If that describes you, then you will be interested in
what I have decided to do just in the past few months.
I seem to be one of those people who is always looking
for something exciting or fun to do.
My parents were sort of like that.
Mom and Dad decided to go to Africa as missionaries
soon after they graduated from college in the mid 1920s.
(That was at the beginning of the Model-T Ford car era.)
The Central Congo was pretty primitive back then and they
had a lot to learn. But they did it.
I spent 5 years (1945-1950) with them in the Congo and
went to school at a protestant boarding school which was
located two days and two nights (on the train) away from
where my parents
I had started with one year of correspondence school and
with 4 years of high school at the boarding school which
only one year of a lecture class in general science topics.
there were the usual subjects in addition to the Science
We had plenty of classes in the usual stuff. And Bible Study
mandatory each year.
We would occasionally talk with each other about what we would
do with our lives and some of the guys said they wanted to be
doctors. But not me. I didn't want anything to do with all that
"blood and guts stuff".
On the way back to the United States I had plenty of time to think
and wonder what it would be like in college in the States
while my parents would be going back to the Congo.
I had applied to study Pre-Engineering.
I thought about that and decided it would be too boring!
Then I asked myself:"What would NOT be boring?" Strangely
of Doctoring, medical doctoring, popped into my head!
I had never thought of THAT before!!
So I started Pre-Med after my parents dropped me off at the
college dorm and waved good-bye saying: "We'll see you in 5 years.
Good luck and God bless!"
I saw Mom and Dad next when they returned to the States 5 years
later and they decided it made sense to live with me in off campus
housing in Ann Arbor where I would be starting my second year of
at the University of Michigan. That was 1955.
Fast forward to 1957 when, after flunking out of medical school and
being automatically drafted into the US Army, I left my school teacher
wife in Ann Arbor and entered Basic Training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.
When the Army learned I had completed 3 years of medical school they decided I should be a medical lab technician. I was assigned to a Field Army Hospital stationed at Ft. Sam Houston, TX. Part of a Strategic Army
Corps mobile field hospital ready to
be deployed to any place in the world.
We had one "Alert" to be sent to Chile after a devastating earthquake (9.5 on the Richter in May 1960) struck in that country. But we never went.
During my time in the Army I served under some doctors and I would
ask each one to send a letter of recommendation back to the U of M Medical
School, which they did, and that helped get me back in
to repeat the third
year and finally
graduate in 1962 with my MD.
After 30 years in the practice of family medicine we decided to move to
Colorado to spend the "golden years".
(The "Golden Years" are when you have more time than gold. Your hair
loses gold and gains silver and you get the "Furniture Disease" - that's
when your chest seems to want to fall into your drawers).
With retirement rapidly approaching I decided to search for online marketing
assomething fun, interesting and potentially helpful in building up my financial
Like many of you reading this, I bought my first computer when there was
no such thing as online marketing. And like most of you, I had a long learning
curve after the
started showing up and spent
more $$$ than I should have. And I learned a few things like:
* People do business with people they know, like and trust.
* Training is extremely important.
* Video recordings are the best way to train thousands of people.
* Cash flow always starts at zero.
* Mindset is the most important factor when starting out.
* You will give up if you do not take your training seriously.
* When you give up you lose w-a-a-y over 99% of the time.
* The only chance of winning is to be persistent and patient.
* I am much happier winning than I am when losing.
* I would rather learn from people who have done what I want to do.
* At least 90% of what shows up in your email in-box is trash.