As a man, you are expected to work and support your family.
- I have always done that, but sometimes it gets challenging when you work away from home and barely have time for family.
My children were growing up fast; as a father, I wanted to spend more time with them, but the distance made it difficult. I could only visit them occasionally since I had to travel a long distance. I grew very distant from them, which got me thinking of what I could do to change the situation. After some years of working in the heating industry, I decided to start my own business back home. I already had a lot of knowledge of heating technology and experience. In the company, I worked in the heating maintenance department as an HVAC serviceman, where we used to repair all types of heating devices. I was later promoted to a heating dealer. With all that work experience, I could start my own business. Having my own business was far better than working in a company away from home. And working close to home, I knew I had the support of my wife. We have equipment such as a furnace and heat pump with a digital thermostat. As an HVAC tech, I also offered home services such as equipment installation, ductwork, and duct sealing. I made my business flourish by giving good services and selling quality equipment. With time I have earned the trust and respect of the people. Many people who live around entrust me with the maintenance of the equipment and heating repair, and they also buy new ones from me. Starting my own business was a good decision because I could now spend more time with my family and simultaneously provide for them.