Reading this might save you $17,118.33 or more and hopefully a painful & expensive lesson.
Point blank, this amount was stolen from me, and from us.
I trusted in someone & in good faith and I just paid the price. I am not here to point fingers, cry woe is me or seek sympathy - I am here with the sole purpose of sharing this loss and lesson with the hope of preventing anyone further being f*cked over by any opportunistic & desperate lowlives.
The truth is, you never know what people are capable of so you need to be educated & protect yourself at all times - and by every means necessary. Don’t trust, hope or wait. You need to protect your finances, ideas, possessions, business models, tricks, IP etc because someone could just take it - and probably will if given the opportunity.
It’s sad to say... but sadly it seems that most people are out for themselves, greedy, untrustworthy and/or have ulterior motives these days - especially the ones with no purpose, skills, or integrity.
I’m here to just remind you not to assume that everyone has the same morals or values as you do - and that it’s a risk that you shouldn’t be willing to take.
I didn’t see it coming so it was a real smack in the face. It hurt and I learned a hard lesson and want to share it. I am not willing to go into any further details regarding this so please don’t ask. While I have never shy’d from sharing my wins & losses - this one is the hardest & heartbreaking one to me - and the most crippling in its own way. Money is one thing & it comes and it goes... but betrayal like this is another. It cuts deep.
...I wanted to teach ‘them’ a lesson or get them one taught... but what’s the point? People like that can’t be taught nothing - that’s why they amount to only that. Sure, it would have been a nice moral victory but I hold myself higher than that nor is it how I want to represent myself or live my life. They know how it could have played out and how weak & dishonest they are deep down & that’s enough for me. I woke up this morning & decided to air it and bury it - now I’m going to bed tonight on top & that there ain't nothing no-one can do about it.
Living well is the best revenge.