My “City Slickers” Moment And The ‘One Thing’ That Saved Me From A Mid-Life Crisis (And Got Me Earning Big Money Online)

Not long ago, I celebrated my 40th birthday.

For men, reaching age 40 is a milestone. It’s where we’re done with all the indiscretions of youth (and the painstaking task of making amends for those indiscretions) and start to become Refined and Distinguished.

We start to earn enough money that we can finally enjoy some of the fruits of our labor.

We can start dispensing wisdom to those younger than us, without yet seeming to be too out-of-touch and Old.


For many, though (including me), this is not the case.

I had no money saved up for retirement, or for emergency expenses.

I hadn’t been able to take a nice vacation in a long time.

I didn’t have much (useful) knowledge that I could impart to others.

I was struggling under a mountain of debt that just kept growing, no matter how hard I tried to reduce it.

What’s worse, age 40 is when you first start noticing that the years are going by a whole lot faster than they used to.

Age 50 is just around the corner. Then 60. And 70.

If I didn’t start making some real progress, real soon, it wouldn’t be long before it was too late.

Time was no longer my friend. Time was quickly becoming my enemy.

In short, a full-blown mid-life crisis was looming.

Then one Saturday afternoon, I was flipping through the channels when I came upon an old movie favorite that I hadn’t seen in years.

It was Billy Crystal’s classic movie “City Slickers.” Near the beginning of that movie, his character is experiencing a similar mid-life crisis when his son unfortunately brings him to school for Career Day.

You may remember the “speech” he gives those poor kids!

“It goes by so fast. You’re a teenager, you think you can do anything, and you do. Your twenties are a blur. Thirties, you raise a family, a little money, you think to yourself ‘What happened to my twenties?’

“Your forties, you grow a little pot belly, you grow another chin. The music starts to get too loud and one of your old girlfriends from high school becomes a grandmother. Your fifties you have a minor surgery. You’ll call it a ‘procedure,’ but it’s a surgery. Sixties you’ll have a major surgery. The music is still loud but it doesn’t matter because you can’t hear it anyway.

“Seventies, you and the wife retire to Ft. Lauderdale, start eating dinner around 2 o’clock in the afternoon, lunch around 10, breakfast the night before. You spend most of your time wandering around malls looking for the ultimate soft yogurt and muttering ‘How come the kids don’t call?’ Your eighties you’ll have a major stroke, babbling to some Jamaican nurse whom your wife can’t stand but you call ‘Mama.’ Any questions?” (Copyright 1991 Columbia Pictures)

In the movie, Billy Crystal’s character goes on to find the solution to his mid-life crisis on a Dude Ranch in Colorado.

Thankfully, I didn’t have to wrangle any cattle. I just went online.

I started looking into online business. You know, How To Make Money Online.

Of course, there’s a TON of stuff out there, most of which claims to make you a millionaire overnight if you just Click Here.

We both know that’s bunk (not that I didn’t try a lot of it!).

Instead, I got connected to some of the top names in the industry.

I picked their brains, apprenticed myself, and “forced” them to teach me everything they know.

It paid off and I now have a very successful online business, and I have the pleasure of passing on what I’ve learned.

To borrow a metaphor from “City Slickers,” I found my ‘One Thing,’ and the mid-life crisis was averted!

If you’d like to avert your own mid-life crisis and find your ‘One Thing’ in launching a successful online business, do like I did and learn from someone who knows what they’re talking about. I have a free report I’d like to send you that will get you started on the right track.

Simply enter your name and email in the boxes at the upper right and I’ll send my report to you, for free. It’s my way of “paying forward” the favor I received from others. Enjoy!

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