Feel free to skip to the bottom if you’re impatient, but make sure you come up and read this next part. It’s very important that you understand a few simple things about The At Home Welder.
The At Home Welder is for you
FIRST and foremost – The At Home Welder is for YOU. The entire concept of this site was born from the countless hours I’ve spent teaching, coaching, & supporting, MANY people just like you, learn how to weld and build profitable businesses.
The At Home Welder is a business
SECOND – The At Home Welder is a part of a business. Which means that this site will always generate some type of income. That’s what businesses do. However, that will NEVER take away from the main goal of this site which is tohelp you learn how to weld and even make money on side with your new skills.
That fact that I offer services or a product here will piss a lot of people off. They’ll say something like “You’re just trying to fatten your own bank account. If you really wanted to help so much you’d do it for free.” I’m totally fine with that. If you’re one of those people, you know where the back button is in the top left corner, right? Feel free to use it – now.
The fact is, I DO give most of my training and time for free. Creating content, recording videos, and responding to your questions take a lot of time and energy. I could just spit out quick two sentence answers, but that’s not how I roll. I love helping out as much as I can. It’s what inspired The At Home Welder and I wouldn’t change a thing. But I’m also on my own journey to build a profitable business and offering my close personal services and products is part of the path I’ve created to do so.
Not to long ago I was scared. I had zero confidence, and I was wandering around like a zombie drone. I put on a great front and very few people, if any, knew what was really going on inside my head. Hell, I’d been going at the same pace for so long that I didn’t even know what was going on in there.
I was numb.
I wasn’t lonely. I was married to, literally, the girl of my dreams. I had great friends, and loving family. Even my in-laws were great. However, I was still prone to sudden and paralyzing panic attacks.
At the time, they scared the living shit out of me. I had no idea what a panic attack was. I literally thought I was losing my mind. My entire body would shake uncontrollably, my muscles would tense up so hard that it felt like they were going to rip out of my skin. My teeth would violently chatter and I could literally hear that short circuit sound going on in my mind. Seriously.
The Terrifying Test Results
So I got tested. My worried wife stood by my side while they put an insane amount of wires on my head and chest. I went to have an MRI (not helping with that short circuit feeling, btw).
The doctors diagnosis: Severe Panic Attacks
My diagnosis: You mean I’m doing this to myself? I’m killing myself?
Instantly, I had the most important realization of my life
Instantly, I had the most important realization of my entire life. I’m the one in control. Even though it seemed as if everything was spinning out of control, I was the one at the steering wheel. I was literally killing myself.
That was the day it all changed.
Today I’m a far different man from the one I was just four years ago. I’m still married to the girl of my dreams, have two amazingly beautiful little girls, a dog named Alice “The Wonder Dog”, and a cozy little home with a garden in the backyard.
We have ZERO credit cards and ZERO credit card debt (We’re very proud of this one). I run my business from my home. I get to take my kids to school and even pick them up. My wife gets to do what she loves. She trains horses and coaches riding students to compete in horse shows. The barn is literally 2 minutes from our house.
I still get scared. My confidence still wanes from time to time, and I still screw a lot of things up when I try them.
But I’m AWAKE
I’m no longer a zombie drone wandering around in fear. I’m filled with passion and determination. I no longer believe the words my father used when he said, “No one cares about your story”. I’m no longer stuck in the prison of “you are your past” or “you are your genes”.
I’m awake and fully aware that I’m the one in control of my life.
A lot has happened since the day the doctors gave us the test results. I wrote about this in greater detail here, but here’s the short version.
- ran a fabrication business which was the largest supplier of hot water heater stands in the southeast
- built an ornamental ironwork business from word of mouth
- created an online welding tutorial business with digital courses
- built my own e-commerce shopping sites and managed others
- currently work with others who are ready to take control, build a thriving business and change their life
It’s kind of a strange transition. Especially since I went from barely being able to check my email to almost 100% of my business being online, in less than a year.
I love being able to build something amazing for my family while being able to impact the lives of so many other people. I can’t think of a better way to teach my daughters about business and life. If you would’ve told me five years ago that this is what I’d be doing, I would’ve laughed at you and then walked away with my head low.
Every day I strive to reach my own thriving destination by helping many people reach theirs
Every day I strive to be the best husband and father I can be. I’ve realized that the more I help others accomplish their goals and change their lives, I become a stronger example for my girls to live by. And the love and appreciation I have for my wife grows even more.
My motives might seem selfish, but they are what they are. If helping others to help yourself is considered a selfish way to live then I’m going to continue rock’n my selfish lifestyle.
Oh yeah, and those panic attacks… I never had another one after that day.
Here’s what you should do now
This site is about you and for you. If you have a minute I’d love for you to go to the comments and share a little of your “about” story too.
I’m looking forward to the crazy road ahead and I’m glad you’re here to be a part of it.