exploring health as a form of wealth
Have you ever scheduled an Uber and been picked up in a Tesla?
Why was a Tesla owner driving for Uber?
Curiosity got the best of me, so I started asking questions.
Turns out that my new friend was an actual rocket engineer for 20 years. He worked for some big, big names that I'd rather not mention here.
After a divorce and watching a colleague actually die at his desk, Mr. Tesla Guy decided he was done. His health was more important than his career.
So he went to his boss and announced that he would be quitting.
Shocked, the boss told him he was crazy to give up a career like this - that he'd worked so hard for.
Then the boss said, "Is it money? How much to you want?"
Mr. Telsa Guy said that no amount of money was worth losing his health and it was futile to try to persuade him.
He walked out and never looked back.
He move to Atlanta for a slower pace of life, bought two Teslas, and rents them out to tourists, business people, and those who just want to try a Tesla before they buy.
On the days a Tesla isn't rented, he drives for Uber for fun. He said he enjoys meeting interesting people and does it only when he feels like it.
His life has improved substantially and he said he has no regrets.
I was in awe because it takes guts to walk away from a career like that. It takes guts to stand up to your father who thinks you're crazy. It takes guts to value your health more than money.
Nice job, Mr. Tesla Guy. Way to take a bold step towards growing wellthy.