Meagan Leamer was born with a kidney disease.

The doctor said that eventually, she will need a kidney transplant.

When she was 4 years old, her health took a turn for the worse, and she was going to need the operation within a year.

They checked her out, and the only person in the whole family who could donate a kidney, was her father, Randy.

Randy was more than happy to save his daughter’s life, but the doctor said, “Mr Leamer, you weigh 350 pounds.

If we operate on you, you’re putting your life in jeopardy.”

He said, “Well, how much weight do I have to lose?”

The doctor said, “You’ll have to lose at least 75 pounds.”

He said, “How much time do I have?”

“You have one year,”

And Randy said, “Okay.”

Randy lost 100 pounds in 6 months.

When asked by a reporter, “Was it difficult?”

Randy said, “No. It wasn’t difficult at all, because I had a big enough WHY.

“I was determined,” says Randy, “It was a tough time. But I kept thinking of Meagan.”

If you have a big enough WHY, you’ll find and do the HOW.

I absolutely love this story. The first time I heard it, a tear flowed silently down my cheek…

You see, many people want to gain financial freedom, but it’s just a desire. They are not ready to go all in.

So, ask yourself, why are you in business? Sure, you may be in it for the money, but why do you want that money? Dig deep, you’ll find your mission.

And once you do, write it down. And if you’re feeling courageous, post it in the comments.

(Here’s the original news story from LA Times: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1998-jan-01-mn-4054-story.html)

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Umar is the co-founder of ArcheTrust, a marketing agency dedicated to helping small businesses make more money so that the owners can finally live the lives of their dream. He is also the co-founder of the Simple Growth Magazine where he regularly shares his knowledge and opinion about growth strategies. Having started as a freelancer over a decade ago, he's been through most of the challenges that small businesses face, and today he uses his experience to help others avoid the pain that he went through.

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