I was born in a little rural town in southern Ontario, Canada. Nine years after my father and mother were married. Like most vets returning from war they purchased a family farm. Being an entrepreneur and after 12 years realized that farming was not his niche, he sold the farm.
After the farm was sold in the early 60’ies he built a logging business. It was a sawmill and logging business that I have wonderful memories of. My two brothers and I worked for my Dad in logging, sawmills and the pallet factory.
On June 15, 1970 I was involved in a serious auto accident that left me 100% paralyzed. The Doctors told my parents that this 15 year old would never walk again. That the best they could hope for would be a long and strenuous recovery for very limited mobility.
In 1970 the treatment for serious neck injuries was a 20″ wide striker frame bed. It was on this bed that I contracted a serious blood infection.
My body temperature went wild and Doctors seemed unable to stop the rise. The doctors told my parents there was risk of side effects and possibly brain damage after reaching 108 degrees F.
The fever passed and I woke from this ordeal. The first thing I noticed was that I was able to move my index finger on my right hand. That was a spark of hope! My physio therapist encouraged me to work hard. It seemed like there was a break through every day. By Christmas 1970 I had gained 90% mobility and walked out of that Hospital.
I approached ever challenge like nothing had happened to my body, passing my private pilots license on my 18th birthday. I really wanted a flying career by I was unable to pass the medical.
HOW I BECAME A TRUCK DRIVER
I got a job as a local truck driver and that job turned into long haul. I loved trucking and I loved driving coast-to-coast Canada and United States, delivering goods to factories and warehouse. Some of my best memories were meeting new people across these two great countries. In my time on the road I racked up 4 million safe Km (2.4 million miles)
A TRUCKERS LIFE
The downside of trucking is the sacrifice our families are expected to endured. Long hours away from home sometimes weeks at a time. It is difficult for young women to see their husbands maybe 3 or 4 times a month and only for a day or two at best.
I had two wonderful daughter with my first wife. A few years after divorce I married my second wife. After 25 years together she passed away from cancer in 2015. Now my 3rd wife is a cancer survivor and my best friend and together we have three children, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
2015 I gave up trucking and started trading on the stock market. Unfortunately trading has not been all I hoped for. I decided I could be a stock trader and start an online business. I have started three different hyped opportunities that were all promise and no results.
PAY IT FORWARD
It is time to pay it forward. I want to help others avoid the traps on the road to success.
Creating a business online is not easy. Navigating this internet jungle takes good knowledge and experience. With business experience in mind I want to help others.
I want to help those with the desire to build a strong sustainable and viable business. Believe me you will need help. If only to get you over the rough spots in your journey. I believe the key to a successful business is to immerse yourself in a community that has your back. A community that loves to teach and will reach out to you in the first few minutes after you join.
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THE GOAL OF THIS SITE
Is to write a blog about affiliate marketing and bring Wealthy Affiliate information to the internet traveler. To help new and seasoned entrepreneurs on their journey. To build a business of like-minded people from all corners of the world by helping this community find good people to find a great business host. Find your home here with us, start learning and you will know you are welcome.
All the best,