It has become apparent to my wife and I that one of the harder moments in life is surviving success. That’s not to say that in our lives we have reached total success, but our situation is improving and has improved over the last couple years.

We had a family party over the weekend, and hosting a family party is great, especially when you have kids and would rather stay home and let people come to you as opposed to having to get ready, travel, deal with kids and get home exhausted.

That being said, we noticed a couple things after this party weekend. On the good side, we are proud of what we have, proud of what we accomplished and excited to grow our lives financially and as a family, because it has not been easy.

The flip side is unfortunately every family has those members that are selfish and feel entitled (if you can’t think of any, your either blinded by it or it’s you). They feel like if you are having success, then you are going to share it or they will do everything in their power to mooch it, belittle it or bring you down.

We are very giving people and we do not gloat. If someone is in need AND we can see that they are genuinely trying to improve their situation AND genuinely need help, we will do everything we can to be by their side and help them out.

The people though who just want to either step on your success, or bring you down to their level are disgusting to my wife and I, and although we love our family, we have to make decisions that will first and foremost benefit us and not allow the bloodsuckers of this world rain on our parade.

To SURVIVE this, you have to maintain your morals while at the same time remove these negative energies from your immediate situation. That’s not to say that we will never see these people again, it’s just that we will do everything in our power to see them on our terms (meaning at our house), so that if it comes down to it, we can remove them from the situation.

This past weekend really opened my eyes to this and it may sound bad, but when I sat back and thought about it, it made me want to try that much harder, because I realized we are on the path to achieving our dreams as a family. It also opened my eyes to what we will inevitably have to overcome. We will have to make decisions and come to terms that we can either deal with it (like most people will), or decide that the people in our lives have two options, be good, true people or be distanced from us.

This is just the beginning of surviving success, but as our success grows, these are things and situations that my wife and I realized we will have to stay strong and overcome.



Don’t FEAR a let-go-from-your-job, PREPARE for one!

I work for a company that, don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy, however, job security is literally a game of chance. I have seen good employees come to work one day and, all of the sudden, over the loud speaker, they are called to the front office. For my workplace, that is never good and sure enough, they were blind-sided, let go.

Although, I’m certain there was a plan behind letting them go, It is not at all obvious and to everyone still employed after this, it is to say the least, bullshit.

I have always been an entrepreneur at heart and although I still have to have a 9-to-5 to support my family, a let-go or lay-off wouldn’t upset me one bit. I wouldn’t say I hope for one, although, I would be walking out of their smiling and would, for sure, thank and shake the hand of whoever was delivering the news to me.

The first thing that I would be thinking of would be, it’s go time.

My family and I don’t live outside of our means financially and that would mean that now I have a 6 month runway, at least, to be able to start my entrepreneurial journey and now I would literally be getting paid to do it (through unemployment).

Yes, it would definitely be go time, however, I have been and continue to prepare for this, because I have seen this scenario so many times.

What would look like a tragedy to most, would give me the push and means to create something better for my family and provide me with an opportunity to have a dream life, being location independent, financially independent, and be able to show my family how relying on yourself and not having to slave to accomplish the dreams of someone else.

That, to me, would truly test my ability to survive what most consider, a true nightmare.

Think about this, prepare for this, and what you might think right now would be an absolute disaster, could and should be the start of a dream.

Are you prepared to SURVIVE?

When it comes to survival, preparedness is first and foremost. This is one of those weird scenarios in life. What I mean by that is, If you prepare a survival kit, you are going to be spending money (and going cheap on this is risking not only your life, but the lives of your family). This is one of those investments that you will purchase kind of like insurance. You really hope to never have to use it, but when you need it, you get what you pay for, and in a scenario where it’s needed, you will regret not investing.

I will be putting out future posts on this topic for sure, but I wanted to go in to detail how to prepare a survival kit and what you should consider when building and preparing this kit.

I call mine my GTFO bag (Get the F*ck out)(pronounced “Git Fo”) or my WTF bag (you know what this stands for). Either way, having this bag prepared and in a location that everyone in your household is aware of is a must, especially in these uncertain times. Not only is it important to have your GTFO bag ready at your house, but it’s also important have additional GTFO bags in your vehicle and one prepared for vacations, because these scenarios happen when you least expect it and when it happens, it’s too late and not having these supplies will make survival alot harder and possibly, nearly impossible.

I will have updates for this post in future posts, but for now check back and get prepared!