Today and for the next 10 days I will blog about my son’s home coming and document his arrival here in the US. This is NOT ordinary or usual this is a big deal for me and I will tell you why in a second.
Many times we see people show off their cars, huge house and piles of cash and they convey this as their success which is great nothing against it NOT a bit, but many of us actually get up in the morning to go to our 9-5 job or work in your business because we want to give our family the best future.
Most of the time we work so hard because we love our family and we want to provide for and give them the best and when we see that our family is happy and smiling we are so happy as well.
You see my family is always first on my list no matter what and my family is my happiness. To me this is how I define success is whatever makes you happy so if cars makes you happy then count that as your success if the houses makes you happy well count that as your success as well.
But like what I said my family makes me really happy that’s why I want to reunite all my family and I will bring everyone over here. My son Brandon is one huge step forward for my family here in Vegas.
Also it’s a dream come true I haven’t seen him for 9 years I wasn’t there for many of his birthdays, I wasn’t there when he was sick, I wasn’t there when he was scared of something and I wasn’t there for him for many occasions and I want to make it right with him.
That’s why this is a big deal for me if you have kids you know what I’m talking about. So today I wanted to let everyone know that this is “Day 10″ and I am on cloud nine right now I am very grateful and it feels like I am dreaming.
I am thinking about the day he gets here in the McCarran Airport I will hug him so tight and pick him up and Yes I will cry like a baby. Folks this is my huge success that I can show off to you guys it’s a real success story we’ve been trying to bring him over here for a very long time and finally he’ll be here in 10 days.
I wanted to share this with you because this is my true success and my dream come true. So please pray for me and support me. As always guys take care and love you all can’t do it without your support.
Also please keep coming back here to get an update on the countdown. Well I hope this inspires, motivates and has helped you in some way. Let me know what you think guys, please comment below and please don’t be shy 😀 Take care and love you guys.
Till Next Time and God Bless You!
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you and wish you a very happy thanksgiving and if you’re not in the US, well I want to wish you to have a wonderful day too. I am very thankful for all of you.
I cannot do this without your continued support, loyalty and trust. Again from the bottom of my heart, my family and I want to wish you a very happy thanksgiving. Take care and love you guys.
Till Next Time and God Bless You!
When I started blogging fulltime 2 years ago it was pretty tough because I felt that I was at the lowest point in of my life. I was unemployed with no savings and there were tons of bills and everything was 2 months past due and everyone that I knew seemed like they were in the same boat so I couldn’t ask for any help from them.
If I’m by myself probably I wouldn’t sweat it but I have a family to feed and also family back home in the Philippines. When I used to have a day job I “supposedly” make pretty good money at $22.00/hr as a network administrator, but we were really struggling big time!
I didn’t even see my paycheck and all this is because our health insurance was 800.00 per month and this was really killing my budget. Most of the time I had to wait till next payday just to buy the basic necessities in the house like shampoo and toothpaste.
The thing that really broke my heart is one day I caught my wife crying in her walk-in Closet, at first she tried to deny it, but when I ask her,”Why are you crying baby?” And she said “I’m tired of our situation it’s a struggle everyday and we can’t even afford to buy a pop in seven eleven,” that’s how bad it was.
This really put a lot of stress on me because of all the responsibilities I had. So many times I was bitter, pissed and not in a good mood. Also all this negativity was at work and not helping and just thinking about that it could not get worse than this our company started downsizing.
This is corporate America’s term for firing people; I know they try to make it sound so good. So the stress level at work is up to the eyeballs for many I can tell that everyone is nervous because you don’t know when your time is up…
Also too, the rumors make it worse. I remember there was someone who went home because of chest pain 😀 well I wasn’t immune, I was nervous too “Only” I had a product that I just launched online which was “Minisite Video Training” and it helped a little bit.
It was something good to look forward too though. I saw a couple of folks let go… then the next day a few more… the next day 3 more and it became an everyday thing that really put the stress level through the roof.
I was thinking maybe they will not let me go because of the fact that I ran the whole IT Department here in Vegas also I am part of the corporate so for a little bit I felt like I’m good. Maybe they will not fire me plus too I have a very good relationship with my immediate manager were like family I love my boss he’s always looking out for me.
Here’s the climax 😀 one day… I was really down, I mean really down and I just don’t know what to do because our house payment was behind plus the car payment is coming up too… Again just thinking that it could not be worse.
Then the bomb drops I saw my boss he’s actually based in Riverside California and they flew together with the human resources manager which is a good friend of mine too. He’s looking at me like telling me “Albert I am so sorry Man!”
I was looking at him too, straight up, then he said let’s go to your office Albert and the 3 of us went into my office then he shuts the door he begins to say Albert it’s not you but our company is… that’s the last word I hear and I was devastated.
I was numb I didn’t know what to do all our bills are already past due and this is what happened. I called my wife and let her know and she said “GOOD” I said what? And she said it again well that’s “GOOD” so you can focus on your business.
I love my wife dearly she’s been with me through thick and thin, with all these roller coaster rides. Man! I said to myself I hit rock bottom this is it, I don’t know what else to do and even worse yet I thought I might cancel Christmas.
The kids are looking under the Christmas tree for their presents but there was nothing, not one thing. So one night when everyone was sleeping I was downstairs and I had a one on one conversation with the big guy up in heaven I said, “Lord I am tired, please help me with this” then I went to bed.
That morning I said “Today’s Gonna Be A Good Day” and that was 2 years ago and that situation that I thought was the worse thing ever turned out to be the best thing that ever happened.
As you probably know that I make a living with this blog I also have tons of great opportunities on the way and this is just the beginning! 😀 So whatever your situation might be right now all you need to do is forget everything else and change your mindset and tell yourself! “Today’s Gonna Be a Good Day!” and I promise you great things will happen.
Now every time there’s a situation in my life I just simply say “Today’s Gonna Be a Good Day!” like last week I had terrible news you probably saw on the news too about that super typhoon that hit the Philippines.
There’s hundreds dead, thousands became homeless and displaced, and tons of heart aches… My own family (Mom, Dad, Bro. & Sister, son, daughter, and grandson) back home are victims and experienced this horrible calamity.
I was talking to my mom and dad, see the picture below (VIA Skype Video Call):
As you can see my mom started crying and telling me that they lost everything, I mean everything and they almost didn’t make it because while they were evacuating (to my sister in laws house) my mom and my daughter crossed a flood with a strong current and their both crying.
But GOD was on their side, in spite of my family losing everything my mom had to sell her cell phone to feed everyone nobody was hurt or worse dead so on the picture above I almost broke down but I needed to be strong for my family (My mom and Dad think I’m superman they’re very proud parents).
I told my mom we will replace those things plus now it will be brand new. They need a fridge it’s very important to store food and water. I already sent them some money also people donated here on my blog (thank you so much) and I will put the donation button below too if you want to help.
While talking with my folks I told my mom and dad, bro. & sister, son and daughter let’s pray and “Today’s Gonna Be A Good Day!” All this is just a process for a breakthrough and a blessing (a big one).
Just like giving birth the greater the pain the closer the mom is to giving birth and just like what I thought that it couldn’t get any worse things turn out to be not so bad. So I am stronger than ever and please do the same especially at this time many are going through because of these tough times.
But like what I said “Today’s Gonna Be A Good Day!” Guys lets pray for the people of the Philippines, The Filipinos were our friends during the World War II, they fought the Japanese side by side with the Americans and wins, and during the Iraq war Philippines is a poor country but yet sent some troops to help the USA.
The Filipino’s will always be a great friend of the USA. So please help them and pray for them. Take care and love you guys.
Till Next Time and God Bless You!