I had a moment today folks. It’s a moment I want for all of you.
I was lying under a palm tree, on Smathers beach in Florida Keys.
The beach was practically empty. It’s a lovely beach and the sun was out, so there’s only one reason why it’s empty in the middle of the day.
I took the pictures because to me they didn’t just represent a lovely view.
They represented carrying on when I felt like quitting my network marketing business; they represented carrying on when I turned up to someone’s house for an appointment and they weren’t in; it represented carrying on when someone said no for some inexplicable reason; it represented carrying on when some know-it-all brought out a spreadsheet and bamboozled me with science over the pricing of my product; it represented carrying on when someone who promised the earth then stopped answering the phone; it represented carrying on when people I knew kept asking me what I was playing at, and ‘when are you gonna get a proper job?’; it represented carrying on when I know the company screwed up and upset one of my friends; it represented carrying on when I got a commission for £100 at a time when I was convinced it would be £1000; it represented missing ‘important’ family dates because it clashed with major company events; it represented carrying on when I go to bed thinking “this just isn’t gonna work for me”; it justified the journey to get to the point where one is unimportant to the creation of your income and have absolutely nobody who can say that you owe them 45 hours for the next 30 years and for a salary that they decide that is enough to survive but not enough to live.
It represented the journey we all go on but have to go through to get the lifestyle that we want. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. And nobody said it would be easy, but believe me, it’s worth it.
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