Pilot Changes His Family’s Course
Having served 10 years in the US Air Force as a support officer and pilot with tours in Afghanistan, Iraq and East Africa, I was ready for something radically different. With 4 children, I was ready to get OUT, and walk away from flying as a career. Bob Farewell delivered a presentation at Stephen Beck's Family E-Biz seminar about his vision for Bringing Dads Home, and that sealed the deal for me!
My wife, Susan, had met Jim Cockrum at a Rhea Perry conference, and was convinced that our family could work from home together, teaching our children about real life income production while they did school and worked along side of us day in and day out.
That was over 5 years ago. It's been a struggle, but life is going to have it's struggles (it certainly did while in the Air Force!), and I wouldn't change anything if I had it all to do over again. Learning to adjust to the clamor of children throughout the workday, my own distractions, procrastination, and struggles with productivity have been among the greatest challenges. Another has been relating to all those men out there caught up in the 8 to 5 corporate mindset.
My wife and I work together from home, school our children at home, and simply don't operate on that traditional schedule. We're also not tied to any particular location, and will soon challenge ourselves with open ended world travel. Our children are learning about marketing, branding, advertising, joint ventures, product creation, cash flow, order processing and fulfillment and much more.
We've taken a lot of advice from Jim Cockrum over the years including finding a solution for what many tout as their greatest fear about leaving corporate America…health insurance. We found plenty of options for affordable health insurance, including through Jim's recommended source, The National Association for the Self Employed (NASE).
There comes a time, when you have to make a decision. You may love life the way it's going, and keep on doing what you're doing. You may not love life, the way it's going, but out of fear of the unknown, you keep on doing what you're doing…so nothing changes, except maybe things get even worse. Or, perhaps you want to love living even more, and you know that things must change.
If you want things to change, you must take action; massive action. Proceed down a new path, go against the grain…and never, ever, never look back. No regrets. It's a blast, my head is up, and I'm looking straight ahead. We have nothing tying us down, and the possibilities are limitless…even open ended world travel with a family of seven!