Another thing this site represents is a tribute to my friends who have passed and my grandfather who passed away as well. You see my grandparents are the only people who have ALWAYS been there for me.
One of the reasons I started online marketing is so that I could give them the life they deserve. They are such kind hearted people, and go out of their way for others but never truly good money, a house they own, nothing. I was still working when my grandpa passed away.
I was working overtime a lot and I would come home from long days, to grind my businesses. At this time we knew he had maybe 6 months left, and he had always wanted to go to Hawaii. The only time my grandpa ever was on a plane, is when I took him flying during my flight school training for a pilots license. He had always dreamed of seeing this place, so with him being diagnosed with cancer, I wanted to give him this gift before he left us. I barely saw him during this time so I could afford to take all of us. During this I lost my best friend, Zach Brabbins. It put me in shock. I just kept my head down and kept grinding.
Just 3 weeks later, I lost my grandpa... and it was just a couple of weeks before I could take him. I spent all the time trying to get him to Hawaii I missed all the last moments with him. He went from at home walking and fine to hospital and gone in under 5 days... No one saw it coming that fast. I thought I had time. It is my biggest regret to this day, but in a way it was a blessing, because it made me go even harder.
I promised myself " I WILL NOT LET WORK OR NEEDING MONEY PREVENT ME FROM SPENDING TIME WITH MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY!!" Within 2 months of them both passing, I was fully retired. Then I plateaued. After I got free, I didn't have any more drive. I had grandma covered, as grandpa's pension and WCB was their only income. I had no more reason to grow. I did a couple trips, but there was something missing.
Then I got my fire back, and some special people that I will always hold dear in my heart. Together we had some intense spiritual experiences that put a lot of stuff back in perspective for me, and got me going again. I thank you for this, we barely talk now which is a shame, but I will always hold a spot in my heart for you. If I hadn't met you, this site wouldn't exist, I wouldn't be traveling freely and I wouldn't be helping as many people as I am.
You were my motivation for a long time, a lot longer than you realize and I thank you. I hope one day you find your bliss, and it means as much to you as this meant for me. This part of my site is dedicated to you. I hope you get what you desire, what ever you figure it out to be. You will always be in my heart, and for that I love you and thank you.
I found out what was missing because of you, it was me. When my friend and my grandpa died back to back, I lost me..... I had no drive because I didn't have myself anymore. Being free is nothing if you don't have yourself. I think a lot of people don't have themselves still, and it is a shame.
A lot of relationships don't work out because people don't have themselves and try to find the happiness in someone else, I think a lot of businesses fail because the owners don't have themselves and take their aggression out on their employees which in turn fail the business. I have never met a good owner with a bad business. I have also never met a truly happy person and I mean not pretending to be happy or just content with life, which is what societies new definition of happy seems to be, content. We seem to have forgot what true happiness feels like.
If you can't be happy with you, you won't find happiness in anything else, and if you do, it will be temporary. Your outer world will always reflect your inner world. The more I go on my journey and the more people I help, the more I realize the significance of this. So fulfill yourself if you want to prosper.
So now after the craziest roller coaster of a year, I am here, traveling the world and seeing what there is to see. This year I will get to go to Hawaii with grandma, in memory of grandpa. So this site is to keep records of my travels for those interested in watching and seeing them. To help show you guys what is possible with the right mind set, and to hopefully inspire you to follow what ever your dream is, wither it be traveling like me or something else, JUST TAKE THE LEAP AND GO FOR IT!!
Most peoples biggest regrets when they are on their deathbeds is; I worked to much, saw friends and family to little, never got to experience much with them (or what I like to call peak life experiences), or that they chased money and not happiness, they chased security and not passion, they chased someone elses dreams, not their own.
So I beg of you to not be one of those people, live life to the fullest, cherish your friendships, be grateful for what you have, no matter what it is, because some where in the world, your "shitty" life you might want to call it, or "boring" life, is a dream to someone else. You have more then you realize, and when people really realize this, they seem to get more things to be greatful for.
So live your life! Chase your dreams and I will see you on the beaches of the world :)