DAY 7: Finding out what truly matters most

January 7 Warning: today’s writing represents the author’s take on truth. A certain religion is implied. Read at your own risk (or reward). It’s DAY 7. A day for taking a break from finding financial freedom in the furniture business. Or, maybe, finding it in a different way. Or finding what really matters most. Finding rest from my financial journey Today–for me–is a day of rest, a […]

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DAY 6: What a dream starring Benjamin Hardy has to do with millionaires and fishing

January 6 I had a dream The PerfectDreamer mattress kept its namesake’s promise, at least the latter half. I had a dream my first night on the plush but firm pillow-topped fluff. But I wouldn’t call it perfect, the dream that is. In my dream, I was talking with my good friend and better-than-Steven-Covey author, blogger, husband and father, Benjamin Hardy. Among other things, he asked if I would […]

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DAY 5: The noblest art is that of making others happy

Quote by P.T. Barnum January 5 It’s Friday. Our mattress should arrive momentarily. We are troubleshooting house-issues here and things-needing-repaired there. The house, albeit affluent, has sat empty for several months. Things like the water softener, Electrolux refrigerator, jacuzzi, and gas fireplace needed some professional attention. Many are coming today to take a look. How thankful we are for the skills of others! Relieving the burden […]

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Looking for a miracle? Try this exercise.

You have a New Year before you. Clean. Fresh. Free from past mistakes; if you want it to be. Keep the lessons learned, then rid yourself of all the excess regret. Are you ready? On a whim (mostly because we, my family and me, were all suffering head colds), and for Monday Night Family Home Evening, I invited each family member to consider three life-altering questions […]

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DAY 4: Free rent and high potential profits

January 4 Today is the day our PerfectDreamer mattresses arrive! You can’t know how excited we all are. And if that ain’t enough to make you flip your lid (Beach Boys), the pool guy comes today to repair the jacuzzi. A heated heaven. Luxury at last! The MillionairZ.club Call I have questions today about moving forward. I call Larry. “It’s not just about how much furniture […]

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Au revoir, President Monson. A dream and a prayer.

A year ago I had a strong impression that president Thomas S. Monson—a modern-day prophet and witness of Jesus Christ—would soon pass away. As of January 2 (2018), that vision has, unfortunately, been realized. My heart is filled with love for him. He has graduated mortality. But he leaves behind a world of undergraduates desperate for his guiding direction. I pray the following, “Father in Heaven, please bless […]

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DAY 3: Time to jump!

January 3 Perhaps from the cold air trapped inside our blow-up mattresses, we all caught colds. But I did, finally, fall asleep. At least for four hours. Not bad! The Passing of a Prophet Then, learning that the president of our church had passed, we spend some time on our camping chairs–in a million-dollar living room–sharing stories and memories of our beloved prophet. We huddle near […]

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