My epiphany happened many years ago in Denver Colorado. I wanted to share with you why I do what I do. How the Life Triad come to exist.
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Today, I wanna tell you why are we here? Why do I do what I do? What’s the reason that I created my Life Triad system?
I wanna take you back to around 2000, 2001. Now, this was a time when BlackBerrys were still a new thing and the 24 hour email cycle was becoming a real phenomenon. I was working in the corporate world and it was 24/7 all the time. My boss would send me an email at four in the morning. He’d get an answer back at 4:05. I’d send him one at three in the morning. I’d get an answer back at 3:02. It was just, it was crazy, it was all the time, always on that corporate pressure cooker.
Now, I was doing fairly well for myself. I was the director of internet technologies. I was an important guy and people knew who I was. I was making good money. Everything in my career was doing really really well. Now, for the rest of my life, not so much and I realized this one day when I had what I call my epiphany and I had flown out to Denver, Colorado and I wasn’t out there enough to have my own office so they set me up in another VP’s office. Little table in front of the windows. I set up my laptop and going through the three to four hundred emails that would come in overnight that were not worth waking up at four in the morning for and I’m going through and I’m like, I need some coffee.
So I go out and I get my cup of coffee and I come back in and I just stopped in the doorway because I’m on the 11th floor in downtown Denver and I don’t know how many of you have been in Denver, seen the Rocky Mountains or just do a web search for the images. They’re beautiful. But here, wall to wall, was this gorgeous panoramic snow-capped mountain, crystal clear blue sky postcard right in front of me and I hadn’t seen it. I mean, I was working on my computer. All I had to do was that (looking up) and I had missed it and it hit me. I physically felt ill because here was this gorgeous view, this picture postcard of God’s beauty on earth and I hadn’t seen it. I was so busy with my little man-made box and everything is not good that I hadn’t seen this beautiful thing that said everything is good.
So I closed my computer, I sat back and I drank that cup of coffee and I started reflecting on my life and what was I doing, why was I here and I realized that while my career was in good shape, I was making good money, my family was falling apart, my marriage was falling apart. I didn’t get any time with my kids. My physical body was going to, I mean, I used to have hair. I mean, come on, really. But all of the important parts of my life were in shambles but I was making good money. No.
So I determined at that point that I need to fix this, that I have to find a way to have balance in my life. Now, I want the success. In today’s world, you have to have that success but I also wanted to have the other parts of life. Kind of going off a phrase of Zig Ziglar, I wanted more of the stuff that money can buy and all of the stuff that money can’t buy. So that’s why I created my Life Triad system. It’s taking my experience as a software developer and my experience with systems and the way that things work and creating a way, a simple, easy to use, very replicatable system for creating life balance and creating that success that I so wanted and was so chasing. So that’s why we’re here today.
I thank you for indulging me and listening to why I’m here and I wanna leave you with this final thought. I had something occur to me the other day. I turned on the radio and it was, Cat’s in the Cradle was playing. “Cat’s in the cradle with the silver spoon” and it dawned on me that my mission with my business is to make sure that that song never comes true for the people that I help. I want you to have a fantastic life and I don’t want you to miss any of the really good parts because you’re just chasing a dollar. So thank you for listening and I will talk to you again soon. Thank you.