Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Seven Broken Souls By Bull Durham


This is my real life story about the parents that emotionally, verbally and physically abused me. They left me with lifelong physical and emotional scars that I would have to first recognize and then fight to overcome. I have no back up or safety net to rely on in life, its just me and always has been. When I turned 17, I started life on my own, paying my own way and making my own mistakes at my own peril. I worked extremely hard to put myself through high school, college and became a Vice President at one of the nations largest banks only to see my bosses and those above me with power retaliate against me time and time again before and after I was a whistle blower. I have tried to become better at everything I do from school, work, my health and own the mistakes I made, but I wont let anyone take my integrity away from me, I've worked too hard at it and for it. I'm healthier than I have ever been, but my family isn't and wont get the help they need. I have lost most of my family as well during this process of recovery. I had money, success, and dated some of the most beautiful women inside and out, but none of that made me happy until God started showing me I had to love myself before I could love anyone or anything else. I was in survival mode for almost 25 years and now I'm unleashing the bull that my grandfather always referred to me as. I have had multiple surgeries, hospital emergency room visits and therapists because of the damage my parents did, but I have never used these as an crutch. I haven't always done the right things in my personal life, but I have worked with the highest integrity in my professional career with my clients to ensure success for them and myself. This bank and HVAC retailer only care about money, keeping their secrets and will try to run over anyone that gets in their way. Both of these companies are about to learn if you mess with the bull you're going to get the horns!!!! Make no mistake a stagecoach and horses are no match for a BULL! He is the youngest of seven physically, emotionally and verbally abused children at the hands of his parents, but his sisters had it far worse, His father left him with a life-long seizure disorder after suffering blunt force trauma to his head, His mother let her boyfriends physically abuse him, but her cruel words left him with emotional scars that were more damaging then anything physically done to him. He started this world on his own when he was just 17 years old with a contact case and $20 to his name. He educated himself through multiple ways, battled addiction and became a Vice President at one of the nations largest Banks. He gained his sobriety when he was at the height of his career, a rising star, but lost it when he turned whistleblower. He worked in a sexist culture and with a homophobic boss that would run over you if you didn't get out of his way. His sobriety came at a price and he lost most of his family. He is healthier than he has ever been, but has lost all that he once held valuable. He built longstanding relationships for a multiple top retailers in the U.S.A. from Pella Windows and Doors, BATHFITTER and Brunswick Billiards, only to see his career shredded when multiple officers retaliated against him for doing what was right and speaking up. He has had many setbacks in his life, but he hasn't ever let that stop him and never made excuses for his challenges in life. He has told his employer many times "....if you mess with the bull you're going to get the horns...". Two companies that sought to harm him by ruining his reputation with false allegations when he was standing up for the consumer, his clients and himself by doing the right things.

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 I have  a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from William Penn University, I have been professionally trained on presenting, negotiations and writing. I have worked in the finance sector for almost 20 years and I'm looking for my next chapter in life.

I rescue dogs as I am broken and it fills my heart a little each time a take a broken down dog and show them love and get them to their best version of themselves for their new forever home. I have two Rhodesian Ridgebacks (Mia and Maggie) and i'm a member of R.R.U.S. (Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue of the United States). I'm on the board of my local YMCA, I try and shop locally and eat as healthy as possible. I give back to my community as I know my community has given to me.

I am a bicycle enthusiast, love live music, great food, and the IOWA HAWKEYES football, basketball and wrestling teams!!!! I attend Hope Church In West Des Moines & Celebrate Recovery at Hope Church also. Hope CR helped save my life.

My Thoughts...
I wanted to share this book with you all.  The author is trying to take his life back. 
You may enjoy this read.
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