One of the amazing things that has happened since I started GameTruck is the amazing people that have joined me in this business. Four years ago in my garage I had this crazy idea to create the ideal environment to play games with your friends. We’d pull it up to your house. I built a prototype in my garage, we research trailers, and trucks, and portable generators. I didn’t know how I was going to do it, but I knew I needed to do it. My brother Chris joined me on my crusade and my cause became his.
It was up and down. I remember buying a copy of the secret in Florida while I was going there to open a Studio for the Walt Disney Company. I didn’t know what was going to happen. I didn’t know if GameTruck would survive, but after reading that book I realized I spent a lot of time focusing on things I didn’t want and not things I did. So I spent more time focusing on the future I wanted. I wanted orders. I wanted bookings. We wanted people to experience our parties. And when I got home, they called. Bookings went up.
I wrote an email to all our family and closest friends and I told them about my dream and I asked for prayers. And they prayed. And people called. By the summer a miracle had happened. Disney had a change in strategy and Florida was no longer in the cards. But more miraculously GameTruck business had exploded. Even more amazing a fantastic partner materialized out of thin air and David Wachtel joined me on my quest to build a brand new business, heck and industry.
It felt like yesterday but that was already three years ago. And yesterday the most amazing thing happened. I flew to Atlanta to meet a group of brand new Franchise Owners. They had their GameTrucks pulled into a circle in a giant parking lot – a pack of bright green elephants glowing in the soft spring rain. I was in awe. Here was an idea, that had started in my garage, a dream I had not only of making kids happy, of bringing people together with the best of video gaming but also teaching them how to be great gamers. Giving them a role model. But I also was helping people realize their own dreams of owning their own business, of establishing their own true asset, one that could generate more income than it could consume. From California to Georgia, from Portland to New Jersey, all across the country people – great people, were joining me, joining us the GameTruck team on our mission to change the way people play.
I was in awe. Richard Bach wrote that the law of the universe is Magnetism. The Secret says the same thing. The Bible tells us that we can do miracles if we can believe. So many people have said it much better than I but I stand as a witness to the power of a dream. Yet, the most motivational quote I read this past year came from Zig Ziglar, and it is this, “You can have everything you want in life. Just as soon as you help enough other people get what they want.’” I love that quote because it puts focus and vision on everything we do.
We help people play together. We help people get into business. We help people be successful in play, in business, and perhaps someday even in life. I am amazed and honored to be part of such a great group of people. I think I’m finally learning what it means to be living the dream.