I have a dream
-Martin Luther king jr
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
"The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to
begin it. 11 -W. M. Lewis
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." N.B.: "Fear itself." See also
H. D. Thoreau. -Franklin D. Roosevelt
If you had one shot, or one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted,
one moment would you capture it or let it slip away.
Eminem ( Slim Shady)
Many quotes that inspired me)
It was March 15, 2001. 1 had just lost my job, I had found myself being in a
dead end street. I worked hard for over 4 years for 7 different companies and
had nothing to show for it. I started to cry, I felt I was nobody. I was scared,
I had a little bit of money put away but not much to last more then 2 months. It
was then and there that I decided I was going to do something, to be somebody so
I can live and enjoy my life.
I made the decision that I wanted to be my own boss. Since I lost my job I
landed on unemployment and took full advantage of what they had to offer me.
There was a course that was beginning in September on how to manage your own
business. I registered for that course still not knowing what I wanted to start
as a business. I had 5 months to get my act together. I looked around and this
landed me in Sudbury, Ontario. My mother's family is from that area. I had a
couple of good talks with my uncle Peter Shaj owner of Nite Lite Limousines and
decided there and then that I wanted to start my own limousines service in the
I began my course knowing what I was going for. The course was to last 3 months
and I said to myself that I will have a limousine before Christmas. A teacher
named Richard Gigere inspired me even more. As much as what he was saying about
the reality of business was scaring me as much as it was fueling me to go even
further in my project.
Now I was ready but I had one thing missing MONEY! This was the most stressful
part of all. I did over 22 banks and every time my hands got sweaty, my knees
and my arms got heavy, I was nervous but I looked calm and ready I went inside
and got my answer, your too young or dream on!!! That's when I snapped back to
realty but I did not give up. I turned to my father, I personally felt he did
not believe my project at first, I did not blame him, It was not like I was
asking for 20$. It took a while, but he finally approached me and said If you
fell you can do this I will back you up on it. Still to this day I cant believe
he said it but I'm ever so graceful he did. He put his house as the guarantee on
my project. So in my head I was saying If I screw up I loose the family home.
This was a lot of pressure on my back but I believe it was what I needed to get
It has now been over three years my company has grown. I've done many volunteer
work for needful organizations, this is something I love to do especially for
young children. I've always stuck by my principles to giving the best quality of
service for all my clients who many have become close friends of mine as well.
Well it goes to show you that anybody can become somebody.
Special thanks to:
Yvon Belisle (my father): for believing and helping me to start out
My Friends and my family: For you encouragement and support
Richard Gigere (my teacher): For believing and showing me into the right
To my clients: Without you I would not be here.