Just 4 years ago my wife Karen and I hit rock bottom.
After selling our personal training studio franchise in Ann Arbor (right after the 2008 crash), the 3 doctors who bought it from us decided NOT to pay us a dime after they made their deposit…
This led to a long, drawn out, ugly lawsuit.
The end result?
We ended up living off Karen’s inheritance and nearly lost everything.
This placed an unbearable strain on our marriage, and we eventually separated and almost divorced.
At 40 years old, I was broke, destitute, and ended up living back and forth between my Mom’s house and my business partner, Ryan Colby’s office (<– Yup! I slept in his office).
Ryan still talks about it to this day.
I was lying on the bed in his office with a broken back (my back went out on me) and a broken heart:
Homeless. No job. No money. No self-esteem.
My life had been stripped of everything I valued in this world…
The only thing I had left was my faith in God, my unconditional love for my wife, a vision for what was possible, and a 2005 beat up ole’ Chevy Cavalier.
But EVERY time I wanted to give up God gave me a sign to keep going…
A phone call, an email, a Facebook message, a bible passage, or a new relationship…
So I never gave up on my dream and I thank God that my wife Karen never gave up on me—despite failure after failure after failure.
I kept working my butt off day after day.
I kept solving problems… adding value… helping and serving others, while doing everything I could to build deep relationships with people who shared my vision…
I kept planting the seeds knowing that God would eventually deliver the harvest He has promised.
Fast forward just a few years later….
Our online business, Get Lean In 12, is thriving and we now have over 105,000 customers and email subscribers that we serve and help every day.
We consistently give to worthy causes like Living Water International, go on a mission trip once per year, and take our entire Get Lean In 12 team to a Toys For Tots charity event in Denver every year.
Our marriage is healthier than ever.
Our family is thriving and happy.
We purchased our dream home last year.
And our faith in God is stronger than ever.
So if you’re out there and you’re struggling… or you’re going through hard times…
– Keep putting one foot in front of the other.
– Keep taking action every day.
– Keep planting the seeds.
Your storm won’t last forever and you will eventually get your harvest too.
You see: God WANTS you to have abundance and prosperity.
He just wants you to know that it all comes from Him.
And if you’re not a believer, that’s ok too!
It’s still the LAW OF THE WORLD:
You reap what you sow.
So thank you God for saving me… saving my marriage… and saving my life from brokenness and self-destruction…
And THANK YOU Karen Hadsall for never giving up on me.
Yes, dreams do come true when you have faith and you never, never, NEVER give up.
Shaun “reap what you sow” Hadsall