Today was a really big day for me personally as well as for Labitat. Labitat is the first company I have ever founded and committed to running full time (I don't have a full time job outside of this one). A lot of great people have sacrificed their own personal well-being in order for me to pursue my dream. This is a list of just some of the people that have sacrificed time, happiness, money, sleep, and who knows what else, just so Labitat could exist.My Family
, Piper and Finley. Shannon is my soul mate and my muse, one could never have a better lover or friend. My daughters, Piper and Finley. I can't tell you how many times I've not tucked my girls in or missed breakfast or been able to play with them because I'm out of town, working late or going into the office early. The two of you are the smartest, cutest and kindest children (most days) a dad could ever have and I love you with all my heart. My parents have been incredibly supportive during the past year and a half as well. Especially when I doubted everything I felt so confidently about previously... and to top it off, I have a newfound appreciation for Lynyrd Skynyrd, something I never thought possible, made possible by my dad. Noah, Adam, Jonah, Rebekah, Hannah, Sarah, Susannah, Mary, Timbo & Abbie.Voxeons
- Starting at the top
with Jonathan Taylor, Clegg Ivey and Mr. Neish. When I thought my entrepreneurial career was going to be over before it ever really began, these guys took care of me. And in doing so, gave me the nickname "Wolverine". Where else could a dude with really nasty looking lambchops and hair that looks like Dilbert's boss, find shelter and support in his darkest hour... Voxeo, that's where. And of course, it's not just the folks that work from the Pottery Barn Living Room that make Voxeo special, literally everybody else there holds a special place in my heart, yes, even you Matt. I'm living proof that not all Voxeons are employed at Voxeo.MetaMend
- Zwicky and crew for providing interesting dialogue, sage advice and an interesting project to distract my focus from the not-so-fun events of the day.
Here is just a small list of others that made yesterday possible and who have had a great impact on me in one way or another.Jason Shellen
- Cause corpses don't belong in homes.Glenn Duquette
- Faithful friend & patient one at that.Garrett French
- A fount of creative inspiration & friend.Barry Schwartz
- Model of level-headedness and consistency.Ari Jacobi
- Go get em dude.Moshe' Yudkowsky
- Newfound mentor in Chicago.
The Search Engine Guide Crew, ThreadWatch and so many other folks. I'll probably be adding to this post for a while but just so you know, all of you are appreciated. Thank you.