Perhaps you’ll see yourself somewhere in this story. The hand-to-mouth existence – the constant pile of bills…
The Sorry Stories of Leo Smith and Joe and Betty North
I was deeply moved when I read the enclosed story below the first time — because it really hit home! That’s why I wanted to share it with you today.
When I read about Leo Smith, and Joe and Betty North, I remembered how I felt when I was in their shoes.
The hand-to-mouth existence … the constant pile of unpaid bills on my desk … the strain and sweat of budgeting a never-enough-income … never having enough money.
The inability to give my family what I wanted them to have — some of my quality time … some special trips and treats … something to remember me by when they grew up and had children of their own.
Regrets like that can hurt deep down inside.
I’m happy to say, I took the path that Dave and Linda Swenson took in the story. I used a few hours of my free time each week and developed my own home-based business.
That decision has made all the difference in the world!
When I first read about Dave and Linda Swenson, I knew that there was a way to become financially free . . . never again short on money . . . and to do it by helping others also realize their dreams.
What I’m about to show you is quite personal . . .
I want you to find financial freedom! Yes, I meant it when I said that I would do it by helping others also realize their dreams. Please, just watch the video link I’m about to show you at the end of the story! Fair enough?
Perhaps you’ll see yourself somewhere in this story. In that sense, it’s a parable. But parables are supposed to be a mirror of the truth.
LEO SMITH . . . came from a small Texas farm. He was a hardworking, steady type of fellow who loved the outdoors. But as a boy, he saw how hard of a struggle it was on the farm. So, he decided to get a “Secure Job” instead.
In his twenties, Leo went to work with a governmental agency. The money was OK. Then he married and had two children. His wife soon got a job to “help make ends meet.” That meant day care for the kids.
Leo and his wife managed to get a few of those things that brought them pleasure — the camper and boat, a large TV set, a second car. Life was good.
Sure, at times Leo hated the regimentation of his job. At times his boss caught him daydreaming. Leo would’ve loved to have extra vacation time to go hunting and fishing more often, take his kids somewhere special. But — most of the money went for the payments on the house and camper and boat and car and credit cards. Every month. Twelve times a year.
“Boy, when I retire . . . !” Leo often consoled himself.
Because of cutbacks, at age 54 Leo was permanently laid off. He had no plan “B”. For the next ten years he went from job to job. Then his social security checks started coming, and Leo tried retirement. But his income was too little. He found odd jobs to make more money. And, still dreaming of hunting and fishing trips he’d like to take someday, at age 67 Leo died.
Leo’s story is not unusual. According to some statistics, at age 60 only five out of 100 people in this country are financially secure.
Then there was JOE NORTH . . . also a hardworking, ambitious man who came from a poor family. By age 30, Joe and his wife Betty had saved up enough money to buy a retail business in their town. First, that meant tying up thousands of dollars every month for overhead.
That’s why Joe and Betty worked six days a week, and sometimes seven in order to catch up on all the business paperwork.
Joe was a family man and dearly loved his three children. “I’m doing all this for them!” he’d often assure himself . . . but that meant missing many family times together — ballgames and picnics and weekend outings. However, through such dedication, Joe managed to put his children through a good college, all the time wondering how they could grow up so fast!
Joe and Betty worked hard together and managed to make enough money build up some savings . . . and after years of work, they were finally able to ease up a little. Until a discount chain store opened in town. Within a year Joe and Betty declared bankruptcy.
The hard years of work and the eventual insecurity made Joe morose and angry . . . he had no energy to begin again. In his early 60′s Joe died a disheartened man — leaving behind a grieving wife and children — and grandchildren who never really had much chance to know him and enjoy life with him . . .
. . . that’s the saddest part of his story.
DAVE SWENSON . . . had a lot of management ability and was rising to the top in the a retail store job. The money was good, but in his mid-20′s Dave knew that his job was not as challenging and secure as he would wish it to be . . . so, he and his new bride, Linda, started working at home part time. They only had a few hours per week to devote to at first. But they found they could accomplish a great deal in that time.
It didn’t take long, and soon Dave and Linda were making enough money each week to be able to buy a second car or take an exotic vacation. Within a short period of time, Dave and Linda’s effort was producing an income several times greater than their regular jobs.
Dave and Linda quit their regular jobs and devoted “full-time” to their endeavor. Full-time meant a few hours of high-quality time each week. Quite often they would take a week or two off for total relaxation and travel. The money kept flowing in.
They found more time to help out in their community and church. And when they started a family, having a mom and dad at home was great for the kids.
Here’s What You Can Do . . .
▸ Would you like the kind of income and freedom that Dave and Linda had for themselves? There’s no reason why you can’t have it!
▸ Thousands of people are doing it right now from many different backgrounds.
▸We have retail store workers, nurses, waitresses, former Walmart workers, the unemployed, stay-home moms, professional people and many, many others who’ve succeeded beyond their dreams.
Now’s your chance. Just go for it! Watch this presentation! Watch the video all the way through and sign up. Don’t end up like Leo Smith and Joe North. View the video.
P.S. Sheila is a young mother. She stated “I’ve never been so excited by anything like this before! My last check was over $ . . . and it’s doubling every few months. And I’ve been able to work this program without leaving my young children.”
Friend, where do you want to be three or four months from now? One year? Two years? START RIGHT NOW! Yes, this is quite personal. I sincerely want you to make it.