Having survived and overcome all of the ‘cycles’ that frankly should have crashed me and did crash others. I found my self once again challenged in the early 1980’s when I became a working homeless Veteran with a toddler son. The two most important decisions that I ever made in my life were about to be tested to the Nth degree.
The first and most important decision that I ever made in my life was that, my children would always know who their father was. Without knowing the names, circumstances, social or social conditions I consciously chose to break every cycle that I was born into. Child abandonment, Child abuse, alcoholism, domestic violence, fear, poverty, and illiteracy. The second most important decision that I ever made in my life was that I would become WORLD CLASS as whatever I did in my life. This decision led me to a career on Wall Street. In fact 30 years in the financial services industry and wouldn’t trade a day of it for anything in the world. I’d also never go back! Ha! As Mom’s would say “Boy, you’ve got to know when to leave the party!”