According to Steve a couple gave him his first contract for his carpet cleaning business and then let him travel to do stand-up comedy shows using their travel agency account and he used over $11,000. Steve says he has been searching for the couple for years but could not find them. "It was a guy that had helped me out when I was really, really down and out. Man, I had nothing, and this guy took me in, up in Cleveland, at a furniture store. He started teaching me the principles of success. Him and his wife (Becky) helped me out so much. You know, look, people give me free dinners now. I walk in the restaurant, I get the best table. But I don't need that. When I needed it, no one helped me, but this guy right here."