When I was a really little kid, as far as I can remember, selling worms was the first Entrepreneurial thing I ever did. I can’t even remember who I was selling the worms to, but it was somewhere in Pennsylvania.

As a little kid, I also used to cut lawns and grass, paint addresses on the side of curbs, and clean up people’s yards. I also remember knocking on doors and selling newspaper subscriptions. Out of 2,500 people selling newspaper subscriptions, I sold the most subscriptions and won a trip to Disneyland.

My very first job was taking care of 150 tropical fish aquariums at a pet store. I used to know the names of every sort of freshwater and saltwater fish from eels, to angelfish, to guppies, to all kinds of elaborate corals and sea plants.

As I got older, I not only had jobs like delivering pizza, but I also trimmed palm trees in the middle of summer with spiked shoes to climb the trees. I’d have a saw, and I would manually use it to trim the trees, and there would be insects and bugs all over me. Even though it wasn’t enjoyable, it gave me a good work ethic. I would do anything I could to figure out how to make money because I was not given an allowance AND I wanted to hire people to help me. I had to work for everything I got, which was ultimately good.

This made me realize: If you want anything in life, you have to go out and get it.

by Joe Polish
Founder of Genius Network

Joe Polish

P.S. I've created a resource page as a central guide with access to valuable resources available to you right now. Check it out at www.GeniusNetwork.com/Vision-Insight. Bookmark this page. This is where I will post every new update.

P.P.S. Whenever you're ready... here are 3 more ways I can help you make YOUR business and life more E.L.F. (Easy, Lucrative, and Fun!):

  1. Discover the 10x Multipliers to grow your business exponentially… Amplify your opportunities and reveal the untapped potential in your business: www.10XTalk.com/Vision
  2. Trigger these 8 Profit Activators in your business right now: www.ILoveMarketing.com/Vision
  3. I'm often asked what books I recommend. So, I've put together a collection of books and products in 9 specific categories. These are resources we've shared in Genius Network to help improve life and business... To check them out visit www.JoePolish.com/Books-Vision

P.P.P.S. If You Or Someone You Know Is Struggling With Addiction, visit www.GeniusRecovery.org/Vision-Letter
Also, check these out 🙂

More Genius Network Articles You Might Enjoy

You and Them

You and Them

There's an important distinction worth making when you're trying to be Valuable in the world. There's YOU. And then there's THEM. Here's what I mean: There are a lot of things you can do for other people, but doing these things may not necessarily help YOU. For...

How to Create Habit-Forming Products

#290 Episode Summary: In this Episode, you’ll Discover How to Build Habit Forming-Products, How To Create Desire, Engagement and more with Nir Eyal. Nir Eyal is a best-selling author and writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology,...

Strategies and Ideas to Build and Grow in Business

#441 Episode Summary: Discover how the top marketing and business growth experts leverage strategies and tactics to acquire, retain and grow Customers in this Hot Seat Featuring Paul Monaco. If you’d like to join world-renowned Entrepreneurs at the next Genius Network...