It occurred to me that I haven’t posted anything since the first of the year. Im a little disappointed in myself because there have been so many things that have gone on since treatment. Today is day+1062 since transplant. Theres not one day that goes by that I don’t think about the experience and only until recently understood what that has meant in my life. So I have a confession. I’ve spent some time in therapy sorting out my head. For the last year, I have started on a journey on gaining knowledge of myself and surroundings. Learning. Growing. Changing. I have broke down every aspect of my life to understand who I am, and what my basic needs and wants are. Discovering my WHY! My environment is and always has been a key in decisions and choices. But I was too closed to see it before my diagnosis. With that said, I’ve started making choices that are best for me and my family. Ive made some tough choices in how I want to spend my time and who I want to spend it with. My goals are simpler. My need and want is to build financial freedom, my why is my Family! My Passion is helping people not go through what I did and the treatment I endured with cancer.
I lost my friend and partner Dave Tuck a few weeks ago to Pancreatic Cancer. I watched him fight it to the end. His pain is motivating! His influence was boundless! His personality bigger than life! The memorial was a week ago today. The amount of love for him was breathtaking. But it’s a staunch reminder that what Dave, Mike D and I have started With Strap In For Life is for something so much bigger than any of us. I know Dave is with us in spirit but i wish he was here to experience it with us. I miss my friend!
So I’ve started rebuilding my financial situation from scratch. Every bit of savings, retirement I had went to medical and living expenses. I finished a book recently that changed everything I thought about money. Its called Rich Dad Poor Dad. I had heard about this book for years from my mom, saw it on book shelves, and its the #1 best selling finance book of all time. Man I should have picked up this book when it came out! It is by Robert Kiyosaki and I highly recommend this it. I am using some of the principles in Rich Dad Poor Dad to take control of my financial future with the help of my family. I Just started his next book called the Cash Flow Quadrant. Its the next step in understanding money, how its made, and how you can have it work for you instead of you work for it.
Stay tuned! Exciting things are happening!