I remember the day when the doctor told me that,even though she didn'twant to diagnose him yet since he was so young.
My 1 year old son could potentially have asthma.
I was in shock because no one in my immediate family had asthma.
My daughter who is 10 years older than my son was fine and didn't have any health issues. So I figured he would be fine too.
Needless to say I snapped out of that shock pretty quickly and went about getting him the proper treatment.
This diagnosis had me running to the Dr often to get medication and he was also susceptible to every illness that any other kid at the daycare had.
Sometimes I wish he would not accept the stomach virus with such open arms
Or the impetigo (an itchy rash that could spread if not treated) that came back every few months.
I had a job at this time and every time the daycare called I had to ask to leave to go pick him up.
Every time he was wheezing or coughed all night, I had to stay up administering his medicine through a pump until his breathing went back to normal, which wasn't all the time and sometimes required another Dr visit.
Which meant another request for time off from my job.
My employer seemed OK with it in the beginning and was very understanding when I had to go in late or leave early.
But that understanding did not last long at all!
I remember one day I had to take him to the Dr in the morning and I told her I wasn't sure when I would be in because I had not seen the Dr after an hour.
She wrote back "let me know what time you'll be in because I have a lot of work here for you"..
My resolve to work harder in my home business grew stronger because I knew that I was not meant to work a job where I am treated that way,
telling me how much time I could take to take care of my sick child.
I also knew that the 21 years I had already done in my 40 year job plan was enough time spent in corporate America and I really could not see myself working for another 19 years at a job, whether or not my employer treated me well.
So, how many more years of the 40 year plan do you have left?
Are you worth a fixed income and an unsure retirement?
I know you are here because you know my story of quitting a job I wasn't passionate about so I could focus on my business.
A business that provided the financial and time freedom that a job couldn't.
So, what will your story be?
What will your legacy be?
Talk soon my friend.
Here's to Your Prosperity,
"Cultivating a Prosperous Mind"