Listen To This When You Feel Like Giving Up On Web Development

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Charlotte Heffelmire is 19 years old, 5 foot 6 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. But on November 28th, 2015 she lifted her dad’s 4500+ pound GMC Sierra off of his chest and (while still holding the truck) drug him (6’3″ 280 lbs) out from underneath it.

It was Thanksgiving weekend…

And the family had just finished dinner. Charlotte’s mom, Darmie, her three-month-old niece and two family friends had gone to the basement to relax. Her dad was holed up in the garage tinkering with his Sierra.

At about 8pm that night, Charlotte decided to check on her dad.

What happened next is nearly unbelievable…

When she opened the door to the garage, black smoke poured into the kitchen. A bolt of panic shot through Charlotte as she saw through the smoke her dad lying on his back, trapped on under the truck.

She lifted the truck up off her dad and propped it up on her right hip.

She grabbed her dad with both hands and yanked his 280-pound body out from underneath the truck. She hooked her hands under his armpits and drug him out of the garage and down the driveway to a tree where she propped him up.

She then ran back into the burning garage, afraid the truck was going to explode, jumped in and drove it out of the garage.

Then, she ran back through the garage and down into the basement, scooped up her niece and got the rest of her family out of the house.

Afterward, paramedics treated her for second-degree burns on the bottom of her feet and flash burns on her face.

Her dad and the rest of her family survived.

Why do I bring this up?

You’re capable of more than you think you are.

We ALL do it.

We doubt, we fear, we rationalize and make excuses.

But, the truth is…

You are more powerful than you believe you are.

Not that long ago, I was frying up chicken at a local pizza joint wondering what the hell I was going to do with my life.

A river rat from a small town in Nebraska who nobody thought would ever amount to much of anything.

Today… it’s now been over six years since I started working full-time from home.

Hanging out with my boys every day, all day…

Doing what I love every single day.

I’m no genius. I wasn’t born into this. There’s nothing special about me. I’m just a regular dude who learned a few things and never looked back.

What matters is persistence… and knowledge.

And, the knowledge is all around you.

Do you have the persistence?

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It’s the training you need to be ready when fear smacks you in the face. Go hither my soon-to-be prodigy:

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I’m a 15-year veteran of freelance web development. I’ve worked with bestselling authors and average Joe’s next door. These days, I focus on helping other freelancers build their freelance business and their lifestyles.

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