Six years ago, my pregnant wife and I were returning from our company’s major convention when attendants informed us that our flight was cancelled
It was 2:30am Saturday night, so they gave us some pillows and basically let us know that we were to sleep at the airport
I opened my phone and went searching for hotels, but the law of supply and demand did its thing:
The only available airport hotel rooms were going for minimum $500 a night
FYI... We were making around $50 - $100 a week at the time
So this was A LOT of money
I had a choice to make:
Pregnant wife sleeping on the floor of an airport with a tiny pillow and blanket... Or $500+ that we don’t have for a hotel room to make sure she’s comfortable and sleeps well?
I’m ashamed to admit it, but I actually caught myself weighing my options for a brief moment…
That's when it hit me like a hammer:
“HOW DID I LET THIS HAPPEN?”
"What type of man would let his pregnant wife sleep at the airport because he can't afford a hotel room?"
I don’t know what your lowest low was…
But I’m sure it wasn’t worse than this.
NOTHING is worse than not being able to take care of those you love the most
Of course, there’s no decision - I had to ensure my wife and baby are comfortable, regardless of the cost
But the fact that I had to pause for half a second and consider the alternative was when something snapped in my head
I made a promise to myself that I was going to do whatever it takes to ensure this never happens again
It didn't take me long to realize that selling $47 products or getting a few friends to sign up wasn’t going to get me there…
I had to build a real, sustainable business that’s going to make me money 24/7/365 so I can give my family the life they deserved.
You can bet all your money that I had no idea where to start…
But I knew I had to do it, one way or another.
I owed it to my wife and my unborn baby