To: The Reader
From: The Author
Subject: Why I wrote The Bankruptcy Alternative
From time to time as I labored over this work of writing a book on the events surrounding the closure of my business, I wondered "why did you undertake the writing of this book?"
I had this strong feeling that I wanted, even needed, to share it with others. As I pondered why, these are questions that I posed to myself, and my answers.
"Was it to cleanse yourself of bad stuff that might have built up inside of you as you went through the processes of closing the business and selling assets and paying off debts?"
Maybe, although at times it was very emotionally hard to do; to relive the many experiences, and sludge through it all again. But nonetheless, a good cleansing may have well been a nice side benefit.
"Was it to share the most unbelievable story of this epic odyssey with the world?"
"Was it to share the principles I discovered and the tools I used along the way with others, with the intent that it may help them in the event they encountered something similar in their own lives?"
"Was it to expose readers to a different side of all those entrepreneurial business books? To give encouragement and hope when things seem most dire? And to tell people that despite all of our best efforts for our business, sometimes the best option is to shut it down?"
Yes. Yes. And yes.
Okay then. Let's get after it!