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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Road to nowhere: Minor snowstorm brings Atlanta to standstill

Now I can empathize with those stranded on the highway.  In 2005, I found myself stranded on Highway 290 in an evacuation stampede from Hurricane Rita.  I remember watching the gas needle descend.  I remember finally getting to an exit, and driving past countless gas stations with signs that either read "CLOSED" or "NO GAS".  And yes, I remember peeing in a cup.  I remember nightfall and being so tired and so low on gas, that I HAD to pull over and sleep.  That 3-hour-drive took over 20.  So I empathize with those Atlanta and Alabama folks who found themselves stranded on the road, or in Home Depot or in the school gym or job.  I know that feeling of desperation and wanting nothing but to be home safe.

What upsets me most is that most people were stranded because they were a part of a similar mass exodus orchestrated by city and public officials.  These people deemed it necessary that EVERYONE go to work and school that dreadful day and so, off they went because they had families to feed and needed the money or had a job to keep because they would have lost it had they not shown up to work that day or both.

It sickens me that people were forced to put their lives in danger just to stay employed.  This, my friends, is the world we live in.  A world that tells us when to eat, when to sleep, and when to stay warm.  A world that tells us our job is more important than our lives.  A world that constantly teaches us the importance and value of MULTIPLE STREAMS OF INCOME.  Because at the end of the day, no one in his or her right mind would risk his or her life or the lives of their children for a job if they didn't need the money-- NO MATTER HOW MUCH THEY LOVED IT OR HOW MUCH IT PAID.  This is how desperate and dependent people have become on jobs.

Go to work or lose your job?

If you or your spouse were faced with this same predicament, would you be able to say "I'm ok with losing my job today."  If not, you need a Plan B.  You need another source of income that DOES NOT require you to put your life in danger.  Something that DOES NOT tell you how much your life is worth with a pathetic paycheck.

 If you are ready to abandon your desperation and dependency on a 9 to 5, I invite you to connect with us on Facebook.  "Like" the Facebook page and interact with it to start building your plan B.  You can also connect with me on Facebook here

Until my next post.... I wish you peace, patience and prosperity.

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