Friday, June 02, 2006

Man -- this is different...

Man, this is different....

Notice anything about the picture? I'm sure you don't because you don't know what I'm about to tell you.

The picture you're looking at is my wife, Jessica, sitting in the first-class cabin with my oldest son on a trip to Mexico.

She's expecting our third child. But she's riding in FIRST class. To a 5-star resort. For a week.

Why is that strange? Because, when our other two children were born....traveling first-class was not an option. And were sure weren't staying in 5-star resorts on international vacations.

Liberty League International certainly changes things doesn't it? :)

Heck, I remember -- with our second child -- that we were never sure where the money was coming from at all.

At one point -- we actually qualified for the government assistance program for buying baby formula! God only knows how we managed to afford the diapers.

And why? Why was it such a struggle then and it's so easy now? Simple: I made a decision to be wealthy and I followed a proven path. It's as simple as that.

I mean, check out this stroller. I didn't even know that there WAS such a thing as a $600 baby stroller. And, yet, I own one. It's sitting in the back of our SUV.

That's a lot different from back when "shopping for a stroller" meant going to the consignment shops or Walmart to find the cheapest thing imaginable.

And here's the thing -- if you're expecting or have children -- doesn't YOUR FAMILY deserve comfort and luxury? You understand that they don't make these strollers for the Rush Family alone, right? They make them for you, too.

It's simply a choice to start living a certain way. It's about choosing to play big instead of playing small.

In fact, this whole experience has been phenomenal. The ability to go through this incredible experience -- while simultaneously living a life without limits! Because of the opportunity provided by Liberty League International, money problems are simply non-existent.

I remember in the past, we had to say 'no' to so many things. "No, we can't really do that right now. We've got to save our money...."

And yet, now, if we want to go on a weekend getaway to the Four Seasons and buy new Mac computers, clothes for the baby and tons of baby furniture....well, we can.

I'm not saying any of this to be arrogant. It's to make a larger point: Jessica and I are well aware of how blessed we are. But, we also understand that it was OUR choices and OUR actions that made such a radical change in our lives. Had we not been willing to finally get 'fed up' with living small and made the decision to start living life on our own terms....

....well, would just as easily be going through this pregnancy trying to figure out how we were going to afford diapers and trying to find the cheapest deal on a changing table.

But, we didn't. We chose. We made the decision that our family deserved the best while living on this planet.

Yours does, too. Whether you're 22 or 102 -- whether you're expecting a child, have grown kids or are a single man and woman -- this is YOUR life. Start living it to the fullest today!

We did. You can, too.

Tony Rush
Summit Advisor, LLI

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