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Recovery From a Failed Business

Scott Carlton lost his landscaping business due to poor decisions and a bad economy. He also turned his back on God. See what Scott did to re-grow his income and regain his faith Read Transcript


Reporter: SCOTT CARLTON

OF LEWISTON, IDAHO, RECENTLY

FACED ONE OF THE MOST

CHALLENGING SEASONS OF HIS

LIFE.

HIS LANDSCAPING BUSINESS HAD

FAILED, AND HE WAS BROKE.

YOUR COVERAGE GETS TO THE

POINT WHERE THERE IS NOTHING

LEFT.

AND THERE IS NOTHING LEFT IN

THE FRIGID.

YOUR AT THAT POINT WHERE DOG

FOOD IS LOOKING PRETTY

GOOD.

Reporter: FOR YEARS,

SCOTT INVESTED EVERYTHING

INTO THE BUSINESS.

REGULARLY WORKING SEVEN DAYS

A WEEK.

WITH THE DOWNTURN IN THE

ECONOMY, SCOTT SAYS HE MADE

SOME RISKY BUSINESS

DECISIONS THAT FORCED HIM

INTO BANKRUPTCY.

I SAW MY EMPLOYEES SHRINK

FROM 45 EMPLOYEES TO THREE

EMPLOYEES.

IT WAS AS IF I WAS LOSING A

PART OF ME.

HOW COULD I KEEP GOING ON

BECAUSE I FAILED SO

MEASURABLY.

AND IT SURELY WAS MY FAULT.

I THOUGHT ABOUT ENDING IT,

ABSOLUTELY.

I DIDN'T TURN TO GOD.

I PUSHED GOD AWAY.

I STOPPED GOING TO CHURCH.

I STOPPED READING MY BIBLE.

I STOPPED PRAYING.

Reporter: AS SCOTT

RECOMMITTED HIS LIFE TO

CHRIST AND BEGAN TO TITHE,

THINGS BEGAN TO CHANGE FOR

HIM.

THE FIRST THING THAT

HAPPENED, HE GOT A

HIGH-PAYING JOB AS A SENIOR

STAFFER WORKING FOR AN IDAHO

CONGRESSMAN.

HE HAD WORKED IN GOVERNMENT

YEARS BEFORE.

KNOWING THAT THERE WAS A

MONTHLY INCOME WAS SURELY A

BLESSING AT THAT MOMENT IN

TIME.

Reporter: THEN SCOTT

BEGAN TO NOTICE OTHER

BLESSINGS.

EVERY TIME I RAISED MY

PLEDGE TO CBN, I WOULD

EITHER GET A RAISE OR SOME

SIDE INCOME.

Reporter: IN FACT,

SCOTT WAS MAKING SOME SIDE

INCOME ON A SYSTEM HE

CREATED FOR ESTIMATING

LANDSCAPING JOBS.

LAST YEAR HE MADE 10 GRAND

ON THAT SIDE BUSINESS.

CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS

OF CONVERTING IT TO METRIC,

AND I BELIEVE THIS SYSTEM

WILL GO GLOBAL, WHICH WILL

QUADRUPLE MY INCOME.

Reporter: HE ATTRIBUTES

IT TO ONE THING.

TITHING WORKS.

YOU CAN'T OUTGIVE GOD.

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