How People Who Didn’t Do Well in School End Up Becoming Rich

My friend did horrible in school. Hell, his GPA (Grade Point Average) and BAC (Blood Alcohol Content Level) were about the same, a solid 1.0. He had every odd job possible, from making sandwiches at Togos to being a lifeguard. Then he found what he wanted to do.

He spent ten years, from age 17, working in a particular industry. He didn’t know anything about the industry when he decided to get involved. However, he did decide to go to a community college just to take a few classes on business. He also found a great mentor.

He did so horribly the first six months, he had cried and wanted to quit. By so horribly, I mean he made $0. However, he decided to keep trying.

In the next ten years, he made $10mm, bought 3 Lamborghinis, a few Porches, Mercedes, Lexus, etc., lived at the Mondrian Hotel in a Penthouse for a while, and he once bought a house next to Britney Spears. When he lived next door to her, Dub C from Westside Connection used his house in MTV Cribs.

It doesn’t matter where you start. As long as you change your philosophy, work hard, and commit to yourself, you can achieve anything you put your mind to.

Originally posted on Quora.

Leonard Kim is Managing Partner at InfluenceTree. At InfluenceTree, Leonard and his team teach you how to build your (personal or business) brand, get featured in publications and growth hack your social media following.

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