How old are you right now? Thirty? Forty? Sixty? Twelve? Lots of people find it shocking the first time they hear my story and learn that I began focusing on business at the tender age of twelve. That’s right—twelve—when most kids are riding bicycles, playing video games, and basically goofing around. Nobody’s serious at age twelve, right? Maybe everyone else thought that way, but not me.
Why business? I figured out pretty early that I couldn’t dance well, I couldn’t sing a note, and I wasn’t very good at sports, even though I did play high school football. Besides, a diagnosis of scoliosis ended my not-so-realistic chances of becoming an NFL pro.
I didn’t want to go to work for someone else, and I wasn’t raised to think the government ...