A number of years ago, I found myself in what most everyone around me would say was a very good spot in life. I had a beautiful family. I had a very successful career in leadership. I was making a very comfortable living. I was healthy and appeared to have the world by the tail. Perceptions are not always reality. I was miserable. I felt my life had no purpose. I felt I wasn't providing the world anything of value. After lots of prayer and lengthy discussions from mentors and influencers, I made the decision to open a business. Fate, as I would later discover, had plans for what that business would be. In the first year, I suffered personal tragedy and disruption in my marriage and family life as a result of the strains of building a business. I learned first hand the importance of having that objective 2nd set of eyes to not only keep me focused in the present but to remind me of the goals I had set. I wouldn't be the coach I am and I wouldn't have the business I have if not for the valuable guidance and support I got from my coach.
There are some very troubling statistics regarding the survivability and success of business ownership. Business ownership should be a vehicle for better quality of life and open the doors to more opportunity. Never should it have the harming effect it all too often has.
Family is the highest responsibility and privilege in my life. My rock and support system is my wife of 18 years, Traci. We have 3 beautiful girls, Katelyn is 32, Haley is 31 and Allison is 18. We are also blessed with 2 grand-kids, Brayden is 7 and Molly is 2.
I am a believer in Christ and am eternally grateful for the gifts God has given me. I also understand the great responsibility I bear for those blessings. I do not profess to being a perfect man or Christian but through grace and forgiveness, I am saved. I do believe that we are all endowed with spiritual gifts and that our greatest calling should include those. I strive everyday to do just that.