As an entrepreneur, something I get asked a lot is: “why did you start your business?” So after seeing how many people were curious, I figured it would be worth sharing the story.
Back in the summer of 2017, I finally reached the point where I decided to take a shot at starting my own business. There were a lot of factors that lead me to that decision.
I never was the type of person who enjoyed school, or any of the part time jobs I had. I would have done anything to not go to school or work the jobs I had. However, I was under the impression that was the only path to success. Get an education, get a job, start a family.
It wasn’t until I started getting to know one of my friends better that I realized there was another option. I’ve always been impressed to see the lifestyle he was living at such a young age – with his own house, nice cars, and other nice things – but I never thought about how he achieved it. He was later telling me that he dropped out of high school, and started a business, which is what got him to where he was. At that moment I realized first hand that I didn’t have to get a degree to make money.
I thought to myself: no school, no horrible job, but lots of money… sign me up. I knew it was easier said than done, but I was willing to try. It was then just a matter of what business to start. There was a particular market in which I was a consumer of, but was never satisfied with any of the options. So that gave me the idea to change that, by starting my own business that fills the needs of what I wanted as a consumer.
I took a leap of faith, gave it a shot, and I haven’t looked back since.