Making no profit, we lost $14,876 and I cried.
I hated my day job and SCD Lifestyle was still losing money. I was sick and tired of working 80-100 hours a week.
And Jordan and I were scrapping a software company we’d been working on for a year. $14,876 wasted. Months of hard work evaporated in smoke.
At this point, we were 2 years into SCD Lifestyle and wondering if we should even continue – wondering if the dream was possible. Could we make money helping people? Or were we going to rot in our cubicles?
Exhausted and sad would have been the understatement of the year.
We thought it might be time to QUIT…
Luckily, we had a business coach who believed in us and all of you to cheer us on.
If not for this support, we wouldn’t have pushed through The Dip (Seth Godin). And none of this would have been possible without you…
Including the trip to Hawaii we took this year, which was our first actual vacation in 5 years.
There I was with two great friends talking about what we were grateful for in the past year. I said:
- Paying off my $23,000 in credit card debt
- Finally quitting my “smart” cubicle job, before 29, so I could actually LIVE
- Getting healthier than I knew was even possible and being able to teach others how to do the same
Sitting on the deck looking out at the ocean, it was very much a “we’ve made it” moment. We actually built something that helps thousands of people, that supports our families and allows us to begin to pay down some debt.
And it’s a very nice feeling.
But, my reality wasn’t always like it is now. [click to continue…]