What’s important to you?

So many people whining about how terrible 2016 was.

What silly bullsh!t.

I got married last year. It was the most epic year of my life.

But I get it.

We lost some really awesome entertainers. George Michael. Carrie Fisher. Debbie Reynolds. Prince. Nancy Reagan. Muhammad Ali.

And so on.

Funny thing is… few people on Fakebook (and elsewhere) actually knew any of these people. I’m not saying they didn’t get good value out of these folks. I mean, Ali was a great fighter. Very entertaining to listen to and watch. Same with George Michael. Same with Carrie Fisher.

… but probably not as valuable as… say… your spouse or your mom or maybe a good friend.

Speaking of death, you know who else died in 2016?

Ray Tomlinson.


He’s the guy who created the first email.

He used the “@” symbol to separate the computer name from the user’s name, allowing the first email to be sent. At that time, there was no Internet. Just something called “ARPANET”. Anyway, I wager more people get more value out of their email and the Internet than they ever got out of any of the celebrities that died.

Emails to mom.

Videos of your wedding.

High-speed data routing so you can get direct deposits of your paycheck and spend them on everything from birthdays to mortgage payments, to insurance and Christmas.

All because of that stupid “@” symbol.

But barely a soul knew he died. Most people don’t even know he lived.

The reason I mention all this is it’s so easy to focus on all the negativity and disaster in the world and yet so easy to ignore all the good stuff going on. And sometimes, the good stuff is right under peoples’ noses and they don’t even know about it. And… there’s plenty of good stuff going on out there in the world… all you need are enough marbles rolling around upstairs to sift through the silly distractions. This is why I teach a principle-based, opportunity-seeking, approach to money management and financial planning instead of a tactic-based, scarcity (either-or), approach that’s so common (even in the ultra-nichey “infinite banking” crowd). Join the email list to start your journey.

David Lewis, AKA The Rogue Agent, has been a life insurance agent since 2004, and has worked with some of the oldest and most respected mutual life insurance companies in the U.S. during that time. To learn more about him and his business, go here.