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First let me set the stage so you will be able to understand the depth of the pit I climbed out of. In the late 1990’s my wife Coleen and I lived in the Phoenix metro area. My consulting business was doing well and the future looked bright. I was working on a “Roll-Up” in the staffing industry and had put together a management team with many years of accomplishments between them. I was having great success in combining a significant group of independent staffing companies to purchase for the “Roll-First let me set the stage so you will be able to understand the depth of the pit I climbed out of. 
I took what I knew, how to sharpen professional hair styling scissors and built myself a ladder from there to climb out of my pit of despair and hopelessness. First was the invention of a better sharpening system, one that would not ruin the scissors. Second, I developed a proprietary brand of high end styling shears. Third, I developed a business plan for a recession proof business sharpening and selling shears to hair stylists. My program met the needs of the stylist by providing a sharpening service that was better than anything else on the market and a top quality shear they could purchase at a reasonable price. Later we added an interest free payment option to make it even better.
The point of this story isn't YEA ME! No, rather I want to show that in my case when my back was literally against the wall, what appeared to be the end of everything I knew was actually a gift from God. This gift enabled me to use what I knew to help many others recover from BTSD – Boomer Traumatic Stress Disorder, the hopelessness many boomers feel as they face today’s economic challenges. Don't become one of the over 50 unemployed people living the new American nightmare.