This time of year, boy!
Cracks me up. I assume your inbox was pounded with about 1000 Black Friday emails like mine was. CTRL+A. Delete. 😀
I used to HATE this time of year.
In fact, it was right about this time, several years, ago I hit rock bottom. I remember, I was going into town to get the kids some gifts. And, I already felt awful because they weren’t really getting much.
Because we were basically broke.
And, I also had this thing I really wanted.
And, I was driving, trying to figure out how I could do both.
And, for a brief moment, the thought of just getting what I wanted and saying “Ah, the kids have enough” flashed in my mind. And, it was like instant shame. I couldn’t help but think of my dad.
He used to do that s!@# to us all the time.
He’d go “shopping” for us and come back with all this stuff for him…
And, little to nothing for us.
So, I felt like a complete dirt bag when that thought even crossed my mind.
And, that was the moment I said “NEVER AGAIN!”
Never again would I feel this way.
I will NOT become my dad.
And, I made a bunch of changes in my life.
And, I fortunately HAVEN’T been in that position since.
But, the biggest lesson I’ve learned along the way is persistence. Which is why I harp on it so much. It’s not effort or hard work or intelligence. It’s simply the ability to keep moving forward.
No matter what comes your way.
Stay focused on what you want.
And, continue to pursue it.
In the face of anything and everything.
It’s hard as hell, sometimes.
But, it ALWAYS pays off.
So, if you’re feeling it this time of year. And, things aren’t exactly how you might wish them to be. Remember…
Steel your mind and get after it.
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Becoming a freelancer was one of the things I changed when I hit rock bottom.
And, it’s been a god-send.
Completely changed my life.
Once I learned how to do it right.
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