My wife and I have been business owners in Central Florida for 10 years, and we started our businesses because we wanted to control our schedules. We wanted the ability to travel back and forth, and see my family in Louisiana. As we started having a family of our own, we wanted the ability for Daddy to stay home with the family whenever he wanted to. 7 years into our business, I came home one day and realized that my son was 2 years old, but I didn’t know my son, and he didn’t know me. We were making a great income, but at what cost?
At night when we would watch family movies, my son would sit with my wife, and if I wanted to have him sit with me, it was a fight. That’s painful no matter how many times I tell it, to have missed 2 years of my kids’ life. Something I could never get back. So a long story short, after a few long conversations with my wife, we decided to sell our business. We took a huge hit financially, but it was worth it to be with my kids. And when we heard about LIMU in November of 2014, we found a fit … we saw a way to cover what we had lost financially while still keeping time freedom.
We started with LIMU in November and in March we hit 20k, picked out our Paid for Black BMW 550i (a 500hp twin turbo V8 that we have not paid a dime for, for all you gear heads) and made enough to more than pay for our mortgage. We were ecstatic! We were now bringing in a great income, but of course we wanted more, so we started helping people on our team grow their businesses!
If you would have asked me 2 months ago why I was in LIMU, it would be for the money. But last month we had the privilege of helping someone on our team get into their Paid For BMW. This guy has been a deli worker at Publix for the past 7 years and hates his job. His wife is a server and dislikes her job as well. They were living paycheck to paycheck before LIMU. Well last month when they hit the rank of 20k, I was able to go help them pick out their BMW. On the way back from picking the car up, he tells me “I’m a little embarrassed, but I keep looking at the temperature gauge because it’s become a habit with my old car. With this car, I don’t have to!”
I know the car is just a material thing, but to see what it made him feel like – to know it was his – made me feel incredible. And to know that he makes around the same with his part-time business in LIMU as he does in his full time job at Publix, I couldn’t describe to you what that feels like. Finally it made sense to me why Gary Raser calls it his Unfinished Business, why he is so adamant about helping people out of the paycheck to paycheck lifestyle. The week we helped my brother in law do that, I didn’t care how much money I was making … I was more focused on the fact that we were changing lives!
We are David and Karina Dischler, and WE ARE LIMU!!!