July 1st of 2010 was my last day as a practicing anesthesiologist. It had been over two years since the “Bird Flu”, as it was called, indifferent and without warning started a sequence of events that would change my life forever.
My name is Mike Lytle, president and founder of LRDC, a research and development company, and subsequently EQUS Golf.
As a physician, I knew immediately that the symptoms I was having were those of congestive heart failure, a chronic condition that usually affects people in the twilight years of their life. This realization opened my eyes to the fact that my mortality was real, a fact I so often brushed aside and assumed would not occur until late in my life, if at all.
I was able to work until 2010 when the debilitating symptoms finally overcame my stubbornness to quit. Having recognized my own mortality, I realized the many things that I had yet to accomplish may never happen. This stark reality opened my eyes to what was possible, what could be done and the true optimist that had always existed inside of me.
I became energized, driven and proceeded to devote my full time and energy to the development of these ideas and dreams. So often discarded as unattainable and unrealistic, these dreams and ideas are what drove my passion to succeed.
Envisioned by a young high school golfer, EQUS Golf was one of those dreams. Why? Recognizing one’s own mortality creates a whole new paradigm for inspiration.
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“The strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events.”
Regaining momentum after a nine month hiatus was difficult at best. To break the boredom and monotony of the standard micro-management, of a newly acquired heart, was a challenge. Momentum is a fleeting force. We had it, we lost it and just like that the outcome to our iron development project was in jeopardy.