In my video I say why I started my rei journey. I don't remember if it was edited out or not. So I'm going to share it with you. I apologize if I'm repeating it. The reason or my "why" is because of my three lovely daughters. I struggled a lot when they were young and we couldn't afford to have many of the material things their friends had. So I had to work AND play many times to save up and buy them. When I did my first deal I was able to splurge a little on them. I bought my oldest her first car for graduation. I bought myself a van so I could have reliable transportation for once. The twins got school clothes, a computer and other stuff they'd been wanting for a while. I can't remember it all now. Boy being able to give my kids these things made me feel like such a winner. Not to say that material things are most important, they're not, but when you've been without for as long as we had it was such a great feeling to be able to splurge on my family and myself. Although I didn't spend all of it, I continued to invest and lived off the fruits of my labor for a while without working a j.o.b. The luxury of having freedom of time was the BEST reward.
So my question to you is what is YOUR "why"? Doing it for the money just isn't enough. The money's great, but it's just the result, it shouldn't be the reason. There's got to be a reason for wanting the money. Is it for your children? To pay off your home? Maybe send your kids to college? Help those that are less fortunate? Find your "why" keep that vision and stay focused on it. Yesterday my oldest daughter turned 21 and is starting a family of her own. I'm determined to build an empire to leave for all three of my daughters and their families!
Here's a short video of "why" I stay focused on REI:
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