After a year of being on the grind my business is doing well. We broke even the first year (lost a little but paid our salaries) and project around 300k in profit this year. I gave up my hobbies (been absent for a bit over a year on gaming) and adjusted my lifestyle to put in the work.
We are really making the difference. After the Super Bowl the NFL contacted me to tell me they were getting calls from people with disabilities (5 families total) asking if we were at the NFL Draft in Kansas City because they felt comfortable coming if we were.
The NFL never had that happen before and we had three people we recognized from the SB. One from ACL. We were recognized by the NFL for our service and locked in the next couple of years with events with them. Also, lots of music festivals, etc. Got the college football playoffs now, too. People love what we do and every event the ADA love we get is so amazing.
I went from loathing corporate life to loving owning my own business and being control of my fate to some degree. And we are truly helping people feel better about living their lives. I’ve never went to bed and slept so easy.
It’s so amazing. When I was shot in Denver with my son I thought I would never live a productive life again. The PTSD and night terrors went on for six months of me not being able to protect my son and him being murdered every time I close my eyes. I got help, took FMLA, and didn’t shovel it down. I had to sleep in other places because I would wake up attacking my wife thinking I was protecting my son from death. Rather than folding though we tackled our dreams, quit our corporate hack lives, refinanced our house for the downpayment and took a million dollar loan.
I never thought I would be thankful in anyway for what happened. Never even considered it a possibility but there it is.
Getting shot at with my son in Denver saved my life.