Last night I tried to get to sleep at a decent hour so I would be well rested for the gym in the morning. I couldn?t sleep. I was beyond bored so I grabbed my phone and jumped on facebook. That is when I saw it: my friend made a post stating that he is back to doing freelance web work. I was beyond happy to see this! He has been working for his wife?s fathers company for the past 5 years. You see, she made him shut down his business 5 years ago when they were expecting their first child. She said she couldn?t sleep at night unless he had a ?set? salary. She was an idiot and he was an even bigger idiot for letter her talk him into working for her dad?s company. He made over 6 figures a year from home. I don?t think there is a better situation for a young family. He would be home to help raise their child, and they had a nice income. I told him not to listen to her?but he did. Now fast forward to today. I sent him a text saying, ?Welcome back! What made you park the suit?? His response: ?She was banging her personal trainer. Filed for divorce yesterday and reinstated my company? LESSON: NEVER EVER let anyone tell you what to do. Family, friends, etc ? they may say, ?oh, that can?t be done? or ?just get a regular job? ? guess what? Let them think that way! This world needs delivery drivers, janitors, desk jockeys. That doesn?t mean you need to be one of them! My dad was always self-employed. He told me at a very young age: ?Never work for anyone else. Find something you are passionate about and build a business, and if you do it right it will never feel like work.? I lost him to cancer a few years back, and there isn?t a day that goes by where I don?t reflect back on those words. Our time here is short and it sure isn?t guaranteed, so make sure what you do is something you are doing on your terms. Not because someone else thinks it is right, or the best option. If you have a dream?go get it. It will never come to you or fall in your lap?but if you want it bad enough there is NOTHING that can stop you. Now?GO GET IT!!!!!