You’re looking at my first headshot. I had been in business for over 10 years managing a private practice that I founded and operated. Over the years, I spearheaded programming that helped 10,000 people in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex with very little marketing and professional business coaching. It was a blessing daily to see God’s grace manifested in my life. At that point, I had three practice locations in three different cities with 30 employees and things were looking marvelous.
The income was so good that my accountant asked me why I wasn’t spending more money. I told him, “Because it could be gone tomorrow.” “Oh no, you can’t think like that. Enjoy the benefits of your hard work.” Even though it put a smile on my face, I did not change my mindset towards money because I remembered what it felt like to have no electricity, no running water, and a repossessed car. I never wanted to revisit some of the darkest moments of my childhood again. While I never went without, I certainly had times where we showered at a relative’s home or spent the weekend having sleepovers while we awaited the opening of the electric company on Monday morning. So, my insecurities with “balling out” were firmly grounded in always wanting abundance.
So, when the state cut funding to the very area of which my