I was recently at a blog that inspired me to watch Rocky. So I found Rocky 1-5 on netflix and watched them all and then ordered the Rocky Balboa DVD.
It came at just the right time too and I just want to share this huge bit of inspiration that Rocky Balboa says in the movie.
Have you ever felt like life has got you down? You’ve hit the mat…
There’s no fight left…
I hope this INSPIRES You to Get UP!
I believe that you have another fight left in You!
I want you to watch these 2 clips below and comment below. Share your story of triumph! Or share how this has inspired you to Get Up! and Get in the Fight!
Here’s My Story
I’m nearly 45 years old and I have been Beat Up! Can you relate?
I have two big things that put me down on the mat. Things that would’ve been much easier to just stayed down. In fact I did stay down for a little while.
Now these things hit, one right after another. Now I got up, but the aftermath is still trying to put me down and it is a struggle… a fight… everyday.
Let me go back a little bit so that you get the whole story….
In October of 2005 I had the opportunity to work a hurricane in Florida, Hurricane Wilma. So I went to Ft. Lauderdale and worked that storm as a cat adjuster for 2 months. Little did I know that was going to be the best storm that I ever worked.
I made $110,000 in 2 months. I’ve never made that kind of money before, and I really don’t talk about it either, but it seems to be relevant in this post.
Because my wife and I at the time had always wanted to become real estate investors. Well guess what after coming home from Hurricane Wilma that is exactly what we did. We invested in courses and learned everything that we could. We went to boot camps and even enrolled in private coaching.
Then we started buying houses, we would buy houses and fix them up and sell them for a profit. We would also buy houses and help people with owner financing so that people that otherwise would not be able to could become homeowners.
As we were living our dream we were helping others live their dream as well. Things were great. We were creating partnerships with those that we cared about and borrowing private money because you can only get so many loans on your own from mortgage companies.
Basicly you go through, that is all the loans I can get from mortgage companies, then you go to banks and then there is a limit there as well.
It was all good, we had learned how to buy and how to sell houses. We knew how to get good deals and we did!
Our partners were getting huge returns and equity splits. We we’re living the good life!
That is… until the market changed.
Until the market changed.
This is the beginning of the end. The beginning of a very painful downward spiral.
This is when the unthinkable starts to happen… the unimaginable.
It’s really happening. So hard to believe, it can’t be happening. But it was happening
and there was nothing that I could do about it.
As the market changed, we had houses that had a lot invested in with complete rehabs that we couldn’t sell, they turned into rental properties. We never wanted to be landlords, Never.
But you do what you have to do.
What a nightmare…
renters trashing houses. then you have to fix them again in order to rent them.
renters not paying rent. Well I mean why should they, right? They can just go do it again somewhere else.
AC units, copper pipes and electrical being stolen from houses. Just so they could get 10 bucks for some dope.
I’m working hard, I mean harder than I ever have to pull this thing through. Just to get through to the other side.
Doing everything I can…
Until it happened, oh my gosh the worst pain!
It was like she died, but worse.
The grief, the love of my life. Left. She left. After 17 years and 3 beautiful children, she left.
So now with the real estate night mare and in the middle of trying to get through that. The worst thing ever has happened.
I try, I do everything I can to no avail to win her back.
The good news is: She was able to get a fresh start, although her credit is ruined as mine, but there is no debt so she is able to have a fresh start! Now that’s nice! (By the way we are friends)
So I’m working, handling claims, put houses with property manager. This is a bad deal and a story for another time.
But the results of that are unbelievable, but I’m carrying the whole load with 80% of houses not performing, I’m making the mortgage payments. I have trusted this to the experts to handle while I’m working my ass off to pay for them.
Well they weren’t handling it and I didn’t have time because I was working my ass off to handle the payments. This goes on for a couple of years.
Then we have a couple of years of slow storm seasons and work slows and slows and is at a drip. I can’t do it anymore. I can’t pay the mortgages on all of those houses anymore. I can’t keep up with the vandalism and non paying tenants.
One by one, I start to loose them. Foreclosed. My own house, Foreclosed. 16 houses foreclosed on.
The bad news is: I have the debt. About a half million without the assets to cover them as most of the houses went back to the bank.
Now I can live with this if it just affects me, I could come to grips with that.
But it doesn’t. Remember I have partners and private lenders. My biggest partner, is my mom. How can I ruin her credit? She has worked all of her life to build it. She is ready to retire.
Now this is the result of so many things out of my control, but I feel personally responsible!
I mean I have worked so hard.
I have lost my wife,
I have carried the debt.
I have nothing to show for it.
No savings, no credit. Barely getting by.
I’m saying what’s the point?
Why even try?
I even had thoughts of killing myself.
I didn’t kill myself.
I GOT UP!
Watching the Rocky Balboa movie inspired me to share this with you. I know that my situation is not the worst and I know others were hit harder than me when the market changed. I don’t have it bad and I hope that sharing my story will have some sort of impact on your life. A positive impact.
If you’re down. Get up!
You have another fight in you! I believe that!
Now Let Rocky Inspire You! Watch the below Videos!
I’m Truly Blessed
I’ve received forgiveness from the most important lady to me on this earth, My Mom!
I have a plan and am working my plan.
I have downsized everything and reduced expenses to a minimum and…
I am building a new business. The right kind of business.
The kind of business that is not totally dependent on me.
One that creates residual income!
One where I can truly serve others and they can live their dream.
The dream of owning their own business!
An online business, kind of like network marketing but without the negatives of it, just the positives!
Personal growth, support, auto-pilot income.
You just can’t know until you experience it. Experience being at a Christmas Eve gathering and receiving a text message telling you that you have a new business partner and you just made a commission.
I want to help you get those kind of text messages.
I want you to know how it feels,
to be at your regular job, that you’re trying to get out of,
when you get a text message letting you know that someone has just joined your team and you received a commission.
Can you imagine that?
Go ahead and imagine how that would feel!
Well I’m telling you right now, that when you actually have that happen to you, and then when it becomes common place.
Then you will know how it feels!
You want to know how that feels!
Has Anyone Ever Believed in You?
I want you to know that I believe in you.
I believe that you have a dream!
I believe that you have another fight in you!
If you have ever thought about having your very own business from home, an online business, then I want you to click the button below and join my team right now.
If you want to partner up with someone who is a real person, a person that has been knocked down and that gets back up, a person that will work with you, a person that cares about you, about where you’ve been, what you’ve gone through, or even what you are going through right now, then come on, let’s go.
If you need a hand up, then let’s do it, together.
What I have to offer is for real. It’s not for everyone, but it might be for you.
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