The Truth: Behind Brungot Farms & 2015 Christmas Tree Plans

28 July, 2015 6 comments Leave a comment

The Truth:

I haven’t done blogs in quite some time, so figured I really need to start back at it. First it helps me keep my focus, and second, it helps all of you understand what this Dream really is and means.

I put this HUGE disclaimer out there again, I am not a professional writer. English was the subject I least liked, taking time to read books was forced. Give me a car magazine, you might keep my attention, but my real love was outdoors, in the woods, fields and streams.

So yes, I named this blog the truth, it’s pretty telling I think. I was raised on the grounds of tell the truth, it hurts less than a lie. *(but for the record that is really hard to believe when the pain is there and real) Now with August upon us, and me on my knees trying to crawl past the pain, frustration, Struggles, and hardships, I want to write to regain the focus I had, it is SO very important that I get it back.

Steve Jobs nails it 11 seconds into the below video! Anyone that knows even part of me, knows that I walked away from my Job with a Fortune 500 company, one that paid the bills, and got me to where I am.

(Read More about Why Christmas Trees here)

Working for them for over 16 years I learned a lot, and daily try to apply it. Now here’s where it gets real, I walked away from an empty feeling of I could do more. What I loved the most about my job, the people and the opportunities it provided me to do things for kids, and families in need.

Now we all have heard the saying “The grass is greener on the other side” I have a whole new perspective, it’s not the same green if you think of it in the sense of Money, Time, and Stress Relief!” I honestly think I need to go to the eye doctor, and make sure he consults with a shrink, to write me a better prescription.

I watched the video below, because yes I need some major advice!! It is full of wisdom, from people that have done exactly what I am doing, risking everything to believe in something! I know this pain, stress, trouble, is worth it, I know because its right in my heart and soul I just hope that the people that I would call my customers, believe the same. If they survived it, so can I!

The dream has changed quite a bit over the last 18 months. Some things are much clearer, others I can’t even see straight. I plan to start telling all in blog postings on the website, but here’s where I need your help! If you have made it to this point, you have for a reason. I need your input, words of encouragement, and most of all help sharing the story. Without them, this Dream will die, I am doing my best to live with courage, but every person breaks, I want to see this dream continue to come alive. It’s a living dream, be a part of it, and help shape the future of something AWESOME!

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  1. Michele December 04, 2015

    I stumbled upon your website through the Georgetown Christmas Stroll webpage. Your business caught my eye because I think one of the biggest things lacking in Austin is a great place to get Christmas trees. I have never bought a fresh tree and honestly that’s due mostly to the low quality, short life, and high price of the trees that are offered in the Austin area at the time. I don’t know you at all but I do know that your vision for your business is something people can really appreciate and get behind. I love the maple syrup for sale too. What a great idea! I love that you’re bringing things that traditionally you can only find in the Northeast and Midwest down here to Texas. If you can somehow grow apple trees so people have a place to come pick apples in the fall, then I think your farm will have it all! :) Best of luck to you and we look forward to checking out your beautiful trees at the Christmas Stroll this weekend!

  2. Gary July 29, 2015

    Some good advice. I like “invite criticism” that ones easy. After being in business for 30+ years I understand many of these concepts. I believe business is like playing golf, you have to enjoy the journey because even when you win the tournament you are still not satisfied with your game. There has never been a point where I have said “everything is just how I want it” but in looking back I see all the peaks and valleys and wonder what why I was worrying all that time. The investment I have in all these years is not in the business but in me and not even the IRS can take that away!

  3. Nathan Lavender July 29, 2015

    We all started crawling before we started walking and before we started running….. You were able to crawl through the first year of sales with your chin held high…. Now lets Walk through Year 2 as it will be bigger and better….. You can do it Buddy…..

  4. Melissa Perigo July 29, 2015

    AB — You are an INSPIRATION!!! I can’t even imagine how hard these last two years have been, but think back to why you started on this endeavor. Yes, money and stability were great, but you were stressed beyond belief! Stressed so that you could line someone else’s pockets far more than your own. Stressed because too much was being asked of you. Stressed because while the work you did was thoughtful, it ultimately didn’t make you anything resembling happy. You’ve been able to branch out (ha!) on your own and really try to be able to give back to yourself, your family, and your community, and that’s what makes you YOU. I can’t say that it’ll all work out — it may not. But please know how proud all of us are of you, and we are totally rooting for you to make this work…so that we can see you as happy as you were when you first decided this was Your Plan.

  5. Melinda July 29, 2015

    Aaron,
    I don’t know what struggles you’re going through, so I’m not really sure what to say. Therefore, I’ve rounded up some quotes to add to those on the video ::hugs::
    <3 Melinda

    “Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

    “Most people give up just when they are about to achieve success. They quit on one yard line. They give up the at last minute of the game one foot from a winning touch down.” – Henry Ross Perot

    “Aim for the moon. If you miss it, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

  6. Santa Phil July 29, 2015

    I was too chicken to chase my dreams as a young man and have plenty of regrets now. Follow your dreams, keep them ever present in your mind, you are sure to experience great things.

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