Not Even A Broken Arm Can Hold You Down…..
I want to share something very personal with you. Recently, I have been somewhat silent and less active than normal. I’ll admit, I have a lot going on in my life right now. In fact, recently I’ve mentally went back and re-assessed where I started at online and what it took to get to where I am at, as well as where I am headed.
So here’s what happened to cause the reflection and I’ll tell you why it completely reawakened the challenges within me.
In July my wife fell from the top of a 6 foot ladder and suffered an extremely bad and painful compound fracture.
In case you’re unaware of what a compound fracture is it’s when the bone bursts out through the skin. It’s a very serious injury and even though it was in her forearm it could have been life threatening (not to mention she just missed cracking her skull on the pavement below by less than an inch).
Along with breaking both bones in her forearm she tore the tendons to shreds. So basically, she has very little holding up her arm from the inside.
After the fall she was immediately life-flighted into a medical facility in Columbus, Ohio where she was treated and operated on within 2 hours of being transported. If you ever want to take a $30,000 chopper ride, this is the way to do it.
3 weeks after her operation the bone began to heal, they removed the stitches and she started daily physical therapy to help her regain function from the injured arm. However, during the recovery phase something went wrong and her progress started to regress. Her arm began to swell and became hot to the touch and all the motion she had regained during therapy was gone.
We immediately went back to the surgeon where we learned that one of the metal plates in her forearm had become loose and would need to be removed. Worse yet, we learned that an infection had set into the bone of her arm and she’d need immediate surgery to not only remove the plate as mentioned, but to clean out the infection.
She came out of the surgery O.K. but, we found out she’d need twice daily IVs of antibiotics for the next 6 weeks via a home health care nurse that comes out to the house. After a few training sessions I’ll be taking over as her home health care nurse (lucky her).
The surgeon also explained she’d need a bone graft to repair a small missing piece of bone in her arm once the infection was completely irradiated.
She would also need to start from square one on therapy after all of the surgeries are completed. There is also a possibility of an additional surgery, which we are of course, hoping is not required.
Pain, Prosperous Pain….
I won’t lie, it’s been a long 3 months already and it’s going to be a much longer, slow and bumpy recovery. Her patience as well as mine has been tried through this entire process.
I am now Mr. mom and Mr. business. Yep, husband, father, healer. Taking care of making breakfast for the family, then heading off to take my son to school, only to come home and then bathe my wife, check the wound and then give her a daily IV before settling down to do some work before making dinner, bathing my son and then giving Beth one more IV before heading to bed for the night.
During this process it occurred to me that this is something than many mothers, wives, fathers and husbands have done for years. This also includes those who take care of someone sick in their family as well.
I salute you, but also want to share with you that this Internet thing – IS doable for YOU….
Maybe You're Experiencing This?
Many good people have unfortunate things happen. We adapt, learn and grow with these struggles. We become better, more understanding people from each of these experiences.
Many people I’ve trained to make money online have or are going through similar things. The reason I know is because many of you have shared these things with me on Facebook or via email.
I know many of you reading this have similar or even more difficult struggles you’re going through.
Despite these struggle the Internet can ease the burden when you make money through it.
Though my wife’s injury wasn’t life threatening it’s been a completely life-altering experience. It’s one experience I certainly wouldn’t wish on somebody but, it’s one that isn’t all that uncommon from us normal everyday people.
While her and I discuss things like the lack of work I am getting done recently and the fact that I haven’t increased my business this year the way I have over the last few I was reminded of something. I remembered exactly what life was like before I started working online.
Had this accident happened while I was still working at the drugstore this would have been a complete nightmare. I wouldn’t have been able to get the time off I needed for this and it would have been a real struggle.
I feel for those who deal with things like this and are not working at home, for themselves. I feel for those who are not in a position to get the time off that they need to be with their families…..
….and that brings me to the point of this whole post.
The Power Of Automation…..
Because the Internet runs 24/7 and you can create passive income streams, you can make money even while you’re away from the computer.
While I was away my income maintained itself. I made daily sales, had daily ad clicks and daily affiliate income. This could not have been done if I was working what society calls a “real job.”
Though, as with everything, this takes work to increase and maintain, it does afford you time off.
Obviously, the more time we can put into our businesses the more increases we’ll see but, the sustainability is there in times of crisis.
So, the moral of this post might seem like I am saying not to break anything in your body. However, what I am saying is if you haven’t started an Internet business for yourself yet, DO IT.
You have to start somewhere and you have to take action. But, the skills I have learned have not only given me the ability to be financially free but also the ability to overcome times of pain and crisis.
If you have yet to start your Internet business you can get started with me at www.nicheblitzkrieg.net – This is the best help and best way to get started without all of those crazy monthly fees you’ll find elsewhere.
Start Making Money Online…
If you need a free way to start you can use www.unleashingyoursuccess.com course. I do not have a support area for the freebie course though and also I cannot offer support for it. But inside Niche Blitzkrieg you’ll find 24/7 support and help at your fingertips while you’re learning.
If you’re still not ready to start I fully understand. But, just know that it’s here for you when you’re ready.
But the sooner you start yours, the better. Without building these things online our lives would be so much more difficult.
Also want to send a special thanks out to the people who knew what was going on recently and have been amazing in their prayers and support. Like I mentioned, most had no clue, because I haven’t been very vocal about this but all of those who have been supportive, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
How about you? What adversity are you fighting right now? Have you already conquered something in the process of making money online? Have you started making money online yet?
Share and discuss below…..
Somewhat off topic but, you ever notice the commercials for the drugs the doctors put us on look like this?