Hello 9-1-1, I think I’m having a HEART ATTACK!

Let me warn you right upfront, today’s blog post is 100% accurate and my real life story may scare the daylights out of you. It scared me & I am forever grateful for it.

I’ve been in direct sales for the past 10 years.  I resigned from my corporate job in the telecom industry in March 2003.  That was a poweful experience for me.  What I am about to share for the first time ever via email is probably one of the most powerful yet scariest experiences of my life.

I shared a story yesterday live from stage about an experience that happened to me last year in June 2011.  An experience that has changed my life forever! An experience that I hope will change you forever!  I was still living in Texas and still working my corporate job running a $100 million direct sales company.  From the outside looking in, it was a “Dream Job”.

So let me take you back.  It was a typical Friday night in the Hamburger house.  We enjoyed a dinner I cooked on the grill & a family ping pong tournament.  My wife and I had just put our 4 year old to bed and our 4 month old was asleep in the nursery.  If you have kids, you know that a pacifier is worth it’s weight in gold.

My youngest started crying and I rushed in to pop a pacifier in her mouth.  After quietly closing the nursery door, I felt like my chest was going to explode.  The sheer pain dropped me to my knees.  I couldn’t even find the breathe to call my wife for help downstairs.  I finally made my way down our stairs and grabbed my wife and a phone.

I layed on the floor in our living room and then dialed 9-1-1.  After telling the 911 operator that I thought I was having a heart attack, I took an aspirin and stayed on the phone.  It wasn’t a matter of 180 seconds until I could hear the sirens in my neighborhood.  Since I lived on the a golf course, I could hear the sirens literally go around my house.  Slowly they were making their way towards my home…

I’ll be the first to admit that it was a freaky sound knowing the sirens slowly circling my neighborhood making their way toward my home were coming for me!  The front door opened and 6 first responder fire
fighters came in.

Seconds later a couple of paramedics arrived in an ambulance.  They cut open my shirt and started hooking all kinds of equipment to me.  It was all too surreal.

While this entire episode was happening before my eyes TO ME, I layed on the big furry rug in front of the fireplace mantel and stared up to our family portrait.

As I layed there looking up at the picture of my wife, our 2 young daughters and myself, I remembered all the things I had not yet done.  I wondered if this was the last time I’d ever see my house again?  Would I see my kids again?  I insisted on walking upstairs and kissing both of my sleeping kids.  From there, it was off to the emegency room for a romantic Friday evening with my bride and an ER filled with doctors, nurses, tests, etc.

The good news is that I was ok.  I got a clean bill of health.  The doctors determined that it was NOT a heart attack.  They said it was either a severe anxiety attack from the stress of work or severe dehydration from playing too much tennis in the 100° humid Houston summer.

This was a wake-up call for me to stop living my life for someone else, building someone else’s dreams and to start building my own dream!

This event changed everything for me.  I made a commitment to myself that I would never live in the regret of not living my life to the max each and everyday.  I vowed to “leave it all on the field.”  I promised myself and the “BIG MAN” upstairs that the when my time on this planet is up and I lay on my deathbed, I will rejoice in knowing that I made my dreams my reality and that I would assist others in doing the same.  That night changed my life and I want to assist you in doing the same!

Shortly after this “episode” I made the decision to leave my cushy “dream job” and follow my passions completely. NO LIMITS!  NO REGRETS!

I hope and pray that if you’ve been paying attention to my story that you’ve been able to relate something, somewhere to you and your life.  I am committed to assisting people to never live in regret or settle again.  I can not tell you how many people I’ve heard of that are on their deathbeds wishing for more time to fulfill on the empty promises they made to themselves that were left undone.

I’ve never been more committed to assisting great people create a life without limits in their lives.  Things have been moving at warp speed inside Real Estate Worldwide & there has NEVER been a better time to join our team.  The results our team members are creating are awe-inspiring.


If you’re ready to fully investigate what is available for yourself with REWW and my team, let me know.  Shoot me the best 2 times to contact you this week and I promise to do my absolute best to connect with you then.  My personal home office phone number is below.  I look forward to hearing from you and seeing if this is a good fit to building your dreams and your life without limits!  Until then…


Michael Hamburger
Real Estate Worldwide


P.S. As you may or may not know, I have been involved in the direct sales industry since 1998.  I’ve only been with a handful of companies since that time.  I have NEVER witnessed a better opportunity than what I have attached my name to with Real Estate Worldwide.

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