I’m Rick Carter and have been in business from a lemonade stand so long ago to helping build a nuclear power plant as well as sales and design and even in the medical field. I always had a side business along with my career as suggested by my grandfather. I now wonder about the value of that wisdom. Nevertheless, I did always have something to fall back on generally, until recently however.
I always worked at being honest and fair in all my dealings, however I neglected my health unbeknown to myself ( accepting too much mis-information ) over the years!
Business is only a part of one’s life and truly a small part. For me the order should have been God / Jesus ( my higher power), my wife, children and then the rest does take care of itself including being healthy! Simply, if you lose your health be it mental, spiritual and or physical then making money is or can become IMPOSSIBLE!
I know of what I speak having had 5 MI’s and 5 strokes along with several cancers . Then in 2005 discovering I had heavy metals poisoning (cadmium as primary) since 1980 from a company I worked for. Then most recently I had a colon resection I survived by the grace of God. In truth it seems that the majority of my ‘illnesses’ actually were most likely caused by the heavy metals … yes the majority of all of them! So, why am I still here?
Perhaps faith is foremost in all the above! We all need someone that knows there’s only two basic choices – one right and one wrong! So everyone needs a Higher Power that knows the truth … to support us and for us to make it through!
My belief and hope is that the majority of you are ready to wake up and look outside yourself and extend a hand. My generation of the 60’s and 70’s wanted to do the ‘RIGHT’ thing in every aspect of our lives.
We fell short of that with our careers, and questionable choices usually regarding money or power or another self serving attitude, but we’d fix it later! It’s later and we didn’t ! We missed or forgot too many words of wisdom we said we wouldn’t let go of and … here we are! An old catchphrase from a Laurel and Hardy movie says it pretty well; “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into!” Notice the blaming of the other…? We need to start taking responsibility now! With each of you asking for your Higher Power’s grace I believe we can fix it!
My hope & prayer here is in the next 18 -24 months to have you watch me work toward generating a million dollars! My original purpose for this site was to share and teach lessons from my failures over the years! Kind of like a reality website of sorts that you can follow along with. In that process I hope you can find that one or more passions of yours! I hope to share what wisdom I’ve gained to help you toward your first million by being honest, fair, and loving while putting God (your higher power) first! Let’s GO!
PS: The million or whatever portion I will have gotten to over the next 18 – 24 months will have come from nothing, showing you can do it too. I know you can with the talents and gifts God has given you! Caveat: When I say a million then it could be in sales and not necessarily in profit! Sadly all those promises you read say ‘I made a million’ but never qualify it! It could be at a profit of only $25,000 before expenses! LOL So beware and ask the first question of “Who are you?”. The next one is Why? Everyone says I wish I had a million or if I could make a million then … but what is it you NEED? I’m not saying you shouldn’t go for it, but it isn’t overnight nor will it ever be*! Overnight would be more aptly called over 5, 10 or 20 years?
*Except for the lottery or death of a rich relative, being rich overnight doesn’t really happen! Most who win are generally broke in record time! Another time we can discuss that! I‘ve already given you some of the most basic secrets already, so come along! (*We won the lottery, my wife and I!)
PSS: Remember that this was originally written about the millionaire site, which blew up! Money follows success … Success doesn’t follow money! Another secret … Money never will make you happy .. forget the jokes … it’s really about helping and doing for others by getting out of yourself! Next? Figuring out how many people you can help next week! That is where your Joy, Happiness, Contentment and Smiles will come from! Whatever your passion is! Find it now! Or by next week maybe?!
PSSS (C’mere, I got a secret): My main purpose of all this was to fund ‘Connie’s Kidz.org’ in honor of my wife Connie’s desire to bless children because that was what Jesus wanted! Thanks!