Avon Christmas christmas party and wondered if it might be a good idea for you to try, have it at your house really promote getting their Christmas shopping done early and good time to get rid of any stock you have on had for instant gifts too. Good Luck... .

Great that you got a day's work, may be with Christmas coming, you'll get a bit more ..hope, hope..

Also, good luck on the Craig's List... I've heard of it, but never checked it out. But my sil did list a table and the baby car seat on Kijiji and he sold the table last nite and got a call about the car seat for the weekend....So, hope for the best.

I took my car in to get the winter tires done as a storm was predicted tomorrow. The Fountain Tire just opened recently here in the community and they have $20 coupons in the paper, so because my tires were already on rims, it would be $20 to change, so he said he'd do it Free today and keep the coupon for the next work I needed done...WooHoo!!! How great is that....

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STRONGERLEANER 11/9/2011 1:37PM

    The temp job needs you and appreciates you!

Wishing you much success!

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