Don’t Miss the Big Moments in Life

Start and Grow Your Email List Challenge


Have you ever noticed how easy it is to miss the big moments in life?

You know what I’m talking about.

Maybe you had a work trip and you missed your daughter’s first steps.

Or you had to work late and you missed your son’s first word.

Or you simply couldn’t make it out to celebrate a good friend’s birthday because you’ve been so “stressed” at work… again.

Does any of this ring a bell?

If so, read on …

A few months ago, my 4-year-old son Mason’s preschool teacher took me aside as I was dropping him off at school.

“We need drivers for our field trip to release the baby trout in Lake Lagunitas,” she said. “Can you drive?”

“Uh…. I guess so,” I said. “When is it?”

“Excellent!  I’m so glad. It’s April 1st,” she said. “I’ll put you down as a driver. Mason will be so happy.”

Now here’s the thing: I wasn’t sure I could make it at all. Going on the field trip in the middle of the workday means missing work, which when you’re self-employed generally means you aren’t getting paid.

To make matters worse, it was the day before I was leaving for a business trip, so I was already going to miss work that week.

Then I realized that this was Mason’s first field trip. Ever.

There would never be another one.

You can always work another day. But you can’t make up a first field trip because there won’t be another “first.”

And so I agreed to be a chaperone, and I accompanied the class to Lake Lagunitas.

Here were these kids bidding goodbye to the tiny baby trout that the class had raised from eggs in their classroom fish tank over the previous six weeks.

Just a few months later, most of the kids themselves would be on the move – off to kindergarten for the first time.

But for now, there was just the kids, a beautiful warm spring day, and the fish.

And in the midst of it all was my son. At just 4 1/2 years old, he is still at a stage where it’s fun and cool to have his Dad accompany him on a class activity.

He held my hand most of the day, blissfully uncaring of what his classmates would think of him.

Give it a few more years and he won’t be so excited to have me around, much less hold my hand around his classmates.

But for now, I just soaked in the afternoon.

Here’s a picture of us:

john and son

Now, I wouldn’t have wanted to miss that trip for the world.

But here’s the honest truth:  if it had happened just a year or two earlier, I probably would have had to pass.

Why? Because I would have had to “work.”

Instead, because I had made some major changes in my business, I was able to come with him.

What was the major difference for me from a year or two earlier?

Simply put: I now have an email list. I built up an email list that continues to operate behind the scenes without needing my constant care and attention.

It has given me much greater freedom. It allows me to live my life how I want to live it – even if that means running off to take my son on a field trip in the middle of the day.

Now, during this field trip I was out of cell reception for most of the day. When we finally got back within cell reception, I was able to check my email and messages. I was worried about what I would find.

It turned out I had made $1,000.

Now, if you would have told me this story just a year earlier, I would have thought it was crazy, or impossible. Or a “get rich quick” scheme.

But I’m living proof it’s not impossible. It’s not crazy.

You can do it too.

Maybe you have kids. Or elderly parents. Or a spouse you enjoy spending time with.

The point is: life goes by quickly, and you don’t want to miss it being stuck at work.

Now, I want all of this for you too.

I want you to be able to build relationships at scale with thousands of people like I have, and like an email list makes possible.

That’s why I created the “Start & Grow Your Email List Challenge.”

I want to show you how you can start and grow your own email list.

We’re going to do it together. I’m going to show you how.

Sign up for the  “Start & Grow Your Email List Challenge” now.