Haters, doubters, and trolls are funny folks.
Their tinfoil hats and miserable lives make them see the world in strange ways.
For example, check out this amazing piece of hate mail we received last night at around midnight:
“Well aren’t you guys fancy. So basically the goal is to sloth around the house all day on your laptops while other people live your life for you? Possibly the least inspirational and phony email I’ve ever received. Elitist bragging about being elitist while attempting to make more money off others is pretty gross.”
– Names redacted because trolls don’t deserve attention ;-).
First, we must have really struck a nerve for this guy to be emailing us at midnight.
Go to sleep bro, seriously.
Sleep is important.
Next, he literally called us fancy, phony, elitist sloths.
That’s a new one.
I bet nobody in the history of anybody has been called that.
And it’s kinda awesome haha (more on that later).
Anyway, here’s some context.
Last week we sent out a couple emails celebrating recent successes.
1) We bought a brand new 2018 Black Label Lincoln Navigator (A $100,000+ Vehicle).
2) We talked about outsourcing all of our personal chores (cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, mowing, etc.), so we’d have more time with our kids and to grow our business.
Those were the emails that made us fancy phony elitist sloths.
And to all that we say … thanks!
See, when a hater sends you nonsense meant to insult you, you can CHOOSE to accept it as a compliment!
Seriously! We do it all the time!
Read on and we’ll show you how!
First, he called us fancy.
I’ve not worn a tie in like five years. Jocelyn is literally sitting beside me in polka-dot pajama pants, a ponytail and slippers. #WorkAtHomeUniform #SheStillLooksSuperHot
I did a keynote speech once in jeans and a shirt lol.
Needless to say, we don’t get called fancy much.
Fancy (in the dictionary) apparently means “elaborate in decoration.”
In the South, if you fancy a person or thing it means “to desire it.”
So, I guess we’ve become so elaborately decorated (with polka-dots?) this troll desires us?
It’s good to feel wanted.
If I can’t get funny or handsome, I’ll take fancy.
Second, he called us sloths.
Because we use computers to make a living.
Ok, let’s clear something up right away, this doesn’t even make sense.
Sloths don’t use laptops or sit, they hang in trees.
But I get where he’s coming from, so I’ll go with it.
After all, It IS pretty awesome making a living on our laptops.
We can travel, work in the car, work at coffee shops, work at hotels on the beach.
Even lay around in the afternoons and be all slothful sometimes. #ILoveNaps
And I’ve always felt the sloth was a misunderstood beast.
To me, they always looked like calm, wise, sages of the trees.
So thanks troll, I appreciate being called a laptop loving, location independent, calm, wise, sagely slothpreneur.
I’m putting that on our business cards.
Then we get phony.
Gosh, our story is unbelievable, right?
That does sound unbelievable, which makes it even more amazing that it’s true!
Heck, WE hardly believe this is real life sometimes lol.
It’s pretty awesome we LIVED a story that is so unbelievable, in such a short time, that has inspired hundreds of other families around the world to do the same!.
Makes us smile thinking about it.
And finally, elitists.
First, what does that even mean?
We are from Kentucky, we’ve never been called elite at anything but college basketball.
I looked elitist up. It means:
“A person having superior intellect or talent, power, wealth, or membership in the upper echelons of society.”
Well, I’ll be.
This guy thinks we are smart, talented, powerful, wealthy, and high society folks.
I mean, I grew up in a small town in the mountains of Kentucky. Jocelyn out in the western coal fields.
Normal people, normal childhoods, normal lives. Certainly not born wealthy.
Heck just five years ago we were living paycheck-to-paycheck; we got paid on Friday but it ran out on Thursday, if you know what I mean.
So to have achieved enough success that this hater thinks we are in the upper echelons of society.
What an achievement!
Funny thing about this guy.
He has written us MULTIPLE emails threatening to unsubscribe from our email list.
But he keeps reading.
He even joined our community once. But quit in less than a month.
He keeps trolling.
He keeps being JEALOUS instead of being INSPIRED.
You see, that’s the point of every email we send, every blog post we write and every podcast we record.
To inspire YOU to Flip Your Life too!
We show you our dreams coming true, our goals being achieved, to convince YOU of what’s possible in YOUR life for your family!
We tell you how we are running our household and our business to help YOU do the things you need to do to be successful too!
We HONESTLY tell you these things are hard to accomplish, but share them to give you hope so you can accomplish your goals and dreams too!
And we will never stop because we are on a mission to change lives…not change minds.
Especially the minds of miserable trolls.
I feel sorry for this dude.
He is blinded by envy.
He has no hope.
He is so beaten down by what society says is NOT possible, that he can’t see what IS possible when its right in front of his face.
He WANTS a different life (why else stay on our list for this long).
But isn’t willing to do what it takes to make it happen.
So he tries to tear down other people DOING the things he wishes he had the courage to try.
DON’T BE LIKE THIS GUY.
See what we are doing, and KNOW it’s possible for you too!
Be INSPIRED by what others are doing, so YOU can do the same!
We were driving a car with bumper held on by duct tape just 4 and 1/2 years ago.
Now we have a vehicle worth more than our first house!
That’s awesome! lol.
Our business is successful enough to outsource chores and tasks we don’t want to do, WHILE employing other people and helping them support their families!
How cool is that!?!
We are fancy, slothful, phony elitists.
If you work hard inside The Flip Your Life Community, you can be too!
Shane & Jocelyn
Flip Your Life!