Twenty-two years ago my wife and I lived in a studio apartment and I was struggling to pay for rent, our car, insurance and even food!
Our tiny Southern California studio apartment was just big enough for a queen-size bed and our stereo equipment. (Just “bare-bones” living!)
Believe me, this was not the kind of life I wanted for the incredible woman who loved me with pure devotion and married me!
Even now, I'm SO grateful she stuck by me through those difficult and painful times! Because quite honestly, I wouldn't have blamed her if she felt her promise to be with me "for richer or for poorer" was a ticket to misery and failure!
In those days, it was definitely the latter.
There was a huge “fault-line” of lack and poverty in our lives, and I was driven to find the source… and fix it for “the good” of myself AND my loving wife.
In a “white light” moment of clarity, I realized the brutal truth…
I was hopelessly ignorant about wealth creation and didn’t understand anything about finances…from HOW to make more money, to smart management. And I hate to admit it, but I was totally CLUELESS about growing it with conscious focus!
In those days, I was just trying to become a professional actor or model, and this was the ONLY way I’d leave my mark on the world. I was facing soul-withering set-backs at every turn… and I'll never forget those grim, humiliating experiences. Life was turning into a “hurt locker” and it was ALMOST breaking my heart and spirit!
One year later, my wife and I decided “enough was enough” and we were going to stop being “OK” with barely making it and, create a MASSIVE SHIFT in our mindsets…where our lives were filled abundance, prosperity, miracles and happiness…every day for the rest of our lives together!
As a new beginning, we started by getting rid of our frustrating money problems once and for all. I'm not sure what compelled you to start your own home-based business but, for many entrepreneurs, the reasons have a striking similarity!
Here are “the motivators” as we began to understand them…
We sincerely want to live lives of financial freedom, opportunity, and stability.
We demand control of our own destiny…and the most important choices in our lives!
My wife and I really got serious about that! It was not just wishful thinking or daydreaming. (‘Magical thinking” will get “no where” fast!)
We developed a whole new “design for living”!
We traded our television time (where we were watching other people living their dreams) in for reading books about how to make our dreams a reality.
Instead of eating out, we made delicious dinners for one another.
Instead of being dominated by fear, we encouraged each other to take courageous “leaps of faith.”
We pushed each other out of our comfort zones and into a reality of growth, change, enlightenment, passion and, best of all, abundance!