When I started my business, I knew that I had to do whatever it took to keep it going.
- The first five years were crucial and I had to be willing to sacrifice and keep going no matter how tough it got.
That was just part of the deal. I made sure that I was up to that sort of commitment before I left the zone controlled HVAC of my corporate office. I going to leave behind work I enjoyed, people I liked and a very nice paycheck that came every two weeks. That was the reality and no amount of being romantic about being my own boss would change that. Yet, I had planned it out the best I could, got the best people in place to join me and had the business plan I believed in. The first 4 years went totally according to plan. And then, the pandemic hit. I was staring losing my business square in the face. However, my loyal team stuck with me and we all worked from the air conditioning of our homes instead of the office. This was fine and we were hanging on. But I simply had to get to my clients. Air travel was out so I chose to hit the road instead. It was tough being away from my wife for weeks at a time. Still, I had to be willing to do whatever it took to save my business. One bright spot was that I found some totally consistent quality heating and air while out on the road. That made a big difference knowing I could park the car and enjoy great air conditioning at the end of each day.