7. It Gets Worse

Have you ever worked a night shift?

In this week’s episode, the brothers’ compounding problems almost push their families past their limits. Money had finally begun rolling in, and Dale and Brian stayed steadfast in their decision to invest the money back into their business as they grew a national brand. While the brothers and their families had been no strangers to living on limited income, it was a different kind of challenge to have income available and still maintain the discipline to roll it back into their business.

The challenges were beginning to build on top of one another, and Dale, Brian, and their wives were ready for change. However, the brothers were surprised to hear what changes their wives had in mind.

Lorie suggested that she get a job to bring in more income. But with four children at home and one on the way, who would watch the kids? This led Dale to consider picking up a night shift in addition to working their business. Yet he knew if he went through with it, it would be the end of the dream to go national with ForeverLawn.

Around the same time, Angie suggested that she and their girls move back to Ohio and live with her parents for a while. Brian understood the stress this endeavor had put on his family, but knew their absence would crush him and his drive to succeed in the business. 

Brian and Dale could see the business growing. Deep down, the brothers were certain they were following God’s will for their lives. They knew they needed to continue on their journey, and that they were only going to succeed if they made things sustainable for their families.

You may be in a season of life where you are wearing down. You’ve been pushing for so long to make something work, and you’re at a place where you feel like something has to give. We hope today’s episode encourages you to press on. If you are doing what is right and you are following God’s will for your life, the success will follow.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Cashflow was coming in, but the brothers were funneling it back into ForeverLawn.
  • When birthdays come and there is no extra money
  • Issues began building on top of each other
  • Trying to figure out how to generate more money
  • On the precipice of success
  • The job application
  • Don’t give up
  • Family takes care of family
  • Feeling like a failure
  • Finding your grit

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