The first half of the 2016-year was great for my company, BAMM Communications, and me. But then, mid-year, everything came to a halt: I abruptly lost two of my largest contracts; soon afterward, I’d learned that some of the people I’d considered close, professional confidants had been secretly scheming against me; and the devil seemed to rear his ugly head in every direction I turned. To cap it off, I’d just been accepted into the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program – and, while being accepted was a huge accomplishment, it would now seem a nearly impossible program to complete, given the unexpected heavy weight of trials and tribulations on my shoulders.
I didn’t know where life was taking me. I thought I’d have to drop out of the labor-intensive Goldman Sachs program, and I often wondered if my business would survive. But for every cynical thought that crossed my mind, there was a drive