About Dean Raasch
What makes me tick? That’s easy to answer. I love helping people. It’s as simple as that. What do I do to help them? That is where you need to understand me a little more.
I had a challenging life growing up. I know we all face challenges, but it took me a long time to understand the message and lessons in those challenges. Today I use that knowledge learned, at “Life University” and I share those lessons with you.
I want you to know that you are not alone in your struggles. I want you to know that there is life after challenges. I want you to be positive about where you are going. I want you to live your destined life. I want you to choose to live life on purpose and take control of your direction.
I make my home in Wisconsin with my beautiful wife Carrie. Together we have 3 children Derek, Kaeli and Kort. I’ve been known as a bit of a geek. You know, Drum Major in the marching band, I love technology and kitchen gadgets. You can never have enough kitchen gadgets. I have been an avid bowler, with three 300 games to my credit as well as an 805 series. That doesn’t make me extra special, it just is me and what I like. I’m cool that way!
My challenges sucked, but they taught me a lot. In many ways, I’m still learning. I lost my mom to cancer when I was 10 years old. My dad struggled with alcoholism for decades. He is sober today and I couldn’t be more proud of how overcame the addiction. I was diagnosed with leukemia, told my chance to survive was about 10% to 15%. I’m still here and loving life. I was sexually abused by a male that I trusted. That unfortunately is the demon I am still fighting.
I read the story of the butterfly in Mark Burwell’s book The Evolutionary Entrepreneur, and found it paralleled my life in so many ways. I want to share that story with you.
“A young boy found a cocoon of a butterfly. He watched intently as the butterfly struggled to get its body out of the cocoon. Using a twig, he opened the cocoon to help it get out. The butterfly emerged quickly but had a swollen body and shriveled wings. He waited to see the butterfly fly away…but instead it crawled along and never could fly.
What the boy didn’t understand was that the struggle to get out of the cocoon forces the fluid from the body into the butterfly’s wings. Freedom and flight could only happen after a challenge.”
It is our challenges that mold us, shape us and prepare us for flight. When we accept our challenges as gifts and lessons we will soar. My challenges have given me the purpose to help you succeed. I am here to guide you, inspire you and assist you to be the best you can be. That is who I am and what I am about.