my bank account just a day ago, I went back in and saw a nice little balance
again. I proceeded to tell my wife that we had another $5,000 ready to be
She then gave me this look (you know the one guys, that says you did
something wrong) and said to me, "Where is this money coming from?"
I gave her my look back (You know the one ladies, the "what are you crazy"
look) and said, "What you do you mean where is it coming from?"
Here's how the rest of the conversation went.
Wife: Where is it coming from?
Me: From where it's always been coming from.
Wife: And where is that?
Me: From selling my stuff.
Wife: What stuff?
Me: What do you mean what stuff?
At this point I really thought she was kidding with me.
Wife: What stuff do you sell?
Me: I sell ebooks and things to teach people how to make money online.
Wife: Like you.
Me: Yeah, like me.
Wife: I see (giving me the, "you're a crook" look)
Me: Hey, that's not all I sell.
Wife: Oh, what else do you sell?
Me: Well, remember that "Magic Of Making Up" book I told you about?
Wife: Oh yeah, where you teach people how to get back with their ex. Mr.
Marriage councilor here.
Now I was getting annoyed.
Me: I don't teach them. I just sell the book. The book teaches them.
Wife: And you read this book?
Me: Yes, I did and it's very good.
Wife: How would you know? You've never gotten back with your ex.
Me: I don't even have an ex.
Wife: That's my point.
Me: What is your problem?
Wife: I just want to know where the money's coming from, that's all. I
don't want the feds knocking on my door one day and taking you away in
And with that she walked out of the living room into the kitchen.
For the first time in 6 years that I've been doing this, my wife was truly
worried about where all the money was coming from. She'd never seen
anything like this.
Well, I later went into the kitchen, put my arms around her and assured
her that everything I was doing was on the up and up, that I had a great
reputation, that lots of people respect me and actually come to me for
help and that she had nothing to worry about.
I then had to sit down and look at my life and at where I've arrived. It
never really dawned on me before, but this is the most money I've ever
made in my life by a very wide margin. Some days I still don't believe it
and I think I'm going to wake up and find out it's all been a dream. Either
that or I'll be hit by a Hummer tomorrow and they'll be spreading me on
whole wheat toast for somebody's breakfast.
If you're scratching your head wondering what this is all about, here it is.
I don't care how bad things are for you right now. 6 years ago I was out
of work and almost homeless. I made $28 in my first 5 months online. I
was going nowhere fast and I didn't have a lot of hope.
Today, I'm...well, let's just say I'm one damn lucky SOB. I don't know if I
deserve to be this happy, but I'm not going to question it. What I am going
to do is appreciate every single day that I have of it.
But life is ironic. When I was doing really bad with my business, my wife
would say to me, "Don't worry honey, you'll be all right. You'll see."
Now she wants to know if I'm going to get carted off to the state pen
Women...they're never satisfied.
** EDIT** For anybody didn't get it, that last comment was a joke.
Please don't start taking shots at me for it. I love my wife and I love
women and have the utmost respect for them.