First, if you are having thoughts of hurting yourself, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
It has been a hard year for everyone
The holidays are a time of the year when I naturally get depressed. I could be on top of the world, but as soon as December rolls around, it is time to buckle up for an emotional rollercoaster of a month. It is that way for a lot of people. You see us putting on our happy face, going to Holiday parties, getting together with family, and visiting friends. But under the smiles and hugs, we are having a tough time. And I have a feeling that this year, with all of the things going on in the world, a lot of people will be experiencing this feeling for the first time. So I thought I could write this blog post to help us all get through it. Because no matter how you feel today, tomorrow you could feel different.
While I am working on a couple of longer blog posts (that seem to require much more editing than usual) I wanted to share a quick thought:
Take time to celebrate the small successes in life.
I am my own worst critic. Especially when I’m depressed. That’s why it is important to acknowledge when you have achieved something. Even if it is returning to something you used to do. And on that note…
I owe a few people back episodes of Coffee and Cannabis (which I intend to release soon). But this is the first interview I’ve booked in a while. With the stress of moving to, and getting settled in, Los Angeles, I haven’t had time to work on the podcast. So I’m happy to celebrate my return to doing Coffee and Cannabis on a regular basis.
Like I said, more blog posts to come. As well as podcasts. And, fingers crossed, maybe something special for YouTube by New Year.
Last time I checked, we are living in the future (a 1980’s movie future, but still the future). And maybe it is my privilege talking, but I figured we would have a few things figured out by now. Sure, we’re getting flying cars in the next few years. But we still can’t figure out how to make a website useful on the freaking Internet! Let me explain:
In the past couple of years, I’ve filed for unemployment at least once (because I have my life together, aside from the whole ‘having a job’ thing). Now, do you know what I had to do to file for unemployment? Go on the Internet.
I had to go to a computer, click on a web browser, and go to a website. This is something we are all familiar with (unless you’ve been handed a printed copy of this blog, in which case, who killed a tree just so you could read this?). So, I’m looking at the Unemployment Office website. And on this website they explain the steps to file for unemployment benefits. They are as follows: Continue reading “Everything Wrong With The Internet – Topic: Unemployment”
Thanksgiving is coming up! That means it is time for everyone’s favorite family tradition; screaming at each other from across the dinner table. But if you are worried about being this year’s target of family drama, fear not! If you follow my plan below, you will be able to destroy your Uncle/Aunt/Spouse/etc. during the annual rehashing of “whose lifestyle choices are we not approving of this year.” Here’s my three step plan to eviscerate that family member, and walk away from Turkey day unscathed.
1. Do Your Homework
First thing is first, social media is your best friend. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., start scrolling and taking screenshots of your target’s accounts. Sure, it is tedious, time-consuming, and creepy. And having to go through all of Continue reading “Thanksgiving Dinner, Thunderdome Edition”
Everyone says to me, “Ardin, you are such a good salesperson! How can I be better at sales?” Well firstly, thank you for noticing raw talent when you see it. Secondly, you are right to ask for my help in making you a better salesperson. You definitely need it. I mean, have you looked at your numbers for the last quarter? I didn’t want to say anything, but you’ve been on double secret probation for a while now. So, if you don’t shape up soon, I’ll have to let you go. But forget all of that for now; being better at sales is simple. Just follow my three step method that can’t fail! Follow these steps and I guarantee you’ll be a better salesperson in no time! Or I’ll fire you. Either or. So here’s how you do it!
I turned 35 today, so I decided to reminisce about how I got here (to Los Angeles. Not planet Earth. I didn’t smoke that much before writing this. I’ll smoke that much after I post this. So let’s move this along, shall we?). This is a helpful reminder to myself, for when I get depressed, and need to look at some of what I have accomplishment up until now. This post is for me, more than anything, but maybe you’ll get something out of it. So let’s begin at my education.
If there’s one thing I learned from my 10+ years in marketing and advertising, it’s that a blog has to be aboutsomething. If there are two things I learned from my 10+ years in marketing and advertising, it’s the first thing about blogs being aboutsomething; and to always use colors and fonts to make your copy POP! So, what’s this blog about anyway?
I know, I know, I know… I disappeared for a while there. Not without good reason. Big news! I moved to Los Angeles. I’m chasing the dream in the city that makes or breaks you. I’ve been here a week, and so far, I’m liking it. The people are friendly. You can’t beat the weather. Oh, and cannabis is less expensive here, from what I’ve found.
Speaking of money, I have a job that I enjoy. I’m selling furniture to people! I’ve always been a pretty good salesperson. And the brand is all about the romance of their story; and you know I’m all about romance. So no matter what happens with my comedy and acting, at least I can pay the rent.