I, like many self anointed “CEO’s” or “Company President’s” made the boneheaded mistake of taking a small and profitable company down the path of rapid growth by investing in innovative technologies, fleet expansion, recruitment & onboarding, real estate leasing to house offices and a yard, massive marketing budgets, etc. This little stunt would take this 7 year old company from just under $1,000,000.00 in yearly revenue, to around $3,900,000.00 in a span of 2 years. Awesome right? Wrong. By December of 2019, I was a technician who thought himself to be a “CEO”, who owed massive amounts of money to the IRS, the Virginia Department of Taxation, insurance companies, GPS companies, cell phone companies, marketing companies, parts supply houses, subcontractors, my mother, her neighbor and their dog. Ok, the last three aren’t true, but it helps drive in a point.