Yes, I’m gullible and too trusting

I’ve heard this by my youngest daughter many times.

I’ll accept that. I do like to give people the benefit of the doubt except when they accumulate and escalate as I become frustrated and communicate the ability to want to improve or change — of which entertains my husband who likes to watch when it happens, just missing the popcorn. That is when it falls within my home or family, I’m the atypical Momma Bear. I go on counter attack long before reactionary defence is needed: except the recipient perhaps.

I take and make my own photos

Ruffled feathers usually result.

It is my opinion, the guiltiest party goes on the aggressive offensive: often expressing the need to be more aggressive to grind you down, widdle your confidence away, causes fear of repercussions that lately are described as “Bullying”.

Acrylic painted styrofoam
Original art by blog author – Jeannette Marshall @optioneerJM

Let’s talk about coming out. A new kind.

Force culprits, coconspirators, and creeps be identified online or forced into admitting indiscretions when and from which organization, on who’s watch, discovered by what microscopic media journalists or whistle blown where?

Something Yuppies had to figure out: eventually bad things will catch up with you eventually, just being a matter of when. You can control your own reputation by awareness of your vibe or who is among your crew that develops your vibe.

Painted by me: unfinished
Created by Jeannette Marshall (c) 2018

I’ve been a student of demographics since the #mid80s paying attention AND experiencing life at the bleeding edge: living life boldly full with optimism which often was misunderstood as confidence and sometimes cockiness.

I know of what I speak

Who said that?

Our tribe of aging Yuppies: facing obstacles we should be tough enough you’d expect by now.

I don’t know, I only have a hunch since I became a Yuppy by the mid-eighties (80s) starting the road of optimism mashed.

Optimism Mashed?

Using lingo I grew up with is a pretty indicative Yuppy vibe. It’s not like we’re singing “Glory Days” as our elder Baby Boomer idol or sibling (sometimes both) tends to.

Survivor, survivor, Survivor

What other decade or demographic generation had the theme of survivor?

Some would say our War Era parents preceding the Baby Boomers. Think again:

A survival song?

A musical group or rock band.

Best Sellers that carry Survival themes.

Feel free to comment with your answers.

Social Media can fill a void, trust me: I know. Accessible 24X7/365 days a year. Forming connections across the universe with people that share the same vibe

One can truly attract their tribe simply by their vibe. What starts out as a way to spy on your kids when they were in their teens and keep track of virtually.

Gullible or skeptic? In my opinion, the opposite of gullibility is skepticism. One is where your brain, heart and soul are linked the second being distrustful, negative and impatient.

Naive and too trusting does not always mean gullible: a discussion AND argument I’ve had with my mom for probably all of my years.

What you like, comment on, share creates your vibe. It’s a measurement of honesty, transpar- ency and reflective of what you do online, who you mix with merely by a click, not a direct message, private message, hidden away behind the scenes.

An example of something I posted basically says what I do, what I like, what things I like, and who else agrees or has similar ideals, taste or opinions. It can be fleeting and needs consistency, regularity, personalized and becomes distinctive.

Oscar only relaxes to watch The Ellen Show weekdays with dogmum while papabear naps: Definition of peace “ ⁦@TheEllenShow⁩ ~who recognizes average people doing remarkable things.” #MentalHealth #OscarThePug #PositiveVibes


Looking FORWARD to 2019

Reinforcing what has gone well in 2018, can assist with keeping on track even if I take a peek at the horizon, I’ll be focused on the present.

For every separate blog, I try to map out its general gist, what it will likely cover, what I will talk about. In this case, the first one falls under ABOUT ME where I wrote about my vision for the blog.

The best thing on social media the past few months: the YUPPYdom blog, sprung from Word Press, and originally starting out as optioneerJM [my consistent social media profile name, working towards becoming a known entity as a personality first before anyone can be recognized as a brand.

My own perspective leans towards interpreting a brand best by numbers, coverage, reach yet more often recognized as someplace where consistent, loyal, audience, customer advocacy, and universal appeal reside, which translates to revenue or compensation [ which I’ve had neither to this point in time].

Thanks to you, and you AND YOU: there has been a flourish of attention to this YUPPYdom blog. In fact, I recently was asked whether I use an SEO service on it.

My first reaction was that someone recognizes the jump in activity, almost my favourite part of blogging, besides writing, is watching, looking at(graphs), understanding the stats each provider offers as part of its blogging platform… how data tells a story.

My optioneerJM blog is where I write more about, sales, leadership, business, technology and Social Media.

Looking forward

I’ll continue to write about being an aging Yuppy facing retirement in the next 10 to 15 years. That will take many words, I’m sure. What is happening on the world and national stage will certainly jolt things askew straying from what others in our age group came to expect, is no longer a given in the birth class of 1960 to 1965.

I will come to grips on what my husband and I had to face and get through in 2018. Combining that with the continuation in 2019. What I have learned and what needs to be figured out.

