To my wife, Mandy, who supports and inspires me in everything I do. Without your constant encouragement this book would continue to be just another “big idea.”

To my three boys, Parker, Bentley, and Sloane, who give me the drive to be a better father, provider, and leader.

To all our U.S. military service men and women who continue to fight for our freedom.

In memory of SSG Joshua Melton, a true American hero who volunteered to defend the country he loved so that his wife, daughter, and future generations would always know freedom.



The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.


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