“There’s Got To Be Something Better Than In The Middle”

What’s So Wrong About Being Mediocre?

Kris Freeman


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Do you remember the popular song “One Headlight” by the Wallflowers? Dang, that song has been playing in my head over and over.

And it’s this one particular lyric, “There’s got to be something better than in the middle” that is DRIVING ME CRAZY!

What is it about needing to GO BIG or GO HOME that stops us from ever attempting to be comfortable and satisfied with playing life down the middle?

We are taught to believe that the “Middle” is boring and that it’s NOT the place where happiness exists. We are also told that mediocrity is for losers and that It is the extremes of life that are the coolest. Let’s face it NOTHING happens in the “Middle”. It is BLAH BLAH BLAH… BUT WAIT, what if this is one BIG FAT LIE?

In the past five years I’ve tried to GO BIG by following 2 multi-level marketing companies with the promise (at least in my head) that I would really “make it” (excuse me head, what does that really mean?).

I thought I would be able to passively earn income if I did the hard work to set the business up exactly the way they told me to. But here’s the thing I am not good at following the rules.

I could not and would not be able to run a successful McDonalds because I would want to change the way they do things which destroys the idea of having a franchise. Oh and did I mention, I was going to do all of this all while maintaining my day job.

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Did I “make it”? Well “YES” and “NO”. Here’s the thing, MY DEFINITION OF MAKING IT has changed dramatically over the last year. MAKING IT back when I was introduced to the idea of making passive income meant that my future would be financially secure.

$$$’s would just start rolling in because I would have done it right. You know, doing all the things like networking, approaching all the people I know with the idea of financial freedom or this miracle product, and asking them to follow me to the promised land. YIKES!



Kris Freeman

Falling Flat on My Face, Getting Up Again, And Asking “What IS Next? AND “What Else Is Possible That I’ve Refused to Consider?” krisfreeman983@gmail.com