Today we freed Lindsay from her J.O.B where she no longer has to go back to work for another man. She now has the freedom of choice to do what she wants. Since we made the decision 6 weeks ago it’s been a long 6 weeks but a great 6 weeks of excitement.
While some people may not understand how a person at the age of 24 could retire, it really doesn’t matter. We’ve made it happen. Its making smart choices, getting out of debt, and creating an ongoing residual income on the side. Yes we’ve done all of those things and because of it we’ve been able to free my wife so that she can live a life of choice instead of a life of being told what to do during those 8-9-10 hours a day.
It’s been a pretty amazing day today. We freed Lindsay at 2pm, showed up at her work and took her out of there. Pretty much took maybe less than 5 minutes, didn’t want to spend anymore time in there then we had to. We then headed for lunch with our coaches and mentors and a team member that wasn’t working today. I don’t think it’s really set in for Lindsay right now because it just feels like a Friday where the weekend is here. Even come Monday it will sink in only a little bit. It will be a month before she really realizes what is going on and that she is free!
I’m really excited to start this new chapter in our life. It’s going to be a great year coming up and we are speaking my freedom late Fall 2011 when we hit Double Eagle Ruby. That’s the next goal and that’s when the big retirement party will happen. When I retire is when it will really sink in for some people because there will be no more J.O.B. income, the income will be 100% Amway Global and that will be the largest impact. This really does work and we’ve done it with integrity and without compromising our values or being “those Amway people”. I’m pretty proud of the accomplishments we’ve made so far despite me being so negative at the start to the point we almost never did this. I’m glad I could take my head out of my arse and actually make a educated decision.
To the next chapter…
I’ve had some time this weekend while packing to think about where we are going in life and some of the goals we have set out for us and how hard we are working to obtain them. Currently we are gunning for a parameter in our business called Double Eagle. Basically it’s doubling our business and having that right parameter of proper width in our business instead of focusing on depth. Having proper width in this business helps build a solid foundation. We’ve seen the great examples in our coaches, our coaches coaches and so on and so forth. This is why the Alberta market is the fastest and most solid business in World Wide Dreambuilders.
Now I’ll tell you we are busy. However it’s a good busy because we are doing some short term pain for the long term gain we will receive in the end. We are investing time up front so that we can gain time in the end. It’s called reaping what you sow and I’ve talked about it before here. This business is the hardest thing I’ve ever done but when I look at what we will achieve, it doesn’t matter. We have the do whatever it takes mentality and it’s this mentality that will help us become successful and in turn help our team become successful.
I said we are gunning for “Double Eagle” and while we are gunning for it we are doing it with integrity. Which means we are not running around asking everyone we see to get involved or we are going to misguide people into saying this is easy and a quick buck, BECAUSE IT’S NOT. We are looking for dreamers, people with a good work ethic, people who want more out of life then the 9-5, people who are looking for mentorship in life and people who are coachable. Once we find these people (which are the 2%), we take them through a qualification process and give them all the information they will ever need to make a qualified decision about what we do. If they are someone we want to invest time into then we will extend that offer to go into business and then help coach them through this amazing opportunity.
What’s really awesome is that while we are going Double Eagle, my wife will now have the choice of going to work or not. That’s is the huge motivational factor of us gunning for this mile stone in our business. How awesome is it that she will have a CHOICE? I am looking forward to having a wife that has choice because with that choice comes a reduction in stress. I cannot even begin to write how this is going to feel and how this is going to change our relationship.
So yes we are busy and may not be calling some of our friends to hang out as much as we did before (they are not calling either), however the most important thing in our lives right now is our future and our family. We are building this for them and that’s more important than anything right now. We have given up our short term thinking mentality and that selfish “NOW” attitude and are ahead long term to make sure we are setup for success. That is why we are busy now and why we are moving ahead.