The 5 most important dates of my life

Today my wife and I celebrate not only our wedding anniversary, but 22 years of history.

March 22, 1992 – My wife and I hooked up.
December 16, 1994 – Our first child was born.
February 08, 2000 – We had our second child.
June 04, 2004 – We finally got married ;-)
February 09, 2010 – Our third child and first son was born.

My wife and I have been together for 22 beautiful years. There’s some ups, there’s some downs, and some great times in those years.

I’m having the time of my life with my family now and I can’t wait to see what the next 20 some odd years will bring!

Happy anniversary baby. I love you!

A Quick Conversation …

A quick conversation between my son Max and I …

Max: papi what you doing?

Me: working on the computer.

Max: papi please don’t work no more

Me: ok son, just let me do one more thing.

Max: can I turn off the puter so you can be with me?

Me: go ahead Max, shut it off.

And just to think that if I was still working at Wal-Mart, I wouldn’t be able to just stop working any time I wanted to, or in this case any time my son wants ;-)

Something Sparked!

For the last 2 months I’ve been reading, watching, and listening to anything and everything about Steve Jobs.

I’ve been so motivated and inspired by what he’s done and how he’s done it that it just sparked some kind of thing inside of me.

I don’t know what it is. It’s like this burning sensation right in the middle of my chest. It’s a constant burn. All day everyday. I go to sleep with it. Wake up in the middle of the night with it…

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Walmart Wasn’t The Reason I Dreaded Thanksgiving

I work for Wal-Mart nearly ten years. The first year and a half I worked as a tech in automotive changing oil and tires. The rest as a  Direct Store Delivery manager. Basically a grocery vendor receiver.

I retired just a few months shy of my tenth year anniversary. One of the few things I wished I had finished or at least accomplished. But then again, one small regret I can live with.

Wal-Mart’s a pretty crazy place to work at, especially during the holidays. There’s no taking off for vacation or going home early. You have to be there. No if, ands, or buts about it.

For nearly ten years I had to work every single holiday. Except Chrismas day which is the only day Wal-Mart is closed.

There was one holiday though that I dreaded the most of any other holiday. And that was Thanksgiving. Not because I hated thanksgiving, but because I had to work.

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Implementation Is Everything …Money Follows Action!

If you would just literally take action, implement some of those things we teach you, then and only then, you might just see some kind of results. Good or bad, it doesn’t matter as long as it’s some kind of results.

Whether it be traffic, leads, income, whatever kind of results, you’ll see them.

You can ask any of the top guys out there, the most successful guys, and they would all say the same thing.

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The Truth About Shortcuts To Making Loads Of Money Online

This post today is sort of a weird one for me. It’s about YOU trying to make money online. It’s important that you read this all the way through and take it to heart. Especially for those who are working so damn hard in finding a short cut to making loads of money online.

Ok so let me clear up one of the biggest myth and the most asked question EVER to making money online, loads of it! Can you make loads of easy cash, fast? And when I mean fast, I mean like $20,000 – $100,000 in one week or less…

The Answer Is …YES!

You can do this. You can make this happen. Anyone can. You can easily make a lot of money in a very short period of time. But, and it’s a BIG BUT, it is not easy to make that happen.

Did I loose you? Let me re-phrase that. Do you have any idea what it takes to make that happen? Do you know the work you have to put in to be able to bring in $20k, $50k, or even $100k in a single week, let alone a day?

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I’m Signing On

It’s been over a month since I’ve signed off. It was a good break well needed and deserved.

Spent some really great quality time with my family, and had a lot of time to think. To think about what’s really important …to me.

You see, it’s been three weeks since my daughter left to college. I’m still not use to it. I still wait for my girl to come home from work at night. She usually got off around 11pm and got home about ten till midnight.

At mid day I still feel like she’s coming home from school. Her last year of high school she was on half days so she’d be home by noon.

And my son still goes into her room looking to play with her and when he can’t find her, he asks when is she coming home from work. Damn that’s fucking hard.

It’s only been 3 weeks so I understand why I still feel like this. But the truth is, I’m not sure this feeling will go away for a long time, especially now with the holidays so close. Shit, we got Halloween next month. That’s our favorite holiday.

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I’m Signing Off

I’m going offline to spend time with my family.

If you’ve been reading my blog at Income Press or listening to my Podcast Show for the past year and a half, you know that I’m a big family man. Family is important to me.

You’ll also know that we have an 18 year old daughter who just graduated and on her way to college in about 2 weeks.

My wife and I have been struggling with this the entire year. It’s been an emotional roller coaster for us. We’re just 36 years old with an 18 year old. We’re not use to kids leaving us. We’re not use to having kids as grownups.

I know I’m making this seem a bit to much and we’re probably blowing this way out of proportion. It may even sound like we’re hating the fact that she’s leaving, but no, that’s not the case.

We’re so proud of her. What she’s done, what’s she’s accomplished, and what she’s yet to achieve. She’s going to lead a great, wonderful, and happy life.

The thing is that she’s our first everything.

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A Minimalist Life I Didn’t Know I Was Leading

This whole minimalist thing is all new to me. I mean I really didn’t know what it meant or what it actually takes to be a minimalist.

I started researching to see what the hell this thing was about and the more I learned about minimalism, the more I realized I was moving towards a minimalist lifestyle.

For example, I found a post Leo Babauta published on minimalism. It’s actually a minimalist faq.

He talks about having too many unnecessary possessions. Loads of clothes your really don’t need, cars that you never drive, all kinds of material bullshit that we CAN live without. I’m guilty of all those things.

According to him, minimalist is all about living without clutter, excesses, things you really don’t need, and most importantly, being happy. Truly happy.

Well over the past year or so, I’ve gotten rid of my car and my truck. We only have one SUV and that’s for my wife. I also got rid of my cell phone. I cut down on the amount of work I do online. And other little minor things that I just got tired of or felt I didn’t need anymore.

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