What In Hell Are You Doing To Finally Get Out of The Rat Race?

What In Hell Are You Doing To Finally Get Out of The Rat Race?

What in hell are you doing? Okay, I’ve been out sick again and recovering nicely. My job as an Operations Supervisor is changing presenting more mental stress than ever and while I’ve been down “don’t count me out yet!”

I’ve created two more steams of income! I’m pressing towards my mark of creating passive income for my retirement that will be fun just because I’m learning something new and because I’m leaving something for my legacy.

My last post, “Who Do You Want To Work For” seemed to stir the pot a little but not enough to get you moving.  Wealthy Affiliate has been a great platform for me to initiate my first stream of income. It has allowed me to be the leader for which I am to others that I have not seen but get to reach out to by way of its platform. Being a premium member has given me a number of advantages. The number one advantage is the income and not having to pay for the membership out of my pocket.

What’s It Going To Cost You?

What’s it going to cost you? You have to put in the work in order to accept the price. Who is your market? Who do you want to work with? Is this journey worth it? When are you really going to begin working? These questions can only be answered by you for yourself. I had to accept the fact that there are many angles to this puzzle but there is one structure and a plan to follow with Wealthy Affiliate; follow it you might just discover something. It works!

Why Are You Comparing?

We tend to compare what we have with what we don’t have. More specifically, we compare what we have with what other people have and this becomes our focus and  makes us unhappy.

If there was no one to compare with, it would change everything. Most of us would probably feel more fortunate. The ability to see what we don’t have causes us to overlook what we do have. You have a lifetime of experiences, relationships, and you were born with skills.

There’s no way around that. There are only ways to reduce it. We can start by recognizing that envy may be what’s making you feel like you don’t have enough experience or education. That’s not true for everyone. Some people truly don’t have enough. But most of us likely do.

Enough will never feel like enough until you recognize that it’s enough. Look for contentment outside material wealth.

Our own impulses are what enslave us. Material wealth makes it easier for us to delude and trap ourselves by our own desires.

So I ask you again, “What in hell are you doing?” Get off your behind, focus, plan, and execute your plan.

“Always Progress!”


About Von

Hello, welcome, and thank you for such a safe landing on my “I’m Not Ready For Retirement” site. You are part of 10,000 people per day approaching retirement, born between 1946 and 1964. Up to now you’ve been struggling and experiencing some stress about your life and future as you approach retirement. You’re not alone, so join me as I lead, offer, and share some important information to help you prepare and in come cases supplement your income while making your transition seamless.


I’m a former US Marine, Army Airborne Logistics Officer, and currently an Operations Supervisor. I have a BS in Health and Physical Education and obtained my MBA with concentrations in Operations and Project Management in April 2012. My past accomplishments cannot compete with what I have done from April 2012 to the present date.

Two weeks prior to graduation, April 2, 2012, I had a life changing episode that has changed my life forever; I had an acute asthma attack while sitting at my desk at work in Charlotte, NC at 10:36 am. Because I’ve never been really sick nor did I have asthma, I didn’t know what was going on and had no idea about what was going to transpire. In less than two hours I couldn’t exhale, had to be resuscitated twice in the Wachovia CIC Center parking lot prior to be driven approximately 2.5 miles to Carolina Medical Center where I would lay in a coma like stage throughout the rest of the day until the next morning.

I was unaware of all the things that were taking place such as contacting the Red Cross to reach my son who had just returned from Iraq, contacting my closest friends, church members, co-workers, and family because my wife was told there was nothing else to be done except wait.

Something happened through the night that I’ll never forget. I saw the brightest light which is still indescribable and heard a voice and the words “I’m not ready for you yet you have a purpose to fulfill” and I woke up. I woke up to see tubes down my throat, one of my best friends who was there all night with my wife and a college fraternity brother who drove from Philadelphia, when he got the call, to Charlotte to be at my bedside crying and praying.

I was in the hospital for 9 more days and at home for 9 months. It was during this time that I spent reading and searching for my purpose and passion because what I had done for over 25 years of my life, I was told I would not be able to do again; so I was told. I say, “Always Progress!””

I now go to the gym regularly. I’m working with some difficulty but, I’m up on my feet and thankful. Now I’m facing retirement and this situation has been costly and put me in a financial situation, like many others, that I didn’t see coming.


As a leader, I feel that it is important to be transparent so others will first of all know that I’m authentic, honest, and just as human as the next person. There is nothing special about me. I have a passion and a purpose for leadership. That’s who I am and I’m here to lead, develop, encourage, coach, and walk with you through your situation to success.

You see noone ever knows when they will go through something that will change their lives physically and financially. When you are near retirement or planning, you can’t give up! You have to “Always Progress!” towards your goals.

As a Strategic Business Consultant, I want to help you. Sure you’re experiencing some difficulties, some stress, and some uncertainty. I promise you, if you will begin with a goal and a plan, you can reach your goal. My purpose is to be your guide and to learn with you. I don’t know everything but, I have resources that can be reached out to for help.

I want to be recognized for what I do to help someone get back on there feet so that they can live life as they had planned.


The goal of my website is to help you develop an “Always Progress!” mindset through participation, communication, and of course you have to take action. You have to participate. This is not a place where you will be made to feel or look inferior; it’s not allowed and I won’t tolerate it!

You have to communicate. We have a close community of people ready to help. When you don’t communicate it is assumed that you know. Remember, this is your life and now you are responsible to get where you want to go. We are here to help you succeed.

Lastly, you have to take action. When you don’t take action then I and the community will never know what you don’t understand. My goal is to help you achieve and that can’t happen without action. I cannot do this for you, only with you.

Whenever you need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Vonnie “Von” Wright MBA 

“Always Progress!”


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