Today’s posting is a little different. I recently met a woman who had gone through a horrible divorce, and because our personal lives touch so intimately into our business lives, when she told me she had written a book to help others who have experienced this, I wanted to help.
I wanted to help, not just because it is an important topic, but because I went through a horrible divorce when I was young. For those of you who don’t know my story, I started my first company while I was still in college at the age of 19, in 1985. Together with my college boyfriend, we planned our life together. I had made the big leagues by time I was 22 years old, driving my BMW, buying properties, extravagent vacations, Mercedes, the works. And then, we got engaged, but it’s not what you’re thinking. Because 2 weeks before the wedding, he called it off. He was with someone else, and she had gotten pregnant, and he was going to marry her. I had to work side-by-side through agony and heart ache, and watched him with her, while I still loved him. But the pain did not stop there. I did something foolish, and that was start to see someone who was clearly not right for me. And then yes, in June of 1989, we got married, while I was still reeling from this original devastation.
That is where my problems began, because within the very short 9 months we were married, after it was clear he had a temper, it took me almost 4 years to get a divorce, cost me thousands and thousands, as he fought for every ounce that he could get out of me, emptied our personal bank account, emptied the house of the furniture while I was at work (he had just graduated as an Engineer so hadn’t established his own career yet), and then he came after my company.
But, that wasn’t the hard part. It all came tumbling down on me with the full fury of a tsunami, when during all of this, running a company, watching my ex-fiance with his new wife and daughter, the wife wanted me out of the company. So, the locks to my business were changed, my business credit cards were cut off, and he tried to keep me away from my company. I had 2 men vying for my company at the same time.
So what was I to do? Well after months of trying to determine what had he done to the company that he wanted me to stay away, I discovered that it was $100,000 in debt, and still owed over $200,000 in deliverable custom programming projects, most of which all the money had been collected, and no work had occured. Now what – right? Well, here’s what I did. I got a loan for $80,000 and bought him out. I brought in a partner, which has now been my husband for 15 years, and pulled that company out of bankruptcy, restored our credit, delivered all of the projects with no funding to pay for them, and started again. While he moved directly across the street, doing the same thing, and stole all of my staff.
So what is the moral of my story? It could be many things, but today, it is about getting the support and guidance you need when things are falling apart.
Christine Roew is the author of “Seven Secrets to a Successful Divorce” and she wants to help you. On Wed. April 25th, if you purchase the book on this date, all proceeds will go to The Child Support Disaster Relief Fund.
Christina wrote this book because she learned the hard way about divorce. She was a happily married mother of four when she caught her husband cheating and her life spiraled out of control. What followed were two years of hell. She went through it all,money problems, dealing with a deadbeat ex-husband, navigating the court system, corrupt lawyers and more.
Eventually her life got better. She made it through the storm.
In her hard hitting, tell all book, Christina reveals the secrets to a successful divorce for women. She shares the survival skills you must know to have a positive divorce outcome.
Because of her difficult divorce and her desire to help other women and children, Christina is donating 100% of the profits from Seven Secrets to a Successful Divorce to The Child Support Disaster Relief Fund when you purchase the book on April 25th at amazon.com .
You will also receive over $700 in valuable gifts from some incredible well-known authors and businesses when you purchase the book. Just go to www.secretsofdivorce.com/freebonuses.htm to order Seven Secrets to a Successful Divorce on April 25, 2007.
Imagine how good it will feel to help another human being go for a goal…a dreamÂ…go for what is in her heart and ATTAIN it!
You can feel good that 100% of the profits today from the sale of the book is going to help children who are suffering. There are 17 million children in the U.S who do not receive child support. No hurricane, fire or flood devastates more children. With your help today, we can make a difference.
Thank you for making Seven Secrets to a Successful Divorce a number ONE best-seller. Your effort to make this happen is appreciated more than you will ever know. May your kindness and willingness to help someone else be returned to you blessed and multiplied.
So buy it today, and give yourself the strength you deserve, and help others along the way too!
Bestselling Author of “31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles”