Hello and welcome once again!
Thank you for joining our More Business More Life® movement where we’re working less than 40 hours a week, and increasing our abundance by millions.
Today I want to talk about how this came about. In order to do that I have to go all the way back to my childhood.
My father worked all the time. I’m grateful for his efforts. He was always there to provide for us. But there was the little boy in me that always wanted to have more time with my dad.
I remember when I went to bed, my father was still working. When I got up in the morning, he was off to the next day. I wanted life to be different from that.
During college, I decided that I no longer wanted to work for anyone else. I was going to become an entrepreneur.
I wish I could tell you that I figured it out really quickly and that life changed for me and everything was amazing. It wasn’t.
For 12 years, from 19 years old to 31 years old I was working so hard to not work.
From the outside, everyone was looking at my successes. I built a production company that turned into a full ad agency. We grew in huge ways.
But on the inside, I was falling apart. By the time I was 31, I was overweight, I would have heart palpitations, I felt like my heart was coming out of my chest.
A lot of it was stress. It felt like I was one turn away from collapsing. Even though millions of dollars were brought into my company, it was all going back out. In my twenties, I lost over $4 million trying to figure it out.
At the moment it was the hardest, one of my writers invited me to a three day workshop.
I remember saying “there’s no way I’m going to go to that”. And she said, “Steve, you’ve got to meet these two guys. I bought you a ticket to that event and you’re not going to make me lose money, are you?
She was so adamant that I did reluctantly show up on that Friday. It was a weekend event but at this point, I was working seven days a week. So I sat down in the seat towards the back because I wanted to escape.
The first speaker started and it felt like there was a target on my chest. Like the speaker was talking just to me.
During this 12-year period, I was too embarrassed to ask for help. I thought that I would be showing people that I was vulnerable and that I was not good enough.
At that moment, I realized that wasn’t true, and I needed help. And there were people that knew how to do things better than I did.
So I finally asked for help, and it totally changed my life. I want to share this pivotal moment with you in tomorrow‘s email; How I got out of all this pain.
See you there!
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