: Hey guys, good morning. Alberto Riehl, Riehl’s Rants. I’m leaving the gym this morning. I’m in Laguna Niguel. This is Life Time Athletic. Oh, there’s the sun. This is … Wow. It’s about 7:15 AM. I’m in my old stomping ground. I hadn’t been here in a long time. This is where I used to spend almost every morning working out, right before I left to go on the daily grind. As I was just getting into the men’s locker room, I look to the right, there’s whole area where guys … Man, the sun’s really peaked out today. Where everybody hangs up their clothes. Their suits, there’s slacks, there’s starched shirts, and a lot of them are in the dry cleaning … They have the dry cleaning bag.
I remember when I was very proud to put my stuff up there next to all that stuff. My dry cleaning up there and get ready for the day. As I look a little bit closer, everybody was racing. Everybody’s racing in and out, they have somewhere to go. I’m in the jacuzzi relaxing. There’s nobody in the jacuzzi. Relaxing, I was there for a few minutes feeling really good after a good work out. Then, went into the steam room for a while. Went into the steam, one person in the steam room. There was one person in the steam room. Again, come out. Everybody’s just kinda racing out to go who knows what, right? Everybody’s in a hurry to hit on that day.
Again, I remember when I used to do that every single day. Get all dressed up with my fancy shoes, and socks, and matching slacks, and shirt, make sure everything was pressed, and raced out to the car to … I don’t know, be in traffic for about an hour. Gosh, looking back today, I’m so glad. Right now I’m on my way home wearing comfortable clothing. I got my flip flops on, if you can see. I just can’t wait to go take care of business from the comfort of my home.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I mean, from the outside, it looked like I was having great success and I kinda was. I was doing okay, a couple hundred thousand a year. I’m imagining that’s what a lot of these guys do. It’s a pretty high-end area, Laguna Niguel. This place here is about $160 for a person to come work out per month. Where you can go to … I don’t know, 24 Hour Fitness for like 20 bucks a month or something like that. In the parking lot, you see all Maseratis, and Porsches, and Bentleys, and the high-end Teslas, and all that kind of stuff. Alberto Riehl: But I wonder how happy people truly are. Now, if that’s your passion, if that’s your dream, man, go get it. Get dressed up and go get in that Southern California traffic and go get yours. But for me, something was missing. From the outside, everything looked good. But on the inside, my soul was being crushed. There was something missing inside. Little by little, I’d have Sara complain about, “Hey, I feel like a single mom. You’re not here very much. I’m here raising the kids by myself.” I thought that … really, she was just not appreciating everything I provided for her.
It wasn’t until my daughter Skyler, let me know that, “Dad?” as I’m putting her to sleep, she’s like, “Daddy, are you leaving again tomorrow? Why are you always working?” She said, “Why are you always working?” She’s like two, three years old. She could barely talk. That really woke me up. That really crushed me.
Today, everything I do is from the comfort of my own home. I get to take my kids to school in the morning. I pick them up afterwards, take them to soccer practice. If you’re one of those guys where maybe from the outside you look successful, right? Maybe you got the trophies, and the awards, and the trips, and the accolades, and all that. You get the atta boys anytime you show up to your office and your name is on that scoreboard, it’s on the very top. But on the inside, you know that there’s something missing. You know there could be something better. You know that maybe you’re missing one of too many Timmy’s soccer games, or tennis practice, or maybe it’s that recital.
I just want you to know that there is a better way. Today, I don’t have to be out on the road anymore. I get to work from the comfort of my home. This year, that’s our main focus with our group. Now, that we’re getting the results. Now, that we’re making the $20,000 $30,000 a month, consistently. How do we transfer that over to a business where we have complete time freedom? How do we take it to next level, not only income wise but where we are in 100% control of our time, we own our calendar 100%, and we get to spend time with our family, our loved ones, and really own our time. Have that time freedom that very few people have. That’s what we’re focused on today.
Alberto Riehl again, guys. Riehl’s Rants and stay tuned on these videos. We’re going to be talking about how to run your business virtually using today’s technology, using artificial intelligence, and online marketing, and machine learning, and actually robots, so they can do most of the heavy lifting while we get to hang out with our loved ones, and travel, and have a good time. Now, don’t get me wrong, yes, there is work to be done. That absolutely … work has to be done. But there’s just a much smarter way to do it. I think that you know that. So, stay tuned and we’ll see you in the next video.