Yes, I served aboard submarines. That was a unique environment where I learned a lot about myself and other people. But first things first.
I was born in 1958 on an Air Force base. My Dad fought in the Korean war. He was a tail gunner, flew many missions, and even survived a crash on takeoff.
He passed away in 2015 from cancer. I consider him a hero who taught me a lot. My Mom passed away in January of 2009. She had cancer too. She was a very loving person and a great mother to her children. We will miss them both very much. I have a younger sister and brother; both awesome.
I have been very happily married for 34 years to my Proverbs 31 wife, Peggy. We have 2 sons that are both married and 7 grandchildren. I graduated from an area college where I completed the course in auto mechanics and worked in that field for about 2 years.
I then joined the Navy. After boot camp and some schooling, I got married and we were assigned to Scotland for about 2 years. That was fun for us because my heritage is mostly Scottish. Our first son was born over there. We then came back to the states and I was on 2 different subs. Our second son was born on an Air Force base in the states. I made 9 patrols altogether, spending about 1 year and 9 months total under water. Down there when things go wrong, you might say you're in deep trouble. My last assignment was as an instructor at the submarine training facility in Charleston,S.C.
After I got out of the Navy, we moved back to Iowa where I resumed my work as an auto technician. But I was not satisfied with that. I knew that I should be doing something else. I had known it for many years.
A lot of things had happened over the course of my life to give me some clues as to what I should be doing, but I was just not seeing them. I had several people ask me why I was an auto technician. They all said they didn't see me as that. But I kept doing it because I needed some way to make money.
Until one day I was on the internet searching for what I could do. I had wanted for some time to be able to help other people live a better life and avoid the mistakes I had made. I knew the internet could be used to reach a lot of people all over the world. I also knew that I was totally computer illiterate. In fact, computers at times really aggravated me.
I had a blog for a year, but it went nowhere. So I got discouraged and gave it up for a while.
Then I happened to find out about a company that would handle all of the technical stuff and allow me to just write and create what I wanted. It was a dream come true. Exactly what I had been looking for. That company is called SiteBuidIt! , or SBI! for short. They make it possible even for someone like me to build a business on the web. So now in addition to my auto tech job, I am building this website to share my life lessons and experience with others as an E-business. What's great about this is that anyone can do it. It's definitely not "get rich quick". It is a real business that takes time and effort to build. So if you want something for nothing, or you're lazy, this is not for you. But if you're willing to work for your own future and freedom, then I highly recommend it.
I could go on for quite a while about SBI!, but I think it's best if you take some time and check it out for yourself. My thought is that if I could talk you into it, then someone else could come along later and talk you out of it. But once you see what SBI! can do for you and decide for yourself (you do make your own decisions don't you?) I don't think anyone will be able to talk you out of it.
If you love your job, then maybe consider building your own website for fun. But if you don't like the way you make your money now, then build yourself an E-business until it grows big enough to replace your job. SBI! will show you how and provide the tools you need to succeed. You should start by downloading this free e-book.
One final thought. Where will you be in 2, 3 or 5 years from now if you keep doing things exactly the same as you are now? Do something good for yourself.