Nick was working as a manager for a successful corporation in China. In case you've not heard, China has a reputation for pollution (sorry China, but you can be kind of gross in that way). Unfortunately, Nick's son started having some health complications as a result of pollution and so his family decided it was time to go. He used his savings to move back to the US and started a business of his own. A few months later he was down to his last $3,000 and contemplated giving up the business and taking a job he was offered. Instead, he put in even more work to making his business succeed. Six months in, he broke even and determined that his business could make it.