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Hey guys, before I go into what this is about, let me introduce myself:
My name is Ash, I'm 21 years old from Chicago, IL. As to not bore you guys long story short my life has been completely absent of any structure, discipline, family, full of poverty and growing up around all the wrong people. Being naturally shy, and being exposed to porn at an early age, I became massively introverted AND socially anxious/inept. I've battled a shit ton of depression on and off throughout my life due to various circumstances out of my control.After almost having another nervous breakdown, I decided to stop being a pussy and combating these issues, these being the main ones, with smaller sub-problems so to speak.
Overweight (30% BF)
No Social Life (no friends, family etc)
Broke (Finances completely fucked - bad credit too)
High-Moderate Social Anxiety
Sexless (Have only fucked whales and on a few occasions crossdressers - read below for explanation)
10 year long battle with SEVERE Porn Addiction - I was eventually hooked on Tranny Porn and did shit multiple times I will forever regret and never do again. I'm admitting this because and somewhere there's a guy that will read this who will find strength to pull himself out of hell as I'm doing.
The root of my problem I've realized is my economic instability. Not having my shit together essentially led to all these things spiraling out of control. I know where I've fucked up at. No money (with not family support) means no gym, no swag, no apartment, no sex, no freedom, etc)
As of today, thanks in part to this blog post by Boy Toy
I picked up a sales job today. I will develop my social skills some, stack my money, then go for lessons for my Class D and then CDL after that so I can start looking for work in the Oil Rigs, trucking jobs, etc. This should take a couple months to get my licenses. I will update this post with more information later. Will be updating at LEAST once every week. I'm making 2015 my bitch
Good work logging your journey and keeping yourself accountable...also try to work on your fitness as well if possible...if finances and fitness become your top priority you'll set up a good base to tackle the other things when the time comes...good luck
So what I've been able to get done today, despite my not starting the day as early as I wanted/needed to, was I got my hands on Jordan Belfort's SLP, and Brian Tracys' Psychology of Selling on Audio. Will be borrowing the other books from this thread
from the Library, as well as getting any PDF's to read on my phone if possible.I need to accelerate my sales learning curve. I'm also about to call up this CDL school to see how much they cost, how long it takes to get Licensed.
Damn it feels good to be taking ACTION!
EDIT: SHIT - I just called this trucking school (Best in my city) and although they've got this 240 Hour Course for $5k - which would be covered by grants, the fact I'll just be getting my regular driving license is going to be a pain in the ass because I won't have any driving history to look at. Trucking companies generally won't look at someone who doesn't have years of driving experience. However, I'm not one to take "No" for an answer and was told that it's possible to get "Pre-Employment Applications". basically, I can show the school and the State (who can cover my tuition) that there are companies willing to hire me with a fresh driving record and I can start classes.
As far as jobs in the oil industry, although having a CDL greatly improves your chances of getting in, I'm not sure if the companies will take someone with a fresh record without an inside referral. That being said, I could probably get reference from someone working in the business over at RooshVForum, however my account was banned over unrelated bullshit so there that went.
I will do some research this weekend, pull some numbers and contact HR of some companies to see what magic I can make.
For those of you NOT born in the U.S. read this thread
hollow wrote: Good work logging your journey and keeping yourself accountable...also try to work on your fitness as well if possible...if finances and fitness become your top priority you'll set up a good base to tackle the other things when the time comes...good luck
Yes, I will be working on my body as well. I'm going to go back to eating low carb and will excercise if possible until I can set aside the money to do a 60 day juice fast to detox, and then back to LCHF afterwards in addition to supplements to aid my fat burning progress.
Last update of the year. Today I moved into a housing program at a YMCA. 4 month program but as long as I keep employed I should be out into my own apartment in a couple. There's no wifi on my floor (fucking signal) and so I can't get on in my room and I'm relegated to downstairs or the lounge which is open 24 hours. I finally will be able to get through Jordan Belfort's SLP tonight amd tomorrow ready for my first day Friday. I'm considering getting some IT certs over my CDL will have to research and think more to find that answer. I won't be in the gym as much as I thought while I'm here (even though I have a free membership while staying here for reasons I don't feel like typing out on a phone. But I will be dieting heavily and taking supplements. I'm going to SMASH 2015!
I just watched Jordan Belfort's 10 Hour SLP course in the span of just over 24 hours. That was exhausting, but since I start my first day of orientation in just 3 1/2 hours today, I'm going in pretty pumped. Will be doing outbound sales calls and inbound customer service.
Had first day of orientation yesterday. I have already figured out in one day I'll never make more than $25K there, working 40 hours and hitting max commissions all the time. Telemarketing has a bunch of 'rebuttal' laws that you have to follow, and we're expected to follow the script almost word for word. So there's no room to customize it for SLP. However, I can add contractions to shorten it, and throw in more transitional words and use tonality to maintain control of the calls. These leads aren't buying anything, however - so the calls won't last more than a few minutes. Today is my first day of calling, will share results.
Decided to settle on getting my Regular Driver's License + CDL.
Did calls for little less than an hour on last day of training yesterday - did terrible. We're getting leads to go through with speaking to College Representatives. They're not paying anything. Have to better memorize script which will come with time. I also had this guy who was an easy sell, but due to my frustration and not looking for a floor supervisor/sales trainer, I let the guy go like an idiot. I'm in my training phase still, but my morale was destroyed by that stupid decision, especially considering other people got sales - one girl I heard got three.
I go back tomorrow to work a full week and will be meeting the mentor assigned to me and will be attacking this with a fury.
Found quite a few trucking gigs that pay GOOD money for me to save up, and they don't require much driving experience.
First full day of calling - did alright and got a few sales, but as I started remembering rebuttals, I could have possibly gotten a couple more. Looking to do better in the days to come. Gonna be looking for a better paying job, in the meantime, however.
So it hasn't even been a full week yet and I fucking hate this job. Have called tomorrow off to have the weekend to myself and handle some more of this CDL business - I'm just gonna look fora cashier or restaurant job. Hopefully as a busser, barback or bartender. I fucking HATE sales.
Just got told I need to wait a year to start CDL school - cause I need a year of driving experience for the school to work with me to get me hired for the trucking companies which usually want 3 years at least. However, if I can find a trucking company worth willing to hire me new behind the wheel then I can get the ball rolling. Until then, I'm stuck with Computer related training, which is the only short term cert that pays well I would qualify for. Well have to contact these companies Monday morning and see if I squeeze myself in. I've officially quit the telemarketing job, so I'm looking into other options, possibly going back to the restaurant I once worked at, albeit FOH instead of BOH, cause fuck that shit, LOL
I'm also on day 4 of my juicing fast - 56 days to go.
I'm a fucking idiot - I was gonna order my Lipodrene + BCA today, but I accidentally deposited my money at the ATM in the wrong slot. Will take up to tomorrow to fix get to my account, so an extra day without my supplements that didn't have to be. Also, since I don't have the cash to cover my Security Training Fees, I'm having to go with the State's money which requires me to go through 6+ weeks of training that otherwise I'd have gotten in an Afternoon. I didn't sleep last night. I feel like I either have a cyst, or a minor bone spur in my palm from this mornings weight training. Will have to spend time to get THIS shit checked out too - FML.
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