Educational Pursuits and Income
This weekend, I am travelling out of state to attend my oldest grandchild’s graduation from University. Kayleigh has always held high aspirations. In her senior year of high school,she was able to attend the local community college to begin earning college credits.

From high school, she went directly into college and earned a Bachelor’s level teaching degree in environmental studies. She will now graduate with a double Masters degree: Journalism, and Public Policy. She says she may now take some time off, “to get a job and just live life for awhile”, but envisions Doctoral studies on the horizon.

I am so proud of her accomplishments. And though my formal education has not been on such a grand scale as hers, I also see how she and I each value the process of learning. It also comes to mind that, just as she is winding down her educational pursuits- if only for a season- I, her aging grandmother, have just embarked on further educational pursuits of my own.

By enrolling in MOBE, I have the exciting opportunity to tap into a new body of knowledge. I am learning all things new and am enthusiastic about utilizing that knowledge to supplement my income in these, my later years.

So, I’m writing this essay as hats off to Kayleigh for her accomplishments, and as hats off to me for choosing to once again go back to the classroom.(Copyright 2016 Peters-Burg Affiliates)

MARGARET HATES SPORTS

 

Margaret hates sports and feels downright put-upon, having to watch Sammy play baseball. She wishes she could find a boyfriend without kids. It’s so complicated when there are kids.

She would rather be dining out, or enjoying a movie- things that most couples like to do- instead of climbing in heels and a short skirt nearly to the top of the bleachers just to sit on a hard metal bench. Without a back rest to lean against, she hunches forward; her back begins to ache.

Looking down, she has trouble picking out Sammy. Is his number 24 or is it maybe 14?  What color is his uniform, anyway?

Margaret watches a ball being thrown then caught by a kid kneeling behind a white thing on the ground. The kneeling boy catches the ball then tosses it to the one who threw it. Margaret doesn’t comprehend any of this; what a waste of time.

She hears other bleacher-sitters cheering, groaning, and emitting shrill whistles. She can’t comprehend any of this, either. Nor, does she care to. She glances toward Sammy’s Dad, but he doesn’t notice; his eyes are glued on the game.

Margaret sighs.

 

How Can a Postage Stamp Be Compared To a Successful Internet Marketer?
Napolen Hill has said “The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.”

It can’t fall off during ground or air transport, or with the automated application of the barcode and mechanical sorting. If the letter loses its stamp, it is then transported to a remote encoding center for further processing; its mailing progress comes to a stand-still. So, to be a successful postage stamp, it has to remain stuck to the envelope from the time it’s mailed until the time it reaches its destination.

As internet marketers, it’s crucial that we also remain persistent in sticking with the tasks at hand. In the face of obstacles, or when self-doubt or even discouragement rear an ugly head, we can’t allow these situations to take the upper hand. In such cases, it’s imperative to muster up our endurance and stamina and to exhibit grit and tenacity.
To keep moving ahead toward our chosen destination, it is mandatory for we marketers to continuously stick to our business plan, goals, and personal accountability system. We need to continuously fight to keep our businesses from coming to a stand-still.

How Can a Postage Stamp Be Compared To a Successful Internet Marketer?
Napolen Hill has said “The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.”

It can’t fall off during ground or air transport, or with the automated application of the barcode and mechanical sorting. If the letter loses its stamp, it is then transported to a remote encoding center for further processing; its mailing progress comes to a stand-still. So, to be a successful postage stamp, it has to remain stuck to the envelope from the time it’s mailed until the time it reaches its destination.

As internet marketers, it’s crucial that we also remain persistent in sticking with the tasks at hand. In the face of obstacles, or when self-doubt or even discouragement rear an ugly head, we can’t allow these situations to take the upper hand. In such cases, it’s imperative to muster up our endurance and stamina and to exhibit grit and tenacity.
To keep moving ahead toward our chosen destination, it is mandatory for we marketers to continuously stick to our business plan, goals, and personal accountability system. We need to continuously fight to keep our businesses from coming to a stand-still.

Copyright 2016. Peters-Burg Affiliates.
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Copyright 2016. Peters-Burg Affiliates.
#susan #internetmarketing #affiliatemarketing #workfromhome #retirement
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How Did I End up Here?

 
As I look back on my life and compare then with now, I ask myself how I ended up as a fledgling internet marketer. I’ve always enjoyed writing- mainly essays and poems, have completed writing courses at both the community college and undergrad levels, and have taken online writing classes. Although I’ve gained personal satisfaction from these pursuits, a career in any type of writing was never on my professional radar (although one of my positions did involve technical writing.)

