I worked for that other place way too long. I thought I was getting a good salary. I was, comparatively. I was probably one of the highest paid eikaiwa EMPLOYEES in Japan. Lucky me though, I escaped the place three years before the collapse. Ask me what my salary was…Not telling…But I will tell you that it has tripled since I lost the “employee” title. Ask me how many hours a week I worked at that place…40+…and now? About 25…And the train? How many hours a week did I waste sitting on a train?….Between 10 and 15….Now?…None, unless I want to…And ask me how much time I spend promoting my business…Between 4 and 6 hours a week actively promoting…Anytime I leave the house my Smith’s jacket is with me, so that is a bonus…Am I the luckiest person on the planet?…Yes…Do I have any regrets?…No….Wait a minute, yes I do. I regret sitting on the fence too long. I should have taken the leap sooner. Smith’s is the way to go. Thanks to my lovely students and the professionalism within the Smith’s system, I really am the luckiest person I know.