Craig Daliessio was a highly successful mortgage banker in Franklin, TN. He was making six figures, owned a home, and was a devoted single dad to his young daughter. In 2008, his dreams came crashing down as the economy crushed the entire mortgage industry. In short order, he lost his career, his home, his income, and found himself sleeping in his car, hidden behind a church in Nashville. For the love of his daughter, (who lived with her mom during this nightmarish ordeal) Craig fought the urge to give up, and slowly rebuilt his life. In 2012 he graduated from Liberty University with his Bachelor's degree in religion. He has published five books, spoken to thousands and inspired them to never give up!
Today Craig is a successful IT Business Relationship Manager with his alma mater, Liberty University, where his daughter is a freshman. Craig's story of faith, devotion, perserverance, hopefullness and ultimately, victory, continues to inspire and encourage.
Joe Mezilli is a great guy. Known to his friends as "Joey Trucks", he's a wonderful son, a terrific father, a loving husband and a trusted friend. He's also a really great boss. He's just not a MOB boss.
He is the third generation owner of "Mezilli Trash Hauling and cartage," the largest independent trash hauling company in the Philadelphia area. His grandfather, Giuseppe,"Zippie" Mezilli, started the business with one beat up old truck and a legendary immigrant's work ethic. His father, Giuseppe Jr. worked hard to keep things going and Joe came back from college and grew it into the success story it is. Life was good.
Then one day a lawyer from the giant waste management conglomerate "Waste International" makes Joe an offer he can't refuse; 75 million dollars for the family business and Joe's life changes forever.
He decides to move his young family out of the city and down to the tiny town of Forest, Virginia, nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, near where Joe went to college. He was young, rich, had a gorgeous wife and four beautiful kids...life couldn't get any better.
What Joe didn't realize was that his new neighbors have a problem...one of them thinks Joe is in the mob. Phil Lowery is an old retiree with a passion for eavesdropping and an obsession with mafia movies and TV shows. He see Joe doing what all Italians do, and thinks it's Joe doing what all MOBSTERS do. The result is hysterical, lighthearted, and FUN!
It's "The Godfather" without the crime. It's "The Legend of Joey Trucks!"
I think if you set a reasonable goal and thought it out, there should never be a reason to give up short of some sort of catastrophe. If you had a health issue that rendered a goal impossible, then of course you'd reconsider that goal. but hardship alone...never a reason. Edison failed 29,000 times to invent the lightbulb.