Black Friday is the day in America where the hearts of consumers everywhere turn black.
By black, I mean there is an absence of light, an inability to see straight, to think clearly, and to perceive other people around us.
A sickness overtakes us, an epidemic of price slashing proportions attacks our brains like a highly virile virus, and our hands rapaciously and without thought reach into our wallets and thumb out notes as though there were no consequence.
If only it would stop… and eventually it does… once the money runs outs.
The truth is we need so little BUT on Black Friday we want so much!
Because of greed, because of this insatiably dark desire to have and to have and to have without ceasing.
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It takes a brave person to start anything, it is much easier to follow.
In the last two weeks, I’ve consulted with over twenty brave souls, all of whom have recently started some kind of online business.
What surprised me most was the love and respect that I felt for each person that I talked too. It was as though, in some ways we were part of the same family, connecting for the first time in our adult lives.
The same tribe.
A tribe of people who change things, a tribe of people who can’t simply sit back and tick off the years doing the things they are “supposed” to do, without ever asking “why.”
It is a fearful thing to step out into the unknown, and yet brave soul you do so with a combination of strong hearts and quivering hands… I salute you all.
This year has been a super tough year. We had our first child last December and he decided not to sleep at all for the first nine months.
Oh we love him, we love him very much… BUT…
We literally didn’t sleep for more than two to three hours a night for nine months, it was torture.
Sometimes the secret to success is simply surviving, breathing air and keeping on going.
In the toughest seasons, pursuing your dreams with any sort of vigor is next to impossible.
It’s important that in these seasons we refuse to let go of hope, simply keep putting one foot in front of the other, live from meal to meal, knowing that although famine has come, rain will eventually follows.