I’m in and leaving soon… - Posted by TRandle
Posted by TRandle on March 20, 2002 at 08:24:10:
I’d like to participate. I had hoped to have my new totally revised site up and running by the convention, but it keeps getting de-prioritized.
I’m going to was philosophical a bit, so if you’re not interested, please bow out now. My plane leaves in a few hours. Wife and kids headed off to work and school about an hour ago. I’m sitting here jamming to the Arc Angels (Sweet Nadine currently for any fans) and feeling the adrenalin rush begin to surge. The house is vibrating with the volume level and my body’s swaying as I type.
I was in serious need of this recharge. I recently visited the new headquarters of the company I left about a year and half ago. Even folks at the level I was at and a level higher now reside in cubicles. Standing at the end of the convention-sized room staring over the top of the cubes (must be one hundred of them stacked together) for the financial folks provided a well-needed perspective adjustment.
Now, we’re on to “Gonna Have a Good Time” - seems appropriate. For those on the fence as to whether or not this biz is worth it, the answer is a resounding “YES”! How do I put a price on being able to attend soccer games and now T-Ball games that I would never have seen? It’s simple, I can’t.
It ain’t easy, but that makes the triumphs all the more sweet. I was able to stay home with my 4 and 5 year old boys last week during Spring Break. My wife was able to save sick/vacation days for our trip to Virginia Beach this summer. It’s the middle of the week and I’m typing a post for a newsgroup, able to arrive a day early to the convention and leave a day later. No worries.
Plan your work and work your plan. You can get there. For those that don’t know me, I’m nowhere near my definition of financial freedom just in case someone’s misled by my words. However, I did want to share some of the thoughts and benefits you have when you do this biz full-time. There are moments of total clarity and joy when I give pause and consideration to my choices over the last few years. Keep the faith, as I will. See you in Atlanta.