Precious Father Son Moments
My wife may roll her eyes when she reads this post, and you’ll soon know why.
I’m ten years old and having a blast being a kid again. 🙂
Being a father has not been easy, but I also never expected that fatherhood would create, and enable me to recall, so many happy memories.
This is one of the reasons why I’ve dramatically cut down on my traveling. My upcoming 2nd Annual Australian NO BS NO HYPE MLM Training Tour is one of just a few trips I will be taking this year.
It takes a lot to get me to leave home because I’m not as excited about the amount of money I make as I used to be.
If you happen to be one of the lucky ones that live in Australia, make sure you take advantage of my upcoming trip.
Never Forget the Reason Why You Chose to Be an Entrepreneur
Recently someone from my MLM company asked me why I’m not as active as before.
The simple answer is, “I’m lazy, and want to spend time with my kids!”
There was a time when I used to do 5 – 7 meetings per day, but one of the most important lessons I learned early on was to never forget the reason why you joined an MLM business.
The reason I became an entrepreneur and started an MLM business is because the passive income would allow me to spend time with my kids. A standard job would never allow that.
Now that I’ve reached the level I’ve attained, I prefer to spend my time as a father and be “lazier” in my MLM business.
You can’t fall into the trap of going for more income and more titles because those pursuits never end.
To be truly happy, you have to decide your end game, and then once you achieve your goal in your business, you need to spend your time doing the thing you said you were going to do when you started your business.
Trains, Trains and Trains!
Anyway, back to being a kid again.
Life has totally changed with two kids. My wife spends most of the time with my younger son, (She needs to feed him.) and I take care of Ethan and Obi.
I’ve definitely taken advantage of the benefits of having my own business, enjoying being able to work when I want to work.
Each day I’m super excited to spend every precious moment with Ethan. From waking him up in the morning, to making breakfast and eating together, to getting him ready for school, and seeing his happy face when I pick him up from school, it’s all joyful.
Of course, being able to play trains together is wonderful, too!
He reminds me so much of myself. He’s definitely a “boy,” and he goes crazy over buses, cars, trucks ,and trains.
Trains are his big thing now, and I’ve been having an awesome time playing trains with Ethan, especially Thomas Trains!
I didn’t expect fatherhood to bring up so many memories of my childhood.
I’ve been spending a tremendous amount time with my older son, Ethan, and I’m getting super attached to him.Playing trains with Ethan reminds me of the first train set that my Dad purchased.
My first memories were an HO scale railroad that went over this bridge that my dad made. I was still too young and ended up breaking some of those model trains.
Later on, I got more into trains and even in high school I had a Lionel train layout in my attic and subscribed to Model Railroad magazine.
I used to read that magazine from cover to cover, but I had totally forgotten about it! It even took me a while to remember the name. I was curious to see if it still existed. Once I found it online, it brought back tons of great memories.
Last week, I went to Barnes and Noble bookstore to purchased a copy of Classic Trains magazine for Ethan, and when I read it to him, I found myself enjoying the pictures and captions as much as he did.
I almost totally forgot I used to subscribe to those magazines, happy memories were recalled.
I’m not the handiest person so making train layouts used to take a lot of my time as a kid. It’s also the only time in my life I looked forward to using a hammer, which was needed to nail down track.
Thank goodness they have Lego trains now!
Once I discovered they had Lego Duplo trains for toddlers, I went out and got all the Thomas Trains in Legos for Ethan. My brother also surprised Ethan and got him a huge box of more trains and tracks from Craigslist, and before you know it, we were proud owners of our own railroad empire.
I said my wife would roll her eyes because our entire living room is covered with tracks now, and she just doesn’t get the fascination with trains. Then again, I don’t get shopping either.
Little does she know that railroad expansion 2.0 is coming soon! 🙂
This past weekend I took my son to our local Lomita Railroad Museum, which I discovered by accident. It was REALLY cool!
While Ethan was happily playing with the trains inside, I was reading and learning about railroad history, the different steam engines, and how they worked.
It was the best $6 I’ve spent!
Given all of the foregoing, I’ve been a super happy camper. Life has been great.
I get to spend precious moments with my son, and I get to be a kid again. 🙂
If you have kids, do something special with them this week. Go be a kid again! It’ll be a nice break from the daily grind.
Have a fantastic week.
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