I previously wrote about the power of building your timeline. What shakes out when you do it is:
PEAKS (some of mine):
1st startup = IPO as key exec Woo Hoo!!
2nd startup, high growth as CEO
Married Love of my life
Two amazing boys!
Startups # 3-9 > 100’s millions raised, 1000’s of employees,
Spiritual, emotional and physical rebirth
Loved one’s mental breakdown
Market crash dot com 1.0- OUCH
Multi-million $ margin call on birthday
Owing the IRS $2.7MM
Not serving during 9/11
Financial crisis 2008, company fail
Close loved one devastating diagnosis
Co-founder torpedoes company
Friends on suicide watch
Facial paralysis, bone growth in brain
The pit of darkness, lost vision
Money hell – II
Yeah, that about covers it.
Each of these things have lessons, not always obvious. Having processed each and putting it back on the shelf in the right order w the right meaning. It all makes sense now. It all made me who I am right now and I’m liking this guy. #startups #gratitude #success #health
Thank you for sharing such an inspiring life, Mark.