I’ve been an entrepreneur in sales and marketing my entire life. From as far back as I can remember I’ve always looked for ways to make a buck by providing value or a benefit to others. From a neighborhood lemonade stand(yup) to offering to do work for neighbors to earn some extra cash. Basically, I’ve tried to generate my own money through my efforts and not rely on “jobs”, although I did have a few through high school.
I was one of those kids in the neighborhood that always had the money…because I always worked! I remember at age 12 I had two “full time” jobs. Well, full time as much as I could since I had school.
My family had a horse farm and I was the “manager” of sorts. Yeah sounds big but it really wasn’t…had to shovel a lot of…..stalls. Man, I hated that, but it had to be done.
My mom also owned a small grocery store and I worked there too. I’d stock shelves, mop floors, put the papers together. Wow - memories. And all this work netted me about $50 bucks a week. At 12, that’s some good jack!
It was these experiences that molded my work ethic to what it is to this day. I had to get up at 6am every morning before school and take care of the horses before taking a shower and getting ready for school.