MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A couple who abandoned their workaday lives to buy a sailboat for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure instead lost almost everything when it sank on day two of their journey off Florida.
News outlets report that Tanner Broadwell, Nikki Walsh and their pet pug escaped injury when the 28-foot boat hit something and capsized Wednesday in the Gulf of Mexico near Madeira Beach. But the couple says just about everything else on the boat floated away.
“How do I have everything,” Walsh told the Tampa Bay Times, “and end up in a s—– hotel with nothing?”
Here’s the reason why:
The couple had no sailing experience, save for some help from Broadwell’s father.
They didn’t prepare. They didn’t respect the ocean. They lost everything but their lives.
Do you think there is a parallel for people starting their own business? You need to prepare. You need to get help. You need to respect that if it was easy, everyone would start a business and succeed at it.
There is a lot more to making a business work than simply being good at what you do.
Get help. Call me.
Thought for the week:
“Never give up on a time just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale
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