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Thursday, March 18, 2010

I need another sale!

The pressure is back already. I need another sale. I thought that the way to get sales was to steer the customer through the screens but that hasn't worked for the past 2 days. I need something more. My product knowledge is increasing day by day and I think that I'm going to ask the supervisor for help tomorrow. maybe she can sit with us and let us hear her or , maybe, it would be better if she corrected us. I don't know.

I need another sale!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What's Happening

My job has improved !00% with my first sale. I've learned to carry the caller along with the screens. That's the way to make the sales. Even though I've only gotten 1 sale so far, I came close a bunch of times.

I've also started this new program at the Empowerment Center to work on my soft skills. My behavior could use some refining and this is part of what is taught here. The instructor is a very nice lady named Felicia Rall. I admire and appreciate her manner of dealing with us .

They are also offering me an opportunity to work on my typing and computer skills. Soon, I'll be able to type at a speed that might just get me hired somewhere.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Moving Along

Well, Ive started my new job. Like most things, it's kind of tough. I don't really have the 'gift of gab' so it's hard for me to keep the flow going on my sales callls. I'm getting better and when I take the time to think of exactly what to say, I come up with a pretty good pitch.

PROES has ended and that class was really a blessing. Through it, I met a wonderful life coach who is helping me to make sense of my life. He helps me to confront the past and put it behind me while at the same time reach towards a future.
And the day came when it bwecame more painful to stay tight in the flower bud than the pain of the risk it took to blossom.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Job #1

I got a job today. I am so excited. Grateful too. It is at Power Direct, that same company that didn't hire me before. I have to give credit to PROES, because it's due to them that my self presentation has improved so much.

There is a two week training period for my position and I'm looking forward to learning all I can. The job pays $7.60 per/hr. We work six and one-half hours per day, from 4p.m. through 10:30p.m. Those are good hours for me. I'll drop Brett off in the morning, go back home; return to pick up Brett in the evening, then go to work myself. Brett will pick me up at 10:30.

I'm really looking forward to coming back into the mainstream. I guess my recovery is finally taking hold.

Sunday, February 28, 2010


I am learning how to edit, organize and send pictures today. It's fun, kinda hard.

I'm scared to death of what my future holds. So scared I don't want to talk about it.