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Archive for October, 2007

Motivational Speakers, Seminars and Morons

Posted by mikenopolis on October 24, 2007

I recently attended a seminar which was paid for by the owner of my previous employer. The only reason I went was because of the deep discount (the employees actually had to pay $100 for the $400 General Admissions, and $200 for the $750 VIP Admissions). Now I’ve been to many seminars and workshops in the past few year, many of them were for updates on programming and software applications. This however was more of a Motivational Presentation.

I’m not sure what Motivational Speakers do when they get home at night. I imagine them having a get-together counting their money and laughing at us.

I sat there for 7 hrs (8 hours with lunch break) listening to the speaker (she was trained by Tony Robbins) basically telling me that if you believe it, it will come. If you want it to happen enough it will come true. LADY! I don’t know how you get your mortgage paid, but Bank of America expects CASH of CHECK (good checks that is!) I can dream all day long, I’m still going to have to hand it over.

Ok, so that was a bad analogy. But really come on! It was like watching 7 hours of infomercials! And it was because she was like the people you see on TV…”Because I want to thank you for being here today, I would like to offer the first 20 people who registers for the other seminar $50 off!”(you know like the TV ad saying “…but that’s not all, if you call now, we will also throw in…”)

Don’t get me wrong, She was a GREAT SPEAKER, but talk about over stating the obvious. “If you are honest to your clients, they will appreciate you and give you referrals and more business”. No DUH!!! If you don’t now that you are an idiot and motivation will not save you.

It was my fault to begin with. I somehow bought into the hype that this would make me feel better or motivate me. It didn’t and I’m not really that surprise since these types of things are aimed towards people in the Sales Industry.

***I just saw an old loan officer working for the motivational speaker! He used to be a baller with black BMW 535i rolling on 22″ Black Asanti, wearing Armani suits. Look at him now, being told over the PA “Joe, they need some of those handouts in the back, Thanks” HAHAHAHAHA…..Ok that was mean…but Ohhhhh so satisfying!***

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YouTube – LonelyGirl15

Posted by mikenopolis on October 22, 2007

I have always been a fan of YouTube but in the past two days, I’ve been on it A LOT because I don’t have much work obligations. I have run into a few channels that I truly enjoy it is from a user LONELYGIRL15. I watched the video that showed up as the “featured video” on the homepage and it was pretty good. So digging deeper, I started watching from the 1st video which was of a teenage girl video blogging on YouTube. At first is was pretty stupid and boring because the dizzy girl was just going on about her life and stuff. it didn’t get interesting until like the 13th video when you learn that her family is from a cult…..

Anyway, go watch it from the beginning, remember it’s all fictional, but they made it soooo believable!

http://youtube.com/user/lonelygirl15

Here’s their “Season 1 Recap” Video, it’s pretty amazing for a YouTube production

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My LAST Last Official Day

Posted by mikenopolis on October 19, 2007

Okay…I’m done with Quick Loan Funding, it’s been a GREAT 3 years, I’ve learned a lot professionally and made a lot financially. I just finished up the last file & report that needed to be worked on, everything is closed out as far as my responsibilities go and they can’t afford to keep me around any longer. I bid goodbye to QLF, best of luck to all those who remain with the new company “Loyalty Funding”.

FYI: I was paid with office equipments for my last week of work, they paid me with two 24″ Dell LCD Monitors and my last “check” was a 30″ Dell LCD Monitor. I’ve already sold the 24″s but will probably keep the 30″ for the dining room computer….It would be great to add this one to my existing dual 30″s in my room, but I don’t feel like getting another video card just yet.

They still owe me $3,000 for other work I’ve done in the last month. I wonder what they are going to pay me with this time

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