I suppose if I’m showing you how to get better from anxiety, I should have some measure of success recovering from it, shouldn’t I?
Makes no sense to not “walk the talk,” right?
Life is 200% better today than in 2008 when I started this site.
It isn’t perfect. Stress and difficulty still arise. I can’t control most things.
But for the most part, I’m happy, peaceful, connected, and confident like never before.
And when tough things happen, I can handle them without fleeing in terror or going insane with fear.
They pass. I learn some cool stuff and grow as a person. Life becomes peaceful and happy again.
Of course, another stressor comes up eventually. But I handle it better than the last time. I learn some more neat stuff and grow. And become happier and more peaceful.
That’s life in a nutshell, isn’t it?
Today, I’m married to Bekah. 7 years now! We’re happy. She wouldn’t trade me for anyone else. She’d tell you that (well, most of the time anyway).
Professionally, I no longer work with autistic children. Two coworkers and I got laid off. Started with a new company. Didn’t see eye-to-eye with them.
Burned out. Got lazy. Got written up. Cleaned things up. And decided to take the plunge into being an entrepreneur (and boy am I glad I did).
So, I became a copywriter. What’s a copywriter? Few people know. Basically, I’m a salesman with words (how fitting for a social anxiety sufferer).
I write websites, blog posts, case studies, reports, white papers, and other documents you’d find boring. But the target customers for the tech companies who provide such material love them. And my persuasive writing spurs more customer action, which businesses love because they make more money.
Copywriting provided enough of a living for my wife and I to buy a home just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
And we own two Great Danes. If you don’t know, they’re huge dogs. Henry is 4 years old, stands 6’3″ on his hind legs, and weighs 150 (a little light for males).
Zara’s a pup – 9 months old. She weighs 120 and stands about a foot shorter. We think she’ll weight more than Henry as an adult.
Imagine a giant dog who could care less about obeying you being naughty all day! That’ll give you an idea of what having a Great Dane puppy is like. Zara will be a good dog when she calms down. Henry rarely misbehaves.
Aside from that, we’ve amassed $30,000 in medical debt because of health problems Bekah has which doctors can’t solve. We can’t even afford to file bankruptcy!
But, I’m grateful we’re finding solutions on our own. Her health isn’t perfect. But it’s way better than it was. And she improves every day.
I was terrified of the medical debt at first. But no more. In fact, it rarely bothers me. Somehow, we’ll get through it.
For now, I’m building this website to help people recover from anxiety – especially social anxiety.
Because I know how it robs you of so much happiness and joy. Simple things become difficult. Unchecked, anxiety turns life into a living hell.
That’s not the way it’s meant to be lived!
I’ve learned how to stay happy, peaceful, content, and confident…even during times of extreme stress.
Because eventually everything gets better again.
And that’s how I can help you.
Will you join me and journey along to gain freedom from the ferocious beast of anxiety, and become happy, joyous, serene, and confident?