It was a cool, November Thursday morning four years ago. Overcast clouds had just rolled in, and the air outside smelled like a snow storm was coming. It was election season in the U.S., and news of Obama’s second bid to win the White House filled the internet.
Our son was happily busy at preschool but as I sat at my desk that morning, my heart was racing as though I were running down the sidewalk at full tilt. I stared at my laptop screen, unable to decide what I should do next. Fear had locked up my mind.
I was smack dab in the middle of the second launch of an online program I had created, a program I had opened for the first time five months prior to that day, and that first opening was a great success. But this second launch? Was not going well.
Between my wife’s business and mine, we were alternating our online program launches every few months to keep our family finances as even as possible. Papa was was on the stage now, and needed to perform well. [Read more…]