Hello, my name is Jeff Jones. I am new to this group and wanted to introduce myself with a post. I see there is at least one other Jeff Jones here so I am the new guy.
I am over 50 and have worked in health insurance in various capacities ranging from claims processor to data analyst. My latest gig lasted almost 5 years before I was downsized out of it
Since then, I have been a powerseller on ebay, blogger, WordPress site developer, internet marketer and passionate content creator. The problem I had was I tried to do it all myself which led to constant frustration and overall bad taste in my mouth.
I lost my father in 2012 and it really got me looking at where I was in my life and where I was going. My answers were: not where I wanted to be and not heading in the right direction. I've spent a number of months getting more in touch with what makes me tick and how to use that to secure or create work I love. I have not stopped reading and exploring since this journey has begun.
I actually heard of Dan back in 2010 and joined this group. Unfortunately, I was not really ready for the commitment at that time so it got buried in everything else I thought I had to do. The number of coaching solicitations I received didn't inspire my participation either.
Finally, I've purchased Dan's book and I've just started the process. I read Dan's blog and listen to his podcast as well as a few others that help to feed my brain with positive and useful messages for me at this stage.
So, here I am. Ready and willing to get the next phase of my life under way. I'll be actively reading, writing and commenting as Dan recommends. I hope to make some good friends and colleagues along the way. I know I have a lot to learn and a lot to teach as well.
Thank you for taking the time to read my first blog post. I promise future posts will be much more interesting than this introduction post.
PS- I wanted to add that I have made rich text (.rtf), Open Office (.odt) and Word (.doc) versions of the end of chapter questions for Dan's book for those of you who like to do their work from the computer. If these already exist elsehwere, I apologize. Just message me if you could use these in the 48 Days process.