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My idea to take care of myself is working. I have made more in the last year than I could have dreamed of making at my old job, and I don't work for anyone.
The reason I'm writing this is to motivate anyone else that might have a dream to do something on their own. You don't always have to go work for someone else. It's scary at times, but I feel so good now.
I did some figuring, and in the last year I've made just over $140,000!!! I just took what I love to do and turned it around to make money. I restore old trucks and they sell like mad. I also get old truck parts (doors, fenders, etc) and redo them to sell back out.
I drove down to Dallas this last weekend to a swap meet there and made $40,000 in two days. And I've got a truck I've been working on for about 1.5 months now that I'm getting ready to sell in full. That will bring in another $20-25,000 for me. And I got to have my own shop built, so now I get to do all the work in comfort
(no more banging my cold hands in the winter time, lol).
Just in case any of you guys think you want to try something, then I say go for it. Take that chance. The worse that can happen is you might have to go try something new.