This book is full of my personal successes and failures as a contractor and construction worker. It's been a long journey and I'm sure there's more lessons to learn in the future. I'm sharing some of the ones I've already experienced, in hopes that you will learn to profit from them.
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I'm 48 years old and I've worked in the construction industry for over 30 years, 24 of them as a General Contractor. I'm the father of three children and currently married to Mrs. Perfect.
I never graduated from High School and don't have a college education. I passed a proficiency examination, in the 11th grade, which provided me with a High School Equivalent Diploma.
Even though I didn't go to College or finish High School, I've been educating myself, for most of my life. I would've said that I've been gathering information for my entire life, but I don't remember what I was doing, when I was one year old.
I was definitely an over achiever and by the time I was 25 years old, received my General Building Contractors License. I studied almost every aspect of construction and eventually became a preferred contractor, even among other contractors.
I had accomplished a lot of things, by the time I was 40 years old, but wasn't satisfied with my life. I started hitting the books again, especially the audio books and became a spiritual, self-help and personal development junkie.
I had spent over $4,000 on spiritual and personal development information and had quite a library, until my home burned down, on October 22, 2007. I didn't have any insurance and lost almost all of my construction tools and the entire library.
The average person would have been devastated and I was rattled, but managed to come through it, like most of us do and today I have another library filled with books, even though it's missing some audio books.
I started to learn how to type in November of 2007 and actually wrote my first book in December. How To Build a Straight Set of Stairs, has become one of my best selling books, providing me with a monthly income.
Currently, I have written at least 20 books and plan on writing for the rest of my life. I enjoy sharing my life and the information I've gathered, with others.
Even though some of the information I've gathered, doesn't make good dinner conversation, I've developed a way of presenting it, in a non-threatening manner. I've shared my information with Christians, atheists, agnostics and other religious followers.
It might not make sense all the time, but when it does, it's a wonderful and joyous experience. When I finally get through to an individual, it's almost like a parent having a child. Knowing that I helped to create another thinker, instead of another follower, makes me feel good.
I'm a strong supporter of the truth and regularly look for evidence to support my own claims and the claims of others. I'm not an atheist, agnostic or religious follower. I don't belong to any spiritual organization, even though I've learned a lot, from them.
I was a Christian until I reached the age of 17 and then realized that it wasn't the only religion, full of mythological stories. I spent a lot of time, listening to popular religious leaders, trying to make sense out of their religious beliefs.
I didn't consider any of this, a waste of time, because it brought me to the conclusion that people will believe anything that they desire to. If you desire to belief in Christianity or Islam, you will. It's that simple.
My goal in life is to teach people to ask questions and try to get them to think about some of the information they share with others. I wouldn't tell someone that God exists or that God doesn't exist, because I don't have enough satisfactory scientific evidence, to support this claim.
I'm not against religion, but I'm definitely for humanity and the rights of individuals. Religion is just the first step, but we need to start thinking about our government leaders, the distribution of wealth and poverty.
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April 26, 2011
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