I hope you had an awesome Christmas and New Year’s like Lady Linda and I did. I don’t remember if I told you, but last year a week before Christmas our son and his family lost the house they were renting in a fire. Thankfully no-one was hurt, but they lost everything. Well this year, they got a great Christmas present. They were able to find a new home to rent and they moved in this past weekend. We haven’t had a chance to visit yet, but we plan to this weekend. The photo above is one from a few years ago – me playing dinosaurs with two of my grandkids. I found it and wanted to share it with you.

Our tech guru Shane suggested we change the sub-title of the book one last time. Shane, Lady Linda, and I are working on all the things that we have to do for the new offer that we are going to put up to test the sub-title that he suggested which is To A Lifetime of Freedom. So it would be The Doorway – To A Lifetime of Freedom. If that tests best we will let everyone know.

Now for this week’s story:

During my life I have made decisions that many other people, virtually everyone, have disagreed with. Not only did they disagree with the decision, they vocally told me they were not happy. I tell them, it is my decision to make, not yours. I have to live with the consequences, so I do everything in my power to make sure I make the right decision for me, my family, my community, etc. 

Everybody knows I’m an inventor, a crazy one at that. Doctors have already decided, but as an inventor I take all the factual information I can put together, assemble it, and try to peer into the future to see what is going to happen. If I make one decision, I see an outcome. If I make a different decision, I see a different outcome and so on.

For me personally I tend to make my decisions very slowly. This is mostly because I am gathering as much factual information as I can and it takes time. But it also means that once I make a decision, I will stand on that decision regardless of what anyone else thinks. The only way that I would consider changing my decision, is if I receive factual information that I didn’t have while making my original decision.

After all, if you don’t have all the factual information, it is highly likely you are going to make the wrong decision. For instance, and this may be oversimplified, but it makes the point. Let’s say my son tells me that his cat is scared to death to be under the house, but the dog chased the cat under there. Because of this factual information, I’m now crawling under the house trying to find the cat. With the information I have, this is the right decision. However, my son tells me, after I have already started to crawl under the house, that the cat has already come out. Obviously with this new information, my first decision was wrong. At this point, I changed my decision and came out from underneath the house.

 So the point here is to encourage you to gather all the factual information when making whatever decision you are going to make. Once you have that information, make your decision and don’t worry about what anybody else thinks. If they can give you further information that will change your decision, fine. However, if they can’t give you any further factual information, don’t worry about what they think.

Another thing I would like to say about not worrying about what other people think. I know that many decisions are surrounded by family. Many times the family themselves will put a lot of pressure on you to make a specific decision. When this happens to me, I not only gather as much factual information as I can, but I literally project myself to my deathbed. I ask myself on my deathbed looking back, given the information I presently have, will I be happy with this decision? If the answer is yes, I go ahead and make the decision and go on with my life. Don’t worry about what other people think. Gather the factual information ( I know the word factual appears many times in this writing, but it is imperative your information is factual.) you need, look back from your deathbed and you will be fine.

The Doorway – To Finding Your Purpose In Life

What am I here for? This is perhaps the most common question people have asked since the beginning of time. What most people don’t understand is that no one sees the world the way you do. This makes your vision of the world unique to you—and only you. This means that you are the only one that can bring your vision to the world by using your special gift.

However, where do you even start to look for your unique gift? And how do you bring it to the world? The answers to these questions are inside The Doorway.

Read The Doorway – To Finding Your Purpose In Life and start living your purpose-filled life today! – Neal Brownell The Crazy Inventor

Our new address, with our special offer to grab The Doorway for FREE (just pay shipping and handling) as well as a number of other VALUABLE BONUSES for FREE is  or, if you prefer, it is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.

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Neal Brownell The Crazy Inventor


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Guest on –

Let’s Live with Thurman Greco – Woodstock, NY cable TV and YouTube (air date Nov. 2021)

The Power To Pivot with Elizabeth Miles (air date 3-16-21)

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Be Awesome Podcast with Dr. Kristina Hallett (air date 3-3-20)

The Empowered Whistleblower with Dawn Westmoreland (air date 2-24-20)

Which Way? with Shari and Jann Simmons (air date Friday 1-10-20)

Let’s Live! with Thurman Greco – Woodstock, NY cable TV – Nov. 2019

Beyond Risk and Back with Aaron Huey (air date TBD)

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