March 18th, 2024
My mom and dad got divorced right after I graduated from college.
If you’re a kid of divorce, you know how hard that is on the family – especially on finances.
It was especially tough on my mom.
For respect of her privacy, I'm not going to go into all of the details.
But what I will say is: My mom grew up with nothing. She worked her ass off to build a family, put food on the table, and put us through school.
Whenever we needed anything - she would be there - no questions asked.
But financially, she didn't end up with a whole lot.
As I built my business over the years, I always knew in the back of my head that I wanted to repay her for this.
I just didn't know how.
Until one day, everything changed:
My mom noticed a strange noise coming from the engine of her car.

She took it to the shop.
Mechanic: "Ma'am you're going to need a new engine."
Her car was totaled. It would cost more to fix than the car was worth.
She didn't tell anyone about it. She didn't want any handouts.
She went straight to the dealership and bought another car.
And financed it with a shitty high-interest auto loan.
A few days later, she texted me to tell me about her new car and how much money it was going to cost per month:
"It was my best option. Don’t worry, I’ll figure it out.”
And at that very moment, the lightbulb went off in my head.
Later that night, I Facetimed her.
She started telling me about the new car.
She was excited about it, but also weary of the $700/month payment she'd have for the next 5 years.
I could tell she was holding back.
See, my mom is a fighter.
Even though she’s been through hell, she’d never put that on me.
She’s always managed to figure it out.
I paused her and said:
“Mom… I know things have been tough. You’ve always been there for me. And now I want to be there for you.”
And I let her know that I wired $26,352 into her bank account.

Enough to pay off the car in full.
The best money I’ve ever spent.
And one of the proudest moments of my life.
I don’t share this to show off or tell you how great I am.
I share this to show you how building a business can not only change your life.
It can change the lives of the people you love most!
It's bigger than you :)