Posted On October 11th, 2019
Fired By My Mother-In-Law…
I never went to college because I was more interested in goofing off and going to concerts. That is, until I met Tara. Within three months, we were engaged and I realized I had to do something to make money. Since I liked computers, I landed my first tech job a mere two months prior to our wedding.
Fast-forward a few years. I had two baby boys, a stay-at-home wife and a mortgage. I had visions of opening my own IT services business, but I was too scared. Instead, I went to work for my in-laws’ construction business. There were big dreams behind this move, but I found out quickly those dreams were in fact nightmares!
As many family businesses go, there was dysfunction. Money was severely mismanaged from the start. Tara was pregnant with our third child, and I got laid off for the first time ever…by my mother-in-law! Yes, it made for some rather awkward family functions. But in retrospect, it was probably the best outcome because it gave me the push I needed to chase my dream. Read full article and comment →