A few Sunday’s ago, Lisa and I decided to take the kids to the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.
Before going into the zoo, we decided to duck into the Fred Meyer store in Ballard and grab some picnic supplies for lunch.
Little did I know who I was about to have a chance meeting with.
If you’ve ever watched Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel, you may recognize the gentleman standing next to me in the photo above.
It’s Keith Colburn… captain of the Wizard crab boat that’s featured on the show.
The community of Ballard in Seattle is where Fisherman’s Terminal is located.
Fisherman’s Terminal is where much of the Alaska fishing fleet comes during the off season.
Captains will typically get routine maintenance and repairs done during the off season, and everything they could possibly need is available right here.
Since this particular Fred Meyer’s is only a couple miles away from Fisherman’s Terminal, it makes sense that fishermen would frequent the store.
I didn’t personally know Captain Keith Colburn during my own fishing days, but that doesn’t matter.
As soon as I saw him, and recognized who he was, I had to introduce myself.
Once he found out that I was a fellow fisherman, it was as if the two of us had been friends for years.
We had an immediate bond.
Anyone who’s worked in the fishing industry for any period of time, and has survived to talk about it, has plenty of stories to share.
Keith and I began swapping fishing stories, and the truth is, I could’ve stood there talking with him all afternoon, but my family wouldn’t have appreciated that.
The two of us brought our short conversation to an end and as I walked back out to the truck with my family, I couldn’t help but be thankful that I figured out a way to get out of the grueling world of Alaska Bering Sea Fishing.
Don’t get me wrong…
I totally respect Captain Keith Colburn.
Heck, I respect anyone who’s willing to do whatever it takes to support themselves and their family in a way that makes them feel good about doing what they do.
But let me tell you, a guy like Captain Keith sacrifices a lot in order to provide for his family.
His family sacrifices a lot too.
As I share this experience, you may be thinking about all the sacrifices you’ve made in your own life, and the sacrifices you continue to make.
And as you do, I want you to know that I applaud you for who you are and what you’re doing.
You want the best for yourself.
If you’re married, you want the best for your wife or husband.
If you have children, you want the best for them.
That’s the sign of a true entrepreneur, and you’re in good company.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting the best, and wanting more out of life.
I discovered the secret to getting more out of life years ago, from a comment Zig Ziglar made on a late night infomercial.
He said, “The best way to get more of what you want, is to help enough other people get what they want”.
Those words hit me hard, and thanks to technology, I’ve been able to help a whole lot of people, form across the USA and around the world, all from my home in the little town of Arlington, Washington.
And the good news is…. If you’re so inclined, you can do the very same thing… from the comfort of your home… in your home town.
Dedicated to your success,
“The Automatic Income Coach”