What Was Your Defining Entrepreneur Moment?
I very often hear entrepreneurs tell their defining moment in life that made them want to make money.
So I'm interested to hear yours. I'll tell you mine
As a child I grew up in in the Welsh Valleys, on the outskirts of the city. My area was surrounded by fields and forests and cycle tracks and farms and castles and tunnels and quarries and golf courses and I explored each and every one of them.
Here is the little village I grew up in Just outside of Cardiff, Wales, UK:
It even has it's own castle in the hills, just off the cycle track that I used to walk to, through the dark deep forest.
it wasn't all great though. I lived in a nasty, rough council estate. I guess they just wanted to stick us anywhere out the way, as far away up the mountain as possible but it was a great escape for me. I loved exploring and getting away from the horrid estate! Now I live in the city I just feel sorry for these poor street kids that don't have what I had to explorer ( not that I would let my kids do what I did anyway )
At the age of 34 I told my mother exactly where I used to go when I was 10 years old and what I got up to and she was absolutely amazed. She thought I was near by, in the car park or by the garages.
We never had enough money and I was aware that my mother was struggling. I used to walk 5 mins to this golf course near by and I would look for stray golf ball in the forest and ponds and outskirts.
Money Making from A Young Age
By the age of 10, I learnt all the best balls to get, their names and numbers and quality ones. I would batch them up in bags and sell them for a FIVER ( pound ) a bag.
If I wanted more money I'd try and offer myself as a caddy but I was small and weak and they'd feel sorry for me and give me cash to go home.
From that time I have always taken opportunities from my surroundings about how to make money. Some have worked some have been a disaster but all in all it's just always something I have done.
Tell Me Your Story
I love to read peoples stories about where they came from and what defined them and I'd love to hear yours.....What was it in your life that gave you a business head?