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Your Day of Decision

It was the middle of the day when I walked through the door.

Heidi took one look at the box of desk stuff in my hands, looked at the time, and knew instantly what happened.

“I was let go”, I said.

A look of fear mixed with sadness flashed across her face.

I simply stood there in the middle of our living room looking at her. Then something changed.

I watched as fear left her face and faith replaced it. Then resolution.

She started nodding her head as the words formed. Then she said, “You’re not getting another job. Jobs aren’t helping us get any closer to our dreams. This is it. It’s go time.”

Her words inspired me. Deep down I knew she was right. It was time to do it. To live the life we’ve always wanted to.

We had no idea how. That didn’t matter.

We just held on to that tiny flicker of faith.

Who knew that just a few years later we would own our own company and live happily on the island of Cozumel, Mexico? Read more

Why a Job

What Could You Possibly Want with a Job?

“Oh, H.I., you’re young and you got your health. What you want with a job?

Warning: If you love your job, this message isn’t for you.

BUT, if you’ve ever looked out your office window longing to be playing outside, this message is for you.

If you’ve ever imagined yourself at the tropical location of your computer screensaver, this message is for you.

If you’ve ever sat in traffic wishing you were home already, this message is for you.

If you’ve ever realized that you spend your best waking hours (and a lot of them) away from the people you care about the most, this message is most definitely for you!

We All Need Money

No doubt about that. Money buys freedom. But how we obtain that money is totally different for everyone.

The default way for most people is to get a job. It’s almost a knee-jerk reaction in fact. People think, “I need money, guess I better get a job”.

Yeah, sure. This is the easy way. But an easy path almost always leads downhill.

When you get a job, you’re guaranteed a paycheck (if you show up and kind of work). So that’s great.

But what’s the cost? Read more