Nobody knows this story; I've never told it before. But there was a time, about 12 years ago, that I almost quit Fenix. I thought about it everyday. I even had a plan (not a good one). Why did I want to quit Fenix? Emotions. I had just given birth to my 1st child and, since I was the owner of the business I had a business to run, I had to get back to work right away. I did not have the novelty of taking time off with my newborn. Fack.
In Aug 2001 I started Fenix with a $20k USD project and a lot of uncertainty. By October of the same year the project was complete, my freelancers were paid and I was waiting to receive the $20k payment from the client when I got the phone call: "we are filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will not be able to pay you." Boom.
15 years in business and I was stuck in a rut. Work was plentiful, the company was profitable, but I didn't feel like I was making a mark. My team didn't feel like it was making a mark. We felt like we were doing a job. What we wanted was a passion. 2015 was a trying year for me: