Things are now not what we have been sold. We were told to be good boys and girls, to go to school, get good grades and go to college. And if we did those things we would get a good job, have money in our retirement accounts and it would all be okay. You know…
The kind of retirement plan where you work 40 hours a week until you’re 65 and you’ll live “happily” ever after.
But that’s not reality.
According to research. The majority of folks only have three to ten thousand dollars to their name when they retire. Statistics show most people don’t even have a thousand dollars in their bank account. And people who are going to college today are racking up record debt. Sixty, seventy, eighty, a hundred thousand dollars or more in debt. And when they graduate… they get a job that keeps them stuck and can barely pay the interest down on that debt. That’s if they get a job at all!
I was somebody who did okay in high school and I went on to college but never thought it was for me. So I limped through it like most people limp through life. And ever since I got out of college I’ve been self employed.
I’ve never had a 9-5 job and never will. WHY?
Because I understand the value of time more than most My father passed away when I was 3 years old and through most of my young adult life I felt sort of empty and lost. But that also molded me into who I am today. Never having that father figure to help guide me forced me to figure things out on my own. It contributed to me being self sufficient and I know it’s the main reason why I’m an entrepreneur, always have been, and always will be.
Twelve years ago I had my first child; my beautiful daughter and two years later my son. With these life changing blessings that entrepreneurial spirit was cemented into my existence. My new mission in life was to give my children the father I never had. Most importantly, I wanted to give them MY TIME.
This is MY WHY!
It’s about spending as much time as I want with them and whenever I want; when I want, with the people I love and care about the most. I’ll never miss a dance recital, a basketball practice or anything else, ever!
But in order to live that kind of lifestyle I had to own my own time, so I made the decision that I would never trade time for money and I learned how to become an entrepreneur.