I was a mess.
I’d never been away from my boys that long before.
Last May my still-not-yet-ex-wife took my boys to California. They were gone for a week and a half.
They left on a Sunday morning.
Despite it being Sunday I went to the gym to shower. I hadn’t showered for a few days.
I steam for a while before showing. Then it’s less noticeable that I’m only there to shower.
That day a young guy walked into the steam room after me. He had a seat and started talking to me. I started thinking of excuses to leave.
He asked me if I liked to read. We started discussing self-help books.
He told me about a group of mentors he was a part of.
A few days earlier I’d watched a video called “DO NOT be a Lone Wolf.” It said to find help achieving my goals. So I’d decided to try to find a mentor.
He asked me for my phone number. I told him I never answer my phone.
Something inside said not to let him get away.
I gave him my email address.
The next day I was at Barnes and Noble. I was looking for Robert Kiyosaki’s Cashflow Quadrant. While pulling it off the shelf, I heard someone call my name.
It was the young guy from the steam room.
He hadn’t emailed me yet. I’d worried he wasn’t going to.
I thought this must be a sign.