I’m a Christian and I have accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and that he gave his life on the cross so that I could be forgiven of my sins.
Why is this important for me to tell you? Because I am flawed, just like most of you. I am also a sinner and I’ve done some things in my life that I am not proud of and I was wrong to do them. The good thing is that I am forgiven and I can move forward with my life knowing that I am alright with God.
Some of us aren’t able to look at things that way. Some of us hang on to things and allow those things to get in our way, sometimes…for the rest of our lives. I used to be like that. I used to dwell on my mistakes and allow those things to haunt my thoughts and cause me to continue to fail. It wasn’t until I gave my life to the Lord, that things changed.
Amway Taught Me Something…
I remember many years ago at an Amway convention (no I’m not in Amway anymore), hearing the story of an older lady who had been happily driving up the road going quite a bit over the speed limit when she passed through a speed trap. Completely unaware, she continued driving at the same speed while a police officer with lights flashing followed her attempting to get her to pull over. Finally, after following this woman for over 4 miles, she finally noticed the flashing lights and was shocked that he wanted her to pull over.
The woman pulled her car to the side of the road and a very irritated police officer approached the car. He tapped on the glass and the woman rolled down her window, “Do you have any idea how many miles I have been following you…Didn’t you see me?”, the officer said. The woman replied, “Excuse me officer, but I only pay attention to where I’m going and not where I’ve been.” Isn’t this how you should travel through life? Do your best to live a life well lived. For me, that means following the Lord and doing what he would do. The past is the past, it happened but it can only affect you if you allow it to.
Would Money Solve All Your Problems?
Let’s talk about money. Most of us wish that we had more of it, right? Most of us think that money will make our problems go away, life would be easy and we could just relax. Not true. It doesn’t matter how much money you make, you’ll still have problems. Personally, I don’t give a rip about money. Not because I have a boat load of it, because I don’t. I don’t care about it because I have become grateful for what I have, no matter how much or how little that is. The bible says that contentment is great gain.
Years ago all I could think about was what I would buy if I had a bunch of cash. I wanted a Rolex Presidential, a Harley-Davidson motorcyle, a German luxury sedan and a big house. Today, I don’t want any of that stuff, I just don’t care and I certainly don’t need it. I’d rather use that money to take care of the homeless with food, clothing and shelter, drill wells in Africa to save lives, feed some starving kids and make a small difference in this world. I’m not saying that wanting all of the stuff that I used to want is bad. I’m just saying that I don’t want any of that, anymore. If it’s your dream, that’s fantastic and I want you to get it and I’ll do everything that I can to help you to achieve your goals.
Some people might think that I’ve lost my dream, but that is absolutely incorrect. My dream and my priorities have changed and yours probably will too as time passes, it just might not be the same as mine and that’s OK. I have big dreams…HUGE dreams! I want to affect people in a positive way and change lives. I’m fortunate that I have a business that is positioned perfectly to do just that. I have the luxury of time leverage and the feast of the harvest in residual income. What does that mean? Well, in my humble opinion, jobs area a dead end. I’ve had 2 of them over the last 10 years, they both reached an end in the road and frankly, I don’t relish the idea of ever having another one.
Is A Better Job The Answer To Your Money Woes?
When I was let go from my job, some people started suggesting ideas for where I could go find another one. Thoughtful of them, but I am not looking that direction. What is the definition of insanity? Well according to one of the smartest men ever to live, Mr. Albert Einstein says that it’s doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. So why is it that so many people who can’t make it on a job income, react to losing their job by immediately searching for another job? Both of my jobs paid me less than I was worth, worked me more than I was paid for and demanded more than I was hired to do. I hear that this is fairly standard in the job field today so I have to wonder…why on earth would anyone want a job?
Wouldn’t it make more sense to have a business that you controlled, earned you more money and allowed you tax deductions that you aren’t eligible for as an employee? Did you know that ever day that you are an employee, you literally burn a $20 bill? I mean that you are paying an extra $20 per day in taxes as a full time employee as opposed to running a business from home. That’s $400 a month or $4800 a year, lost money, handed over to the government in the form of income taxes.
Take Control Of Your Life And Start A Home Based Business
Today, I’m far more excited about my self employed future. I have multiple businesses to grow and I now have the most incredible viral blogging system to market as an affiliate and founding member of the Empower Network. My good buddy David Wood and his partner David Sharpe have created something phenomenal and in less than a month, at least a dozen people have created full time residual incomes and have no need for a job. One of my other friends, Kris Darty, had $10,000 in sales volume in his first week, oh and did I mention that you get to keep all of the money?
When I had a job, I was away from home a lot, my wife of only 5 years was alone with our dog. I didn’t marry her to be away from her. I enjoy being with my wife, we are a team. Each of us one half of the whole. Where I have weaknesses, she has strengths and vice-verse. Together we are unstoppable because we are working toward the same goal and working as if we are working for God.
I hope that you can step out of your comfort zone and get a little uncomfortable to build a better life. Rewards come with risk, but it all starts with one little step forward, that first step is when you enroll in a good MLM company or affiliate program. CLICK HERE to take a step toward a better life, there is plenty of room at the top.