Is This A Midlife Crisis?

My name is Curtis. If you’ve known me for years, you have seen me launch multiple companies, a podcast, a show on Amazon Fire TV, and you’ve heard me often speak about how to be successful. I even wrote a book on the topic.

I was 13 years old when I started my first business. I’ve owned a cosmetic medical laser clinic, a Christian clothing company, a pharmaceutical company, a nutritional supplement company that supplied gym franchises nationwide.

I recently took over News Wire, rebuilding the company from the ground up, integrating new technology such as artificial intelligence to streamline the press release distribution process to news media outlets.

Earlier this year, we closed all of my retail stores and shut down the telecommunications company I launched with my mom while fighting brain cancer in 2010.

I’m still doing business consulting on a limited basis, and this may be weird, but business is probably my favorite hobby.

Changing Perspectives

As a guest on podcasts, radio shows, etc., I looked like a successful founder who had the world by the horns. Still, I realized a few years ago that even after creating a company that was on track to do close to a Billion dollars a year in sales, I never felt like I was good enough.

I’ve encouraged employees for years, telling them that they were created by the God who created the entire universe and that they were created in God’s image, but I often thought back to my own dad beating me and the day he handed me a pistol… told me I was a waste of skin, and to “do the world a favor.” 

I had built my identity based on how many companies I could launch and how many skills I could master, rather than believing the encouragement I often gave my employees. Then, at a men’s conference earlier this year, we had an assignment to create a personal identity statement.

I started out writing my identity statement as if I were writing a resume. I belabored my accomplishments as I did earlier in this speech, but as I prayed and got real with myself, I realized that I had never once followed my own advice. I knew God created the world, and I believed that He loves us so much that He gave His only son to die on the cross for the salvation of our sins, but did I really believe He loves me too?

Is This A Midlife Crisis?

For almost a year now, I’ve decided to make time to read my bible, take walks, go for bike rides, take drives with the radio blasting, and just spend time waiting on the Lord.

Rather than focusing on making money, I’m finally focusing on making an impact & changing people’s lives.

I’m spending time playing on social media like most younger folks, but I’m working hard to connect with the lost and to let them know they are so much more than just the job they do.

It’s easy to get caught up in seeking the approval of the world, but I hope you’ll hear me when I say this.

You are loved. You are valuable. You are amazing! You were created by the God who spoke the world into existence.

It’s easy to compare yourself to others or feel like you’re not quite good enough, but I think you’re amazing, and God does too!

If you’re on Facebook, Instagram, or TikTock, I’d love to connect with you and share daily messages of encouragement! You can find me on your favorite social platform by following M. Curtis McCoy. Send me a message and I’ll follow back!

I don’t have money to buy a yacht yet, so we can’t call this a midlife crisis, but I hope you enjoy my daily inspirational messages, and if I do by a yacht, you’re all invited… Although there’s a good chance we’re going to sink because if I own it, I’m definitely going to be the captain!

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