So the big question is this, what would you do if money didn’t matter? So you had millions in your bank account, what would you focus on? Would you spend more time with your family, with your wife, with your kids, take family vacations. Would you pursue your gifts and talents and dreams?
Serve your local community, teach others, serve your church, Pune, you see if what you would do if money didn’t matter, it was pursuing your gifts and talents and dreams to serve others, and that is probably what you should be doing. The problem is most people are in the rat race, living five inches in front of their face with no time to pursue what they were born to do.
That is the problem and the solution is to develop enough passive income to replace your working income so you can quit your job and be free to live your life the way you were created to. That is a solution and this podcast will show you how.
What’s up guys, this is Ryan and your host for another awesome episode of Cash Flow Dad Life. And you guys want to hear something funny. I’m actually, if some of you had told me that you watched these episodes or listen to these episodes with your kids, if that’s the case, go ahead and press pause and poppier buds in right now because this isn’t like a, a, a family friendly episode.
This is, you know, a dad talking to maybe other dads or other people of the, like who might share in some of these same frustrations. So if you’re, if you’re married, you’ll probably understand my pain in this situation.
So I wake up Saturday morning and I look over at my beautiful wife and I think to myself, you know what, a Saturday, I’ve got nowhere to go. I think I’m going to make a move…
Well, sounds great, but there’s just one problem. I’ve got this two year old cock blocker that snuck into the bed in between us and he’s just sitting there watching veggie tales on my wife’s phone. And so I think to myself, I’ve got to get rid of this little chump somehow.
So I pick him up. I’m like, all right, why don’t you go, why don’t you go watch veggietales in Collin’s room, his older brother. So I bring them into condoms room. I give him my wife’s phone to go watch veggietales and um, and he’s sitting there, he’s content.
I say, “Collin, uh, you’ve got John Paul duty right now, my youngest, my two year old. You’ve got John Paul duty right now, don’t let them out of here.” And Collins kind of half asleep. And so he says, okay. And I go back into the room, lock the door.
And I think to myself, it’s business time. One minute later I hear a knock on the door, my mind you, India. So I’m like, “Oh God, just just ignore them.”
Then I hear again, knock, knock, knock again, “Mama. Where’s Mama?” So he says this like five times… “Well Mama…”
So I just, the only thing that I thought he would understand to make them go away because I was running out of the, you know, the way you communicate to a two year old, you know, sometimes you have to say things that uh, don’t necessarily make sense to the average person or are even true, but it’s just what that two year olds can understand at the time.
So to make them go away, I go, Mommy’s making poop on the potty, go watch veggietales. So, so I hear him kind of scurry off…
And I think. Sweet. All right, where was I? Thirty seconds later, my cell phone rings somehow that little piss ant fanned out how to call my cell phone from his mom’s phone because he had the phone, he was watching veggietales on it. So I’m like Jesus, you know, just, you know, he calls like three or four times and I’m like ignoring it. But it’s hard to concentrate when the phone is constantly ringing.
And next thing you know that little, that little Turd gets on facetime. Facetime requesting me about three or four times. He’s facetime requesting me. It just won’t stop now. I love my son, but I swear he is. He’s, he’s gonna have to find a new place to live if this keeps up.
So I don’t know if you guys have that problem. You just wake up and there’s a kids, you know, just staring at you when your wife is supposed to be there, you know, he’s got, you know, you wake up with a kid’s foot in your junk.
It happens all the time and it’s not like, you know, we don’t do anything about it. Every time he’s in the bed we, you know, pick them up and bring them out in the bed is just, you know, two year olds kind of do what they want, you know, that’s their motto. Do it well, do what I want.
So at any rate, I’m sure you’re thinking to yourself, how in the world is Ryan going to relate this story somehow to passive income, real estate investing? So here’s the deal, here’s, here’s the important thing to tie home here. We make time for the things that are important to us, right? You, if something is important to you, you find a way to make time for it.
Now, what I hear most often with people who are interested in making passive income or they’re interested in changing their life in some sort of way, but one of the main objections I hear from everybody is I don’t really have time…
Well, that’s the entire point of getting started is so you can have time, so you either invest time up front so you can have time later, or you just say you don’t have time. Now, here’s the thing, if it’s important to you, you will have time.
You will make the time…
You know, there’s that old story. I’m from Stephen Covey’s book, the seven principles of highly effective people. He tells a story about this profession. I think it’s from that book.
He sells a story about this professor and the professor basically goes in front of the class with a jar, a glass jar, and in that jar he has these big rocks and he says to the class, all right, would you guys say that this glass is full? So the class goes, yeah, of course it’s full of rocks. And so he takes out a bag of smaller rocks, any portion of the jar, and they trickled down around the big rocks and he goes, well, now would you say that it’s full?
And they’re like, well, okay, now it’s full. And he says, all right, you take some pebbles. He pours a whole thing of pebbles and they trickled down in between the big rocks and little rocks. And then you got these little pebbles in between all of them. And he’s like, all right, what about now? Is it full now?
And so the classes, alright, it wasn’t full before. I see your point professor, now it’s full. So then he takes out a bag of sand and pours the sand in there. So the sand trickles down between the big rocks and little rocks. And the pebbles until it’s absolutely any packs it down until it’s absolutely full of rocks, a big and small pebbles and sand.
And he says, “Alright, what about now? Is it full now?” And they’re like “Well, I’m not sure anymore, but I’m pretty sure that you just pack the crap out of that jar with rocks, pebbles and sand.”
I think it’s full. And he gets out a cup of water and he pours the water in there and he says, all right, what about now as a full now? And the class is like, yes, it’s full now. What’s the point of the story?
The point is that most people say they don’t have time, but they fail to just make the time. You know, it’s, it’s all about scheduling…
It’s all about sitting down with a calendar, writing your to do list and then look at your to do list and say, where am I going to place this throughout the day? I mean, when I first got started learning creative financing and real estate, I, you know, I was working 40 to 60 hours a week, you know, I was, I would literally take my bathroom break to mess with my amortization calculator.
How many of you guys sit down at the end of the day and watch Netflix?…
How many of you when you go use the bathroom are just messing around on a angry birds or something like that? The point is you do have time. You just got to make the time. Okay.
Create the time for the things that are important to you…
I’ve got five kids, so believe me, having privacy and intimacy, intimacy with my wife is something that is hard sometimes, but you know what? You can plow through it and you can make the time. Make it work. Okay. Um, so that is the moral of the story today. I’ll catch you guys in the next episode. Make the time.
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