You want a piece of me is a 3 or 4 part personal story of my journey getting to where I am today and what life changing changes happened along the way that changed my life forever…

want a piece of meIf you read my first post “You Want A Piece Of Me” then you know how my life started and what happened to get me to this, the second part of my journey…?

If you did not have a chance to read the first part of my journey, you should click on the link above and check it out first before reading this, the second change in my life…

You want a piece of me, part two starts out at the hospital in Bend, Oregon where I had ended up after my approximately 16 foot fall, in freezing rain, onto the backs of my heels…and the hour long wait for some help…

I want to say thank you to the person from the mill next door that had jumped the fence to come over and get me some help when nobody from the mill I was at paid any mind to… By the way, I never got that person name so I could say thanks…

I was taken to the hospital and I do not even remember the ride getting there. Probably because I was so relieved to have gotten someones attention, or maybe it was because they filled my veins full of drugs, I do not know…

What I do know, is when I awoke in the hospital, I saw both of my legs propped up in front of me with casts on them both. It took me a short amount of time to realize what had happened… My first thought was about what had happened to my truck and the load that I had just loaded? I was assured that it had been taken care of and that I did not need to worry about it.

What I saw next made me wonder what my future held in store for me…

As I lay there in bed trying to find out what the verdict was on my condition was, since I had pretty much figured it out that I was not going to deliver that load of lumber… It was diagnosed that I had crushed both of my heels and what small pieces of bone that was still intact, was pinned together…as I could see from my observation of my casts.

One of my casts had pins sticking out of the back and side and the other one had a pin about the size of a standard sized Phillips screwdriver sticking out about an inch and half of the back of the other. cast…

It was determined that there was no reason to stay in the hospital, so I was presented with some options for how to get home which even included a helicopter ride. I opted for a ride home with a family member instead and not too far down the road, I realized at how dumb that idea was…

I did not realize how each little tiny bump was going to feel. Both of my feet were propped up on pillows, but because of the pins sticking out of the casts, could not get in a really comfortable position… Well you can probably guess how that trip went, 110-115 miles of mountain roads from Bend, Oregon to Eugene, Oregon… Yep, it was about as blissful as walking on 100 yards of red hot coals and no snow to put your feet in at the other end… LOL

want a piece of meLet’s move on to the next part of my journey.

At this point, I am assuming that my feet will heel up and life will return to normal… Not the case…

As my feet heal, the doctor puts me into physical therapy to try to increase the flexibility and range of motion in my ankles. Now I probably failed to mention that I had broken one of my ankles previously in high school…

Well, that particular ankle was very stubborn in coming back to moving like it was supposed to and the sensitivity in the bottom of my feet whenever I tried to walk barefoot was like, what I would guess it would feel like if you were walking on needles…

After about six months the doctor had all but determined that I may not walk again or if I did it would not be with any kind of normalcy… And for sure I could not go back to driving a truck again, due to the sensitivity to the bottom of my feet…

So, now I had to make another decision that would change the course of the rest of my life again? I was sent to a counselor to determine what I fit best into for being re-trained into a new line of work. I chose the electronics field as an electronic technician… This was a two year course and I found out that I would only have sixteen months to complete the course unless I chose to wait until the beginning of the next years classes.

That would mean, waiting seven or eight months before starting, so I decided to go for it. Pulling eighteen to twenty-one credits a term and pulling out a 4.0 GPA, I come up just short of my Associates degree… During that time I got my first introduction to a computer. I was using the computers in the school computer lab, but that meant I had to commute back and forth to use them so i decided to order a computer through the mail…

That was back in the days of MS-DOS operating systems. I don’t know how many of you might know what that was, but it was basically computer code that you could tell the computer what to do. My new computer came with these two binders of MS-DOS code and I started using my new computer to do my lessons.

I would create my word documents and all my lessons on that computer… I remember talking to another student at school about six months after I had started doing my lessons with my new computer. This other student asked me another question that would change the way I did my lessons…

He ask me, “What software I was using with my new computer?” Naturally I said, “I am using MS-DOS!”

want a piece of meHe said, “You are using what? That is not software, that is computer code!” That is when my studies really got a lot easier when I found the ‘term’ software existed. I went down to the computer store and got my first piece of software called, MS Word for DOS and the rest is history… Well not exactly, but things sure went a lot easier for the next twelve months of class. Maybe you remember, that was back when all computers were using the 5 1/4″ floppy drives where you had to put in a disk to do this and another disk to save that, etc.

Well we have come close to the end of our training and like I said I was holding a 4.0 GPA, we were told to go out and find ourselves places to do actual on the job training, etc. It was then that I found out that what I had learned and done so well on in class was not what I needed, to perform outside of class… Now, that is a very frustrating feeling when you find out something like that…

Classes were ending and I was at a point in my life that I did not know what I was going to do? What I had spent sixteen months working on would not get me into a job… That was when a plumber friend of mine says, “My boss at the plumbing shop is looking for someone to come in and computerize his shop.” Computers, now that was something I knew something about, since I was weened on MS Dos…

I was hired for the task at a not so nice hourly wage at the time, but gradually worked its way up to a good income and steady. My new employer new nothing of computers, how they worked, or anything else electronically… He had some invoices and billing statements that he had been using to hand write his billing every month.

I took his existing invoices, statements, and letterhead and programmed the computer to print onto his existing forms. Now these were not forms that you would go to OfficeMax and purchase. These were forms that he had a printer make up custom for him without ever considering using them in a printer…?

So, when I showed him that he would not have to change his forms, that we would continue to use them… That is when I became a genius in his eyes and was considered his right hand man from that time on.

want a piece of meThe moral of this part of my story is this:

Whatever life throws at you, you can choose to make it positive or negative.

Sure, I could have decided that the doctor was right, that I would never walk or at least not normally ever again, and just give up. Or I could have taken the other path that I chose for myself, and that was to fight and work hard to change the outcome that was laid out in front of me…

Online marketing is not an easy road to take. Marketing online takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice… I don’t care what you have been told or what you have seen plastered all over the Internet, but the truth is it is damned hard work and very few people are willing to do the work necessary and they fail.

Like I said before, most people come online without knowing at all what to do, how to do it, or where to go next once they do get here… Most people come online with a lot of energy and desire and see all over the Internet things like, “Get rich Quick,” Making Money is Easy,” etc. They jump into this and then that and before you know it they are either broke or so frustrated they are ready to quit, or both…

As with life having two ways to go, positive or negative, so does your path to online success. You can do it the normal way, which is the path that most take to frustration and debt, only because they don’t know any other way…

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want a piece of meMyself, if I had it to do over again, I would definitely choose the last option. It was only after I got so far down financially that I was in bankruptcy, on the very edge of losing my home to foreclosure, that I finally made the decision to find a mentor and a coach. Trust me when I say it made all the difference in the world because now I am coaching and mentoring others and making a difference in their lives as well…

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