Thursday, January 16, 2014

So You Want To Be A Picker?

Let's cut to the chase...with no sugared toppings, inconsequential blather, dressing it up, posturing, etc, etc, etc.

Sorry, no pretty pictures here.

This post is all about one thing...the FACTS.

Yep, imagine that you are channeling Joe Friday (the dude from Dragnet.)  And don't call me MA'AM....I'm a dude...ok, dude? ....or ma'am, miss, Mr, Ms, is kind of dark, so I can't really see who is out there...

Still confused?  DRAGNET.....You know, the TV show? 

"Joe Friday" ring any bells? 

Still have no idea what I am talking about?

Ok, forget it, stop reading are obviously unable to do any research on your own....and as a picker, you NEED to be able to do that.      Ok students, go do some research!!!

You're still reading?  

Ok, test time:

Do you NOW know what I was referring to with the "Just the Facts, Ma'am" comment?

Didn't even go hit Google?  

OK, if that is the case, all you have to do is read this last sentence: 

Don't waste your time reading any further, you already have your answer about picking for a living.....DON'T BOTHER.

I can go on and on about the various aspects of being a picker, and what you need to do, what you should look for, how to do various things, 

etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc....

and on and on and on and on and on....

I can tell you how dangerous it is, how difficult it is, what to wear, what do say, etc, etc, etc....

But.... is hard work....and you have to do things that can be hard...and there are some things you will have to do that are very hard.

....and these things are "key" to more than just picking, it applies to all sorts of businesses, whether  you are self-employed or employed by someone else.

I was going to make my own list of things you really need to do, but why work hard when you can work smart? 

I found this list/posting already online, which sums up most points just as well as I could have. 

So, the link is below, just click on it and it will open a separate page....and read the 19 points closely, then come back here...we are not done yet!

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

Also, as for the video that follows the list you just read.... well, ignore it.

 Take my advice,  weekends do not really exist as "time off" for pickers. We tend to use other days as our time off.

So, bottom line is this:
If you are thinking you are going to get rich quick...


Plus, if you are not willing to work HARD, and sometimes HARDER than usual...

AND work on weekends....

 then you are not cut out to be a picker...

...and by a "picker" I mean picking as a profession, rather than a hobby.

Want to know if  you are a professional picker or a hobbyist picker? 

Take the "What kind of Picker Are You?" quiz, in my next blog posting! (coming in the next few days! ok, maybe give me a week....well, it will happen.....give me some time to get it all together!)

1 comment:

  1. You're funny! I can't wait to read the other posts.