Family Matters

I decided my first post should cut right to the chase and not dilly dally so I will just start with why I started doing online marketing. Family Matters to me. Here is a picture of me as I took my second corporate promotion as a sales manager in Dec 2010. I was so excited at my opportunity and success in such a bad economy. I performed well as a Sales Manager, however my personal life really suffered. Including the fact that I relocated as part of my work agreement I moved away from friends and family at the chance of moving up. 16 months later I’d gained over 40 lbs. and the consistent 12 hour days were really taking their toll. I take full responsibility for the weight gain, and all of my choices, and I think that’s what I lost sight of in the process. Choice…it was all my choice to be in corporate america, to leave the state, and be away from the people that mattered the most to me. In hind sight I learned so much about myself, but more about who I’m not. I don’t know if I would have gotten the lesson as early as I did if I didn’t learn it now. If you’re anything like me…sometimes people like us need to learn things the hard way. My 30th birthday came around and I came home for a long overdue stay. I got truly present to what matters to me as a person. Making a difference with people and families. You see I didn’t and don’t have a picture perfect life, but my family gave me everything that they had, and helped me become someone I’m very proud of. I see myself as a father and husband (partner what have you), but I didn’t see a path to being able to give my family all I want and still have an enjoyable life. So here I am, starting on the journey of online marketing and personal development coaching. Make sure to keep stopping in, I’ll be posting my favorites regarding personal training and development/life coaching/positive psychology and anything that may make a difference in relationships and life working.


Billy Ruggles