During this time, my mother introduced me to my future wife, Sarika. Six months after we met, we were married and moved into the apartment in my parents’ basement. Shortly after, the first miracle of my life happened – the love of my life was born. Our first baby, Simran. She is my inspiration, still to this day.
Meanwhile, work was getting extremely stressful. My body retaliated with an inflamed pancreas, and my doctor advised me to lose weight and stop drinking. But the stress wasn’t going away. I was promoted to Manager, now in charge of fifteen people. Again, I found myself in the hospital. My wife was pregnant with our second child and I was the one laid up with a tumor on my kidney. Second stage cancer. If I hadn’t had a pancreas attack, the tumor would never have been found and would have spread. Unbelievable!
The tumor was successfully removed, and I lived to see our son Aryan’s birth.
I needed a business. I was lost, reaching for the next thing to do. I dabbled in network marketing. I dumped $30K in Internet marketing. I opened an Amazon and Shopify store. Nothing clicked.
I returned to my old firm and joined the Large Deal Team, working on the largest deals in the firm. Even though the commissions were great, I was always on the road and absent for my daughter’s entire childhood.