company doors closing leads to best decision ever made during hard times coincidence or fate you make the call
I did, not because I wanted to but because my choices were limited. After owning a bowling center for 4 years which was opened one month before 9/11/2001 Twin Tower Attack on the U.S. I was in the process of bankruptcy.
Which was mentally hard to deal with because of my belief that your word is your bond and I had let circumstances get the better of me and I and my family were about to pay dearly for my miscalculations in owning and running a business.
This is when my true journey in life began as I would start my first freelancing side hustle which would later turn out to be a reality awakening to the world around me.
I was down to $800 in the bank, still had a wife and two boys to provide for, and if something didn’t happen soon I had no idea what would transpire in our lives but it wouldn’t be pleasant I was sure.
My wife and I were sitting at the kitchen table when my phone rang, it was an individual who wanted me to go to San Jose, California for a gig for two months. That was fantastic, but I lived in South Carolina how was I going to get to California?
He continued to tell me that I would have to buy a plane ticket to get out there but would be reimbursed the next week. Although he would furnish a rental car once I arrived. I asked if I could have a day before giving a reply and he agreed.
After the call, my wife and I just sat there, we talked, we cried, we prayed because after checking the flight cost it would be nearly $600 leaving $200 in the bank. Plus we’d been married 20 years and I’d never been away for more than a couple of days at the most.
After hours of sitting there it seemed like at the same time we looked up at each other and said, “Let’s do it!”
The hard part was I wouldn’t leave for 4 days which were the most stressful anxiety driven fearful days of my life because of the unknown and how my mind was throwing up all kinds of worst case scenarios you could think of.
“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” Elon Musk
Conclusion: This was one of the most stressful and fearful decisions in life we’ve ever made but it has also been the most rewarding. Everything worked out just fine even overcoming a few obstacles that popped up in the process.