I had to tell someone and why not shout it at the Wizzley mountain top (or castle top?)
I guess you can tell I’m excited about something- and of all the people I interact with daily, I find Wizzley authors to be amazing listeners so I wanted to tell you first. This is a bit long (1,267 words apx.) but please bear with me. (I was inspired to share by FrugalRVers post about her own yay moments… I don't need any responses I just needed to vent before my excitometer bursted :) (but responses are always welcome)
This is in two parts, part 1 my immediate "windfall" and part two sharing to hopefully inspire you if you need a boost.... i.e. by proxy I find hearing about others great mindset changes that changed everything and can learn from it inspirational.
I've been working for a powerful internet marketer for over 5 years 7 days a week. I work 5 days hard core (and have A LOT of responsibilities) and weekends are fluid, I just got a new raise (extra) position in another venture/business for this guy which will require me to do a lot of data entry and SEO strategy type stuff (easy for me but daunting after a while I'm sure, just finished training) so I'm easily going to be working 18 hour days to do both jobs (simultaneously not consecutively).
Luckily I can surf the web during work hours to maintain my sanity and for that I come to wizzley- what a great bunch of people!
On the weekend I just watch the basics (tickets, article directory (like what chef does but for a directory and writers) etc... light stuff but just having to "be here" available 7 days a week is akin to an on call job, no freedom, no full days off to unplug, etc... believe me it gets daunting.
I was talking to my boss and (I have two one that is the owners right hand and I'm that guys right hand but we do a lot of the same jobs, and I now have 3 more with this new position (different company) discussing vacation time (last year it was introduced that we'd get 2 full weeks paid vacation) and didn't get the "what two weeks do you want off" email this year so I asked about it so I could have a week in the summer off to spend with my goddaughters (in this job the summer time is a dead season so taking time off is easy in the swing of things)... This decision to work every day of the week was my own 5 years ago but it's getting very old to always work!
This ballooned into another idea where I suggested taking one FULL day off a week, no computer, nothing- could walk to Washington and back and not miss work at all (I love my job but a man needs some downtime you know?).
He threw one better at me and said, if I was willing to handle the backlog of work that usually stacks up on the weekend (tickets, article directory audits, writer work reviews, etc...) on Monday (would likely take 5 hours JUST to catch up to a normal work day start, these are busy companies)... that he'd talk to the owner about taking the FULL WEEKEND OFF- meaning I'm a free agent on the weekends something I've not experienced in over 5 years.
I could drive to Sacramento to see Riann and Hailey and not have to jack into the satellite or hot spot internet (through your cell phone tethering to your laptop, on the road)...
So, other than some re configuring to make sure everything is tidy writers aren't neglected on the weekends (or customers), it's looking like a GO!
Not working for an entire day, even on Wizzley, email, anything at all- sounds so amazing (I work at home and practically never leave the cave!) I'd kiss my bosses feet just for suggesting they'd think about it.
So... I may take weekends completely off but if not, the only activity worthy of doing on my free days online is Wizzley (due to the lack of stress, great people, and amazing fun creating wizzles to share). I have 800 more articles to move over (currently have 227 in draft, 181 published, and 580 left on HP to transfer)... with a 7 day work week even the fun stuff online is daunting you know?
It doesn't stop there... and this is the part I want to share with you hopefully to help inspire you...
What's intriguing is since I pulled the trigger in getting my "Luck" site off the ground (barely built but fully shelled) a site that tells people how to "be lucky" by simply paying attention changing how you think etc... (no bs or fairy tales, luck is a great catalyst for empowerment training or self help)... I've put about 30 articles on there (blogroll) and built over 20 pages of content explaining essentially how it all works (being lucky)... but in it I talk about taking EVERY opportunity to plant seeds, take your life by the horns and chase what you want- (in this case I chased weekends off and got it, something I'd not wanted to temp fate with for years by asking for it off, they use me a great deal on weekends even though the work load is lite it's important...
My point is that since I started writing content (all about luck and empowerment) for my site I'm building nothing but luck has come my way for a solid 2 months!- even things like burning my kitchen down (there's a wizzle about that), a not so lucky event, have turned out to be a catalyst for many things for many people (it actually created jobs, we got a whole new paint job on our lower levels, and a new stove, entire kitchen cabinet replacement, new fire alarms all around (that don't chirp when the battery dies (plugged in with a backup battery) or when I take hot showers (always got a symphony of annoying fire alarm sounds and now that this happened my neighbors may think another fire is happening when I'm just showing!) ...
It's brought us and our neighbors closer (until this happened I didn't interact with my neighbors at all, barely even saw them, now we're all talking every day- and they are amazing people to know! They thought I was some kind of hermit they only saw my shadow when I stood up haha... many didn't even know I lived here, they thought Michelle was living here alone!
I could go on but basically it's been a phenomenal couple of months. I even did a tarot reading at the beginning of the year and it told me amazing lucrative change was afoot. I even asked Katie to read my spread and she saw the same thing- evidently it was right on and the 3 of pentacles (contract/new job/marriage) was trying to tell me something (Me and Michelle have been planning our wedding a lot lately too! We decided to do the justice of the peace thing with close family there then a big wedding when the big money comes in a few months (start planning it)- my raise is not some nickel dime raise, this new position puts us square into the upper middle class (along with other incomes)...
I tell you the only thing that I changed was my attitude towards success
(I used to fear it because I feared the money would disrupt my life (I live a simple existence, I don't like too much complexity but ironically my online work is nothing but) but found that I was just afraid of having a lot of money and responsibilities because I would likely put myself in the poor house with gadgets and overzealous spending/shopping on amazon (I'm addicted!) or the money would ruin me, change my attitude, blah blah blah- all imaginary problems in reality.
Michelle came in 4 years ago and manages my money exclusively - and she's amazing at it, very honest and trustworthy- so the problem there was resolved, I just had to realize it was the problem- success is no longer a fear, and now things are falling into place as if by magic because my attitude of gratitude, and of success are now my tools towards prosperity.
This post is first to share my excitement about the weekends off- it means more to me than all the tea in china, and to share my excitement at my awareness that changing simply how you think of your life, your success, and taking action- any action at all- can change your life- it changed mine.
Thanks for listening!