My father worked two jobs. He assembled speakers during the day, and then he sold real estate at night and on weekends. And then he eventually, when he was in his mid-50s, became a full-time real estate salesman.
My father was clearly a mentor. He told me if you work 10 years and you worked 40 hours a week, then you had 10 years experience. But if you worked 10 years and you worked 60 hours a week, then you had 15 years' experience.
I had 13 job offers out of college. I went to Bullock's department store and had a fantastic interview, but was skeptical. I knew retail didn't pay much.
When I was a sophomore in college, my father called me at the fraternity. He told me he no longer had the funds to pay for college. If I wanted to continue, I would have to do it on my own.