Wow, this is excellent! The article was very informative and interestingly written. CureMS, I particularly liked the way you "bolded" the main points throughout the article and summed them all up at the end.
I learned to daydream, (even more). When I am at a bank in a small town 75 miles from where I live, I can daydream and say that I am shopping for a bank in the area where I am about to build my dream home, a place where I can retreat from the city. It could happen!
Also enjoy this part... so true!
Somewhere in the Midwest, shopping / auditing full time since 2014. Will use PV-500 for food!
This article is great! I loved it, and I am aspiring to be where you are in a year! I am really kicking myself right now for quitting mystery shopping a few years ago, and I feel like I am starting over.
I like daydream a lot better than what I've been using. A scheduler who still shops occasionally used to tell people who asked what she did, "I'm a professional liar." So now I have adapted "LMAO" where the first word now stands for "lying" instead of "laughing." Sometimes it scares me how easily the lies come to me when I get thrown a curve ball. I'll just start telling people I get paid to daydream.
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Good article, valuable lessons to be learned. Have been a successful mystery shopper for 4 years now and support a family on it. Have learned to take higher paying jobs as the amount of mileage on your car really counts. My car is 2 1/2 years old and has 70,000 miles on it, have had to pull back on lesser paying jobs as this is a really expensive item to replace but live and learn!