rm_dragonheat23 52M
977 posts
5/23/2006 8:27 am

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My wife’s friend was in from California yesterday. I am kinda jealous of her. “Annie” has always been a get it done kind of person. She had a job opportunity in California so she flew out there. She does Marketing and grew the company she went to work for from 1 million in sales per year to 12 million in two years. While there, she ran into a person who had a great idea, but did not know how to implement it. “Ann” listened to the idea, thought it was good, did research, contacted investors and she and her partner are going to start up the project after “Ann” raised one million dollars in capital in 9 months. The idea is an internet based one and after hearing about it, it will be huge. The federal government has signed on as a client as well as about two dozen Fortune 500 companies. They are going live in about a month and project first year revenue in the millions.
“Ann” is the epitome of a marketing and sales person. She talks to strangers like they were old friends and people are instantly comfortable with her. She never hesitates in reaching her goals and always succeeds. For example, she sold Tupperware once. If you sell $12,000.00 in a month, Tupperware will buy you a van. Someone told her that it takes years to earn the van. To prove her wrong, “Ann” did it her second month.

I wish that I was that driven. Money is not that important to me, but even when the things do matter to me, I seem to stumble about. I realize that I am in charge of myself, but I don’t have the poise and intuition to pull off a major coup like that. I have talents, but they are not marketable (at least I can’t figure out how to market them).

I hate being mediocre.

I warned you I was going to whine.

Time for action. See ya later.

HBowt2 60F

5/23/2006 8:51 am

it's the doing isn't it....they get out and do....

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 5/23/2006 2:05 pm:
That is why I am going to do the do. Sounds like a comercial slogan

southrnpeach333 51F

5/23/2006 1:10 pm

it is that inertia thing... have to start the ball rolling and keep the mometum up...easy said...hard to do.

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 5/23/2006 2:08 pm:
It is very hard to do. And when you get bogged down it is really hard to get the ball rolling again.

alisa_d 39F

5/23/2006 5:47 pm

don't worry about it. what you acomplish in your life suits to your and your family's needs. to them, you are the overacheiver. and like shaye said.. a little whining never hurt anybody.. feel better

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 5/24/2006 5:57 am:
I do actually feel better today.

moonfire2u 70F
2602 posts
5/23/2006 6:14 pm

Yes dragon...rejoice in who you are...the world needs us all...to make it more rounded and balanced...the odd thing is she probably looks at you and envies your talents or gifts...I find people who are driven and I'm not talking simple ambition...are driven by their own demons...so in a way you need to feel somewhat sorry for Ann...she may never achieve the level of peace and contentment that you will in her life time...now don't you feel a little better?...btw...if you are mediocre...I'm scared of amazing...

kind thoughts,

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 5/24/2006 5:58 am:
Thank you for your kind words, they mean a lot to me.
As for amazing, if you ever find yourself in Michigan.......

pet_humility 50F

5/23/2006 8:25 pm

Hey you seem to have
animal breeding down and thought of horse lube.. your going places damn it

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 5/24/2006 5:59 am:
Animals are easy, sometimes its people that I have a hard time with.

534 posts
5/23/2006 9:17 pm

Ahhh we all whine every now and then.....your friends "above" have some really great words for you.....take care ~D~

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 5/24/2006 6:00 am:
Thanks D, I guess that I just needed a little whine. I feel better now.

kelly402005 53F

5/24/2006 10:37 am

I just love your honesty!
~~ I'm not about money either, "I work to live, don't live to work."
~~ My kids get my attention..........

If only I were in my, "good, mushy, lovey, great attitude, feeling great, beautiful, sexy, sassy, wonderful mood" ....... everyday, I think I could do that. ~~ And let you paint my toenails, while I was at it.

That is why I'm in the field I'm in........... Dialysis.......
I'm good at it though !!!
One of the best sticks in the house!!!
If you know about it, you'll get it!!

Luv ya man.

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