I started Capital more than 33 years ago. My goal was to make an extra $500 a month to better
provide for my family. I had 3 jobs at the time I decided to start Capital: Selling shaved ice on the
weekends, bookkeeper, and delivering milk at night. I was working around the clock. Over time my
dad taught me how to finance premiums. Then, I knew I had something better in store for my life.
Like a lot of people we went through hard times. When I started Capital, we had three children
and one on the way. I had to provide for my family, I had no choice. Today, we have ten children. I’m
grateful for those struggles because they have carried us to where we are today. I still have an old
ugly orange jacket hanging in my office today that I always wore when I started Capital. It reminds
me of what we had to go through. It wasn’t easy.
With all that said life is never easy. Capital still has its challenges today, which is a good thing
because it allows us to grow. Challenges make us grateful for the good times, and we can find good
times in the challenges. I like to share my story because we all have our own story. I like to tell others,
“If I can do it, you can do it too.”
I started working with one agency in the basement of my home and today we work with over
4000 agencies nationwide and have over 80 employees. No matter how hard business, family or life
in general gets, it’s only temporary and everyone has what it takes to carry on. We have seen many
miracles and want to share that message of hope with everyone. I am a testament that if you keep
your head up, stay positive, and find passion in the things you love, then there are great things in
store for you, too.
“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.”
Capital Moments Featuring David Gabrielson – Struggles