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An epiphany from my camping trip

An epiphany from my camping trip

Holly and I were sitting outside by the RV the other day, savoring a sweet moment together, when both of us reached an epiphany.

It was a rainy day, and some of our outdoor activities got canceled, but we decided to make the most of it and sit outside by the rain –  just covered enough so we didn’t get wet –  but with a nice view of the water trickling down and making impressions in the puddles around us.

And in that moment, we realized something. – Two things, actually.

  1. Why haven’t we done this earlier?

Why haven’t we taken the time to go on camping trips before?

Sometimes we don’t realize the value of moments like this until we’re in them – or worse, until they’ve passed.

Have you been there?

There are so many moments we miss because we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives.

Don’t get me wrong. I love what I do and the people I serve on a daily basis, but there are simple rejuvenating moments like this that I’ve missed because I’ve simply put it off.

I have to keep reminding myself that if I want to make maximum impact in the lives of others and truly pour into others at a high level, my cup needs to be filled first.

And what better way than to go on a camping trip with my family?

I want to encourage you: what is it that you need at this time?Is it a weekend away? Maybe just a whole day to yourself where you do nothing but relax and recharge? Is there a mentor or friend you need to call to encourage you? Is there a hike you’ve been wanting to take with your family?

Whatever it is, I encourage you to stop putting it off. Remember, your cup needs to be filled!

The other thing we realized is this:

  1. Boy, we’re blessed.

I don’t like to use the word "lucky," because I don’t think things happen by luck or by chance.

At the same time, I recognize that we are completely blessed beyond measure and grateful for the ability to go on this trip.

In fact, Holly and I spent some time in gratitude, thinking about how blessed and fortunate we are for our health, to take this time off, to go on this trip, to rent an RV; to have the freedom of getting to stop wherever we want without having to worry or dread about how we’re going to pay for it…

Both of us grew up poor and there were times when we didn’t know how we were going to make it on a regular weekly basis – let alone go on a vacation.

And so we don’t take for granted the freedom of time and money we have now. We want to cherish it as much as we can, and help others get to the same place.

I don’t share any of this to boast or to make anyone feel worse about their financial situation, but instead to encourage you that the same freedom is available to you.

And Holly and I want to help you get there.

We realize that the biggest game changer that’s helped us get to where we want to be has been getting better at sales.

And now we’re inviting you to do just that without investing anything except your time.

If you haven’t already registered for our 4-part Sales Training that kicks off in just about 2 & a half weeks, you’ll want to do so right here.

This could be your next best step toward the family vacation of your dreams.