September 6, 2018

When first getting into business back when I still lived in Springfield Missouri, before I was even approved for a loan, my original partners and I sat down and discussed why we wanted to become entrepreneurs.
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Make your own hours, work in a cool office, get to be in charge, become rich...
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NONE of these are the reasons I got into business and certainly not the reality for me now.
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I do make my own hours, I work all the time (at least 80 hours a week on average). I pay myself whatever I want, which is about eight dollars an hour IF I were only working 40 hours a week. I’ve got an office, which most of the time is this white folding table. I do get to be in charge, but I am ultimately responsible for everything.
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However, I wouldn’t trade my job for anything in the world. I love the struggle and the daily grind. I love putting effort into something and watching it grow. I am literally addicted to what I do, and love every part of it.
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Sure I hope the money and freedom come along eventually, but that’s not why I do this.
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I explained to my partners that day we sat down that I would work the rest of my career for minimum wage if I knew I could build a company that I could be known for and be proud of. I wanted supplements stores everywhere in OKC, a supplement brand sold nationwide, and most importantly a company that was known for how much it has helped others.

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