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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Following My Passion-Part 2

This is Part 2 of My Story, Following My Passion. If you missed Part 1, please check it out here. 

2013 was a real breaking point for me - I remember talking with Brenda on a 50th Birthday Trip to Vegas for my dear friend Tom: 'We should really consider taking the jump'.  The jump was to walk away from what was comfortable financially and immerse myself into the Infinit Nutrition Canada business - trying to drive the company to it's true potential.  The April 2013 trip was perfect timing - 4 days to talk about
what if and how.  We needed to plan for no real income for 6 months from yours truly and determine how we would attack the business.  By the end of the vacation, our minds were set. I love my wife Brenda for many reasons - one of them is her belief in me. She continues to be fully supportive.  So we decided we were going to burn the boats.  I approached my boss,  the President and said: 'we need to create and exit strategy'.  I explained why, and together we decided that July 5th, 2013 would be my last day in the old career.  It wasn't tough to leave my job, but it was tough to leave the people I loved and worked with daily.  I continue to miss them and obviously stay in close contact with many of them.  When I got come on July 5th, there were slippers, a beer and a great note waiting for me - thanks again to Brenda.

My Triangle and Burning Boats
I've never been happier and never regret the decision to take this plunge.  The easy path is not always the best path. It typically takes you where everyone else is or has been. Business is strong, and most
importantly I have re-established my life balance.  I have always carried this equilateral triangle in my mind.  At the top apex is my family. The lower left is my career, and lower right - me.  I must keep these in balance, like the triangle.  The goal is not to spend equal time on each, but spend the right amount of time on each to be in balance and to be great in all 3.  There had been many times over those last 5 years that I have not been in balance, but since I burned my boats, I have been.  Family life is great, Infinit is great and guess what? I am competing again - not where I was, but I'm getting there.  I just completed a huge mountain bike event and my fall marathon is around the corner.

Really grateful to be in here in this place.

- Darcy Haggith, President, Infinit Nutrition Canada