A long-term friend of mine who has always had great success in all of her endeavors. Then when the economy took a turn for the worse in 2009, her business model took a drastic nosedive. After two years of trying various programs and projects, she was not able to break the pattern.

I had asked her several times if I could help, but it took her to get to the point of falling to an all time low emotionally before she acquiesced.