posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 09:31 PM
I've started over three times in my life. Right now, you have a warm bed and a family that loves you. At 25, you may feel that everything is
lost...but it is not...it's just a new beginning.
First time started over...lost my first wife and my daughter, got divorced and ugly custody battle.
Second time...remarried a beautiful and , I thought at the time, sweet woman....3 years later...ended in divorce and I moved onto a piece of property
I had...and literally lived in a barn...no heat, two horse stall lights, no running water, no bath room... no furniture..just a surplus army cot, my
stereo, and some books...and my wind up radio.
Third time, remarried a Yankee girl from NJ... life is good..now have a 50acre farm, livestock, a good job, and a happy home. Oh, and my daughter from
my first marriage...I finally got custody of her about 10 years ago. She is in college and doing great...dean's list, scholarships... life is
Point is...life is a journey.Everyone..and I mean everyone has good times and bad. One of the best things I did was go to the library and get books on
famous people...successful people.
Eisenhower thought his carreer was washed up and doomed to be an aide/adjutant to Gen Patton in 1938. By 1945 was Supreme commander and eventually
Willie nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, George Jones all lost everything they had several times over...lost loves, lost homes, slept in cars,
dead broke...only to make come backs.
YOU...my suggestion to you...
Write down where you want to be 5 years from now...what do you want to do?
Write down where you need to be 3 years from now to get to the 5 year goal.
Write down what you need to do this year to get to the 3 year goal..to get to the 5 year goal.
Make a list of things you need to do Jan 1, 2011...and start putting these things in place.
Read...read anything and everything, especially the things that apply to you and the lifestyle you want.
Meet people and ask questions....successful people love to talk about theirselves and their success. Ask them to lunch...and ask them to tell you
their story. Listen...ask them their advice. it may be a local realtor, a local lawyer, or business person. Plus you get to network.
Get involved in the community...make contacts with successful people...civic groups, volunteer groups. You meet people, make contacts, actually help
folks, and build a sennse of self esteem and satisfaction.
WORK HARD...get a job..any job, then get a part-time job, then another part time job. At several points in 1998-99-2000 I worked full time, had a job
as a bread vendor weekend pull up man, did weekend pull ups for a snack company, worked at a garden center..and also picked up landscape jobs
there..and cut grass. Somedays I literally worked from 3am until 6pm.
One of my friends passed me in the supermarket while I was filling loaf bread...he laughed and asked, "What are ya gonna do with all that money?" I
now own a little retreat down on the coast of NC...paid for.
Learn about real estate...made good money there...buy low, sell high...take no risks that you can't afford to lose...and count on time..be
patient...avoid the get rich quick schemes..thats what messed evryone up now. Take a real estate course for the info alone...
Go to a local community college...and take the free courses..yes... free... in NC, there are free courses on real estate..offered with the hopes that
you will enter the field and paid for by one of the local realtor companies and work for them... Also free business courses and how to start a
business/ manage a business/ free computer labs...all kinds of free stuff...USE IT.
Employ yourself...I like farming, so I moved to the country and started a farm Although I work a full time job, I sold a load of firewood today,
selling 2 goats tommorow, selling a pig for Xmas this weekend, and another load of wood goes out either Thurs or Fri... What do you like to do that
you can sell or make money off of?
I hope this isn't too long winded, but i know life can be a downer...especially these days. Keep looking ahead and realize that things could be far
worse...you are a smart person that is down on life right now...things will get better, but only you can do it.
I have faith in you... Good Luck.