Instead of going the journalism route, I was strongly pulled into the “helping” professions; first as an RN and then later as a Social Worker. I served in these positions for more than 30 years, then retired. As I looked for income to supplement my retirement pay, I realized I wanted  something where I could work from home. And so came my connection with MOBE.

What I’m saying here is that no matter what our employment background is, we each bring something unique to the table as marketing consultants. So, how did I end up here? I feel I’ve come full circle and have merely returned to a familiar place of my past.

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Green Slime: A Dream

Green Slime: A Dream

I awoke this morning with a dream in progress and it continued to roll for a minute or so after I woke up. I laughed as I completed my dream as it seemed so funny. I just felt I wanted to share it with you. Hope it hasn’t lost its humor in this free-write accounting.  I changed the name of the student left in charge but otherwise it’s pretty much as it happened:

I was a teacher and was in the senior classroom. Someone knocked on the door and said the principal wanted to speak with me right away. I warned my students of expulsion vs. graduation if there was any funny stuff going on during my absence and put 17 year old Sammy in charge of the class.

Just as I was about to open the door to the hall, I realized my breath tasted like the smoldering dregs of burned coffee. I turned to the class with what I hoped was a straight face, asked for gum, took it  from the closest open hand, and left the room. By the time I got to the principal’s office I realized the gum tasted awful and had only made the breath issue worse. So, I grabbed a tissue from the secretary’s desk, spit the gum into it, knocked and then entered the principal’s office. With all pride lost, I asked for a piece of gum. As I bit into the shell of the new gum, it tasted worse than the first.

So I hastily excused myself to go to the ladies room, passing a janitor on the way. Again, my request for a piece of gum.  I put the old stuff in the palm of my hand, hoping no one would notice it and hurried back toward the principal’s office while biting into the gum. There was this explosion as some awful jelly-like substance erupted in my mouth. I diverted my route to the principal’s office and sped toward the nearest classroom.

When my knock was answered, I asked for a tissue and a piece of gum. I probably seemed harried by then as the teacher said nothing. She handed me a tissue and offered a Halloween- themed plate holding different types of gum: some were in sticks, the others were in varied- colored squares. Oh, what was the kind I needed?  I finally grabbed a square piece just hoping it was a good flavor like cinnamon or even cloves. When I spit the gum into the tissue I saw a glob of green goo and realized was the jelly I had felt in my mouth.

I sped to another ladies’ room to rinse my mouth with tap water, the green oozing from my mouth and into the sink. Then, I put the new piece of gum into my mouth and began to chew. Again with the green jelly. I spit it out, looked in the mirror, and a pair of green lips and a set of green teeth looked back at me. Yikes, I thought. But, my mouth did taste better and assumedly smelled better as well.

So, I returned to my class, opened the door, and walked in. All was quiet: Sammy had done a great job with his task. Then I called to the class for attention and told them I knew my lips and teeth were green so no need for any snickers or comments. The class then smiled and 25 sets of green teeth greeted me. I laughed, turned to the chalk board and then said oops to myself; I never did talk to the principal.

About Surprise Gifts

 

 

Last year, I received a surprise gift that literally changed my life.

Following my husband’s death, I had moved cross-country to be near family. I was grieving not only the loss of that great man, but also our four cats and two dogs that I’d had to “farm out” before my move. Friends took the cats but the pups were another story: I didn’t want them separated, and ended up placing them in an animal adoption program. I worried endlessly about their fate.

My landlady- who soon became a dear friend- suffered with me through my times of grief. Soon before Christmas of 2015, she unexpectedly “gifted me” with the suggestion that I get a kitten; she had decided to waive the no-pets policy. I was off and running, investigating all possibilities through our local SPCA. And that’s how Ruby, my beautiful long-haired calico, came to live with me just before the first of the year.

 

 

INTRIGUE, ENTHUSIASM, AND PURPOSE

 

Recently, someone asked me why I had signed up with MOBE (My Online Business Education); an internet marketing company.I will tell you what I said to them: When the first MOBE e-mail landed in my box, I was seeking options to supplement my retirement income.

Since I’ve never worked in the marketing field- but have done some writing in the past-I was intrigued by the opportunity to learn about copywriting. I signed up with their 21 steps training program.

As I began my studies, I realized how much I had missed the mental challenges my career had afforded me. Enthused, I eagerly dug into the course work. And, it wasn’t long before I also recognized that the studies were granting me the life purpose that went missing after my husband’s death.

What has really helped me progress is the direction and support from assigned coaches and the other MOBE consultants. Recently, I began submitting ads for the educational materials. Although I am not yet fully trained, I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and am excited about the possibilities of my success.

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