I have a unique way of making some a major decision in my life.
This applies to decisions I make in business, relationships, travel adventures. At this point, it’s affected every major decision in my life.
I don’t currently have kids
As of today, no kids in my life. I’m 28 and enjoying every part of that.
One day, I do hope to have kids. I guess that will be the day I stay in a relationship long enough for that to actually happen, but that’s a different story and a different time.
But when I have kids, I want to be able to be that parent that helps them and inspires them to live their dream life, chase what they want and earn every part of it.
I need to have done in order to inspire
In order for me to confidently be able to tell my kids to chase their dreams, live a life they love, I need to have done that, too.
I want to be able to tell my kids about businesses I started because I loved helping people, travel adventures I made because I wanted to explore the world, or just crazy decisions because in my gut, I knew it was the right thing to do.
If I didn’t do any of these things, who am I to tell my kids they can do it? I’d just be a fraud. I’d be that person trying to live my life with my kids because I was too scared to do any of it myself.
Countless decisions were made with this thought in mind
Dating back several years, this thought has always been on my mind when making these decisions.
Several years ago, I became an entrepreneur now being involved in multiple businesses and startups.
When I was deciding to leave corporate, in my mind, I was thinking “I want my kids to do what they love. I need to do what I love”.
I sincerely felt that if I didn’t chase my dreams of being an entrepreneur, I could never tell my kids they could do what they wanted.
All I could think about is my kids starring at me and asking “daddy, why do you do something you hate” or “why do you sit in a cubicle every day”.
The thought truly sickens me. I could never be the person that let my kids down.
Moving to Mexico was based on this thought.
I’ve always wanted to travel, being able to work from anywhere in the world.
When the thoughts of moving to Mexico started creeping in my mind, all I could think about it “how cool would it be to tell my kids I moved to another country, because I wanted to.”
I want my future kids to know if they want something, to just go for it. Your dad did at one point and it was the best decision of his life.
It’s a really odd thought process, being that I don’t have kids, and compound that with the fact I’ve pushed every relationship away to avoid settling down.
It’s oddly what drives me. Being a good role model, being able to inspire others, changing the lives of my family and future family all gets me out of bed every day.
If I can make decisions today that will allow my children a better life, a belief they can have the life they want, there is 100% chance I will make that major decision.