Online Network Marketing Never Give Up #22

by Del Edwards

Life comes at you fast… and leaves in a flash. I recognize that two months have passed since I last posted on this site. I’m not looking for sympathy here, but I’m just trying to share what I have learned over the last two months. In order for you to understand my lessons, you’ll need a little of my history.

I left home to go off to college when I was just 16 years old. I’m very close to my immediate family, but finding time to get together when we live in four different states is difficult. I settled comfortably in Ohio and I’ve been here for over two decades now and while here I was fortunate to fit in and become a part of a family that attends my church. I refer to them as my adopted family. I call the elderly parents “mom” and “dad” and refer to their children as my “brothers” and “sisters”. Their grand kids call me “Auntie Del”. This is in no way a slight to my own parents and siblings. As a matter of fact, last Thanksgiving was at my house and ALL of my family was able to spend it together. We all get along really well.

I posted my most recent blog about two months prior to this one. The day after I posted it, my adopted dad went into the hospital for open heart surgery. Things didn’t go well and he remained hospitalized for two months and then he died. The funeral occurred a week later. I will miss him terribly.

What I learned is that family is and will ALWAYS be my FIRST priority — NO MATTER WHAT. I learned that the reason that I am doing what I am doing in this online network marketing industry is because I want REAL FREEDOM. Many of my spare moments were spent visiting with him, praying for him, reading to him and occasionally taking my adopted mom to spend time with him when the other children needed a break. She was by his bedside DAILY.

What I’ve learned is that working for myself means that I can take the time off to attend to my family’s needs when I have to without worrying about a boss threatening me or intimidating me about the loss of a J-O-B. I’ve learned that sometimes you just have to stop working on your future and embrace what you have right NOW. I’ve learned that to focus on the reason for the work, to focus on the WHY, allows me to put the work away when it’s necessary. I wasn’t able to function while he was in a state of limbo in the hospital. I felt guilty that I wasn’t completing my daily method of operation. But that was how I felt BEFORE he died. We had JUST made arrangements for him to be transferred to a long-term care facility because he was “stable”. But that never happened.

NOW I’m glad that I put aside some of my work and spent those times that I could with him and with the family. I didn’t know that the last time I saw him would be the last time, but I’m grateful for the time I was granted.

My perspective now is to continue doing whatever it is that I need to do in order to have REAL FREEDOM. I hope that your why is big enough to keep you pressing toward your goal. Never give up!

Del Edwards
http://deledwards.com

ps… if you need help as you work towards your goal,  join me on Monday nights at 8 EST for LIVE hangout by CLICKING HERE. Or watch a recording of the hangout any time by CLICKING HERE.

 

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