Hans Bischoffshausen* (Lot 0301), 126th auction – im Kinsky auction house

estimate € 20,000 – 30,000: Hans Bischoffshausen*, “Komprimierter Raum”. signed in the lower center in front: Bischoffshausen inscribed, signed and dated on the reverse: “Komprimierter
— Read on imkinsky.com/en/buying/online-catalogue/126/2.654/77419-hans-bischoffshausen

What makes you tick? Sales Stardom Motivations

What I was reading, then sharing, and writing as a post on @LinkedIn :: https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/calgary-weather-still-cold-still-snowy/

See credit on image

I’m always more productive on snow days … my best ideas get written down or typed. I’ve written some winning proposals as well. There’s something about the incentive to escape to tropical climates.

To move forward, you sometimes have to stretch to be the best version of yourself. Flipping rewind to what you thought were good moments, to reinforce why success was inevitable.

A reminder of sorts to your roots where you made a difference. Certainly, we all remember who they were. You can blog about those whose words came back to serve as a pat on your own back when you heeded said advice.

created by @optioneerjm


Created by @optioneerjm

I liked to find out what my team goals are … what makes them tick and how’d they see themselves as successful. I remember Gord being my most receptive pupil. He wanted to know how I ticked because I was consistently kicking ass on the score board. It was a WIN WIN exchange.

I remember him saying success meant his wife could retire to take care of the family, with a baby on the way, some guys buckle down and others buck a lot -> as in reliving their college or sports glory days. It struck me because, here I was trying to be SUPER WOMAN


Read more: YUPPYdom as http://www.optioneerjm.com on WordPress #wordpress #successions #salescoaching new SITE PAGE:: SALESdom


” …. and those things can kill ya.”

~ my fathers voice still echoes.

I agree: smoking displays and conveys poor self confidence or bending to peer pressure.

That’s what it was for me: being part of the gang:

a measurement of self-worth by those she spends time with or time on.

COME ONNNN…. you say

Its not like you wake up one moment and say:

“I think I’ll take up smoking today”

~ said I to myself NEVER

So don’t even get started. It’s not cool or hip or sweet or nothing.

Perhaps one of your parents, or both smoke? Does that mean you will automatically become a smoker?


so you may as well do what ?. …


The visuals are what sets the tone of your vibe

Where you set the bar even higher than them YUPPY selves: deflecting to your offspring to know their own sweet spot, with humility while confident was showboating by her own mother.

Do what makes YOU HAPPY

difference between YUPPY parents&their MILLENNIAL kids is #SO profound

It’s not always obvious when the YUPPY parent(s) realize their daughter is the best versions of themselves. An unrecognized pedigree of talent.

The Millennial Offspring TODAY

The Yuppy’s prime was in the 80s while in her 20s her offspring daughters gave her a run for her money.

Saturday night

As the Apple of our YUPPY inner child

A #Millennial offspring

A gift for my brother

 I set up a blog for my younger brother.

On WordPress



Before I forget, I should setup a new email address and service since GOOGLE is eliminating Google Plus G+ by April 2019 


Keeping tabs with your MILLENNIAL kids needs data mobility

My daughter sent me this by text “it” “this thing” came up beside her window and screamed at her …. she doesn’t even know it’s a raccoon (we aged #YUPPYdom grew up with Walt Disney Animal Kingdom every week ….

Bon appetite comfort food

Another way of jumping on board with social media and blogging, is by starting taking photographs of dinner, with recipe:: unleash your


Whenever you start posting pictures of your food, take it a step forward with a description or a recipe. You’ll likely discover your inner foodie — a term used online with the hashtag #Foodie will signal specifically to others of similar interest: making good food.

I can’t say for sure whether real chefs use the hashtag, because they’re even less likely to share the ingredients. Often, the tools of their trade: how they made it.

The following was posted across all the platforms as @optioneerJM including my “YUPPYdom” board on Pinterest:

Comfort Food 101: MAC&CHEESE CASSEROLE: slightly undercooked Kraft dinner (cook per instructions) + grated cheddar cheese + finely chopped onion + coarse black pepper …. stir all ingredients except enough cheese for topping place in nonstick pan sprayed — place in preheated 375 F oven for 12 minutes — serve with pickled red beets on the side BON APPETITE!

A LESSON ON PUTTING ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET This whole Google debacle is going to create a lot of headaches, not just for me


This whole Google debacle is going to create a lot of headaches, not just for me

Now that I’ve started to sort out my email world, what a daunting task it is.

I have google accounts for my blogging, one I share with my husband and one for professional use.

I went to Apple iTunes and looked up an email service for IOS held my.com at the top of their list. APPLEs way of endorsing without accountability.

Sure, you can consolidate all your contacts across several platforms intertwined with LinkedIn and so forth (because at some point it seemed convenient and part of their service) among the other systems.

