Welp, jumped on the next big thing. For a list of what I’ve been running up until this point you can find that here:
Listened to one loop of Ultima A this morning. I made the mistake of reading other journals before letting myself truly experience it for myself. I’m always weary of letting other people’s experiences influence my perception but I was bored and forum surfing lol
Feeling a real sense of “not giving a shit”. Had a conference call with my network marketing company. In my other journals I’ve mentioned how I am not fond of my coach/trainer. He is a nice guy and a good salesman. All that said, he’s a lousy trainer. The coaching calls are a constant barrage of “look how great this company is why aren’t you more excited and selling more blah blah blah”. I honestly think this is why most of these companies do so poorly and have such a bad rep. It’s not necessarily bad products or bad business structure (network marketing/direct sales vs. traditional corporations), it’s lack of proper training. People don’t get taught the soft and hard skills needed to go out into the field and sell. All these companies are traditionally known for their cult-like hype up meetings and you feel good but you learn nothing.
During the call he introduced some ridiculous new meeting(“training”) schedule where it was like the 1st and 3rd Tuesday but the 2nd and 4th Thursday, every Wednesday and Saturday but the 2nd and 3rd Saturday are specifically about one thing. I physically laughed out loud at how preposterous it is (thankfully our mics were on mute).
At the last meeting he asked everyone to send him a message stating what our intentions going forward are - whether we would be full players, part-timers, or sometimers (people who put up numbers once in awhile but aren’t really in it to make a lot of money). I have every intention of being a full player but I don’t want my teams plugged into his. I want my people to build in my own culture. A culture of winners who hustle and train each other to win big. At first I was going to text him requesting a conversation to negotiate it out. Then during the conference call I had a thought along the lines of “It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.” So that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to put up numbers, I’m going to build a team, and I’m not going to plug them in. Give them the benefit of all the training I’ve amassed over years through consistent skill drills training. Have them start to put up numbers, then bargain from a position of strength.
So yeah, that was my day so far. I’m feeling quite energetic considering I smoked some herb long ago but I’m not sure if that’s the sub or me reading it in other journals and letting it reflect in me psychosomatically. I didn’t sleep well at all last night so it’s more than a bit peculiar that I’m this energetic at all. It feels like my brain is on overdrive a little bit.
NB: this was written while listening to my second loop of Ultima A