Everything I Know About Hard Work, I Learned by the Time I was Fourteen

Growing up in a lower-middle class family on the wrong side of the tracks, there was no spare money for non-essentials. So, at 8 years old, I started selling seed packages door-to-door in the spring and Christmas card packages in the winter. I also had a paper route, babysat and even went door-to-door and offered to stencil house numbers on curbs for $1. I always equated putting yourself out there and hard work with the ability to make money and getting ahead.

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