Terrence Michaels is the former owner of a prominent company named tree service Rockford Il. He had made many huge strides in the course of his career, but he never felt fulfilled despite the numerous awards he received. One day, he decided to take a trip to South America to explore nature and experience the other side of life. His quiet moments brought him to realize that nature had a prime place in our lives. He began to question if he was contributing or depleting the beauty that we enjoy from what nature freely gives. After a lifetime chopping trees down, Michaels says ‘’the best form of labor is to work for the preservation of trees. It is the wise way to live.’’
He remembered how he always desired to be an entrepreneur when he was growing up. He was not too sure about the industry to pitch his tents, but he knew that there was something that he truly wanted to accomplish. Michaels wanted to help people take care of their families through the various businesses he would start. His chance came when he saw an advertorial that invited people to look at an industry that had been growing for years. He decided to attend the event, and each speaker showed how people could venture into different lucrative businesses. For some strange reason, none of the activities that were presented appealed to Michaels.
As he was taking a walk through the neighborhood where he lived, an idea about chopping down trees for a living came to him. He did not have time to weigh the pros and the cons but decided to give it his best shot. In a sense, he got relatively successful because his clients grew faster than he envisaged. Michaels got married and built a lovely home close to the city center. He served as a model for young people who wanted to start similar businesses. It was not long before he decided to spread his tentacles and open a few branches of his business in neighboring states.
His company had a unique way of removing trees, and this endeared him to both private and corporate clients. Some of his clients include Cincinnati Tool Steel Co. Inc which is a leading steel distributor in the area, Rockford Mutual Insurance Company, Prairie Street Brewing Co., Advanced Machine and Engineering Co. and so much more. The tree removal business formed Michaels world till he had an unforgettable experience during his visit to South America.
Before his change of heart, he was considering working on a vast piece of land that had so many trees. He believed that the area would be ideal to build a large estate that will accommodate many families. Most of his decisions were taken based on the fact that he did not know about the impact of his actions on the environment. Everything was in place to move his equipment to the site, but the only snag was the delay in getting approval from the local council.
After he had a change of heart based on his experience in South America, Michaels gave up his post as the CEO of the Tree service company. He became an advocate that kept emphasizing the need for people to take care of the environment. In one of his presentations, he told the audience that he was an ideal voice for the cause because he had to give up so much to fight for the environment. He said that he would not have gone into the tree service niche if he had better knowledge.
On the other hand, he did not condemn the actions of tree service companies. He said that as long as they kept to the rules of conservation and tree planting, it is a good business to run. However, he decided not to be part of the industry based on his personal convictions. Among the many events that he had scheduled include a stop at the national park to address guests who came to spend time with their loved ones. He said that he could help to create a positive chain of events once he gets everyone to see what he now sees. Michaels is convinced that people will keep joining the community of those who understand that we must fight to preserve the environment.