My life has been filled with challenges and failure after failure…. through hard work, dedication, perseverance, and grit I found myself on the other side of it.
I grew up in a broken home with an alcoholic mother and a bipolar father that was in and out of prison. It wasn’t like they didn’t try, they wanted to be good parents they just fell to the mercy of their conditions, it didn’t make them bad people, it just made them bad parents.
Life was chaotic, peace was hard to come by, each day was like throwing a ball on a roulette table, you never knew where it would land. I can remember walking home from school when I was in 3rd grade (it would take me 3x as long as the other kids) because I would walk really slow to delay getting home and as I cleared the bend in the road I would peer around the corner to see if the cops were at my house (this typically happened 2-3x a week when my mother would get sloppy drunk and high) and my stepfather would leave the house. The best part of those days would be when she passed out from drinking too much, the only thing I had to do then made sure my brothers and my sister ate and went to bed.
You see once upon a time I considered growing up like that a curse but today I look at those days as a blessing, preparing me for the life ahead to be the MAN, the entrepreneur, the husband, and the father I am today. I truly believe my past has given me the skills, the attributes, and the fortitude to break down barriers, overcome obstacles and conquer the challenges that have to lead me to where I am today.
Now my body of work is shared with men across the country, in many different industries with vast differences in where they’ve come from and what they’ve gone through, and even where they’d like to go…..the one constant is they all strive to be better, do better and have more and that’s what ASCENSION is…the pursuit of a better way, the pursuit to be a better husband, a better father and a better businessman!