Sure, you can send out a text message to your personal ones like family and close friends.

Sure, my brother was very responsive because his company, like so many others, including governments use GoogleHangouts as their default video communications service.

HELLO? Anyone home or awake at the media networks?

Is it getting expensive for anyone to blow the whistle when there is a security breach?

BUT WHY? Why is Google skulking off as it sunsets it’s Google Plus G+ service

Every time anyone logs on to its gmail service, a notice is hilited in YELLOW for caution, informing the user that the service will not longer be available after April 2 2019 (I think it says).

GOODWILL or community service

advisement is all fine and well, but why isn’t anyone asking the questions:


I heard a while ago, or watched more likely, the various networks and news outlets profess and pledge to share the truth and sound the alarm bells.

I’m semi retired, not by choice, with a lot of access to radio news locally as I drive Rob twice daily to therapists, specialists and medical professionals. I often wait, to save money on gas. I like the spunky Danielle Smith on QR77 from Calgary: love to see her branch out more on other topics, however, with looming Federal and Provincial elections, it really is her sweet spot.

Our evenings, at the mercy of Robs trigger happy clicking of the remote, do land on any of the major Canadian networks news shows …. adore Chantelle’s perspectives on the Canadian front, clearly a Québécois with a succinct Canadian perspective.

So, between CBC, CTV & GLOBAL we watch usually noon, evening and night news (if Rob hasn’t fallen asleep with the remote tucked in, waking a dragon harder than sneaking or trying to slide it out, with marathon @HGTV (he onHolmes and me preferring @LoveItOrListItVancouver or @BBC (Escape to the Country) or @HISTORY (American Pickers)or @PBS ( @AntiquesRoadshow ) .

And we pick up a newspaper, more from its mobile app than buying printed paper.

As I surf around, I share what I find, via Twitter and Facebook mostly.

I’m certain I’d remember if I had heard anything. Not until now, when I post on Linked IN and on my blog here.

You recognize this character as your corporate cheerleader
A WIP work in progress (acrylics)

Ive started to email every contact I have personally and privately from my new email provider, whom I’ve already discovered limits how many i.d.s I can send BCC: emails to ( SMART RULE: never share other contacts and mesh them together, that is the cardinal sin of email — worse than automatically starting an email storm when one or more hit REPLY ALL ).

I’m showing this example to people I’m connected with professionally, former colleagues or clients whom I’ve remained in touch.

NOTE: I’ve asked for a reply with a phone number to signify permission for me to email non-spam as exchanges.

New EMAIL address because +GOOGLE has compromised over 52 million users and is shutting down G+ effective April 2 2019 and mum’s been the word: nothing, notta, nuttin….
My 2nd husband of going lucky 13 years suffered an often fatal brain aneurysm that ruptured and was hemorrhaging until after one day of 9 hours surgery and failing that, the second day with a coil inserted.  After surfing a coma also, which was touch and go because of vasilspasms, he was not discharged until 6 months, after learning to talk and walk again!  Yes, he’s very inspirational am also offering posting service [like advertising but more like advertorial paid + extra if I write $1/word ] for posting on your site – royalty fee $500 per month to access to my content as a subscription service.
Links to your website from mine: optioneerJM.com .
If you would like to write a blog on sales: I will give you first post spot for free because we’ve connected.  …like I did for Jay Dannenman, our number two guy at IKON with over $10 million a year in sales entitled: “Nice Guys don’t always finish last” on http://www.optioneerJM.blogspot.com >> in the process of moving everything to my new website with WordPress www.optioneerjm.com branded as YUPPYdom.
Love to hear how you’re doing and what’s new?  I don’t imagine you’ve slowed down.
@my.com. << new email 
PLEASE REPLY TO CONFIRM I HAVE YOUR BEST EMAIL & phone number so that I may add to my contacts.

Jeannette Marshall 
@optioneerJM on Instagram + Twitter + Facebook + Pinterest 
Top responder read under Quora.com on Business Development
Social Media Enthusiast * Sales * Social Media * YUPPYdom BRAND owner

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P.S. I treasure privacy and have never shown others your contact details.  

Note: my.com >> This service was recommended on the APP STORE on Apple

Come fly with me …

Let’s pick a destination, like the globe as a dartboard (what a great idea for an art piece!) ….

or go somewhere tried and trued with a new APP.

Out of curiosity, I started to surf on a newly installed @AIRBNB APP: a much cheaper and homier experience than hotels, hotel restaurants.

A reputation based way to make money with your square footage.

As an online guru, you pioneer trying things, to pave the way for others who are unsure or convinced which way the wind is REALLY is blowing…..



… is more painful than plucking nose hairs. It is such dry reading, it could be a tactical ploy to make anyone, even retirees, Millennials, seniors, employees, entrepreneurs, and executives.

What’s up? Your privacy is what.

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