The economy was finally turning around in 1993 under Bill Clinton. Jobs were returning, nice cars were everywhere, and money was flowing again. The “boom” didn’t really do anything for my family though.
We were still dirt poor.
I grew up in a 1 bedroom apartment with 11 other people. Food stamps was our livelihood, chips were a luxury and having holes in our clothes was normal.
The “American Dream” was a fantasy.
The day I saw my mother patch up her already patched up underwear was the day my outlook changed.
I needed to make enough money to support my family – and a job wasn’t going to cut it.
I spent all my life “trying” to be an entrepreneur.
When no one around you is an entrepreneur, you actually don’t know what the fuck you’re doing. No one taught me. I learned everything through trial and error. Honestly, I didn’t think you could teach “entrepreneurship”.
Man was I wrong.
Through my 20+ years of trial and error, I’ve realized that every entrepreneur goes through the same path. The same no’s, the same failures, the same feelings of despair and loneliness.
I’m hoping that by sharing my experiences, I can save you from all the same mistakes that I did.
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